COM|PASSionate Events

Hello there COM|PASSionate REVOLUTIONARIES!

We hope your Friday is going well as you head into the weekend. Here is our event round-up and announcements for upcoming fun community loving!!!

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EVENTS

Get out, take care of yourself and heal in community!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Don’t forget there’s lots of upcoming ways to get involved!

  • The Trans* Asterisk Conference at UC Riverside is quickly approaching! Don’t forget to register by 2.6.15 to make sure that you get your conference t-shirt and lunch reserved!

RECOMMENDATIONS

Feeling like some quiet time at home is what you need? 

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*Events are put on by the CR Community/CR Community members. Other events are by friends of the CR Community or of interest to the CR Community. Feeling a little nervous about getting out and involved? Email us and if we can we’ll make some introductions so you have a friendly face to say “Hi” to when you get there!

**These events are local to Southern CA. If you want to do a COM|PASSionate event round-up for your local area let us know!

***Are you an individual, meet-up or community group that has some COM|PASSionate events of your own? Email us for details on how to submit your event to our calendar!

compassionaterevolt@gmail.com

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Quick Healing Tips: Do You Chia?

Happy Wednesday everyone! It’s time for Quick Healing Tips with Ashley!

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This week on Quick Healing Tips Ashley discusses the benefits and uses of Chia Seeds!

Watch here or visit us on our YouTube Channel

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Ashley is a healing seeker, adventurer, provider and sharer. She offers healing services through her practice http://www.holistichealinghelpers.com and is working towards creating a mind body healing site in Honolulu, Hawaii.

 

Tarot Tuesday: Some of my Favorite Resources

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Today I’d like to share with you some of my favorite other tarot resources in the big wide world.

First, if you’re local to Southern California I heartily recommend you check out Califia Collective’s Introduction to Tarot course: Reading the Cards – this Friday in Long Beach! It’s being taught by the incomporable Alexis of Worts & Cunning and is affordable and promises to be full of learning and playfulness and goodies galore.

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The internet is full of people sharing fabulous explorations of tarot. No list could ever be truly complete, but here are a few folks whose work I particularly love and/or whose work has supported my own tarot journey over the years.

Aeclectic Tarot is a huge – I mean HUGE – store of of resources. A lively community of scholars, professionals, aficionados, newbs, and all-around tarot-lovers has co-created a wealth of reviews, readings, experiences, stories, scholarship, advice, games, discussions, and random loveliness. This place really supported by tarot study, especially in the middle years of deepening and exploring and beginning to read professionally. Worth a trip down the bunny hole.

Beth at Little Red Tarot is doing fantastic work, is catalyzing a queer tarot community, just started a tarot learning course that I’m hoping to do together with my niece, is manifesting a queer tarot deck, writes lovely articles for Autostraddle, and is all around awesome. She is also recruiting writers – particularly folks of color and magical queerdos. Send her some love!

Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha is a shining star, and you can find her at brownstargirltarot.wordpress.com – her work bridging tarot with radical healing and social justice is super inspiring. Check out this lovely interview with her too!

Trung Nguyen is an artist working on a gorgeous and inclusive tarot deck – you can read a wonderful interview with him here, or check out some his work on his tumblr here.

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Trung Nguyen’s beautiful Empress card. Swoon!

That should keep you busy for a while. Happy exploring! ❤ Let us know who your favorite tarot peeps are!

Kaeti is a therapist, teacher, and dreamer based in Long Beach, California. All of her work (and play!) is interested in dismantling intersections of oppression and breathing magic and radical healing into all the daily corners of her life, into all the spaces of community she helps weave.

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There are photographs in this post that were borrowed lovingly from the internet and do not belong to us. All are linked and credited to the best of our abilities in hopes of attracting more traffic to the photographers and websites who have blessed us with this imagery. The inclusion of a photograph here should not be interpreted as an assertion of the subject’s or artist’s identity or beliefs. If there is a photo included here that belongs to you and you want it removed, please email compassionaterevolt@gmail.com and it will be removed promptly, no questions asked.

MHM Ep. 3: Disclosure

Good morning REVOLUTIONARIES!

We hope that you’ve all been safe and well this past week! On today’s podcast we’re talking about the complexities and intracies of disclosure and how we can make it more affirming for those of us doing the disclosure.

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You can listen here:

or on LibSyn!

We’ll start with a word to our allies and the 3 C’s of being safe places for folks to disclose to:

  1. Be Conscious- Check your privilege, know this is difficult and know that you don’t have the right to this information.
  2. Be Considerate- Can you help everyone navigate physical environment safely, are you a safe person generally and are you using affirming and non-normative language?
  3. Get Consent- If someone has disclosed to you, they have disclosed to YOU only. Be respectful and honor this information.

We’ll also discuss planning the best structure for our disclosure, getting clear on our needs, getting clear on the space we have to educate others and how to communicate everything clearly and succinctly.

Here are some of the links that we mention in our podcast:

Thanks so much for listening! We hope that this was helpful and we’d love to hear your thoughts, experiences and resources as well!

In COM|PASSionate REVOLUTION,

Skye + Traci

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Why Dreams?

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Sometimes I tell people that I do dreamwork for a living, and mostly they cock their heads at me and don’t say much of anything. It’s unexpected. Some folks get excited and intrigued – my people! – but mostly I get two kinds of questions. “What does that mean?” and “Why dreams?”

I want to talk about that “why?” question. I’ve written a bit about the other one – what dreamwork means, and what that looks like. You can even download a lovely little pdf I made about beginning to work with dreams. The “why” question is trickier to answer, but for me I think it comes down to this:

Because there is more to you than your daily, outward self. There is more to all of us.

Dreams are a bridge, connecting us to what else is going on inside – particularly things our waking selves have a hard time looking at, deep feelings, hidden stress, secret strengths, and important parts of our histories and futures.

Especially in our dominant American culture, our daily waking self’s perspective tends to harden around us like an armored shell. Dreams crack that shell open and reveal how much more we are – and how much more we are capable of. Dreamwork is a practice of remembering and honoring that richness within each of us. Dreamwork brings our daily waking selves into deeper relationship with the rest of us, and with the infinite web of relationships that is Gaia and Her dreaming world.

Dreams offer a chance to be in dialogue with what’s wild and Other about us. We are visited by powerful animals, beautiful strangers, familiar terrors and we sit with them, we host them, we listen to the messages they bring. We learn, and we change, and the dreams change along with us.

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Dreamwork grows an important skill that we can bring into waking life too – especially those of us who inhabit certain kinds of privilege: sitting and listening to what feels Other, containing the intense feelings that arise in us, and trusting that a perspective so different from our own is true and deeply valuable for us to hear. It’s as important to be able to do this within yourself as it is with your intimate and community partners, and as we go about the business of renewing our relationship with the more-than-human world.

Dreams are also where we have great adventures and find the spark of inspiration – we travel to new places, and we drink deeply from where the underground currents bubble up in flowing springs. We receive important messages from the world that is so much bigger than us.

I invite you to begin, or to deepen your practice of attending your dreams and working with them lovingly. Over time, with this practice, we come into a sense of ourselves as empowered, of our experiences as full of meaning, and of the world as alive and full of magic.

I will be teaching a dreamwork course in the Spring that will be a deeper, 12-week exploration of this practice. Dreamwork for Survivors will weave this practice while bearing in mind the needs of survivors and the ways that this work can uniquely support healing and reconnecting to yourself and your world.

Please check it out! Follow the link for more in-depth information and to sign up for updates as we get closer to March.

There are so many ways to engage your dreams. If joining a dream circle isn’t calling you, I encourage you to begin in a smaller way. Even just the act of making a dream journal can be a powerful start of such a practice.

I love that I get to live in this work, and that part of my work is helping others find access to their own version of it. And I look forward to sharing more of my work with you as we move toward the Spring and launch the Dreamwork for Survivors course.

This blog was originally posted over at Califia Collective, with whom I’ll be teaching the upcoming course. If you haven’t checked out their amazing and inspiring blend of community healing, justice, herbalism, and queerdo magic, you’re in for a treat!

~ Sweet dreams ~

Kaeti is a therapist, teacher, and dreamer based in Long Beach, California. All of her work (and play!) is interested in dismantling intersections of oppression and breathing magic and radical healing into all the daily corners of her life, into all the spaces of community she helps weave.

Healing Reflections: Bloom Bravely

Good Morning REVOLUTIONARIES!

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We hope all is well out in your worlds! I’m a little bit under the weather. It’s been quite a winter season! I was talking to the studio owner over at Deep Dog Yoga, Yorba Linda about the Wednesday morning class before it started. The class, while always lovely, really seems to flow with the seasons. Sometimes we’re a very small group and sometimes a large group. Sometimes we move and sometimes, like this morning, what seemed to be called for was deep grounding, stretching and strengthening for our bodies and our hearts.

Hump Day is real! It can be a struggle or a leaping off point. It’s an interesting little moment in time and space each week and we’ve been loving offering you a Quick Healing Tip to get you through the week. In the off weeks of this bi-weekly series we’re still feeling into what might be needed on Wednesdays here at COM|PASSionate REVOLT and decided that this week a little healing reflection might be just the thing.

We stumbled upon this lovely post by Recreating a Beautiful Mind and wanted to point you over there today in case you’re struggling to Bloom Bravely this Wednesday.

In bravery,

Traci + COM|PASSionate REVOLT

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Traci is a yoga teacher and therapist in the Orange County area. She sometimes struggles with Wednesdays but is learning to foster dialogue with the moment, listen into body and sink into healing.