Loss of My Mom
Feeling really sad 😥
I can't believe it's been a year since she died.
Growing up we were two peas in a pod, I came out and we became oil and water. Though she disowned me, I was there to forgive her and hold her head the evening before she died. I said and made my peace with her before she left this earth, and for that I am grateful!
Rest in Peace Mom, I Love You
I love Pentatonix. They present a powerful message in a very simple and beautiful way.
The song is: Imagine
Our 12-Step Recovery Group has been canceled for the next 2 weeks. One leader out sick this week & the 2 leaders will have a private meeting with us the following week (so Joey - it will be Open Share for 2 weeks).
I think I am willing to forgive and let him stay in group IF he is willing to leave his shit at the door like I try to do & is willing to acknowledge what he did and make amends.
I don't hide who I am! God has blessed me as a regular sober presenter & speaker @ a local treatment center. The last time I shared my "Scripture Through Music" & Celebrate Recovery presentation @ Pride Institute, I had a young woman come up to me and tell me, "Thank you for coming. I'm glad there're spiritual people like you who come and tell us that it is ok for us to be gay and be able to believe."
I was kicked out of the Catholic seminary for being gay. I was spiritually and verbally abused by three Catholic priests (one is now a Bishop). I was sexually assaulted by a student and when I reported to the Catholic church, I was told to face my assailant directly and deal with it myself. Talk about being bullied! I am in a PTSD trauma group working how some of this is still intersecting my life, obviously.
Since we met, he has constantly "bible bashed" me. Last week, when I shared I had a "Coffee Date" he basically implied that no one would ever ask me out on a date. Now this week, he had the nerve to wear a "Taking back the Rainbow" shirt to our group. This was the straw that broke the camels back.
Happy Pride w/a side of bullying & venting!
To maintain my well-being of mind, body & spirit, I attend 3 recovery meeting per week. Earlier this week something happened at one of them that has been bugging me.
A group member has his own opinions on gays, which is his own right, but what is NOT his right is to express that in a manner that causes another person hurt, pain and reactivation of traumatic experiences from the past.
How messed up is this...
To help w/ my fibro pain, today, I have: gone to acupuncture and the just got done donating plasma so I can by the end of the week have enough money to purchase the refill of my medical cannabis, which actually IS helping.
I know worry and stress is the enemy, but every time I try to get ahead, I get kneed in the nuts. I had a GoFundMe Page set up until it was taken down since one of the many uses/goals for improving my life was with the medical cannabis. Ideas? 🤔 😮 😞
Be what you is and not what you ain't.
For if you is what you ain't, you ain't what you is.
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