On the sunny day of 5/26/2018, we were very excited to be a part of a great event, 2018 International Family Day, there were many communities and groups coming together as a large and diverse family. We also provided our many services for the general public of all spectrums of life.
The LGBT Divination practiced here is using the “Xian Tian I Ching" method. Literally translated, Xian Tian means “before Heaven,” but its symbolic meaning refers to “soul.” This means that through the medium of the I Ching, the reader can access your soul’s information database within the Akashic Records. Therefore, this is not the traditional coin toss and hexagram I Ching. The I Ching luopan is simply utilized as a tool to access the Universe’s database of information. So in a sense, the I Ching is the Universe’s computer terminal; like a computer terminal, the hardware is the means by which information is accessed and exchanged.
For LGBT individuals today, it can be used to look at questions about situations a LGBT individual may face in love and relationships, career and job, wealth, health, family, etc. For LGBT business or political leaders, it can be consulted to make decisions affecting the success of their establishment.
In particular, it is most effective in solving problems and issues in your life. If you’d like to get more insight into any topic in your life, you can consult the I Ching for advice, make an appointmentHERE for either an Online or Face-toFace session.
The area where we fall the most becomes our strength. Recently in my healing routine, this is what I have found to be true. In life, the places I stumble on the most would be love, relationship and self understanding. Stumbling on love seems to be the old routine. Seek love, find love, hurt by love and loses love, this cycle seems to repeat itself time after time. Slowly, I begin to find it’s not really about the person I love, but it is myself. My fatal wounds that shows up when in a vulnerable place such as a serious relationship. It is nice to have love, but also another thing to fear losing love. Should I continue?
It is nice to have someone to share a common connection, but also another thing to feel betrayed and lost. This repeated pattern seems to find itself crawling back to my love patterns stories after stories. It was only when I saw my wounds and errors in how I connect with myself that I begin to see reality a little differently. The expectation of myself to be a desirable partner comes from deep uncertainty of self worth. When this self worth goes in a undervalued state, jealousy and comparison with others begins to pop up, creating an even bigger problem and leading to arguments. When self worth becomes a boasting nature, it is only to cover up the lack of self worth under all the glamourous ideal of how a partner should be. Frustration, miscommunication, and isolation grows stronger and stronger. Then comes the final part of separation. However, this is only the beginning.
Here is the next questions, do I find another partner? or is there a greater meaning behind all this? I thought I needed love, but actually I just needed to love myself even more. When I needed to be desirable, actually I just needed to embrace my own character. When I feel that I need to love someone else in order to be valuable, I feel the way out is to show, and heal others who may be going through the same cycles and begin healing of themselves. In a sense, healing brings freedom. Freedom out of the old cycles of control, manipulation, doing things without feeling really comfortable, and lack of self worth.
Healing of myself brings about a grander perspective and depth of who I am, and what I want. The more cleansing and healing, the more clear I become. With more clarity, self love and self worth, the more safe I feel to be open in a relationship. All the healed wounds becomes strength, and that strength somehow makes me more able to heal this area. This process becomes part of energy clearing and understanding of who I am beyond the surface.
Do you have a story or a cycle you have see yourself fallen under time after time? Share with us.
We were able to meet Kiki Febriyanti in the Love Boat Shop, she is the Indonesian director of Calalai, a film about the 5 gender module in the Bugis society in Indonesia.
The film Calalai is about the shamanic and spiritual healing of the Bugis community. Because of the shamanic and spiritual healing topic of the film and the work that we do regarding LGBTQ healing, plus the study of spirituality on the gender spectrum, we had conversations about healing, and how healing ties into the gender spectrum.
It must have been something magical that we met, because we were already researching the topic of two-spirited (可陰可陽) before meeting Kiki. Bissu, sanro, and calalai, were essentially the same culture construct but in a different part of the world. "In the Bugis society, androgynous bissu are priests, shamans, sorcerers, or mediums", described by Wikipedia, this was very similar to many aboriginal tribes from Northern America, Taiwan, Southeast Asia, and many more. It was believe that embodiment of non-binary gender expression leads one closer to the ways of the heaven and earth. And these deep connections can allow one to connect more freely with nature's healing ability.
Our conversation with Kiki on the spiritual spectrum lead us to the healing work we do, and Kiki decided to try out Light Healing. Light Healing is a form of healing using specially treated Coral Reef stones to balance the energy of the body. Those who receives Light Healing may feel more calm, and relaxed. After Light Healing, Kiki shared with us that she felt the amazing energy and saw how this ties in to the world of soul healing. A truly amazing experience nonetheless, it must have been destiny in its course.
I was honored to view Kiki's film Calalai. And below is how I felt after watching the film.
"Souls are free, body and mind are not so free. Because of boundaries, physical restrictions, social constructs and circumstances that triggers detachment from our soul, causing us to not be able to live in full unity of the Body, Mind and Soul. 21st century is a century of mutuality and coexistence, different from 20th century's binary and an "either or" mindset. The spirituality and ways of the indigenous Bissu, Sanro, etc. all continues to inherited into the ways of the 21st century. Here we can see how we are all connected and tied to one another, including, universe, spiritual world, human world, plants, and animals."
It is reassuring to know that we as a community were fabulous even before we knew we were.
Here is Calalai's Trailer
Mark your calendar and book your flight tickets for Taiwan Pride, the biggest LGBT event in Asia. This year 2017 the event will be held on Saturday October 28th. This annual event is marked by tens of thousands of people parading through the city, plus numerous after-parties and special events. All are welcome to participate.
Presidential Palace: Kaida Gran Avenue
Gathering time 13:30
Parade departure time 14:30
So, these were the pride information for 2017, and on the day before pride, we had friends from different parts of the world, meeting up and catching up at the Love Boat Café Salon. First the group from Hong Kong and Japan were here and we were super excited to see them again!
Onto the day of pride, we had a meet up to head to Pride.
And we're off!
Join us for next year's pride in 2018! Email us and let us know if you are flying in!