religion, religious, spirituality

It cannot be emphasised enough

You were not born a sinner.
You are not inherently tainted.
You are not naturally broken.
You are not impure because of your thoughts or your actions.

You can be loved unconditionally, without the threat of disfellowship, abandonment, or even torture.


To perpetuate such damaging rhetoric is abusive: it causes unimaginable harm to real world humans.

~Lord Shiva, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand (India)~

Shiva is responsible for change both in the form of death and destruction and in the positive sense of destroying the ego. This also includes the shedding of old habits and attachments. 

His destruction is the destruction of an artist, or a surgeon or a cook. Through destruction he facilitates the smooth transition of things and events from one stage to another. 

He destroys our illusions, desires and ignorance. Shiva destroys to renew and regenerate our lives and our spirits, preparing us spiritually, nourishing and transforming us. 

and one hundred crying eyes pierced the heavens

their milky gaze crowned all horizons

poison seeping from their pores

melting

endlessly into that spiraling void. Nothing could be felt but wretchedness, nothing could be seen but lies of virtue- of godliness and holy, holy, holy

what glory bestowed onto thee

wholly and truly

that halo, glittering muck

jagged jowls and fierce edges

‘i am ready and i am here’

lost at the edges of this sea forever and ever

time could no longer pass us

give me your quivering hands i want to feel it

our expulsion - your fear i want to taste it

sweet flesh

softness

what angel would be here

and

we will melt into each other

pooling until we are nothing and everything

the eternal sunshine in this dark place is the hollows of your mind. a place where their gaze can never see

sacrifice yourself and we will

recycle

they know

I have to keep reminding myself that this 7th grade class I’m teaching is not a college-level theology class. I’m getting into Latin American Liberation Theology and its use of the Exodus narrative, and now I’m researching interpretations of the Exodus narrative in other faith traditions, and I’m also thinking about sacramentality and an Incarnational basis for tending to people’s physical needs and…Hanna dude calm down they’re like 12.