Second Initiation

nothing in the real world today, even as scary as it sometimes is, matches the challenges I can give myself. And nothing takes away the sacred beauty of this life I am living. [Read more…]

Give Me Life

When the earthquake is done
We get to return to life [Read more…]

Marcus Aurelius: Fairly close is not bad

when you think about the benefits of understanding and knowledge, isn’t is clear that wisdom is the way to go? [Read more…]

The Well-being of Gardening

[U]se the season of Beltane, the season of growth, to cultivate your own garden – both literally and figuratively. Search for seeds that you can nurture and tend in an effort to increase your own well-being and happiness. [Read more…]

Celebrating Earth

Our sacred duty, then, as expressed in our seventh principle “Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part” beckons us to find our voices and honor the elements, with the element Earth being one of the four keystones. [Read more…]

River Pirates

The loss of the Slims River was due to us. Humans, with our centuries of dominionism and separation from the nature that gave us life, are complicit in its disappearance. We are river pirates, and this breaks my heart. [Read more…]

Searching for Old Gods

My old Gods are many. The hummingbird God that delights and scolds us from our back patio, the God of wind downing trees and ripping our gutters off and reminding us of our fragility… [Read more…]

When You Fail to Live Up to Your Principles

After all, when you think about the benefits of understanding and knowledge, isn’t is clear that wisdom is the way to go? [Read more…]

Making Meaning in Turmoil

Over the past couple weeks the Unitarian Universalist Association has been in turmoil over a hiring decision and the reflection on that decision which did not reflect our best efforts to be a multicultural anti-racist organization. How can we, as Pagan UU’s add some perspective to this mess that brings light, not more hurt? [Read more…]

Balance Travel Kids

It was an amazing feeling to stand in solidarity with a good friend, a fine Magician and Pagan practitioner, as he took up the mantle of Minister in the Unitarian Universalist tradition. [Read more…]