How to live in late capitalism, in the midst of climate change, political upheaval, and the fading of empire? Say fuck you.
Say bless you.
Just live. Find joy. ***
Our joy is a glorious thing. It will not be denied. Joy is not the same as happiness. Joy can include fierceness. Joy includes compassion. Joy reaches beyond the self and includes the world. We can be in joy even in the midst of anger. We can rally with joy. We can dance with joy. We can weep with joy. We can sho
Dance a new creation today. Rise up inside yourself and find that which dances. You have waited too long in silence, in the corners of your life. Be bold! Be brash! Be strong! Beauty wraps his copper arms around you. Sorrow lifts you up into your joy. She Who waits around each secret corner sends out the calling that reveals your Name. There is nothing to wait for. There is only this moment. Seize the day. When we put off joy, when we defer desire, we stunt our growth. Hard w
This morning, I sit near my altar, feeling the coolness of fog through the open window, and listening to the sound of chimes in the breeze and birds complaining. I’m preparing to head off to the Pagan Spirit Gathering for Summer Solstice week and am wishing I could take the fog with me to the land of blazing sun and wet air. I also realize that I won’t be back in time to write the long post I’ve been thinking of for Pax’s “Pagan Values Blogging Month” before June’s end. But i