Listen to your body.

If it’s telling you that you’re exhausted, give it rest.
If it tells you that you need a good cry, let yourself cry.

Whatever it is saying, simply listen and then respond with kindness.

@mike @vishnu and anyone else in the LA region!

@sarahgrace and I are coming your way for the Gungor show in Ramona. Any sweet hacks to do the trip on a budget!?

Any recommendations or suggestions would be very helpful. 😊

@mike would love to know where to purchase copies of your book, that funnel the greatest share of earnings to you? 😊

Wondering about folks experience with pre-marriage counseling outside of a church? (My partner and I are both in a process of deconstruction and aren't rooted with a particular church atm)

Thoughts about the worthwhileness of pre-marriage counseling? How to find a good one, or other alternative helpful resources?

"Deconstructed" engagement/wedding 

I'm curious to hear from others who have given thought to what a "deconstructed" engagement or wedding might look like?

I'm disinterested in practices rooted in patriarchy and capitalism, but am drawn to elements of ceremony and ritual to mark significant events and transformation. Would love your stories or thoughts- on the conceptual or practical details!

Here is a blog post I wrote! I share about some of the journey of deconstruction, and where I sense that is taking me, or what's happening.

@mike you make an appearance. 😏

@Aubrianne I think for me, I've formulated self-care as a mode of resistance to the commodification of my body and labor. What would it mean to do something just because it's fun, or silly, or relaxing, or feels good? What would it mean if I didn't have to spend my time being productive or profitable? What if I equally valued things that made me feel peace as I do things that make me feel useful or like I've contributed? I see healthy self-care with boundaries as reclaiming my body as a being.

Not talking about capitalism in a lesson on economic justice is like not talking about Whiteness in a lesson on racial injustice.

It is a truly beautiful thing when I become so convinced something is true that I begin to lose the compulsion to argue its merit.

Came across this yesterday and loved it. A better way of supporting your hurting friends!

My god is decolonial. My god stands with the oppressed and advocates for the downtrodden. My god sits with the impoverished. My god is a vast and glorious embodiment of love in its most radical forms- intimate with pain and antithetical to hatred.

Coffee rings speak beauty and peace to me 😊
Do you have to clean it up if you consider it art?

“The opposite of faith is not doubt: It is certainty. It is madness. You can tell you have created God in your own image when it turns out that he or she hates all the same people you do.”

Anne Lamott

Our souls & minds are starving for deep, rich, open, authentic, stimulating, meaningful, intellectual, spiritual conversations; yet we often choose to remain in silence. This community has allowed the breaking of silence. So grateful for it & all of you in this collective/family! 🖤✌🏽❤️

"Perhaps quantum physics can help us reclaim what we’ve lost because our dualistic minds couldn’t understand or experience the living paradox that Jesus represents. Now science is confirming there is no clear division between matter and spirit. Everything is interpenetrating. As Franciscan scientist and theologian Ilia Delio says, “We are in the universe and the universe is in us.”
-Richard Rohr

Folks, any advice for finding a therapist that understands deconstruction and the unusual varieties of spirituality thay many of us around here practice? I feel like it's time to talk to someone again, but I'm in a pretty religiously/politically conservative part of the country (West Michigan), and I don't think most members of that subculture could really be effective for me. Suggestions are appreciated.

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