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Transforming Tikbalang: Soul Wounds, Demons & Coming Home [PATREON EXCERPT]

CW/TW: discussion of violence, trauma, suicidality, self-harm, mental illness, and oppression . . . INTRODUCTION I’m writing this article because I’d like to offer some insight and suggestions for recovery and re-rooting from a spiritwork and healing justice lens. I’ll also be alluding to concepts found in Generative Somatics (Staci K. Haines) and Cultural Somatics […]

Oppression Demons [Patreon Post Excerpt]

CW/TW: oppression This article is divided into the following sections: Background Oppression Demons & Their Patterns Rituals to Transform Oppression Demons Background I’ve been receiving visions and dreams on Oppression Demons for as long as I can remember. Starhawk’s book Truth or Dare was also very helpful in understanding how they work. Though this article […]

Soul Wounds & Personal Demons [Patreon Post Excerpt]

CW/TW: discussions around trauma, soul wounds, intrusive thoughts, personal demons, mental illness, healing journeys I remember when a lilt in someone’s tone, a certain phrase, a touch on the “wrong” part of my skin would feel like the sky crashing down. Sometimes I would be hurtled backwards through time, images and sounds booming through my […]

Creation & Prophecy: The Seed and Fruit of My Healing Justice Work [Patreon Post Excerpt]

Much of the work I do is rooted in my understanding of Creation, which grows and flowers into Prophecy. I do believe all Creation stories have the seed of Prophecy, and all Prophecies beget new Creation stories. Cryptic, I know. Let me try to explain further, for my politics and my spirituality are the same […]

Musings Monday: My Healing Work

Who do I serve? I generally offer healing for my family, friends, and members that I’m in spiritual groups with. This may change once I become a registered social worker, in that I will only be able to offer “traditional” healing to them and not anything that can be described as social work or counseling. […]

Musings Monday: 4 Suggestions on Supporting the Grief-Stricken

Content Warning: death, grief. For multiply marginalized people, dealing with death in our communities due to institutional violence, mental health crises, war, and chronic/terminal illness is just a reality of our lives. For me, creating grief ceremonies and offering spiritual counsel to the bereaved is part of my healing justice practice. On top of that, […]