Tag Archives: Self Work

Sometimes Ravens Fly

I have left Hrafnar. It feels a lot like moving the last of my stuff out of my parent’s house. I haven’t lived there in a long time, but I never stopped thinking of it as home. Until I did. … Continue reading

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In This Time of Upheaval, Hold Together #SafetyPin

I wish to create safer space. If you too wish to create safer space, wear a simple, unadorned #SafetyPin on your person. Mine is pinned to my purse so that it is always with me wherever I go. –Ember–

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“Fluid Is My Gender”

For National Coming Out Day, I present to you a guest post and collaboration with my dear friend and colleague, Dee Shull. They shared with me this poem, and I so loved it that I asked them if I could … Continue reading

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There Is No Away

I’m ranting lately. It’s been a hard week in a hard month in a hard year, and I just want it all to go away. All the things I just can’t deal with, all the people who hurt me or … Continue reading

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A Skald’s Ears

A skald is given an agile tongue, to sing stories for the entertainment and education of all, this you know. A skald is also given ears, to listen, or where will the stories come from? When a person raises their … Continue reading

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Walking with Freyja: On Having It Together

Yesterday I visited the park and grounds around the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum. It’s been a very long time, and I had not remembered just how many little esoterically-saturated spaces they had designed there, which are open to the public every … Continue reading

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Rev. Gina Pond and Sarah Thompson #ShowMeGoddess

Beautiful new pictures of Rev. Gina Pond as an alternative depiction of a Goddess (which one? We’re not sure yet!) taken by her wife Sarah Thompson: If this isn’t right up the #ShowMeFreyja alley, I don’t know what is! –Ember–

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On Holding Space

Read This Article. Seriously. Read it. Read the whole thing. If you do any kind of counseling, or clergy work, or even just group work in a sensitive context, then, like me, Holding Space is a skill you need to … Continue reading

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Hurts So Good

“Have you ever loved somebody so much it hurts?” “Every time.” –Ember–

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What Frith Isn’t – A Rambling Rant

Frith is not just etiquette. It’s not about saying what people want to hear so they don’t get upset. It’s not about avoiding making too much noise. It’s not about keeping your head down and going along to get along. … Continue reading

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