I used to feel that way too…that I can’t afford to give…but I’ve had to do a lot of work around money — what it is, what it *means,* etc. I’ve come to the realization that money is, at its core, energy. You have to be an open conduit, allowing money/energy to flow freely through you. Give generously when you can, and know that when you need to be the recipient of generosity, it will flow back to you.
Wow, Shannon, you are really doing incredible. I, too, come from generational Southern poverty, so I get that mind-set…hell, it’s almost a whole-body set. I’ve been homeless before, and right on the edge of being homeless, so I get it. It’s amazing that you’re doing so well — I hope you can step back, take a deep breath, and remind yourself how you’re FUCKING KILLING IT! You go, girl!
Great article! I’m about the same age as you, and I think you’re spot on here. I’ve *never* been good at dating — I suck at small-talk, and I don’t suffer fools — but it seems like the expectations have just gone crazy now that we have internet dating. I’ve tried it a few times, and it always ended in disaster. I still keep trying to go out into…
Yes, this, all of this! I recently wrote a piece on just this topic — but taking it a step further: expecting women to do all the emotional labor (and just straight-up labor) is a form of control. https://medium.com/@delanirbartlette/why-no-is-the-most-powerful-word-6a5db6027a97
I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Interesting; I’ve never heard of that. Though I’m not exactly connected to the drug scene anymore, lol. Myself, I agree, it’s very powerful medicine and should be taken in a prayerful/intentional spirit. I stick with Mother Nature’s medicines (i.e., entheogens).
That makes a lot of sense. I prefer “entheogens” myself but when people use them for just partying, without intention, that muddies the waters. And I know that for some people who aren’t as mentally stable (perfect example: Suzan Bear), they can be very, very bad news.
That’s interesting; I’d never heard of that distinction. I’ve always thought “hallucinogen” was basically interchangeable with “psychedelics,” with “psychedelics” used as a broader category of all drugs that change your mind/preception (AKA psychotropic). Admittedly the last research I’ve read on the subject was from Terrence McKenna, long ago…