May We Dance Upon Their Graves

Incest Survivors, Spirituality and Ceremonies of Justice – the story of a woman living a rich, fulfilling life while waiting to dance on her sociopath father's grave.

Grieving and staying present


Last night my wife held me while I cried for a long time. She curled around me, spoon-style, and held me solidly. I cried for the loss of her holding … Continue reading

September 30, 2011 · 9 Comments

No Letter


My wife nailed it. She said “there isn’t going to be a letter, she didn’t get what she wanted.” According to my aunt, my mom has allegedly written a letter … Continue reading

September 1, 2011 · 4 Comments

What I learned about faith and child sexual abuse


My adult spirituality developed in first or second year university. I was taking a philosophy of religion course, up to my neck in flashbacks and attending 12 step meetings of … Continue reading

January 30, 2011 · 4 Comments

Wedding Canopy


This picture is of someone’s real wedding canopy, it’s called Magical White Wedding by Ronsho, from Flickr. Our wedding was magical. It was a blessing of us and of our … Continue reading

September 9, 2010 · 2 Comments

Checking in


I haven’t been writing because I’ve got a lot going on but most of it is not particularly survivory, and is private in that it involves more than just me. … Continue reading

September 7, 2010 · 1 Comment

unfinished business


(Trigger warning to my ritual abuse survivor allies – the following has description of positive pagan ceremony. ) Last night I got together with a friend of mine who shares … Continue reading

October 20, 2009 · 1 Comment

Feminist Vitamins


I’ve been telling my friends that coming back from my week at camp I feel like I’ve had a megadose of ultra-strength feminist Mother Earth vitamins. It’s not like I”m … Continue reading

August 29, 2009 · 4 Comments

The Bear


So I figure I’ve got grieving nailed down now. At the retreat this week I had several gut-shaking cries that were very cleansing. In a wierd way, I like grieving, … Continue reading

August 26, 2009 · 4 Comments

Warrior – the Real Wyrd Sisters


I have two items on the subject of being a warrior that I want to share – here is the first: The lyrics to “Warrior” by the Wyrd Sisters. When … Continue reading

May 29, 2009 · 6 Comments

Pagan Conference


This weekend I attended a Pagan conference and met some interesting and helpful people. Have you ever had a period in your life where you appear to be in Grace? … Continue reading

May 18, 2009 · 5 Comments

Why a sinus infection is a gift from the Goddess


Okay, now you probably think I’m nuts, but it is. About ten years ago, I was accepted to the music program at a community college.  The director of the program … Continue reading

May 2, 2009 · 1 Comment

Compost


The last few days I’ve been lonely. Being sick with a sore throat and earache, and kind of tired, I’ve not been working much and have had lots of time … Continue reading

April 10, 2009 · 5 Comments

Book Review and Divine Intervention


The other day I was picking up a book I’d requested at the library and absent mindedly browsing the books nearby, which happened to be about religion. I picked up … Continue reading

March 28, 2009 · 5 Comments

Going on living


As part of my ongoing quest to stop Hiding I’m starting gradually to getting back into both doing things I’m passionate about and letting others witness me doing them. Tonight, … Continue reading

March 24, 2009 · 19 Comments

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