Seeking the Grail: Negotiating Boundaries

Issues with boundaries come up a lot with leadership, but that’s because they come up in life. Whether I’m joining a new group, or in a new relationship, boundaries have to be negotiated. If not, they are just a ticking time bomb toward a conflict. [Read more…]

Seeking the Grail: Breaking and Ending

There’s a moment in any relationship that I dread. I can feel it there on the horizon, like a itch just under my skin. At first, any relationship is great because we’re meeting one another, getting to know each other, finding our points of connection and commonality, and there’s such a joy in that. It’s that amazing shivery rush of, “I’m not alone out there,” and, “Wow! You get me!” But that only lasts until things become real. That only lasts until we discover that we’re more different than we thought. Or that moment when I make a mistake and hurt the other person. or that moment where the other person says a thoughtless thing. [Read more…]

The Zen Pagan: The Only God to Whom Jupiter Must Bow

Boundaries in their role as both endings and beginnings are also on my mind because this will be my last column for Agora. The good news is that this is because The Zen Pagan will soon be its own full-fledged blog here at Patheos Pagan! But this change too is the crossing of a line, a passing of a boundary. The Romans had a god for that: Terminus, the god of boundaries. [Read more…]

The Busy Witch: Stepping Outside Our Boundaries

Lots of things can change when you push your boundaries, and I’m still sifting through the continued effects of this stretching. [Read more…]

Syncretic Electric: Community is More Than You

When you call yourself Pagan, you are claiming membership in that community and are making yourself beholden to it. Regardless of what Paganism represents to you, it extends beyond you, and you must be aware of the responsibilities that claiming membership to such a community entails. [Read more…]


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