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Yes, we can make a difference ~ introducing Zoe and One Light Global

As we open our hearts to pray for peace in the world, we do not forget for a moment all the Syrian refugees landing on a foreign soil each day with no shelter, no food, and no one to receive them, forced to leave their war-torn homeland.  In February alone, 56,000 Syrian refugees arrived in [Read More…]

Reclaiming Isis- the name of a Goddess

  I remember when I first heard that the terrorists in Syria were called ISIS, it felt as if the name of the Goddess was “stolen”, “co-opted” and I diligently used one of the other names like IS, ISIL or Daesh. But the deeper I felt into it as a story teller and lover of [Read More…]

Spiritual Awakening Is Not a Passive State

I am slowly landing back home after an extraordinary pilgrimage to India and to the yogini circle in Vienna. Each time we dive into practice in the circle, it feels as if the jewel of our being is getting polished, becoming a more clear and luminous guide that we can always rely upon as we [Read More…]

Surrender as Our Feminine Super Power

by Lisa Schrader Surrender …. this is not a word that many of us like or hold in much esteem. Before reading any further, I invite you to pause and say the word to yourself. How does it feel? How does it feel in your body, in your heart, in your soul? The dictionary definitions [Read More…]

My Secret Place

I want to share with you a place inside me even lovers don’t know about. Where pain and pleasure meet, merge in their intensity, bringing me to shudder and convulse, shiver and weep. Where everything I avoid and everything I am seeking are the same thing. The depth of me, essence of my human heart, [Read More…]

Let everything open you

  With Her circle of Shaktis, Goddess appears wherever you look, whispering, “Let everything open you.” She can be fierce like a storm and She can be so very gentle, like the opening of a flower, like a warm breeze lifting the hem of your skirt. There will be days when you feel a trembling [Read More…]

What can we do?

Dear Courageous One, What can we do? Maybe you, like me, have felt this question grow louder in your heart the last weeks of witnessing the biggest Refugee Crisis since the second world war as large numbers of human beings are forced to leave their homes risking their lives searching for a new life in [Read More…]

This is what I know…

Guest blog by Maxima Kahn That you were born with unique gifts that the world needs at this time, that you have a place and purpose here, that you were in fact called forth in this time and this place, in this body, with these gifts and challenges, because we need you. You have a [Read More…]

3 practices that help me relax while speaking in public

Photo: Bibbie Friman Having trained more than 400 women in the art of creating and leading an ongoing Women’s Temple group, I often receive questions about how we can deal with fear and insecurity as leaders. For me the solution is not to build up a new and shiny “confident me”, but to cultivate the [Read More…]

Dare to be Beautiful

Guest blog by Anita Wiger I’m sitting on my balcony viewing the ocean, reflecting on my weeks in Corfu. A month long Yogini ashram with Awakening Women. My life feels like a movie, a good one. Not a Hollywood feel good movie, more the independent black and white one. Interesting and not what you expect. [Read More…]

A Feminine Body Needs a Feminine Medicine

Guest blog by Drs. Beate Maul & Gianna Irmisch In our medical practice of Chinese medicine and psychotherapy, we meet many women each year who have to make essential decisions concerning their bodies and souls. Many of them feel the pressure that a medical system filled with fear and a lack of time and compassion puts on them. [Read More…]

Oxytocin: The Healing Key within the Female Body

Guest blog by Sophie Jane Mortimer My most eye-opening moment in the Awakening Women Leadership Training was learning about the ‘Goddess hormone’ oxytocin, and the science behind the healing bliss of Women’s Temple. Chameli began her oxytocin talk by explaining that up until about twenty years ago, all stress research was done on male subjects. The female [Read More…]


Guest blog by Nicoletta Abbate Silence is the knot in my throat I have known since I was a child of withheld tears running back inside it has the taste of immeasurable pain that cannot be held by loving arms so it gets swallowed back It knows the sadness of others that has no river banks [Read More…]

Jiddu Krishnamurti Talks With Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche — Gold…

  You’re welcome.  

Retelling the Adam & Eve Story: A Talk by Eve Ensler

In this powerful talk (featured below), Eve Ensler retells the story of Adam and Eve in a way that empowers and liberates women rather than condemning them for Eve’s choice to eat the apple from the Tree of Life. Through reframing this creation myth, Eve puts into perspective the shame engraved in the history of [Read More…]

Can feminine spiritual practice change the way we work?

    There is a soft glowing buzz behind the scenes here at AWI, as we are preparing for sadhana start tomorrow. It is a deeply moving experience to feel the energy of so many awakening women gathering together again and again, so much gratitude is here, for all the women who take a stand for [Read More…]

Shakti Dharma — the unique thread of you in the vast tapestry of existence

  You spend lifetimes comparing yourself with others, wishing you could be more like this and less like that. Stubbornly you cling to your flaws, collecting evidence and reasons for why you have to be fixed before you can fully shine. Busy building wobbly towers of new and shiny selves, the freedom you long for [Read More…]

The Yoga of Compassion

  Oh Sister, This breath, this life, this earth…so full of incomprehensible suffering, so full of unfathomable beauty.The trance of division so strong, and yet open awareness—the medicine—is here, always available. These last years we have witnessed horrendous, unbearable tragedies in the world. We have cried, shut down, prayed, felt the depths of helplessness and compassion.

Dear Yogini Sister..

Dear Yogini sister, you have responded to the call. I bow. Feed your intention. Stay rooted in compassion, empathy, encouragement and intuition, and it will navigate you through the fear. Fear is just a feeling, coming and going, your deeper intention is the voice of evolution. :: Chameli Devi

A Shadow Work Practice

This practice is sort of intense. It is about bringing the monsters in the basement– the exiled parts of ourselves — up into the warmth of awareness, so that they no longer can run the show from the shadows. Make sure to connect with your feet and your body before you begin. Put a hand [Read More…]