by Peggy McIntosh Daily effects of white privilege I decided to try to work on myself at least by identifying some of the daily effects of white privilege in my life. I have chosen those conditions that I think in my case attach somewhat more to skin-color privilege than to class, religion, ethnic status, orContinue reading “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack”
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Please find my picture of a place that is very special to me. My friend’s name is Litchy. I find that at this place my feet are the same as the dirt on the ground, as if they are linked and intertwined.My spirit soars at a special rock in front of the waterfall where IContinue reading “My friend”
Bring Me Little Water, Silvy
Bring Me Little Water, Silvy by Huddie Ledbetter (Leadbelly) Arranged for voices with body percussion by Moira Smiley Body Percussion Sequence by Evie Ladin Shot by Seamus Egan Edited by Ben Guzman http://www.moirasmiley.com Performers: Ayo Awosika, Pilar Diaz, Sally Dworsky, Bella LeNestour, Courtney Politano, Moira Smiley, Ann Louise Thaiss, Maggie Wheeler, Christine Wilson Lead BellyContinue reading “Bring Me Little Water, Silvy”
Breathwork as Service
I desperately wanted to be of service when the quarantine hit, but I was unsure how given the physical restrictions. I began with a public post where I offered to shop for anyone who didn’t feel comfortable going outside. That action alone was an empowering step. It inspired something in me, and I knew myContinue reading “Breathwork as Service”
The agony of Teresa of Ávila
Tessa Bieleckiis a Christian hermit in the tradition of the Desert Mothers and Fathers. Co-founder of the Spiritual Life Institute, she was a Carmelite monk and Mother Abbess for almost 40 years, establishing experimental monastic communities of men and women in Arizona, Colorado, Nova Scotia, and Ireland. She has written extensively on the life, spirituality, andContinue reading “The agony of Teresa of Ávila”
What if you thought of itas the Jews consider the Sabbath—the most sacred of times?Cease from travel.Cease from buying and selling.Give up, just for now,on trying to make the worlddifferent than it is.Sing. Pray. Touch only thoseto whom you commit your life.Center down. And when your body has become still,reach out with your heart.Know that weContinue reading “Pandemic”
What is your essence?
Time. This has been both a friend and foe during this Pandemic. The way that I have chosen to live time out has been by taking courses online that are offered through Coursera. I’ve been lucky that the classes I’ve chosen to be a part of are offered for free. I invite anyone who wouldContinue reading “What is your essence?”
During this time I’ve been thinking a lot about the work that I’ve done with Labyrinths (which admittedly is not nearly as much as I’d like). And just today I got a timely reminder in an email group that I’m part of (Veriditas – it’s where I did my Labyrinth training) of how another trainerContinue reading “Labyrinths”
In the Time of Pandemic
And the people stayed home. And they read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still. And they listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some met their shadows. And the people began to think differently. And the peopleContinue reading “In the Time of Pandemic”
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