As someone who has often felt like an outsider, the topic of belonging has a special resonance in my heart. My teacher, Larisa Noonan, wrote a post recently about belonging and she asks a provocative question, “where does permission to belong really come from?” Read it here: http://larisanoonan.com/choosing-to-belong/
In Western culture, there isn’t much guidance on how to connect with and spend time with healthy ancestors. I, myself, looked at Ancestral Reverence practices as something people did who didn’t know better. It was fine for indigenous cultures and “New Agey” people. It wasn’t something I did. Over the last three years however, I’ve… Continue reading What Does Time with Ancestors Look Like?
In the recent film, Bohemian Rhapsody, singer Freddy Mercury muses aloud that in the moments he is onstage performing, he feels most fully himself. Onstage is bliss, communion with his audience. It is when he is most inspired. And then, he says, indicating his quiet, posh home, the rest is this. Freddy Mercury didn’t lack… Continue reading Chop Wood, Carry Water