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A type of practice: Playing with my tarot deck (1 of 4)

The world is being difficult right now. That is often true. It may be frivolous of me to be writing about simpler things but I wasn’t going to be writing about the difficult things so I may as well share what I have to share. This will be a 4 part series that I hope to update once a week until the series is done. I hope by the end of the series, you might understand some ways these games can add to your practices. I want to share my personal opinions and feelings about 3 different card game adaptations […]

Trust Art

When I was small, all long-lashed dark eyes and shyness and feathers of night hair, I was taken on a plane across the Atlantic to see family. In the long between of the flight, the crew let us littles get some wiggle out by helping collect items after a meal. I was given, folded from an after dinner mint by a passenger who looked like my nisei kindergarten teacher, a bright green origami crane. It was wonderful. My tiny world of home, church, school, and carefully being taught to fear strangers opened up a little bit more to the idea […]

Be Here Now

“Run” a friend was told by Xango during a private possessive trance consultation. I heard about it because the friend could not stop talking about it. They examined it. They deconstructed it. They worried their intellect all over it, about the deeper meaning, about the connotations. What they did not do was RUN. They missed the pounding drumbeat of their heart and the boom of their stride. They were not reminded of the fundamental dance of one foot in front of the other and throwing their body forward with will and joy and fierceness more strong than a walk. They […]

Focus

“Walk!” my beloved 2nd year teacher yelled down the walkway as I ran past the railings to the stairs down to recess. My schooling was very mindful to instruct me what to do as an action, not a negation. This was in stark contrast to the litany of forbidden things from home and church, highlighting and drawing attention to the wrong instead of the right. My teacher unschooled the toddler ‘No’ out of me. “Radishes grow fast” my researcher suggested for my limited time internship. I had results to show, and earned the scholarship. “But, what do you like? How […]