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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Standing at the Intersection of All of One's Identities

Standing at the Intersection of All of One's Identities
The National Alliance on Mental Illness asks today on its Facebook page, "How would you define mental health?"

I define mental health as the journey to stand unapologetically at the intersection of ALL of one's identities.

What do I mean by that?
One can live a balanced life with a mental illness or mental illnesses.

What usually stands in the way, in my lived experiences with generalized anxiety. and depression falls under that large umbrella, is the individual's--conscious or otherwise--refusal, denial, reluctance to fully embrace her, his, their lived experiences as a human being with a brain ailment.

And usually to come to terms with said human experiences, one needs a human, emotional/social guide or therapist to show one how to transform, transcend the stigmas, shame, self-blame, anger--borne out the why-me, self-pitying perspectives/lenses--and to address with psychotropics the chemical imbalance inherent in long-term mental disequilibrium, for I strongly believe that to properly address the chemical imbalance, psychotropics must be coupled with behavioral therapy to regain full mental equilibrium or health.

Goddess bless, all!


Monday, February 15, 2016

The Noble Alignment

The Noble Alignment
One can be to the other "professional foe" and "personal friend," for the two are NOT at all incongruous, and/or the two terms are NOT oxymoronic, at all!
Kudos to Justice Ginsberg for being a great, noble example to the rest of us!
"Toward the end of the opera Scalia/Ginsburg, tenor Scalia and soprano Ginsburg sing a duet: ‘We are different, we are one,’ different in our interpretation of written texts, one in our reverence for the Constitution and the institution we serve."

                --US Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader                    Ginsburg

Sunday, February 14, 2016

A Freedom Prayer

A Freedom Prayer
Be free my soul
For I love thee.
Every morning when I awake,
Be far wiser than the body,
And constant in your eternal truth.

Be like the Sun 
Each new morn in her East.
And every night,
When I to bed,
Be my North Star.

And transcend, my soul,
My body's oceanic 
Storage of fears.

A Heterogeneous LGBTQIA+ Community

A Heterogeneous LGBTQIA+ Community!
The LGBTQIA+ community is NOT at all a homogeneous group, and that's a GOOD thing.
Respectful, genuine, and honest disagreements are to be expected and fostered for the greater good of the community as a whole.
We talk of DIVERSITY all the time, and should walk that talk, too!
But, if a specific disagreement is about hate, division for the sole purpose of amassing external resources, powers to conquer, in order to self-promote for one's own selfish ends by any means necessary, then, "Go to... !" I believe is the appropriate response.

Goddess bless, all!

The Insidious Weapons of Internalized Homophobia

The Insidious Weapons of Internalized Homophobia
We, ALL, should be aware, wary of internalized homophobia, as its insidious weapons take roots within the very sinuous of one's heart, turning it into a clenched fist, rearing itself micro-aggressively, at times against the very self one desperately seeks to nurture and protect, and of course, at other times, at the very community one finds emotional shelter inside.

Goddess bless, all!

A Perfect Imperfection

 A Perfect Imperfection
The LGBTQIA+ community, as a marginalized subgroup in a patriarchal society or larger group of human beings, will reflect the ills of patriarchy -- or the learned human behaviors fostered by the division inherent in a system of oppression -- to a perfect imperfection, matter-of-factly end-of-spectrum, 

Goddess bless, all!

Politics Is a "Dirty" Business


Politics Is a "Dirty" Business

Again, I respectfully caution:  Politics is a "dirty" business,

and should be reserved, in my view, only for those who are 

skillful in the art itself, and empathetic enough to align the 

ideals, goals of politics with a much-needed, standard, 

human code of conduct.

Politics should NOT be equated with morality, or mistaken 

for---NEVER!  Morality is what makes our humanity worth 

fighting for, worth loving, and in the process of our 

evolution, most noble in kind.

Politics should NOT supplant, supersede human morality, 

lest we become much like the other we live in fear of!



Goddess bless, all!

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Saturday, February 6, 2016

To Align the Eternal Soul with the Human Flesh

To Align the Eternal Soul with the Human Flesh
Anytime a human being asks, "How could they, he, or she do such a horrendous thing?"
The Universe retorts, "They, he, or she could, simply!"
  
After all, "The flesh is weak," I remind myself.

The journey to become fully, more human is paved with many, too many to count, rabbit holes to rise out of, to transform, and to transcend, as one attempts to align the eternal soul, the One, with the human flesh.

Good journey, all!

The Intolerance of the Marginalized

 The Intolerance of the Marginalized
As LGBTQIA+ folks. or simply put, human beings, we MUST learn to be more tolerant of civil discourse, and/or disagreement.
How could we, so often, point out the intolerance of the larger human community, and fail so miserably to check, rein in our own penchant for intolerance?
Is it simply, that "hurt people hurt people?"

Good journey, all!

The Shepherd's Absolute Power

The Shepherd's Absolute Power
There is this characteristic of every politically TAINTED religion, any of them, that demands complete submission of every of its adherents, for those few human beings who are in charge are easily corrupted by internal and/or external forces, and to lead their "sheep" so to gain absolute external power as shepherds, they demand complete/absolute submission.


Goddess bless, reader!