Anya Phenix

Evolution

We don’t want change. It’s that simple. We don’t want our animals to change. We don’t want our ecosystems to change. We don’t want forests to die out and new forests to take their place. We can’t handle change. We’re afraid of change. We’ve made our lives unwelcoming to change. We’re grasping so tightly to […]

Coexist

If we can open our minds to the possibility that everyone sees only a part of the Divine, the next step is realizing that everyone’s understanding is also perfect for that person at the present time. If we fully believe this, we can happily allow all religions and forms of spirituality to exist in harmony […]

Where are We Going?

There is no right path. There is no right destination. There are an infinite number of possible destinations, and even more paths to get there. (I know that’s not possible, but you know what I mean.) Each destination is equally valid, and each choice I make takes me in the direction of one or another. […]

Forgiveness is Bullshit

Originally posted on sometimesmagical:
Wherever you find an intolerance for and avoidance of “negative emotion,” you are almost guaranteed to also find a “doctrine” of forgiveness. I cringe every time I hear forgiveness come up. For a while, my cringing was accompanied by guilt because I felt horrible that I would see such a “positive”…

Killing the Messenger: A Closer Look at Anger

Originally posted on sometimesmagical:
Last week in talking about forgiveness, anger and violence frequently came up. Even though I normally would do something lighter after such a heavy topic, I feel I need to cover my position on anger to try to clear up the misunderstandings. To be honest, I’m not even sure how much…

Listening for the Holy Spirit…er, My Spirit

Originally posted on sometimesmagical:
This spring and summer have been a delightful whirlwind of activity. For a number of weeks leading up to the summer solstice, I couldn’t imagine being alone, filling each day and night with fun and friends. There were moments when I wondered if I could even consider myself an introvert anymore.…

Suffering is the Seed of Compassion

It was only after I experienced suffering that I began to have compassion. I now see all the suffering in my past as beautiful, golden moments of extraordinary grace and love, allowing my heart to open and the Universe to come rushing in.

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