DEEPER MEANING…LETTING GO OF UNDERSTANDING IN THE COMMUNITY

It is not always for us to know, the deeper meaning of everything that occurs in our life. All of us who seek to be connected and aware regard our experiences as teachers, and we try to discern what lessons we are learning from the things that happen in our lives. Sometimes the lesson is…

MAKING THE COMMUNITY WORK FOR YOU…

When we experience change in our life, we can control our response and reaction to the changes that are happening. Transformation is a universal constant that affects our lives from the moment we are born until we leave this earthly existence behind. At the root of all growth, we find change. Occasionally, change and the…

JEALOUSY & OUR QUEER COMMUNITIES…

Jealousy is a common human feeling and usually stems from a place of lack in our own lives. Jealousy is one of the toughest feelings we come up against in our lives. There is not much worse than this aching sense that somehow life has been unfair to us, while amply rewarding someone else. It’s…

LISTENING TO THE COMMUNITY WITH A WHOLE HEART

When we begin to listen to the community with our hearts rather than our heads, our whole world changes and becomes softer. Most of us were born and raised in cultures that value the head over the heart and, as a result, we place our own hearts below our heads in a sort of inner…

PERMISSION TO BE REAL IN THE COMMUNITY

When we present ourselves to the community without a mask and keep it real, we offer the same opportunity for others to do the same. Most of us are familiar with the idea of keeping it real and have an intuitive sense about what that means. People who keep it real don’t hide behind a…

IN AWE OF THE BEAUTY OF PRIDE…

All we have to do is look for beauty, and it’s there all around us at any given moment. Beauty speaks to us in soft whispers or bold declarations. It calls on us to gaze in awe at it’s splendor. We are enticed by beauty. We adore her, idolize her, and even court her. Beauty…

THE GIFT OF DISAPPOINTMENT IS A BRIDGE TO THE QUEER COMMUNITY

The gift of disappointment is to bring us into reality of the world so we don’t get stuck in the realm of how things might have been and accept our rightful place within the queer community. Whenever we do something in life with an expectation of how we’d like it to turn out, we risk…

WORTHINESS (ACCEPTING OUR CALLING IN THE COMMUNITY)

Our worth of being in the community @ this time cannot be judged as we are all worthy and essential to being here now. The issue of worthiness may come up in many areas of our lives, as we ask, often unconsciously, whether we are worthy of success, love, happiness, and countless other things, from…

SHOWING UP FOR THE COMMUNITY

If you show up for yourself in your community, the universe will show up for you. The way we move within the community says a lot about the way we live our lives. When we move within the community curious about what’s happening, willing to engage, and perceiving ourselves as an active participant with something…