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Dreams of Changing Woman

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I woke up this morning, with the taste of my dream still on my lips. Although I have a journal next to my bed, I was way too out of it to try and write anything, or even sit up. So I grabbed my phone and typed this into my Blogger App:

I was traveling in a car with friends, and we were to pick someone up from an arts & crafts workshop. I walked into the living room of a house, and it immediately expanded into a longhouse in the Desert. There were many people walking around, completing tasks for the general community (washing dishes, doing laundry, cleaning, etc.), and there were animals all through the house. They were both working and playing with the community members, and they included foxes, wolves, etc. I got the distinct impression the Coyote was there too, but as a man, and outside of my view...

I kept bumping into things, dropping things, and generally being a nuisance as I tried to figure out what was going on, where I was, and what I was supposed to do.

Finally, I saw …

Sacred Space Conference Teaser!

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One of the things that I absolutely love about Paganism is that it is very inclusive. There is great importance placed on the experience of the Divine by the individual (which is why there are an infinite number of religious practices underneath the umbrella of "paganism").There are many open groups that allow anyone to visit/join, no matter where s/he is on his/her spiritual journey.

Because of this inclusiveness, many individuals who may not fit into mainstream religions find a place of community. Additionally, many individuals who many not fit into mainstream society (i.e., mentally ill, physically handicapped, differing sexual preferences, different races/ethnicities, Coyotes, etc.) are also welcomed into the Pagan Community. All are encouraged to develop his/her own experience with the Divine, and all are given the benefit of the doubt that what s/he is experiencing, is Real.

But how can you tell the difference between a real Spiritual Experience and Something Else? How…

How do you share your spirituality with others? By sharing Sacred Space!

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In the cold of winter, many people stay inside and focus on responding to their needs in a gentle, healing way. The weather and atmosphere encourages self-reflection, and it can be very powerful to focus on healing one's self.

But sometimes, it can be lonely.

Not everyone has a stable spiritual group/church to practice with, and in doing work alone, it's sometimes hard to tell if you're doing anything right at all...

In moments like this, when even Coyote has a hard time getting through my thick skull, I enjoy attending conferences on spirituality. Even if I don't know anyone there, and I'm nervous about making the trip/commitment, I find that some class or workshop will resonate with the lessons that I need to learn at that moment. It's especially helpful for building confidence in your own connection with the divine Universe, and by talking with others, you may find that they experience the same hang-ups and confusion that you do!

In the mid-Atlantic area, I …