“I want to write to write.”

In the United States, I have a close friend named Jim Forest. When I first met him eight years ago, he was working with the Catholic Peace Fellowship. Last winter, Jim came to visit. I usually wash the dishes after we’ve finished the evening meal, before sitting down an d drinking tea with everyone also. One night, Jim asked if he might do the dishes. I said, “Go ahead, but if you wash the dishes you must know the way to wash them.” Jim replied, “Come on, you think I don’t know how to wash the dishes?” I answered, “There…

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Transcending Boundaries Keynote – VIDEO

On Saturday, November 20th, it was my absolute delight to get to deliver the keynote speech for the Transcending Boundaries Conference, in Worcester, MA.  This amazing conference was a three-day event with both academic and profoundly personal conversations ranging in topics from Asexuality to Bisexuality, Kinky to Polyamorous, Transgender to Intersex to Genderqueer… and all the spaces in-between and beyond.  Their topic this year was “Intersections”, and thus, when I was invited to give the Keynote Speech, I had the delightful and somewhat terrifying opportunity to find a message that might meet them all… and thus I started with Organic…

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Dear Lee: See and be SEEN

Today a shaman wrote me, their own struggles painfully reflected in mine.  The difference was that my tribe had stepped up to feed me, and theirs had not. My fingers spoke back. I hear your feeling of isolation, disconnect and uncertainty around support.  For a long time, I felt very similar… though the feeling of separation will likely exist for all of life because as spirit workers we walk between.  We sit at the edge of the tribe, out in the wilderness, and walk the way in and out of the worlds. However, what I have found is that there…

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Journaling on my Journal?

Back in the day this journal used to be my journal.  In 1998 I put up “Welcome to the MortalCity,” an homage to my sexual journey and Dar Williams.  Back on the PC-EZ servers.  Early edgy sexuality journal voices, our voices echoing back and forth to each other across the pixels and poor layouts that seemed so refined for the time. 13 years later, it has shifted from MortalCity to RopeLover to PassionAndSoul.  The names alone are a story of my life- from goth childling to adult performer to cosmopolitan sadhu.  I write introspective pieces that will reach out to…

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Not a Feri Priest/ess

For the past few days I have been following a discussion thread about what it does and does not mean to be a Feri Priest.  It led me to this lovely post about what it means to be a Priest, Priestess, Shaman, and more… a great read. The debate came up as to whether a God-slave could ever be a Feri Priest/ess, as Feri beliefs state that our primary Deity, above the Star Goddess, the Twins, the Guardians… is God Herself.  Is the God within.  Is the God, the Deity, the being that we each are inside and in the…

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May Podcast: The Spiritual Calling of Mastery and Slavery with Aiden Fyre

This week, Lee is joined by Aiden Fyre to discuss their path toward the sacred path to Mastery and Slavery, sharing their journey together and how they got there. They share about their own recent commitment & ownership ceremony, their paths in faith, definitions for M/s, D/s, and Topping & Bottoming, and far more. Enjoy the podcast here.  You can find out more about Aiden at AidenFyre.com. Music on today’s episode is the song Joie De Vivre from the album Yami Kallima by Pocket Universe Got a question or comment for Lee? You can “Ask Lee” at Lee@passionandsoul.com And you can find…

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The Mirror of Their Eyes

Aiden, my delicious and delightful human Property, my Boy, my Treasure… they just texted me.  Now, for those who know me, you should know that this is not a new thing.  Last month we crashed my phone having not cleared out the over 5000 messages he and I had sent back and forth in under 4 months.  When systems say “unlimited text messages,” we take them up on the offer. “She [a friend at University]can’t make it [to our Ownership ceremony] but was asking questions about D/s and I was faltering at explaining it well enough to her. [cut] What…

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