This Priestess Thing

I am a Priestess. In the tradition I was trained in, that word says nothing about my gender, apparent or identified. It doesn’t assure you of my history, my education, my status or my authority. It doesn’t necessarily imply religion, and while it strongly implies spirituality, it doesn’t actually promise that, either. Priestess, in my […]

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Manifesting the sacred

Our May event is now open for registration. It’s called The Priestess Arts: Tools for These Times and in it, we will learn about and explore four incredible tools that were developed at Diana’s Grove. Lately, I’ve been thinking about each of the Arts. Words matter. I believe this firmly, and I spend a lot […]

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“He Fits the Description”

Friday night my grandson and his friend were at home for the evening and decided they wanted to make banana smoothies. I will admit I’m was a bit surprised by this because I have never experienced teenagers who think making smoothies is a good idea, but that’s my grandson for you. They were out of […]

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Acting As Healer

It happens each cycle. As Expanding Inward begins to prepare for our next event, I am drawn into the work on a deeply personal level. At our upcoming event in May we will be working with the Priestess Arts. As described in our marketing material, “The Priestess Arts of Diana’s Grove are the elemental tools […]

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Resolution

In just a few short days, we’ll (finally) get to say farewell to what has felt like one of the most challenging years in recent memory. I honestly don’t have any hard data to support whether or not 2016 has been a particularly bad year when lined up with any other year, nor do I […]

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Fear and Fearlessness

Since November 8, I notice that I am living with a great deal of fear. There is some anger, and some sadness, but mostly what I recognize when I wake up in the morning, as I go through my day, when I greedily chase unconsciousness at night, is my old friend Fear, dressed in its […]

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Reasons to say yes

Like a lot of folks, the election at the beginning of the month have left me…okay, look, I have opinions that are perhaps best left for a venue where I am clearly speaking only for myself and my not-at-all coherent thoughts and the swearing involved in expressing them will reflect only on me. That said, […]

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We must all do something

“People will stop voting for Trump when it is no longer acceptable to vote for Trump. And we don’t get there by yelling “NO” once every four years. We get there by never letting anything slide, never letting anything go. By treating every racist microagression, every sexist joke, every ableist assumption like the threats to […]

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