Off the Edge of the Map

Go into a bookstore and you’ll see many different maps that show many different routes to many different places. But when it comes to ecstatic and oracular practices, most of us are working off the map. [Read more…]

Is Your House On Fire?

Meditating when your house is on fire is a poor job of prioritization. But oppressive governments aren’t the only ones who like to turn a state of emergency into the new normal. If we aren’t careful, most of us will do it in our own lives. [Read more…]

Bears In My House

I dreamed there were bears in my house. They weren’t hurting anything, but I still wanted them out, because they were bears and bears can rip things to shreds if they decide that’s what they want to do. How can I relax if there are bears in my house? [Read more…]

When the Gods Just Don’t Care

There are times when we expect Gods we know and serve to help us out, to make it better, or at least to reassure us that it will all work out in the end. Sometimes They do that. And sometimes the Gods just don’t care. [Read more…]

Be The Dark

On Sunday I encouraged my fellow UUs to be the light. But what if you don’t particularly feel like being the light? What if you’re still hurting, still afraid, still mad as hell? What if you’re just not a love and light kind of person? [Read more…]

Be The Light – A UU Chalice Lighting

A UU chalice lighting for the Sunday after the election. [Read more…]

Five Days Later

I can’t tell you everything’s going to be OK, because it’s not. I encourage you to acknowledge and express your feelings as deeply as necessary, for as long as necessary. And then when you’re ready, start turning those feelings into reflections, reflections into plans, and plans into actions. [Read more…]

Learning to Fly

The world as we know it is changing. The ones that survive and succeed will be the ones most responsive to change. We can be swept away on the winds of change, or we can learn to fly. [Read more…]

We Don’t Have Time For Blame

Come January 20, Donald Trump will be President. Regardless of how angry, hurt, or scared we are, we do not have time to argue about who’s to blame for his victory. There is too much work to be done to deal with the aftermath. [Read more…]

The Veil Is Shredded

The Veil is a metaphor, but the boundary between the worlds is real and it’s getting thinner and thinner all the time. Ignore it at your peril. [Read more…]