Happiness is difficult to define for a person who doesn’t fit neatly into society’s conventional concept of gender. Transitioning to the preferred gender is sometimes the only solution to resolving dissonance between one’s internal identity and how society perceives them. It is especially challenging for older individuals who have lived with the discord for most of their lives — but ultimately decide they must be true to who they are, often at great personal cost.
Stephenie Viewweigh was able to live her last years in the gender she always knew she was. She died Friday, June 13th, 2014.
Earlier today I completed the second draft of Echo LaVeaux’s Book of the Moon. The book is due a third reread and edit. My hope is that it will be up on Kindle by the end of the week and no later than Halloween day.
The book is slim but filled with poetry, reflections, meditations, and ideas for intention setting during each phase of the Moon. It was created as a way to share my impressions of the Moon during the course of her lifecycle. My hope is that it touches you and inspires you to grow closer to our cosmic sister.
Velvet is still available for FREE on KindleUnlimited. Please grab a copy and – if you have already read the book – please leave your impressions on it by writing a review. If you do, I would be most grateful.
Thank you for supporting me in my writing endeavors.
Dateline – Friday, September 30, 2016: Black Moon Rising
We are about to experience a very rare lunar phenomenon…a Black Moon. Simply stated, the Black Moon is a second New Moon in a calendar month. Just like the Blue Moon, a second Full Moon in a month, the Black Moon comes to us as an extra day of oomph.
Everyone has their own interpretation of the Moon phases and how to use them in their personal lives. As this is the first Black Moon we’ve had in awhile, I am choosing to use the energy of this Moon in a special way.
On Friday evening, after the Sun has set, I plan to go outside and sit under the dark sky. My goal for the Black Moon is to set some intentions and use the power of the second September New Moon to help manifest the dreams I would like to see come to pass.
My intention setting rituals are very basic. Some tools I plan to use in my meditation are as follows: (more…)
I’m finishing up a little book of reflections, poetry and meditations based on each phase of the moon.
If you read my novel Velvet you will remember that the book is filled with magical scenes, a few of which involve the moon. As a moon watcher, I tend to fill my stories and my artwork with moon images.
It’s an Echo thing, for sure.
I’m truly looking forward to publishing this little book in the very near future. It’ll be a little book with a little price tag.
My wish and hope is that you enjoy reading and using it as much as I enjoyed creating it and putting it all together.
It’s a little gift from my moonlit heart to yours.