Tag Archives: Shadow

Finding My Way in the Dark

I have had a tough summer. I got lost in feelings of loneliness and depression. And then felt shame for feeling lonely and depressed. I didn’t like how I felt or who I was. Ugh… As I struggled to find … Continue reading

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Intimate Encounters at PRIDE

Intimate Encounters at PRIDE I continue to explore what intimacy and sexuality mean in my life. And I keep finding that it’s usually not what I think it will be—I keep getting surprised. Yesterday, I went to some St. Pete … Continue reading

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Mistaking Sex for Intimacy

Mistaking Sex for Intimacy — Making Amends WARNING: ADULT CONTENT In 2012, after a long stretch of unhappiness and depression, I began actively exploring the intersection of spirituality with erotic energy, sex, and intimacy. My quest was not just another … Continue reading

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Forty Blogs for Forty Days of Lent – Day 33

A Queer Holy Week WARNING: ADULT CONTENT Tonight, after church, I watched a video of a Quaker discussing how Jesus affirms her queerness.* As friends say, she speaks my mind. Most of my adult life, I have thought of myself … Continue reading

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Forty Blogs for Forty Days of Lent – Day 32

Asking for Enough WARNING: ADULT CONTENT I did not blog for a couple of days. No time to write—I’ve been busy having in-body experiences and dancing with Kali! In the past few weeks I have explored how I block myself … Continue reading

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Forty Blogs for Forty Days of Lent – Day 29

Life—Not for the Faint of Heart I have not posted any articles for several days because I gave myself a few days off. Recently this blog has been about my journey for Lent. Some of it has been on the … Continue reading

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Forty Blogs for Forty Days of Lent – Day 23

More Stuff from the Shadows WARNING: ADULT CONTENT Over the last 23 days of Lent, I have been digging around in the shadows of my life searching for whatever is blocking pleasure. Along the way I have recognized that it … Continue reading

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Forty Blogs for Forty Days of Lent – Day 21

Exploring Erotic and Spiritual Ecstasy WARNING: ADULT CONTENT Mostly, I have no idea where this writing will take me. I jump in and hope for the best. This is where I landed tonight. Again I am asking myself, “Why do … Continue reading

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Forty Blogs for Forty Days of Lent – Day 18

Sacrificing Limitations on Self-Pleasuring WARNING: ADULT CONTENT I’ve been asking myself what else I need to give up for Lent. I want to give up more of the things that keep me disconnected from my self, my God, and my … Continue reading

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Forty Blogs for Forty Days of Lent – Day 12

More Letting Go WARNING: ADULT CONTENT Showing up to write day after day is challenging. I am noticing that every day I fall into some memories of past relationships, of loves lost. I still grieve the ending of my marriage. … Continue reading

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