“For long years a bird in a cage, today, flying along
with the clouds.” – Zen saying


These practices may help or inspire you to identify others:

Our Favorites

  • Brainstorming trauma and healing
  • Breathing exercises
  • Embracing an annual uplifting theme
  • Journaling/writing
  • Meditations (guided, malas, mantras, chimes, singing bowls)
  • Prayer
  • Prayer music
  • Reading/studying inspirational and spiritual works
  • Reflection practice (connects experiences and learning)
  • Rest
  • Saging/smudging
  • Self-reflection oracle decks
  • Tapping (based on acupuncture and psychology)
  • Therapy
  • Walking
  • Yoga

Guest Favorites

  • Activism 
  • Cartooning, creating art
  • Deep tissue manipulation/rolfing
  • Engaging in community life (in person, online)
  • Leading/listening to music
  • Learning from others
  • Learning how to love; loving people, no strings attached
  • Meditations (secluded, group)
  • Mindful intentions
  • Practicing gratitude
  • Questioning, questioning, questioning
  • Reciting church liturgy
  • Rituals
  • Running and other forms of exercise
  • Service to others and community
  • Shadow work (mining our hidden wounds)
  • Singing
  • Sitting and thinking (to tune into something greater than self) 
  • Sound frequency therapy
  • Spoken word (oral poetry)
  • Talking with others and really listening
  • Teaching
  • Watching/studying/writing about movies


10 Gifts for the Individual

  1. Belonging; sense of spiritual family and home
  2. Breaking generational cycles of spiritual poverty
  3. Compassion for self and others
  4. Embracing mystery and uncertainty
  5. Experiencing inner joy and serenity
  6. Gratitude for lessons learned
  7. Sharing lessons we’ve learned with others
  8. Self-love and self-forgiveness
  9. Serving others from a place of love
  10. Spiritual freedom, authenticity and integrity

10 Gifts for the Community

  1. Boundless love
  2. Friendship and kinship
  3. Healthy, dynamic communities
  4. Hope and goodwill
  5. Humanizing others
  6. Loving and compassionate activism on behalf of others
  7. Respect for the opinions and beliefs of others
  8. Safe community spaces
  9. Shared humanity and common bonds
  10. Unity and oneness


10 Signs You’re an Incarcerated Christian 
  1. It’s not okay to doubt, question or challenge beliefs and practices.
  2. It’s not okay to resist or disobey authority structures or figures.
  3. It’s not okay to hang out with non-Christians.
  4. It’s not okay to venture outside of God-ordained spaces.
  5. It’s not okay to be LGBTQIA+.
  6. It’s not okay to leave your church or question church leaders’ authority.
  7. It’s not okay to access unapproved mainstream media.
  8. It’s not okay to have feelings like fear, sadness, confusion or anger about these things.
  9. It’s not okay to dress in ways that don’t reflect Christian femininity and masculinity.
  10. It’s not okay to form your own religious and spiritual decisions.

10 Keys for Spiritual and Religious Release

  1. It’s okay to be curious and explore.
  2. It’s okay to make your religious and spiritual health and well-being a priority.
  3. It’s okay to walk away from your church or religious community.
  4. It’s okay to let go of fear, guilt, and shame and embrace courage, compassion, and hope.
  5. It’s okay to question, change and let go of beliefs.
  6. It’s okay to get help from counselors and therapists outside Christianity.
  7. It’s okay to develop your own personal beliefs and practices.
  8. It’s okay to follow your own religious and spiritual conscience.
  9. It’s okay to take a path that is different from your family and friends.
  10. It’s okay to embrace spiritual independence.

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