Apparently, throughout the pandemic not only did I listen to podcasts like the White Vault, Welcome to NightVale, everything LeVar Burton Reads, The Black Tapes. Tanis, Kings Falls AM and so many others, I began to dream about being more present and sharing my stories about the unique spiritual and faith journey that I have been on for well, the past two decades or so.
Enter in then Theology of a Dualistic Daughter, my journey of the intersectionality of spirituality, faith, Ancestors and liberation from religion that is steeped in the Empire.
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The Way, featuring…
Isaiah 40:6 — A voice says, “Unmute yourself!” And I said, “How do I unmute?”
Words flowing in this age of Zoom and this hopeful time of Advent, from Isaiah 40:6 “A Voice says, Unmute yourself! But why shall I unmute?”
A voice says, “Declare!”
But what shall I declare?
All life is like the grass.
All of its grace and beauty fades like the wild flowers in a field.
Check back here throughout the season of Advent for featured contributors offering their reflections. While it may not be daily (#thanks2020), there will be content featured here.
Interested in following along and contributing to #UnmuteYourself? Follow along with the hashtag on social media.
The prompts for the entire season of Advent are as follows:
is to take notice of the wonder,
to regain the sense of the mystery
that animates all beings,
the divine margin
in all attainments.
Prayer is our humble answer
to the inconceivable surprise of living.
It is all we can offer in return
for the mystery
by which we live.
Who is worthy to be present
at the constant unfolding of time?
Amidst the meditation of mountains
the humility of flowers
— wiser than all alphabets —
clouds that die constantly
for the sake of beauty,
“To love another person is to see the face of God.”
Victor Hugo, Les Miserables.
What is reflected back
To your very being,
When you see
This is the face,
And the stride
Of a Woman
Deeply rooted in her commitment
Rising from a place of crumbling ashes
Picking up her stride
Back on her Emmaus journey
Towards a place of renewed health
And unwavering faith,
Being an example
Of how to lean upon God,
No matter what the obsticles
She is an Elder
A symbol of wisdom and knowledge
One of my new projects peeps! So much has been happening AND I need to massively update this blog so here we go!
“Womanist is to feminist, as purple is to lavender.” Alice Walker spoke of the strength and the importance of Women, especially Women of Culture/Language and yes, even sexuality. These shades are vibrant and empowering just as in these times of global pandemic, injustice with regards to civil and human rights, it is the Women, who are leading the charge towards transformative change and liberation. Setting the stage then begins in the communities that we are called to…
I am still here.
The global pandemic of COVID-19 thrust me into almost daily interaction with the community I serve; task force duties on a couple of committees I was thrust in, and constantly creating content.
So I forgot to post here.
But, I have updates.
First, I will be updating several sermons I have been doing.
As a part of the theological, academic and spiritual work that is ongoing throughout every aspect that I am involved in, starting this summer I will be inviting those of you into my personal journey of intersectionality through podcast form.
In these times
When we are struggling
In keeping our authentic,
When we can’t just dismiss someone’s pain
With a cliché verse from Scriptures
When we profess
In our liturgy
But not always
With our actions
We oppose every selfless act
With our limited grasp
Greedy to hoard
And those who think as we
Apathetic and unmoving
To wider our sacred spaces
To welcome those who are seeking God,
And beloved community
That need the comfort from those
Child of Creator=Purpose; Guided by Ancestors = Revolution; Empowered by Holy Spirit = Transformation; Liberated through Ancient Spirituality and Ritual =Love.