Two night ago, I had an intensely vivid dream in which I gave birth to a baby. I was scared to go through labor; save for a couple of doctors who flitted in and out, I was alone in the hospital room. The labor was actually fairly easy, much easier, less painful, and shorter than … Continue reading What’s my body telling me now?
A few months ago, I dreamed that I was on a ship in the middle of the Hudson River, right alongside Manhattan. It was nighttime, but the city wasn't lit up and glittery like usual. New York was eerily dark, save for one giant spotlight at the 9/11 memorial, shining into the black sky. There … Continue reading What is Donald Trump really saying?
A friend inquired today why I am so interested in these personality frameworks like the Enneagram. I recalled something author Mark Epstein said in On Meditation, a documentary on... well, you know. He said, "Get who you think you are out of the way, so that who you really are can arise." I think that sometimes meditation is thought of as … Continue reading How can I let go of this false self if I don’t understand it?
Do you ever leave a gathering of close friends feeling practically in awe of each and every one of them? Impromptu feasts with various combinations of my circle of friends tend to occur fairly often at our community house. After an afternoon of quiet connection, the kitchen is turned upside as beans are thrown into … Continue reading What’s the real world?
With this blog, I've posted 25 days in a row. They say it takes 21 days to make a habit, and I am in a habit of almost immediately forming my experiences into sentences to be read later. This is not all that unfamiliar to me. As a fairly extraverted person, I tend to navigate … Continue reading Should I be quieter?
I wrote some thoughts out this morning, for the purpose of writing this post. But, I am experiencing some resistance in actually doing that. Why? I feel like I'm coming out of some sort of spiritual closet. The thing is, I don't know my answer to the title question. I mean, I believe in "God" … Continue reading Do you believe in God?
Maybe the last thing the world needs right now is another rant about street harassment, but seriously, how many complaints is it going to take for these men to realize that it's degrading, disgusting, and doesn't work if your goal is to pick up a woman (at least, I hope it doesn't work)! How many up-and-down looks, … Continue reading What can we do about street harassment?
Speaking of expanding the ego, part - if not most - of what has offered me so much insight is a couple of personality frameworks, namely the Myers-Briggs and Enneagram. One thing that I've come to understand better through the Myers-Briggs, though I'm certainly no expert, is the complexities of the introversion/extraversion spectrum. First of … Continue reading Speaking of the ego…
At some point on my spiritual journey, I thought that maybe I was supposed to give up my ego. I mean, that's what all of those spiritual leaders say, right? We're supposed to break down our egos, dissolve them so that we walk around the planet as the essence of love itself. Even people who … Continue reading What’s this ego thing about?
https://www.instagram.com/p/BFp6OR5ELJv/?taken-by=revchelseamac In 1964, no political party in Mississippi really wanted blacks to have any voting rights. Even the Democratic party, which is seen as a champion of civil rights, was still pretty conservative in Mississippi, and they did things like using poll taxes and literacy tests to prevent blacks from registering to vote. So, some folks decided … Continue reading How can I keep from singing?