Month: July 2018

Cultivating Self-Discipline

Note:  In the first post in this series Leadership Assets:  Discipline I discussed what self-discipline is and why it is so important for us to develop this quality. In the second post Following the Path of Self-Discipline, I talked more about how self-discipline can serve us […]

A skill of being, in one way

Sometimes, you don’t know you are preparing yourself. This was not the case when I took a weekend intensive. The class was aiming for being ready to engage in a very intimate conversation. The kind of encounter that can happen at any time and in […]

red moon ritual

I’ve been doing a lot of spellwork these days. More than I ever have. Maybe it helps me feel more in control. Maybe it reminds me I am always able to do something. Tomorrow’s blood moon / full moon / total lunar eclipse feels ripe […]

Compartmentalizing Politics

Man, has this been a fucked up couple of years in politics. I never thought I would see the day when I’m embarrassed to be an American. We still have much better lives than developing countries, sure, like clean water (except for Flint) and places […]

Silence from the edges to the center

I maintain a small circle of small stones in my back yard garden. When I moved in I was sure I would soon be bringing in a collection of huge boulders to raise up and do my rituals and meditations within. As I lived with […]

a season for healing

“Can we allow this eclipse to open us up to transforming our feelings into healings?” — Many Moons, 2018 Vol. 2: July – December, Sarah Faith Gottesdiener We are coming into an eclipse season. A time of wonder, a history of confusion and a modern […]

A type of practice: Why I play with my tarot deck (4 of 4)

This is the 4th and last in a 4 part series. 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 […]

MiT Practicum – Prison Ministry

I’ve been a Minister in Training with Circle Sanctuary for over a year now, and I’ve received my Practicum assignment! I am so excited to once again be going behind the wire to work as a volunteer chaplain in a prison. This is the work […]

There Is Only Service

I find I’m frequently watching a debate from the sidelines in the last couple of years – a debate that keeps being repackaged in different ways, but carries a familiar discomfort for me as it is hauled out into the light again and again. It’s […]

A type of practice: Why I play with my tarot deck (3 of 4)

This is the 3rd in a 4 part series. I hope by the end of the series, you might understand some ways these games can add to your practices. Part 1 and Part 2 are here, respectively. I want to share my personal opinions and […]