Are ‘They’ Spiritually Ill?

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 →

Law enforcement corruption and missing, murdered Indigenous women

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 →

It Really is All About You

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 →

The Occupied Woman

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 →

I Am Not an Activist

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 →

Self Segregation and Subjugation of Other

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 →

How Do You Know Where You Are Going?

“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 →

Blessed Dark and Holy

"When I run after what I think I want,  my days are a furnace of stress and anxiety; if I sit in my own place of patience, what I need flows to me, and without pain.  From this I understand that  what I want also wants me, is looking for me and attracting me. There... Continue Reading →

The Industrialization of Shamanism

"From ancient times down to the present, there is found among various peoples a certain perception of that hidden power which hovers over the course of things and over the events of human history." --Nostra Aetate, Second Vatican Council "Truth is not a reward for good behaviour, nor a prize for passing some tests. It... Continue Reading →

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