Today, May 2, 2011, is the first ever International Pagan Coming Out Day. Organizers say that they are "working to achieve greater acceptance and equity for Pagans at home, at work, and in every community" by encouraging those who are able and ready to come out of the "broom closet" to do so. They feel that we can reduce stigma by putting a human face on Paganism, provide a voice for those Pagans who cannot yet come out, and basically open a dialog with the mainstream. I don't know how much national media attention this day will garner since the news of Osama bin Laden's killing was just announced last night, but it's an interesting endeavor nonetheless and something that will at least get
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Debra Moffitt, author of Awake in the World: 108 Practices to Live a Divinely Inspired Life.
A friend said that dreams were like letters from a wise relative; they must be opened. Over the past years dreams have helped me find a mate, warn me about the stock market crash, and helped me to get published. In dreams many things become clear and transparent. Like in ancient dream temples, we can create a place where we’re ready to receive them and grow. In workshops, people tell me, “I don’t dream.” This is not true; everyone dreams every night. It’s part of sleeping. In each ninety minute sleep cycle we spend approximately half an hour