Voice Journal: One Week After Lock Down

Updated: Apr 27

Time is not real and you cannot convince me otherwise. That is to say, I meant to have this posted over the weekend but things have been so unreal that my schedule and motivation both collapsed a little. Who else is with me?


In this first audio clip, I gave a little review of what has been going on during this first week of the "Stay Home" order given by Governor Brown (Hint: see the cover photo I took a few days ago...that's how it's going).

Take a listen to my third audio entry here.


This second clip is my first ever stab at a guided ritual that I hope will help you release some of the negative feelings we are all contending with right now, or if you're facing the loss of a loved one, it is designed to assist with the transition as the person is in their last few hours of life. It is based on a ritual by Kateyanne Unullisi (warning, I butcher her last name multiple times, I'm so sorry) from the book she wrote with Donna Belk: "Las Ceremonias Bonitas Home Funeral Ceremonies". You can find the ceremony guide here. I intended to make this open ended so that you can tailor it to whatever you're going through presently. I hope you find this recording helpful.


I would love to hear your feedback* or suggestions for what is helping you out during these tumultuous times. Something else that is really helping me is the app called Plum Village, which is a collection of recorded meditations from Buddhist Monks. Find that in your app store or click the link below!


Love and Temperance,


M.S.


*Bear in mind I'm recording this on my phone sitting at my desk with minimal sound editing (thanks to my general editor/partner @eyeamadracula and to my lovely friend Isaac, for some help! I know nothing of sound). One day I'll have better tools. :)


Links to Check Out:


Recent COVID-19 count in Oregon:

https://www.kptv.com/news/oha-three-new-covid--deaths-in-oregon-additional-cases/article_bddffa7c-72b9-11ea-9ac2-5717d12495ec.html



Oregon State Police Q&A:

https://katu.com/news/local/oregon-state-police-answers-faqs-related-to-stay-at-home-order



Plum Village Meditation App

https://plumvillage.org/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwsYb0BRCOARIsAHbLPhFBOaRa2JKQ1xynIXyQYqDAdwBS7GLa7T-5Tlyu1BXZkV8yFBClPnkaAjFlEALw_wcB



Recipe for the Jiggly Cheesecake I Made Earlier Tonight

https://tasty.co/recipe/fluffy-jiggly-japanese-cheesecake

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