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I made this short video in honor of all the invisible actions, prayers and intentions people everywhere do, every day, to protect and feed the sacred. With love, Chameli
Let your hands rest softly on your chest. Let your breath touch your hands from the inside, as if your breath is kissing your hands.
This remarkable body that we are handed is our instrument of feminine leadership. The more we can drop into the body and become sensitive to its signals, the more gracefully we can navigate through life, relationships, and emotions, with creativity and leadership. ~ Chameli Ardagh
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 [Read More…]
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.
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 [Read More…]
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 [Read More…]
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 [Read More…]
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 [Read More…]
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 [Read More…]
We are happy to announce that we have just made our Lalita Devi Sadhana available as a self study course. This means that you can start any time and go through the Sadhana at your own pace in the comfort of your home. The Goddess Lalita Devi is a much needed archetype of the spiritually [Read More…]
Chameli was interviewed by Stefana Serafina for The Embodied Way, a podcast series created to empower listeners in their embodied living and awareness as a pathway to reclaiming our inherent intelligence, evolutionary knowing, and healing capacity of our bodies. Stefana is an experienced journalist and NPR host, which makes these talks very engaging and inspiring. You can also listen [Read More…]
The new world grows out of this fertile brew made of our outgrown clothes, our errors and awakenings, our dreams and prayers, and the luminous horizon we sense there—in the pause between the breath, in the gap between thoughts, in the softening of the heart. You are a holy compost pile at the very edge of evolution.
SOCIAL ENTERPRISE – HELP US CREATE A SUSTAINABLE INCOME SOURCE FOR FEMALE REFUGEES HERE & GLOBALLY!! Crowd-Sourcing Wisdom, Resources & Creativity for the benefit of female refugees and their families… We are so excited to report that the women’s center is coming along quickly! We have the contractors working and they should be done in [Read More…]
Dear Sister, Many of you have expressed that you easily get distracted or drained while doing work on the computer and online. Here is a list of (mostly free) tools I use to keep my sanity while on the computer: 1. Ad Blocker Ad blocker reduces distractions while you are on the internet in [Read More…]
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…]
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…]
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…]
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…]