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Embracing My “You”ness

Embracing My “You”ness

awareness, Christianity, Gratitude, Religion, spiritual practice, Spirituality
                                                                                                                  (image credit: Purposeful Gratitude) Today I am grateful for the clergy and seminarians in my life that have helped me with a question that I've really been struggling with internally. That question is one a lot of us ask but it felt unique to me... "Why Did Goddess create me trans and non-binary?" I had a chance to ask one seminarian and 4 clergy people. I am truly blessed to be surrounded by queer clergy and seminarians that can help me reconcile my faith in Goddess and my trans identity. Today I am grateful for the fact I've been intentionally created by the Goddess Herself. Not necessarily to be trans but to challenge rigid binaries that are used to sow hatred and defen...
Mindful Monday: “You are not different”

Mindful Monday: “You are not different”

Buddhism, mindfulness, Spirituality
"From an early age, know that you are not different. [Thinking of myself as] different has not been a transformative experience for me. Neither was it the experience of Buddha, who from an early age knew that he was not different. His spiritual awakening began when he left the phony shelter of his delusions and realized that he would get old, get sick, and die. Like the rest of us, he had no special gift, no deferment, no way out or around reality. This stone-cold clarity is the root of wisdom and the source of compassion. I offer this up today so that we can be a bit less uncomfortable in the days ahead. So that we can experience things in a new way. We can be tolerant of one another. We can be generous. We can be forgiving. We can be at ease in a crowded airport, house, or kitchen. We c...