[You are welcome to share my poetry, but please include my name and blog address each time you do. It’d be nice if you could drop a line and let me know how/where it’s being used.]
I am an author and activist in realms of justice, compassion, and spirituality. I love connecting with people who are committed to actualizing the equality of all humans.
I also love to spiritually walk with others in an ancient practice called Spiritual Direction. In this, I them listen more carefully to the Voice within and walk the path of spiritual healing. My prayer language is that of the body, compassion, justice, and contemplative spiritual practice. Contact me for details or questions in the comments below, or email me at meisaanchan (gmail.com).
I am mixed race, and for my spiritual activism work I go by my Chinese name, Meisaan (“may-son”). What does a sacred activist do? I use the wellspring of compassion and Spirit to propel myself and others deeper along the paths of healing and justice. It is a manner of living by which I actively work to make Spirit tangible. This includes providing spiritual direction, giving retreats, creating spoken word meditations, and more. I was recently in a film festival as a film’s spoken word artist. This is the 8-minute film.
I am also an internationally published children’s author through Simon & Schuster (BIRD and ALL THAT I CAN FIX), a regular on Wisconsin Public Radio, and a justice activist on Facebook; for these activities, I go by my English name, Crystal Chan. I am passionate about making space for all the various facets people bring with them, and even more passionate about making space for the infinite facets of Spirit.
I love sitting at Lake Michigan, which is across the street from my apartment.