Forced to consider an unwanted audience and censor in the face of it. Appropriation of Native peoples’ spiritual practices does real harm.
This is why I don’t talk about certain things I do, and it makes me super uncomfortable that some people will freely talk about it on such a public form.
It’s sad that I’ve seen this shit play out even (or maybe especially) on tumblr.
Totally agree with Alexie. In this world, it’s inadvisable to throw all your doors and windows open, shine lights on your inmost treasures, and expect burglars to stay away. In Buddhism we have “ear-whispered truths” which are never put to paper.