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Motherhood

The Colicky Shadow: A Short Memoir Series – Ep 2 & Conclusion (for now)

In “The Colicky Shadow: Ep 2 & Conclusion,” Shaunna K recounts her struggle with her unusually clingy baby who screamed constantly unless held. Despite misunderstandings from doctors and others, Shaunna clung to her love for her son, eventually embracing his neediness as a unique bond. She emphasizes the importance of maternal mental health and the resilience required in motherhood, aiming to highlight the often-overlooked struggles many mothers face.

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Real Life

Breaking Free from the People Pleaser Trap: Embracing the “Danger” of Speaking Matter-of-Factly

In today’s post, we explore escaping the people pleaser trap, emphasizing the importance of speaking matter-of-factly. This approach involves recognizing our inherent worth, setting firm boundaries, and confidently speaking our truth, despite potential backlash. By doing so, we reclaim our power, honor our needs, and encourage authenticity, moving away from conformity and fostering personal growth. Emphasizing assertive communication and vulnerability, the goal is to liberate ourselves from the need for constant approval and challenge the status quo.

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Personal Life

Creating a Christian Ritual: Nurturing Self-Care and Closeness to God

Introduction: Self-care and spirituality are deeply interconnected, and incorporating rituals into our daily lives can foster a sense of well-being, peace, and a closer relationship with God. As a Christian, developing a personal ritual that combines self-care practices with spiritual nourishment can be a powerful way to honor your faith and nurture your soul.

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Anger - Intense Portrait of an Angry Woman
Spiritualness

Sacred Rage: Righteous Anger

Today’s discussion centers on the concept of righteous anger within a Christian mystic framework, enhanced by astrological insights. Righteous anger is a deep, justice-rooted response to witnessed injustices, distinct from unchecked rage. Astrological influences from Mars encourage this potent energy, which can be channelled constructively through self-awareness and aligning actions with love and forgiveness. Key strategies include experiencing anger fully, exercising discernment, acting with compassion, forgiving while remembering, and prioritizing self-care. Embracing this energy can deepen one’s compassion and commitment to justice.

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Spiritualness

Bridging the Gap: Communicating with Spirits as Revered as Saints

Exploring spiritual dialogue beyond religious conventions, I question the exclusive communication with saints and consider the broader potential for interaction with spirits, including unrecognized but virtuous individuals like my late mother. Her potent spiritual presence, transcending institutional limitations, exemplified the possibility of profound intercession and divine connection beyond recognized sainthood, challenging traditional notions of sanctity and spiritual exchange.

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Spiritualness

The “Trinity” Controversy

Three years into a spiritual revamp sparked by a voice she believed was her deceased mother’s, Shaunna reconsiders her understanding of life, God, and spirituality. Gripped by the loss and familial strife, she hears a voice urging her to acknowledge mistakes. This revelation kickstarts her quest for truth, leading her to question and ponder the biblical underpinnings of the Trinity doctrine. She discovers that while the Trinity isn’t explicitly outlined in Scripture, the Bible’s teachings imply this complex unity of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, a cornerstone of her faith’s doctrine.

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Little ritual items to love and cherish right along with me!

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Hello
I am Shaunna K

I’m a designer, a spiritualist, a mother, a wife, and a woman – oh, I am a woman who is fierce. I wear the image of both Medusa and Queen Ester around my neck. Two forms of beliefs wrapped into one. Most of all… I am complicated, and I LOVE that you are too. Let’s guide each other through this side of life, empowering each other, forgiving each other, and caring for each other.

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