Welcome to your weekend!
It’s Fab Five Friday when you get to see five of my favorite things this week. Enjoy!
Think: There is no doubt we live in troubling times. New challenges arise as often as tides roll in to test our values. I strongly believe that we are all connected. That we must reach out and help those in dire need when lives are on the line. See through the political storm in order to know another human who is suffering. One of my own Heathen values is Hospitality. Make the weary traveler welcome. I urge you all to please read this post full of wisdom concerning refugees and take time think how you would want your own family treated. Bigotry and hate doesn’t solve problems, nor are they worthy values.
Take Action: Once again, I’m calling on all of you to help the Endangered Wolves and other species at risk. Please write and call your representatives and tell them to protect the Endangered Species Act. You can see more information and other sponsors here.
Reclaim A Goddess: Words hold power. Names provide more than a way to get attention. It’s well beyond time to stop calling terrorists by the name of a beloved Goddess who also shares her name with many girls and women worldwide. I ask you to start doing what so many others in the world are doing and call the terrorists by the name Daesh. Go read this incredible article to see many good and legit reasons why.
Heathen Talk: We spend a lot of time denouncing awful people using our ways as a reason to commit crimes. There is no welcome mat for these criminals, and we do well to separate ourselves. We also tend to forget to be clear about who we are when we spend so much time explaining what we are not. Cara Freyasdaughter posted a great start to explaining what her Heathenry is about. Enjoy!
Kickstarter!: On to a lighter subject! Monroe noticed something missing in Tarot and decided to do something about it. Tarot hasn’t represented Afro-Caribbean traditions very well. That’s all about to change with this beautiful and enchanting deck! As of now, there are 10 days left to go and money still to be raised. PLEASE help Monroe reach his goal and stun the Tarot world with his brilliant creation! Go see for yourself!
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That’s a wrap.
Fab Five Friday, out! Throwing down the mic and walking off stage.
May you enjoy a weekend full of discovery and wonder with many reasons to love and laugh!
P.S. Questions on your mind? Curious? Get a reading!