Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Today, I received the second rejection of our request for funding. Again, we did not fit their funding criteria even though our proposal has merit.

All day I felt disappointed, angry, frustrated, hopeless. But by the end of the day I remembered that this work, this babaylan gathering, is not my work alone. I do what I can - write letters of inquiry to foundations, request for community sponsorships from institutions - but in the end, I give it up. Bathala Na.

Bathala Na. Isn't this what it means to dance with the babaylan spirit? Do what you can, then leave the rest in the good hands of the spirits.

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