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The Equinox, and Eclipses, and Blood Moon, Oh my!

Hi There! It’s been a little while since my last posting. I constantly have some topics in my head, but the few times I’ve sat down, I wasn’t feeling the flow that I have in the past. 1,961 more words

We said / Decíamos

We said yesterday
of the pale garden,
of a vintage rose
dissolved in tears,
the innermost abyss
in my cold pupil,
resting through time
and its folds, 84 more words

Gavriel Navarro

Thoughtful Thursdays

Here’s something I felt gratitude toward the author–my husband–for having written and wanted to share it with you in hopes that you will also find it worth pondering.



In Detachment There Is Nothing Taken Away

Scripture takes away none of the things given by God for our use, but it restrains immoderation and corrects unreasonableness.
Saint Maximus the Confessor


Trial and Error

“If I feel disrespected then that should be respected.” He claimed to respect me after he disrespected me. That was disrespect on top of disrespect. I did not bother explaining it to him, I just left. 278 more words

Predators And Prey

Meds and dreams and generally torturing myself

Ugh.  So I was sitting here at work simultaneously overheating and freezing (sweat lining my skin but I’m totally frozen to the touch) and being generally uncomfortable and I started wondering what the heck was going on when….suddenly…ohhh.  894 more words

Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Sutra II.15 - Chapter II, Sutra 15

परिणामतापसंस्कारदुःखैर्गुणवृत्तिविरोधाच्च दुःखमेव सर्वं विवेकिनःI

pariṇāma-tāpa-saṁskāra-duḥkhaiḥ guṇa-vṛtti-virodhāt-ca duḥkham-eva sarvaṁ vivekinaḥ

The wise person (vivekinaḥ) understands that suffering (duḥkhaiḥ) occurs in all (sarvaṁ) living things due to constant change (pariṇāma), desire to repeat past experiences (tāpa), a conditioned mind set (saṁskāra) and the quality of change in nature (guṇa). 1,035 more words