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In Spirit

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More personally, I recently completed my Masters in Women’s and Gender Studies. Additionally, I have a background in psychology and religious studies. I wanted to understand the history of the world’s religions, how they created the psychology of the people, and how the two work in tandem to create social systems and policies that privilege a few and marginalize many.

The smell of books intoxicates me, while taking in diverse perspectives across time gives me butterflies. The only thing I love more than books are my cats. Yup–I am one of those.

There is absolutely nothing more exhilarating to me than discovering new ways of being in the world, via new experiences and new faces. I have never wanted to live a life where days don’t change, and I have been fairly successful.

Fluidity is the most endearing quality of life, and how I set my compass–any direction goes. Wherever I end is home and always was, no matter what path I take. The same is true for all souls. So I encourage you–take a different path today. You will end up where you are headed, whichever direction you take.

I routinely travel in SE Asia and have spent extended periods there both for research and pleasure, although I find the two interchangeable. I am an avid scholar of eastern thought and philosophy, and revere the musings of Osho (and all things esoteric really). I spent the summer of 2018 in the Himalayas doing field research.

Outside of my academic endeavors, I enjoy exploration of ancient religious and cultural practices devoted to goddess worship and valorization of the feminine. I am a devotee of Shiva–to burn all that is not true. Alchemy and magic–join me. Let us partner to create transformative energy. 

I live a mindful and sustainable lifestyle, to include mind/body/spirit maintenance and well-being. I cannot give you happiness, but smiles come free. 🙂 

Energy is everything. Energetic exchange is powerful and leaves lasting effects. I am admittedly cautious and particular when choosing whom to engage and share space with, as we take on the vibrations of other energetic bodies in our proximal spaces.

I am a minimalist and advocate for simplicity. I revere Mother Earth, and give Her praise for the life She allows me to awaken to and live each day. Further, I have a love affair with the moon unmatched by human experiences.

You can find me in a library, museum, coffee shop, vintage store, or somewhere outdoors grounding and experiencing nature the divine. When I need a total brain veg, I enjoy video streaming to binge watch a good series, but do not own a television. I am anti news, “fake news,” and the circus show we call politics of “civilization” here—all things vibrating negative energy into the world.

Music makes my soul dance and my tastes are eclectic. I love Jazz, Reggae, African SOCA music, Stevie Nicks, Indie, Neosoul–anything with the kind of vibrations that awaken your rhythmic soul. I revere ancient Asian and Middle Eastern music as well, and the energy it creates in and around me.

I am a mindfulness practitioner. I am cautious not to appropriate cultural practices (Tantra) that have little to do with the way the West has perverted them for capitalist purposes. Tantra is not a prescribed set of ideals or practices. It is a way of being in and engaging each moment fully, whole heartedly, with an openness to receive all things in love.  Tantra is me. Tantra is you. I am the altar and my prayers/practices are my offerings. 

I love more than anything to simply be with other humans in whatever ways may show up between two energies meant to collide. I suspend all expectations and judgments. We are free. It is my wish to be in service to you touching that experience, even if for a moment.

In Spirit, 

DB 

My charity efforts: I am an avid activist against human trafficking victims who have been forced, coerced, etc. against their will into sexual slavery. To honor those women/children and give towards relief efforts to end such heinous atrocities, I have added a couple of sites I donate to, and invite you to give to as well. I am more interested in any gift you could want to share with me besides your beautiful presence, going towards these ongoing efforts. If you do so choose to share a donation with ONE OF THE LISTED organizations close to my heart and can provide proof of donating (minimum $10), I will reduce my suggested offering by 10% for our initial engagement. Proof and verification of proof must be handled before any scheduled meeting to receive a discount. Please email the confirmation–screen shot of receipt, etc. with date/time stamp.

http://www.newlightindia.org/

www.somaly.org

www.prajwalaindia.com

www.polarisproject.org

 

 

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