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108 Women’s Empowerment Movies (Updated with Links)

Dear Yogini Sisters, We asked you on the AWI Facebook Page to share your favorite movies about women’s awakening and empowerment, and here is the list of movies compiled from your responses, updated with descriptions of each movie and a link to the trailer and reviews. May this list feed your heart and soul during [Read More…]

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…]

How does love act faced with the unbearable?

The Dalai Lama says that compassion is to bear the unbearable. How do we do that? How do we bear the unbearable? We all have places where we contract and close in fierce resistance. One of my strongest challenges is the pornography/human trafficking industry, its abuse of innocent children and selling of women. For many [Read More…]

The realization of radiance.

You are the light of awareness embodied in time and space. Embodied awareness brings forth embodied consciousness, which is radiant light. Bring your attention to the field of luminous awareness that illuminates your experience right now. Without this clear light of awareness you would be without experience.

Is your inner Mrs. Fix-it leading you astray?

Sometimes it feels as if you have lost Her (It, Him, Spirit, Connection) and you think you have to learn some more methods, or you have to “let go and accept”. You have to think good thoughts, or get rid of thoughts all together, or you have to process and heal something in order to [Read More…]

All your attempts to reach me are in reality my attempts to reach you.

Oh Lover of Truth, She does it on purpose, I mean, being that irresistible… She knows that we all have GREAT reasons not to show up. She knows that we have read the books, that we know the latest “how to’s”. She knows how busy we are, She knows about the latest drama, the numbness. [Read More…]

When you forget who you are…

    Unworthiness and arrogance can only allure you into their entangled shadow dance when you forget who you are.

Dare to let that holy flame within you grow hot and dangerous

Come closer beloved Yogini, and re-claim desire as your holy connection with life itself. Can you enjoy how desire rushes through you? Sometimes fierce and strong as a hundred wild horses, sometimes a magnetic depth all the way to the inside of the inside. In your willingness to stay present, and to feel the raw [Read More…]

A Practice of Feminine Leadership

Every thing appearing in your experience right now, each sound, each thought, each feeling each pain, each pleasure, 
ALL of it, is the dance of Shiva/Shakti – an 
outpouring of unfathomable creativity. Each appearance is a wave arising and dissolving
 out of Lalita Devi, the one mysterious ocean. This is why the seeking for a [Read More…]

Reunite with the non verbal intelligence of your body (Video)

We tend to only use a fraction of the intelligence and creativity that is available to us. In this video, Chameli will teach you a practice that will help you reunite with the universal intelligence ~ that which breathes and creates us all ~ through the body.   In this video, you will learn a [Read More…]

The Luminous Heart of Shakti

The luminous Heart of Shakti is in an instant made opaque by our stubborn loyalty to the sandcastle of thoughts we call Me. With our back facing Her brilliance, we dress our world with armors made of self righteous claims to be flawed.

Spiritual Practice of the Yogini

The spiritual practice of the Yogini is a practice of returning. A returning to a movement within all things, a throb so intimate,  so available… right here. It is a relaxing into the pulse of self-arising wisdom. We practice to stay present with the raw experience of this moment experienced as sensations in the body, [Read More…]

Kuan Yin’s Prayer for the Abuser

To those who withhold refuge, I cradle you in safety at the core of my Being. To those that cause a child to cry out, I grant you the freedom to express your own choked agony. To those that inflict terror, I remind you that you shine with the purity of a thousand suns. To [Read More…]

A Sadhana Practice

  Resting… Receiving Drop your awareness down into your womb area and pelvis. If you like, put one hand on this area of your body. Allow your breath to sink down, drop down. Have patience, no need to push.

Spinning wholeness from the vast compassion of your heart.

  How we have betrayed each other as women, in our subscription to spiritual ideals which enthusiastically reject that which women hold sacred. We have tried so hard to make our power digestible, to dampen our desire, to compartmentalize our feelings, to intellectualize that deep knowing which is beyond words. And yet when the moon [Read More…]

Sister of Truth, something beautiful is calling you.

…a movement from within, urging you to leave the safety of the known. It is a deep and organic process, very much like when the seed, contained, perfect in itself, is moved from within by an unstoppable yearning to taste itself in all its expressions. The treasure that was hidden within it is risking everything [Read More…]

Spiritual practice, Sadhana, can be the kindest gift 
you can give to yourself and the world.

A future goal of perfection will never make sweaty, hot and holy love to you. Why chase a frigid lover made of plastic, when right here right now, intimacy itself is yearning to love you to pieces, to love you all the way in. Awakening, like love, is not an achievement. It is a blossoming [Read More…]

An update from the depth of Yogini land

I know that my writing here has been irregular, know that it only  means that the practice takes us deep. The deeper She takes me, the less I know how to put it all in words. Her ruthless radiance stuns me. So sister, this path will lead us into the real, and it all may look [Read More…]

A Prayer to Her

Guest blog By Devika Fossen  (Inspired by Oriah Mountain Dreamer and the Awakening Women on the Planet) I am calling upon Her Power, upon the Ancient Female Power, the Raw Primal Force! I am calling upon the old ones, those who sowed the seed in us… Let us open up for and recognize the Wisdom [Read More…]

Returning Home

A woman’s journey back into the body is a journey of awakening, a journey of liberation..