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finding the crossroads of spirit and justice
I'm passionate about solidarity economy projects and seeing how they relate to my personal spiritual path. My idea is to travel to places significant to both these topics and view the intersections. I'll be blogging about what I find at http://www.ariamae.com.
My about.me is: http://about.me/ariamae
As stated on my personal website:
"I want a world where everyone has what they need: spiritual connection, dignified work, and a vibrant planet.
Working for justice can include spiritual elements. In fact, I believe that it is crucial for our far-left movements to incorporate connection to the earth, rituals, and even prayers, (or "intentions" for a less-triggering term). To make change, we must balance openness to people's different beliefs and engagement with healing energy.
I know we are capable of having the sort of utopia we dream of. I'm thinking of the one where children grow up nurtured with food and community and then have access to healthy livelihoods. I know we can have sustainable systems in place to provide creatively for our basic needs, with more time left to enjoy our loved ones and nature.
This utopia is ours! We just need to claim it. It can be claimed peacefully and quickly, with respect for one another and a graceful letting-go of things we no longer want."
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I have had fun hosting in Worcester, and now I'm traveling and hope to experience the other side of couchsurfing- meeting incredible folks in their homes!
One fond memory was discussing the radicalism of Jesus and how it relates to meditation practices and Buddhism. We made pizzas and talked into the evening, and I picked up a couple great book titles to read, (and was given a book- thanks Richard!) I loved the simplicity of the interaction, though it was very deep.
Music, Movies, and Books
Small is Beautiful
Michigan folk music
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
My boyfriend and I went to an ancestralization ritual in the New Hampshire countryside. It was hosted by a West African Shaman, and it was amazing! Ask me more...
Teach, Learn, Share
I am a great cook, and enjoy trying new vegetarian dishes. I'm interested in learning more about food preservation and local eating pleasures.
I know a bit about self-transformation practices and non-religious spirituality. My passions are for sharing what I've experienced and learning more from others in this realm.
The same goes for solidarity economy systems- bartering, alternative currencies, transition movements- these are all things I know a bit about but what to learn further.
Countries I’ve Visited
Canada, Mexico, Nicaragua
Countries I’ve Lived In