Moments for Common Nourishment

Anna Blaedel

When the people, Wind the people... We the People, Win the people!

When the people, Wind the people... We the People, Win the people!

By Rev. DaSaint we the people,when the peoplewe the people,wind the peoplewe the people,win the peoplewe the people,when living in the wildwe wonderwe wanderwe worrywe are wearyand we get weakyet we are wiseto glean on the wisdom of those whoonce were wanderers in the wildThose who so often wondered of possibilities thatcould not be seen yet dreamtcould not be felt yet believedcould not be heard yet hoped forIs this what we hoped for?we the people,wind the people into resistancewind the people to be resilientwind the people to restthis wind has ushered us to pay attention to our passionand recalibrate our...

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Anna Blaedel

What grounds and guides the work ahead

What grounds and guides the work ahead

By Rev. Anna Blaedel How are we nourishing ourselves and each other?What nourishment do we need, in our bodies?What nourishment do we long for, in our spirits?What wisdom and joy and anger and imagination will nourish our collective labor of liberation, in the days and weeks and months to come?These questions circulate daily through my heartmindbeing, and my work. I hear others asking these questions, and variations on them, too.I recently had the chance to share in a spiritual practice, aimed toward nourishment, with some of the members of the enfleshed Board of Directors. You will be invited to read...

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Anna Blaedel

An Oasis of Longing

An Oasis of Longing

By The Rev. Elizabeth M. Edman We were sitting together on a lovely forested cliff in northern Manhattan. The persistent leafy green opulence, amiably coexisting with the cry of sirens and flash of silver rooftops, always surprises and delights me. The park is simultaneously an oasis and a reminder of natural wonders, lush and alive, within and beyond the City’s borders. My friend had just made his first trip out of New York since Covid hit. I could picture the town as he described it. I traveled there years ago with a woman I loved desperately. Every time he mentioned the...

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Anna Blaedel

Needing, together.

Needing, together.

By Rev. Anna Blaedel For the last few days, I’ve been beginning each day with this, “queer morning blessings // birkot hashachar,” written and translated by Dori Midnight and Randy Furash-Stewart. It is grounding me. Helping me breathe. Helping me be, and be present, in my body, to the Lifeforce that is Spirit, and Breath, and Divinity. I know I am needing more help than usual, these days, finding grounding, and nourishment, and breath. I suspect I am not alone, in this need. I recognize how much we need spiritual nourishment, in order to show up for the long haul,...

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