More than Just Tattoos & Piercings
Depending on how you view life, one could say that I am who I am based on the experiences I've had and lessons I've learned from people like this.
Would I be here now, with Seer&Sundry if it weren't for Damon with his quirky tattoos and facial piercings? No, definitely not.
Would I be as brave and sarcastically humorous as I am if it weren't for friends like Kar with her septum piercing and Chase The Morning chest tat or Fen whose tats cover her from her wildly dyed and cut hair to her pretty lil toes along with her implants nad love of all things body mod? Nope.
I can't even say how I would feel about the amazing state of Alaska that I live in and the people in it without my darling friend Roy with his Gandalf beard, septum spike, and motorcycle enthusiasm.
People who judge others on looks and disdain those with body modifications probably look kindly on me and yet will miss out on who I am and who I love because they would only remark against people in my life that look unconventional.
I pity them that they will not know the love I have known.
Boundaries of Discrimination Should Be Broken Down
The tarot card Judgement is one often shown as an angel calling the dead up from their graves.
This card, in a reading, suggests that the reader or querent has had a recent epiphany or an ‘awakening’ where they have come to a realization that they need to live their life in a different way and need to be true to themselves and their needs.
I think of this card now in two ways.
First, for myself. When I saw the meme my relative posted I was upset but initially shied away from saying anything that might stir the waters. However, it felt wrong not to say anything, not to point out the ignorance and prejudice that the meme portrayed.
Then I shied away from the initial idea of blogging about this matter. Should I air an issue I have with a family member? What does this have to do with living a magickal life?
It is my hope that the energy of this card will go out to them, touch them and give them an "epiphany" in regards to how they see others and themselves. May they understand the Universal Truth that is taught in many faiths and religions - we are all the same, children of the Divine, and we need to love one another no matter how we look on the outside.
After writing this blog and getting some amazing pics from friends, I read THIS TOTES AWESOME POST by the Gorgeous Leonie Dawson who talks about drawing a line in the sand as an entrepreneur and that, yes it can be risky but it is so important to work with people that are respectful even when they do or don't agree with your view point. I agree completely and this post along with the encouragement of my beloved friends gave me the balls to post this blog even when I knew the convo was controversial.