Tell us of your likes and dislikes. Music? Tv/Movies? Books? What do you like to do in your spare time?
Taiji, meditate, grow vegetables
Are you currently living what may be considered an alternative lifestyle? For example, are you a traveling artist, practicing a non-mainstream spirituality, or part of a BDFSM lifestyle?
Zen Buddhist, self-employed home based business owner
What does the older knowledge of legend, myth, lore, story, tale, wisdoms mean to you?
Knowledge confuses, wisdom simplifies. However, knowledge can be fun!
Do you belong to any organizations; re-enactment based (i.e. households, tribes, clans), spiritual based (i.e. covens, orders, or other pagan groups) or other? If so which ones and where?
Student of Jingyu Gu (TaijiImmortal.com) and Thich Nhat Hanh
If not of the older life styles, how tolerant are you ?
My belief is that to be kind is our highest priority. My tolerance of diverse behaviors and lifestyles is based on the quest for deep understanding, compassion and love. Unless someone's behavior causes me acute, intolerable suffering, I do my best to be non-judgmental.
Have you ever been to a Renaissance Faire or Medieval Fest? If so, which did you prefer? If not, which would you rather attend? Would you rather be a participant or spectator? Please relate to us your experience!
I spent 10 years traveling the SCA world in the 1990s as Ana of Ana's Accoutremonts. I have attended several Renn Faires, both as spectator and as merchant. I prefer to participate as a merchant. I prefer to participate, rather than passively observe.
Do you have any artistry, crafting, and trade… what do you create, Please share your talents with us.
I create garments and other items out of fabric. I am a bit expert in Renaissance, Medieval, Victorian and other historical clothing. I also sew modern styles, and historical styles for modern people (like, Norman gowns in cotton knit fabric). I also sew meditation cushions. I've been known to make hats on rare occasions.
What is the best way to contact you if your talents are skills are desired?
call 512-445-3429 or email Ruth@bluelotusrefuge.com
Please answer all questions honestly and openly so staff and members can get to know you. Approval of your application will be based upon your answers. Any thing else you would like to tell people?
My spiritual practices have led me to making custom meditation cushions, as well as the costumes and clothing that I have sewn for over 20 years. While the latter make folks happy, I want to also help them refine their lives and energy, through their individual spiritual practices, whatever that may be.