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Breaking Up with Doubt

Dear Doubt,

I’m sorry, but I’ve had enough. 

It’s over between us. That’s right, over.

You and I have dragged on this relationship for far too long, and just look at us—we’re a wreck.

Our relationship is just not serving either of us anymore.

It’s not you, it’s me. Or is it you? I don’t know.

I just know I need some space—you’ve been hanging around way too often lately and frankly, you’re suffocating me. Continue reading →

Yogini Wisdom

In the yogini embodiment practices, we cultivate the capacity to be present with our experiences as sensations in the body.

Oftentimes we are so busy creating change that we contract away from the only place where change is happening — Presence. Continue reading →

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Sankalpa Shakti is both the intention of your soul, and the power to bring it into form. When we feel overwhelmed and identified with doing it all alone, we tend to overlook this untapped reservoir of energy and wisdom within. Continue reading →

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Notice how the breath is creating a rhythm in your body. There are rhythms happening all throughout your body—the buzz of your cells, the flow of the blood, the beating of your heart. Beyond the body, there are also rhythms and waves, contractions and expansions, cycles and seasons.
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In the path of embodied awakening, you bring awakening to how life is intimately experienced and felt through your personal filters, through this body, through these thoughts, through these memories and history that you have as a woman and human being. And at the same time, you keep expanding your view, recognizing that this thread you call “my life” is part of a bigger tapestry.

The brighter this thread of you can shine in its very unique color, the more rich, beautiful and magnificent this tapestry becomes. For the benefit of all.

~ Chameli Ardagh

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Bring your left hand over your heart and place your right hand on top of  your left hand. Take a moment to feel the warmth from your hands.
Let your awareness trickle down into your heart. Continue reading →

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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 →

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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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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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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 →

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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 →

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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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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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