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The Equinox comes twice a year as a day of balance. I loved the metaphor for life so much that I named my book series The Equal Night Trilogy. We see the balance in our outer world in the hours of the day but it’s true meaning is the balance within us, the balance of our light and dark self. We resist our shadow, having been cultured to fear it. We have been raised as sinners and what is within should stay hidden. But that’s what those that are losing control desperately want to keep in check-our inner power. What
On the heels of WAP getting ten’s of millions of views on YouTube being called “feminism and women taking charge of their sexuality” we are faced with ‘Cuties.’ I’m not saying the women who produced WAP have a responsibility to be role models but wouldn’t they want to be? With so much influence on such impressionable fans, girls who want to emulate their heroines, we are seeing the product of that in the portrayal of ‘tweens in ‘Cuties.’ I was clueless about the ‘Cuties’ movie until I read about the controversy on instagram. Like most, I was completely horrified over
Only ten days into September, consider it a win if you’re still standing! The month started with a full moon in Pisces that had us all crying. I was surprised at the revelations in my own life that came out of nowhere. I hope you are over the hurdle of the rocky start to the month. Although for the mamas juggling back to school, the hurdles continueIt is a loaded month and has the possibility of profound change and personal breakthrough. The rest of 2020 will continue to be rocky asking us all to awaken to a new sense of self.
Easier said than done most days. Why is it we have the fire in our bellies one minute, in a shame spiral the next? If only the feeling of invincibility would stick around for awhile, I’d get a lot more done. It makes me think of all of my unfinished projects, just short of the goal line. I realize it’s an internal issue. But that’s the good news. If the scared woman is inside so is the bold one. It’s all about directing attention. Here we can access the field of psychology that studies archetypes. These roles are all within
I don't know about you but I'm still reeling from the Full Moon on the 1st. Astrologers said it was supposed to bring up old wounds and boy did it. Did you feel it? I like to think of myself as spiritually “with it” but I have to say, I didn’t see that coming. You see I had something bottled inside me for a very long time and on Sunday it just came out, refusing to be inside any longer. And when it did, I actually felt my heart chakra “pop.” I couldn’t believe the physical reaction I had. Something
Trust. There’s a lot packed into that small word. Trust plays a large part in writing and creating story. As writers, we put faith in the process and faith in ourselves. I believe writers are superheroes, bravely going where mortals dare not tread. And part of the fun of fantasy fiction is believing in the unseen and putting that world on paper. I believe in the realm of imagination and everything that comes from that place is “real” in some way, even if only in a storybook. All great fiction has human truth in it. As writers we put ourselves