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THE AGE OF LOW CALORIE SPIRITUALITY

We know that the wellness / spirituality industry has a racism problem. But within the same wellness / spirituality circles, there exists another problem (that isn’t unrelated to the former). I’d like to call it spiritual diet culture. The predominating wellness consumer wants a low calorie, low commitment, nutrient and culturally stripped healing experience that has everything to do with

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photo taken of woman from the perspective of both above and below water

THERE WILL BE MESSAGES TONIGHT

The other night, when I was lying in bed with the lights out and eyes closed, about to drift off to sleep, I intuitively smelled one of my ancestors, the covers ever so slightly felt more snug around my body, and then felt a gentle warmth on my head. This is the first time I can recall this happening with

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WHY WOKE CULTURE IS JUST CAPITALISM REBRANDED

What does it mean to be “woke”? Is being “woke” something one “possesses”? Is “woke” something we announce publicly, our sense of ethics displayed? Is “wokeness” saying the correct things, stating our  “correct” political position, hating the “right” things, using the “correct” language, calling out the “right” people, hitting the like button when others share the same views in their posts

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Hand holding the handle of a tea kettle pouring hot water into a gaiwan

WHAT IS SHAMANISM?

Shamanism is the oldest recorded spiritual practise found in cultures all over the world, including my own (Chinese Taiwanese). Through entering into a non-rational mind space via a number of tools such as altered breath, ecstatic dance, chanting, rattling and drumming, and the consumption of specific plants (in my case, non-entheogenic plants), the practitioner can tap into a reality (and

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Chic 70s Asian grandmother holding hands with her toddler Asian granddaughter in a pagoda at the park

THE TIGER CURSE

My paternal grandmother (whom I refer as Nai Nai, paternal grandmother in Mandarin) grew up in Keelung, Taiwan. When she was born, her mother (whom I referred to as Ah Zoh, great grandparent in Hokkien) celebrated exuberantly by announcing a feast complete with a slaughtered pig. This was highly unusual, counter-cultural and was seen as extravagant, as Chinese tradition in the

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Woman holding back a veil with the forest as the backdrop

THE ROAD TO HEALING IS NOT THROUGH A SAVIOUR, BUT THROUGH A DEVIL

We must become reconciled to the shadows within before we can be reconciled to the shadows in the outer world. Only the acknowledgment of our own fears, triggers, narcissism, hate, and every other appalling, rejected, or denied part of ourselves can prevent the same reenactment of pain. Enough of “love and light” spirituality. Stop forcing the light. It’s about giving

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Image with the words THE AGE OF LOW CALORIE SPIRITUALITY

THE AGE OF LOW CALORIE SPIRITUALITY

We know that the wellness / spirituality industry has a racism problem. But within the same wellness / spirituality circles, there exists another problem (that isn’t unrelated to the former). I’d like to call it spiritual diet culture. The predominating wellness consumer wants a low calorie, low commitment, nutrient and culturally stripped healing experience that has everything to do with

Read More »
photo taken of woman from the perspective of both above and below water

THERE WILL BE MESSAGES TONIGHT

The other night, when I was lying in bed with the lights out and eyes closed, about to drift off to sleep, I intuitively smelled one of my ancestors, the covers ever so slightly felt more snug around my body, and then felt a gentle warmth on my head. This is the first time I can recall this happening with

Read More »

WHY WOKE CULTURE IS JUST CAPITALISM REBRANDED

What does it mean to be “woke”? Is being “woke” something one “possesses”? Is “woke” something we announce publicly, our sense of ethics displayed? Is “wokeness” saying the correct things, stating our  “correct” political position, hating the “right” things, using the “correct” language, calling out the “right” people, hitting the like button when others share the same views in their posts

Read More »
Hand holding the handle of a tea kettle pouring hot water into a gaiwan

WHAT IS SHAMANISM?

Shamanism is the oldest recorded spiritual practise found in cultures all over the world, including my own (Chinese Taiwanese). Through entering into a non-rational mind space via a number of tools such as altered breath, ecstatic dance, chanting, rattling and drumming, and the consumption of specific plants (in my case, non-entheogenic plants), the practitioner can tap into a reality (and

Read More »
Chic 70s Asian grandmother holding hands with her toddler Asian granddaughter in a pagoda at the park

THE TIGER CURSE

My paternal grandmother (whom I refer as Nai Nai, paternal grandmother in Mandarin) grew up in Keelung, Taiwan. When she was born, her mother (whom I referred to as Ah Zoh, great grandparent in Hokkien) celebrated exuberantly by announcing a feast complete with a slaughtered pig. This was highly unusual, counter-cultural and was seen as extravagant, as Chinese tradition in the

Read More »
Woman holding back a veil with the forest as the backdrop

THE ROAD TO HEALING IS NOT THROUGH A SAVIOUR, BUT THROUGH A DEVIL

We must become reconciled to the shadows within before we can be reconciled to the shadows in the outer world. Only the acknowledgment of our own fears, triggers, narcissism, hate, and every other appalling, rejected, or denied part of ourselves can prevent the same reenactment of pain. Enough of “love and light” spirituality. Stop forcing the light. It’s about giving

Read More »