Blogging Against Disablism

Diary of a Goldfish blog hosted a Blogging Against Disablism Day. I've been reading through the blogs that participated and found that I can relate to many of the writer's experiences.College and Disability blog "Why are so many people with disabilities unemployed?"The author notes that according to the US Department of Labor 15.2% of people with disabilities are unemployed and 8.1% of people without disabilities are unemployed. They write about how there are three main things making it … [Read more...]

Community Linkage

Every week there are new press releases, articles, information, and videos popping up concerning Paganism, spirituality, health, or disabilities. Community Linkage is a collection of useful information and sometimes entertainment for you. Not just weekly but every weekday. You can stay informed by adding me to one of your social circles on Google+ or follow me on Twitter.Coelho Supports P2PBrazilian esoteric author, Paulo Coelho, who is best known for his fictional novel The Alchemist, … [Read more...]

US Supreme Court Gets Pagan Organizations off the ADA Hook But That Shouldn’t Be An Excuse

US Supreme Court unanimously agrees that religious organisations don't have to comply with ADA employment regulations. (New York Times)On one hand I'm for the division of church and state. On the other the ADA is a very important piece of legislation to protect disabled citizens from discrimination. Being a diverse and inclusive community will continue to be in the hands of Pagan participant, Pagan organisations and their employees without the enforcement of US law. Of course are … [Read more...]

New Zealand: Healthcare in Other Nations

In the post “Circle Round”, I asked other practitioners with disabilities to join me in learning about different types of socioeconomic systems and how they have been implemented in other nations. Currently in many nations around the world, people are gathering in occupations and protests over these issues. I would like these series of posts to be our opportunity to think about important aspects of society which include: trade, knowledge, interpersonal relationships, culture, health, safety, and … [Read more...]

Aligning Pagan Values of Community and Honor with Action

We have forgotten who we areWe have sought only our own security We have exploited simply for our own ends We have distorted our knowledge We have abused our power [...]We ask for the gift of remembering We ask for the strength to change." - John Matthews, The Quest for the Green ManThe virtue of honor gives us the strength to become capable of living and acting for the long haul, rather than immediate gain. There is nothing we cannot do, because we learn to not give up easily, to … [Read more...]

Community Linkage

Every week there are new press releases, articles, information, and videos popping up concerning Paganism, spirituality, health, or disabilities. Community Linkage is a collection of useful information and sometimes entertainment for you.SpiritualitySally Kemp writes the Patheos blog Meditation for Life. Her post "The Open-Eyed Mediation of Delight" discusses practicing acceptance and awareness of delight and satisfaction."You might try this at a party or some other social gathering—giving … [Read more...]

Overcoming Obstacles: Conscious Dialog about Responsibility for Access

In This Moment of Decision I Pray to Ganesha, Remover of ObstaclesAum, Shri Ganeshaya namah -- Great Lord of Wisdom, here I stand with so many decisions to make, with so many ways to turn. I beg for Your grace. Fill me with righteous judgment and clear discrimination as I lay all confusion at Your holy feet and immerse myself solely in You. Aum, Ganesha sharanam, sharanam Ganesha.From Loving Ganesha by the Himalayan Academy Ch. 11 Ganapati Prarthanah: Prayers to Lord Ganesha … [Read more...]

How To Be a Practicing Pagan with a Chronic Illness

Guest Author: Nobby First Published at the Witches' Voice on August 1st. 2010 Reposted with the author's permission.I have a chronic illness and all the healing magic, alternative medicines, herbs or conventional medicine can’t make a lick of difference. My illness, while chronic and incurable, is also non-life threatening which is good. but does mean I’m in constant pain and always suffering from differing levels of fatigue.This can make it difficult to be active in pagan life. Camps and gat … [Read more...]

Dealing with Grief

Dealing with Grief Caused by Disabilityby MaseryFrom the first diagnosis of disease or disability to the loss of a physical function or independence, we feel grief. We may experience anticipatory grief when thinking out the longterm effects of our disability or upcoming medical procedures. Grief is a natural process in response to loss, including the loss of a healthy body or mind.Rather than buck up or move on right away, it is important to allow these emotions to flow. Being aware of … [Read more...]


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