Sermon: The Unquiet Forest

This sermon was for the July 19th, 2020, service for the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick.  Text below. I can always tell when a writer doesn’t actually spend much time outside.  I’ve read so many stories where the forest is described as quiet.  Even in the middle of winter, quiet is not a thing that…

The Descent

What do you find in the Underworld? Take off your crown.  This cold gold burden neither heals nor helps, lifts nor loves.  Set down authority, command, and hierarchy.  See it for what it is. Release the privilege of rule to the soil. What do you find in the Underworld? Lay down your jewels.  They do…

More Than a Chariot

When I read last week’s blog on Major Arqueerna (‘Magic and the Physical Art of Release’), I was practically yelling ‘YES!  EXACTLY!’ over my morning coffee.  In the blog, Annie talks about how practicing Yin Yoga has supported their spiritual practice – in particular, some of their Shadow Work. One of the soapboxes I frequently…