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In Greek, the word persona means mask. We all take on different masks and different personas in our lives. This is not in itself problematic. The problem begins when we forget that our persona is just a mask and not who we are. We then turn our mask into our identity. Continue reading →

Yogini Wisdom

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The divine feminine is radical in the way she
guides us into a territory way beyond the
confined limits of our thinking. Continue reading →

We have prepared for these times

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I often hear people speaking about spirituality as something extra we add to “real life”. In the last weeks more than ever before, as many of us feel an urge to actively be a part of the solution, there is a tendency to speak about social activism and even politics as something other than — and even opposite of — the spiritual. As a student of embodied spirituality and shakti tantra, I find it of great importance to closely examine any such assumptions of separation. The events that have occurred recently, not only the election in the USA, but also the Standing Rock gathering, the TreeSister’s campaign, the Palestine/Israel women’s march and many more, have shown me just how practical and crucial our spiritual practice truly is. Spiritual awakening and practice is to root ourselves in an insatiable source of nourishment and creativity. Our words and actions are the branches and fruits drawing their power from those roots.  

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Yogini Wisdom

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The moment you take a stand for what really
matters to you, you step into Sankalpa Shakti, a
current of infinite creativity and energy. By
committing to what matters to you and stepping
two feet in, you access the very power needed to
live out your Sankalpa.

So what keeps us sitting on the fence? Continue reading →

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We want to eat the fruit of all these glorious
teachings we are studying, not only watch other
people feast at the table. The beauty is that all
the wisdom teachings point to the direct access
we have to the totality of Spirit, which is
breathing us right now.
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Do we dare to lean into the the vast unknown and bring into form a new vision of a balanced world?
Is the feminine meant to have a real influence in this shift in consciousness that we can feel in our bones unfolding at this time? Continue reading →

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The doorway to truth is your heart. It’s so simple
—not always easy, but simple. So simple that we
tend to overlook it in our addiction to complexity.
It is as if a part of us wants it to be difficult.
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Yogini Wisdom

Yogini Wisdom

Through our incapacity to be with the
paradoxical intensity of Being, we so quickly
move away from feeling the intensity of grief and
try to create more convenient and orderly mental
concepts. Continue reading →

Yogini Wisdom

Yogini Wisdom

To be a leader is to stand in a field of power,
beauty, and integrity; it is to face the greatness
pressing itself into you with this very breath,
even if your legs are trembling. Continue reading →

Yogini Wisdom

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In this lifetime, we have been called to take a
seat among spiritual practitioners; we have been
called to walk a path that doesn’t have maps
other than the living, breathing wisdom in our
hearts.

We are creating the maps. We are pioneers.

Just through our willingness to stand in the
discomfort of not knowing every step, staying
loyal to our own intimate experience, we make it
possible for the Divine Feminine to come into
form in this next shift of our evolution.

~ Chameli Ardagh
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that swelling of the sacred in the heart…

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In this lifetime I choose to let sadhana be at the core of who I am and how I live.

It does not mean that I am always super disciplined or “holier than thou”, it simply means that I keep coming back to honoring a yearning in my heart that has been there since I was a child, to see through the surface of what we call ordinary life, to see through the eyes of the sacred. Continue reading →

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Yogini Wisdom

Your Dharma is a yearning within you to “become” fully. It is not only a human thing: everything in the universe has its unique vibration and expression. The closer you live to the vibration of you, the more fulfilling your life is. Continue reading →

You don’t have to connect with Mother Earth

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Sister, you don’t have to connect with Mother Earth, you have never been disconnected from Her.

Before you even knew what it meant to know, you have known Her. You know Her in you, as you, as your very own breath.

Before She turned into “other”, an abstract concept, something you would have to evaluate, deserve, miss, awaken to, or even “return to”, She has birthed you, nursed you, fed you; She has held you close; She has never—even for a moment—let you go. Continue reading →

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You don’t have to close your heart to set clear boundaries.

In fact, sometimes a “no” can be the clearest expression of love.

~ Chameli Devi Ardagh

 

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The Goddess who is Always Wet

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Since one of the effects of being immersed in embodied awakening practices is that a major portion of communication now happens through my whole body and being, in addition to words, I have felt for a while a longing to create more videos to share with you. So when Elayne Doughty invited me to join her for a video meeting as part of her upcoming Queen’s Council, I felt a very big YES.

The invitation came in the spring, and little did I know that this summer I would enter a totally new state of being…a wet one, that is.

This summer I entered the beginning stages of the remarkable initiation process that is menopause. Continue reading →

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We often speak about power games as a polarity between the victim and the perpetrator, the one in power and the one that is overpowered. But another way we can get entangled in power games is in the helper role.

When we try to help another, we may give too much and then become resentful and bitter, or try to rescue the other as a way for us to find a sense of worth and validation from the outside.

The yearning to serve and help people is essential for the feminine: it is part of our gift to the world. Yet in its unconscious expression, it can become a solid identity that entangles rather than liberates us.

When we bring these frozen habits of manipulation into consciousness, energy is released into a natural flow. No longer trapped in power games, we align again with compassion and the spirit of generosity

~ Chameli Ardagh

 

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We’ve been praying for something big to change in our world. We feel in our hearts that what we are doing to our earth—to each other, through the way we are living—is not sustainable.

What if this gathering of conscious women happening all over the planet these days is the answer to that prayer?

~ Chameli Ardagh

 

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PPS. Join Chameli & the yogini circle for our next 21 Day online Sadhana with Parvati as our guide October 5 – 25. Full information in this link.

 

photo: Bibbie Friman

How does it feel to be rooted?

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A few years ago, my beloved and I moved into a house that feels like home more than any house has ever felt to me before.

Having lived a gypsy life for so long, mostly visiting places, for the first time in my life I have felt an irresistible longing to plant roots.

I longed to create a home that could hold me through the ups and downs of this life-lived-in-a-woman’s-body, and reflect back to me my unique vibration, in form. I have done some powerful sessions with my friend, Susana Nova, who has helped me decorate my home from the inside out. And as I sit here in my kitchen writing to you, I feel such an alignment between the inner and outer; it feels like I sit inside my own soul.

Here is a picture of my kitchen temple: Continue reading →

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The Goddess is birthing herself through any  woman who is willing to unclench her rigid,  automatic ways; through any woman who is  willing to get out of her own way and become translucent enough for the magnificence of spirit to permeate through her and into the realm of  form. Continue reading →

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When you bring your awareness inwards and connect with consciousness, with Self, you may start to think of this consciousness as “my” inner world, as if you are connecting with something limited to human consciousness. Continue reading →