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Trust Yourself

Trust Yourself

Experiencing a Myth Gives You Power

 

When we actually experience a myth, we find power to radically change our lives for the better. Trusting yourself—your instincts, observations, hunches, and musings—is a doorway into mythic realms, making myths not just ideas or stories in the intellect but also visceral experiences.

 

I had a wonderful incident about self-trust and living in myth. It made me so happy that I just have to tell you about it. It also is an example of what I mean by "experiencing myth."

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Becoming Pariahs and When Mentors Fail: Cults and Consequences

 

This post is part two of the Becoming Pariahs and When Mentors Fail series. Start with Part One here.

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  • Sarah Avery
    Sarah Avery says #
    It may not be a coincidence that you're thinking about these issues the same week we get word that Kenny Klein was convicted on al
  • Rick
    Rick says #
    To be certain, some people are worse human beings than others. Neither Gerald Gardner nor Roberyt Cochrane were admirable people,
  • Diane Emerald
    Diane Emerald says #
    I greatly admire your courage in telling your story and addressing this issue. It goes way deeper than discovering that our leade
  • Rick
    Rick says #
    It is always tough when we discover our mentors are human. - Woods
Becoming Pariahs and When Mentors Fail Part 1

 

I have been trying to write about my experiences at the Diana's Grove Mystery School for years--my experience of codependency, of enabling, of abusive behavior. Of a group of people that did brilliant work and taught leadership and yet fell prey to human nature all the same. I have fought fistfights in my head--to speak the truth about the inner dynamics of the Mystery School, or to protect the many people I love who would be hurt if I spoke up. But I hear about so many unhealthy dynamics in Pagan groups that mirror what I went through, and how many people have been damaged by a charismatic yet abusive leader, I feel that to not address the dynamics of the place where I did my own leadership training would be unethical.

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  • Thesseli
    Thesseli says #
    It's really a shame that this happened to you. (And if it happened to you, you know it must have happened to alot of other people

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Spring Cleaning

One of my daughters moved home.  She's got a new job and has moved home to save money.  However, we've had no children at home for about four years.  My husband and I settled into our house.  This is a nice way of saying we had accumulated a lot of stuff.

This means it's time for spring cleaning!  The year has turned towards spring.  The days are warmer.  The yard is green, the trees are starting to bud.  It's time to clear out our space in order to make room for our daughter and to clear out our clutter.

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Hello Dear Pink Moon! Our sprouting grass moon! The moon of cold frosty nights and the teasing of flowers.

Blessings of spring and happy planting! Make sure to get some good medicines in your garden for self-love and a healthy spirit! Librans love self-care, take some extra time this full moon to check in with your body. Balance your weight on each foot and feel your weight shift. JUMP into the crisp April air, breathing deep. 

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Bullies and Re-membering

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  • Tasha Halpert
    Tasha Halpert says #
    And to you also. I have always found that facing life head on is moe productive than trying to duck. However I was brought up that
  • Joanna van der Hoeven
    Joanna van der Hoeven says #
    Hi Tasha, blessed be to you and yours. I too feel both stronger, and weaker, for what happened to me all those years ago, and for
  • Tasha Halpert
    Tasha Halpert says #
    Hello and Blessed Be, I too was bullied but at grade school level. I was fortunate in being raised to be "tough" and over time lea

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Mask

And there's the mystery:

that down the long years

all manner of men have worn it,

yet somehow, in the end,

it's always him.

 

They say,

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