Tag Archives: social justice

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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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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Women’s March

To my sisters in the streets (and to my brothers and sibling that march with them): May your voices rise like a clarion call Strong and clear, rallying the world to our defense May your words pierce the heart with … Continue reading

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One Pagan’s Ethics and Protecting Community

Wait, you might be thinking. Haven’t you been talking all along about everyone’s inherent divinity? How everyone deserves help, compassion, forgiveness? Doesn’t this idea of personal protection go against all that?  Doesn’t everyone deserve protection? Well….yes.

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Mr. Not-So-Helpful

Dear Mr. Helpful… And, actually, Ms. And Mrs. and Mx. Helpful as well, I know most of us feel the urge to help those in need. However, in the future, I’d like you to consider a few things.

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Social Justice Questions

1. How do you raise awareness for the social justice cause(s) near to your heart? 2. Why are you dedicated to the causes that you are? 3. When do you struggle with intersectionality? Share your answers in the comments!

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Prayer to Kuan Yin

Lady Who Hears the Cries of the World, Hear my cry When people are being gunned down in the streets When the places that are supposed to be safe Become killing grounds (Oh spirits of the beloved dead, Pulse, Orlando, … Continue reading

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Compassion Capacity

Some people and situations tug at your heartstrings almost effortlessly. In other moment, you struggle to be as compassionate as you would like. Here are some practices that I have found helpful in deepening my capacity for compassion. May they … Continue reading

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One Pagan’s Ethics and Personal Protection

I’ve always been intrigued by fealty. I love books with good kings (yes, pretty much all the ones I read as a kid had kings, not queens) and their loyal knights. There’s something sacred about that bond which really resonates … Continue reading

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One Pagan’s Ethics and Enough

I suppose these writings on “enough” are not ethics so much as cosmology. World view. And yet, this is such an essential underpinning of my and other pagans’ way of being in the world and thus extends naturally into ethics. … Continue reading

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