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How to Hold a Ceremony for an Unborn Child

July 20, 2012

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Here is a short story and then a ‘how-to’ about holding ceremonies for children lost prior to birth. Ceremonies can commemorate, honour and heal. Too often when an unborn child is lost, the grieving of parents or would-have-been parents is invisible to the rest of community; there is no funeral or other occasion to acknowledge […]

“If you had the chance to change your fate, would you?“

July 17, 2012

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I saw Brave (in 3D!) last night – very impressed. If you watch the trailer, the main character Merida will tell you that this is a movie about changing one’s fate. *** spoiler alert – do not keep reading if you don’t want any spoilage! *** Indeed Merida does change her fate, not by spells […]

How Can I Trust My Heart?

April 25, 2012

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Is the heart truly trustworthy? Oh how I yearn to follow my heart but can I trust it, really trust it? This is the most pertinent question in my life right now. There is some confusion, in me and in you too, about what it means to follow the heart. Instinctual compulsions, lust, and much […]

The Best Easter Sermon Ever

April 9, 2012

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This weekend our little Unitarian Fellowship had to come up with a last minute Easter service because our planned guest speaker was sick. I found this beautiful sermon online, and did my best to present it without sobbing. You can listen to me read this beautiful  and moving sermon (with a few pauses were I […]

When Did You First Think of Yourself as a Man/Woman?

April 4, 2012

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Today I read a blog post mocking so-called “period parties,” which are menstruation-themed events to celebrate the transition from girlhood to womanhood (see the ‘menarche’ party pack in the top right?). I actually used to think period parties were an awesome idea. Until I heard a few stories (I live on Salt Spring, remember?) about […]

Why am I Still Here?

March 31, 2012

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So after kind of bashing the legitimacy of spiritual seeking online, I’m still here and planning to write about spiritual topics. And Myers-Briggs. But why? Why bother? Why does anyone blog? 1) Because I do viscerally feel connected with people online.  My feelings about blogging – my blogs and other people’s – are real to […]

4 Reasons You Won’t Find Enlightenment Online

March 28, 2012

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I recently  watched Ethan Nichtern’s  talk called  “The Internet Is Not Your Teacher.”  which explains why, if you are seeking spirituality on the internet, your meanderings are doomed to superficiality. I’ve summarized 4 reasons, drawing mostly from his talk (thanks to Buddhist Geeks for including a transcript!). 1. Wisdom is Cheap First-off, Nichtern discusses the […]