Space Clearing as Spiritual Practice

Space Clearing as Spiritual Practice

My grandfather was a hoarder. Not as bad as what you see on TV, but several areas of his home were filled with boxes and piles of stuff. The basement was the worst. I always got the heeby-jeebies going down there, which I attributed to standard basement creepiness....

Movement is Medicine

Movement is Medicine

The first time I heard about ecstatic dance I rolled my eyes and shrugged it off as some hippie nonsense. I envisioned a bunch of people with lots of body hair pretentiously and annoyingly gyrating with cult-like verve, replete with body odor and intense eye contact....

F*ck the Supreme Court

F*ck the Supreme Court

How can a firearm have more rights than a woman? What is this messed up country I live in? Forced birth in a nation where gun violence is the number one cause of death for children. Forced birth in a country that offers no universal childcare, no universal healthcare,...

Excavating Negative Core Beliefs with Shadow Work

Excavating Negative Core Beliefs with Shadow Work

I’m a worthless piece of shit. That’s the narrative that played in my unconscious mind for years. Though I was sometimes aware of feeling this way, I didn’t realize how it permeated everything I experienced until a cataclysmic event sent it careening to the surface of...

We’re Every Age We’ve Ever Been All at Once

We’re Every Age We’ve Ever Been All at Once

As a child, I loved playing with Matryoshka dolls. I would study each one, taking in the similarities and the slight differences between them. I was fascinated by how they fit into each other, how they were all separate but were also all one. Nowadays, when working...

Everything is Energy

Everything is Energy

“Everything is energy and that’s all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics.” ~Albert Einstein All matter is energy. If you went to school...

Hell is Frozen

Hell is Frozen

In Norse mythology, Hel, the realm of the dead (also the name of the queen of that realm), is a cold and dark place rather than a fiery pit. Souls suffer in icy shadows. Every year I find myself in this place of misery. Seasonal depression is real and it's terrible. ...

A Word About Astrology

A Word About Astrology

Tell someone you're into Astrology and you'll likely to be met with a reaction similar to if you're a teenager who just said you believe in Santa Claus. A mixture of condescension, incredulity and pity. How can anyone with an intelligent brain believe in such...

Time Travel into the Past to Shed Unwanted Layers

Time Travel into the Past to Shed Unwanted Layers

Hello, 2021! With a new year comes a fresh start and a desire for change/growth. It feels great to release the old and begin anew. But that’s often easier said than done. Despite making resolutions or setting intentions most people swiftly slip back into familiar...

Dancing with Your Shadow

Dancing with Your Shadow

Are you an emotional masochist? Do you regularly flog yourself with negative self talk, worst case scenario thinking, defeatism and shame? Do you then berate yourself for these tendencies? Truth is, looking on the bright side isn’t necessarily helpful or even...

Learn to Love Your Body

Learn to Love Your Body

What if you gave yourself permission to be beautiful? Not in the lofty sense of appreciating your “inner” beauty, but in a way that truly celebrates your physical beauty. It sounds simple but it’s not. At least not for many. Not in a culture that presents messages...

Awakening to Privilege

Awakening to Privilege

Against the Grain I furtively slipped the letter onto Rose’s desk just as the class was heading out to recess. I immediately heard a tinny voice from behind me ask, “What’s that?” Oh, dear God, it was Janey. My face flushed hot and I mumbled, “Nothing.” But Janey...