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In mythology from all over the world, we find the lovers, the twins, the couple. As we go deeper into practice with these sacred couples, we are guided deep into the very core of our embodied existence. Our DNA is like a thread, swirling and coiling; it is made of two strands spiraling around each [Read More…]

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If we don’t have any access to a deeper sense of self, it feels life-threatening when things are not working on the surface. When our identity falls apart, we will do anything to defend and fix it, because it’s all the self we know. With our roots planted in a more spacious self, our relationship [Read More…]

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There is a light within that has stayed lit since the beginning. Within even the darkest of cultures there have been people, like you, committed to feed, to carry and protect it, no matter what. Remember the assignment you have been given; guard with all of you the light that shimmers at the root of [Read More…]

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December 21 is the day of the Solstice. The word solstice comes from the Latin sol (“sun”) and sistere (“to stand still”). I will celebrate by pausing, by standing still. We are so used to moving from one thing to the next, one project to the next, one year to the next, and we so [Read More…]

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The Goddess Kali represents the cycles of time, of death and rebirth. When you experience loss, it is Kali cleaning the house, clearing out what is ready to let go in your life. It’s not pleasant when she is around. It can feel painful and scary. A lot of the time, she drags us, kicking [Read More…]

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Harsh words can make you feel powerful, but remember that those words go through your own heart. The more you awaken in the body, the more it feels unbearable to allow toxins through your own heart. ~ Chameli Ardagh AwakeningWomen.com/yogini-wisdom photo: Vaschelle André​

Yogini Wisdom

Through the portal of this body, you can hear the voice of a deeper truth, the language of signs and dreams, symbols, poetry, wails and song. The Living Goddess constantly speaks to you, teaches you, grows you. In the organic and embodied process of opening yourself to her, her wisdom unfolds in you as a [Read More…]

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There is a deep longing in the human heart to be fully heard. Sometimes we need to just express how things are without being fixed or analyzed, and in the space that listening opens up, we soften, we allow, and change happens. We don’t have to make a whole story around what we hear or [Read More…]

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Goddess is the formless, expansive freedom and the form it takes. By taking so many forms, she shows us that we don’t have to reject appearances. We don’t have to wait for certain obstacles, unwanted feelings or unwanted behaviors to go away. She invites us to come closer, to bring it all into practice, so [Read More…]

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What in your life have you been drawn to more than anything else? What does your heart love? What makes you excited? What do you really care for? No one else on the planet feels life exactly the same way you do. You are the leader of those longings burning in the depth of your [Read More…]

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  As human beings in the modern world, we have structured our society to heavily emphasize doing, doing, doing at all times, at all costs. We want to do and achieve. We have disconnected ourselves from the laws of nature, causing us suffering no matter how successful we may look on the surface. The Women’s [Read More…]

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  Since the beginning of time, there have been women guarding the flame of truth in their hearts, even through times when it’s literally been life-threatening to do so. Today, I offer my respect and gratitude to these wisdom keepers, our ancestors, and to all the women today protecting and feeding the vision of a [Read More…]

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Sometimes our motivation to enter sadhana is to ‘get results’ for ourselves—I’m going to be more empowered…I’m going to be more…I’m going to get more… Although that may be a valid motivation, those who stay with the practice soon discover that this is not what sadhana is about. It is a radical surrender of all [Read More…]

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Each and every one of us will experience times when things fall apart; times when we lose a loved one, lose a relationship, job or house. These are times when we are forced to let go of the way things used to be. The identities we were used to no longer apply, and we don’t [Read More…]

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  One of my greatest fears is that I would live the rest of my life in coping strategies and miss the real intimacy available. This life—all the animals, trees, fish, water—everything would be engaged in this unmasked intimacy while I would be busy keeping face, defending some kind of castle that I’ve built on [Read More…]

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Worthy, unworthy…those words do not apply. They are irrelevant—because you are alive; I am alive, and there are billions of cells in perfect orchestration working and creating our lives. Yes, I have doubt, I have shaking legs, I have a dry mouth and sometimes can’t find the words for what I stand for in this [Read More…]

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At the junction between obstacles and possibilities, there is an evolutionary tension carrying a tremendous creative power. Every challenge that we navigate through creates us. ~ Chameli Ardagh AwakeningWomen.com/Yogini_Wisdom photo: Bibbie Friman

Yogini Wisdom

There are different goddess myths about the symbol of the web and the spider medicine. There is Spider Woman as the spider grandmother from both South and North America. We have Spider Woman as the Earth goddess, as the creator of all things, She who creates out from her own center. This is a potent [Read More…]

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Mothering is present always, all the time. Mothering is what keeps everything together. Yet we collectively act as if Mother energy is some kind of a side-track to what we call “real life,” life “out there.” As if Motherhood is a pause from the so-called “important” things that are happening in the world. We create [Read More…]

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Will I bow down and accept what I am made of, or will I insist on my unworthiness? I will never get to be right in being unworthy. Goddess will never accept it. It’s actually blasphemy to say I am unworthy. Who am I to say that this miracle of this body, of this woman, [Read More…]