On Anxiety ~ The Rustling of the Grasses

This sermon was for the September 13th streaming service for the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick. I like to remind myself that I would have lived.  That several thousand years ago, I would have known that sometimes when the grasses rustle, it’s because there’s an apex predator behind them feeling a bit peckish.  I would…

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…

Boot Camp Tools for Tough Times

A little over 20 years ago, I joined the Marine Corps. Yeah, most people make that face when they find out.  I know it does not seem terribly likely.  It is, however, 100% true. What can I say?  At age 18, I desperately needed the structure and discipline of the military.  To be utterly frank,…

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…