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We have already received many hundred requests for Temple Names, so we will have to close the offer for now. If you submitted a request but cannot see it here, it came in too late. Thank you so much for participating.

We will let you know when we will open this offer again.

Dear Yogini sisters,

For the next days I will give Temple Names to the awakening women in our community.
Yes, that is you.

A Temple Name is a meditation, a koan.  A Temple Name will support you, soothe you, hold you, remind you, or (if you are lucky) stretch you right over the edge of your limited sense of self.

It is not a public name and you don’t keep this name forever, it changes as life is evolving.

This is a gift free of charge.

Examples of names :

Naked Brilliance

Raw Heart

Carried in the hands of the Goddess

Nurturing Connections

Drawn by the Heart

Radiant Inner beauty

Goddess of Fierce Knowing

Bride of Shiva

Riding the Tiger

 

This is how it works:

You write in the comments section below, about you, what’s up for you:
What is your growing edge right now?
What is calling you?
What is challenging?
What is opening?

I will

:: tune into you and what you share, wait for the fax from the Goddess and give you a Temple Name.

You will:

:: come back to this page to check if your name has arrived.

:: embrace the name with curiosity, as a meditation you will carry with you for a while (knowing that you can get a new Temple name as life changes.)

:: say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”

:: click reply underneath my comment with your Temple Name and share in a few words about how the name is landing in you. I really love to hear this.

Please allow for a few days to get your name.

Ok, here we go!

 

 


This offer is now closed. I have completed all the requests I received before we closed the offer. If you submitted a request but cannot see it here, it came in too late. We will let you know when we will open this offer again.

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806 Comments

  1. Mirjam Saray says:

    i just see that in my Text above is written Irland- well i wanted to write Island. Islands calling me:-).

  2. Tanja says:

    The name is filled with SILENCE.

  3. Patricia Sepulveda says:

    I will attempt to clarify my comment here.

    What is calling me is getting back to healing work, as in body work. I did massage many many years ago, but now what calls me is reflexology or the Vagus system or CranialSacral balancing. I would like to find the avenue appropriate for me.

    What is challenging and imperative is letting go of all unecessary habits and unconscious patterns.

    Last week I had a powerful moment when I realized that my deep thinking and my profound emotions were my coping skills from the old and difficult pain of childhood. As I held that, and knowing that both are a big part of who I am, I suddenly found myself in the space in between my thoughts and my emotions, where the ME that is the original me or the awakened me is. It was such a phenomenal relief to be able to hold both the thoughts and emotions as part of me but not the true seed. That is where I am staying right now, I find myself sliding either to the thinking mode, or feeling instantly overwhelmed by deep, profound feelings and I am finding that I can stop both and stop and be still and feel clean and clear and new. This is a new place for me and I am excited by it and hopeful and happy even.

    I hope this clarified my statement for you Chameli. I so appreciate that you noticed something was amiss and that I have a chance to clarify. I am filled with love and gratitude for the immenseness of the gift you have given so many of us this week, and especially grateful that I am here. Namaste.

    Patricia

  4. Darlene Antoniewicz says:

    My Dear Chameli. I did try getting on your site and it kept kicking me out! :) I took that as a sign I needed to do it myself. :) Thank you so much. I will ask the questions in my heart that you have listed – listen to Her tell me – and pray and deepen. My life is well. And I am so grateful to my forever connection to you and all my sisters. I had commitments again this summer so was unable to come to Greece – but 2015 I am coming back Home to Corfu. Deep Bow my loving sister.

    Darlene

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Much love to you Darlene.
      C

  5. Charlotte says:

    Opening…opening…opening, heart soaring with divinity, joining the sacred circle; finding connectedness through belonging; inspiring others…holding hands with all women…inspiring, holding, sharing with a deep wide open heart at the very core of All. Finding the gifts in every moment moving above and beyond, shining…liberating; diving deeper.

    Deep joy at finding the Awakening Women dear Chameli.

    Loving Light
    Charlotte

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Thank you, thank you, sister. So glad you are here.

      Suzan @ AWI

  6. Helen Howie says:

    Beloved Chameli, I have been journeyng with the whole “play” around names, sacred sounds and their power these past months as different aspects of one unfold and more and more of my soul is embodied. It is a great teaching on the continually unfolding nature of Being and the paradox of knowing “Self” and the illusion of attaching to any identity.
    I am on the threshold of another great “leap” which calls for a yet deeper layer of surrender to all that is. ( My back is currently playing out these clearings with an intense process which “forces” me to lie down :) ) To trust . To release. To receive the Love that I am. And more than anything to own all that I already am. To step fully into my Divine service. A temple name would be a great gift. Blessings and Namaste ~Helen (Arianna Ma)

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Helen…we wish you great courage and joy and in your “leap”. Take good care of yourself, too.

      Chameli gave several hundred temple names during those couple days after the offer. She will do it again. Stay tuned to our newsletter and blog.

      Blessings,
      Suzan @ AWI

  7. Anil says:

    Dear Chameli
    I have been receiving a calling from my heart to embark on the journey of Shakti the last few years. I t began when I visited the famousj Shakti Goddess temple in Assam (Kamakhya) back in 2012 and my Shakti Sadhana started to flow from that moment.. The Mother Goddess lives deeply in my heart.. I am a Yoga Teacher and am in the last few modules of Shakti Dance Teacher Training.. it’s been a beautiful ever deepening, evolving journey and I hope to continue to shine my Shakti light through these powerful teachings as well as already complementing my own practice and classes that I teach.. I feel the world, especially the Western world is very much in need of the Divine Feminine and balancing the masculine and feminine energies within each of us.. What temple name would befit this Shakti soul? A big thank you for your inspring newsletters and posts..

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Thank you, Anil, for writing us about your journey. Chameli gave several hundred temple names and will offer it again at some time. Stay tuned to our newsletter and blog for any announcements about this.

      Blessings,
      Suzan @ AWI

  8. Deborah says:

    Dear Chameli, my edge right is becoming aware of the oneness of everything and that everything is an expression of consciousness. I am moving towards vegan living in response to theses awakenings.
    My calling is to be love, unconditional, to my family, to everyone and everything and mother earth.
    My challenge is to remember who I am and to not hide, to embrace the abundance of life and colour, and not stand at the edge.
    I am opening to infinity, the divine, to joy and letting go of the suffering.

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Thank you, Deborah. Chameli gave several hundred temple names and will offer it again at some time. Stay tuned to our newsletter and blog for any announcements about this.

      Blessings,
      Suzan @ AWI

  9. Thérese says:

    Dear Chameli,

    I am learning to connect with my body again. For such a long time i have been living in the state of mind mostly, i thought i could survive by doing and doing instead of being. I felt hunted. Life gave me a hard challenge few years ago and i am still struggle with but some how i am trying to stay connected with all that i am, and deal with it from that point of view. I have such a Deep longing to connect with my body and my heart. Be there fully for those i love. I Think my challange is to have faith even when the wind blows so hard – and stay in that Power no matter what. Be grounded. Feels like when i nurture my body and do yoga practice for example, my heart and soul expand. That path is Calling me more than ever – its like a longing and an opening but also a challenge to face my old patterns that emerge in this process.

    Thank you dear for taking your time reading this.
    Namaste,

    Thérese

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Thank you, Therese. Chameli gave several hundred temple names and will offer it again at some time. Stay tuned to our newsletter and blog for any announcements about this.

      Blessings,
      Suzan @ AWI

  10. claude says:

    dear Chameli and dearest sistar
    I wish to be a channel of light for women who suffer from how they look, who do not accept themselves and therefore are afraid of bliss….. I wish to give those women the gift of self acceptance and love.
    I hope I will myself cut off from a harmful relationship

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Thank you, sister. Chameli gave several hundred temple names and will offer it again at some time. Stay tuned to our newsletter and blog for any announcements about this.

      Blessings,
      Suzan @ AWI

  11. Martina says:

    Beautiful Chameli,

    Thank you so much for the support in evolving and embracing divine feminine in us.

    I am pregnant and give birth at the end of May. I really want to feel connected with my body and truely trust its wisdom, to go out of the mind and dive deep into the body to experience joy, love and raw power of the birth.

    The challenge can be trusting that all is well and that is safe to dive into unknown.

    The opening is the opportunity to experience the natural, ecstatic birth, which is my birth right and every woman birth right.

    Thank you so much, dear sister.

    Sat nam,

    Martina

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Thank you, sister, and blessings on your pregnancy and birth. Chameli gave several hundred temple names and will offer it again at some time. Stay tuned to our newsletter and blog for any announcements about this.

      Blessings,
      Suzan @ AWI

  12. Oriya says:

    Dearest Sister!! Thank you so much for your deep heart offering.
    At the moment I am in the unfurling of the expression of my creative gifts and the courage to share them in the world. I work with sound (voice) and love to share on a wider scale. My inner fire is building and building and if I don’t channel my creative energies I think I’ll explode. So much happening on my inner landscape….now to externalize these shifts!!
    Much love and gratitude Chameli !!

  13. Shanna Kellogg says:

    Hello,
    I’m a young wife who is discovering that is a lot stronger than she realized.
    I”m growing in the direction of Independence,but loneliness.
    What’s calling me is a sense of peace within my own realm that I independently created.
    What is challenging is to feel whole in my grow with other things in my life that are not growing.
    My world is opening up when I took a leap of faith to a new city, but another opening is coming that I am not ready to jump into.

    Thank you so much <3

  14. Sally Louk says:

    What is calling me right now? To be able to make a big move in my life with success so I can give my children the life I feel they deserve and be able to be of service to women who hear the call too!

    Challenging would be my health as it has been a struggle for years. And the ability to manifest abundance I know I deserve in this life. I feel I have been making progress in both areas but there is still more to go. The Inanna Sadhana was a great stepping stone for me and I feel the upcoming Lakshmi Sadhana will be another!

    My opening is happening. I want to see and feel my complete wild and free spirit. No holding back, I want to continue to shake off the mud from my petals after I have emerged through the mud, till my true colors are clear and vibrant!

    Thank you for this fun offering Chameli, I so look forward to our time in the circle for the upcoming practice again.

    Much love,
    Sally

  15. Tori says:

    Blessings!
    I am 65 years old; never imagined myself to be here at this age. I have gained much wisdom and am stepping into my power as a woman and as Source energy. It’s taken quite a while to get here.

    As I am able to feel and experience more of my power, I am drawn to share what I have learned with other women but at the same time I wonder if there is still healing of the womb to take place before I can actually lead others.

    My greatest challenge at the moment is to become part of a community other than this lovely group online; I have rather been a hermit for the past several years and while I long for that group of feminine friends especially, it doesn’t seem so easy to find in my area. I will, however, manifest it.

    Because my awareness is expanding daily, I am experiencing more intuitive nudges, much less need for judgement (that I often reframed as discernment) and an opening up to a softness and acceptance of myself and all. It is a wonderful feeling. I am now living from my heart rather than my head which is no small feat since so many of my astrological signs are air and I have lived in my head most of my life this time.

    A temple name would be yet another gift, and I am grateful. Thank you!

    Namaste’

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Thank you, sister. Chameli gave several hundred temple names and will offer it again at some time. Stay tuned to our newsletter and blog for any announcements about this.

      Blessings,
      Helen @ AWI

  16. Maike Schäfer says:

    Dear Chameli,
    thank you for your wondeful offering.I am deeply touched <3
    I am right now on a new step. Begining to open wide for me and my feminin part. I promises me, to inhale life and to live and feel it complete withe everything what is included. I want to live my dedication !With my deep open heart. I am ready for everything what life, what the godess, god, jesus, mary magdalene, will offer me! I have a big call to follow the way of mary magdalene. My beloved sister….
    Chameli, thank you so much and blessings and love to you.. I bow to you, beloved sister.

    in deep connection Maike

  17. Maria Aleksandra says:

    Hi Chameli
    :)
    What is your growing edge right now?

    Femininity is my growing edge – connecting with it. Dropping deeper into my root and going through Self-Marriage Program right now. Shortly after the Inanna Sahana I had a complete ‘dropping-in’ and a realization that I no longer am searching for anything. I cant even try. The humanly desires I have are now taken over by something new that is moving from within me and wants to be expressed.

    Tonight I also have formulated and created the foundation for my Life’s Work. I finally was able to bring EVERYTHING inside me full circle and I am grateful beyond measure and want to now fully focus on it.

    What is calling you?

    Truth always, completeness of all my searches, adventure, PLEASURE and Joy, embodying awakening in joy, letting go of burdens, seeing life as a miraculous gift that it is. Family, Prosperity, Dakini Love, Feminine Shakti Yumm

    What is challenging?

    Energy – and things that I don’t understand and that trigger a response of fear inside of me.

    What is opening? Life is opening to me when I am aligned with the Shakti Field and with ancestors.

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Thank you, sister. Chameli gave several hundred temple names and will offer it again at some time. Stay tuned to our newsletter and blog for any announcements about this.

      Blessings,
      Helen @ AWI

  18. Idit Avilechem says:

    Hi,

    I am at a verge of change… I can feel it in every cell of my body…
    Taking the next step in my growth. To fully take my place in this world without hesitation.
    I want to learn to follow the path and act from a place of Autonomy, to trust myself more, to follow my heart and to feel safe to do so… without hesitation.
    For years music have been a part of my life, but I never allowed myself it to give myself fully to music. I have been dancing with my musicality but always ran away… It is time to commit myself to my musicality and to share this gift with the world!
    I am being called to integrate all that I have learn during my life into who I am, into my gift in this world.
    I am facing the fear of letting go of the old and diving into the new. The fear of loosing what I have… the fear of walking into the unknown… and giving myself the permission to try, to explore, to learn more and grow to my full potential.
    Thank you in advance!!! looking forward to hearing my name….

  19. Mary Eannarino, LMT, HHC, Reiki Master-Teacher says:

    In joy, Chameli!

    My growing edge shows up when I can feel a little lost, and yet not completely loose my way

    Creator is calling me to a deeper level of being Love in this world

    Learning new skills is challenging, as I expand and deepen into a brand new” teacher in training” relationship with the wisdom inherent in my yoga practice

    My heart is opening

    In joy………..Mary

  20. Gina Garris says:

    Sister in Divine ~

    This is my year to learn how to receive, let go and fully surrender. I am diving deep into the teachings of sacred sexuality, the Divine Masculine and the Divine Feminine. I find that the more I dive into the teachings, the more I step into my calling and feel at home. This is also my edge. Get out of my own way, surrender, allow. Be present. Let Spirit guide me. The beauty of allowing the Divine to flow and guide is exhilarating and frightening all at the same time. I long for the comfortableness of vulnerability….and yet, know that that place may never exist.

    Blessing to you and your gifts. Thank you for your teachings.

  21. Tayanna says:

    Blessings Dearest Chameli ~

    Transformation. I was very sick this past winter.. it was a blessing in disguise, a deep healing passage. I am much better now, day by day, taking care of this body temple better then ever. Listening. So grateful for it’s resiliency. It’s softness and strength.

    I am in the middle now. In the heart. Where all is being re-tuned to Love.

    What is alive for me, the growing edge, is free flowing creative expression. Moving color for sheer joy. Being available. Living aloud. And in silent reverie. Undefended. Trusting inner Divinity completely.. this my guiding Light and Love.

    The calling is reminding me I am enough. There is always enough. It is now time to let go and enjoy. What is no longer needed is dissolving effortlessly; excess weight, judgments, ideas, worries. Grace is working. In deep surrender I feel everything bows for our complete fulfillment. This self-work is also my service; that heals, comforts and blesses.

    The challenge.. letting go of fear. Trusting Divine perfection in every unknown step. And patience.. for the embodiment of Truth that is beyond thought. This heart is opening..

    All my love and gratitude ~ Tayanna

  22. Adelheid says:

    Dear Chameli,
    I welcome your gift of warm support. My heart speaks in a language I do not understand. My soul cry for the freedom and space to create, to love. My courage in life, to myself is deeply wounded.
    From the high North a deep bow and thank you
    Adelheid

  23. Dear Chameli,

    Thank you for this offer. I am in the process of a feeling of vast loneliness beginning to understand that love is ultimately a loveaffair with God expressing itself in te world.

    All my love
    Christine

  24. Kymberlee says:

    Hello Blessed Chameli,

    My growing edge right now is stepping fully into my power and allowing abundance to flow to me through using my gifts in the world.

    What is calling me is creating a learning community. I am getting my Master’s in Education and I want to bring forth other ways of knowing and and embrace of the Wild Self out into the world through my art activism and teaching.

    What is challenging is feeling alone. I am a single mom with two girls (one of whom is going to college next year). I left my marriage by choice and have been learning about how destructive Patriarchal forces can be. I’m learning to balance my own feminine and masculine energy but sometimes it’s hard.

    What is opening is my awareness of how steeped in grace I am. Through learning to be more discerning, I have learned to be care for my heart more. I am opening to a more gentle way of being that allows grace rather than chases it. It’s nice and new.

    Thank you so much for your lovely offering.

    Blessings,

    Kymberlee

    1. dariya says:

      Dear Chamelie

      I would enjoy contemplating on a new Goddess name…right now from the south in north India 2 more days teaching Watsu to a tiny group of Tibetan-Indian massage therapists…a lot of space for flexibility and growth ;-)

      Moving into men-o-pause its at times smooth at times more challenging then usually…

      Looking forth to the weeks in Greece,
      dariya with gratitude

      1. awakeningwomen says:

        Thank you, Dariya. I am on that journey of wo-menopause with you. Chameli gave several hundred temple names and will offer it again at some time. Stay tuned to our newsletter and blog for any announcements about this.

        Blessings,
        Suzan @ AWI

    2. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Kymberlee, I bow to your vision, it has powerful Shakti. Stay close in, inside the vibration of your vision in your body. This is the very evolutionary tremor that will bring this into form. Stay close in.

      Your Temple Name is…

      Midwife of the Wild Self

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      C

      1. Kymberlee says:

        Thank you so much, Chameli.

        I bow

        Kymberlee

  25. Linda Thompson says:

    Just seconds can change a life. That’s what it took for me to become physically disabled. With the help of the Goddess I am healing the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wounds. I reach out to the Divine Mother for guidance, support, and challenge and She gives them to me. I find I am falling open, a little at a time, like the petals of a large flower. The anger, sadness, and feelings of being lost are being replaced by friendship, kindness, beauty and peace. She calls me to come closer and my heart, soul, and mind long to do so. I am still challenged daily by all the negativity. I strive daily to release it and replace it with loving-kindness and peace.

    She guided me to this website, to my fellow yogini sisters, your team, and most especially you, Chameli. How else would a woman from rural mid-Missouri find such a teacher as yourself and hundreds of sisters from all parts of the world but by the grace of the Mother?

    Linda

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Linda,

      Yes the Hostess of this holy gathering knows who to invite. I am so happy you too your seat, sister.

      Your Temple Name is…

      Wrapped in Her Compassion

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      C

  26. Josie says:

    Dear Chameli, thank you for doing this for us!
    I am an artist and a dancer. I teach women Tantric Belly Dance, and assists them (and me) to embody the divine feminine. It stretch, stretch, stretches me! Recently I have been called on to bring in the divine masculine too and that is showing up as being called on the embody the masculine more in my own life and being, to create a safer container for my wild sparkly and timeless feminine self. Its is hard! as its unknown to me, and I have resistance.. feeling afraid I will feel oppressed and not be able to express myself. So my growth edge is BALANCE and fear of aging. And surrendering my anger, sadness and blame, and being willing to love unconditionally in a whole new way. I am opening to a deeper unconditional love of self, true acceptance, and others!
    much love.

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Josie, I know this place we come to in our feminine practice, when stand face to face with Shiva/Jeshua/Krishna within. All our collective wounding rise to the surface, testing us. How deep is your commitment to love? Can you open through it all? Will you travel all the way to union? Will you enter the Bridal Chamber? Or not.

      Your Temple Name is…

      the Kiss of Shiva/Shakti

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      C

      1. Josie says:

        Beautiful Chameli! thank you so much. I feel very seen and heard :)

  27. Angelika says:

    Dear Chameli

    At the moment I´m learning to love. I´m 37 and I´ve had longterm relationships before but recently I had to realise that I never trusted and that I never really put myself into any relationship.
    It was on day 19 with the Maria Magdalena Sadhana, the exercise with “Myriam and Jeshua als Torwächter”. I imagined Jeshua standing there in front of my heart and I was looking at him and started to wonder and thought that he must have been a good man. That was the moment I realised that it is impossible for me the see any man as a good man. I was shocked and in tears because I always was the one pointing out how good men are and that it´s not right to judge them so generally as we women often do and that we could learn a lot from them etc. It was such a hurtful insight that for me it´s just impossible to believe that a man can be good.
    So now I´m starting to transform this. My boyfriend was with me when that happened. We did a Meditation together then (not the sadhana actually). So he knows the space I´m in and he´s just being there, like a rock. He is able to say “yes” completely and also to show that. And I want that too :-D

    Lots of love
    Angelika

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Angelica, you bring light into such an achingly painful part of the feminine. You do it for us all. Let Mary Magdalene be your guide as your heart breaks open into real love.

      Your Temple Name is…

      Maria Magdalena

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      C

  28. Jillian says:

    Dearest Chameli:

    My growing edge is to evolve into a paid work position. I give much of myself in unpaid positions that are incredibly fulfilling and rich. I want to give and feel that same grace in a position that also provides support for my family.
    I am feeling called to a life of renunciation yet I am a householder and totally in love with my children and my life as a very public person. That is my challenge. To find that space where I can be alone and content and still be present to the many people that depend on me and who bring me such joy.
    My other challenge is to regain some of my wildness…my childlike free nature that can so easily disappear when life becomes a bit too full of commitments and time to reconnect with my inner child disappears.

    So grateful;

    Jillian

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Jillian,

      The Goddess Lakshmi shows us how our innermost spiritual awakening, our fiances and relationships all are integrated parts of the enlighten feminine. She will be your teacher in navigating through this.

      Sri Lakshmi is the Goddess of abundance, beauty and 
wealth,
      She is the one who removes any idea of separation
      between our spirituality and our so-called ordinary life.
      She busts through our limiting believes and unconscious loyalty to lack,
      and shows us how we can live the infinite abundance of our spiritual awakening
      in an embodied and practical way;
      how we can put our unique mark of beauty onto the world.

      Your Temple Name is…

      Lakshmi Embodied

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      C

  29. Kim says:

    Hello, My growing edge is learning to trust again and overcome fear. Healing others with my hands is calling me. Rage is challenging. The signs of being one with all is oPening. Thank you

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Kim,

      Your Temple Name is…

      the Hands of the Goddess

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      C

  30. Sheryl says:

    Hello,

    Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity. I feel you came at the perfect time.

    What is your growing edge right now?
    My growing edge right now is getting my control back. Taking control of my emotions, my strength, my will to live, my thoughts… It has taken some time, and it will take some more time, but this is what I want to do.

    What is calling you?
    I feel that my life is calling me. For so long I did not want to live anymore. I gave up and did what I could to leave. But a switch flipped. My life has changed. I want a good life. I want to do good things and make people happy. I am volunteering my time when I can, donating blood and I have a happier relationship with my parents. In terms of my own life, I just want to be happy and healthy.

    What is challenging?
    My thoughts are challenging. I still have fears. I am still afraid of people, what they will say and what they will do. I am sensitive to noises, so it is very difficult to be around many people. This makes work a huge challenge. I am doing what I can to manage.

    What is opening?
    When I started thinking more positively, most of the negative people fell out of my life. One lovely man came into my life. I had given up on this prospect, but I am so happy to be in love. We go through difficult times, but are able to talk through things, learn and understand. I like this. I see my future opening. My heart has opened.

    Thank you again for taking the time. This is a lovely and thoughtful gift.

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Sheryl,

      Your Temple Name is…

      Healed by Love

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      C

      1. Sheryl says:

        It is perfect. It made me smile and cry from happiness. Thank you so much, you are so kind.

  31. Amba says:

    Thank you for this offering. I am ready to cross over to full embodied wisdom. Tired of waiting for someone else to give me permission, to be good enough. Have passed through so many fires and tests, I am on the edge of jumping off into the truth I have been seeking for so many, many years. What name would empower me to make this leap of self-blessing?

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Amba,

      The timeless Yogini circle beat the drum for you as you jump. We hold you, we see you, we celebrate you.

      Your Temple Name is…

      I am ready

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      C

      1. Amba says:

        Thank you for your leadership and your insight, and for your gifts!

  32. Debrah says:

    I am currently shifting my lifestyle and focus. I have recently done a Yoga Teacher Training course and am now studying Kinesiology. I am moving to a vegetarian diet but find I put my families needs before my own. One of my sons is having a difficult time as a teenager and I (again) find I am taking his stuff onboard. I have found it hard to find good friends where I live and have not fitted in well with my partner of 4 years circle of friends (guys r ok – girls??). I have begun to meet with a group of lovely ladies though.
    Thankyou <3

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Debrah,

      This Path of the Yogini unfolds as the so-called ordinary life. All that we face IS the path, IS the teachings. All keep pulling us to the inside of the inside of truth.

      Your Temple Name is…

      Blossoming Truth

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      C

  33. Juliet Rains says:

    My growing edge right now is my loving myself the dark and the light
    My spirit is calling me home to my true essence
    My doing/rushing and familiarity with being in my head is my challenge
    My self as a woman, a goddess is opening

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Juliet,

      Your Temple Name is…

      The Embodiment of Wholeness

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      C

      1. Juliet Rains says:

        I bow to you Chameli for your light, your love and your grace. You have created a safe place for women to be both dark and light and that is truly the greatest gift. Much love Juliet

  34. Ann Manatt says:

    My growing edge right now is to accept a much larger assignment than I’ve been living …
    Possibility is calling me.
    Staying soft and allowing is challenging me.
    And my heart is opening …….

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Yogini sister,

      Your Temple Name is…

      Lalita Devi

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      C

      1. Ann Manatt says:

        I am on my knees ….
        This one is demanding my respect ….
        Lalita Devi has been such a thread in my life ….

        Gratitude overflows to you, Chameli

  35. Shubhalakshmi says:

    Dear Chameli … _/\_

    i am a 46-year old virgin, living by myself, with strong bonds of family and friends.

    my growing edge right now, is allowing my abundant, fully healthy and sensual self to fully emerge.

    i feel called to be a clear medium of the goddess, and enable the initiation and progression of the many dreams & desires of all those around me…

    i am challenged by my (probably still unconscious) sense of lack, sadness, heaviness and my avoidance & probably from deeper fear of intimacy

    being Lakshmi is opening for me ~ anchored in HER Dharma of being a clear medium ~ emerging as HER Artha as financial abundance for me and all those around me ~ blooming as HER Kaama in all sensuousness for myself, my potential partner & for all i connect with…

    much love and gratitude for what you offer _/\_

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear ShubaLakshmi,

      Yes, is Lakshmi is clearly the medicine for you. Anchor your awareness in the vibration Sri of her abundance. It is all here, you are just growing big enough to take it all in.

      Your Temple Name is…

      Sridevi

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      C

  36. Ree says:

    At 53 I am growing into my womanhood, my wisdom, and feeling eager to take up my crown and rightful place as Crone and grandmother.

    I am being called to deeper authenticity and to honor my own true voice, i am learning to roar.

    I am challenged to open my heart more fully and experience what it means to be more fully embodied in all experiences and challenges…

    I feel my heart and creative channels are opening…new opportunities for me to take hold of…i am being called to create and share my art…

    Thank you Dear One, Thank you in advance for this precious gift….

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Ree, I see you rising in your Crone dignity and wisdom. I bow.

      Your Temple Name is…

      Wise Woman

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      C

      1. Ree says:

        Thank you Chameli, this is a powerful name for me to hold and embrace….it is not a surprise and yet it is surprising…i have carried a deep longing to enter into this new phase of my life with the dignity you speak of……I bow, thank you…._/\_

  37. Sharanya says:

    Dearest Chameli,
    Thank you for this gift. My growing edge right now is adding routine and discipline to my daily rituals – to enter the rhythm of the day. I am being called by the mother to further raise feminine consciousness of the planet by serving more people and by raising the standards i have set for myself. My challenge is to embrace and allow my true self (and the mother through me) – to be fully seen, and fully heard. The aggressive side of the masculine is what scares me. The deepest part of the feminine is opening to me, her power is magnificent and overwhelming. I love dancing with the divine and allowing the path to unfold before me.
    I love you Chameli.
    Thank you.
    With deep gratitude,
    Sharanya

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Sahranya, Lakshmi brings balance and discipline needed to bring our awakening into the practical. We call in Her shakti to guide you.

      Your Temple Name is…

      Sri (Sri is the vibration of abundance with you and within all things. Sri is Lakshmis essence)

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      C

      1. sharanya says:

        Thank you so much Chameli, this has truly helped me and I repeat this name regularly. When I do, there’s a pulsation from deep within my heart that radiates out, it’s just beautiful.
        Thank you for your energy, your time and your love
        oxoxox
        with love
        Sharanya

        1. awakeningwomen says:

          Thank you so much for giving this feedback, Sharanya. We’ll send it on to Chameli so she knows that her gift was received deeply.

  38. My name is Mary Katherine. These past few months I have really grown into my art and my dreams about it becoming my career are finally coming true! I am vending at my first festival this weekend! I am feeling extremely blessed because that isn’t my only dream that is coming true. The forest is calling me and I am able to answer at last. I have land deep in the woods where I plan to build my house one day. I just recently was able to purchase fruit trees to start my orchard there. I can’t tell you how long I have dreamed of my future orchard. I yearn to be lost in the middle of nature, working away at my art in my little cottage.

    Thank you very much for your work giving us all names! I hope you have enough time to get to all of us!

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Mary Katherine, I celebrate you as you surrender fully in the beauty of your vision.

      Your Temple Name is…

      Guardian of the creative spark

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      C

  39. Rian says:

    My calling has always been service to women and goddess. I doubt myself when I begin down a certain path. I’m currently training as a doula and I love the training and connections made with other doulas and midwives. Midwifery has been my dream and is achievable but for my doubts. Am I ready? What about saving for a house or thinking of starting a family or the millions of other things we must do?
    Thank you in advance Chameli. Bright empress blessings.

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Rian,

      Your Temple Name is…

      Midwife of Radical Trust

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      C

  40. Goddess says:

    Thank you SisterGoddess Chameli for your wise and juicy words.

    Surrendering to the Great Pussy in the Sky and embodying my animus and following her lead.

    I am being called to sing songs and plant seeds – pray and play – to tune in and turn on – to funnel my filter – and step up. I am being called to be a LOVEcat and share my truth and salvage the Sisterhood – For which I will be abundantly rewarded.

    I am chahahahallenged by myself. I have primal fears and emotions that are unnamed still stuck deep in muscle memory. I fess up to some sabotaging hahahabits to hide me from the feelings.

    My heart is opening. The layers are loosening. I am shahaharing the shakti free. I am trusting the process and doing the practice, awake and aware and reading the signs. I am ready to ChaHAhange history with HERstory – woohoo

    Thank you for this blessing SisterGoddess Chameli.

    Wishing you, peace and love, just because
    SisterGoddess Goddess

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Sister Goddess Goddess, Oh yes, you are in the Shakti river. I celebrate you!

      Your Temple Name is…

      Surrendering to Her Holy Striptease

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      C

  41. Jennifer says:

    I am lost. I have four small children and have always been independent successful and have taken care of myself. Now I rely on my husband financially. I’m powerful and determined but feel held back with this role of mother. I want to fly. I want to soar. Live my potential. I have so much passion but not sure where to focus it. I’m always giving 100%. I desire clarity. I desire time for me. Guilt free. I am grateful for my life as it is. Thank you for a new name for this phase of my life. I’m wishing to bust free but trying to stay in my role as caregiver.

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      dear Jennifer,

      Parvati is a goddess who is married to Shiva. She embodies the woman who is deeply true to her path and at the same time fully engaged in relationship and mothering. In her Shakti the split between the two melts away.
      She will be a good teacher for you now.

      Your Temple Name is…

      Parvati

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      C

  42. Donna Pronk says:

    I am beginning a new chapter of my life. I will be 62 this year and I am not ready to retire. I have been looking for employment with no luck. I am thinking about my own business but I am not sure what type of business I would like to open. I am a grandma this year and I miss being able to see my children who live in Tucson and I live in Chicago right now. I have been living in Chicago for 5 years now. I came here to take care of my dad. He passed away in May 2012 and I have been having a very hard time moving out of my parents home. They have owned this home since I was 5 years old. 57 years of memories and things that I need to go through and lighten my load. I plan on making my move back to Texas this year and resume my life with my husband of 31 years. I am very hard on myself for not being a stronger and a more organized person. I feel like my parents would be very disappointed in me. I started connecting this year again with my spirit. I have been living deeply in my soul journey since 2000 and it is time now to balance and bring my wonderful spirit back into my being. I am looking forward to moving forward now. I feel the shift is near! The Inanna Sadhana brought me back to the surface. I felt stuck in the underground since 2000 and now I feel the Spring started in me. I will be a part of the 21 Day Lakshmi Sadhana and I am feeling sure that will put me on the path to my new life!
    Thank you for my Temple Name… deep bow.

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Donna, Blessing on this new chapter. I see you standing rooted and tall in your light.

      Your Temple Name is…

      Emerging Light

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      C

  43. Christi says:

    Dearest Chameli
    My growing edge at this time is to actually move when called by spirit, rather than thinking about, learning more or worrying. At the same time, to not struggle like a bug in a web, when there seems to be no way to be doing, and embrace that ‘not doing’ is fine as well. The struggle is exhausting, but feels unreleasable.

    I am called to heal and lighten burdens, my heart sings when I’m on purpose and in the moment with clients or myself in love and sharing; when I’m not in the moment I feel stuck.

    At the start of this year I felt my word for the year was Opening. These days, I’m not sure what I’m opening to anymore, like the way forward is blocked.

    Blessing and gratitude
    Christi

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Christi,

      The timeless circle beat the drum for you, as you navigate through another layer.

      Your Temple Name is…

      Resting in the rhythm of the feminine

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      C

  44. Cynthia (Compassion) Singleton says:

    What is your growing edge right now?
    Trusting that the journey is more than the destination; learning to listen and value my own voice; discerning which of the many inner voices is the true heart’s call;letting go of the fear to step forward publicly with my spirituality

    What is calling you?
    facilitating dance in a safe and sacred space where people can fall into the Now with non verbal communication, exploring movement without judgment in a group; channeling healing of the earth and transmuting the karma rising so that we may all ascend; empowering parents of kids with autism to be the change agents their kids require as the breakers of the systems of “health care” and education; being a changemaker; holding the positive vision of the patterns of perfection that are so close and here to be manifested; embodying feminine power

    What is challenging?
    Having the discipline for my daily practice even if no one is watching, no one knows; truly hearing and valuing my own dreams and voice and power and vision

    What is opening?
    my value of myself; understanding the power of focus, of the creation process

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Cynthia, your name arose through your own words. I bow.

      Your Temple Name is…

      Embodied Feminine Power

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      C

  45. Gina Lincoln says:

    What is your growing edge right now?

    Learning how to balance my desires, passion, impulses with reality and truth. I’m such a romantic (and I love that part of me) but I can get carried away. I’m learning to love myself enough to say “no” to what doesn’t serve me. Instant gratification vs. something deeper, more spiritual, powerful.

    What is calling you?

    To continue to open my heart, to live wholeheartedly. To love myself as much as I love others. To love what IS (reality) – to live life on life’s terms. I guess it’s balance…getting away from the extremes – black o white / either or thinking. (In other words, I can live wholeheartedly and love fully and openly but I can also set boundaries where and when I need to).

    What is challenging?

    I fell in love with a man that is not available in the way that I need him to be. I’m letting him go. It’s difficult, but I’m doing it. Sometimes I feel so open and connected to everything and it’s beautiful. But then when I need to set boundaries, as we have to sometimes, it feels so difficult.

    How do I work to break down walls, but then put them up when I need to?

    What is opening?

    Me, my connection to the world, and those around me…they are opening too. I help others open their hearts too and see that vulnerability is the key to intimacy (with self, other and the world).

    Thank you so much for this gift. I really need the inspiration!!

    xoxo
    -Gina

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Gina,

      I call upon the medicine of Durga Ma, She who mirrors to us the embodiment and strength of integrity.

      In this video I speak about Durga:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVBqaM8nMI0

      Your Temple Name is…

      Durga’s Medicine

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      C

  46. Laura says:

    This is what i think is happening: I ask the Universe for signs and support on my path and I receive EXACTLY that which I ask for. I ignore the prompts and promises out of fear…what if I am wrong and make a fool of myself??? I KNOW that I have an amazing gift but I hide it under my secure middle class trappings. I am host to dichotomies!

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Laura,

      In the Yogini tradition the Goddess is she who hides and covers and she who reveals, both. Our practice is a dance with her play of hide and seek. Right now you are drinking the medicine of Maya Shakti (she who cover up essence), you are peaking through her mask, yet there is still more to learn. You feel the pain of turning your back at Her, you avoid Her… until you don’t.
      We are beating the drum for you sister, you are in the fire.

      Your Temple Name is…

      Dancing with Maya Shakti Ma

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      C

  47. Beth Piper says:

    My edge is learning about who I am and to speak my truth, not to fear looking at the dark as well as the light.
    My challenge lately has.been allowing feelings to flow freely, without restriction or negativity. Anger and rage from the past abuse being very present and overwhelming.
    Using my healing abilities for others has been calling me. My heart is opening to all possibilities.

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Beth,

      Your Temple Name is…

      Amrita of Authenticity (Amrita is the Elixir of life, the nectar pouring forth from Lakshmis vessel)

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      C

  48. Vicki Mack says:

    What a lovely gift you are offering! Thank you Sweet One <3 and what Fun!!
    I'm in the midst of difficult, incredible, purposeful and magnificent shifts. My husband and I have been separated for several months and during this time I have had the beautiful gift of living in "the house of angels". This almost 200 year old home is filled with such angelic love and beings of Light who have embraced and supported me as we tucked in for a long winter of what has become yet another emerging of self and soul. My growing edge is to hear my deepest heart and to speak it in all ways, including my marriage as we navigate this time of creating a new bond. What is opening is the rapid expansion of my work with my daily prayer that I be an open channel of love and light. What is calling me is Love and to become pure Light and of service while in this body. What is challenging is finding balance and peace thru the process. with deep gratitude….Namaste <3

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Vicki, it touches my so to read about the house of angels, its feels like you are brewing some potent medicine there.

      Your Temple Name is…

      Soul whisperer

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      C

      1. Vicki Mack says:

        O sweet Divine One! Thank you! When I read my Temple Name I gasped with excitement and happy recognition! Thank you thank you for sharing your time with me. I’m deeply touched. w gratitude and love…namaste <3

        1. awakeningwomen says:

          Oh how wonderful to hear!! Jai Ma!!

  49. Kelli says:

    Starting a new phase of my life in complete trust and surrender to the Divine Feminine, letting go of what keeps me from that connection, so that I can fully embody her in creative ways in my life. She is calling me. I started the year with the 21 day Innana Sadhana and know I want to move into the great mystery with more depth.
    What is challenging me right now is how embody the feminine and dance with the masculine in a way that enhances both.
    There is an opening to bliss, beauty, creativity, connection and awareness as well as fluidity, flow, and sisterhood.

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Kelli,

      Yes it is time. A nothing held back YES. I bow.

      Your Temple Name is…

      Shiva/Shakti Embodied

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      C

      1. Kelli says:

        Gratitude & Love
        Deep Bow

  50. Trisha says:

    Blessings upon you Chameli, & thank you!
    I am an artist & former teacher, with transpersonal counseling training, looking forward to manifesting a new right livelihood in the arts & healing, joy & laughter. I’m healing from an injury & trauma, & preparing to move to Europe this Fall. I am seeking Peace of heart and mind & strength & fluid flexibility of body. My path is Nature & the Sacred Feminine, the arts and poetry. Peace, Love and Light to you, with gratefulness.

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Trisha, blessings on these new beginnings sister.

      Your Temple Name is…

      Ganga Ma (Ganga is a River Goddess, mirroring to us the strength and wild feminine creativity of flow)

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      C

  51. Pamela says:

    HI, I am in a torn place where I am a bit “stuck” in tradition, but also know that I am breaking free of old paradigms of life choices. A balancing act that I am struggling with though I have an ultimate goal of leaving conventional employment at some point and stepping fully into my path as an energy healer/massage therapist. Also, I feel as if I am being called back into ritual and back into my pagan roots.

    Love and Light
    Pamela

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Pamela,

      Your Temple Name is…

      Priestess of the Living Breathing Ritual

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      C

  52. Kate says:

    Dear Sister, Thank you for the gift of a Temple Name. and the gift of anticipation. How fun.
    My growing edge is to stay in the present moment, living in harmony and beauty and truth.
    Integrity and discipline are calling me. Self-control in general and an anger habit are challenging me. I am opening to a consistent faith in finding goodness and Goddess love each moment. love, kate

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Kate,

      Your Temple Name is…

      Bride of Vishnu (Vishnu is Lakshmis man. She chose him because She knew she needed his staying power, his steady commitment, his riverbanks , for her abundance to flow and bless the world)

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      C

  53. Denese Rhea Day says:

    Chameli, dear ~*~ Namaste _/\_
    My growing edge right now is living fearlessly, in the moment, “saying yes” to a new decade and to a new me.
    What is calling me is acceptance and release of control. Letting Universal Knowledge enter me and propel me forward ~ I will be open to the energies that come to me and let them guide me to the next right thing.
    What is challenging me is the need for monetary work … I will maintain balance there with spiritual work.
    What is calling me is to be present, to allow for an evolution in me to take hold. I’m ready for the unknown ~ I am ready for this blessed life to shine a bright light on the right path for me.
    What is opening is my spirit circle of women. Oh, this blessed life ~ oh these blessed women save me.
    Blessings heaped upon you, dear ones.
    With Metta, ~D

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Denese, I feel your readiness, it is infectious, so full of shakti. I bow.

      Your Temple Name is…

      the Abundance of Spirit Blossoming

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      C

      1. Denese says:

        Warm thanks to you, dear Chameli ~*~

        Namaste ~ _/\_

        I am the Abundance of Spirit Blossoming ~*
        I am the Abundance of Spirit Blossoming ~*
        I am the Abundance of Spirit Blossoming ~*

        With Metta …

  54. My growing edge is co-creation, calling me to the feminine rising, challenging self responsibility opening my heart to embody love, sisterhood, mystery.

    1. many blessings with love & gratitude <3

      1. awakeningwomen says:

        Dear Krista, I celebrate you!

        Your Temple Name is…

        Weaver of Shakti sister Magic

        (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

        I bow

        C

  55. Jill Chitra says:

    My growing edge is to figure out what my contribution to society is in my third act, after turning 50 and leaving a job of over 25 years I am looking for a new way to contribute to the world with my unique gifts. I am hopping to figure how to give back to the world and the earth and society as I have been given so much but am ready to be in the world in a new way. One that is not about making more money but is about making the world a sustainable and compassionate home for all.

    1. Agata says:

      Dear Jill

      I am so pleased to see you here.
      If I had to gie you a new name it would embrace your poetic powers, your wordsmith talents and the wild side of yoru soul,
      Blessings :)
      Agata

    2. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Jill, I bow to your voice of dignity and care. It is powerful medicine we all yearn for. Stay rooted right where your vision is alive in your heart and body, this vibration is what will manifest into form when it is time.

      Your Temple Name is…

      Amrita

      (Amrita is elixir of life, which Lakshmi pours out of her womb like vessel )

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      C

  56. Sonniya says:

    Dear Chameli & The Awakening Women Team

    Many thanks for your kind email and assistance in finding myself when I was losing my soul in the past.

    What is your growing edge right now?
    Healing is present and is a gradual progress.

    What is calling you?
    Truth and Light is calling within.

    What is challenging? Untrue self – EGO
    What is opening?
    Awareness of Presence of being

    I thank you in gratitude and appreciate your kindness and work. Thank you once again for your emails keeping us all connected.

    Much light

    Sonniya

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Sonniya, Thank you for the sweet and kind medicine you bring to our circle, it is melting my heart.

      Your Temple Name is…

      Soma (Soma is the Divine Nectar of our essence that is released as we awaken)

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      C

      1. Sonniya says:

        I bow to you too with light in my being. Thanking you in heartfelt gratitude.

  57. Heidi says:

    oh, so much I could write dear Chameli…..but i have so loved and been drawn to the sisterhood you offer through temple, yogini, connection, and love, deep love…..

    i am in a battle that goes against all I hold dear and draws me into a world I rather not engage in…..I need to protect my children…they are in an abusive situation….my oldest is autistic and only sees the world through a seven year old’s eyes; he threatens himself in his despair…..my youngest has no one to advocate for him in the world of ‘legality’ and was placed back into the situation by court….therapists repeatedly turned down services for my youngest because the situation is too complicated…and I am a target for rage as well……I need miracles, I need strength, I need peace….I need self worth…I simply am in need with little sense of self outside of this situation that is all consuming… for my children and myself…….lost to the immediacy, I cannot see clearly to what is opening……..

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Heidi, we call upon the Shakti if the fierce goddess, to give you strength to stand in the fire of your mama love. The circle is beating the drum for you, sister. You are not alone.

      You may find some inspiration in my talk about Kali and her fierce love:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcDCXzX_HQA

      Your Temple Name is…

      Embodied Love

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      C

  58. Sandra Dugan says:

    Chameli,

    Thank you so much for the work you’re doing & for the offer of a temple name.

    I have always been called to serve … that has been a constant in my life for as long as I can remember. I’m a healer. I have been practicing massage therapy, reiki, lomi lomi & shamanic healing traditions for about a decade now. I feel restless though at this point. I love my work but I feel that I should be doing something more … on a grander scale somehow. I’ve been doing some teaching and mentoring and that feels right but the path hasn’t exactly revealed itself at this point.

    I am also feeling like I’m opening myself on a more personal level. My life is not just about the work I do and perhaps it’s time for me to get more involved in my own healing. Or perhaps that I’ve taken a large step forward in my own healing.

    Letting people get close to me personally has been difficult at best for me in the recent past. I feel an ache to have that sort of connection at this point and I haven’t felt that in a very long time.

    I’m also dealing with my mother beginning to make her final journey. I’m feeling torn between realizing my own departure from this plane & almost a rejoicing that her struggles may be coming to an end. It’s an off balance feeling for me.

    So there I am, in a nutshell. Again, thank you so much for this opportunity.

    Namaste

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Sandra,

      Your Temple Name is…

      Surrendering into the mystery

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      C

  59. Kylie says:

    Thank you so much for this. At the moment I feel really excited. I feel I am loving and accepting myself finally. It has been a long hard road but it feels like I’m on the right path. For years I loathed poor choices I have made but now I can see they have led me to my beautiful life. Thanks, once again xo

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Kylie,

      Your Temple Name is…

      Medicine woman turning poison into medicine

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      C

  60. Meredith says:

    Dearest One,

    So much gratitude for this opportunity….thank you, thank you, thank you. It comes in perfect timing.

    I am being called to break free of my accommodating ways and re-establish my wild nature. I have been drawn to Kali these past few days and find her terrifying and comforting all at the same time. I am usually very sweet, very flexible and put other’s needs before my own. I am being broken of this habitual, several lives old way of being as we speak. I am experiencing deep empowerment when I lean into my fear of my wildness inside. And, I’m beginning to play a whole lot more!

    Again, thank you so much, from all of my heart.

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Meredith, wild hearted yogini sister!

      Your Temple Name is…

      Kali’s Freedom

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      C

  61. Susan Chapman says:

    Dearest Chameli,
    My growing edge is about surrendering into trust..the dragons have asked if I am “ready to remember it all”
    Deep peace and wisdom are calling me
    I am in a position to teach many healers
    Great heaviness and lack of faith are challenging me…like the last leg of a very long race…everything feels distorted and I am not sure if anything i hope for is true…no mo or jo to be found…
    Simplicity is opening in me….quietly, she comes calling…
    Blessings
    Susan

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Susan, beautiful Yogini sister. Your light is so soothing, so real. I bow and drink in your medicine.

      Your Temple Name is…

      Rooted in the Shakti of my assignment

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      C

  62. helena says:

    I sit in the complete complete unknown awaiting some sort of guidance to give me a hint of how to pull myself out of the rubble. The charred remains of a nervous breakdown, many deaths, failed career and relationship ending after many years.

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Helena, the teachings of the Dark Goddess can feel so brutal, yet it is within the very ashes of your crumbled identities that the jewel of who you are shines through. I wrap a blanket of soothing kindness around your aching heart.

      Your Temple Name is…

      Born anew from the ashes

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      C

      1. helena says:

        Dear Chameli,
        Thank you so much. My temple name brings tears of release creating space in my heart and in my spirit for hope. Thank you. x

  63. Lisa Wamsley says:

    I am discovering my courage, my power, my fire…finally! I want what life is left to me to be filled with writing, with love, with honesty. I want to claim my health, take back control over my ailing body and go full throttle with the intense love and joy in my soul. I am a writer, a lover, a goddess in her own right. I am love, and I am ready to revel in my dreams. Thank you for this opportunity. Thank you…..

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Lisa, you are rays of Shakti, I feel you so strongly. I bow.

      Your Temple Name is…

      Rays of Shakti Healing

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      C

  64. awakeningwomen says:

    Hi Tara, we have opened this post a few times before that is why you see the old dates. Just write here a bit about you, and you will get your name.

  65. Maxeen says:

    Namaste & Nameh. The art of creation in every aspect of my beingness is my growing edge. The creation of life, not just existing by default. My calling continues to be about helping others to be empowered in who they are. My challenge is not feeling that way myself and not knowing how I can serve others on that same journey. The opening is that despite the sense of not knowing I am still seeking and haven’t given up on life.

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Maxeen,

      Your Temple Name is…

      Surrendering to Creative Brilliance

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      C

  66. Linda says:

    I feel so honored to have received the invitation for a temple name…the timing is divine. After a period of density and doubting myself, I accept myself just as I am, stretching towards the light. Years of informal study and curiosity for everything in life have finally led me to a time of knowing…knowing who I am and being willing to break old agreements with myself that no longer serve my highest good. I have felt trapped for the last 7 years, working diligently to prove my worth, allowing others to define my value. Now, I am ready to dive into the unknown again…fearless, comforted and protected and ready to serve. I want to know true inner peace, experience joy everyday, and to always see and acknowledge the beauty in everything and everyone, everywhere…no exceptions! I am ready to dance the dance and embrace the Goddess within! Thank you for sharing your your wisdom so beautifully…Namaste

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Linda, I celebrate your expanding light

      Your Temple Name is…

      Priestess of the Expanding Light

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      C

  67. Mystikmaven says:

    I would be honored to have a temple name. My given name is Audrey.

    I am being called from the deep darkness of the divine feminine to rise up and hold space for healing. I am a visionary, seeing and aiding those along the path, their path….

    My edge is about allowing.
    Injustice, demanding are challenging me.
    Love is always opening and communion is gathering me now….

    Blessings my dear Chameli!

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Yogini sister,

      Your Temple Name is…

      Emerging Feminine Wisdom

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      C

  68. Freda La Roche says:

    I am experiencing loss right now after loosing my sister. I am the only member of my birth family left and even tho I have a wonderful daughter and grandaugther. I feel more than ever that I need to get to doing something but I am passionless. I have some good girlfriends and I am peaceful but I feel my life is not so joyful. I wish I was brave enough to step way out.

    Thank you, Freda

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Freda,

      Start close in, your calling is always closer than you think. It is never in another place of another time, it is vibrating in you right now. When you tap into that vibration it will guide you to bring it into form. Your grief is shakti -life energy- the very same energy that takes form as joy. Gently breathe through the opening of grief.

      Your Temple Name is…

      the Heart inside the Heart

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      C

  69. Joanna says:

    Thank you, Chameli for your deep, profound generosity in sharing this gift with women. My growing edge is to stand fiercely in my truth in heralding in the new paradigm of femininity. To stand in ones autonomy, authority, with humble generosity, a gentle listening and truthful spirit. To stand in loving compassion and speak when things are not always popular. To usher in the beautiful world of Gaia and open up the space for profound joy, love, and play. My edge is to walk my truth into a profound unknown and deep knowing in my heart.

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Joanna,

      Durga has the shakti medicine for you.
      Learn more about her here:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVBqaM8nMI0

      Your Temple Name is…

      Durga Devi

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      C

  70. Nina says:

    Dearest Chameli
    My name is Nina – it was my Nona’s nickname, so I’m not sure that I have ever truly inhabited this name!
    my growing edge right now? finding ways to reach more women meaningfully through their birthing years
    what is calling me? writing
    what is challenging me? finding focus & trusting the wisdom I hold
    what is opening for me? so much!
    with love xxn

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Nina,
      I can feel Shakti pouring through you, calling you and guiding you. It is not all up to you, you are supported beyond imagination.

      Your Temple Name is…

      Expanding Trust

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      C

  71. Coco says:

    Dear Chameli,
    My birth name is Colleen, and I am also called Coco. I live in th US with my husband & daughter. I have been doing a lot of healing around my body & my sexuality, reclaiming the power I was taught was too dangerous to own & embody. I have kept myself energetically small & nice as a way to stay safe, but I am longing to share my natural radiance and fullness with the world and be the leader I know in my heart that I am. I have a new space called The Love Lab and I am starting to facilitate coed & women’s healing circles, in the areas of embodiment, sexuality, and relationship. I am praying for courage, clarity, and confidence as I offer my gifts, for stepping out in this way is a little scary! But I know it is time for me, I feel that I am a powerful channel for love and can no longer hide myself away. I am asking for Divine guidance on this journey! Thank you!

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Coco,

      oh, How I love the name of your space and the sacred intention fueling you offering. I bow.

      Your Temple Name is…

      Kameswari (Goddess of love and desire. “She is fulfilling the kama (true love and pleasure) of the world”)

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      C

  72. Isabelle says:

    From the bottom of my heart… thank you so very much for this wonderful offering…

    What is my growing edge right now? At this moment, fully embodying my dharma of teaching and leading workshops.

    What is calling me? to empower women and girls from all walks of life so that they may connect with the source of deep joy within, realize their inherent beauty and goodness and see just how much bigger than they think they are

    What is challenging? the insecurity I feel inside and my fear of not being able to provide properly for my daughters.

    What is opening? Releasing the old way of thinking and doing things to truly walk in accordance with my heart’s whispers…

    Namaste…

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Isabelle,

      You have stepped into the river of your Dharma, within it is the power to bring it into practical sustainable form. Stay connected with the Shakti, the life force of your calling, it is pure creative intelligence. I bow.

      Your Temple Name is…

      Sri

      (sri is the vibration of Lakshmi, of abundance and prosperity. Anchor your awareness in Her)

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      C

  73. Angela says:

    Hi,
    My name is Angela, and I am honored to be a part of this. After Raising 4 boys and realizing I am in a marriage that will not last beyond their high school graduation, I am in the process of rediscovering and more importantly reclaiming who I am and where I come from, and gaining my financial independence for that shift. Due to the strain I have had to recently surrender my dream of owning my own bakery and close the doors. I am now employed at an medical institution with religious beliefs that are different then my own, which is hard as well, but I focus on those who are in need that I serve on a daily basis, and try to let that flow into what I do. Compassion and gratitude are my mantras. I live in an area that for all of its natural beauty, is very rigid in its thinking and employment prospects are few. I have 3 years until my youngest are out of the house and I can turn my thoughts elsewhere. The hardest part is to balance what needs to be done for them and what needs to be done for myself to keep moving forward, while being met with resistance.
    My growing edge is in my own spiritual journey and realizing how my dancing fits in with that and expresses that. For me music and movement are gifts from the goddess, and I love the connections it gives me to her.
    What is calling me would be my dance. I discovered it 6 years ago and have been in bliss with it since. It has helped me over some rough patches and has also helped in healing a sister friend. I have connected with some wonderful “sisters” through it. Also, my spiritual path of which my ancestresses are ever guiding me on. With the chaos of my life though I have not had the time to study as I should.
    The most challenging thing for me has been my husband. He is who he is, and he can be a good man, but he is not my good man. I recognize that even if he doesn’t. He has offered me my greatest challenges, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually; but has also helped shape who I am and helped me to realize who I do not want to be as a person. And for that I am grateful.
    What is opening for me is my heart, my head, my eyes, and my hands. It has been a long journey with a lot of detours, but I know I would not be who I am, or have a better understanding of who I want to be and the fact that I want to be a voice for the next generation of all inhabitants of our world.
    Thank you again for your very generous gift, and I look forward to hearing what is picked for me. Namaste <3

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Angela, You describe so clearly the life and practice of a Yogini, it is unfolding in the midst of life with its challenges and glories. All of this IS the path,IS the teaching, IS the awakening. All of this is Her dancing.

      Your Temple Name is…

      Danced by the Goddess

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      C

  74. Nina Hatfield says:

    Thank you for this amazing and generous offer. My growing edge right now is speaking and expressing myself more publicly and learning to stay connected to myself and conscious when I am visible. The desire to tell new stories and question cultural paradigms is calling me. Fear and fatigue are challenging me. Beauty and a deep desire to honor beauty is opening. Love!

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Nina,

      Yes yes yes, I see you standing tall in your wisdom, generously sharing words of healing and awakening.

      Your Temple Name is…

      Gayatri

      Sing the Gayatri mantra often, it will activate the shakti of healing speech.

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      C

      1. Nina Hatfield says:

        Thank you, Chameli. I am learning about the Gayatri mantra and learning how to chant it. In doing so, I found my way to Shanti Mayi’s teachings of the mantra on You Tube. Her version flows through me in a way that none of the other versions so far have. Lovely to find that her name is familiar because she is your teacher!

        For anyone else who is interested:
        Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILMFrS5ZLF0&list=PL1CE154B7CA6E5F19

        Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sydNSvIXHCo&list=PL1CE154B7CA6E5F19

        I will follow up soon and let you know how it goes as I integrate chanting of Gayatri into my life. Eternal thank-you’s.

        Love,
        Nina

  75. Lynx says:

    My growing edge right now is that I have begun to experience the joy of life without shame for being the unique beautiful soul that I am. My challenge is knowing my voice and expressing it boldly and fearlessly. I want to open deeply to love, divine love. I want to feel it, know it, be it. What is opening up is that I see the energy of the Goddess alive and moving both inside myself and outside. I am called to experience this freely, expand my knowing, and share this wisdom, love and beauty with others.

    Namaste

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Lynx, Namaste beautiful you.

      Your Temple Name is…

      Goddess of Emerging Magnificence

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      C

      1. Lynx says:

        Dear Chameli,
        As i spoke my name aloud three times, i heard it being spoken in three entirely different ways, as if by three different voices. By the third repetition, it was spoken from a place of complete identity with and owning of this new name. I felt it settle upon me and grow from a place within me at the same time. I looked out my window and could feel the energy of this name moving out into the world through the healing work that I do with others. I turned my gaze within my room again and could feel my heart expanding greatly as I just filled up. I closed my eyes and could see the Goddess actively moving and flowing within me. Thank you for the wonderful gift of this name. Lynx

  76. Amber says:

    Thank you for giving such a beautiful gift to us!

    I am in a big life transition. My children are grown and leaving the nest, I’m trying to discover what lays ahead for me, which way to go. I have a passion for working with women, yoga & food. My challenge is the voice in my head that tells me I’m not good enough. I struggle to quiet that and step into a new way of being.

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Amber,

      Blessings on this new opening, and remember that your love is a million times much stronger than the petty old voices.

      Your Temple Name is…

      Rooted in Love

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      C

      1. Amber says:

        Thank you! That is perfect.

  77. Treesa says:

    Grateful for the opportunity. With aching, sensitive teeth and a tired body I delve inside to find words to describe what is happening. Stuck in habits that do not serve me well. Financial problems. Lots of creative ideas but I start projects and don’t finish them. Working in my studio/yard/garden fulfills me but haven’t started the many commissions or taken completed work to galleries. What is a different way to see a “rut” … one that is positive? Maybe a resting place??
    Feeling like there are more things to do than I can take on and last night I noticed ants crawling into a crack at the top of my bedroom wall where it meets the ceiling. Hope they aren’t damaging this old house.

    thank you for your gift.
    bright blessings.

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Treesa,

      When we view our life from the ants eye view, we will frantically arrange and rearrange the story of our life, hoping that one day we will get it right.
      The Yogini learns to expand the view so She can see with the eyes of the eagle.

      Your Temple Name is…

      Seeing through the Eyes of the Eagle

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      C

  78. Rebecca Cooper says:

    Hello, and thank you Chameli!

    I am ready to get back on my own two feet, and am also approaching complete surrender of my life and living to Divine Flow. One day I feel Divine, or one minute, then the next minute or day, going topsy turvy in limitation – kind of crazy making… feeling very “in between” in terms of next job, new home, new friends….beginning again. My old life has completely fallen away, and I have come to where the rubber meets the road – I know my heart can guide me, and yet I resist going there… it is seriously time to ask my guidance for next steps, magic and miracles, trust that I am safe in the unknown and take the steps that I am given…fear pops up often – will I hear clearly??

    My heart is calling me strongly to “take my place” and there is a deep longing for this…feeling difficulty navigating in 3D…
    Much love,
    Rebecca

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Rebecca,

      You are in Inannas journey. Everything that is falling apart is feeding the compost pile of who you are becoming. Do not rush to get away from the Dark Goddess, pay homage to She who can see in the dark. When you rise, you rise in wholeness.

      Your Temple Name is…

      Emerging Feminine Wisdom

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      1. Rebecca says:

        Chameli,

        So, this is why I am being guided to intentionally “compost” my old self from within with the strength and power of my own light… sigh….

        My heart sings with this name – I have never thought of myself in this way… it feels so loving and honoring ….

        Much love,
        Rebecca

  79. nada says:

    My edge is my intuition it is steadily growing
    More teaching opportunities are opening up for me
    Commiting more time to my call as healer/teacher means less time at my “job” thats a challenge cause I want to commit to this fulltime
    Trust universe more is calling me

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Nada,

      You are in the river of your Dharma, your life work, it is already guiding you, moving you, stretching you. Keep listening, sister.

      Your Temple Name is…

      Priestess of the Heart Oracle

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

      1. nada says:

        I do thank you. This rings true for me on so many levels thank you. I bow now in extreme gratitude.

  80. Chandra says:

    Hello Sister,
    Processing and contemplating after betrayal by spouse. Honoring my self respect and value wanting to fall in love with ME again to unleash my beauty and power which fell asleep somewhere along the way….

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear sister,

      I wrap a blanket of compassion around your aching heart.

      Your Temple Name is…

      The Jewel emerging from the Ashes

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

  81. Mary E Gates says:

    Hi Chaneli,
    My name is Mary and I am challenged to open myself up more as in loving ME for who I am and for why I am here. I am a big hearted person, who gives much of myself but forgetting that I too need rest, solitude and unconditional love. Dear Chaneli I thank you for this opportunity to become more intune with myself and having a Temple Name is so beautiful blessings to you and I am most grateful.

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Mary,

      Your Temple Name is…

      Goddess of Exquisite Self Care

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

      1. Mary E Gates says:

        Dear C of Awakeningwomen

        Thank you soooooo much for the beautiful Temple Name as I said it three times I had major goosebups, the knowing that this name was absolutely perfect, Thank you Thank you Thank you very Much <3 with love from Mary

  82. Cindy says:

    Ive been learning about me, by being A caregiver,, I have so much love to give. Im taking care of both parents right now. I tell my story to woman, hoping to help just one. I just want girls to love themselv first. Were all brilliant in our own way. Love God, Love yourselves, ,, love will return.

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Cindy,

      Your Temple Name is…

      Wisdom Moon

      (Wisdom Moon was an incarnation of the Tibetan Goddess Tara. Learn more here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkiRs7U60B8)

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

  83. Masi says:

    Dear Chamelli, my given name is masouma and it means one who is pure, who does not sin. I felt the responsibility the name carries from a very young age and it has taken me on quite the journey, as are all journeys. I have most recently started to come into my own femininity and blossoming into my own woman. I feel led by the moon, and am heading the messages and signs I am getting. I have been on a somewhat social isolation for the past couple of weeks, taking time for myself, listening to the needs of my body, my mind, and my heart – and to the soul for guidance. It’s been a cleansing time in so many ways: diet, relations, the products I use, the food I eat no sugar, no salt, no preservatives, chemicals… overall learning to nurture myself as the universe is guiding me to.

    1. Masuma says:

      Hey Masouma, Hi. i was just going through all the requests here and your name caught my eye. What a co-incidence!!! My name is Masuma, it too means pure and innocent. People call me Mas. And after reading what you have written it seems like we are somewhat sailing in the same boat, only my journey to connecting with source and becoming my own woman and taking my own power back has a slight difference to it. WOW!! Do connect with me if you feel called to do so at mas-75@hotmail.com. Much love and blessings to you my dear.

      1. Masi says:

        Hello Masuma,, it’s a pleasure to meet you here. I have sent you an email and hope you receive it well.

    2. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Masi,

      Your Temple Name is…

      Sweeping the Altar of the Heart

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

  84. My growing edge is living authentically with compassionate understanding with my 14 y.o. son, whom I’ve home-schooled for 7 years, and offering my experiential learning to support and nurture other parents, children, and communities.

    What I experience as challenging are moments when my son, who is highly sensitive, with lagging skills, and huge needs for close proximity to regulate, becomes dysregulated and it is during those times I feel so incredibly stretched. When I remember to slow my inner experience down, I seek that space within where time slows and I become my own compassionate observer. It is from that spaciousness I desire to live and move in choice, rather than from a state of reactive triggers.

    What is calling me is new birth – I moved to a new rural place outside the city with enough land to create a Healing With Horses Retreat Center with my husband and son, two horses, two dogs, 3 cats and lots of chickens and pheasants.

    What is opening are my spiritual eyes to new dimensions, my heart and soul to new awareness and my mind to greater understanding of my life and purpose. At 55 I have new courage to really be who I am – me.

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Gloria,

      Yes, compassion is vast Presence with warmth, the most potent medicine.

      Your Temple Name is…

      She who Breathes Compassion

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

  85. Kim says:

    Hello, I’m Kim. Thank you for this gift! My growing edge – and my challenge – seems to be leadership, strength, power. I work and volunteer in the autism community, and I have for years. Some in positions of authority are intimidated by me (so I’ve been told), while others gravitate towards me or want to follow for the same reasons (they think I know what I’m doing). This is a mixed blessing and something I didn’t ask for – I was placed on this path. I am doing the best I can with it, but I also have an innate drive to challenge authority and fight injustice and corruption wherever I find it. In other words, I have a big mouth that gets me in trouble, but also gets me interesting allies and friends. My life is never dull or quiet ….. But it’s often exhausting.

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Kim, thank you for being you, ALL of you, you trouble maker medicine is so needed.

      “An Awakening Woman is a spiritual rebellion engaged in a glowing & embodied love affair with the great mystery. She moves in the world with fierce compassion, grace and freedom. Earth is home and so is infinity.”

      In this TEDX video I talk about how we can be with our holy outrage, without creating more conflict and separation:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcDCXzX_HQA

      Your Temple Name is….

      Goddess of Fierce Love

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

  86. Jezanna says:

    Hi Chameli
    Right now I am learning to love myself, and to treat myself well on a consistent basis. It is a multifaceted endeavor, but very rewarding. As I do this, I feel challenged to open my heart increasingly, to really love the world around me and the beings in it, while still keeping my equilibrium and peace within myself.
    Thank you so much for this magical offering!

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Jezanna,

      You are giving voice to such an edge for us traveling the path of embodied awakening.

      Your Temple Name is…

      The Source of Love

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

      1. Jezanna says:

        Thank you so much Chameli!
        I feel a deep and beautiful stillness, speaking this out loud. And so begins my journey with this temple name… I know it will be wonder-full!
        Peace

  87. anne marie scauzillo says:

    i am wanting to live in an organic farming community and share knowledge and love of gardening and am not sure where that will be but trusting i will see…..conflicts in family centered around my lifestyle and oneness with the other realms….. what is opening up is i am learning to trust my intuition and free myself from the opinions of family which had always been hurtful….and have healed this…. and loving myself and becoming reaquainted with my goddess self…..want to share my love and know my mission … here at this time

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Aho!
      There is power in your declaration, sister, Shakti is stirring, vibrating, moving into the manifest realm. As Yoginis we practice to listen and to nurture and to trust this movement from the deep, long before we can see it or touch it.

      Your Temple Name is….

      Bride of Truth

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

  88. Deanna Hutton says:

    I am on a path to simplify my life and create more art… less influence from outside noise … less thinking and more listening to my inner voice… trusting my intuition… knowing that being scared is also a part of being brave… knowing that this path will lead to pure happiness and joy and the freedom to be fully me.

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Deanna,

      ” knowing that being scared is also a part of being brave”, I love this so much. Thank you, sister,

      I feel your presence as a soft summer breeze, such soothing simplicity you are calling in. Such a needed medicine for us all.

      Your Temple Name is….

      the Oracle of Simplicity

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

      1. Deanna Hutton says:

        Thank you so much… my Temple Name now sits within my soul… :)

  89. Sarah says:

    I am searching…I feel ungrounded, uncertain of what makes me happy. I want to be confident in myself and my life purpose. I am trying to learn to express myself creatively and spiritually, and I’m struggling. But I’m going to push through.

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Sarah, when we find ourselves swimming in the sticky pools of self doubt and confusion, there is one medicine that is often underestimated, but which is always close by: Gratitude.
      The core teaching of Lakshmi who is the Goddess of beauty and abundance, is that gratitude is the way to Her.

      Your Temple Name is….

      Radical Gratitude

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

      1. Sarah says:

        Thank you, and blessings <3

  90. Kate says:

    My edge is transitioning – I am feeling more of the calling I have to being a lightworker, and am pursuing that through studying psychology. I feel as though there are so many endings at the moment, and so many beginnings, and I am anxious about being at crossroads. I am also struggling in the material realm, and this is weighing on me a little.

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Kate,

      In the Yogini tradition the crossroads store the most potent powers of Awakening. It is tremendously challenging to sty awake here, but if you practice kindness and presence here, you will fall into a holy compost pile, brewing beauty beyond your wildest dreams.
      We call in VajraYogini, a Tibetan Goddess, who is an expert of navigating the crossroads and the “Spaces Between”,

      Your Temple Name is….

      Vajra Yogini

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

  91. Dawn says:

    what’s up for you: I am a healer, yoga teacher, mother, on and on……I am
    What is your growing edge right now? I feel such a beautiful opening, for myself and all seeking to evolve. I feel such a strong pull, draw, call….I continue to listen, completely surrender, and ask to be used where I can best be of service to others answering this call. But in this, I have learned how badly I need to hold space for balance, for play, love, travel, dance, listening to the birds and surrendering to the sand and the beach.
    What is calling you? In the past few days the calling in my mind is: I desire to become the highest expression of myself that I intended to be in this lifetime.
    What is challenging? Less and less, but wishing to release any and all ideas and thoughts of conflict, separation and betrayal.
    What is opening? Every day seeing more clearly the truth of who I am, seeing my true essence as a teacher, explorer, heart opener, lover of life, catalyst for change and conduit for love.

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      dear Dawn, I witness you rising to your assignment. I feel the power of your commitment, your two holy feet fully IN.
      You are blossoming in ways we cannot even imagine, you ARE evolution.

      Your Temple Name is….

      Blossoming Divine Brilliance

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

      1. Dawn says:

        Thank you so much!
        I love it, such beautiful moving energy in and flow with this name. Thank you for gifting myself and so many others. Deep gratitude to you as you continue to awaken and empower the Divine Feminine.
        Blessings

  92. Laura Frances James says:

    What is your growing edge right now?
    Learning radical self-love, self-care, self-nuturing.
    What is calling you?
    To do more art.
    What is challenging?
    Getting started, then being consistent.
    What is opening?
    My heart.

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Oh your exquisite heart… I bow.

      Your Temple Name is….

      Disciple of the Heart

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

  93. arianna says:

    I was homeless until the end of March since November
    I struggled with depression and lack of motivation for being on this Earth my whole life and different people have judged me for this yet I feel that this was a path I was to some degree supposed to take. Had to face death in order to choose life. I now love my new job and living arrangement, but I feel very alone here in form. I lost people that I felt very close to and was hugely disappointed when they rejected me. There is such deep love and compassion in me yet so split off. I want to let go of the past hurt and embrace life and unity . but feel so alone. I have a huge heart yet have not found close heart connections since I have lived in colorado

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Arianna,

      What a gift it is to be give the key to compassion. Don’t underestimate its power. In the mystic traditions compassion is not a soft feeling we sometimes have, it is the very foundation of all things. Keep leaning in there, every day, don’t take for granted the opening you have been given, it is here you find your strength and your light.

      Your Temple Name is….

      Devis BFF (the best friend forever of the Goddess :) )

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

  94. LeNae says:

    What is your growing edge right now? Releasing “control.”
    What is calling you? Leadership and action
    What is challenging? Debt and Uncertainty.
    What is opening? Relationships are opening.

    Thank you so much for the gift of a Temple Name.

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear LeNae,

      Your Temple Name is….

      Blossoming Trust

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

  95. Toni Vessels says:

    At this time in my life I am striving for s strong connection with the divine in myself and others, and to help others to find the connection. I have always been strong on my path and believe it is time to step a little higher.

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Oh yes, sister, it is time….

      Your Temple Name is….

      Surrendered to Greatness

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

  96. Loslyn says:

    My growing edge is about supporting myself, especially financially, as I’ve recently separated from my long-time husband. Something bigger seems to be calling me as I am designing a new business of helping women to know and trust themselves so they can shine. One challenge is that it seems others don’t “get” what I am seeing potential in, or maybe I don’t communicate it well enough. Being more in my body, and being true to myself are opening.

    Thanks, and namaste!

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Namaste Loslyn,

      Lakshmi is here. Not only as the shakti who bringing light into finances and work, but also because she is the most exquisite bridge that brings forth the medicine of the unseen world into practical form. Let her guide you in finding the right expression of your offering.

      Your Temple Name is….

      Lakshmi

      (Sri Lakshmi is the Goddess of abundance, beauty and 
wealth,
      She is the one who removes any idea of separation
      between our spirituality and our so-called ordinary life.
      She busts through our limiting believes and unconscious loyalty to lack,
      and shows us how we can live the infinite abundance of our spiritual awakening
      in an embodied and practical way;
      how we can put our unique mark of beauty onto the world.)

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

  97. Peggy says:

    Dear Chameli,
    I am in a space of longing, of highs and lows. I recently spent much time at my mother’s side as she took her last earthly walk and rejoined the Divine. Her last lesson to me was “Do it now, don’t wait for the perfect moment.” I am feeling drawn to express myself creatively, but keep coming up against the edge of fear/judgement. I want to be able to let go and open my heart completely. Namaste~ Peggy

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Peggy,

      oh what a scared gift your mother gave you, and thank you for letting her speak to us all. I bow.
      Stay with your longing, breathe and give it space. Within your longing lies the Shakti– the creative life force– that will navigate you through the challenges.

      Your Temple Name is….

      Goddess of perfect imperfection

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

  98. Cris says:

    Since becoming ill (breast cancer and then a number of autoimmune illnesses) eight years ago now I have not been able to work and have been seeking and trying to redefine my life purpose. Having been a committed social activist it has been hard for me to come to terms with not being involved in this way. I am dedicating myself now to my writing, to poetry and to my awakening and feel so very lucky to be able to do this and sometimes I still struggle with what seems to me the “selfishness” of it. I feel called to write and wish so deeply also to be of service to others. Also right now I feel a call to move from where I have lived for the past 16 years and we (myself and my partner) are searching for our new home. Thank you.

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Cris,

      It is not all up to you, you are part of a powerful movement of awakening and transformation. We are many, you are part of a multidimensional team of activists. While some are facing the for-front, riding the waves of outer action, others are tending to deeper healing work at the roots. We are all needed, and the more we can stay loyal to the assignment presented to us, the more potent our movement becomes. Caring for your healing body, is caring for the healing body of the world.

      Your Temple Name is….

      Queen of Outrageous Gratitude

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

  99. Jennette says:

    Dear Sister,
    if you are still being guided may I ask for your input please.
    I am 66yrs, the last few yrs have been trying with several surgeries, one more to go.and then back to work, hopefully sharing my healing. I am in a relationship with a man, who I love and admire, even tho I know I was not his first choice! I do have alienated relationships with both my children and grandchildren; they feel that I was not a good mother; even tho I worked to feed and clothe, and educate them to the best of my ability. A Temple Name for now and the near future would be a blessing. A way of signifying to me that The Goddess still is looking out for me.
    Love and light always
    so it is………..

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Jennette,

      On this path we need to forgive ourselves a hundred thousand times and more.
      We stumble and we rise, and we practice to stay awake and present through it all. Every experience, IS the path, IS the teaching.

      Your Temple Name is….

      Blossoming Compassion

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

  100. Brandie Rae says:

    What is your growing edge right now?
    Like breath being inhaled- holding in the lungs- and being exhaled..I am starting to learn my new rythums and motions. When I need to pause and reflect and when to move, press and swirl into unstoppable motion.

    What is calling you? Tigers and octopi- sensuality, passion, sexuality, deep-full kisses and surrender to the licking fire flames, Mother Lilith’s embrace and gifts.

    What is challenging? Trusting my intuition- This past year I battle and defeated cancer, survived my divorce and have kept an open, compassionate heart through the hail, lighting and storm.

    What is opening? My new life- my rebirth.. starting to trot and gallop on my new legs…laughing at my freedom with such open hearted bliss and joy and weeping from the sheer naked vulnerability of it.

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Brandie,

      Oh this achingly beautiful, this brutally holy life in a woman’s body, so exquisitely expressed through YOU, I am in awe.

      Your Temple Name is….

      Slow dancing to the heart beat of the Goddess

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

  101. Shelley says:

    I am in the midst of making significant life changes and reclaiming a dream from my youth. Fear and doubt and my challenges, hope and inspiration are calling. A new world is opening.

    …thank you…

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Shelley,

      The timeless Yogini circle is beating the drum for you, standing right behind you as you expand into who you truly are. I bow.

      Your Temple Name is….

      River Goddess of pure potential

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

      1. Shelley says:

        Thank you :)

  102. NancyLMA says:

    I am busting through old limiting beliefs about prosperity and building myself anew! I feeling like I am breaking out into freedom!

    Thank you for this!

    Nancy L from MA

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Nancy,

      Jai Maa! Hail to the Goddess.
      I celebrate you, yogini sister of freedom!

      Your Temple Name is….

      Lakshmi

      (Sri Lakshmi is the Goddess of abundance, beauty and 
wealth,
      She is the one who removes any idea of separation
      between our spirituality and our so-called ordinary life.
      She busts through our limiting believes and unconscious loyalty to lack,
      and shows us how we can live the infinite abundance of our spiritual awakening
      in an embodied and practical way;
      how we can put our unique mark of beauty onto the world.)

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

  103. Alicia says:

    Mmmmmmm my growing edge is a desire to keep living this gypsy life. To embrace it even more fully and to share more about it. Traveling the US with my family in our RV has been just a beautiful changing experience for me. I want more of this.

    I’m being called by my words that are buried deep and desiring to give them space. I sense the depths calling but I also hear the echos into the sky.

    I’m being challenged to heal my sacral chakra and my beliefs that are hiding there. To open up more fully to those who love me and not fear rejection any longer.

    My opening right now is the embracing of my shadow and the releasing of what I no longer need to carry. Especially past hurts. I feel like I’m standing in the brink of some serious shifting. I feel anticipation most of the time around this but the heaviness can sink in.

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Alicia,

      Gate Gate Para gate. Go beyond, Go beyond. Go beyond the beyond.
      (The Hearts Sutra)

      Your Temple Name is….

      Divine Gypsy Turning Poison into Medicine.

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

      1. Alicia says:

        You have no idea the gift that this name was to me. In gratitude. Of the deepest kind.

  104. Beth Erin Zimmerman says:

    Life for me now is a series of transitions and resting points, a mixture of shifting ground and greater clarity. I am being visited by old habits that have been sources of struggle or failure in the past, and I find that I am meeting them with love and acceptance and patience. I no longer feel ruled by a sense of needing to be more or to be better, mostly. As some challenges soften, others rise up to test my present presence and I feel vulnerable. I allow myself to cry, to feel deeply, to be open to possibility, and still hold myself accountable to my daily commitments and obligations that are essential.
    I would love to know my temple name for these times.
    Thank you and much Love.

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Beth,

      The compassion trickling forth through you words, is the very medicine that heals the world. You have access to such a powerful resource. I bow.

      Your Temple Name is….

      Goddess of Infinite Compassion

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

  105. Natalie says:

    Hello Chameli,

    Thank you for offering up temple names. I love this site – it feels real.

    What is up with me now is relaxing into the nearly-eerie silence of the present – I was bracing for chaotic change but it has been so peaceful. Realizing again and again that this is here, now, raw, and perfectly imperfect.

    My growing edge right now is simple everyday commitment to nourishing myself so I can be present with my friends, with my partner, and in my work of facilitating sensual-ecstatic dance and sharing astrological insights. Maintaining the mundane to lift into the vastness.

    Reflection and quiet alone time calls me. Distractions, body-related stresses, and family-related guilt challenges me. Compassionate and truthful communication is opening for me.

    -Natalie

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Natalie,

      PrajnaParamita is a Tibetan Goddess who is the womb of the world. She the root of the root of wisdom, she is called mother of all Buddhas. She is the beginning, the silence between the sounds, the stillness all movement arise out of and dissolves back into (yet in the depth of Her, stillness and movement are eternally One)

      Your Temple Name is….

      PrajnaParamita

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

  106. anne marie scauzillo says:

    namaste…..i am very grateful to have found your message and i would love to have a temple name….i have wanted a spiritual name for a long time and this would be a first and very meaningful…. i love gaia with all my heart and every day is a new journey for me…. i take care of 8 beautiful animal beings …..which takes a little time….and i have been for the past 14 years working on myself…becoming authentic….and breathing the divine mystery…. and sharing love…..

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Anne Marie,

      How intimate and vulnerable and achingly beautiful it is to open to the awake consciousnesses of Mama Earth. She is right here, feeding us, breathing us, right now.

      Your Temple Name is….

      Gaia

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

  107. Dear Chamili,

    Growing edge- to be true to me
    Calling – to follow my heart and soul purpose
    Challenge – letting go & change
    Opening – to love & trust

    Love & peace
    Meaghan

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Meaghan,

      Your words are clearly calling in Durga Shakti. Durga is the tiger riding goddess who pulls us into the power of our deepest commitments.

      More about Durga here:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVBqaM8nMI0

      Your Temple Name is….

      The Goddess Riding the Tiger of Truth

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

  108. Jennifer says:

    Good evening, this is a wonderful gift to share with us. Right now my life has shifted, my name is Jennifer and I have recently moved in with my partner who has a teenage daughter and have become more of a positive mother figure for her she relates to. I am reconnecting with my love and passion for nature and nurturing that which grows. I am continually challenged to face things that which I fear such as vulnerability and love. As I continue deepening my connection to Earth I feel Her love that I am able to share more of that love with others.
    Thank you and many blessings.

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Jennifer,

      A thousand of blessings on this sacred path of authentic relations.

      Your Temple Name is….

      Pacha Mama (Mother Earth)

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

  109. Sylvia says:

    My growing edge is letting go of ego, the old skin,and also learn to accept.
    The calling is trusting the Divine. It’s interesting that evrytime I’m not aligned with the Divine, it will always call me back to remind me of my spiritual path.
    Thank you for this gift of a Temple Name!

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Sylvia,

      How blessed you are to be plugged into Divine guidance, it has taken a lot of preparation and grace to open to such depths of Being. You have been given the key. I bow.

      Your Temple Name is….

      Goddess of Deep Listening

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

      1. Sylvia says:

        Thank you so much Chameli!
        I’ll keep in touch!!!

        Much love, Sylvia.

  110. Saskia says:

    I am a spirit from far away, longing for conscious re-connection with home. I am also a warrior of light, an emissary of Goddess incarnated to embody Her love on earth. My growing edge is to wholly embrace my divinity; to release the shackles of the past forever; and to move fearlessly forward in life with trust and confidence. Goddess is calling me, awakening is calling me. My greatest challenge is self-loathing. Faith and hope are opening.

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Saskia,

      You have arrived. You never left. This is it, this experience you are having, this expression of you, this IS the miracle of Spirit. Just like this. I bow.

      Your Temple Name is….

      Seeing with a thousand eyes

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

  111. Hi Chameli,

    I am up against something my child-self experienced as trauma that my adult self is blocked from accessing. I seek integration for this unhealed, traumatized child, so she can be soothed and rocked, her gifts and pain and insights brought into conscious awareness. I long for this and am scared spitless. Depression is heightened, maybe by the pull to keep everything covered? So much of my life force is caught up in this, whatever it is. I’m grateful for the name you see, and trust it will accompany me well on this journey. <3 Teresa

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Teresa,

      When we bring back the exiled parts of ourselves, we bring back potency of our medicine. It is holy work you are doing, you are doing it for us all.

      Your Temple Name is….

      Soaked in Loving Kindness

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

  112. Pam Pressley says:

    My name is Pam and I have a sound healing business, using the Akashic Records to create a container for the information, with ensuing release and integration through sound. I have been passionate about helping people (men and women … Men seem to really need help with their confusion about their feminine sides) see their beauty within. My processes have brought up many charges through which I have done forgiveness work and released karma, impacting my lineage back many generations. A mystic at heart, I am fully embodying in order to be of service to Love on this planet. A temple name would be lovely to sing and tone during my meditations. Many Blessings and Love to you, Pam Pressley

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Pam,

      The Presence pouring through you into the world, is like healing honey. I bow.

      Your Temple Name is….

      Her Voice

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

  113. Cheryl says:

    Growing Edge: My growing edge is letting go and trusting in the divinity of the Universe and that the Universe is my guide to the career and life I am building.
    Calling: My dream of positively influencing 10,000 women’s lives through my mind, spirit and body work.
    Challenge: Working through limiting beliefs and opening up to accepting divine compensation for my work.
    Opening: My inner wisdom and guidance is my true guide.

    Many thanks.

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Cheryl,

      Oh yes, you are tapped in to the river of miracles: the river of your Dharma Shakti. You are carried, there is no way back now. I celebrate you and your unique medicine in this achingly beautiful the world.

      Your Temple Name is….

      Carried by Grace

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

  114. Krissie says:

    I am in the midst of transition. I am trying to let go of the pain of being rejected and see the benefit in the decisions that were made for me about that rejection. I am switching responsibilities at my job and I am stepping into leadership in an organization that is important to me (where I first heard about Innana and her journey).
    I am struggling to see my gold that is evident to others when I have tunnelvision on the ways I am imperfect. I often am striving for perfection and let myself down when it is not attained. I don’t hold others to that standard. Just myself.

    I feel pulled to step out of the muck but have not been able to yet…fear of failure, fear of being vulnerable, fear of being “too much”.

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Krissie,

      We can feel unworthy, but we can never BE unworthy. It is just not possible.
      You are made of 100% pure creative life energy. You are Shakti in form. No feeling, no thought, no experience flowing through you, can separate you from who you essentially are. Practice to feel feelings as sensations in the body, move, breathe and open to create space and flow; feel kiss flow, and challenge yourself to recognize the miracle of who you are, every single day.

      Your Temple Name is….

      Her Magnificence

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

  115. Lindsay says:

    Chameli,
    I am being stripped bare. Everything is falling away from me. Everything that I thought I was. Everything I thought life is, is falling away. I am free falling through space. Loss is crashing down around me in every aspect of life. Money, work, home, health relationship. What will happen? What will become of me? Is there a resting place for me? Will I survive? I yearn for nectar, for nurturing. I yearn for the Beloved….

    With love,
    Lindsay

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Oh dear Lindsay, dear sister,

      Only when we fall apart, can we know who holds us.
      You are in Her fire, you are held. I wrap you in loving kindness.

      Your Temple Name is….

      In the Fire of Truth

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

  116. Jane says:

    Dearest Chameli,
    I love the idea of a ‘temple’ name and connecting with the energy of what that is and can create for me as I am in a transformational time right now.
    My commitment is always to my spiritual growth and opening more and more to my expanded self. At this moment I am working on Abundance and knowing that I am always supported, always have everything I need and desire. I have been healer, teacher, friend, mentor, sister, mother, lover and now I open myself to my true purpose and divinity. Creating a foundation of non-profit that supports and empowers vulnerable women. This is my absolute passion and even speaking it out loud brings up all of my stuff .. it is time for me to ‘step up’ and take my place.
    My challenge is always confidence and self doubt. this is really challenging me now as I move forward into creating my vision in reality. Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you, Jane ♥

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Jane,

      ” My commitment is always to my spiritual growth and opening more and more to my expanded self” Oh sister, your Shakti moves the universes in this very moment, awakening us from our trance of mediocrity, throwing us into the truth of who we are. I bow.

      Your Temple Name is….

      The Voice of Awakening

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

      1. Jane says:

        Thank you beautiful wise woman for so generously showering all of us with this very special gift. I have been watching and waiting excitedly for my reply from you and was so overwhelmed with gratitude for this gift, thank you so very much. I feel quite overwhelmed by my temple name, but LOVE it so, thank you again ♥

  117. Tonya says:

    I am a mother, veteran yoga teacher, and devoted Bhakti and Karma yogini. Since consciously re-inviting more Goddess into my life 1 1/2 years ago I have received nothing but blessings. Some have been messy blessings, but blessings none the less. I was set free from bonds that I was unaware were even binding at the time of the solstice, and the path to create a not for profit cOMmUNITY center is opening before me. I have been challenged to stay in love and light as those who used to be allies now see me as the enemy. I know they are in a place of fear and scarcity consciousness, but some days the anger is hard to deflect. I am committed to stay focused on the outpouring of love, excitement, encouragement, and support that has come with this vision. JI trust the goddess fully. Jai Ma!

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Tonya,

      Jai Maa! Jai Tonya Yogini Maa! Yes surrendered to Her, we are soaked in blessings.
      I am calling forth the Shakti of dharma and skillful feminine leadership, Calling forth Durga maa.

      Your Temple Name is….

      Durgas Heart Beat

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

  118. Sherry says:

    I am bringing forth my Life Purpose right now, listening and working in multiple programs to bring my gifts. This is in Spiritual, feminine, nature, sustainability, with financial planner, money coaching and personal family banking. Two very different sides of me coming together as my offering to the world. This is the positive and also the negative, I am choosing to do what is mine to do and leave the rest behind. A long time coming and very exciting, bringing the feminine into the masculine world where I have been like a fish out of water.

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Sherry,

      YES! I love so much to read about the evolution that you embody.
      Bring back the balance our world yearns for.

      Your Temple Name is….

      Shiva/Shakti Embodied

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

  119. Ariel says:

    Thank you for this opportunity. My name is Ariel. I felt for a long time like my spiritual life was on hold – it seemed all my energy was wrapped up in pregnancy and nursing. Now my youngest child is almost four, and I have been growing a lot over the last couple years. Sometimes I feel like a teenager. Sometimes I feel like an open wound. Sometimes I feel deeply connected with my children, and deeply grateful for all the ways in which they have enriched my life. Other times, I feel overwhelmed by the noise and chaos and I want to hide. My challenge is my struggle to find balance in my life. I work with a Circle of women whom I treasure and love as Sisters, serving as High Priestess, learning as I go. My heart is open.

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Ariel,

      Jesus called May Magdalene; Mygdala. Mygdala means tower.
      It is powerful to consciously embody the energy of the tower, or of a tree, in the mists of the chaotic energy of children and family life.
      When the storm hits, take a moment to feel yourself as tower, firmly planted, unshakable, steady and still. Breathe this quality through your body and into your environment. Instead of chasing our withdrawing, allow the chaos to form around you, to be influenced and guided simple by your presence.

      Your Temple Name is….

      Mygdala

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

      1. Ariel says:

        Thank you Chameli! Many years ago, when my oldest son was a baby, I walked into a shop at a festival and someone called out to me, “Mary Magdalene!” I was pleased but puzzled, and the man said something about my nursing baby, whom I was wearing in a sling – I embodied her that day, to him. What a joy to be gifted with the same name again, all these years later! A beautiful reminder to be the calm center of my home – a watchtower, a beacon.

        You truly got a “fax from the Goddess.” This Temple Name is so meaningful to me. Thank you.

        I am Mygdala.

  120. Denise says:

    I am Denise. I am 50, and at a point in life where I am comfortable with who I am on the inside. My emotions and spirit are doing well. That being said, I struggle with fibromyalgia, never ending pain. There is never a break from it. I am having a hard time daily working through the pain to exercise. I have finally found an eating program that works for me, but I know I need exercise. I am definitely interested in a Temple name. Thank you.

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Denise,

      Compassion = Presence with Warmth. I wrap a soft blanket of compassion around your aching body.

      Your Temple Name is….

      Goddess of Compassion

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

  121. Briony montgomery says:

    Dear Chameli,
    Thankyou for this opportunity, my name is Briony. My growing edge is about sharing my medicine with the world, creating a business from an authentic place, that I am brave within. I have been visualising and intention setting to embody my higher purpose and creating a vehicle for abundance to flow for myself and my family. I also have a blockage with asking for what I am worth. Fear is my challenge, fear of failure, of not being enough. Being still and trusting are also my challenges. My possibility is deep rooted in love
    Deep bow
    Love Briony xx

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Briony, yogini sister,

      You have stepped into your dharma with your two feet, you WILL be tested, and your commitment, your love for that which you serve, will get you through.
      Don’t hold back, modify your message or try to fit in. Keep expressing from the unique vibration of you, that is where the shakti is. Begin close in, share from what you truly love and feel alive in, in your life. Your journey through the tests, your doubts and your victories, are just more medicine that you can bring to the women. In our comparison with the abstract ideals of how we think we , or life SHOULD be, we keep turning our back to where the shakti is alive.

      Your Temple Name is….

      Radical Authenticity

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

      1. Briony montgomery says:

        Grateful beyond my deepest desires, kissing the sky and melting into the earth.
        Deep love to you
        Briony

  122. Hi
    My name is Padma – a mother of 3, one of them autistic. Currently writing my memoir called “Divine Inscrutability – My spiritual journey with autism”. I am a Human Values activist believe in Love, Truth,Right conduct, Peace and Non-Violence. I am getting called to write about stories of women that I know who have and are going through suffering silently. I would like to call it “Life is a compromise – should we accept it” Don’t know at this stage it is only an idea lingering in the back of my mind. I love working with women and empowering them. I feel immense gratitude to life and live with understanding, adjustment and acceptance.

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Padma,

      I bow to your willingness to listen and make yourself available, to give voice to the feminine wounding and to the feminine healing power.

      Your Temple Name is….

      The Voice of Truth

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

  123. Ali Joy says:

    Peace and good vibes Temple Sisters, My name is Ali-Joy and I’m going through a life rebirth, a phoenix rising from the ashes after the love of my life cut my heart in 2, I’m left putting my heart and life back together, sitting with the pain and going through major transition. It does feel exhausting, like being birthed anew. I am taking the mindful approach to this healing , sitting with the pain, being in the centre of loneliness. Each time I start to feel like i’m walking out of the darkness something happens to put me back in the dis ease of suffering… but I am glad to be alive, to have had love, to know true healing and be on the right path to self love. I am learning to breath in the heart break and pain of all my sisters and breath out peace and kindness….. I look forward to having a temple name , like a honouring of the divine in myself , and to be part of this sacred sister community. Many blessings to us all – so much love, alijoy

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Ali Joy,

      I feel your broken heart, I feel the vastness of your compassion.
      Only when we fall apart, can we know for real She who holds us.
      Sending you gentleness and loving kindness.

      Your Temple Name is….

      Soaked in kindness

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

  124. Bridget says:

    Change is calling me, I about to give birth to my third child and seem to be in an endless period of waiting for change, fearing change, wanting to know about the change. I know wonderful things await but I am also struggling with letting go and surrendering. I am unsure of my future directions beyond raiding my children. Thank you.

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Bridget,

      You are in the midst of the most powerful expression of Shakti, the birthing of a new life. It is natural to jump to the future as a way to not fully open to such raw and intimate encounter with the power of the Goddess. But if you practice to stay here, right in the fire of the unknown, your future will be fueled and opened and clarified from a deeper current of creative intelligence.

      Your Temple Name is….

      One with creation

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

      1. Bridget says:

        Thank you so very much for your response. Much gratitude. Bx

  125. Kate says:

    Hello Chameli, and thank you for this opportunity. Thank you for drawing me out.
    This season I am bursting through the soil with a richness and rawness like I have never felt. I suspect I am learning love for the first time, and trust in my vision and strength. I am newly being called to incorporate the lessons of playfulness and pleasure not only in my words but in my body – there is great fear and shame between me and this joy. I am struggling to nourish myself, to ground authentically, and to accept witness. But I trust the opening, deep and wide.
    Love and blessings
    Kate

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Kate,

      Let’s call in an expert of all things erotic, play and shameless pleasure.

      Your Temple Name is….

      Aphrodite

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

      1. Kate says:

        Chameli, this name got underneath my hurt places and made them shimmer. A shift is coming and I anticipate this will brighten the bloom. Thank you!

  126. ZennJenn says:

    My name is Jenn and this spring I feel a deep bloomimg – unfolding of myself, awakening further into my true Divine nature. As I dive deeply into my own authentic bliss-being I wish to share the abundance with my community, and help guide other women to transform their lives by tapping into the Living Goddess residing deep in their womb-space. I’m being called to branch out my healing practice beyond massage, Reiki, Tantric Dance and Yoga to transformational life coaching and other spiritual guidance. Immersing myself in being a fully Awakened Woman and sharing that with the world.

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Jenn,

      Thank you for your surrender to your soul path, your medicine is so needed.

      Your Temple Name is….

      Expanding Briliance

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

      1. Jenn says:

        Ahhhh such gratitude for this gift! This name resonates deeply in my womb & I feel it so strongly showing to the world. This is being recognized by others I’m aware by their comments to me. They don’t know what it is they see, to them it is ‘beauty’ but I know that it is an Awakened Soul and that I am Authentically Me and growing Spiritually. Jai Mata Ki Jai

        Love Blessing and Infinite Abundance
        In Gratitude
        Jenn

  127. Amy says:

    Hi, I feel so grateful to be able to share here. My growing edge right now is cultivating stillness and trust and patience. To be instead of do. To relax into my life and let it open and unfold before me. I’ve been feeling called to play more and to share the value of Joy and play with other women who maybe have forgotten how. My challenge is to wait! I want to share and teach joy and play right now however I feel called to slow down and be still and let this idea grow inside me for a while.
    Thank you
    Amy

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Amy,

      I feel a deep exhale in your words, this call to to BE as it expresses itself through you, right now, is blessing the entire circle. You serve us all, by BEING.

      Your Temple Name is….

      Pregnant with Stillness

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

  128. Jennifer says:

    I’m going through major change in my life. I have just had nearly all I have known and planned destroyed, so I am at place of trying to figure out how to rebuild. My spiritual life is changing, my romantic life is in turmoil, my plans for the future have all been dashed.

    I am sitting in a place of trying to figure out how to rebuild from the rubble left behind. I realize that the destruction was necessary, but it is sometimes difficult to hold off the depression from such change…

    I am being called to rebuild & do so in a way that makes the world a better place. I thank you for this gift of a temple name. I feel it will be a beautiful gift of guidance for my new life

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Jennifer,

      We hope that our lives will stay intact, that ourselves will stay intact, but by Grace we are not having it our way. The Goddess cannot bear to witness us locked up in the confined chambers of the Me-plan, no matter how glittery they seem.
      So in her fierce love, she tear it all apart.
      And leave you trembling in the open vistas of the unknown.
      The timeless yogini circle stands behind you sister, also through this.

      Your Temple Name is….

      Naked Soul

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

  129. MaryJo Hutchinson says:

    My growing edge right now seems to be about Self-Acceptance.
    Openness and Flexibility are calling me.
    Anger and Rage are challenging
    and Possibility is opening.

    Thank you for your gift of a Temple Name!

    1. candice says:

      Thank you for this amazing opportunity. I am filled with gratitude.

      Right now i feel called to be a part of an energetic shift,for women in my country.

      My edge is that i am shaking off the old leaves and am afraid of the space inbetween, the throughs between my joys and sorrows are so intense now i am shaken and in awe of all the emotions

      My aim is to create chaotic balance that is fluid in my life with out worry that the spaces will be filled
      with shame and doubt not joy.

      1. awakeningwomen says:

        Dear Candice,

        Your Temple Name is….

        The One inside the breath inside the breath

        (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

        I bow

        c

        1. candice says:

          Dear Chameli,

          I can not tell you how much my temple name resonates with me right now. In the last week there have been such moments of upheaval and emotions of fear and deep sorrow and each time i have resorted to deep breathing to try to find calm. This name means so much to me and i will begin to meditate on it.

          Blessing

    2. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Mary Jo,

      Your Temple Name is….

      Goddess of Surrender

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

      1. MaryJo Hutchinson says:

        It fits perfectly. Thank you so much!!! Sending much Love….

  130. Jennifer says:

    I am experiencing a lot of changes in my life. I have been a stay at home mom, but now all of my children are off at University and I am finding my life turned upside down. I have rediscovered my passion for yoga and meditation, it amazes me I ever stopped practising. I am looking to redefine myself in my new role in my life span as well as further the depth of my yoga and meditation experiences. My goals are to accept me for who I am, create a sense of stability, to become less anxious, and spread kindness wherever I go. I appreciate your website and all you do to help others. Namaste.

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Jennifer,

      Know that you are supported. Find your way to pray, a lot. You are in realm of pure potential.

      Your Temple Name is….

      Growing roots in the unknown

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

  131. Jane O'Brien says:

    What is your growing edge right now?
    What is calling you?
    What is challenging?
    What is opening?

    My spirit is my growing edge. I can feel, see, hear my rising fire, the creative spark is being rekindled, my dreams are being reignited, I am changing, growing spreading like wild fire!!!!!! At times this energy needs patience from a deep knowing that all is perfect in it’s perfect timing. I AM OPENING, ME, THE REAL ME, not who or what those THINK I SHOULD BE. Ah thank you xxoo

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Jane,

      I celebrate you. I feel you. I feel awakened by you.

      Your Temple Name is….

      Shakti Rising

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

  132. Michele says:

    Hi,
    I just received an e-mail, so not sure if you are doing temple names or not. I have been dealing with health issues, and feel blocked off from earth’s energies. I feel a calling to step outside of my comfort zone and share my experiences.

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Michele,

      Yes, you have a unique medicine, it is so needed.

      Your Temple Name is….

      Soaked in Earth Wisdom

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

  133. Shelli says:

    Hi Chameli,

    I’m in transition….shedding thin skin that no longer fits….working through a broken marriage and broken dreams and an unknown self. I am fighting myself I feel, not knowing how to trust myself, to trust the Divine, and not crumble with uncertainty. I have courage but it just is dim at the moment. I feel conflicted, confused, and stuck with what shedding a skin means for me. I want clarity, I want peace, I want my light to shine and find the confidence to boldly be me without apology. I want my life to reflect who I feel I am on the inside except I’m not sure entirely who that is as I have been out of touch with her for so very long. I want hope and faith and comfort as I walk my journey to the unknown of who I will be in this world. Your words and work are inspiring so thank you for being you and for what you do.
    Much love.

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Shelli,

      Your sankalpa Shakti– your intention– is crystal clear. Stay right here where your power is.

      Your Temple Name is….

      Emerging Clarity

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

  134. Sukhvinder says:

    Dear Chameli, thank you for giving me a temple name.

    I am being called to dissolve the boundaries of my identity. It’s scary to embrace nothingness, vastness, limitless space. Yet, I’m being called to step with both feet into the deep dark universe as just that ~ pulsating space.

    love and gratitude
    Sukhvinder

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Yogini Maa,

      Your Temple Name is….

      She who breathes in and out inside the heart of the Bindu

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

  135. Brooke Christopher says:

    I am moving into a deep, intimate love with the Goddess. Everyday, I undress my identity and fall deeper into her heart. She has asked me to dance. Dance my life and teach women how to experience liberation in movement. My challenge is the transition into a dance healer from a business woman. Oh…the great longing I have to dance my throughout my entire day. This new love…this resurrection of me as dancer has turned my entire life inside out. Literally. ❤️

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Oh Brooke,

      Jai maa, She has taken you. I bow.

      Your Temple Name is….

      Yogini dancing Her Grace

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

  136. PAMELA DAWBER says:

    My name is Pamela and I live in southern Utah in the beautiful red rocks.
    I would love to have a temple name so that I may work on myself during my journey this year with chemotherapy.
    Last year (2013) was very challenging with health issues with Leukemia, selling our home, liquidating our business and moving off the island of Kauai to the mainland for health care. This year (2014) is also challenging being in a new environment, no income and doing chemotherapy for the next six months. I am trying not to worry about income at this time and just be in the moment and enjoy this time not working and getting healthy and healing. I work on letting go of fear and trying to be positive all the time but I still have my self doubts about me, life and what it is I am suppose to be learning from my journey and what is next for me???
    I am trying to be strong, confident and courageous through this challenging time doing chemo. My husband is my caretaker and he has no income at this time either. We both are focusing on my health.
    I just joined your beautiful website. Thank you for your consideration and love. Pamela

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Pamela,

      You have a deep assignment. Be gentle. I give you a warm hug, right now.

      Your Temple Name is….

      Radical Trust

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

  137. Manisha says:

    Hi- my name is Manisha~ I am working on deeply forgiving and cultivating an unconditional acceptance of self. I want to move towards my desires versus living a life that is the result of running away from what I don’t want. I’ve been struggling with releasing old patterns and it finally feels like it’s happening with slightly more ease. I’m able to look forward more often than I look back. I am birthing a service oriented business and am calling in a life partner. As I do this, I need the strength and the awareness to fully release the old patterns and not allow them to resurface… Thank you so much for listening.

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Manisha,

      I am so happy to hear about the new birth you are experiencing. Remember that all your past “Mistakes” that once weer poison, are part of you medicine basket now. The more you can include the lessons, the more potent your medicine will become.

      Your Temple Name is….

      Shaman Woman Turning Poison into Medicine

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

  138. I’m going through the most painful time of my life right now, and I’m also doing lots of work to be present through all of it. My growing edge is simply to be with anger, betrayal, pain, confusion and be centered through all of it.

    I’m called to tread a path that may not include much of what I’m doing right now. I am in the discovery process of what works vs. what doesn’t really work for me. I’m called to connect with other yogini’s and to find ways to serve others.

    Challenging – the pain, the discomfort, the not knowing, the thought of being alone for the rest of my life.

    I’m opening to pain, to love, to discomfort, to the fear that keeps me small and contracted.
    My plan was to do the April retreat, but things have shifted radically in the last few months. I am very drawn to the yogini path & want to eventually come for a retreat in the very near future.

    Much Love,

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Oh Dear Janis,

      You have taken a seat in this circle, there are deep women s heart beating for you every day. You are held, also through this darkness.

      When things fall apart, it opens deep grief and all the feelings you mention, and it also opens a crack in the solid identity that we usually take ourselves to be. It is not comfortable, but if you can find the trust to stay breathing here in the not knowing, in the unknown, in the shedding, in the dying, there is a deep composting happening; deep feminine transformation.

      I hold you, I beat the drum for you. Remember when you stumble and fall, there are yogini’s, including myself, who have taken a vow to pray for the circle every day. You are never forgotten.

      Your Temple Name is….

      Inanna

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

  139. Dear Chameli,

    Oooh, how thrilling this is. Thank you for this beautiful opportunity…

    My edge. My edge is that i have been praying to live my dharma for the last year and it is beginning to rise up before me. I’m being asked to step into bigger and bigger shoes. It’s exciting, thrilling, the joy of diving into the wild waves. And I’m also navigating the ‘backlash’, the perhaps inevitable criticism and conflict that arises when we step out publicly in our truth and power.

    My dharmic path of service is calling me, like a blazing lighthouse.
    Fear and anxiety of the people who criticize and judge my path is challenging me. I’m standing naked with my gift in my trembling hand, offering it anyway.
    My heart is opening into the freefall of just diving into doing what feels most true.., being stretched and molded like clay.

    I love you Chameli, thank you for how you call me home, every day. Sophie

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Sophie,

      You ARE playing big, your assignment in this life time IS big, and you have signed up fully, two feet in. There is no stopping now.

      You WILL meet guardians, challenging you, testing your commitment. It IS uncomfortable, every time. But is is oh so bleak compared to the blazing light that is growing you from within. It will carry you, and guide you, and give you strength and clarity. So discipline yourself to pay attention to where you let your energy go. Remember Mary Magdalen, remember Durga, the key to their brilliance is that they did not go into negotiation with the voices pulling them down, they stayed rooted in their love. Like you are.

      Your Temple Name is….

      Durga

      (yes :) )

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

  140. Lily Lucia says:

    I am called to completely revamp my life.. move to the ocean, travel the world become a famous Goddess dancer, yoga instructor, raw food guru and run my own international shakti business.. I am moved by inner power and feeling the divine nectar flow through me. I am held up by the image that I need to live here in the bay area too do it and that i don’t have the money to do it.. i am challenged to find my inner fierce sexy Goddess self.

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Lily Lucia, oh I see you standing at a cliff near the ocean, wind in your hair, spirit soaring free in infinite possibilities.

      I see you shaking of all the old and dusty cloaks that are just way too small for you.

      Your Temple Name is….

      Goddess of Expanding Horizons

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

  141. barbara heile says:

    oh! yes, of course i did not read the directions and here i am asking for a temple name in 2014 to wake each morning with, to re-member myself, to guide me into my day. the morning is the most challenging time for me as i reenter this world in body. my deepest longing is to feel connected at all times to what lives as me as love. and to be able to stand in my wholeness. my second deepest longing is to meet the man who sees me and longs for what he sees in me. i will bring him a whole woman to meet. i bow to the fate of this web connection and thank you for the time your heart shares with mine, to name itself.

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Yogini sister,

      What a lucky man he is, the one who is right now preparing himself to meet you in the depth of the real where you have planted your roots.

      Your Temple Name is….

      Erotic Miracle Woman

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

      1. barbara heile says:

        OH!!! waves of energy, and the thunderstorm pours rain onto the earth in this moment. huge smiling self. in gratitude, thank you.

        THIS name will surely get me into my day!
        you are amazing how tuned into gifting you are

        I bow

        EMW

  142. Hello Sister,

    The Goddess is calling me in all her forms to host Goddess Temple, to offer her Teachings, to teach other yoga teachers how to invoke the Goddess in yoga classes so they are filled with much more substance and grace.

    But Fear is holding me back and a lump which is believed to be a Hemangioma (a cluster of blood vessels) on my left temple is controlling my fear and me and my anger but I am Opening to Trusting the Universe and its Flow and Letting Go.

    I am working to release me fears and anger and this lump and to simply Trust and to be lead by the infinite wisdom of the Goddess.

    I am also currently learning about the 13 feminine archetypes as laid out by Ariel Spilsbury and I have signed up for my second Sadhana and can’t wait to dive deep with you and Lakshmi!

    I am also a wife to my beloved and we have 2 beautiful daughters named Grace and Bella.

    With Gratitude,

    Lisa

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Lisa,

      When I read your vision, I said YES YES YES. So much Shakti there is here.

      Fear is a feeling, feelings are energy, energy is movement. Find a way to move the fear as sensations and tremors in the body, breathe move, shake, find the flow.
      Some of will deal with fear our whole life, but when we learn to practice with fear as energy, sensation moving in the body, finding ways to create flow, it does not have to run the show.

      Don’t wait for that magic moment when fear is not here. It may always come and go. Will you still postpone serving your assignment?

      When I started to teach, there was fear, but the shakti of my vision, of that which I am serving, was so much stronger than the fear. So with trembling legs and dry mouth I found a way to give my gift WITH the fear.

      So feed your love of your vision, that is where your shakti is, that is where you will find the strength to stand in your light (with or without fear, does not matter)

      Your Temple Name is….

      Green Tara

      Green Tara is the Goddess of fearlessness. Not in the sense that she rejects fear, but she can stay fluid and active, letting fear flow through her as life energy. She is also a Goddess of protection and new projects and traveling.

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      Here are two short video clips
      Tara:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkiRs7U60B8
      A practice for fear:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hm_MaHRg3dM

      I so much love the names of your girls :)

      I bow

      c

  143. Esperanza says:

    Dear Chameli,
    I would like a temple name if that is still possible
    My challenge is that the last 5 years my body developed several chronic diseases
    as a result I had to withdrawal from doing normal things, I’m stuck.

    Blessings and thank you for this beautiful gift.

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Esperanza,

      Oh this is a challenging assignment you have been given, sister. Be gentle gentle with yourself. Your practice is to create small pockets of beauty and ease in any way you can. This learning process becomes part of the gift you have to give to the world. ALL of your experiences are the path, are the school.

      Your Temple Name is….

      Priestess of Compassion

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

  144. Kate says:

    What is your growing edge right now?
    Trusting the divine enough to live in the unknown, to wait for the wave, but also to catch it when it does arrive. To let go of my fear of the divine.
    
What is calling you? I so want to make a contribution, share my gifts, to be in the flow of dharma but I struggle to know where to focus my commitment. I also feel like there is some raw, wild, primal force that wants me.
    
What is challenging? Sharing my voice, my heart, to stand up and be seen and heard exactly as I am, to dance on the edge of not enough/too much. keeping my heart clear.
    
What is opening? the way of my fierce heart

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Kate,

      I feel you. I see you. Your light is so strong, it is as you are birthing yourself to fill your greatness. No wonder there is some fear. You are huge.

      Your Temple Name is….

      Radical Trust

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

      1. Kate says:

        Dearest Chameli,

        Somehow you always say the exact words that melt another ice cube. Thank you always for your generous heart and clear seeing.

        Much love,
        Radical Trust

  145. Kim says:

    Hi, my name is Kim and I live in Ontario, Canada…I recently left my home, my job and my marriage. My 4 year-old daughter and I moved in with my parents in their small community. Slowly, the buds on this rooted tree are beginning to reawaken (as is my positive sense of self, my intuition, and my passion for life). I am interested in writing a children’s book about nature and the moon phases – and how children can remain connected with the earth and their own inner wisdom. I am also starting to nurture the creation of a school for children that involves gardening and nature, developing emotional intelligence, homesteading skills (sewing, canning, knitting), drumming, yoga / meditation, arts and drama, etc. All to nourish the child and the woman within me. I feel as though I’m making great progress in many ways – I am beginning to have visions and really hear my own inner guidance which is so truly exciting and like a coming home to the self. My biggest challenge is that I have been experiencing agoraphobia and panic attacks, along with some other health issues (diabetes, etc.) because I have lived my life so out of balance to this point…of course, all of this is said with the greatest compassion for myself. I would love to know what my Temple name is to grow and nourish the wisdom and truth of who I am further. Thank you for this precious gift! Love and blessings, Kim

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Kim,

      What a journey you are on. Be gentle with yourself sister.
      I feel such a beauty in your vision, in your care for the children. I feel you as a wisdom keeper, guarding that connection to nature that we so easily and early loose in this fast paced, achievement oriented world we have created. Oh, Kim, your assignment is holy.

      Your Temple Name is….

      Mystic Earth Mama

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

  146. Laura says:

    My name is Laura & I just received the invite for a Temple Name. I am currently working a dead-end job that is unfulfilling. I also teach yoga and I am in the process of nearly completing Holistic Health Coaching studies. I feel that teaching yoga and supporting others to a more happy, healthier life is where I need to be. But comments from family members like “One of us has to earn a steady income” or “this is going to be another hobby for you” or what about health insurance – it will cost a fortune being self-employed is kicking my confidence to make work on making the transition. I am almost in my mid-50’s now and people think I am crazy to want to make a career change now! I was told I have to stay doing what I am doing until retirement. That is like a prison sentence to me. I want to be happy with my job/career. I was told to suck it up and be like everyone else who don’t like their jobs. I don’t want to be like everyone else.

    I am working on opening and removing the barrier of fear and separation and remember the only reality is Love. I am working on tapping back into my soul where God’s Love and Light resides. I sometimes feel connected to the Source and then like a door, it slams shut.

    Thank you for your time!

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Laura,

      Oh, we all know these voices, they are in our collective field. And each step you take honoring your deeper calling, is also infusing awakening into the collective field. So this journey that feels so personal, is on one level an archetypal journey, that you do for us all. Keep fanning that flame, in any way you can. And know that there is a circle of conscious women beating the drum for you.

      I feel it is time to call in Durga Ma. Riding on a tiger, deeply rooted in that which she loves mirroring, she navigates through all the voices trying to pull her down. The source of her power is her love of truth. She mirrors to us an uncompromising integrity with that which we know to be true. No matter what.

      Your Temple Name is….

      Riding the Tiger

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

  147. Merri Lyn says:

    I would be honored to receive a temple name please. Right now I am working with a lack of self worth and wondering what am I really doing here. I find my heart is opening in ways that cannot be described. I am drawn to the “mirrors” we all are to one another and the connectedness of everything. That every thing has a life force. That love is our key. And my star roots and current day connections. I thank you for your giving Spirit. Peace & blessings.

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Merri Lyn,

      You are holding the key in your hand. Your unworthiness is an old cramp, you are a thread in this magnificent tapestry of existence. You are a miracle. You see it, you know it, do you dare to be THAT magnificent?

      Your Temple Name is….

      Seeing Through the Veils

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

      1. Merri Lyn says:

        I have been holding this name closely for the last few weeks. It speaks clearly and truthfully to my heart as do your words. There is deep resonance. It is very sacred for me. My heart overflows with gratitude!

        bow

        Blessings!

  148. You write in the comments section below, about you, what’s up for you:
    What is your growing edge right now?
    What is calling you?
    What is challenging?
    What is opening?

    I am Lorena Elizabeth, single mother of six working from home to support my family. What’s calling me is healing others and holding all in compassion. I look at challenges as an opportunity to grow and become stronger; better able to help anyone in need. Doors are opening in all directions – friendships, financially, family life. I am blessed all the time.

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Lorena,

      When I read single mother of six, a huge smile opened in my face. The Goddess is alive among us, in that huge mother love, in that staying power, a commitment and strength beyond imagination, I bow to you.
      The Yogini path is a path of embodied spirituality, where no part of us is exiled. It unfolds in the midst of our daily lives, with ALL which that includes, immersed in relating, and finances, illness, and victories , and through opening our hearts and forgive others and ourselves again and again, the jewel of awakening is polished.
      And when it shines (like it do through you) it has the medicine of the REAL. No hype, no pretend, no split, no “this and but not that.”

      Your Temple Name is….

      Goddess of Infinite Abundance

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

  149. celeste lynette says:

    You write in the comments section below, about you, what’s up for you:
    What is your growing edge right now?
    What is calling you?
    What is challenging?
    What is opening?
    I am 59 years old. Full of wisdom. I have a deep love of the earth, animals, and creativity. I work with the elderly. The often forgotten. I volunteer and have a garden at an inner city community garden. I can see beauty even in the darkest of places. I believe in hope. In grace. I am in my crone years. I feel a deepening. An opening up. I am filled with love and anticipation of what is to come.

    My growing edge is holding sacred space within myself. Deepening my spirituality and learning the deep meaning of love.

    What is truly challenging for me is to believe in my worthiness. That I have a right to give love and receive it.

    What is calling me deeply is my creativity, my spirituality, the earth.

    What is opening is my realization that I have a right to be here. To be connected and to give love and receive love. What is opening is a gentle voice speaking lovingly to me and chasing the gremlins away.

    Thank you for this opportunity. Blessings!

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Celeste,

      Tears comes to my eyes as I receive you, you bring forth such gentle deep beauty. I feel the medicine of womanhood, of real womanhood through you. I am deeply touched by the way you walk this earth.

      Your Temple Name is….

      Mother Earth breathing

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

      1. celeste says:

        Thank you so much for this beautiful temple name. I just now found it. Your words are healing and beautiful. I cherish this temple name.

        Blessings
        I bow

        Celeste

        1. awakeningwomen says:

          Wonderful, sister. Enjoy!

  150. Annalee Moyers says:

    Hello sweet Chameli, What a beautiful gift you are giving. I just received an email that you are giving temple names again…I hope I’m right. Right now I am shifting from a career in public accounting to something that serves the Goddess and opens my heart (I HOPE!) I want to live fully in the Shakti while still being an accountant in some capacity. I deeply desire to serve women and be fully in the feminine flow. I also am needing to connect to the divine feminine in my marriage right now as we love each other deeply but have no physical intimacy (we really never have.) I am very confused about this part of my life and feel the lack of physical touch effects the shakti flow. My heart bursts with Joy in gratitude for your work. Thank you.

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Annalee,

      I feel so inspired by your sharing, it is crystal clear what shakti and name your are calling in.

      Lakshmi is the Goddess who bridges money, and structure and work and purpose, with sensuality and spiritual awakening. She is your girl Annalee!

      I also want to urge you to feed your vision, you have an important medicine of understanding numbers and structures that most of us on this path do not have. I know hundreds of women who are looking for some one like you to guide them through the realm of money.

      Your Temple Name is….

      Lakshmi

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am a….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

  151. Denise says:

    Hello Chameli, deep bow to you for all you are doing to help women throughout the world. I feel that I am coming into my I Am presence more strongly now than ever before and am getting clearer on my purpose and am more able to express who I am in the world. I have been deeply enmeshed in responsibilities of helping to take care of my elderly parents, most especially my Mother who has had many ongoing medical problems for over 10 years now, while my husband has also been very ill and troubled. I also work full time and have been on my spiritual path in earnest throughout, trying to come to terms with my childhood. I feel perhaps that in spite of all that has gone on, I am emerging stronger and hope to finally find some measure of freedom and autonomy as well. I sometimes feel that I will never emerge from this time and that I will be the last one standing and alone when/if I do. I would greatly appreciate your input. Most grateful for you <3

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Denise,

      This is the path of the Yogini, it is a path that is unfolding in the midst of day to day living. It is a more challenging path, there are so many tempting hooks, so many voices pulling on us, but when spiritual maturity blossoms on this path, it is deeply rooted in wholeness. We did not have to exile any parts of the world in order to know the freedom of who we are.

      I celebrate you, I honor you for walking this path, for serving your beloveds AND your love of truth, they are ultimately One.

      I will pass on the first temple name I ever got. It has great powers.
      Blessings on your journey

      This is your Temple name…

      Divine Edge Walker

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am a….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

  152. Shakaya says:

    Beautiful Chameli,

    I am so intrigued by this very unique and special offer, yes please!

    My edge is owning my beauty in a lasting way, especially now as my hair is turning silver…50 is my next birthday (how did THAT happen LOL) and I desire to embrace, not fear, the changes.

    Thank you precious Petal!
    with love and beauty,
    Shakaya

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Ahh Shakaya,

      Your shakti medicine is so strong, your commitment to beauty so deep. You have already stepped two feet into your dharma as a midwife of beauty, and here you are being tested to walk your talk with radical trust. How deep is your trust in the wisdom that pours through you, that you have given your life to? How powerful is the vibration of beauty? You have been given and cultivated such a powerful siddhi, spiritual power, you have decoded the blueprint of radiance. I feel that this crossroad is a call to rise, to expand into the greatness of your gift.

      Your Temple Name is….

      The Beauty Whisperer

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am a….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

  153. Tracy says:

    I’ve been called to grow spiritually this year, expanding my education in astrology, tarot, palmistry and meditation, and being joyously creative with my art. I’m being challenged to lose weight while not being able to exercise due to an injury. I believe opportunities are about to blossom for me, but I do not know what areas of my life will be affected.

    Thank you for your offering, Chameli ~ many blessings to you ~

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Tracy,

      I feel such fresh spring like energy reading your words. You are tuned in to this deep sprouting taking place, it has to take it time it takes. If you push a sprout to open before it is time, it will not be strong.
      And when it is peeking through, that is the time to water and nourish and care for the tender sprout.
      This is such a core practice on the Yogini path, to align ourselves with these rhythms. Even when the voices inside and outside shouts that it should be different, bigger, better, faster….
      It takes a deep trust and commitment, but his is how you become a channel of the deep feminine, which the world is so thirsty for.

      Your Temple Name is….

      Blossoming Feminine Wisdom

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am a….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

  154. Ruth says:

    Thank you for this opportunity.

    My challenge is to find my true self and then to find the courage to let others see her.

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Ruth,

      Your Sankalpa, your intention is so powerful, so deep.
      I feel that this is a time to call upon the Fierce Goddess, the one who clears away the outgrown masks, and gives us the courage and strength to stand in our light.

      Your Temple Name is….

      At the Feet of Kali Ma

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am ….[fill in name]”)

      I bow,

      C

  155. karin says:

    Hello, I am Karin from Germany. I hear the call to help people with my coachings and writing books. I already work as journalist and author. But at the moment I feel a block in love and growing. I would love to get a temple name. Thanks! Karin

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Karin,

      Saraswati is the Goddess of creativity, of art, of music, learning and of writing. She is flowing, airy, she makes us unstuck as she points to the infinite possibilities of the universe, and she helps us channel our visions and ideas into art and beauty and service to the world.
      I feel that she has an important shakti for you.

      Your Temple Name is

      Saraswati

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

  156. Denise says:

    I see i am being asked to persist… the first try did not go through… so… ‘take 2′

    What is your growing edge right now?
    Facing my Soul calling and longings.. to be artist for myself and space holder for others.

    What is calling you?
    workshops to teach, whispers of an e-course to create
    What is challenging?
    Marketing, business, organisation… and finding my true north for my offerings and self
    What is opening?
    my heart and awareness of Shamanic teachings, curiousity and wonder, always.

    I’ve been an artist for over a decade.. I’d like to reframe it to being more in the flow… more creating and less critiqueing of my work… making or ALLOWING this entrepreneurial creative business flow and flourish… that’s the dream.

    Thanks Chameli,
    with love
    Denise x

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Yogini sister,

      I have no training in the business aspect of my dharma. What has helped me navigate it all and to create the practical foundation for the offering, AWI, and what keeps me motivated to learn and grow and show up every day, is the Dharma shakti.

      We tend to over look the power of the calling itself. we get too concerned with the form, and the overwhelm of not knowing HOW, and this makes it turn our back on where the power is: it is in your longing, i n your vision, in your calling to serve.

      You don’t have to make this up, it is not all up to you. When you root yourself in, and feed your dharma , as a discipline, you tap into an evolutionary current of YOU, which is pure creativity. It is that creative power, Shakti, which breathes you right now, that which grows the hair on your head. You are supported, moved, breathed by that which moves the planets.
      It does not mean that you don’t have to do all the practical stuff, but rooted in the stream of your dharma, you are fueled, your motivation to wake up every morning and take the steps that are needed, does not any more depend of you feeling good or bad. You are moved by something bigger than you.

      Oh, I am so happy that you are honoring your calling, the world is thirsty , for you.

      Your Temple name is…

      Leela

      (Leela is Divine Play, infinite possibilities, always leave space for the impossible)

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am ….[fill in name]”)

      I bow,

      c

  157. Ronna says:

    I am working/longing to retell the ancient sacred stories of women in new and empowering ways; stories that are buried under centuries of patriarchy, dogma, and religion. I can feel my resistance, my self-dismissal of their relevance, questions/doubts of my calling and voice.

    It is challenging to speak/name/unearth women’s wisdom AND it’s what I long to do more than all else – for the women of the past…and for the women of today.

    Thank you! Can’t wait to hear!!!

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Ronna,

      I am seeing these women standing behind you. You are so supported, so guided, so held.

      In the Gospel of the Beloved Companion, Mary Magdalene is going through an inner journey of expanding into her Greatness. On her way she meets different guardians “who challenges the unworthy who tries to pass”. Unworthiness is an old cloak, it was just borrowed, you have outgrown it. It has to be offered by the gate, You cannot bring it with you. When it shows up, it is just the guardian challenging you; will you stay arguing with him, negotiating, trying to fix and mend?
      Or… will you rise?

      The calling, the longing, the assignment you have been given, has within it, the shakti, the power that will navigate you through it all. Make sure to draw your nourishment from the right well.

      What a powerful medicine you allow to pour through you, Ronna, thank you for staying in the fire, for us all.

      Your Temple Name is

      Her Voice

      (Say it out loud 3 times, beginning with “I am….[fill in name]”)

      I bow

      c

      1. Ronna says:

        I cannot begin to tell you how much this means to me…and the tears that immediately sprung to my eyes upon hearing my Temple Name. Perfect.

        I am deeply, deeply grateful. *deep bow*

        1. awakeningwomen says:

          I am so happy to hear this, Ronna.

  158. Danielle says:

    I have experienced Great Mystery, I became the earth, I dissolved into love and experienced everything as love. I heard “I AM the vortex of Shambala” that I create an opening/vortex that allows love to emanate thru me, transmute fear and heal the earth and humanity.
    This is all I am passionate about, yet I have “no control” over the flow of it…I still feel the separation and duality created by my mind that keeps me from being in the flow. I want to be free of my mind so I may be of service to Mother Earth.

    Thank you xoxo

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Yogini sister,

      In the Yogini tradition we view all appearances as the Goddess. Even the veil of dualism is Her, in Her Maya Shakti expression. She is the one who conceals and She is the one who reveals. What is seen can never be unseen, who you are is never lost. In our practice we learn to relax into Her play of hide and seek, and through it all we are spinning the medicine of compassion, for us all.

      You mind is brilliant, no need to push up against it, just keep rooting yourself in your deepest knowing, feed it, honor it, worship it with all of you, even those days it feels far away. With your roots firmly planted in truth, the brilliant mind will be a great instrument of creativity as you step into your assignment.

      Your Temple Name will remind you….

      Medicine Woman breathing healing

      I bow,

      c

      1. Danielle says:

        Mmmm….thank you…as I read your words I felt the dance begin inside me…evoking a feeling of freedom. Medicine Woman breathing healing resonates deep within…I feel an opening, an energy standing tall, a surrender, a playfulness, a strength that just is…my mind, like a puppy, wants to follow this flow…
        So grateful for your gift!
        Much love,
        Danielle

    2. danielle couillet says:

      I bow to your great beauty!
      with immense gratitude ,and love THANK YOU

  159. beachgirl says:

    whats up faor me is authentic connections, massive creativity in art, poetry haiku, sharing
    what is calling me is to be ever more shining aura and essential truth
    what is challenging…i live in kyoto japan and am studying deep arts in a foreign language where no other foreigners are involved yet i am blossoming but it is a challenge
    what is opening…being authentic and intuitive visions arrive daily and my art is now flowArt done on a daily basis and shared widely and i do not sell it but give it away

    thank you xox

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Yogini sister,

      It is a specific siddhi (spiritual power) to be able to receive the downloads and bring it into form, as you do. You have been given a jewel, and yes you are polishing it with your study and with your sharing, but it is bigger than you, it is coming through you. It sounds like this time in a foreign place, serves you to really be with and to trust that authentic voice within.

      Your Temple Name is….

      Shaman of Radical Authenticity

      I bow

      c

      (I felt you could handle a “stretching name”)

  160. Dear Chameli,

    I am in the process of reassessing and restructuring my life as an artist. The Goddess, it seems has been urging me to commit to accepting a destiny as an artist/entrepreneur, getting more out there and serving. It seems when I have reached this point before in the past in other endeavours I begin to find excuses to back away. But, my love for creating my poetic paintings is too huge to step back. I have even been taking an art business course to help me follow a roadmap to make sure I keep moving forward, but the time is coming to begin reaching out to new people, expanding my horizons and a part of me worries I will sabotage myself.

    I am redesigning my website and declaring this as my mission for art:

    Kiernan Antares’s mission is awakening women to the deeper meaning of their lives through the marriage of poetry and paint. She is passionate about spending time with her patrons, listening and getting to know their deepest desires, then she brings these qualities to life in a Flame Within Portrait that will always remind them of their inner beauty and wisdom.

    So, I humbly ask for a Temple Name to support me in taking these next steps and fulfilling my mission. Much love and gratitude, Kiernan xo

    You write in the comments section below, about you, what’s up for you:
    What is your growing edge right now?
    What is calling you?
    What is challenging?
    What is opening?

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Kiernan,

      You have such clarity in your vision, vibrationally it is already completely here.
      I feel such yes in me when I read your words, the Shakti is strong and crystal clear.

      I celebrate you as you fully honor your dharma.

      Your Temple name is

      Midwife of Beauty

      I bow,

      c

      1. awakeningwomen says:

        And see you in a few days in the Women’s Leadership Training :)

  161. Sara says:

    My name is Sara. I am stepping into my own brave heart as I learn that the fear I have been heeding all along was there to protect me — lovingly, yes, but it no longer serves me. I feel called to open spaces, to connecting with nature and the stars. My body is showing me how years of not really living and existing in fear can be harmful. I’m ready to open to joy and aliveness, but feeling a little trepidation.

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      My name is Sara. I am stepping into my own brave heart as I learn that the fear I have been heeding all along was there to protect me — lovingly, yes, but it no longer serves me. I feel called to open spaces, to connecting with nature and the stars. My body is showing me how years of not really living and existing in fear can be harmful. I’m ready to open to joy and aliveness, but feeling a little trepidation.

      Dear Sara,

      Oh, I see you sister, free as the wind, the beauty of awakening radiating from you. I feel such space and opening in your words.

      Your Temple Name is…

      Brave Heart Yogini

      I bow

      c

  162. An' Marie says:

    My chosen name is An’ Marie. I am emerging transformed; witnessed, held and loved. Healed. My growing edge is trust. Trusting in my truth, my resilience and in all I have learned these last three years of healing to continue on this path. Trust in the gifts I have discovered as mine while on the path and in my ability to share them. It is so difficult to put myself out there, to be seen, to give voice and yet, each time I push through that fear, I find I have touched another – soul to soul – whose story resonates with my own……

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear An’Marie,

      Yes, you speak to such a collective calling among us Yoginis (feminine lovers of truth). To acknowledge, to surrender to the greatness of who we are. There are people who are destined to be transformed and awakened by your unique medicine. Just by you showing up as you.

      Your Temple Name is….

      Goddess of Trust

      I bow,

      c

  163. Karin says:

    Dear Chameli, I feel like I am stretching, growing into my divine self expression. Opening my heart to hear the wisdom of my soul and stepping out into the world to inspire and encourage and support others that are ready to step into their full potential and to hear their own truth.
    Thank you for your gift. Karin

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Karin,

      Yes yes yes, what a holy calling. That which is stretching your from within is pure shakti, pure creative intelligence, 100 % here breathing you, pulling you, challenging you, growing you. It is a miracle, nothing less .

      Your temple name is

      Midwife of Miracles

      I bow,

      C

      1. Karin says:

        Dear Chameli, thank you for your precious gift. I gracefully accept this name, this vibration and will walk and live in this energy as long as I need to.. Reading my temple name brought me to tears. Tears of recognition, joy and also some sadness. I honor all emotions within me.

        Karin Midwife of Miracles

  164. Niki says:

    Dear Chameli,
    Thank you even just for posting the offer. It made me rethink where I am at right now in terms of my soul’s goals. I have delayed facing one of my greatest life’s challenges for too long and feel longing for joy of the possibilities but crippled by fear – so much so it has effected my health in recent months with crazy weight gain (a protection surely) – yet I am so good at helping everyone else face theirs. Perhaps I just need a swift kick in the pants but a temple name will probably feel much nicer ;)

    Blessings,
    Niki

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Hi Niki, we can perhaps come up with a swift kick in the but here too :)

      Remember that this that you are going through IS your school. You loose your way, and you find your way back, and all this become ingredients in your medicine, your souls mission, your dharma. Everything we face on this path, IS the path, all this IS the teaching.

      Fear is a feeling, feelings are energy, energy is movement. Find a way to move the fear as sensations and tremors in the body, breathe move, shake, find the flow.
      This way fear can come and go, but it does not have to run the show.

      Your name is…

      Green Tara

      Green Tara is the Goddess of fearlessness. Not in the sense that she rejects fear, but she can stay fluid and active, letting fear flow through her as life energy. She is also a Goddess of protection and new projects and traveling.

      Here are two short video clips
      Tara:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkiRs7U60B8
      A practice for fear:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hm_MaHRg3dM

      I bow

      c

  165. Lara says:

    Hi

    My name is Lara and my growing edge right now is trusting things as they are, accepting things as they are and having faith in the unseen. Letting go of what others do, not allowing it to impact my overall well-being and in general, stepping into my own power through transformation, light and awakening.

    Thank you so kindly – blessings!

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Hi Lara,

      Having faith in the unseen… yes… what we see is merely the surface of such a wild and rich unfolding.

      We cannot see the whole picture, yet we can with practice learn to trust a deeper current, which cannot be grasped by our mental instrument of understanding. Our knowing arise through our senses, through our womb, and even through the subtle body and beyond.

      oh your name….

      Breathed by the Goddess

      I bow,

      c

      1. Lara says:

        Oh I love my temple name, thank you! Just saying it taps me into Her and all She has planned for me. I’m simply Her vessel and what must come forth will do so, in perfect time.

        Blessings, blessings, blessings.

        Lara (aka Breathed by the Goddess)

  166. Caitlin says:

    Hi Chameli,

    What a beautiful opportunity and gift you share. Thank you.

    My name is Caitlin and I am passionate about Intuitive work, Healing and Creative Arts.

    My background is in Art History but I changed course a few years ago to follow my other passions, completing my Reiki Master, Yoga Teacher Training and Holisitic COunseling cert. Now am feeling called to work with women as an Intuitive Coach but am not sure how to present it or put it all together.

    A few years ago, I did a life changing, Sacred Feminine course in Thailand and want to share some of this wisdom too. Perhaps leading a Goddess gather or something similar. Connecting with my body has proved so integral to my overall health and happiness, as has tuning into my Yoni and her wisdom too! She has all the answers :)

    I wait for the day we can all use our intuition in daily life/decision making so that it won’t seem wacky and weird. It’s time to develop and use this gift for what it is, we all have it and it makes life so much easier and more fun when you start to tune into and trust your guidance.

    That’s about it!

    Blessings

    Caitlin x

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Oh Caitlin, your vision has so much Shakti in it.
      Stay connected with that alive vibration of your longing, that is where you will find the Shakti, the creative power to bring this into form.

      We often times get to quickly focused on finding the form, and we skip this crucial step that is to root ourselves deeply in the fertile soil of that which we love, that which makes our heart sing, that which we want to serve.

      oh your name…:

      Priestess of the Body Oracle

      I bow,

      c

  167. Jennifer says:

    What is your growing edge right now?
    Growing out of every expectation placed on both me and others – been laying quietly deep in the dark brewing my own soul soup.

    What is calling you?
    Serving / teaching / loving

    What is challenging?
    Breaking down walls and trusting authentic connection with people

    What is opening?
    My heart is cracked wide open and each time I think it can’t be anymore – it cracks wider.

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Dear Jennifer,

      I am sitting here feeling the depth your words arise out of. I feel like I am drinking potent medicine. A medicine that is mystic and yet so … here… so familiar… so feminine.

      Oh…

      Your Temple Name is:

      Mary Magdalene

      If you want to learn more about her. I recommend the book “The meaning of Mary Magdalene” and here is article I wrote when we did our Maty Magdalene Sadhana: http://awakeningwomen.com/2013/03/28/i-remember-mary-magdalene/

      I bow

      C

      1. Jennifer says:

        Thank you so much Chameli – I have been letting this sit and soak in. I’ve also read and re-read your post as well as have started the book you recommended.

        Thank you so!!

        Jen

  168. Suzan says:

    Thank you Una for writing. This blog was from over a year ago so Chameli is not giving temple names at this time though will I’m sure in the future. Blessings on your creations, sister. Suzan @AWI:disqus 

  169. Yasmin zuvuya says:

    Greetings Sistarr’s, My name is Yasmin.I live in Perth, W.A.  At this time i am visiting Chang Mai. Its the first time i have travelled for my own purposes, my past default patterns around my international travel has predominately been about meeting up with my lovers, its because of them that i have travelled far and wide; in search of my beloved, wholeheartedly and courageously dropping everything to meet the other, risking my heart, spirit and finances in the name of true love and often to arrive to my destination not being met in presence, juiciness, love and affection…My desire, longing and waiting to be met so strong and over powering that at times these feelings become chaotic and all consuming…I fall into an abyss of deep feelings of unworthiness, sorrow and sadness of not being met! But always somewhere in side there is the consciousness that i am truly loveable, i am worthy, i am a beautiful, juicy, creative, loving Goddess. This trip has been about going into these feelings and owning my projections of the other and recognising that it is indeed myself that i am waiting to meet! My own inner healthy Feminine being supported and loved by my Inner Healthy Masculine. It is me that i have been longing to show up for! This has been my challenge and i can see that these themes of longing and rejection have also affected other arrears of my life. 
    I have been on a very long journey or self empowerment, self discovery, self enquiry since the age of 15…I have been a Wounded Healer assisting others, nurturing others through Sacred Body Work and many other beautiful modalities and more recently i have stepped in to the role as a Intimacy coach and sacred sensual/sexual healer/facilitator.
    Another Challenge here is being afraid to really step into my Mastery rather than coming from the Wounded Healer Arketype. My fears involve being branded and ridiculed from the ones that i love…This is my edge…What is calling for me is to have the courage to lead my life the way i have always envisioned it and apart of that is being in my full Feminine, Goddess Power….Assisting others to fully move into self empowerment! What is opening for me is a deep sense and inner knowing that i have played the doing, masculine role for so long and now it is time to really drop deeply into my feminine receptive nature, to open in surrender to all my beautiful gifts, to claim them in service for the greater good of all, to step into my feminine beauty and power, to move into deep vulnerability, juiciness and Softness…So one of the ways that i can really start practicing is to create a Temple Group and invite other beautiful goddesses to practice with me and share our reflections of divinity…I have been isolated from my Sistarrs for too long and now it is time to return to the Divine Feminine, the ways of the heart!
    So i ask you to feel into me Goddess and reveal to me what Name would serve me and my Sistarr’s for the creation of our Temple….Bliss, Bless…

    1. Suzan @ AWI says:

      Hello Yasmin, 

      Chameli is on a long teaching tour and this post was from almost a year ago. She gave many Temple names and loved this so will likely offer it again at some time in the future when she is not on tour. This exercise of giving temple names would be a lovely way to start your new temple. Start by having one sister share her edge, what she is healing or wanting to heal, or an area she’d like support. Then the other women offer words or phrases that describe this sister and her journey. This sister says which words/phrases land for her and you can develop her Temple Name that way. As I read through your post, the names that stood out to me were: Owning my Divinity…Balanced Mastery…Courageous Divine Healer.

      Blessings on your journey, dear sister.
      Love,   Suzan @ AWI

  170. Theexoticsoul says:

    My edge is my opening….which im approaching with a tad bit of fear….knowing my inner power and wanting to take the leap into mature womanhood. I have yearned for natures embrace and for the weaving of god into each other. I feel I am at the edge of entering the inner temples of Gods creation and eradicating all walls and obstacles that prevent me from entering this greatness.

  171. Lykke Pia says:

    Hello Charmelia. I would like a temple name if that is still possible. Im joining the circle rigth now and Im trilled. My challange rigth now is to let go of my self and connect deeper to the love within. I´ve meet a very nice man whom I like to go deeper with as well. What I find important ritgh now is to become a woman, to feel like a feminin human being, I think Im here to touch life and get touch by life. Im here to live the miracle I am. I have easy to connct with flowers and i want to be a kind of flower my self. With love from Lykke Pia 

    1. Suzan @ AWI says:

      Hello Lykke,

      This post was from last fall…Chameli will again in the future give Temple names  so stay posted for that. You can also feel into a name that would help you focus on this feminine flowering that you are desiring and give yourself a name to remind you of this.  Blessings sister….

  172. Bethleen says:

    would love for you to open the temple naming again…

  173. Bethleen says:

    I hope you have a moment to give me a Temple Name.

    I sit quiet ….. motionless, as a wild dance goes on inside of me. There is a sense of active paralysis …… everything going so fast, in slow motion. I straddle 2 worlds, although each is not familiar, all I know is to trust …………… this.

    1. Suzan @ AWI says:

      This blog was from last fall, Bethleen. Chameli will offer Temple names again I am sure though she is on teaching tour now and then again most of the summer. In the meantime, feel into what would assist your process in a name right now…such as Trusting This or Goddess of Slowing Down or Dancing Stillness…write it somewhere that you’ll see it regularly to affirm your state. Much love…Suzan @ AWI

  174. Trishbelsham2 says:

    What is calling..to write, to finish what I started 7 years ago that I continue to work on, a memoir for inspiration. what is opening..teaching dance (my profession)in a new community and a new opportunity to sing (secret wish) the challenge..patience with Life that what I have studied for 2 years (Feminine Power Mastery) will be in the mix with my gift for choreography/authentic movement/leadership/in facilitating women’s workshops in service as a conscious dancer and agent for social change. I am grateful for finding awakeningwomen and have posted on facebook that I want to start a woman’s group. Blessings to all.
    Trish

  175. Ada says:

    I am uncovering my feminine energy, learning to listen to my intuitive side, feeding my beautiful and divine self, surprised and grateful for all the blessings received, enjoying my newfound and authentic meeee, vulnerable and open hearted…to whatever life offers…strong and enthusiastic!
    Thank you for awakening women to their magnificence, teaching us how to heal ourselves with infinite  love, and enjoying the process of discovering ourselves and the other… 

    Ada 

  176. Ana L.Zumel says:

    I feel this inmersion with Lakshmi is changing me powerfuly… I feel her embrace fully… like an ocean of waves fluctuating… so delightfuly… this was the pleassure I was so much longing for … I feel an old me is dying…and I can feel Her new within me coming to life now… I can feel the matrioshka within the matrioshka within the matrioska… like and endless flowing river of the femenine… I understand… I am every woman… and I want to embrace them all in me… my heart… my whole body is breathing… alive… eyes watering…so much Love…
    Right now in my life I am in a void… sweetly suspended… non and all directions and at the same time… I want to give birth to all this knowledge bursting out of me through my creativity… offer it…      I want Love with sweetness and passion… and call my beloved one…I feel Ready Alive…  I don´t only see the bigger picture… I am it…  Beloved Chameli… thank you thank you thank you… We all Come together…
    And Yes! I´ve been feeling it… I would love a new name :)

  177. KarenAnn says:

    I am a woman who has been on the path of awakening for a very long time.  I had a career in psychology until an autoimmune disease stopped me in my tracks.  That led, blessedly, to a new path of healing and spiritual awakening.  Recently, I relocated to a new (to me) part of the country and have learned a new healing modality with tuning forks…what an amazing feeling to hold them in my hands…I’ve done this before…in a long-ago and far-away place.  I want to move forward in a healing, mentoring, and even Mothering role with women of all ages in this, my new Home.  The opportunities will come, I am convinced…maybe I need to develop a temple here?

    1. Suzan @ AWI says:

      We’d love you to start a Temple where you are. Please do!! Chameli will offer Temple names again. Stay tuned to the blog to know when. We have a couple U.S. based events this year if you are in our area.

  178. Marcihodge says:

    I am currently deployed to Afghanistan in the Army as the Female Engagement Team Program Asst Officer in charge and it is challenging for a number of reasons to include the cut throat people I work for; I don’t trust anybody to include my OIC who is leaving and I will own the program myself; I broke up with my boyfriend which is good, but got involved with someone else that is wrong, and I am not sure where we are going.  I want to get thru the next 5 mths with no drama and honestly if things don’t work out with the guy I just need a break from love because I can’t take it anymore. One of my sisters and I got into a fight as well over leave; she is not well and don’t know when I will speak to her again. 

  179. Padme A'Tea (Tashi Drolma) says:

    Dear Chameli: I read your puja post with tears coursing down my face. I have longed for the beauty, the fierceness of my devotion to shine thru, for my heart to blaze with the ecstacy of Divine Love, for me to weep while basking in the Beauty that is all around. When the time is right  I would love a temple name. I’m in no hurry – just putting the request out there.

    All Love,
    Padme A’Tea (Tashi Drolma)

  180. Diana says:

    Dear
    Chameli, I am so deeply touched by your puja poem. This is what I was longing
    for, this is what was sleeping inside of my all the time. The little girl I was
    dancing full of joy, the women I am moving in my house with grace, beauty and
    consciousness. You gave me the doorway to my
    deep committment to celebrate life
    in every little movement. For me everything is puja, this is my way to life, to
    myself. For me, breathing is puja, devotion, love. Being here for my son is
    puja  for me. It is a major key to my life. The last days I was praying
    for an answer how dancing wants to be expressed by my soul and my body. As I
    feel now that my life is a puja, moving with grace is a eternal life dance. And
    dancing is celebrating and praying on his very pure point. After years of
    fighting full of longing and anger, now it is puja, set free. Thank you so much
    for you, for  your beauty. I would love to receive a tempel name  from you. With all my love Diana

    1. awakeningwomen says:

      Hi dear one, if you have not already requested a name, I am afraid that you will need to wait until we open this offer again. As you can see we got a lot of requests so we had to limit it for now. We will keep you posted o=about the next time Chameli will offer this again

  181. Pinkaspigs says:

    My edge is living with PTSD, anxiety and depression from childhood and teenage sexual abuse, and trying to heal myself and my life with love and creative and artistic expression. I’m also dealing with cronic pain from arthritis, fibromyalgia and osteoporosis and trying to heal these with natural remedies and meditations and other things I do. I am middle aged and I’ve done a lot of therapy/therapies for 20 years. Now I am working with a healer/therapist and I am feeling my inner child’s fears, pain and traumas daily and I am being courageous to get up out of bed every day and go outside and meet people. Or be alone at home and cope with just the basic jobs. I have attended Goddess workshops in the past, also Tantric group and private therapy and female empowerment work. I want to become unstuck and stop the traumatic thoughts that keep going back to the abuse. I want to trust in life and that I have a future to look forward to, and to stop thinking about ending my life. I have so many skills and experiences that I would like to use to help myself and use to find work I love doing and earn money and break away from poverty thinking and living. I want to committ to my artistic and creative, healing expressions and work and let them flow freely from me with confidence. I want to open my heart and love myeself and move on from fear of intimacy and loving sex with a special other person. I want to break out of the prison I’ve kept myself in and find what I want to do, what is my purpose – to find/create a purpose, to connect and be a part of community. To find my tribe. To stop being alone so much and feel safe with others. I want to be connected with my deep inner wisdom , love and truth and with the earth in a deep spiritual real way. I want to enjoy my life and heal so much negative thinking. I need all the help and support I can get right now because life has become such a big challange for me. I want to heal both the feminine and masculine in me and the inner conflict I have. I want to stop looking to the outside for validation, love, safety, comfort, rescuing.
    Many thanks.

    1. Chameli says:

      Dear sisters, welcome here. Let us hold you for a moment so you can rest. Remember that you are healing patterns that are collective, you do it for us all. Deep bow.

      This is your Temple name :

      Boddisatva of the healing heart

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

  182. Chameli says:

    Hi beloveds, it is really wonderful to have the opportunity to get to know you a little like this. I will teach the Deeper love Retreat in Germany from tomorrow, so I will be off line for the weekend. Will continue to give names next week. Let me know how the names land in you!

    deep bow,  Chameli

  183. Frances says:

    Several years ago I studied to become a Reiki Master and work with Essential Oils-Aromatherapy.  I started my small business but at the same time continued to work in “corporate america”.  Time did not allow me to continue with my business so I let it go.  Daily I struggled with this decision as I felt stuck in the big business world.  I know that Spirit has been trying to close this path but I just resisted.  A few months ago I started to have health issues due to all the stress.  Once again Spirit spoke to me that I must leave and start my own little business called Essence of Nature.  This will enable me to follow a path of joy and giving.  Today I gave my 2 week notice that I will be leaving.  I have been in this big corporate business for 40 years!  With all this going on, it would be wonderful to have a Temple Name at this most wonderful time in my life.  I want to do the highest good for myself and the people that I meet.
    Thank you so much for all that your do!!
    Love & Light,
    Frances

    1. WendyAdair says:

      Woo Hoo! Congratulations on your 2 week notice, Frances! :)

    2. Chameli says:

      dear sister, you have learned to listen to that voice which speaks to us all the time. thank you for sharing it with us.

      This is your Temple name :

      Channel of Divine Essence

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

  184. Claude22 says:

    I have a problem:  I have been given a boy name Claude!  Yet it is part of who I am.  Although I am very feminine, I have learned to accept myself as I am and I am a vey sexy woman!  I want myself to be in the flow, to be more flexible, to experience serenity and to embrace all that is as it is

    1. Chameli says:

      Dear sister, YES!

      This is your Temple name :

      Feminine essence embodied

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

  185. Megan Bair says:

    I am entering a new season of my life. One that takes all of my courage and positive thoughts to keep manifesting. My past includes several years of drug abuse and co-dependent relationship/friendships..That transformed into motherhood to a beautiful son, Justice, my job of the last 6 years, as a 911 dispatcher. (that I recently left, I miss it while knowing am blessed to have this time to take care of my body away from shift work) I am now expecting my second son in December, have a wonderful partner and am learning to be a step mother for his two children that are in late teens, trying to find their way in the world. All of the changes have been very powerful and rewarding, I desire to embrace a new side of myself that I am creating. I have always been very introverted and avoid connection with people out of fear of having nothing worth while to give. I struggle to recognize my unique and special talents or skills that will give back to the world and fill me up, I desire mature women to build relationship with and community involvement where I can be passionate and fired up about what I am doing. I hope for a Temple Name that will inspire me to take action, open doors to my Dharma and expand into life and relationships!!!

    1. Chameli says:

      dear sister, showers of blessings on this new phase in your journey.

      This is your Temple name :

      Luminous Yogini of healing

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

      1. Megan Bair says:

        Chameli, 
           
                   Thank you for my Temple name: Luminous Yogini of healing! Sometimes I forget to give myself permission to take the time to heal and receive blessings. This name reminds me to allow that for myself!! 

  186. Maura says:

    Life and love are callling me to accept all of myself now as I am and to let go of past traumas, self destructive thinking and behaviours. It’s calling me to receive love, intimacy and healing and to learn to feel safe with myself and in this world. To become present and to be and express who I truly am and let go of fear and shame and poverty. Kali is calling me to embrace my rage and anger and express it creatively and own my protective and destructive self too. To learn how to heal myself with self love of my inner child and myself at all ages up to now, and in the future. I am being called to move out of disease and paralysis and dread of the future to good health, movement and trust in life and love. Life is calling me to live and not die now, but to let old abusive and destructive concepts and experiences and relationships to die. To embrace my life and enjoy it. To know and feel I am connected to everyone and everything and that I’m not alone.

    1. Chameli says:

      dear Maura, thank you for being a channel of this call from the deep feminine. Such a strong power in this voice. It is time. It has already happened.

      This is your Temple name :

      Kali’s expanding heart

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

  187. Kateshanti says:

    Well, ALL parts of me are in transition. I’ve said yes to an amazing job, moved my husband, daughter and myself across the country in less than a month and am just now landing on the other end of it all. I’m processing all the layers of excitement, sadness, growth, humility, loneliness, opportunity and much more that comes with leaving every familiar thing and surrendering to an unknown. I know my biggest edge in all of this is around standing in my truth, what that means, how that feels; it shape-shifts at times. I’m aware that this chapter of my life is about stepping into and owning an elder part of myself that I’m not really comfortable with. There is a wise woman in me that I am with-holding myself from embodying. So I witness this and know that where I’m at with it must be ok. I can’t force process, I cannot really understand something so much bigger than me in the way I want to understand it, so I surrender to it, make room for it, and honor it.

    1. Chameli says:

      dear sister, thank you for following that inner voice. You are an example for us all. Be gentle with yourself as you grow roots in your new life.

      This is your Temple name :

      Wise Woman Blossoming

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

  188. Samantha says:

    I am on the edge… of creating a new life of love, joy, miracles and beauty.

    1. Chameli says:

      dear sister,

      This is your Temple name :

      Source of miracles

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

      1. sam says:

        Thank you for inspiring us all Chameli.. how beautiful x

  189. Ms. E says:

     Temple Name: What is calling me, challenging me, opening me?

    Right now it feels like I am on the precipice of something–most particularly greater understanding and awareness of Ultimate Reality. I am being called to greater levels of my own being, my own consciousness. Challenging me is the persistent, consistent effort to put into practice all that I have learned, thus far, and that I know deep within my being, and understand already at greater levels of my consciousness. Desire not to retreat into fear and smallness is also a challenge. Learning also to trust the process and this is opening me as I endeavor to step into greater action and move forward with intention and with purpose toward that which I am being called to do.

    1. Chameli says:

      dear sister, this is the spiritual practice of the Yogini, the feminine spiritual explorer : the embodiment of spirit, letting it shine through , as, form. Thank you for walking that pat, i is so needed in this world today.

      This is your Temple name :

      Ultimate Truth Embodied

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

      1. Ms. E says:

        Beloved Chameli,

        Thank you so very much for asking on my behalf for this name. I am so grateful.  And I must admit a little amazed by it.  All I can say is WOW.  And thank you, thank you, thank you.

        Deep bow.

  190. DeMari says:

    My edge is in every direction. I have given birth and raised kids…. I have grandchildren I worship and marvel at.  I have a fantastic career and amazing friends and family. I am an artist and photographer and I make jewelry..my passions not my job. Music is integral for me to live. The great spirit fills me with curiosities most never voice and dreams most can’t imagine. I am a prisoner of my own creativity and it sometimes stops me in my tracks. I suffer minute by minute with a disease that is taking my life slowly and yet I never show the pain to anyone unless they are with me daily.  I long for true love but fear reaching out.  Who wants me? I am told that I am beautiful … sexy… talented…brilliant…  these are observations shared with me and I sometimes believe them but it is just “nice to know” and does not define what I think of myself..my challenge is finding my worth as a human-a partner-a lover to my love wherever he is. Can I let him in though my life may be shorter than the “me” that would have been without this dark passenger. I am like waves rolling continuosly but with different frequencies… peace is attainable and present .. fulfillment …. somewhere out of my grasp.

    1. Chameli says:

      dear sister, thank you for letting us peak into your world. he is out there , right now, preparing himself to be worthy of you.
      “I am like waves rolling continuosly but with different frequencies…” mmm….. what a beautiful description of the feminine embodiment journey. Deep bow.

      This is your Temple name :

      Darkness and light overflowing as love

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

  191. Diana Köster-Kandé says:

    Dear Chameli!
    After years of struggeling, always true deep in my heart, I finally find myself just as I am, the first time with 44 years I am successfull in what I love, my family life, my art of writing and doing pioneer networking. After many healing steps a door opened to my true self, I feel fresh and young. I can`t denie any more my dancing gifts and so on. I want ot include now my yogingi being but in a totaly pure way and it is just waiting one very little step beside me. I don`t know how to include temple work, awareness, dancing in my life now, in a really authentic and GROUNDED way, MY way of living it- not following only others. My wisdom, my joy, my gifts. With all my love you are always in my heart Diana from Germany

    1. Chameli says:

      Dear Diana, I am so happy to hear, you deserve all of it and more!

      This is your Temple name :

      Yogini Guided from within

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

  192. Alexandra says:

    My life is parted right now. On the outside my life could be perfect! I live in a big, beautifull house, I have a fulltime jobb, helping sick and elderly getting the right help in the comunity, I have 3 beautifull daughters and a good husband. (He was a widdower when we met and his 2 daughters are now mine too, if not legally, then in heart, mind and soul) we allso have a dog!
    On the other hand my husband is strugling with depresion, not admitting this he doesn’t do anyone any favour! This makes my life hard, I have to carry all the weight, have constant awareness about everything that conserns the girls and me (I really try to let him take resposebillity for himself, at least!) I miss being part of a team, miss being recognized as a lover, as a human. I pick up the feelings in the family and know how the girls are, how they feel, what they do at school… I didn’t sign up for doing this alone!
    I know this is a fase… or I keep telling myself it is, but it makes me a bit depressed too! And I get frustrated at times (often??)

    Inside I’m constantly asking myself how to be free an true. I smile in the morning, giving my daughters ther morning cuddles, and this morning, today(!) I smiled for I knew it was my turn today! I know I need to care about myself too, I need to give myself permission to have my own time, fun and happiness. May be this is the core… not to have bad conscience about having fun an refilling time and expierences with myself?

    Do you have a Temple Name to help me through?

    Love from Alexandra

    1. Chameli says:

      Dear Alexandra,  we are here with you. you can lean into the circle and let yourself be held for a few moments.

      This is your Temple name :

      Lavishly Loving Me First

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

  193. Batia says:

    I am in the process of re-defining myself.  I am discovering who I am and who I am not, getting stronger in the gym, flexing not only those physical muscles but those mental and emotional ones as well.  I am grateful for this journey. I don’t know who or what life will bring me – I embrace it all in peace and joy.  I am here.  I am ready.  Bring it.

    1. Chameli says:

      dear sister, yes yes yes, I can feel you.

      This is your Temple name :

      Ready to shine

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

  194. Hanna Hjelt says:

    I feel like I’m in a hole, trying to get up. I divorced my husband a year ago, after ten years together. The relationship was draining, mentally abusive, and I know I did the right desicion. Now I’m alone with two little children, the older is six years old and the younger is one year old, he was one month old when I told the boys father I wanted a divorce and four months old when the father finally moved out. The older son is very sensitive, very intense, and right now very explosive, acting out that he doesn’t feel well on a mental, energetic level. The younger is chronically constipated and we don’t know why or what to do about it. This situation requires a lot of energy and attention, and I’m struggling to get time and resources to replenish my own soul and energies. A few months ago I participated in a womens temple retreat and it was great, crying and dancing and connecting without so many words.

    I’m staying at home with the younger son, trying to get on my feet again. I’m studying homeopathy, and blending Bach’s flower essences to family and friends, and I would like to work more professionally with homeopathy and the flower essences. I haven’t got a career or a job to go back to, and I don’t see my professional path clearly yet, my firts priority is to find balance internally and in my family.

    I will start a women’s temple group in my town as soon as I find the energy for it, and I would love to have a temple name.

    Thankful for your time and your insights, thankful for the new spaces your practices open up for me, for all of us.

    1. Hanna Hjelt says:

      In a funny way I feel blessed. For (too) many years I felt like motherhood was all I had, being a mother was the only thing I was good at. Now, with my elder child hurting and a family life out of balance, I cannot automatically assume that my mothering is/has been good. Even though I logically know I have done and still do many things right, it still feels like starting over, learning from scratch. I get to build up a new life with my two wonderful children. Learning the hard way.

      Now is also the time to get to terms with the sensitivity that we share, me and my sons. Many of the issues I’ve faced in my life have been about sensitivity in some way. Working too hard, becoming exhausted, losing my job. Finding a sensitive husband who, I thought, understood my sensitivity. But since he couldn’t manage his sensitivity and he had other mental issues as well, the relationship was draining and mentally abusive. Divorcing him was the only way I could get some space of my own, and in the long run it will be good for the children as well. I’ve been working much on the sensitivity issue, but we still have to find a way to combine our sensitivities with the demands of a normal everyday life in a good, creative way.

      1. Nosnhojjennifer says:

        Hello sister. I appauld your courage and humbly offer advice I pray I am not over stepping but I believe you heal yourself and your children will follow. Outer world is a mirror of inner. You started that process by leaving your abusive relationship. Take care of yourself. Heal yourself (all while caring for your kids – of course not easy!) and the effect will ripple out. It sounds like this is exactly what you are already doing! So I say keep on and you will he supported! Goddess bless you and your little angels of love!
        with deep love ~ Jennifer I am Goddess of Love and Wonder

      2. Chameli says:

        Thank you Hannah, for sharing with us your journey. It is such a help for all of us as you put into words many of the challenges we all meet. We are modern day s yoginis, feminine practitioners, and our spiritual practice is just this, in the midst of all of life with its glories and challenges.

        This is your Temple name :

        Medicine Mama of soft strength

         

        Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

        Deep bow

  195. Cintra Kran says:

    Hi Chameli,

    Thank you for this fantastic oppurtunity. I would love you to give me a Temple Name.
     My Calling: To step out more from my safe environments
    What is Challenging: To take my place, to show myself, to share myself, to expose myself in new environments.
    What gives me Opening: Being totally responsible for my Pleasure in every way in every second in a fun and relaxed way.

    Lots of Love, Cintra

    1. Chameli says:

      dear Cintra, how wonderful to meet you here. I am so happy you are such a shining part of our circle

      This is your Temple name :

      Unmasked Divine Pleasure

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

  196. Renate says:

    Hello (again?)

    I was so sure I posted a post here some hours ago, but now I can,t find it..

    So, I do it again:

    Because: Yes, please! I would really like a tempel name to dive into, to help me grow, stretch, heal, and be able to truly move forward into the world with all of me and all of what I am meant to contribute.. I am ready, oh, so ready, but also a bit scared..

    Inspired by you Chameli, and all you other beatiful women, by Arjuna, and many others, by my man and my two beatiful daughters, and standing on the fundament of my many years of practise as a therapist, I am now ready to launch my own little center for growth, love, awakening, living, loving life, and this is my edge. The challenge is really daring to step forward full bodied all I am into the light and into the world, allowing myself to manifest in abundense both spiritually and material overflow.

    The mail/blog today was a blessing from above (and below) a lovekiss from the goddess and all her beautiful sisters her on earth, telling me here is your tool, here is my gift to help you grow..
    So thank you Chameli and all you women at Awakening Women, I openheartedly accept your gift to help me grow:-)

    love R

    1. Chameli says:

      See my response below. love to you

  197. Lod says:

    Hello.
    It feels right to reply to your offer to receive a Temple name.
    I guess because more and more since the past year I have been opening to my feminity, becoming the woman who has been sleeping, who has been hiding away from deep fears and wounds that I wasnt aware of.
    I feel that I enter more and more into the beauty of being a woman, learning one day after another to be a woman at 34 years old. Not that I was not one before, just that I didnt have the sense of it and wasnt in touch of this powerful gift that it is to be a woman in the deep sense of it.
    Able to give birth and also to help bring birth into other, that is what I am feeling at the moment especially in  the strange relationship I have come to be in 1 year ago. I dont know the stage of the relationship as I am writing but I feel deep love for the man I have shared a lot with and I feel that lov coming from that deep level of sensitivity that we have forgotten and sometimes burried away scared to be hurt more. As I let this love guide me I discover that the need to protect myself is not so present, only when my mind interfers as I discover that when I interact from that place of deep love, this same love that I want to share and give protects me at the same time.
    I feel rewarded by my openess as I act with trust and surrender and I feel grateful of that discovery.
    I am in a place in my life where I feel strong internal changes which as now are not apparent externally. I have a sense of purpose but cant express it in words which sometimes leaves me frustrated and lost as I feel impatient to take my action in the world. But in the moments of flow and trust I see myself with others and in healing I think.I know we are all about healing but its almost that image of the big Mama smiling and with open arms. I dont know exactly how it will translate into the reality of the interacting world but I feel soon the flower will burst.
    In that sense of change I have found myself facing a dilemma: does that change, that growth mean that I have to let go of places, people who have helped to reach where I am. Somehow like a little girl I dont understand why I cant embrace it all, and my answer so far has been to stop resisting and to love but also to leave when it doesnt feel right anymore.
    With that answer and awareness I realise that I can let go actively without having to break bridges radically, it is a soft process of grieving which takes me to the next level of my life and I understand the beauty in being present in the process, in being present in closure and how much it is so healing to go this way and to be in the pain if pain there is rather than denying it and playing “strong”. Surrender and acceptance more and more in the softness, feeling and almost knowing that this is the real strength and that it is liberating at the same time.
    This is where I am at the moment. Thank you for letting me the space of that expression as the flow of writing just happened spontaneously.
    Love and Light,
    Elodie

    1. Chameli says:

      dear Eloide, thank you for this sharing. You describe your (and our ) journey so beautifully.
      “a soft process of grieving which takes me to the next level of my life
      and I understand the beauty in being present in the process, in being
      present in closure and how much it is so healing to go this way and to
      be in the pain if pain there is rather than denying it and playing
      “strong”.” …mmmmm thank you

      This is your Temple name :

      Goddess of soft surrender and truth

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

  198. Roberta Tanmaya says:

    Hi. Right now I’m trying to manage my broken heart and  facing a tsunami of ego, fear and I’m not right, I’m not lovable enough. I would like not to loose this opportunity to go in and discovere who really I am.
    Thank you sisters
    Tanmaya

    1. Chameli says:

      dear Tanmaya, thank you for walking down into the dark. you do it for us all.

      This is your Temple name :

      Broken open into love

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

  199. Fedra says:

    Hi, I’m Fedra from Italy,( sorry for my english) 
    We have a group here in our wonderful island, Sardinia (an ancient land where Marija Gimbutas found some of the Mother Goddess idols that she showed on her books).
    We have some workshop for the Feminine Energie, wich aproach is mostly from arts and creativity. We also play theatre, dance, and lots of other artist stuff :). Our way is working on breaking rules and bounderies, finding the thruth in everything we explore, in the way we relate each other, in the way we share with other people.I found the the artist’s way is a magical and deep way to discover us as women.
    We are a strong group  with lot of entusiast, enjoyment and fun, fun fun :DI’m very curious wich one can be our Temple’s name :))  Thank you sooooo much!!!

    1. Chameli says:

      dear fedra, how happy your message makes me. It is such a joy to feel our global circle of Yoginis, practicing, gathering, awakening

      This is your Temple name :

      Wild Awakening Yogini

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

      1. Fedra_d says:

        Hi Chameli :) I love the name!! I don’t have a good translation in italian for Yogini, but I love so much this name.

        Thankssssssssssssss  Fedra :D

  200. Rachel shiamh says:

    my edge is in dealing with the punishing energies of an ex lover right now.. after having a kali like need to break from his ways….a new experience for me… feeling the heart so tender and fragile and yet the earth so strong beneath my feet…needing protection… to deepen within the heart….to heal.. and to step forward with the gifts of this experience… a fragile place though right now.

    1. Chameli says:

      dear rachel, see my response below

  201. Emmanuelle says:

    Oh such amazing and moving comments, I am in awe of all of you!
    My life has been taking wonderful turns lately, and it is about to take yet another one. I am a (burgeoning) yoga teacher and solopreneur, still working a day job. In a few months time, I will quit my job to live the life I want to live, and I am slowly creating it. I am taking huge leaps and I am on a steep learning curve, but every time I teach yoga, in groups or in one-on-one sessions, the smile on my students face remind me why I do this.

    It is not always easy: trial and error, overwhelm, fatigue as you try to find still 5 minutes to rest, but oh so rewarding. For now I need time to develop my offerings, and I also need the financial support provided by my day job. There will be a rough couple of months – probably more – when I quit, but I am determined to be free and live life on my own terms, creating abundance for myself and my family, and above all guiding people in their self discovery journey. I can’t wait!

    Blessings to all of you, and to you Chameli, thank you.

    Love & light,

    Emmanuelle

    1. Antonella says:

      Dear Emmanuelle
      I can so relate to your post for I am on exactly the same path right now. Your words have touched my soul and made me say: YES, YES, YES. Especially that you want to create abundance for yourself and for your family by living your life on your own terms. I realized: thats exactly what I want to do too!
      Love and a deep bow to you sister,Antonella

      1. Emmanuelle says:

        Thank you dearest Antonella for your reaction to my post. Your kind words went directly to my heart, and I salute you for wishing to create the life you want to live. I would say go do it! :D
        Love & light to you,
        Emmanuelle

    2. Chameli says:

      dear Emmanuelle, thank you for answering the call, and your willingness to burn in the fire of truth.

      This is your Temple name :

      Servant of truth

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

      1. Emmanuelle says:

        Thank you thank you thank you.

        Love & light,

        Emmanuelle
        Servant of truth

  202. Helen E Larsson says:

    It would be fantastic to have a Temple name. My deepest longing right now is to be able to stand in love no matter what happens, with my children, my partner, my friends, in my work … with the people I disagree with, with everybody and everything. I want to be able to be open and in the heart space. To feel everything and to be aware, awake. That is what my soul is yearning for.

    Love and light
    Helen

    1. Chameli says:

      Dear Helen, yes yes yes!

      This is your Temple name :

      Crystal clear love

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

  203. Sue Ty says:

    Thank you for opening the offer again.  I would love to have a temple name.

    For the past year, I have been trying to overcome my negative feelings and thoughts relating to my husband’s affair.  I am seeking clarity in what is best for me.  Intellectually, my mind is telling me to leave the marriage.  But emotionally, I am not ready for it.  My heart wants for us to reconcile.  I am willing but he does not seem to want to budge.  I am on a spiritual journey to find enlightenment, peace and happiness.  Any help would be welcome…. I am very grateful to have found you on the internet… peace and love, sue

    1. Chameli says:

      dear Sue, oh this sounds like a great challenge, I can feel your heart.

      This is your Temple name :

      Voice of love

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

  204. Suzi says:

    There is a desire in me so big I fear it will swallow me up. I want to be free and though I know in my heart any fear or limitations holding me back are mind made still I hesitate. I want to step into my power and be the authentic woman I was born to be, living moment to moment in truth. I want to join hands with my sisters and step forward into love, joy and peace. Anything less is painful and I’m ready to let that go now.

    Thank you

    Suzi

    1. Chameli says:

      Suzi, wow, your commitment has great power. Thank you for speaking it so clearly. It has already happened

      This is your Temple name :

      Already Home

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

      1. Suzi says:

        Chameli I just wanted to thank you for my Temple name. It is always with my and grounds me like an anchor to the truth. With love.

        1. Suzan @ AWI says:

          Thank you for letting Chameli know, Suzi! So glad to hear this.

  205. Antonella says:

    To find my true purpose here in this life seems to be the very challenge at the moment. After 20 years of being married I separated from my husband in April this year and am now living alone with my 7year old son in a cosy old little house by the woods. I have a job as Team leader with the Social Department of my city. A new life wants to get started – I can feel it. It is exactly now that I have been led to this site and to Chamelis work. I participated in the Goddess Sadhana and in the Teleclass on the topic of the Temple Group. This was very inspiring and made me feel that there is more beyond duality. I have always been searching for this realm because I am sure that the service I am here on earth for is waiting for me. I feel I haven’t met with it yet or only had glimpses of it. I sometimes can feel it very near but then it vanishes again. It is strongly present under the surface right now but I cannot reach through to it (yet). I feel there is something on its way and it wants to be manifested here on earth and in reality.

    1. Antonella says:

      I am sorry, Chameli, had troubles with my computer and posted twice …

  206. Ma Prem Samadhi says:

    Beloved Chameli,I had a very enriching skypesession last week with a canadian woman (www.alandra.net) where I was told I am in deep healing until the end of this year due to a split that surfaced in May/June. In this healing that I am in I am longing to get back to my inner source of joy and grace and creativity as life since then has been more or less just everyday life.
    I would love and feel very blessed to embrace a Temple Name as a part of this healing process as I am longing to share myself with the world again.
    Much love and gratitude
    Samadhi 

    1. Chameli says:

      Dear Samadhi, know that feeling of splits and of integration both arise out of the same source, which is who you are. Blessings on your couragious healing journey

      This is your Temple name :

      One with joy

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

      1. Samadhi says:

        Thank you for your words Chameli and for my temple name. I just want to share that 2 days ago when you replied I had not yet read this (I received it just now) but my heart was overflowing all day and it expressed itself in tears. Now I understand why…

        Deep bow
        One with joy

  207. Antonella says:

    To find my true purpose here in this life seems to be the very challenge at the moment. After 20 years of being married I separated from my husband in April this year and am now living alone with my 7year old son in a cosy old little house by the woods. I have a job as Team leader with the Social Department of my city. A new life wants to get started – I can feel it. It is exactly now that I have been led to this site and to Chamelis work. I participated in the Goddess Sadhana and in the Teleclass on the topic of the Temple Group. This was very inspiring and made me feel that there is more beyond duality. I have always been searching for this realm because I am sure that the service I am here on earth for is waiting for me. I feel I haven’t met with it yet or only had glimpses of it. I sometimes can feel it very near but then it vanishes again. It is strongly present under the surface right now but I cannot reach through to it (yet). I feel there is something on its way and it wants to be manifested here on earth and in reality.

    1. Chameli says:

      dear sister, yes, finding our purpose is a process of revieling what is already here. It is a deep connection with what you love, more than a form. It is a marriage and re alignment with that which you love, and the form(s) will arise of this commitment. It is a more a falling in love, than a desition or a “finding”.  I am so happy you are here, and that you contribute with YOU.

      This is your Temple name :

      Falling on love with the beauty of me

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

      1. Antonella says:

        Dear Chameli

        I was so touched, so touched by this temple name. Tears came to my eyes immediately when I read it. It felt so right, so immensely right. It touched my heart. It felt so much like my own essence. It just felt like myself. Feelings arose from within and felt released, almost as if they were freed from leading a life in the shadow. I am looking so much forward to our Skype session later in November. 

        Love to you, dear Chameli and thank you for your dedication.
        Antonella

  208. Mette says:

    WOW! 
    A few weeks ago I would have thought; a temple name, Why the H.. do I need that? But amazingly, I find my self saying YES Pleeease! 
    I guess it comes with the longing. The longing for true authenticity, the deep longing for my inner Earth, the longing for a women’s temple group (none here in my little sleepy town, have to travel rather far.. or create my own…? ) The longing to be more with women:  dive into life with women, work with the sexuality, the awakening. Your work is so inspiring to me, and the Goddess Sadhana group is indeed a blessing!
    At the same time, together with the longing for my inner Earth, ( which I consider being the female expression of Tao) a fear of death arises, a fear of loosing the body, not consciousness, and it feels as if I will have to die from the Uterus… in a very physical way. It is a very intimate feeling, and it feels as I need a lot of courage to go trough this “dying from body”. I dream at night of wolves haunting me. 

    Many years ago I asked the gods for challenges. It came. I ended up divorced, with no income, nowhere to live, and 3 children to raise. I got back on track, and slowly a new path to walk; the path towards enlightenment. This brought a totally new love into my life. Both in my heart & being as well as for a wonderful man, with whom I live today. I quit my job and moved, for us to live together as truthfully as possible in every given moment.  
    Divorcing after being with the same man for 19 years was… absolutely scary & challenging. This “dying from body” is in a way just as scary. Over and over again I need to relax into trust, but often I find my self escaping into thoughts. I need courage.  Me and my beloved are about to launch a regular meditation group, a possibility to meet and share. We are also hosting a Tantra Circle across all gender and preference-thinking, in a couple of weeks. Our first event of this kind! And I am working on how to “advertise my skills” in order to get clients for reflexology, acupuncture and healing sessions as an income. 
    Recently I signed up as a TreeSister, not knowing what to contribute with, but it feels so right! 

    I have made some changes in my life, but I did not choose them. Life gave them to me; I tuned into the energy, and picked up the possibility. :-)

    With Love, 
    Mette.  

    1. Chameli says:

      dear Mette, you are an inspiration. I feel a REAL woman in you, having walked this path like you have. I am happy you find way to share it in so many ways

      This is your Temple name :

      Wise Woman

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

      1. Mette says:

        Thank You for my Temple Name. Somehow it sounds .. familiar?.. so I guess it must be right then! 
        Lots of love to you, sister 
        and thank you for … a lots of things!, but certainly right now, for taking time to give everyone asking including me a New Name, WHAT A JOB! 

        Wise woman. 

  209. Blooming says:

    I feel as though I am dredging the depths and allowing every last story I’ve ever held, about how I need to shrink or put up with what I don’t want or give in to what others want me to be even when it destroys me, to dissolve in the warm rushing river of my own purposeful self-honoring.  This flow has been unleashed by recent expansion into unknown territories where I have discovered, but am not in the least shocked by, a community that I am thrilled to be learning, dancing, exploring and creating with for years to come.  I am now empowered by relaxing into the current of this flow to pursue my quest for meaningful experience, and the accompanying perspective which I can begin to offer in practical service to others.  My parents are (finally) so proud of me!  The future is looking strong and bright, and I am deeply grateful for choosing to listen to what has called… Blooming… <3

    1. Blooming says:

      embracing my animal heart ;-)

      also considering visiting New Zealand to find an enduring peace and unity which I do not feel here in the US.

      1. Chameli says:

        Dear sister, what a profound journey, a becoming, a composting, a sprouting, a blooming

        This is your Temple name :

        Drinking truth with deep roots in all direction

        Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

        Deep bow

        1. Blooming says:

          Thank you – I love you sister

      2. Diana says:

        there are many beautiful places here in NZ, ask to be inspired to choose wisely where to go and research – you don’t have to ‘keep on the go’ with the tourist trail if you have a sense of the nature that brings you home :-)

  210. Renate says:

    Hello, and thank you, thank you, thank you!

    This post came as a blessing in my e-mail today<3 I really would like a temple name to work deeply with. I am actually a bit flabbergasted by it coming, because it is such a perfect tool right NOW.

    I work as a terapist in Norway, and amongst others inspired by you Chameli and all you beautiful women, and by Chamelies husband, Arjuna++ I am now on the edge of starting my own little center in the midst of Bergen city (Norway). A place for growth, transulence, awakening, living, loving and sharing.., and I am so filled with a fealing of blessing and co-operation and connecting to deeper purpose etc, but it is also a big step for me. A deep process of daring to become visibel, beleiving in what I have to share could be meaningful to others, and it is a large step in manifesting, really stepping into and onto both earth and society, and start the real exchange with what surrounds me.

    So, yes please, I would really like a temple name to work with, and help me in this trancission and stepping into my life and purpose…

    Thank you<3

    1. Chameli says:

      Hei Renate, saa fint aa treffes her!:)

      This is your Temple name :

      Dancing Translucently with God

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

      1. Renate says:

        Hei kjære Chameli;-)
         Thank you for the name, and for your service to the world!

        I will take it with me, deep within, and come dancing out again <3 <3 Takk!

  211. Milena says:

    I’m so close, so close of being true to myself in every way, but I’m still separated from being a 100 percent there. I’m a writer and a write childrens books, just published a cook book and I’m waiting to know if the publisher will be accepting my first novel. It’s a novel about women breaking free from restricting family patterns. I’ve left a life in the big city with my husband so I can be close to the sea in our summer home. My heart is telling my I have to be close to nature now. I’m working on the trust that I’ll survive economically. I’m working on totally trusting that life will guide me when I’m on my path. I’m working on loving myself unconditionally and following my way wherever it takes me. My dreams are telling me that I have work to do in order to free myself from fear, worries and restrictions. I’m almost there. I can feel the love, the trust, the freedom…

    1. Chameli says:

      dear Milena, wow, thank you for sharing YOUR voice. you are a role model for us all. yes you are already there, and have always been.

      This is your Temple name :

      Married to trust

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

  212. Jeannette Mariae says:

    Heaven-world here I AM… After a rebirth I feel like a newborn child, naked and vulnerable to the extreme. but I feel that I am called to breathe my first breaths as a Divene being evolved enough to experiece the God Souce in every moment of my lives… Heaven-world here I AM… A new born child needs a name… Thank you, I would love to receive my Temple name… Love. Always… Jeannette Mariae

    1. Chameli says:

      Dear sister, see my response below

  213. I am longing for the time and space to let my inner sparkling creativity to blossom. I am longing for the time and space to cook good food and have more time for my children and husband. I am longing for to have more time to dance and train my body and eat healthy. I try to change my life but it is always some “blocks in the road”. I start to see the possibility to a change but everything i taking so long time and I try to accept it, that life has its own way to manifest things.

    1. Chameli says:

      dear Li,see my response below

      1. Thank you so much, it feels really good to have that temple name, I cried when I said it loud. Love Li
        14 okt 2011 kl. 11.30 skrev Disqus:

  214. Seblekebede says:

    Hi! Beautiful, beautiful people. .I have had a name given to me by your beloved husband Arjuna- Mauna Deva; which I love. He kind of tuned in before he said the name and I love it and the name is still in my life. Now, it will be so appropriate to have a name that comes through you. One thing I can tell you about me is; I kind of have stopped struggling to make things happen; I find myself more and more listening  and flow to what ever is unfolding in front of me. I see a lot of magical moment through out the day. Oh, there are discomforts, desires, needs, and all kind of emotions, but it is kind of ok, yes and what is next. I have been putting in a lot of time with virtual friends and less of reading. But I found myself picking up one of my most favorite book; “The Enlightenment Process” By Judith Blackstone and I am in a huge yes! moments as a lot of clicks/alignments are happening. I highly recommend it to anyone interested to really see. Thank you for your precious time and offer.
    shanti

    1. Chameli says:

      Dear Mauna Deva, what a beautiful name you have! A templename is a name that shifts and changes as life shifts and changes. So it has a bit different purpose. I hope you will enjoy it!
      Prema means love, shakti means feminine life force

      This is your Temple name :

      Prema Shakti

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

  215. Loving my Self has been my reoccurring challenge: taking charge and standing up for my Self, loving my Self enough to walk away, to speak my mind not to be taken advantage of, to express what my needs are… to love ME first and staying in-love with mySelf has been the challenge for me. Loving mySelf to have clarity about my ambitions has been challenging…

    1. Chameli says:

      dear hazel, This clearly calls for Durga, goddess of feminine empowerment. She rides on a tiger, and radiates from her truth, not willing to compromise that.

      This is your Temple name :

      Married to my truth

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

  216. I have a relationship which is very challenging for me, it is my son.  He lives with me because other wise he would be homeless.  He is 45 years old Oct. 3rd.  He has a substance abuse problem. I have been praying for him for years, I do take care of myself by doing yoga, exercising and taking dancing classes.  I work at being positive and feeling peaceful, by meditating everyday.  I know everyone of us is where we are supposed to be in our spiritual growth.  I release my son Christian to the Universe everyday.  This is my challenge in  life.
                                              Catherine Mary

    1. Chameli says:

      Dear Catherine, welcome to this circle. Rest here for a moment and time you like.

      This is your Temple name :

      Ecsquisite self care. first.

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

  217. Lisa says:

    Chameli,

    In my late teens, through my middle twenties, I was embodying Lilith, mother of nightmares, too goth for myself at times.  In my thirties, I was Queen Mab, bringer of midsummer and dancer of faerie dust.  Now, I live in a rickety house, filled in heat, light, and dust.  Arachnids follow me, spinning webs in my hair.  I am tired.  I feel burnt up by the sun, and long for mooncalves to low at me, and gemini to sing to me.  I feel uncomfortable in my cocoon.  I fight, angry as always, but my spirit feels battered and beaten.  I care too much, and too little. I am afraid to ask for what I want, for fear, it will be given, disastrously so.  I am brittle and too full of peanut butter.

    1. Chameli says:

      Dear Lisa, I feel such a joy and connection with the deep feminine when I read your words. I feel trust in you.
      Soma is the sweet luminous moon like nectar that begins to pour into our being as we wake up.

      This is your Temple name :

      Crystal clear soma

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

  218. Appleanniega says:

    I am drawn to start a circle of older women, women who have lived life, experienced much and are feeling somewhat overwhelmed with all the changes going on.  I went back to the town I lived in for many many years last year, and I never felt so out of place, as soon as the snow melted in the mountain passes I packed up my car, headed west with faith and joy in my heart that I was heading in the right direction……….over 4 thousand miles later I arrived, in the welcome open arms of my friends……….I knew I was in the right place………I was HOME.

    1. Chameli says:

      Dear sister, yes yes yes!

      This is your Temple name :

      Priestess of feminine wisdom

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

  219. Elloquence says:

    Thank you so much for your invitation!

    As one who feels a deep call to create Temples for healing and inspiration, I would like to receive your inspiration for a Temple name!

    For many years I have felt a strong call to create beautiful spaces for healing myself and others. I feel that our California landscape, and our culture in general, is lacking in sanctuaries of beauty and upliftment. I would like to dedicate my life to creating and facilitating these sorts of experiential destinations. 

    Alas, for many years, even though I have known deep in my heart that I am an artist, an abundant creator of beauty, and one who can achieve and thrive in creating my dreams, I have felt creatively imprisoned in my own mind. I haven’t painted a picture in over a decade. I haven’t written for the fun of it for just as long. I have been working to make ends meet and to take care of everyone else’s needs but my own, because there is a constant voice in me that says that I am not good enough, pretty enough, rich enough, beautiful enough, successful enough or smart enough to attempt to bring out the beauty that lives deep within me to the world. ~ It will be a failure. It will not succeed. What’s the use anyway? ~ These are the thoughts that have plagued me for years. 

    Well, my body had enough of that! Last week I felt a lump under my belly button, and after closer examination, discovered that was just the tip of the iceberg. I found a fibroid tumor on my womb the size of a large mango. All the creative dreams I’ve held inside me for so long…my fertile visions…have had no way to birth through the dried up, disempowered, drained, impoverished, emaciated femininity that has been dragged through the heartbreak, stress and hard labor that has been my lifestyle of self-denial for the longest time. 

    So, I stopped and took good look at what I have created with my feminine creative power…my womb has given birth to a massive lump of fear, regret, resentment and creative frustration. I see how the negative expectations of fear and primal self-rejection have raped my creative spirit and given me this alien baby of stagnant energy and forgotten dreams.

    I am so grateful for this discovery, because it has put me face to face with the deepest knowing of how deep is my love for myself and for my life, for my passion, and for creating beauty in this world, even if it is not a child. I am a creative woman and I am going to give birth to beauty while I am alive in celebration and service to all of creation and all of my ancestors. I am 100% committed to turning this situation around and healing my body from the inside out and the outside in. 

    Throughout this process, I’ve felt a strong knowing that it is time to leave my birth name behind. It never fit my soul…I’ve felt uncomfortable in this name my entire life. I am ready for a name that resonates with creative power, grace, abundance, beauty, truth, femininity, strength, wisdom, sweetness, fertility, joy, love, sexuality, sensuality, sweetness, success, and happiness. I’m calling it in…can you hear it? Could you whisper it back to me? I would be so grateful if you would bestow my name upon me…

    1. Chameli says:

      Dear sister, I can really feel the awakening power of this initiation you are going through. (maybe you read on this blog that I also went through a healing journey like this, this spring, and yes it was the greatest gift), your words are piercing and vibrating with truth. Your commitment is a transmission of awakening. This is our awakening journey, we loose our skin, and we find our way back, and each time we learn. and we can pass it on.

      Sundari, is  a powerful goddess in the ancient tantric traditions. she symbolizes the reward of our spiritual journey, she is a goddess of beauty, the beauty that opens up as we awaken.  without her the journey would be dry and dark and meaningless. She is the pull into truth, she seduces us deeper. She is the nectar releasing from the crown of our heads as we wake up. she keeps us motivated, she gives meaning to our challenges

      This is your Temple name :

      Sundari

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

      1. Sundari says:

        Thank you Chameli…how fitting. This is actually a name I have considered for myself before. To hear it echoed through your words helps to confirm the resonance that I feel in this name. Thank you for taking the time to listen and reflect this back to me. Blessings to you!

      2. Sundari says:

        The only Hindi phrase I know is this…Apke bohut Sundar he…you are so beautiful! I always remembered that one. 

  220. Ginny says:

    I am 49 and going through menopause – and so many changes and shifts are going on inside of me at this time, not only because I’m transitioning into this new stage of life, but also the past months have seen some big steps forward in emotional healing and some truths finally sinking in and hitting home. Yet there is still much emotional healing ahead of me, to heal hurts I have kept inside for so long.

    I am a Reiki Master and also work with other vibrational and energy healing modalities, and I also write at times – and I feel drawn to use my own emotional healing journey to help others on their journeys too. But at the same time that I want this connection with others, I also fear connection because of the fear of getting hurt.

    Fear has controlled my life in many ways, for a very very long time. I feel I’m at some sort of crossroads, where I’m being asked to take a big step forward into finally being my authentic self. I think this means letting go of certain things, perhaps certain relationships. It means not hiding who I am so much. It means letting my true self be known more often. I’m so tired of being afraid so much of the time. I’m so tired of being so careful, and being so afraid of what others think of me. I want to be ME, even if that means risking disapproval or risking not being liked or not ‘fitting in.’ I want so badly to finally stop being so afraid, to finally accept myself for who I am, to finally step into the role and purpose of my life, to finally feel at home in my own skin.

    This is my edge right now in my life.

    Thank you…

    1. Chameli says:

      Dear Ginny, your intention is crystal clear, you speak the wisdom and the gifts of the menopause process, this fierce commitment rising to living in alignment wit the magnificence of who you truly are. This voice is so needed in this world. You are a role model to all of us. (and… a little patience and compassion with ourselves trough the process is always helpful:)

      This is your Temple name :

      Feminine Truth blossoming

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

      1. Ginny says:

        Thank you so much – this name resonates with me so very strongly.

        Blessings to you…Ginny

  221. Hannah-Fey says:

    Ah! my edge …

    Well, my current & ongoing edge seems to be sexuality. My own specifically. And as I become aware of my restrictions, woundings & boundaries, so I am able to help others heal themselves around this issue.

    1. Chameli says:

      Dear Hannah-Fey, yes this is the beauty of all our initiations, sometimes so challenging, that they become part of our medicine to the world.

      This is your Temple name :

      Radical body love

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

  222. Lajla-cecilie says:

    my calling is to share all the great stuff i have to share:) my challenge is my selfworth, and because of that i do everything to stay in the comfort zone :)) my edge is addictions/indulgence in every way. and one of the pieces in the opening is The Work, OMG! I knew it from before in the ways of Eckhart t, but TW is practical, i love games and plays that transforms. It helps me not to take everything so seriously, and that helps my self worth. Trying to embrace both the openess to “fail” “out there” (to be vourneable) and the passion/commitment/devotion in creating and sharing. do it for my self, because i love it is my mantra, right now i am very scared! of commitment and expectations (mostly from my self , i belive…) Thank You for offering this, Temple names :) A lovely gift, that i look forward to embrace and have fun with:)
    Blessings!
    Lajla-Cecilie

    1. Chameli says:

      Dear Lajla- Cecilie, your awareness is bright as the sun.I bow.

      This is your Temple name :

      Drawn by the heart

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

  223. Julez9 says:

    Hello my cherished Sisters!!! I am reading an amazing book at the moment…Lightworkers Companion….and it is awesome. I am feeling so very connected to my Guides and Angels. I meditate daily and am raising my vibrations little by little. I live in Australia but feel very connected to the women on this site. I am working from home at the moment, making leather jewellry etc. I am finding sooo many spiritual things that I can add to my leather work. Very exciting indeed. I just want to wish all my Sisters a day and night that is FILLED with Inner Serenity. Take the time to sit in nature and BREATHE. I would be so very grateful if I was to recieve a Temple Name. Thanking you and Many Blessings to ALL…Julie xxx

    1. Chameli says:

      Dear Julie, thank you for your your love, it flows our from your words touching my heart across the ocean.

      This is your Temple name :

      Deva of light

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

      1. Julez9 says:

        Ohhhhhh, how BEAUTIFUL to read my Temple Name on this day of A Full Moon, here in Australia!!! I Thank YOU soooo very much and already cherish my Temple Name. Last Sunday, I attended a Spriritual workshop and was told by one of the beautiful Mediums ” You need to work on your self worth my dear”. I was blown away, as I was guided earlier that morning to my Angel card of ‘Angel of Self Worth’ …and NOW have received my Temple Name. Than You again and I pray for beautiful Blessings to surround you Chameli and all my cherished sisters here on this page xxxx

  224. Sunne says:

    I am a mother, homebirthed all my children. Supported women in childbirth. Have a connection with babies and animals. Have watched souls being born, animals have chosen me to die in my arms. My connection with the universe is strong. I have been given messages many times through animals, once a wild bird flew into my hands.  Have been a midwife in birth and rebirth in many situations. Was disconnected from my body when young. An inner voice compelled me to heal and embody my spirit into the physical fully. Have explored dance, weight training, fitness training, yoga bringing my consciousness into every cell of my body. I am a holistic Personal Trainer and Yoga teacher now. I can now meditate and feel energy currents moving inside my body, kundalini is awakened within. My challenge is to step forward and teach my classes with courage and speak my truth to those that come to me to connect more deeply mind/body/heart and share what I have learnt on my own journey not hold back like I have done in the past. I have walked my path mostly alone with my feelings and intuition guiding me despite major opposition from people around me but they are silent now as they watch me grow in strength. Just thinking today I miss having other people around me that are supportive of my spirituality. What opens me is as my heart is expanding through my nearly daily spiritual practices of movement, breathing and meditation I am enthralled more and more with the beauty and wonder of life on this earth in all its forms. I would be honored if I could be given a Temple Name from you in this point of my life and I would feel more connected to this beautiful community of women on the other side of the world and not so alone.

    Much love and peace
    Sunne

    1. Chameli says:

      dear Sunne, what a a gift you are in this world. deep bow to your commitment and quiet dedication, and for being a pioneer of embodiment.

      This is your Temple name :

      Midwife of embodied spirituality

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

  225. Chameli says:

    dear sisters, it is so deeply touching to read your words to feel your hearts. What a a circle of women this is! I will be traveling the next days, so will add names whenever I have a moment (and internet access.)

    Deep bow.

  226. Catherine Pourreau says:

    well, a temple name sounds lovely.
    So here is a bit about me…
    I have experienced many wonderful things in my life, have traveled a lot, have loved a lot, have studied a lot, have worked in the medical field, than in the transpersonal field, all the while painting and dancing to satisfy my need for beauty. I have been a mother, a wife, a lover, a therapist, a teacher, a friend. Life was inspiring and full of laughter and people.
    Then 5 years ago my beloved decided our relationship too difficult and needed to be on his own and left. I crashed.
    I lost myself, my support system and everything that was dear to me, including contact with my children for awhile. I thought I was going crazy from the intensity of the fear and sadness I was experiencing. It felt like I would never recover. Life had become unbearable. For the first (and only time) I was suicidal. I saw nothing worth enduring the suffering for and didn’t recognize anything about me anymore.
    But I am here 5 years later and life does go on, even though I do not feel that I am really engaging in it anymore. It is such a new feeling for me and I am still getting used to the different person i have become. Most of my friends have disconnected from me, either because they couldn’t cope with me during the crisis or because they have nothing in common with who I have become.
    One dear girlfriend has been there all along. Her and I seem to now be in a bubble: in ‘the world’ but not a part of it.
    I have no idea anymore who I am or where I am heading. Art is the only ‘language’ I can still relate to and so that has come to the forefront as all other interests have fallen to the wayside.
    The rest is a total mystery to me…
    om shanti.
    Catherine

    1. Chameli says:

      Dear Catherine, such a raw and painful initiation you have been through. I can feel you.

      This is your Temple name :

      Gently kissing beauty with my breath

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

  227. Lynn says:

    Well, Here I stand, just about to embark upon my 47th birthday in a few weeks, a new author, a stronger then ever passion for empowering women and wanting them to embrace the magnificence that they are as creators, and holders of the feminine divine energy. I have a dream of having a place for all women to come and be, to learn and share and grow and release, to heal and fall in love with themselves. I know it is there, I have seen it to many times in my dreams, I am on the path there, and I stand in gratefulness for it being already given and knowing it will be revealed to me when the time is right. My struggle is that as a newly published author, I am unknown in the big world, and have spent the savings to get this book out there. Now the “money tree” has had its last leaf plucked and I am uncertain as to where the finances are going to come from since I am not employed at the moment. I am constantly saying thank you to God/Universe for all the gifts that are given to me, and that I know we are taken care of, but there are days when I don’t feel at my best and I get worried. I stand in one of those days today, wondering when the time will be right for all the pieces to come together and for graceful grounds to be more then the virtual coffeehouse website that it is now. Not wanting it to remain a dream, but for it to come to be so that I can help women from all walks of life.
    I would so honor a temple name that will sustain me on days like today and continue to elevate me to the surrender of me and carry forward the unfolding of my divine essence.
    Thank you ,
    Namaste’
    Lynn

    1. Chameli says:

      dear Lynn, thank you for showing your light, for sharing your gifts, for dreaming and praying. Thank you for your dedication to the feminine. It is so needed in this world.

      This is your Temple name :

      The perfect dream of the Goddess

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

  228. Lala says:

    Not knowing. Allowing space to be, here, now. Ocuppying the air that I breathe, swimming in my own blood, flying. My edge is to feel true love for myself, and accept my right to be alive. To love that I am a woman and to feel the goddess within, where is my feminine?

    1. Chameli says:

      dear Lala, such a sacred quest, welcome to the circle.

      This is your Temple name :

      Radical self love

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

      1. Lala says:

        Dear Goddess, Dear Chameli, 
        Thank you for guiding me closer to you.
        All my love, Lala

  229. Lucia says:

    Now seems so ripe to adopt and embrace a temple name, to bring my consciousness to my core essence, magnify it, and move it through a vision that deeply resonates with me and touches others.

    I feel that nothing I am doing is running through the filter of my spirit. I ask: What’s
    stopping me from my full thriving potential? The first answer that comes: the restrictions placed on me as a working, single mom of two elementary school-agers whose father does not contribute in any way. Sure, there are plenty of times I fantasize about breaking free and enlarging my scope of activity. But, because I really can’t imagine ever shucking my mama role or my truly amazing children, what I deeply wish for is to find the way to grow within the structure of my current restrictions, using it to ENLARGE my life.

    1. Chameli says:

      Dear Lucia, yes this is the return of the Goddess back in our spiritual lives;the invitation to find the sacred in the midst of ordinary life. This very moment, with demands from kids and bills and parents and exlovers, this breath, this. Just like this. Is the expression of spirit. Puja is an indian name for a ritual of worship. How can these thoughts, this breath, this action be your puja?

      This is your Temple name :

      A Living Puja

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

  230. Matangi Devi says:

    My edge feels very edgy right now, with the turning of the seasons and the honoring of Navaratri. I feel the tigers circling, tails thrashing. My calling and challenge is to transform the way I relate to my desire, my sexual energy, my Shakti, my womb, my life force. It is time to dismantle the dam that keeps this river from flowing through my body. My spiritual path calls me to embody the union of Desire and Devotion – I am living into this as deeply as I can. How can I dissolve the places that are blocked, how do I find the courage to wake this sleeping force?

    I would love a temple name to keep company with as I make this journey.

    Thank you so much for this offering.

    1. Chameli says:

      What a powerful name you already have sister! union of desire and devotion…i love it., the realm of Lakshmi ma. She invites us to tap into desire as the very force of evolution, burn and recreate, burn and co create.

      This is your Temple name :

      The Source of Amrita

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

      1. Matangi Devi says:

        Dear Chameli,
        Thank you so much for this beautiful name. I realize again and again how important it is to be seen and have our deeper essence reflected back to us. It is such a gift of witnessing and reflecting that you are giving to this ever-expanding circle of women. I am quite stunned by the preciousness of what you are offering.

        I am sitting with myself as The Source of Amrita, saying it, feeling it, listening to the response. “What do I want to say about it?” I keep wondering. This morning I got it, at least the first layer. The most real thing that I feel about this name is so simple: it doesn’t feel separate from who I know myself to be. I came at this idea of a temple name with the thought that I was working with energies that feel so blocked and foreign and “not me”, that whatever name you gave would also feel different and unfamiliar. I thought it might be something that I would have to really stretch myself in order to identify with. Perhaps I even wanted the excitement of something really new and outrageous to reach for.

        Isn’t this part of the perpetual subtle or not so subtle quest in working with spiritual teachers and healers? The hope that they will wave their magic wand and reveal some hidden treasure in us that nobody knew existed? That they can cast a spell and bestow qualities upon us that we didn’t have access to before? The fantasy that there is some locked-up secret about us that only the truly gifted will be able to activate? Under that quest lies the fear that who we are is not good enough, and the hope that somebody or something else will have the power to fix that by making us what we are not.

        How much more profound a gift it is to be shown that who we already are IS the treasure. There is no secret unfamiliar self that is going to make it better than this. When I felt my name, I laughed, and thought, “You? Really? Oh hello, I know you! You were already here all along.” Somehow I was surprised that your answer to my questions felt like an invitation to step deeper into the self that already feels like me, to expand and uncover all the flavors of that, rather than an invitation to bring forth something new. I thought the challenging nature of this new phase of my journey meant that I had to cultivate and embrace something “not-me”.

        It brings me back to this knowing: this work, this path is not about transforming myself into something that I am not. Again and again I am reminded that it is a journey of opening myself more deeply to who I am; a sometimes arduous task of shedding the layers that keep the deep shining me bound and contained.

        What I am searching for lies within me. Any separation I feel between where I’m going and where I am at is simply another layer of illusion to let go of.

        I am deeply grateful for the gift of this reflection. Yes, I am The Source of Amrite. The full complexity and depth of what that means is still veiled, but I know it’s in me. There’s nothing to do but keep drawing closer. And burn.

        Deep gratitude to you and to those companions who make this journey possible.

        1. Suzan says:

          So beautifully and clearly expressed dear sister! Thank you…

        2. Chameli says:

          Thank you for this reflection, for sharing your insights with us. I love it

  231. Becky says:

    I am 51 and have been going through the physical change and it has sparked within me a spiritual change, an awakening to MORE. More seeking,more wondering, more growing, it seems I cannot fill the deep urgings and searchings within me. And through this seeking I have metamorphed so much, however, I know I am not done yet. The metamorphisis has been so wonderfully fantastic, I am so often filled with such gratitude and joy in the sheer aspect of living and growing that it can literally bring tears. And as I continue to grow and change I am seeking a Temple name for myself.
    Thank you
    CaLynn

  232. Marie Eve says:

    Dear Chameli,

    Thank you for your sweet offer sister.  I would love a temple name.

    I am 5 months post-surgery (thyroid related) and still really not feeling myself.  I am struggling to find the patience and the faith to make it through this time.  Doing my best to be with my body and the sensation of not feeling well or ‘normal’.  Having a hard time trusting that I will heal and that my body will return to integrity and health.  Surrender needed. A time of much prayer for me. 

    My body story is slowing me down big time in my ambition, dreams, goals…  I am adrift at sea with no paddle asking… now what?

    Much love for all that you are and all that you do.

    xo m.ev

    1. Chameli says:

      dear Marie Eve, our bodies are such teachers of the feminine, of rhythms of patience, of alignment with nature. such a miracle it is this body…

      This is your Temple name :

      Goddess of surrender

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

      1. Marie Eve says:

        Thank you Chameli

        My name reminds me to embrace instead of resist as I’ve been doing.

        Deep blessings your way.

         

  233. Deanna says:

    I am grateful to you for this opportunity. a Temple name feels like a much needed gift, a form of guidance to be sure. On a sunny day in August, my best friend, the father of my  children, my former husband crossed from this life to the next. It was I who found him sitting in the sun (his favorite place), his body void of life. Amazing how, when a peice of our human puzzle is missing, everything is re-arranged in the attempt to fill the void and continue our journey which becomes suddenly different, and unfamiliar. 
    I am left to parent our adopted 11 yr. old daughter, who is grieving the loss of her biggest supporter and best friend. She is a gift. Being 17 years younger than her nearest sibling, she is an only child.
    I have many gifts, and the love of the Universe to assist me in this. what feels like a huge transition. It is now that I realize more than ever the truth of being a Spiritual Being on a VERY human journey.
    I feel that a Temple name would greatly assist me and strengethen my connection to the Goddess and my own Divine Feminine wisdom and strength. I feel very blessed. Namaste’

    1. Chameli says:

      dear deanna, it is so fragile this life, each breath such a gift. I hold you and your daughter through this pain.

      This is your Temple name :

      Awake to love

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

  234. Debra says:

    Hmmmm. . . where to begin, here on my first daughter’s 35th birthday, I write of my closeness to the edge. I came across your inspiring community a few days ago while searching for “natural cures for depression.” While (my mild) depression is not my edge per se, it is slowing the momentum of realizing personal goals and desires. I come from a long line of intuitive women – women, like me and my daughters, who put everyone, especially the men in their lives, ahead of their own joy and satisfaction and purpose in life. Did I finally say that out loud? I was successful by societal barometers, home on the water, expensive SUV in the drive, hair, nail, clothes, vacations and connections with all the right people. And I was miserable, not at my success, but for selling out in essence, not only ignoring my intuition but blatantly denying my gift. You see, my “visions” always exposed turmoil, accidents and especially death, of loved ones. I thought I had buried that aspect of my being by focusing on the outside, and it worked for awhile. I remember very distinctly sitting on my dock one morning and asking God to please take this all away and let me be me the woman I was always destined to be. Well, he was listening . . . within two years I had lost everything, job, house, SUV, computer, phone and all life and health benefits. But what I gained is more valuable than any material good of my previous life could have afforded me. I have my integrity and that is the best legacy I can leave my daughters and grand daughters. It’s been another two years and I am stalled, practically paralyzed. I long to build a community of women and especially young girls to take control of their lives, to be all they can be, not a carbon copy dictated by an amoral society. To respect themselves, educate themselves, listen to their heart and their own intuition, to be inspired and be inspiring, to love their life. More importantly that they are valuable and to respect themselves, they are not identified by drinking, drugs, sex and foul, obnoxious behavior that is so rampant in our culture, via movies, reality shows, magazines, social media and advertising. The abuse against women is astounding and heart breaking. Girls no longer know how to be girls so how can we expect women to know how to be women? When I found your site and began exploring – I believe I read every word that evening – I felt as though my entire “tough girl” – aka masculine energy – melted into a puddle beneath my feet – which was very appropriate, as I find solace in the sea. The smell of the sea air, the cool waters rushing over my body as I dive into the Gulf of Mexico, and the long walks on the beach bring me peace and infuse a spirit of belonging – no rush, no consequences – no judging – pure and simple peace. I long to unleash my creative, feminine energy and just run with it. To truly be myself and in the process be a gift to others. I seek to drop the what if’s and have the confidence to follow my dreams, dreams I can’t stop thinking of even for a day. I am in the process of building a woman’s website (ob substance) and sincerely anticipate launching on my birthday in a couple of weeks, but I need that little extra intuitive nudge on the actual direction to proceed. I think there is no “Angel Posse”  ~ this one’s all me . . . Peace & Grace 

    1. Cassandra says:

      Debra.

      Your post was so moving and so richly inspiring. I have no suggestions and no advice–it sounds as though you’ve been through so much more than I, and are so much more in touch with your gifts–but just wanted to offer a humble note of thanks for your story. It touched me and made me feel less alone. Thank you.

      Cassandra

      1. Debra says:

        Thank you Cassandra for those kind words. You are not alone. By reading all these comments by wonderful women, most likely from around the world, you and I appear to have found a graceful place to land.I have been through quite a bit and have had unexpected loss, but I’ve come out the other side a much better woman, if I do say so myself. With the bleak economic, political and spiritual (or lack thereof) climate raging, there are many more women and families going through exactly what I have, but I was fortunate because I was ready, in my soul, to let go. I no longer wanted to be defined by my bank account, my home, car or what church I attended. I wanted to be loved and appreciated and accepted for who I was and more importantly who I was capable of becoming, not what I could do for you and especially not how much I could contribute to your bottom line. I got lost, being the proverbial “good girl” always dependable, supportive and willing to go that extra mile-for someone else. When most are asked “What do you do?” the general response is to name your job title, or I’m so and so’s wife or I’m so’ and so’s mom. All good in itself, but where do you truly fit in? Life changes and you have responsibilities and it’s necessary to take on numerous roles, many at the same time, but never – ever lose yourself. Women have more options than ever today – again all good – but sometimes there are too many options. I think that’s where I’m at – I have total freedom – no mortgage – no car – no car payment – no cell phone – no boss :) and it’s frightening at times, especially when I lay my head down on the pillow at night and house is quiet and you have the silence to remind you of your day. I collect my thoughts and give my thanks and come to terms with myself – if I have made the world a better place for my children and grand children, even by one small gesture this day – I’m satisfied, because at the end of the day, nothing else matters, as selfish as that may seem. If everyone sought to improve their little corner of the world, just imagine . . .  Sleep well Cassandra, you have done well today. ~ Debra

  235. Debra says:

    Hmmmm. . . where to begin, here on my first daughter’s 35th birthday, I write of my closeness to the edge. I came across your inspiring community a few days ago while searching for “natural cures for depression.” While (my mild) depression is not my edge per se, it is slowing the momentum of realizing personal goals and desires. I come from a long line of intuitive women – women, like me and my daughters, who put everyone, especially the men in their lives, ahead of their own joy and satisfaction and purpose in life. Did I finally say that out loud? I was successful by societal barometers, home on the water, expensive SUV in the drive, hair, nail, clothes, vacations and connections with all the right people. And I was miserable, not at my success, but for selling out in essence, not only ignoring my intuition but blatantly denying my gift. You see, my “visions” always exposed turmoil, accidents and especially death, of loved ones. I thought I had buried that aspect of my being by focusing on the outside, and it worked for awhile. I remember very distinctly sitting on my dock one morning and asking God to please take this all away and let me be me the woman I was always destined to be. Well, he was listening . . . within two years I had lost everything, job, house, SUV, computer, phone and all life and health benefits. But what I gained is more valuable than any material good of my previous life could have afforded me. I have my integrity and that is the best legacy I can leave my daughters and grand daughters. It’s been another two years and I am stalled, practically paralyzed. I long to build a community of women and especially young girls to take control of their lives, to be all they can be, not a carbon copy dictated by an amoral society. To respect themselves, educate themselves, listen to their heart and their own intuition, to be inspired and be inspiring, to love their life. More importantly that they are valuable and to respect themselves, they are not identified by drinking, drugs, sex and foul, obnoxious behavior that is so rampant in our culture, via movies, reality shows, magazines, social media and advertising. The abuse against women is astounding and heart breaking. Girls no longer know how to be girls so how can we expect women to know how to be women? When I found your site and began exploring – I believe I read every word that evening – I felt as though my entire “tough girl” – aka masculine energy – melted into a puddle beneath my feet – which was very appropriate, as I find solace in the sea. The smell of the sea air, the cool waters rushing over my body as I dive into the Gulf of Mexico, and the long walks on the beach bring me peace and infuse a spirit of belonging – no rush, no consequences – no judging – pure and simple peace. I long to unleash my creative, feminine energy and just run with it. To truly be myself and in the process be a gift to others. I seek to drop the what if’s and have the confidence to follow my dreams, dreams I can’t stop thinking of even for a day. I am in the process of building a woman’s website (ob substance) and sincerely anticipate launching on my birthday in a couple of weeks, but I need that little extra intuitive nudge on the actual direction to proceed. I think there is no “Angel Posse”  ~ this one’s all me . . . Peace & Grace ~ Debra Lynn

    1. Chameli says:

      dear Debra, thank you. I am deeply touched by your words. I think you write for many many sisters in this circle. And thank you for your willingness to bring the “honey” of your journey back to the circle for all to share and heal from.

      This is your Temple name :

      Clear seeing wise woman

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

  236. Anonymous says:

    I long for a life where I have time to be peaceful and the space to start to write a book/cd of meditations and start more womens mediations groups to work with healing and enlightening of woman, all living beings and mother earth. I long for taking better care of my body with training and good food and peaceful life. I long to have a deeper sensual, sexual connection with my husband.
    The challening part of my life is that I have my own business that I love but it is taking so much time I am searching for companions so I can have more time to express and share my creativity in a free space, but it is so difficult to get an apartment where I live so when I find beautiful partners it is nearly impossible for them to get somewhere to live here. It is also challening to realise that some friends is not so supporting when I need support, it is persons I have helped a lot in their own lifes.
    I also want more time and peacefulness to be with my older daughter, to cook good food and just be there for her.
    What is opening up is that I have get in contact with some persons that maybe can have an apartment for new partners in my business. But everything is taking so long time.

    1. Chameli says:

      dear Li, it feel like it is time to call in the soothing quality of the Goddess Hestia she is the goddess of the home. For most women it is essential to have a base of beauty and serenity in our lives, where body and family and relationships are all taken care of. then we can fly in the world. hestia is also called the goddess of the sacred fire (she protected the fireplace)

      This is your Temple name :

      Dancing in the sacred fire of love

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

  237. Mary says:

    Thank you Chameli.  I am ending a long term intimate relationship with a man I dearly love.  We have been up, down and around it and at this time have both decided (for about the 5th time, but this time feels final) it is best that we part as friends. This is has been a three year process and it feels right, but is at the same time very hard. I want to heal from this and open up to whatever comes next – not only in love, but also in joyfully entering my life (there has been a lot of sadness and grief) and thus growing as an artist and a spiritual being.  Thank you again. There is power in a name and I appreciate your offering this.  Mary

    1. Mary says:

      Wow.  I was just reading your blog and found this quote: ‘ You don’t need to learn how to let things go, you just need to recognize that they are already gone.’  Suzuki Roshi

      That gave me such a feeling of release and openness regarding that relationship!!!!  Thank you!

      I also wanted to add that another challenge for me is that I have had to change my work situation recently.  For the last year I’ve worked primarily from home which gave me acres of freedom, with plenty of time for the things that feed my soul:  hiking, gardening, time with my animals, painting/art work, and study.  That job came to an end and I am now working 4-5 days a week.  I am indoors in a clinic for up to 9 hrs daily and I am feeling the time crunch – ie, it feels like there is never enough time for those very important things.  With winter coming and days growing shorter, it feels even more restrictive.  
      I have always worked for others, mostly healthcare corporations, but I would love to figure out a way to work for myself – and NOT in corporate healthcare.  It is a secret dream of mine that I’ve almost never even voiced, it seems so unlikely.  

      Thanks again, sorry to be so wordy.

      1. Chameli says:

        I love that quote, Mary. such a simplicity in truth. There is a power in speaking your dream, let it be witnessed by this powerful circle of conscious women…

        This is your Temple name :

        Goddess tending the garden of the impossible

        Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

        Deep bow

        1. Mary says:

          Dear Chameli, I just now found this.  I hadn’t realized you would post it on your blog and just thought to look.  It brings tears to my eyes and a sense of possibility even in the face of what seems impossible.  Blessings and thanks to you and your circle of Goddesses!

  238. Charlotte says:

    Thank you Chameli, for this gift of the Mother expressing itself through you.  I just turned 55, and have faced so much loss in the last three years.  Alone now, I am still feeling heavy with grief and hopelessness, vulnerable and unsure in the world.  Yet I am sure of my calling – as a mandala artist and teacher I am centered, clear, and filled with joy and purpose.  These two women live inside me, the fearful one holding the powerful one back more often than not.  How can this be?  My challenge is to apply what I know in my heart about making art to creating a self-sustaining,  satisfying life – embodying playfulness and trust, embracing the unknown with loving curiosity, and moving out of the way to let what wants to happen come through me. 

    I envision a temple name that carries the energy of strong, flowing, courageous feminine power – something that helps me stand tall and confident as I radiate out into the world. 

    Many thanks and blessings- Charlotte

    1. Chameli says:

      beautiful Charlotte!

      This is your Temple name :

      Priestess of soul art

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

  239. Chibi Jeebs says:

    I am currently struggling to take hold of my future and start working for myself. I’m struggling with embracing myself and loving myself compassionately. I’m struggling with what appears to be a re-emergence of depression. I feel like I’m on the verge of embracing who I am and making myself a priority, but I’m teetering on the edge and I’m scared.

    1. Chameli says:

      dear sister, you express so clearly the expansion and contraction, expansion and contraction, which is life. In the Shakti tradition we called this rhythm which is in all life, Spanda. As feminine practitioners we practice to surrender to the different rhythms, not clinging, not pushing away. And then we begin to slowly align ourselves with the Big Heart.

      This is your Temple name :

      One with the sacred pulse

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

  240. So much is shifting for me with this entrance into Autumn. I’ve been ‘stuck’ for months… years, even. Sad. Lonely. Depressed. Fearful. Anxious. Worried. I attended an amazing, small festival in Oregon (Beloved) in August and everything changed. I melted into possibility… released what was holding me back… and then the creative juices & opportunities began to flow. 

    For years I have felt this pulling to create space for a women’s full moon dance within my community. Since the festival, the pull has become fierce. Two goddess sisters have expressed interest in helping to make this dream a reality and we are currently in the planning stage. Feeling so grateful for these changes, for newfound confidence & for this desire to take some healthy risks. Looking forward to growing this community & continuing to center & anchor in trust. 

    Also, I’ve taken to dedicating some time each morning to a personal kirtan practice. Words cannot express how much light this has allowed to seep in. Blessings! 

    1. Chameli says:

      dear Tiffanie, sometimes it takes a long time, the initiation through darkness, and then one day, it is over. I honor you for hanging in there, and for sharing with us all your journey, it is so important for us all to hear.

      This is your Temple name :

      Voice of Freedom

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

  241. Kamala says:

    Dear Chamali,

    Thank you for your loving offer to gift a Temple name.

    I’ve recently returned to the States after spending 6 months in India and a month in Italy. Much of that time was spent doing volunteer seva work or in intense silent meditation. I feel continually expanding awareness, acceptance, inner spaciousness, silence and heart opening – all very beautiful – yet it is as if I left a part of me somewhere along the way in my travels. I have not been inspired to resume many of my former activities or relationships. Instead I have spent much more time in inner process. I feel that I am on the edge of moving outward in my life expression – yet nothing seems clearly defined in my life – except a feeling of deep inner peace beneath the surface of what is sometimes disorganized and chaotic around me. I struggle sometimes with the belief that I should have some sense of direction or that I should be doing more. This thoughtform comes and goes at times – yet I don’t feel that I know my life purpose or mission other than expressing the I Am in every moment. I don’t seem to have any desire to take action unless I receive a clear and strong divine impulse to do so – and this hasn’t happened very often since my return. I’m not discontent – just open and waiting… waiting for fullness is.

    Blessings to you beloved sister.

    1. Chameli says:

      dear Kamala, the edge you are expressing, the edge of moving outwards from this inner spaciousness, is the edge of the Yogini path. the courageous path of embodied awakening.

      This is your Temple name :

      Yogini guided from within

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

  242. Kaye Frey says:

    The edge that I am feeling now is the the breeze of change in all aspects of my life…to truly feel the life of joy that I deserve and dream of…to know fully and completely that joy and bliss is for me as long as I trust that it is…to feel it and live it by being ready to stop the cycle of fear and ‘lack’ and accepting that I’m ready for this shift.

    1. Chameli says:

      dear Kaye,

      This is your Temple name :

      Breathing in miracles

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

  243. Jennifer says:

    What an answer to my heart’s prayer!  I recently have been feeling like a whole new person and I have no idea why! LOL And this new me put out a call for a new name and viola…an email from you!  I am so in love with life right now and amazed by all the beautiful things that open up when I just rest in the knowing that I’m ok.  I find myself laughing so much more…things are so curious for me…I look at myself and everyone with wonder.  Of course, I still struggle.  Anger flares.  Wanting to find my male partner to share my life, my heart, my soul with … the addiction to stories, the impulse to try to predict the future and make it all work out!  But mostly, I just want to be able to share this love with everyone.  I love you! ~ Jennifer

    1. Chameli says:

      dear Jennifer, thank you for your LOVE!

      This is your Temple name :

      Goddess of Love and Wonder

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

      1. Nosnhojjennifer says:

        Chameli…praying I can lay down my silly little ego beliefs and embody this name fully!  Feels SO B I G … with the heart~ Goddess of Love and Wonder

        1. Nosnhojjennifer says:

          Forgot to add….THANK YOU!

      2. Nosnhojjennifer says:

        I have been feeling a fraud lately in regards to this temple name. This is a very old pattern. When I want something (love) I dance around trying to be noticed and have someone offer it to me. But as soon as they ask me directly if I want it, I shrink away and say no. Dear sisters, hold me in the space. Don’t let me run. Keep me here to claim what is already mine. I am the Goddess of Love and Wonder. I am the goddess of love and wonder. I am the Goddess of Live and Wonder! Even while on the floor I embody this name.

        For now I lay myself at the feet of the divine with deep gratitude for the opportunity to become aware of this Pattern and bring love, acceptance and healing to it.

        With love and wonder,
        Jennifer, Goddess of Love and Wonder

  244. Tricia says:

    I too am struggling right now to find my path in life.  The past 10 months have been very trying for me emotionally.  I want to break free and “live” again.  I want to find the “passion” that was once there. I want to find the gyspy in me that once was. I continue to be called to energy work but cannot seem to find the right path.  I feel as though I am being pulled away from my previous meditation and power.  I am requesting a name that will help me build that strength once again.
    Namaste,
    Tricia

    1. Chameli says:

      Beloved Tricia, thank you for your clear request and for walking the path even when it is dark and unclear where it is heading. It is all part of the feminine embodiment journey.

      This is your Temple name :

      Yogini of the wild heart

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

  245. Marlie Avant says:

    Dearest Chameli and sisters -Surrendered to the unknown, dying to many lifetimes, I find my hands and heart reaching out towards those in need – especially  children and the elderly. So many of my own personal desires  have fallen away to reveal a deep joy in being in service and in love with the great mystery that dances across and through the many expressions of the ONE. Curiosity, awe and gratitude  lite at the edge of encounters . There is an emerging humility that is learning to embrace the paradoxical nature of both the interior and exterior landscape  – and this very paradox is asking to BE embraced …..and that embrace is indeed,  an act of compassion that is flowering in our world  like an ever opening lotus blossom…..like a quickening and loving revolution of awakening.

    It is such a blessing to be part of this ever expanding circle.

    1. Chameli says:

      Dearest Marlie, your words are …. transmitting your awakening. thank you so for sharing it with us. it all.
      You remind me of a beautiful song by leonard Cohen….

      This is your Temple name :

      Surrendering into the masterpiece

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

      1. Marlie Avant says:

        Dearest Chameli – thank you for reminding me of Leonard Cohen –
        here is one of my favorites………………

        http://youtu.be/n_56ep729TE

        With love and endless surrender

  246. Rachel shiamh says:

    my edge right now is in staying deeply in the heart whilst an ex lover operates in a punishing way.. after I had to release him in quite a kali like way… a new experience for my being… feeling many dark waves of the mind .. whilst I traverse this rocky route… yet focusing on the tender flow of the heart… so fragile at times… shakey… yet true, always true..to trust….breathe… little to hold onto… but feel the support of the earth below my feet…

    1. Chameli says:

      dear Rachel, I can feel you. be gentle wit yourself sister. It is a raw experience to embody Kalis voice, to trust her love. She reminds us of clear boundaries, yet never separate.

      This is your Temple name :

      Durgas heart

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

  247. Kathi says:

    Dear Chameli,
    my heart answered to your newsletter … In my life I feel the call to learn much more about real and free love, holy relationships and to develop my very authentic self. My soul is calling to live my deepest life-tasks. And I have the deep wish to develop my very authentic femininity. I would be happy if a temple name could connect me better to this special power of my soul.
    Love and blessings

    1. Chameli says:

      dear Kathi, I love how deeply connected you are, the way you expressed it ” this special power of my soul” is so stunning.

      This is your Temple name :

      Goddess of the Authentic feminine

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

  248. WendyAdair says:

    I am living on several edges at once. And for the first time, I am loving it. I am allowing these sharp edges to cut away what no longer serves me and I’ve found that what lies beneath is what I knew about myself as a child. I resonate so deeply with walking through shadows and being of comfort to those who live there, that I could not keep up the facade of societal expectations of segregation between light and dark. Thank you for the opportunity to have a name that will only be used for celebrating my lifework of reintroducing Divinity to those who’ve forgotten.

    1. Chameli says:

      dear Wendy, I will give you the first temple name i ever got. It is still my favorite.

      This is your Temple name :

      Divine Edge Walker

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

      1. WendyAdair says:

        Thank you so much, Chameli!  I got the chills when I read you’ve given me. As I said it aloud, I started to tear up. I am honored. Thank you.

  249. Jaime Lyerly says:

    I am struggling right now to figure out what to do with my life. I graduated in May with a degree in Art: Applied Design, and a minor in Psychology. I am a Sekhem Reiki energy healer, and a Fire Opal Temple Priestess with the San Diego Temple Priestess program. I am also currently studying Shamanism and Shamanic Tantra with a few wonderful shamanic practictioners.  I started my business Creative Fire Reiki and Healing a few months ago and have had some clients. For the past few months I have been leading art events with meditation, and connecting others to their most creative selves through intuitive drawing.

    Yet I am struggling to live this truth of being creative in my own being because I am so stressed out with not having my bills paid. Without the container of school, my creative practice has become almost nonexistent. I work part time at a clerical job that I hate, yet I am resistant to finding a full time job. I am resistant to all changes that are big, even though I need them. I need a new living situation, a new job, a new relationship, a new career – a whole life makeover, yet I am focused on the fact that I am broke in all areas.

    So this is where I am at. Desperately needing change, yet tied to my current unfulfilled life.

     My dream is to run women’s groups that get women juiced up through deep connection to spirit and creative expression. But I have to get through this time myself before I can lead others in doing do.

    I would love a Temple name stretches me out of this funk into a higher, more magnetic place that I feel like I am supposed to be in.

    Thank you!
    Jaime

    1. Chameli says:

      dear Jaime, yes, lets call in the glory and leela of Saraswati the goddess of the arts. and lets call in the the infinte kindness and abundance of shri Lakshmi Ma.
      saraawati is that opening into the possibilities we cannot see. reminding us that we cannot see around the corner, to not limit our view, leela. anything can happen in her realm. Lakshmi, brings form, brings meaning into form. brings abundance. They will give you challenges because they dont want you to only be successful. They want your greatness
      I see them with you. Now.

      This is your Temple name :

      guardian of the highest frequency

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

      1. Jaime Lyerly says:

        Thank you so much, Chameli for my Temple Name. I love it! One of my teacher/sisters reminded me that these two goddesses work well together, and that they are some of my patron goddesses. Yet, it is so hard to remember these things when I am down in the muck.

        I am honored to receive my name and will stretch into it.

        Thank you!
        Jaime

  250. Constanze says:

    Dear Chameli,

    it´s great that you open your offer today! Today a good friend visited me and we were talking about the yogini-time in corfu, about malas and your work. It´s the perfect end of the day – sitting here and writing to you – asking for my very personal temple name.

    At the moment I realize that I want to change my life. Not complete or very radical, but in a very soft way –  to make my life more soft, to reduce the stress and to have more contact with nature.  This belongs to my work and to my leisure time.
    At this point of life I don´t know exaktly what I want to change but I know that it will come – I only have to go through life with open eyes..

    Thank you so much for your offer to find a temple name for me!
    I´m very curious about you answer..!

    A lot of love
     Constanze

    1. Chameli says:

      dear Constanze, how wonderful to hear from you. I am embracing you.

      This is your Temple name :

      Goddess of Feminine beauty

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

      1. Constanze says:

        Dear Chameli,
        Thank you so much! My temple-name is touching me so much! I could nothing do than take a deep breath when I read it. I will try to always remember my name and represent it in the world.
        Only two days ago another women told me that I should show more feminine power, even if I work with a lot of men. And now my new temple-name arrives to me.. wow!
        Thank you so much for your love and support! I´m looking forward to meet you again!
        A big hug to you
         Constanze

  251. Juliet says:

    I am being called now to step forward, to embrace something much larger than myself, to be in a place that is uncomfortable, but with a joyful knowing that I must must do this. It started with a commitment to hike the Annapurna circuit despite the disease that I dance with that makes my joints stiff and painful. Somehow, I know this must be documented for all the other women who suffer with autoimmune disease. But I also want to create work that helps them birth their own dreams. So here I am taking the first step, in public and out loud.

    1. Chameli says:

      dear Juliet, aho. deep bow to your clear vision, and for exploring the path so you can show other sisters the way.

      This is your Temple name :

      medicine woman awakening

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

  252. Lara says:

    I’m being challenged to face my intimacy fears, to open and embrace the full depths of my heart even in the face of loss and immense hurt and to allow the natural flow of relationships in and out of my life. Even when I don’t understand the “whys” of loss I want to express myself fully and let go with grace and ease while surrendering to the beauty of what was and what is and to find the beauty amidst the pain and in the pain itself.

    1. Chameli says:

      dear Lara, this is true courage.to live in the world with a broken open heart. but it is what we all are called to do. Thank you for blazing the way

      This is your Temple name :

      Source of Love

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

      1. Lara says:

        Wow!!!! I am BLOWN away by my temple name, it brought tears to my eyes immediately. Thank you thank you thank you. It is a gorgeous reflection of my inner self and I’m letting source of love flow through me and shine out into the world. Blessings to you and to all who have posted here; we are pivotal in changing our world into a brighter, more beautiful space.

  253. Sarah says:

    Mother I would like a temple name! I don’t know what the edge means in my life. Fear of being in trouble for nothing. I am called to great work in alliance with nature but I haven’t the courage to proceed. Nature is blessing me, Goddess is blessing all and rising. I ask for purpose and will. I ask to walk in beauty in your name.

    1. Chameli says:

      dear Sarah, the depth of your prayers has such a power. They will guide you.

      This is your Temple name :

      Divine Feminine Embodied

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

      1. Sarahastarii says:

        Dear Chameli, thank you. I repeat “This is how I am” :) And walking in beauty I am. This is a scary time for me, a lot to go through and seeing in the darkness. For all a huge clearing, having faith. Love, Sarah

  254. Susanne Hokulani says:

    dear chameli,as I had to go to some very deep issues about regret, trust and asking me who I really am, what makes me happy, what is my propose in life, a new part of my life is calling me, I do not know yet, what it will be, but I am open and willing to welcome it. It is my challenge to let go old issues, to be totally in what is now. I feel I need to listen more to my body and take more time to reflect.love susanne

    1. Chameli says:

      Beloved beauty, such wise words you are sharing with us. you are in inspiration.

      This is your Temple name :

      Surrendering to truth

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

      1. Susanne Hokulani says:

        dear chameli, i thank you so much for taking you time to answer all these requests. this means so much to me! as i am moving to my new own flat the next weeks, i will practice my surrendering to truth. i guess you just put the spot on something very important for me. surrendering and knowing what my truth it, and what it means to me to 100% go for it. love to you beautiful sister, looking forward to see you soon at the jonatan/chiemsee. have a save & gentle trip! susanne

  255. Lyndaaldo says:

    I am in a huge transition in my life. I am moving from my home/ history in Boston to California to begin a new life for me. I risking it all for my aliveness and a calling to become all that I am, to claim my powerful passionate SELF.
    With love and appreciation,
    Lynda

    1. Chameli says:

      Wow Lynda, showers of blessings to you, your energy shines through the words. Thank you for spreading your light.

      This is your Temple name :

      Warrior of the one heart

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

  256. Peggy says:

    I left the Church completely two years ago– it has been the vehicle of my faith for all 44 years preceding the last two.  I was a pastor for 20 years after being a pastor’s kid.  I am discovering the Divine Feminine in so many ways this past year and it resonates and enlivens my soul and heart, but it is still hard to live in a church-saturated culture and have confidence in being different…

    1. Chameli says:

      see my reply below

      love
      c

  257. jeannie says:

    Thank you, Chameli, for your generous offer. My edge right now is to deepen the qualities of honor and respect – within myself and in the giving to others. Honor and respect for the inner feminine and masculine.  Sisters and brothers. I have seen disrespect from another, a clear message that this is my edge.

    1. Chameli says:

      dear Jeannie, beautiful intention. so simple and so straight to the core of what all this is about.

      This is your Temple name :

      Compassion in action

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

  258. Oh, am I happy that there is another chance for a temple name! THANK YOU! :) :) :) What a chance, what a surprise! :) :) :)

    I am so happy that in the course of the Goddess Sadhana I set up a “routine” – what a word in this context! :) – in my spiritual practice. I do my practice on a daily basis now. This is wonderful and I was allowed to harvest the first fruits already, e.g. I got to know deep and heartfelt gratitude to Mother Earth for every piece of food she offers us. My wish and deep longing is to fully land and ground and root myself in feminine spirituality.

    Namaste. I bow.

    1. Chameli says:

      Beloved Uli, I am so deeply touched by you, and that we get to walk this wild path together.

      This is your Temple name :

      Innocent Devotion

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

      1. Dearest Chameli!

        A few hours ago I received my Temple name speechless and grateful with a deep bow. Thank you.
        After saying it out loud it started to resonate with different layers inside me – bringing up long forgotten characteristics of mine – and giving me a deep non-rational knowing or recognizing of what’s ahead and what’s “needed”! :)

        So I bow again to you with and as Innocent Devotion. Namaste.

  259. Emily says:

    Dear Chameli,

    I’m only 20 years old and I know I have so many opportunities and possibilities for my life. I’m excited by the fact that there are so many new adventures just waiting for me to have them, but…I can’t start. I’ve been stuck in the same life for a long time. I still live in the same house, see the same people, work at the same part-time job that I can’t stand, do the same things in my free time…the only thing that has changed is the school that I go to. I feel like I’m on the edge of the beginning of my life, only, I don’t know how to just begin. I’m still so optimistic about my future, I just want to be able to find the courage to start it.

    1. Cassandra says:

      Emily.

      I just wanted to send a blessing and smile. You’re only 20, but sound already like such an old soul! I have faith that in your heart you’ve all the courage necessary to make whatever next leap you need. The world is waiting for you.

    2. Chameli says:

      Dear Emily, wonderful. I call in the Goddess of fearlessness and of new beginnings, Green Tara. She is pictured as this young beautiful dynamic goddess with one foot in front of her always ready to take action.

      This is your Temple name :

      Green Tara dancing my truth

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

  260. Pegasusofne says:

    I was a pastor in the United Methodist Church for 20 years after being a pastor’s kid and a pastor’s wife for 15 years until my husband became an RN.  Two years ago I’d had enough and handed in my ordination and left the institution that has been the vehicle of my faith and identity for 46 years.  I’m still searching but am excited about the spiritual journey, though I often doubt my own strength….

    1. Lslny says:

      Peggy, what courage! Your strength is ALL THERE! Your story is reminiscent of Sue Monk Kidd’s, author of the fictional Secret Life of Bees and her lesser known collaborative memoir (with her daughter) Traveling with Pomegranates. I highly recommend it!

    2. Chameli says:

      dear Peggy, I bow to your courage and your love and deep trust of God.

      This is your Temple name :

      One with God

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

  261. Dearest Temple Sisters, I am refreshed by reading your tender words. The edge of my life right now is holding balance while each area of my life and body-being is being challenged and transformed. What is calling me is expansion & my capacity to yield to my expanding heart to include more awareness and compassion. What is opening in me…it feels like more than love..the frequencies of my heart and soul are opening , daily my perceptions are shifting.

    1. Chameli says:

      dear Kendall, what a blessing… be gentle.

      This is your Temple name :

      Seeing the world with a thousand eyes

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

  262. Cassandra says:

    I would love a temple name.

    My life seems to be going well on the surface–I’m financially successful, doing well in my graduate school program, and in a wonderful, nurturing relationship–but something inside me feels muted or snuffed, and I’m worried that it’s getting worse. I have a hard time feeling motivated to do anything, as though there’s no point to life. I’ll go through the motions each day, but that’s it. Even meditation seems pointless; even the volunteer work I do seems futile. Writing this out makes it sounds silly (what’s wrong with me? why can’t I just enjoy the sweet gift of being alive on the planet?), but I can’t seem to shake the shadow inside. I feel as though I don’t know who I am anymore.

    1. Chameli says:

      Dear Cassandra, in a few weeks we will meet for a Inanna retreat. your words remind me of her. She was this glorious Goddess, queen of the heavens and earth, but she felt this restlessness, this inner knowing that “there is something more”, and she listens to the call from her dark sister, and embarks on a journey into the underworld. She becomes initiated, into a deep feminine wisdom….

      This is your Temple name :

      Shadow Dancing longing

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

      1. Cassandra says:

        Oh. Thank you so much. I started reading about Inanna, and felt–for the first time in so, so very long–something breaking within me, and moving. Thank you. The temple name is such a perfect reminder, and Inanna… oh. I have no words.

  263. Ana says:

    I am in the middle of a very tough custody battle, confronting domestic vioence and things that I have ignored for too many years.  My oldest, of three children, is caught terribly in the middle.  It is tearing holes in all of our hearts.  My edge is constantly checking to make sure that I am standing in a place of dharmic action.  I feel as if I am walking through a mine field, and the wrong move will blow up everything.  I am forced to be very present, and to hold myself and others to accountability, with compassion and courage. It is a fine line.

    1. Chameli says:

      dear Ana, this situation calls for Durga, the compassionate Goddess of genuine Feminine empowerment. She calls us to that place of no compromise. A moment to moment relaxation of the solar plexus and resting into the deepest truth of your heart. We ride with you!

      This is your Temple name :

      Riding the Tiger

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

      1. Ana says:

        Thank you dear sister.  I am honored and greatful to have you riding with me. Thank you for your light and support.

    2. Lucia says:

      My heart goes out to you. I learned, through my own divorce, to take things one breath at a time, one breath at a time… With your wisdom, Ana, you not only will get through this but surely be a model of grace for others.

      1. Ana says:

        Thank you Lucia for your kind words. 

  264. Jeannette Mariae says:

    I am so sorry, I didn’t see your above request. Much love to all of you… Jeannette Mariae ;-)

  265. Jeannette Mariae says:

    I feel like a newborn child, naked and vulnerable to the extreme. I know in my heart that I am called to breathe the first breaths as a Divene being evolved enough to experiece the God Souce in every moment of my lives, but do I have the courage… Jeannette Mariae

    1. Chameli says:

      Dear Jeannette Mariae

      This is your Temple name :

      Goddess of the Naked Heart

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

      1. Jeannette Mariae says:

        Thank you so much Chameli… Deep bow… Love you ;-)

  266. Ally says:

    In the past six years I have had a complete rearranging of my life.  From living over-seas, relocation to the states, divorce, hysterectomy, my babies growing up, leaving a beloved job to pursue my life in another city closer to family and friends, then turning 50; change has been a hallmark of my recent life. 

    With some wonderful support I am learning to trust my strength and believe in myself and rely on an inner peace away from the material world as best I can.

    1. Chameli says:

      dear Ally, sound like Kali has roamed through your life. That can be really tough. Kali is a hindu goddess of death and rebirth. she takes away, and she provides space for the new. She delivers truth, at all cost.

      This is your Temple name :

      Arising in radiant truth

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

      1. Ally says:

        Chameli,

        Thank you.  Yes, I am arising in radiant truth!

        Namaste,

        Ally

  267. I feel like I have lost my ability to dream. I’ve reached an age where I’ve hit all of my life’s milestones but here I am still feeling empty. I want to evolve into something different, to transform from an IT-geek into something else. I want to awaken from this dreamless life I’m living in now.  I realize the next major milestone is probably death and frankly that scares me.

    1. Chameli says:

      Dear Cindy, such a raw truth you are speaking, such a gift you are giving us all. Deep bow. Lalita is a goddes who symbolizes the principle of life that is Divine play. The possibility that anything can totally change in just a moment.

      This is your Temple name :

      Lalita Dreaming the world

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

  268. Padi says:

    For the first time in months, due to surgeries and other issues, I am getting back on my horses today.  Together, my mare and I will be that embodiment of freedom.

  269. Heike Lorenz says:

    Dear Chameli and sisters… I am recreating my life and my practice after moving from Australia back to Europe. I want to be fully present and show up with my gifts and talents, sharing them with people who’ve been waiting for me to show up in bigger ways. I’m committed to living and sharing from the heart, wherever I am. Much love to you, Chameli, and to you all out there!

    1. Chameli says:

      Dear sister, you are such a bright light in this world. Thank you!

      This is your Temple name :

      Getting out of the way

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

      1. Heike Lorenz says:

        Dear Chameli… thanks so much for this very suitable name! For some reason I see your message only today. I will practice my temple name ;-). Lots of love… Heike, getting out of the way

  270. Beverly says:

    My edge at this moment is to find peace and tranquility during my health crisis. I am usually the giver and nurturer and need to find space in my heart to allow those who wish to help me, to do just that. I am learning to trust my higher power to be in control of this situation and surrender all my unessary fears. I need rest from my weary mind. What is my temple name??

    1. Chameli says:

      dear Beverly, I send you so much love and healing. And a gentle shower of rosepetals..

      This is your Temple name :

      Surrendered Goddess of healing

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

  271. Beverly Ann says:

    I will open my heart to all the newness that surrounds me and find peace in challenging times.

  272. Molly says:

    I have multiple edges–I feel at the edge of being able to truly live my faith, having my life be a living prayer. I also constantly teeter on the edge between meeting my children’s needs and meeting my own needs–and trying to find the harmony in that; trying to find the place in which our family works in harmony to meet each member’s needs (not requiring “sacrifice,” because we have a seamless integration!).

    1. Chameli says:

      dear Molly, yes this is the challenge and bliss of the modern day yogini, to find the sacred in the middle of life! Is is the advanced practice. I bow to you.

      This is your Temple name :

      Embodied prayer

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

      1. Molly says:

        Thank you so much. This has become such a gift/blessing to my life!

  273. Ravensspirit says:

     I have been called to create circles.  Circles of wise women who empower one another through insight and reflection.  I have dreamed of the day when the drum echoes with our own hearts and the drumbeat of the Earthheart.  We all must heal one another and cherish our Earth Mother, we must continue to dream one another and dream the future into being.

    1. Chameli says:

      Namaste, sister spirit, what a sacred assignment you are given. deep bow.

      This is your Temple name :

      Protector of the feminine soul

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

  274. Nicole says:

    I just want to dissolve.

    1. Nicole says:

      (further elaboration) I have so many edges, I can’t possibly enumerate them all. I feel like a starfish, growing in the half-light. I want to dissolve into the moonlight, into the womb of Mother Ocean, into the arms of the Love from which we all came. I want to find my own True Home.

      1. Ravensspirit says:

        Dissolution happens all on its own my beautiful sister and is a natural rythym to existence.  Our coming home happens when we recognize that we are the Divine embodied in this exquisite becoming.  We are always wrapped in the arms of love in the Divine Spirit and only when we turn inward with self appreciation and respect to receive that love, will we ever be truly home.  Namaste

      2. Chameli says:

        dear Nicole, I can feel strongly that the healing work you do, you do for all. be gentle with yourself. we are always at home, always. and sometimes we cannot see it. it is all the awakening & embodiment journey.

        This is your Temple name :

        Breathing into the Mother

        Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

        Deep bow

        1. Nicole says:

          Oooh, Chameli—I love it. And thank you; you have seen me truly. <3

    2. Nicole says:

      (further elaboration) It was recently revealed to me that my soul’s commitment in this lifetime is to burning off all of my remaining karma. My current edge in this process is feeling the infantile rage and emptiness from abandonment and inadequate holding as a baby, and how I’ve been looking all my life for arms to hold me…

  275. Marie-Terre says:

    What a deep deep warm feeling to have found your site.  Every cells in my body wish I could be physically present at the temple.  Such a powerful call for me.  One day I’ll make the trip.

    At this time in my life, I’m opening myself and my life and getting ready to walk my creative and sacred path, spreading my love and light in the process.  Part of me is still scared to really step up to it.  Part of me is also on a journey of healing painful memories related to men.  I feel bless.  I ask for the strength to be who I really am.  To open my wings and fly joyfully.

    1. Chameli says:

      dear Marie-Terre, I can feel you. I am so happy you are here.

      This is your Temple name :

      Goddess of healing beauty

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

      1. Marie-Terre says:

        Thank you Chameli.  Thank you.
        That name, my Temple name, is opening what feels like a even bigger space in me, giving more light to my path.  Thank you so much.
        This new name is filling me with warmth, light and a deep sense of peace.
        I’m sending you a beautiful wave of love and joy dear soul.
        Thank you!!!!

  276. What is calling is living with my feet firmly and deliciously planted, honoring my innate truth and purity; rooted, strong foundations, the center of the storm where chaos can be all around, but peace prevails; honoring my goddess gifts of resourceful stability and vision…

    What is opening is sky scrapers of life being built upon the foundation that is fortified for just such a purpose, expansive and creative, true to the form from which it is built upon, this life is abundance, and refreshing stabilizing strength and beauty; powerfully connecting the earth and gracing the open expanses of sky. Stabilizing, Resourceful, Visionary.

    Thank you for inviting me into the goddess garden of naming,
    Alita

    1. Chameli says:

      dear Alita, your words expresses so much beaty and feminine clarity. Thank you!

      This is your Temple name :

      Radiant roots in all directions

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

  277. Posie says:

    I struggle to control things I cannot control, to be more deeply connected with my fiancée, to dive below my surface feelings to find the meaning behind my actions (or reactions).
    I am ecstatic about being pregnant, but unsure of my path forward – I feel I’m being drawn to be a full-time mother, but after climbing the “corporate ladder” for the past 15 years this leaves me with many questions abouty my identity.
    I am seeking my true self. Seeking to find my true voice, the one that will guide me through this next journey.

    Thank you for this amazing opportunity to be given a Temple name.

    1. Chameli says:

      dear Posie, showers of blessings on the birth, what a miracle!

      This is your Temple name :

      Yogini of unwavering trust

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

      1. Posie says:

        Just perfect.
        Thank you.

  278. Compassion says:

    Hurdling space-ward. Releasing Earth in love, letting go of everyone and everything. Walking alone inside and out, being everything/nothing.

    1. Chameli says:

      dear sister,  gate gate gate, go beyond. remember that earth is space and space is earth. no need for division it is all one.

      This is your Temple name :

      Heart of the world

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

  279. eve syapin says:

    lost my partner of over 30 yrs. last Feb. and my mother (whom i cared for in my home 9+ yrs.) in April, then moved myself 1200 miles away from my support system.  Delving deeply into myself every way i can, working hard to mend my saddened heart and find a new direction/purpose to my life.   

    1. Chameli says:

      Dear Eve, you have a seat in this circle among wise and warm women who all have been going through darkness. It sounds as you are having a very tough ride at the moment. be gentle with yourself sister.

      Sundari is a hindu goddess symbolizing the reward  and the attraction of our spiritual practice, the beauty of who we are, without her our path would only be hard and dry and dark.

      This is your Temple name :

      Gently whispering Sundari

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

  280. Patricia says:

    Thank you for this opportunity. ‘Mystery/the Unknown’ is calling me. I am dismantling much and clearing the clutter (inside and out). ‘Trusting the unknown’ and  ‘feeling sad and alone’ and ‘feeling Life contracting and expanding’ in this process is challenging me. ‘My heart’ is opening.

    1. patricia says:

      just to offer a little more: I am divorcing, downsizing, decluttering, deciding what is next; but nothing is clear about anything.  It feels like a vulnerable, holding, waiting place (I imagine the days before descending the birth canal).  I want to move forward, however, not to what feels the same. I need to decide to breathe in Love every moment as I give myself space to agree to be fully me and not afraid to shine. When I’ve shone, I am dancing, teaching adults, welcoming, travelling, smiling, creating a safe, belonging space for others.  I want to know more deeply, and connect as much as possible with my own loving, kind Presence before I re-enter the world in a new way.

      1. Chameli says:

        dear Patricia, when things fall apart, there is a crack in our rigid identities. be gentle with yourself, and stay open. This is a window where a vaster light begins to move you, as you. this can be your new identity

        This is your Temple name :

        Phoenix arising in naked beauty

        Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

        Deep bow

  281. Crouch_Denise says:

    Good Evening…I am Denise. I am sitting in the silence of peace and light, waiting for what it is I am to do next in my life. I do not feel called to go forwards or backwards and so I sit. I desperately desire answers, but do not know the questions.
    In light and love.

    1. Chameli says:

      dear Denise, I feel such a deep silence and serenity in your words. Silently burning, growing deep roots

      This is your Temple name :

      Breathing wisdom from the unknown

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

  282. Caroleannlane says:

    Years of searching; studying;reading;meditating etc, seem to have filled up the pond to overflowing this week. Suddenly, all is coming together with the speed of light. My body aches, my head exploding, but its happening. Yesterday A huge understanding appeared……The Divine within, the Divine that links us all, quite simply ‘divine’. The bubble of light within is still to shine outwards, but its getting there. The opening is huge, I just need to let it happen, without fear. it is love. My physical bost tingling. Last night I heard my spirit guide, her name is Claire..how patient is she. :)))))

    1. Chameli says:

      Caroleann, we are celebrating with you, dear sister. Your words are ecstatic ripples from the heart of the Mother, the bubble of light IS shining outwards, so brightly.

      This is your Temple name :

      Ecstatic ripples of truth

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

  283. Pamela says:

    So beautiful and oh, so generous of you! My edge or challenge right now is that I’m taking my job loss as meaning it is my time to follow my dreams, which are go use compassion, empathy,encouragement and intuition in my new career as a life coach. I am in training now. This feels very right to me, however, I do struggle with self-confidence and fear. I appreciate your thoughts.

    Warmly,

    Pamela

    1. Chameli says:

      Dear Pamela, you have responded to the call. I bow. Feed your intention ” use compassion, empathy,encouragement and intuition”, and it will navigate you through fear. fear is just a feeling, coming and going, your intention is the voice of evolution

      This is your Temple name :

      The Heart Whisperer

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

      1. Pamela Sweet says:

        Dear Chameli,

        Thank you for the gift of this beautiful name.  I can’t express how touched I am and how much it speaks to me.  You have been such a blessing.

        Namaste,

        Pamela

  284. Elin says:

    Now the aiming is towards greater humbleness and peace, And learning to love both myself and all other living creatures. Also accepting the shadow and light polarity in life just as much! Im expecting a babysoul in december:) namaste/ elin

    1. Chameli says:

      Dear Elin, I can feel such a deep sensitivity and connection with the sacred in your words. Blessing on your journey into mama hood!

      This is your Temple name :

      Breathing miracles

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

  285. I’m feeling a huge connection with “Soaring Dreamer” so I’m grabbing it.  :)

  286. Ann Manatt says:

    Deep feminine radiance, naked of all possessions (literally), traveling, creating and dancing are my edge right now.  I am being called to reclaim all of the feminine attributes that didn’t fit into a western woman’s life.  I am in communion with the moon, the universe and the women who walk this path with me.  

    Those who are threatened by my freedom and their negative or fearful reactions are my challenge.  I wish I could bring everyone with me.  I wish I could somehow help them see what I see ….

    My authentic heart is breaking wide open with Bliss and Fierce determination …

    1. Chameli says:

      Dear Ann, we are pioneers, and we are many. We are soaring with you.

      This is your Temple name (a long one:) :

      Lioness blissfully leading the way

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

      1. Ann Manatt says:

        Thank you dear Chameli.  I love this name.  It calls me and inspires me to move ahead with all that I will do …. each cell ready to pounce, and tingling with ecstasy!

  287. Padi says:

    I am called to release my negativity and procrastinations, and evolve both physically and spiritually.  I have to cast off the self imposed restrictions that keep me from resuming being ME.  The door stands open…..

    1. Chameli says:

      Dear Padi, Yes, we are all beating the drum for you as you shed the too tight skin

      This is your Temple name :

      Embodied Freedom

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

  288. Lady Grey says:

    My edge has many facets.  I have spent most of this lifetime in grateful service … to my peers, to my employers, to my family, to my greater power and spirit.  I have done this quietly & sometimes anonymously.  The work is far reaching & continual.  I feel the presence of the sacred now.  It calls me … reaches for me … lifts me up to help me soar now.  My biggest challenge is to make this wondrous feeling tangible in the world.  I want to pass along what Spirit reveals to me so that we can ALL experience the light & the power within.  My heart is bursting with all I have to share.

    1. Chameli says:

      dear sister, yes, yes please. The world are so hungry. Thank you for taking the time to cultivate this inner beauty and connection, it is so needed.

      This is your Temple name  :

      Channel of soaring wisdom

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

      1. Lady Grey says:

        Thank you so much Chameli.  I love my temple name … & hope to live it every day.  Deep bow

  289. Christie says:

    I’ve been riding deep waves of inner re-creation and am having difficulty bringing these changes out into the manifest world. Much fear, I guess. Fear of being truly seen in my vulnerability and creative expression as well as taking action on what it is that I want. There are parts of my psyche that haven’t caught on to the fact that I can be a Warrior and a Queen and it’s okay.

    1. Chameli says:

      Dear Christie, the Goddess Saraswati is a powerful teacher in bringing our creative gifts into manifestation. She is the bridge between left brain and right brain. Deeply feminine, utterly creative, and able to bring it all into form. Look into her mirror, she is you.

      This is your Temple name  :

      Surrender into my calling

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

      1. Christie says:

        Sat nam. Thank you so much!! I had no idea to call upon Saraswati like this. The name is simple yet so very true. 

  290. Amy Palko says:

    I am living, quite literally, at my edge – I live right on the coastline where the River Forth opens up to the cold North Sea, and every morning I look out at the sea and breathe in its expansiveness. 

    What I’m finding really challenging right now is that I’ve recently left my job (a place where I’ve been for the last 15 yrs – since I was 17) and I’m kind of in a period of free-fall. The way forward for me feels like it’s through my writing, and so that’s what’s opening up the most for me right now.Thank you so much for this incredibly generous offer, Chameli. Sending you much loveAmyxx

    1. Chameli says:

      dear Amy, thank you for sharing these expansive horizons with us. A breath from your end of our beloved earth.

      This is your Temple name  :

      Unmasked and ready

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

      1. Amy Palko says:

        Thank you, beautiful lady – I’m going to sit with this, but it already stirs my heart. Funnily enough, I just remembered that on my dreamboard this month I have a large image of a woman removing her mask: http://yfrog.com/h011uyyj

        Much love to you
        Amy
        xx

  291. Bibbief says:

    Im into a dive deep knowing of my self-deeper then ever. I have been in grieving, judgement,isolation.
    Iv been so fragile and skinless- though inbetween all this I have a strong connection to my roots and true nature, stronger then ever- this two sides of me have been dancing around in and out since two month- and now i feel a shift. Like being born again and again
    Love you
    Bibbie

    1. Chameli says:

      beloved sister, I dance with you in all your colors. So deeply in love.

      This is your Temple name  :

      Dancing in the Heart Fire

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

      1. Bibbief says:

        Im Dancing in the Heart Fire

        Thanks beloved sister, I can feel the energy  from my Dancing in the Heart Fire. Twisting me into pure love, more clear and soft than ever.
        Bibbie

  292. Sara Shantii says:

    (excuse-me if my words are not correct, I’m not an english native speaker)

    That’s amazing!

    I feel I’m deepening my relation with the Divine, opening myself more
    and more to Gods and Goddesses.  I’m walking on a new road that seems to
    go where I always wanted to be : nearer the Divine AND at the same
    time, nearer to the pagan community! And I totally love it.

    Blessings from Belgium!
    Sarasvatya Shantii

    1. Chameli says:

      Beloved beauty, This name is the first temple name I got. It has great powers. Blessings on your journey

      This is your Temple name 

      Divine Edge Walker

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

  293. Sara Shantii says:

    sorry, my comment appeared twice… >_< I edited this one.

  294. Clare says:

    Hi Rian,

    Right now I am working with seing and telling the truth lovingly.

    1. Chameli says:

      Beloved Clare,

      I once read words of a sage: “Your words cannot be truth and unkind at the same time. ”
      In the yoga of speech we practice Satya (truth) and ahamsa (non violence), both. It takes practice and awareness. the key is to check our intention. Remembering our intention to create connection and then we check if our choice of words support that intention

      This is your Temple name  :

      Clear Heart Yogini

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

  295. Susanna says:

    with a bit of shyness.. yes I would like a name..  im my life more and more the world seems to greet me, welcome me, want what I have to give and I try to open to that, there is something within, something old, though I am so much older than that…  who hinders me still. I want to open up more and welcome the abundance, the love, all that is possible.. and probably already so near to me..  I want to still this voice of worrying, of being unworthy, of saying that something is wrong and impossible, case I know better I do: It is al hear, right now, right here…  and I am welcome to unfold with all of me – into the arms of my man, into the arms of the world..

    1. Chameli says:

      Susanna, thank you for this reminder, pulling us deeper into the “arms of the world”. Such a relaxation in that.

      This is your Temple name  :

      Goddess of Surrender

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

      1. Susanna says:

        Thank you! yes that is just it, thank you

  296.  What is calling you, what is challenging, what is opening?  I am being called and opened to teaching Reiki, creating in my business, and to really carry the wisdom of discernment.  My challenges of lately have been around others who are rigid in their thinking/lifestyle/thought patterns.  

    1. Chameli says:

      Dear Casey, I hear such a piercing clarity in you. Thousands of blessings on giving your gifts to the world!

      This is your Temple name :

      Channel of crystal clear space

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

  297. Marit says:

    Dear Chameli,
    my name is Marit, I am a midwife student in my last year. I am struggeling with my fear to glow and rise in the light of my divine power. There are times, I whish I would have never been born and instead rest deeply protected inside my mothers womb. But there are also times, when I rest in me, where I meet women in labour and I am guided in a divine way to empower those in fear.
    Namaste

    1. Chameli says:

      Dear Marit, your speak to the inquiry : How can we serve and fully give our gifts while staying fully connected within. Can we rest while being active?

      This is your Temple name :

      Feminine Mystic

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

  298. Lyndsay says:

    I am working on an a series of art works that follow my conception to birth.very profound and expansive .

    1. Chameli says:

      Oh this sounds amazing, what a gift you are birthing

      This is your Temple name :

      Devotion undressing Source

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

  299. Piip says:

    I am struggling to find balance in life, with work, family, economy etc. And I´m loosing touch with the ancient knowledge in myself…
    New beginnings, fragile love from the deapth of my soul.

    1. Chameli says:

      Dear sister, the Goddess remind us that all that appears in our experience is Her teachings. As yoginis we lean into, and practice to stay awake in the midts of it all. And we do loose our skin, and do we find our way back, and all of this is our dance of awakening.

      This is your Temple name :

      Breathing through the heart of the Goddess

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

      1. Piip says:

        I am: Breathing trough the heart of the godess, and I am dancing the dance of the awakening heart…

        Namasté <333

  300. Djmissb2000 says:

    sorry….my name is Wendy Peacock

  301. Iubescdeciexist says:

    Hello, I am Veronica. I want to help other women with my experience, yet I feel I need a guidance. I am open and my heart waits in silence. My path is under my feet, but in this moment I can’t feel it. Maybe here, now?

    1. Chameli says:

      Dear Veronica, the deep waiting is a quiet dance with the deep feminine. Sometimes it takes time. Each breath is preparing you

      This is your Temple name :

      Shining soul sister

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

  302. Djmissb2000 says:

    I am coming full circle, back to the start, to put right what I broke. I can’t see the future or the past, only the now, it’s very odd and quite unsettling but I’m trusting the process.

    1. Chameli says:

      Dear sister, there are times when time moves vertically, I have this experience too.

      This is your Temple name :

      Drawn into truth

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

      1. Djmissb2000 says:

        Dearest Chameli,

        Thankyou so much for this name, it is mine and I love it.

        Warmest regards and fondest love

        Wendy xxxx

  303. Jackie says:

    I am being called to remove my own veils and those of others to allow raw truth and beauty to be accessible by many, without the intrusion of egotistical separation, through basic connection with self.  It is challenging me to show up and clear a path of awakening in it’s most fundamental aspects.  My fear is not being ready.

    1. Chameli says:

      Dear Jackie, tank you for hearing the call, this is the greatest gift you can give.

      This is your Temple name :

      Naked Brilliance

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

  304. JS says:

    Hello.  First thank you for such a beautiful site and for sharing your beautiful words with such wonder and magic.  Each time I read one of your posts I feel uplifted and deeply connected to my truth. 

    In this moment I am unveiling my truth.  I have been on an incredible journey the last 6 years as I healed myself naturally from a deep depression.  First it started with healing my mental space, followed by my physical body, followed by my emotional self and now I find myself opening up to creating a loving divine relationship with Spirit and unleashing the sacred sensuous women that is yearning to be loved deeply and intimately.  I yearn to travel the world, indulge in luxuries and be fully and totally in my bliss, joy and ecstasy.  With Spirit and getting in touch with my truth I am calling in the money necessary to make this happen.  I know it’s there yet I feel blocked in my receiving of it. 

    I love this notion of Temple names.  Thank You!

    1. Chameli says:

      Dear JS, thank you for your feedback, it means so much to hear. Your name is a calling into the unlimited world of Lakshmi the goddess of abundance

      This is your Temple name :

      Seduced by Lakshmi

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

      1. JS says:

        Wonderful!  I have a mini statue of Lakshmi on my nightstand, along with other little momentos from my different travels years ago, that I pray to each night.  So very fitting.  I feel a mighty presence within me.  Much Love.

  305. analisa says:

    oh, my.  humbled broken regal.  shunned and yet called to open my heart beyond what is comfortable.  hidden curled up inhabiting the shadows of all existence.  flirting with consciousness.  abandoned by my beloved, yet scratching through the veils of life’s obstacles to see the truth of his love pulsating beyond my peripheral vision, like streams of light that feed me.  

    shani, my husband.  durga, my mother.  

    helpless and strong, beautiful and broken, luminous and yet tasting shadow.  I will not give up.  exhausted, body in pain, heart tender and tenderized.  dignity.  uncommon strength.  relentless perseverance.  unrecognized.  aching and longing simply to love without reservation & to finally surrender, to let the light win.

    love.

    1. Chameli says:

      Analisa, your words are songs of awakening, thank you for sharing them with us.

      This is your Temple name :

      Making love with life

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

  306. Louise says:

    I am being called to live a more spiritual life.  To live and learn all that I can and reconnect with mother earth. 

    1. Chameli says:

      Dear Louise, it is powerful to speak your intention like this. Deep bow. (I yogini is a feminine spiritual practitioner)

      This is your Temple name :

      Open Hearted Yogini

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

      1. Louise says:

        Thank you so much Chameli.  I am honoured and grateful for such a powerful name.  Namaste

  307. Pia says:

    I´m at a point of no return, in the peacefull darkness of my heart, longing for it to truely open at let the feminine take over, to lean into the feminine energy and have faith in it. Longing to come “home”. Also feeling the inner strength as a white goddess and a tiger. It is challenging to let go, to take the leap, who am i if i let go? 

    1. Chameli says:

      Dear Pia, I can feel your yearning, it has already happened, just lean in.

      This is your Temple name :

      Dissolving in the arms of the Mother

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

      1. Piabrantbjerg says:

        Dear Charmeli, thank you so much, I feel very touched by the temple name you gave me. You are not the first to tell me that I already am where I long to be, I suppose I only need to open my eyes to it myself. Thank you, blessed be.

  308. Juliana Rose says:

    So wanting to connect and feeling unconnected.   A lot of offer but holding back.  Sometimes feeling invisible.  Sometimes feeling obtuse.  I know change is around the corner and yet I feel a lack of commitment to the unknown.  Can’t stand still.  Tired of standing alone.  Very antsy, squirming off the face of the earth & only comfortable in the water…a writer shunning paper…listening to others stories and tired tired tired of my stasis…but very tough to own the spot I’m standing…

    1. Beverly says:

      I truly understand and have walked many miles in your shoes my dear sister. Hang in there and there shall be peace and comfort, you will find “your” place amid all the madness.

    2. Chameli says:

      Dear Juliana, right in this experience, just like this, is the door. Be gentle with yourself sister.

      This is your Temple name :

      Drinking healing from each breath

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow

  309. Chameli says:

    Hi beloveds, wow this gathering is opening to a lot of energy! I will take a break now and will  be back giving more names later. I love to hear how they land in you.

    deep bow
    c

  310. This is so wonderful and inspiring! Thank you for your sharing! I’m from Germany. I’m up to change my life completely. I quitted my musictherapist job in hospital to start setting up a ‘healing place in nature’ together with my beloved husband. It’s extremely exciting. It feels like free falling. No idea if it ever will work out… Just a call deep inside me, a deep longing to serve the goddess, the earth and the people on earth with the creative gifts I have. To make healing rituals and create spaces for people to get connected to their true selfs and to heal, to live on earth with more love and joy.
    With love, Maria

    1. Chameli says:

      Dear Maria, as you follow your dream, you are a gift and a role model for us all. Deep bow. (the devas are nature spirits)

      This is your Temple name :

      Deva of feminine healing

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow



      1. Dear Chameli,

        thank you so much for giving me this beautiful temple name (and for all the
        other beaufitul ones)! First when I red it tears came into my eyes. Yes, it
        touched me very, very deep. Allowing myself to really feel the deep meaning
        of the name brought me in touch with some doupt like ‘is this really me?’. 

        And at the same time I got a
        feeling like ‘yes, that’s what I was always longig for’. A deep desire of my heart
        is going to become real if I allow this to myself. The connection with my
        temple name really guided me the last weeks of changes, doupts, excitement and
        feeling like not knowing anything – through all the ups and downs. 

        Not knowing you personally…
        but I thank you so much for your wonderful being and your inspiring work!
        May we all become more and more what we are ment to be!!!
        With love,
        Maria – Deva of feminine healing

  311. Lisa Kewish says:

    I am in the 50th year and am changing, evolving … I am a metalsmith and work with copper. I breathe life and power into every piece that I make. When woman say “Oh…I could never wear anything like that…” and gaze with longing at the piece…I gently work with her. Have her try it on…stand tall…I don’t care whether she buys it or not…just to see the light in her eyes in that moment of strength and power is amazing. I would love a temple name…

    1. Chameli says:

      Dear Lisa, what an important gift you offer, mirroring beauty

      This is your Temple name :

      Unleashing beauty

      Say it out loud 3 times beginning with “I am….fill in name”

      Deep bow