The Amazon has been burning now for weeks, and the American news media has only just started to notice. The news hit my social media sometime last weekend because I specifically follow many activist groups in Brazil facing off against Bolsonaro’s facism. It more broadly hit everywhere else today, August 21. Along with that, comes […]Read more "Praying for What?"
When do we chose ourselves? When do we find “that quiet place still inside” us and ask how to continue the quest?Read more "Choosing Yourself"
This isn’t an apology. An apology would be useless now if I do not also act to repay what is owed, or in some small measure make amends. This isn’t an indulgent confession. I do not expect forgiveness for the sins of my forebears, or how the massacre of the Americas granted me these many […]Read more "Carrying Ancestral Guilt"
I began with this work just after Ferguson, but I wasn’t focused on that spiritually yet. I knew of the struggle of the black community and I mourned with them. I even went to a vigil held in my city and spoke often to friends and colleagues in support of Black Lives Matter. I still […]Read more "In Light of Recent Events"
Part 2 Pagans in the World By the light of the Great Bonfire, we witnessed how the wrongs inflicted on native people and African people, continued to this day, were part of a cycle in European history. It began with the Roman Empire, forcing cultural hegemony upon conquered Gaelic and Germanic tribes, and continued […]Read more "Lighting the Shadows 2"
Part 1 The Ancestors Calling This is the first out of three blog posts in a series. They are my personal thoughts condensed into writing, therefore, it reflects my personal view on some pretty big issues. It is not my intent to admonish or heap blame on anyone here. I acknowledge the ancestral debt […]Read more "Lighting the Shadows 1"
It hasn’t been a splendid year. I have see-sawed between inspired heights and turbulent lows, and even now it’s hard to tell what the sum total of 2017 will be like. There is much room for catastrophe, but I am also more prepared now than ever. At least now I can at least see the […]Read more "Seeing the Path"