I remember the day I walked away from the 30-year war against my own body. In the fitting room of a department store, I was confronted by the reflection I usually tried avoid, and the all-too-familiar fear and disappointment bubbled up. I felt completely out of control of my body. I had not chosen to … Continue reading More than my meatsuit
Author: Andarta Rowe
How to stop being angry at your body
It’s so frustrating to have poor health, to be in pain, or to have a body that doesn’t work. I know what it’s like to feel angry with my body. It betrayed me by not allowing me to do the things I wanted to do – even rest comfortably. And I was aware I didn’t … Continue reading How to stop being angry at your body
How to transmute fear
I awoke in terror. Today was the day of my operation. I shuffled to the kitchen, and in the dim light of the early dawn, I could see an affirmation written in pink glitter pen and stuck to the cold steel of the refrigerator: ‘All is well.’ All was not well – I was gripped … Continue reading How to transmute fear
What is a Goddess-based path?
A Goddess-based spiritual path has distinct characteristics. Here are the five that seem the most important to me at the moment: I call them the 5 Ds. This is a brief overview. I will discuss each one in greater detail in future posts. Divinity I believe in a divine spirit that permeates all existence and … Continue reading What is a Goddess-based path?
How self-love changes everything
Some of us are responsible for the wellbeing of a number of other humans. I am only responsible for one, and really, that’s about all I can handle! It is my job to take care of her every day, to make sure she has everything she needs, that she is safe and that she has … Continue reading How self-love changes everything