Magical Beginnings Begin Again

I was initially taught that magic was a candle, some incense, a clear intent, a pentacle disk and a stone or two on a nicely decorated altar. Today I know that my magic needs no tools, and often comes down to my will and my action. Adding the tools help to enhance my methods. The last five years have been a fight for my life and it was that magic that helped me to make it through. [Read more…]

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Self Actualization, Spiritual Oneness, Freedom and the Fourth of July

We cannot break the glass ceiling if we do not recognize that it is glass. We cannot celebrate diversity, freedom, acceptance and love of one another if we are too busy pretending or ignoring the fact that we STILL do not understand what any of those words mean, and we do not practice it today. And having a BBQ with fireworks does not equate freedom, it is a distraction from the true fight that many Americans are still fighting….. unless we remember. [Read more…]

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And Then There Was That Time I Went to Battle With My Own Ass…

I sat in a meditation hall, perfectly still and silent. Anyone looking at me would have seen an unmoving, serenely meditating being, but inside there was a full-fledged war taking place. Or, to put it in its total brutal, foolish honesty: I sat silently in a room and went to war on my own ass. For almost an hour, I was locked in a battle to the death with my butt. [Read more…]

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Not That Far Away: Honoring My Mom on Mother’s Day

Three years have passed since she died… three years and a couple of months. And every year the pain is easier to bear, but her presence is harder to feel. I think the more that time passes, I realize that one of the things I do have is the understanding of how much I really am my mother. [Read more…]

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