Dear Friends and Followers of the Rainbow Messenger blog! Thank you for your interest and support! May I ask you to also check out my new blog page on Medium.com – I noticed that there was a gap in the conversation there when it came to queer spiritual matters, so I hope to in some part fill that!
I have posted two articles on Medium so far:
‘The division of gender and sexuality into neatly defined and labelled boxes by the new scientific kids on the block, psychology and sociology, from the late 19th century onwards has never sat well with some gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. There have always been queer voices in the west who objected to the limitations of an identity based on sexual attraction, and saw the commonality of gay men, lesbians and transgender people as stemming from our spiritual nature and history.
‘Some have viewed all LGBTQ+ people as part of a ‘third-gender’ that stands apart from, sees life from a different perspective to that experienced in the binary world of heterosexual men and women, and that brings about a natural compassion and aptitude for spiritual service to the community. As we gradually decolonise our understanding of gender and sexuality, many examples from around the world confirm this association…’
Queer Spirituality is the movement of LGBTQ+ people taking matters of faith into our own hands, making way for the discovery of the innate, magical flow of the divine gifts of the Soul. It is queer people finding our own ways to commune with and celebrate the Mystery behind all Creation, however we perceive that, and reclaiming our own nature-based, body-positive, spirituality after centuries of suppression.
It is queers opening the doors to freedom of self-expression, learning how we mould our own reality and chart our own path in life through our beliefs and attitudes, opening the heart to unconditional love and compassion, celebrating the the ecstatic and the erotic aspects of life and the divinity to be found in nature, each other and all existence…
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