Author Archives: Melissa ra Karit

About Melissa ra Karit

I'm a queer, poly, genderqueer Witch. I'm a sex-positive feminist, an activist, and a writer. I believe that when we attend to our individual good, we approach the world with good in our hearts and change the world for the better. Opinions expressed here are solely my personal opinions, and do not represent the views of any organization with which I am affiliated.

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Probably the most complicated questions about how to behave in my life revolve around other people’s children. I generally have compatible ethics with my friends, so I can manage teaching moments and reprimands without too much tension there. But my … Continue reading

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Courage Questions 2017

1. When is a time you have acted with bravery? How did you feel about it? 2. When have you acted with cowardice? How did you feel about it? 3. What courageous action best serves your community in this moment? … Continue reading

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A Message About Making Things

You are a creator of worlds. You have the power, ability, and knowledge to change everything and to do so right now. This moment is unique. How will you shape it? 

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3 Big Questions About Creativity

How does what you make change you? How does what you make change the world? What do you hope others get out of your creations? Share your answers in the comments.

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Bringing Joy to My Community

I’m fortunate to be of a naturally positive bent. It’s easy, most of the time, to look on the bright side or at least find a silver lining.

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Stumbling Blocks on the Path to Joy

Joy is overblown, a little voice whispers in the back of our heads. Who needs joy? Can’t you just be happy? Or content? And besides, terrible things are happening in the world! How can we feel joy in the face of … Continue reading

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3 Questions on Joy 2017

It’s May! The sun is shining, flowers are blooming, spring and joy have come to the land. I invite you to reflect on these questions as a way of engaging the joy in your life.

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One Pagan’s Ethics & Forgiveness

Forgiveness requires a certain breaking open of the heart. It requires an openness, a release. Compassion is a doorway to forgiveness.

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Myths About Compassion

Many times,the biggest thing that stops us for being compassionate is ourselves. We tell ourselves little stories, reasons about why we’re not or cant be compassionate. By bringing them to your conscious attention, I hope to give you some space … Continue reading

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Compassion Questions

Some thoughts to mull over on the nature of compassion and your experiences with it… Where have you made extraordinary efforts to be compassionate? What has resulted from your compassion? Who do you find it hard to be compassionate toward? … Continue reading

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