When you go to the humane society to adopt a pet, you understand you will need to care for that animal. Not only do you understand that you will need to feed it, clean up after it, and take it to the vet, but you understand also that this animal is going to need your love. Your attention. Your patience, sometimes. Your affection, certainly. This animal’s life will be in your hands.
Boundaries are so much more than statements we make to other people about what we want and don’t want. Boundaries are real, palpable membranes that exist in the subtle, felt-sensed domains of the psyche, body, and spirit.
In the secular West, February 14th is the day we celebrate Valentine’s Day. Named after the 3rd-century Roman clergyman St. Valentine, whose martyrdom is said to have occurred on the 14th of February, Valentine’s Day is the day we set aside to honor romantic love.
We’re already one month into 2024, dear readers! Can you believe it?
Thinking back to the visions that charmed us for this year, the intentions we outlined in words or writing… how do the opening musical phrases of 2024 sound so far?
Goodbye, 2023, thank you for all you brought. Hello 2024, nice to meet you!
Dear readers, on behalf of Villa Kali Ma, I wish you all the best in this new cycle. May you find yourself face to face with a year of brightness, saturation, and depth, of feeling real in your own body and present in your story.