Tag: spirituality

Are You Brave Enough to Wear Your Ruby Slippers?

| Dec 18, 2017 | Reply

Today our spiritual advisor Beverly Anne Thomas (until recently know as Tommie/Tammie Smith) looks at how The Wizard of Oz delivers a message very similar to the message of all religious and spiritual conditions. She advises that you pay no attention to the man behind that curtain and if the ruby slippers fit then perhaps you should wear them.

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Spiritually Speaking

| Nov 20, 2017 | Reply

We experience life in our own unique way as an expression of our values, beliefs and aspirations. I participate in a religious faith, and I attend an inclusive church, but I’m not a religious person. When I found something deeper than religion during a crisis many years ago, I found myself. I found that a […]

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Feminine Energy and Spiritual Evolution

| Oct 23, 2017 | Reply

Why are there so many trans people coming out and showing their true selves? Is it simply that the media has started to cover the story and more people have come to realize that they don’t have to keep themselves hidden? Or is it that the transgender support group movement and trans activism that burgeoned at the end of the last century achieved its goal? Maybe it’s bigger than that. It could be that there is a spiritual evolution taking place. That’s the theory that Tommie Smith expounds on today.

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Spiritually Speaking: God Made Us This Way

| Aug 28, 2017 | 3 Replies

Today we introduce a new contributor to TGForum. Tommie Smith will blog for us on matters of a spiritual and religious nature as they relate to members of the trans community. She begins her blog with us by sharing her views on organized religion and how it affects our culture and what that in turn does to those who are viewed as outsiders. Many of our Christian sects, despite no specific language in the Bible, condemn LGBT people as immoral or mentally ill. Tommie shares her point of view on how to avoid feeling that you are “not right” when they judge.

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God, Church, and Transgender People

| Oct 19, 2015 | Reply

For some reason many religious people, who claim to follow God’s laws, find that judging LGBT people is just fine. Even though it says in the Bible, “judge not….” And most of the time they judge us to be sinners. That leads to LGBT people who believe in God being abused and mistreated by their fellow Christians. They are tossed out of their congregations and must wander in the wilderness trying to find the promised land. Today Josy C blogs about her experience with religion.

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Spirituality and Being Transgender

| Sep 14, 2015 | Reply

In many people there is an innate need for a spiritual connection to something greater. For some it is God. Others feel one with nature. Still others see the universe through science and appreciate its complexity as an indication of a celestial planner. Dana Bevan sees trans-ness as a scientist does but she has a friend who sees it as a spiritual experience. Which one is right depends on who you are.

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Earthly Riches, or Riches of the Spirit?

| Nov 10, 2014 | Reply

Did you see the lottery this last week? Three hundred and twenty-six million dollars is one heck of a jackpot. The Mega Millions lottery will pay the ridiculous amount of money to one winner. IF that person invests those riches wisely, they will be set for life. It probably comes as no surprise that when […]

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Reward at the End

| Sep 15, 2014 | Reply

Life can be trying at times. The life of a trans person can be doubly so. Today Meggan Sommerville has some spiritual advice about the journey through life and she illustrates it with a story about her daughter when she was a little girl, and with a quote from St. Paul. How does she bring those things together. Begin your journey to enlightenment by reading Reward at the End.

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Perpetual Change — Rev. Roger Yolanda Mapes

| Feb 11, 2013 | Reply

Yolanda was introduced to readers of Perpetual Change back in 2001 when she fronted a band called The Plastic Family. Since then Pamela DeGroff has featured Rev. Roger Anthony Yolanda Mapes several times. Today she talks with Yolanda about her new CD. And more!

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