Harvesting Your Authentic Path

Transgender? Non-binary? Gender Variant? Have you felt like having spirituality is forbidden because of your gender bending? Hollis really understands this because of their own experience of being shamed for their gender exploration. Many mainstream religions imply shame and judgement on people that challenge the gender roles, regardless of how we may do that. Many of us choose our authentic …

Gender Variance

Regardless of how you express your gender variance many of us have been oppressed. We have been told or its been implied that there is something wrong with us. As if by being gender variant was unnatural. When in actuality gender variance even shows up in animals and plants and the history of humans proves that we have been around …

Do I Fit-In to the Transgender Community?

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I felt I didn’t fit in, because I didn’t want to get surgery or take hormones. Simply, somewhere deep inside me, told me to never deeply engage with our modern medical culture. I didn’t like taking medications for my ‘mental illness’ – either. I don’t take ibuprofen when I get a headache, I take skullcap, drink water or vinegar or close my eyes and breathe deep. I am attracted to natural cures, alternative medicine, and vibrations. It’s as much who I am as my gender identity.

Spirituality for Gender Non-Conforming People?

When I first began on my path of gender bending, drag, and general queerness I consistently would feel that connections lacked depth. I was desiring something much deeper than how to apply a beard with spirit gum, walk like a man, or find supportive community. It was great that we could connect into safe communities yet I was still seeking something deeper. I found myself reading articles about how ancient and indigenous cultures treated their gender variant people as shamans or spiritual guides!

Rewiring the Brain to Receive Comfort

I took those techniques and I began to use them in my yoga practice. I was and am still determined to continue to rewire my brain from unhealthy to healthy. The techniques helped me get centered into myself through breathe work and an awareness to our bodies, mind and spirit. Then I apply the same techniques in my practice with a simple gentleness. Since I can be extra hard on myself I must practice being gentle with myself. I must find a way to practice gently in order to heal myself, especially during my monthly feminine cycle.