it’s been a bit, huh?
lots of processing and healing and (I’ll be real) just plain craziness going down over here. and it’s GOOD. I’ve got some insane stuff that I’m currently working on which will be coming at you next month… and it is honestly just the culmination of some of the biggest dreams & greatest fears of my heart that I didn’t even know I had, y’all. so you’re not gonna want to miss it.
I thought it might be profitable for me to let you into the sweetness that is this journey for me, and to break open some of that breathlessness that has been rebuilding me…
because sometimes I need to be reminded that what comes to me is for me. that what takes part in my deconstruction does, by default, take part in my rebuilding. that all the things that are happening in me now are working to make a greater and more purposeful future that is so worth living.
what about you?
I love the visualization of being the dwelling place of Grace & Truth.. a house in which the Divine feels at home… a residence for the Spirit of Peace. that is a picture that has always just spoken to me really deeply. and what’s lovely is that in the book of Haggai I get this whole new insight into what that could mean, into what it must mean, as I read about the people of God rebuilding the temple.
“the future glory of this house will be greater than the past glory… and in this place I will give you peace…” Haggai 2:9
Continue reading “THIS GLORIOUS HOUSE”
ever had someone tell you that you “just need to have more faith”?
aside from being kind of judgy & just plain unhelpful (that’s a blog post for an entirely different time), it’s biblically inaccurate and impossible. yeah, you did actually read that correctly. 😉 and there’s an overflowing amount of freedom that comes with no longer striving for this imaginary amount of faith you have to reach in order to no longer be deemed “less than” or “not enough” by humanity.
I mean, let’s take it back and actually look at scripture, okay?
“For I say, through the grace that was given me… think reasonably, as God has apportioned to each person a measure of faith.”
did you catch that? yeah, you’ve already been given every ounce of faith you need, planted deep in your soul since the moment you said “yes” to healing. it’s already been measured out, and Divine Love didn’t shortchange you. I promise.
you don’t need “more faith”, because Jesus doesn’t deprive us of what our souls need.
you don’t need “more faith”, because you weren’t haphazardly tossed together.
you don’t need “more faith”, because the power of grace didn’t run out before it got to you.
you don’t need “more faith”, because Divine Love doesn’t allow you to suffer meaninglessly.
you don’t need “more faith”, because He isn’t dangling it in front of your nose, then handing it to someone else. Continue reading “YOU DON’T NEED MORE FAITH… THAT’S IMPOSSIBLE, ANYWAY”
come sit for a minute.
I’ve got the fire going so it’s all aflame and crackling, spitting sparks up into the chimney.
the little cast iron kettle is hot and bubbling, and I’ve got a mug here ready to be filled with tea meant for cradling in chilly hands.
there are candles burning, and the tree lights are all soft and twinkly.
it’s a space made just for long chats and secrets spilled and hands clasped.
and I want to chat with you about something.
something big & deep & intimate & loud.
something I’ve been feeling my way into and out of and around as I grow and become and discover.
something I’ve been tasting on my tongue, breathing out in every shaky exhale.
this is something that changes everything.
you, my love, are a peculiar creature.
shifting & resplendent as the tide.
ebbing & flowing to newness and delight and sorrow.
restless & vagrant as the wind.
whispering and screaming through the world with unbroken tumblings.
tidal. rolling. unsettled. transformable.
you, my love, are a changeling.
this fluidity is your gift, your offering, your dynamism.
do not forget, dear friend, that you are never stuck.
you are never without the freedom of choice in your own heart… of the still small voice that calls you to choose a new way, a different way, a better way. Continue reading “CHANGELING // FINDING YOURSELF IN THE UPROOTING”
with Christmas just around the corner (yup, just 26 days…!) and all of the merry hustle and bustle that we love to get swept up in, it can be hard to wrap our heads around the distinct and glaring contrast of the peace that the holiday represents with the unrest and injustice going on in our world today.
I’ve noticed that everyone seems to be in a hurry to get Christmas HAPPENING this year. people seem to be putting up their trees and decorations early, more facebook statuses than usual have been posted with an open longing for the season to begin, and it seems that Christmas music was blaring a couple weeks sooner than it typically is.
I don’t think this is chance- I think there’s a very communal and vocal desperation for the beauty of Christmas this year that hasn’t been quite so loud in recent ones. I think our hearts recognize the reverence and sacredness of Christmas, and this year we’re starved for it. we’re stuffed full of shock and sadness and the ugly unapproachable-ness of our current reality, and we’re just so ready for a little peace and hope and rescuing.
I think this is where we need to be. Continue reading “THE ROAD TO BETHLEHEM IS ALWAYS BITTER… BUT CHRISTMAS IS ALWAYS READY WHEN YOU NEED IT”
there’s been something boiling in me, dear hearts.
something pressing up and out that is too much for my skin to hold in, too big for my body to contain. it’s something living and breathing that is begging to be sent out into the world to do its work. it’s a wild creature, ready to breathe fire with us women. and it’s time.
it began to run free when I released This Holy Becoming and souls started soaking in what it means to be made in goodness and blessing, what it means to walk steady and sure in the core of who you are, what it means to be sought after when everyone else has backed off, what it means to turn the spotlight onto Divine Love by dancing free in our original True Design.
and now it’s going to be set a little more free, a little bit wilder, a little more unstoppable.
now, I found more fullness in my voice, more strength in my stance. I’ve discovered new frequencies within myself, new and exciting wavelengths on which I operate. I’ve begun to expand, to take up my own space, and to invite others in- broadening the proverbial table to which I offer them a seat.
and now, finally, I have my manifesto. I want you to grasp hold of it, to claim it as your own- just as I’ve begun to. I want us to rally together as this tribe, clinging to our manifesto with grace and kindness and bravery for ourselves and others. I want us to wave it like a flag as we run into the battle, rippling behind us in the wind.
and this is it, sweet souls: Continue reading “MANIFESTO // THIS IS WHO WE ARE”