Exploring Places Body, Spirit, Healing & Social Justice Intersect
In this occasional blog, I will share some of the thoughts and words that the earth chooses to birth through me. I will share what is important to me: a yearning to deepen connection between our bodies and Earth and Spirit, and a commitment to find and offer accessible, practical tools for healing our personal and collective traumas. Above all else, quadruple Virgo that I am, I want to find and share WHAT WORKS. What truly transforms oppression and trauma, where it counts—in our bodies, in our hearts, in our actions, in our communities, in our institutions.
While I will do my best to express the insights that the earth births through me as cleanly as possible, of course, I have my biases, blindspots and vantage point based on where I come from. This body I dwell in and speak from is a white, lower-middle class, immigrant, lesbian, highly educated, English-speaking, Christian-raised , intermittently disabled, 46 year-old female body. Each of these categories carry social meanings that bestow or withhold social power and privilege. In addition, my body and vantage point have been profoundly shaped by two additional factors: I am a survivor of 9 years of child sexual abuse at the hands of my father, and that trauma continues to live in my body; I am a mystic who has experienced hundreds of visions, mystical and altered states since I was a child (which I astutely decided not to disclose in the Baptist fundamentalist environment I grew up in).
Anyway, that’s me. What follows are the words I choose and that choose me about personal and collective healing and transformation. I invite you to read (click “BLOG” at top of this page), chew on whatever tastes good or interesting, and spit out what doesn’t.
Your responses and feedback are welcome, as long as they are respectful to you, me, and all beings.
Thanks for listening, and enjoy.