Sometimes a daily Tarot card pull can be a nice reminder or affirmation of what you already have. No challenge, no drama, no deep concepts to engage. When life seems determined to challenge you in every way, it’s nice to get a gentle acknowledgment that you really are in a good place.
The second part of my personal divination for 2022, where I take a deep dive using a seven-card spread. … More Tarot for the Year, Part 2: The Deep Dive
It’s 2022, and 2021 ended in a chaotic state with new, more contagious variants of the COVID-19 virus that has dominated our lives since early 2020. December 31, 2021 also brought the sad news that one of our most beloved celebrities, Betty White, died peacefully at the age of 99, far too soon for many … More Tarot for the Year
The Wheel turns, Summer ends, Winter begins. The harvest is gathered as Earth to her rest settles in. We gather ‘round the hearth with friends and kin, For warmth and comfort as darkness closes in. The veil between worlds grows thin, Even those without sight may glimpse within. We remember and honor those who’ve gone … More Nos Calan Gaeaf (Samhuinn)
At 11:32 pm EDT on Sunday, June 20, Earth reached the point in its orbit of the Sun where the Sun appears at its northernmost point. In the northern hemisphere this is the longest day of the year, the time when there is the most light. Because of orbital mechanics and other science-y stuff, the … More Child of the Light: A Reflection on Alban Hefin, the Summer Solstice
In Response to Injustice and the Harm We Do to Each Other Loving Creator, Mother and Father of us all, in whom there is no male or female, in whom we are all one – Help us to truly see the connections among us; Help us to truly love each other, including those we feel … More Prayer for the Healing of Division
There were three men came out of the West, Their fortunes for to try,And these three men made a solemn vow John Barleycorn must die. They’ve ploughed, they’ve sewn, they’ve harrowed him in, Threw clods at Barley’s head,And these three men made a solemn vow John Barleycorn was dead. They’ve let him lie for a … More John Barleycorn Must Die!
What comes to mind when you think of spiritual practice? Prayer? Meditation? Spiritual reading? Journaling? I’ve always approached spiritual practice in these terms and, while I have grown from these practices, they never seem to be as fulfilling as promised. If the goal of spiritual practice is to develop a closer connection to whatever deity … More Creativity as Spiritual Practice
It’s been almost a year since I’ve posted anything. It’s probably time to get back to it. I’ve had a lot going on, most of it good stuff, that I hope to write about. On June 10, I had the privilege of offering a reflection and prayer at the Interfaith Pride Service in Knoxville. Beginning … More Sing the World Whole Again
For LGBTQIA folks all over the world, June is Pride Month. This morning I led a worship service at Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church celebrating Pride and the colorful rainbow of LGBTQIA humanity. Here is a transcript of my sermon. (Links to source material are provided in the text.) Rainbow Spirits: Celebrating Pride Sermon – … More Rainbow Spirits