Topics in Bloom “Um, so how about we not ignore that the world’s best athletes are descending on one lovely city and country in the midst of a pandemic and, oh yeah, that country is saying we are not ok — so we get the hint and then maybe don’t come.”

Quite the needed reminder these days as the world crumbles. Helps to remember that as it crumbles it’s reassembling…

We each need to remember — often — that we have what it takes to not just weather this storm but ride it in joy, arriving at a better place…

Topics in Bloom “We Had to Be Upended To Realize What Was Right…”

I mean how Cancer season is this?! Love AND food! via IG via @ showkitchen via @ gastroobscura

We thought it was Covid but the lessons have only intensified and apparently we need to keep looking in cuz the answers are not coming from outside of us.

This mercury retrograde has been no joke. Communication issues (whoa) miss ups, mishaps, forgetting things, this time the planet of communication - in it’s home sign — was not playing. …

Topics in Bloom “Peak Patriarchy Jumping the Shark…”

Unknown Source (and brilliant!) Please Advise

If you missed it somehow everywhere in the world is having major changes. Not just Covid protocols, but throwing the shackles off of the top-down patriarchal model of life. “Do as I say cuz I said so” ain’t flying anymore. Thank goddess, right? That system was bananas: not fun AND not effective. Who needs that!

That said, the departure of the old way is not going quietly. Osaka speaking up about her health issues and being summarily ignored by officials is one example. Merrick Garland and Biden’s DOJ agreeing to represent DT…

Topics in Bloom “White Knights is Happening You Guys”

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In this weeks review of the shit show that is the patriarchy and power hungry/emotionally unwell trying to hold onto their dwindling power (and cue the Wicked Witch of the West “I’m melting”...)

White Knights (the classic 1985 film) is real. Only the real life version is way worse.

Thoughts in Bloom on this Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius

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“I hope you will go out and let stories, that is life, happen to you, and that you will work with these stories… water them with your blood and tears and your laughter till they bloom, till you yourself burst into bloom.” Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Some of the best ways to process events are in pictures. I submit this picture and summary of George Floyd’s daughter at the White House today.

Topics in Bloom… on this Gemini New Moon

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Sure things look dire. From cops letting others off for their hate crime behavior without anything resembling a sane response (see below) to voting rights being peeled back — I can’t believe I’m full on living both the post Civil War period, Jim Crow, and the Civil Rights era right now. Bananas. — these unreal times have been made by us so they can be unmade.

Thats the good news! This new moon of Gemini brings intelligence (thank god) and speed and communication to the forefront for us all. …

Topics in Bloom “Talent and heart and humility and inclusion for the win!”

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I know spring has sprung and some Americans are getting happy about going to in person meetings and small dinner parties, but India is dying in record numbers, much of Europe is in lockdown — as is Canada — and so this virus has us feeling unsettled. Maybe we lean into it?

Pretending everything is hunky dory got us into this mess — rampant racism and sexism and extremists trying to run our lives, no universal healthcare and people freezing to death on the streets in the…

Topics in Bloom: “Colonier-Than-Thou”…

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Lots of Opinions and News Ahead…

Not gonna lie, I’m pretty proud of that Colonier-Than-Thou line. It came to me when writing about the attitude of many writers that irks me (see below: The Econimist rant in #2.)

Irks abound this full moon Scorpio we’ve been in these past few days. It’s a doozy. I was checking some of my favorite astrologers on Instagram for insight — @ foreverconscious, @ alyonnaangelica, @ ojcastrology and @ chaninicholas @ womanofthewomb.

They all spoke of the deep well of inner knowing and strength we can each tap into at…

Topics in bloom this April 20, 2021…

Today reminds that sometimes winning doesn’t feel good. I effing hate that.

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“I ask no favor for my sex. All I ask of our brethren is that they take their feet off our necks.” — Ruth Bader Ginsburg (quoting Sarah Grimké)

The marathon continues.

Of course Derek Chauvin being found guilty on all counts was good. But it doesn’t feel so good, both because George Floyd is dead and there is a long way to go in trying others — both in this case and others. Breonna Taylor’s killers are not facing charges.

To watch news today after the verdict…

Topics in Bloom this April 13, 2021

Because news should be about more than just what guys in suits at big corporations say and want discussed…

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’Twant me, ’twas the Lord. I always told him, “I trust to you. I don’t know where to go or what to do, but I expect you to lead me,” and he always did. — Harriet Tubman

I know religion is a sticky subject. Generally I prefer to avoid it as it tends to make people rigid and defensive, but spirituality, faith, connection and discussions of insight and intuition and inner knowing are it.

I love when amazing people share their source of strength and wisdom. I find it inspiring, a look into how did they do the amazing super…

Leah Gillis

Reiki Healing Crime Reporter. Passport User, Discourse Haver, Sagittarius. Seeker of the Awesome, Interesting & Notable. La Vie Pizza. Book#1…IG ALeahThing

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