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Dear Donald: Where Is Your Empathy?

Donald, here is the definition of empathy in case you hadn’t heard of it before: From Merriam-Webster: Definition of empathy 1:  the imaginative projection of a subjective state into an object so that the object appears to be infused with it 2:  the action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and […]

Hypocrisy And Leveling The Playing Field

Hypocrisy And Leveling The Playing Field

The new guy and his minions are away at the moment curtsying and engaging in their typical hypocrisy while back home, the forces of truth are leveling the playing field. He tweeted some time ago about how disrespectful Michelle Obama was for not wearing a headscarf while in a Muslim country; however, his own wife […]

Conversations With My Mother

Conversations With My Mother

I remember one afternoon listening to my mother telling me how it was in the work world. I was still in college and although a management position was open at the grocery store where she worked that she was more than qualified for, she told me that she wasn’t permitted to apply for it. I […]

What Does It Take To Hate?

What Does It Take To Hate?

What does it take for someone to hate another? I mean, really hate another. I’ve said on more than one occasion that I hated one thing or another but it was meant as hyperbole, not that I actually hated anything or anyone. Because to hate someone or a group of someones I believe it takes the […]

Strength and Integrity ~ Tarot for 27 Feb 2017

Another 6, 7, 8 progression occurs in today’s tarot reading. Communication and balance, intuition and the shadow side of self, and our practical nature comprise the numerological influences of the cards. I pulled a fourth card, an Ace, which corresponds with one or new beginnings. Two cards from the suit of Cups dominate the reading along […]

The Crone: Transformational Power Within

You don’t look like a Crone, a friend on social media said. I smiled, knowing he missed the point entirely. As the Goddess has three aspects, so does a woman. We begin as a Maiden, emerging into the Mother phase either in our early twenties or when we have a child if sooner. When a […]

A Sense of Justice ~ Rune & Tarot for 26 Nov 2016

Justice, card 11 of the Major Arcana, and Fehu, the first rune of the Elder Futhark comprise today’s rune and tarot reading. A card of Libra, the Druid Priestess as judge sits holding a sword in one hand and scales in the other. Justice can be swift, yet fair. An owl, reflecting wisdom, sits to […]

In Harmony With Others

In Harmony with Others ~ Rune and Tarot for 19 Nov 2016

The suit of Swords represents our intellectual presence, or how we convey our truth to the world around us. Princesses seem to be coming up more than anything lately, the Princess of Disks twice, suggesting that much is in the process of becoming. Drawing another Princess for today’s reading, this time the Princess of Swords, […]

A Little Honesty Would Have Been Nice

Apparently the federal government is not yet ready to remove cannabis from the Federal Drug Register. NORML is reporting that the Feds aren’t going to reschedule cannabis after all. Never mind that a profit motive put it there, because it was never about truth. I guess they’re going to allow universities to “study” it now. […]

empath and empathy

Empathy and the Empath

It was suggested to me by someone that empaths naturally express empathy, so if the person doesn’t feel much empathy, then he or she couldn’t possibly be an empath. I responded with, it depends on what you consider empathy. From his standpoint, it sounded like empathy was more of a response to something, than an awareness […]