My Indigenous Roots, White in America

To the extent that reclaiming our indigenous roots would be healing - and by healing our own cultural wound, conscious or not we could become more accepting and more tolerant and more kind toward others who reflect to us our un-wholeness like a mirror, I think it’s important. Do we have to give up Christianity? No. Just as Catholics in South America haven’t given up their indigenous and cultural roots. Or Hawaiians who attend western style churches haven’t fully given up theirs. There has to be a way to reclaim our white indigenous roots and still be Christian, if that is important to us. What if being Christian didn’t have to require uprooting our connection to our ancestors and nature?

Energy Immune System

At first I thought the headaches we’re hormone imbalance related. And it’s true that hormone shifts were happening and triggering the headache but now I realize the idea of a headache being “triggered” is all wrong. It’s more like my energy shield becomes weakened under certain conditions and that makes me more sensitive to energy that I perceive as a headache. My weakened energy shield makes me vulnerable or sensitive to energy and I feel negative energy as a painful headache. My daughter feels negative energy as confusion. We’re all different and understanding how we perceive and are able (or un able) to channel through the energy is important to pay attention to.

Jealousy my Spiritual Teacher

I remember being jealous of a perfect stranger - younger than me with a hand bag that cost more than I had in the bank at the time. I think she was in line ahead of me at Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. When that feeling of jealousy welled up inside me it felt like - I hate her. But that didn’t make any sense.

Handfasting

As I start to prepare to officiate my first wedding, I find myself looking back at my own ceremony. We had a handfasting ceremony in the ancient Celtic tradition and we used electional astrology to choose the date and time.

Covid-19 Vaccine, or Not?

I’m not anti-vaccine but like antibiotics I think we should reserve their use to very limited situations - where they are really needed. And here we are in one of those really limited situations with a global pandemic and a deadly pathogen that may have lasting effects. This is the one time that I think we should all consider a vaccine. I might also consider a vaccine if I was traveling to a country where it was recommended for a very specific risk.

The Moon

The moon in this way, with its magnetic quality and its arrows is the compass of our lives. Learning to read it is helpful. It’s a multi- tool in our tool box that we need. A reflector of light, a magnet for a mate, and a compass showing us the direction in the night. Without it we would be lost, ungrounded. Like a balancing pendulum keeping our core from going too far in any one direction- it is the weight that pulls us back to center. The moon.