Embodied Spirituality: Compassion

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Spirituality – embodied or otherwise – is merely narcissism and self-indulgence when it doesn’t involve compassion – literally, feeling with others. I regard embodied spirituality as a sense of mystical connection with the universe and all beings within it. In feeling this sense of connection, we experience compassion for the sufferings of other beings, and empathy with their joys. [Read more...]

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Five Memorable Blogposts of 2015

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I read loads of really awesome blogposts and articles in 2015. Bloggers on Patheos Pagan, Gods and Radicals, and elsewhere. The conversation is deepening. We are starting to wrestle with how we as Pagans respond to suffering, oppression, doubt, death, pain, and fear. We are starting to frame Pagan understandings of consent and community.
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When We Are Birthing, It Helps to Breathe Through the Pain

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When we are birthing, it helps to breathe through the pain. An invitation. [Read more...]

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Why is Hate More Newsworthy Than Love?

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Although a majority of people of faith support same-sex marriage and inclusivity, and are opposed to racism, the haters and bigots get far more news coverage than the welcoming and inclusive people. Why is hate more newsworthy than love? [Read more...]

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The Need for Story, Witness, Truth

What if we focused on healing the harm on every side, rather than punishing (or failing to punish) the perpetrators of violence? A personal reflection. [Read more...]

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Diverse communities are less racist

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The subjugation and oppression of Black and brown people is part of the dominionist, capitalist, exploitative approach that says that the Earth is there to be exploited and subjugated, and so are other people. it is part of the worldview that claims that industrialisation and mechanisation will lead to increased human happiness, whereas in fact it has led to destruction of habitats, eradication of indigenous people and their life-ways, oppression, and alienation – and the view that any culture that does not buy into the myth of progress and the cult of consumerism is somehow more primitive and less civilised than the over-consuming West. I cannot see how any of this can ever be part of Paganism, and yet there are many Pagans posting racist comments on blog-posts about systemic racism, Ferguson, and the Black Lives Matter protests. [Read more...]

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One Pagan in the Season of Advent, the Season of #Ferguson #MikeBrown #EricGarner

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