A recent exchange on Facebook began with something like this: "Are racists and xenophobes mentally ill? No, they are 'sick people' who are spiritually ill. They have lost their connection to the community, to hope and to love." That's not an exact quote but it gets to the gist. When I asked how 'spiritually ill' … Continue reading Are ‘They’ Spiritually Ill?
This is the second in a multi-part series that will chronicle my journey into the world of sex-trafficking and murder in Indian Country and beyond. The first can be read here. If you've already read it, scroll until the font change. Headlines, hashtags, and public service announcements don't provide a way to explore the nuances, … Continue reading Law enforcement corruption and missing, murdered Indigenous women
Until it's not More on Empath myth busting Always we want to learn from outside, from absorbing other people's knowledge. It's safer that way. The trouble is that it's always other people's knowledge. We already have everything we need to know, in the darkness inside ourselves. The longing is what turns us inside out until … Continue reading It Really is All About You
Legions live within the boundaries of her skin. Joined not at the hip but breath in breath they are, they walk, they weave. The Old Ones occupy her heart in one blood the echo chamber of Ancients. Spiders occupy her hair, their lighted threads weaving to and fro, stars to sons. Light … Continue reading The Occupied Woman
An activator for many things, perhaps. But, never in my mind or heart have I identified as an activist even while creating change in systems unaccustomed to the same. However, there appear to be others--many of them-- who feel differently and have paved the way for me to join the #noDAPL protest in Cannonball, North … Continue reading I Am Not an Activist
For eons, we have sliced, diced and otherwise organized ourselves and the world in attempts to understand the same. We've adopted parlance, accepted philosophies, and constructed ways to structure our individual nature, each other and the systems around us. Human, self, ego, soul. Super-human, super ego, over soul, higher or deeper self. Personality, intellect, intuition; … Continue reading Self Segregation and Subjugation of Other
“Go now, and wander For the welfare of many, out of compassion For the world.” ~Gautama Buddha Sometimes I'm given street signs or maps during visions and know with precision where I'm going. Maybe not always how I'm going to get there, when, why or for whom but I know where. My first directional vision … Continue reading How Do You Know Where You Are Going?