[Monday Message] Building Your Support Network

With a nod to John Donne, no human is an island, we do not exist alone, life is a team sport. We all must needs support each other. The OED defines support as “1. Carry part of the weight of, hold up, keep from falling or sinking. 2. Enable to last out, keep from falling,…

Grief is a natural reaction to endings

“If you let go of the grief, how do you honor those who have gone before, without wallowing in the loss?” I’m holding space right now for the passing of a friend, several others have died recently, and we are fast approaching the deathiversary of my Brother-In-Law, not to mention that April is a veil…

Communication from the Heart Center

The heart is the switching station in the body, that which connects the physical to the spiritual selves, and it’s also operating system from which we connect to everything and everyone around us. The heart has a very different sort of knowingness that our usual operating systems. It will lead us in different directions, and…

[Monday Message] Silence is golden

Silence is golden, clear communication is even better, and situational awareness is important. They do go together though. People like to be helpful. And being of service is a wonderful thing. When it becomes a control issue, however, that impulse to help can be detrimental. It can even be spiritual arrogance. Here are some examples…

[Monday Message] Spiritual Choices

This is a Free Will Universe. Humankind’s gift from the Divine is that of choice. Without it, we would have nothing to choose against. We can make choices to prioritize our animal nature, or we can make spiritual choices. You can either make the choices of your five-year-old self, or you can make choices based…

[Monday Message] You Are Responsible to the Greater Good

You are responsible. It is part of your job, as a human being, to be conscious in word and deed. Be conscious of what is going on around you and speak up when injustice happens, while understanding that your value system may not be shared by everyone; honor people’s agency and let them tell you…

[Monday Message] Do Not Sit Idly By

Far too often, we teach children that sitting still is the definition of being good. This translates, in our adult lives, into not interfering when interference is called for. Whether your personal boundaries are being violated or someone is doing something out in the world that is patently wrong, speaking up is the right thing…

Connecting the Branches Episode 4: Devin Nunes’ Mom, Decolonizing Through Authenticity, and more

Connecting the Branches is a podcast that looks at current events through a Kabbalistic lens Hosts: Irina Xara & Ayamanatara Episode looks at trolling, politicians, trolling politicians, humor, and decolonizing* PARENTAL ADVISORY – We Say Fuck. This podcast will be heavily informed by a socially progressive lens that incorporates racial justice, intersectional feminisms, gender liberation,…

Support yourself so you can support others

We all feel like we’ve been working hard already, possibly even struggling, so it’s important to make sure to recharge your batteries. You can’t support others if you don’t put your own oxygen mask on first. Support yourself; it makes you a good member of the community. So start by asking yourself what feeds you?…

Forms of Healing: Acoustic Therapy

Forms of sound therapy have been used to facilitate healing for thousands of years around the world. Chanting, drumming, singing, and instrumentation can all create change in the body and mind. The ancient Greek mathematics mystic Pythagoras even developed a mathematically based musical scale that had such profound effects that it was brought to the…