*** Community Virtual Event coming soon *** KQW!!

(Image Credit: https://kinkyqueerweekend.com )

[image description: three folx wearing their leather vests with patches visible while sitting on a galactic planet, looking up at the galaxy sky]

The time has come again SOON for Kinky Queer Weekend 2020!!! It’s happening virtually ONLINE this time!!

The dates: October 9-11, 2020

Registration is already open at https://kinkyqueerweekend.com/

I’m grateful, heart touched, and honored to be invited back as a returning presenter and am excited to present topic: Kink and ASL. Whoo!!

~ This virtual event will be accessible via ASL interpreters ~ please include this information in your registration if it’s pertinent to your accessibility needs. The organizers want to make sure all types of accessibility can be provided including ASL interpreters. Thanks!!

Please donate, be a sponsor, register at their website, and talk up this event with your friends 😊

Looking forward to connecting with y’all in this community space ✨✨✨✨✨✨

*** Wootastical Event (Recent) ~ CWPPD

I’m truly grateful, honored, heart-touched, and humbled to have had this amazing opportunity to both attend as a participant and to present my workshop topic: Tarot and ASL ~

This Event was accessible all the way with one team of ASL interpreters for the day and a different team of ASL interpreters upon my request for my workshop.  I truly enjoyed myself with this!

Please feel welcome to check out my bio at OWOW (other worlds of wonder) website: www.owow.org. The event line up is accessible there as well. 😊🙏✨✨✨

Hello and Blessed Autumn Equinox!!

(Image Credit, top Image: @blessingmanifestimg via Instagram)

(Image Credit, bottom Image: @heartofoak8 / Thorne Davis )

Hello folx!!

It’s been a while since my last post in July….. a lot has happened since then and I appreciate y’all’s patience and understanding in the delay. Some personal life stuff has been occurring including the most recent with the horrible air quality as well as wildfires smoke hereabouts the oregon area, including my city of Portland….  I’m deeply grateful to say that we’re finally having clean fresh air, blue skies mixed with clouds, and some RAIN. So grateful for the cool air and rains that have come recently; hopefully they will help contain the wildfires and assist in the dissolution of the fires….

So grateful for the air quality index (AQI) finally improving to more of a decent color code (green/yellow) since we were past the hazardous (red/purple/mauve) color code for a week and half or so. Yikes. So grateful that I didn’t have to evacuate….. Yet, my empathy, compassion, and kindness goes out to so many folx who have been displaced, lost homes, lands, and more through this wildfire season. It’s not quite over yet, this wildfire season; hopefully some respite and comfort can come very soon.

So grateful for the tireless work of the firefighters working constantly to contain the fires. I hope they’re being taken care of and supported during this time.

Right now, it is Autumn Equinox aka Mabon ~ the second harvest festival. A liminal portal of dark, light, and balances…. ⌛️⏳…..  It’s also the beginning of Libra ♎️ season!  Happy solar return circle day season to y’all Libra folx !!!

In some ways, it’s kinda hard to believe September is almost over since October starts next week with an Aries ♈️ full moon, on Thursday, October 1st (more on that soon 😉) ….

Then again, I’m relieved it’s this moment of equinox and taking a pause, breath, and being with the now… prior moving forward with the season unfolding…  🙏🍏🍎🍁🌿🌾🍃

I’m grateful for SO SO SO much especially right now.

More to come soon !!! 💚♥️✨✨✨🔮🧚🏼‍♀️🧚🏼‍♂️

*** checking in ***

Hello folx,

Good evening. I know it’s been a while since I’ve checked in here with y’all. I’ve needed to take some time away for tending to some of my very recent and current personal self care (mental health wellness) needs. This is one of the several books that I’ve been gathering as part of resources/information to work more with as my process continues to unfold at this time’s being. I can recommend this book as a great resource and really appreciate how the author presents the material.

Mental health wellness and awareness is so important.

If there’s been slow replies (on my part) via messages and/or contacts with y’all recently, then this is part of why. Thank you for understanding and the patience with me as I’m processing some pretty deep stuff at this time.

Also, this recent dark new moon in cancer ♋️ was a BIG deep one!! Holy wow. It was the second new moon in cancer. Potent portals!! Chani Nicholas posted some Astrological insights around this ~ check it out if it resonates with y’all 🌌💚✨✨✨

Tomorrow, the sun transits into Leo ♌️ season and that’ll bring a whole different energy to the space that we are approaching, energetically and planetary wise. More thoughts on that soon!

If y’all are feeling drawn to purchasing a reading, gift certificate, etc from me at this time, then that will be greatly much appreciated by me at this time ~ and ~ there will be some exciting things brewing for the autumn season 😊💚✨✨✨ stay tuned for that 🤓😉

dark new moon blessings!

 

 

**** sharing in support and solidarity ****

Hello folx!

It’s been a while since I last posted here. Happy Tuesday! I’m sharing this Kickstarter campaign in support and solidarity with my fellow community peer, teacher, and healer ~ Rebekah Erev and their fellow co-planner project comrade, Nomy Lamm. This is a worthy project to consider supporting since part of their giveback to community is sending some funds to Black Jews among other ways they plan to give back as their reacharound from this project.

Please do consider donating to this campaign if it calls to you.

Blessings of this waning moon to y’all ~ more news soon!!

 

 

ReImagine Festival Event ~ June 9th, 2020

https://action.groundswell-mvmt.org/

https://letsreimagine.org/worldwide

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I had the sacred honor and blessing in being invited to join in with a Zoom meeting space for this event online earlier this week. It was beyond beautyfull and deeply heartening to witness diverse folx come together for this event. I learned SO much from the folx who shared in there. I really appreciated the invitation to learn more. I’m grateful that this event online was  accessible via ASL interpreters so I could attend. The ASL interpreters were folx of color which was really great since I felt it important to have the people of color be centered and let their voices/presences be Seen in this event and to have ASL interpreters who are folx of color ~ that felt more than affirming to align with the sacred space of this event.

I’m truly glad that I did this and I can say that it’s definitely worthwhile the time for it. 🙏❤️✨✨✨

Checking in …. #2

These logo pic/images are credited to the ACLU website: www.aclu.org

The two images are from articles and petitions offered at the ACLU website related to police abolition/divesting funds to black and brown communities. I signed one petition and renewed my ACLU membership.

Another resource for ACLU: (Instagram) @aclu

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I’m slowly and steadily figuring out in with some ways that I can offer support and energy with ~ despite my not physically being there at the BLM protests at this time. I’ll be sharing some of them on here as part of my commitment to active allyship and becoming a better ally….

~ More coming soon ~

Checking in….

Hello y’all ~

I realize that it’s been quite a while since my last post here. I appreciate the patience and understanding in the delayed pause between the last post and this one. It’s been challenging to find words and how to share them here.

I want to use this platform to share directly from my heart and spirit for a moment here. I’ve been conflicted in offering my magical healing readings since I’ve not wanted to take away from the many BIG and IMPORTANT events that we are currently witnessing in today’s world…

Yet, at the same time, I’m really noticing that there is a BIG need too in self care, grounding practice, and more. I’m re-committing again to my grounding and self practices while figuring out more in with the “how’s” that I can hold a Deeper space and offer my medicine workings with y’all.

SO much has been happening since then and especially recently in the last week or so. I’ve been holding a lot of space energetically at times related to the protests and Black Lives Matter movement that has been growing MUCH bigger recently. Big cosmic energy has been swirling around as well due to the recent full moon/lunar eclipse in Sagittarius that happened on June 5th ~ and mercury will be transiting retrograde in cancer within the next couple days ….

SO many of our hearts are heavy especially right now since today is the 4th year anniversary of the Pulse shooting as well as the US White House having announced their pulling back of health care protections for transgender folx… and not only that, there were also two more deaths of trans black femme folx ~ My heart beyond breaks with not just only this… my heart aches DEEPLY with EVERYTHING right now…

Also, I’ve been realizing that it is ok and important for me to step away from social media from time to time as part of my mental health and self care needs. Not only that, it is essential for me to discover something of joy and pleasure; what holds hope; how I can hold hope in such a intense BIG time here in today’s world that we are witnessing… and … not only that, it is important for me to give myself that permission and to checkin with the balance of my time and energy  spaces related to everyday.

Today: I renewed my ACLU membership and donated some dollars in support of an ACLU petition to defund the police and divest funds back into black and brown communities. That felt like a proactive step that I could take at this time.

I’ve felt deeply conflicted in feeling all the things while recognizing that it is not safe for me in particular ways to attend the Black Lives Matter protests here in portland, Oregon ~ in addition to that, I’ve been reassessing MANY areas including the “how’s” in that I can become a better ally and more proactive with my continued learning experience related to racism, white supremacy, and much more. I’m grateful for the resources and information that I’ve been discovering and adding to my current journey via Instagram, Google, and online book orders, etc.

We NEED to do better. Even more so NOW than before.

June is pride month. The origins of Pride started with black and brown trans and queer folx who started a revolution; not just a riot. I’m beyond grateful for Marsha Pay me no mind Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, Stormé DeLarverie, and many others who are queer and trans ancestors who paved the way with the original Pride. If not for them, then we would not be here today.

Juneteenth is later this month, June 19th. It is no coincidence that the orange haired man from the White House is holding a rally at Tulsa, Oklahoma during Juneteenth.

We NEED to do better. Even more so NOW than before.

I will be checking in again soon with more thoughts. Thankees for taking the time and energy to read this long post. Y’all’s patience and understanding is much appreciated in this. 🙏💚🙏💚🤟

*** Wootastical community appreciation ***

HUGE thanks to Clary Sage Herbarium (LOCAL to Portland, Oregon area) for your shoutouts both at your physical shop,  online at your website, and via social media platforms (since I’m not on Facebook). I appreciate y’all at clary sage herbarium for welcoming my magical services weaving into your space ~ and thank you so much for showing up with community ~ especially right now with the current corvid-19 situation out there.

If y’all want to book readings with me via Clary Sage Herbarium then please know it’s by appt only with me. I’m available through call appts via Skype, FaceTime, google hangouts, and zoom. Rates are reasonable; both fixed and sliding scale options available! Payments appreciated via paypal and Venmo. All sessions/readings are ASL and Deaf accessible/friendly!!

Please follow Clary Sage Herbarium and myself on Instagram!!

@clarysageherbarium ~ clary sage herbarium IG

@heartofoak8 ~ my IG

It is my honor and blessing to be of service with the local portland, oregon queer, Deaf/hoh/ASL, and magical communities especially during this time. Thank y’all for supporting my livelihoods ❤️❤️❤️

Thank y’all for supporting local businesses and self employed folx especially right now in these times ~ waxing moon blessings ❤️❤️❤️❤️🙏🧚🏼‍♀️🧚🏼‍♂️🌌🌈

**** Coping with corvid-19 times via Gottman Institute ****

Coping with Uncertainty During COVID-19: An International Gottman Trainer Shares Their Perspective

 

This is a great article via the Gottman Institute related to how to cope with the current corvid-19 situation. I appreciated the insights/tips shared and it felt resonant in some ways with me.

Stay safe and well, wash your hands, and take care as y’all can ~ waxing moon blessings ~