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Yogini Wisdom

Have you felt the call of the Goddess? More and more women are feeling the longing to restore our relationship with the Great Mother. She is right here breathing you. We don’t have to make this up; we only have to stay right here with this breath, this longing in the heart, these sensations, these [Read More…]

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The container of commitment holds us as we step into honoring our sovereignty, the longing in our hearts, what we have been given in this lifetime, what we are serving, and what we are here for. You will eventually meet those cold, rainy November days where you don’t want to get out of bed. And [Read More…]

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  There are some visions that come to me, yet I know in my heart are not mine to manifest in this lifetime. I do bring many things into form, but there are some visions where I know I will not be the one doing it. Still, this does not necessarily mean that I let [Read More…]

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As we give voice to the feminine, we may see visions and have insights and impulses to respond in ways that nobody will affirm for us. You are the teacher of this next step in bringing the feminine back to create wholeness. You are creating the path. You cannot look to the old paradigm for [Read More…]

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In goddess myths from all over the world, we find the symbol of the web: the web of life, the web of illusion, the web that hides and the web that reveals the true essence of the world. The web is a powerful symbol to meditate on and to practice with because it is in [Read More…]

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  The commitment to sadhana, to spiritual practice, creates a safe container where we can explore all the arising layers along the journey to a deeper intimacy with ourselves and life. All the stuff, all the doubts and fears, all the times we want to quit—the container of commitment will carry us through. Commitment can [Read More…]

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We weave radical compassion out of the discarded, the forgotten, the unseen, the unbearable, the rigid, the plastic, the embarrassing: all threads of our fragile humanness. When you breathe down, into and through this holy, ordinary, sensual earth—your body— you are dancing to her heartbeat of death and infinity. Oh, Karen, you are unleashing the [Read More…]

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  Our awakening journey is a collective one. Although we live in a world with incredible diversity and differences on the surface of things, looking more deeply we discover that there is nothing that truly separates us from anybody else, other than our own ideas. And those ideas are not even our own. They are [Read More…]

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Don’t overlook the pause. Don’t overlook the empty space, the negative spaces. We tend to focus only on objects, but what about the space between the objects? We focus on thoughts, but what about the space between the thoughts? Or the silence between sound? Don’t overlook the space, the pause, the gap between the in [Read More…]

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  When we explore mythology, we explore maps that not only describe and illustrate the connections between the seen and the unseen world, but that also create these connections. Both are true. Just like art. Sometimes we speak about art as if it is illustrating reality, but art also creates our reality. Just like myths. [Read More…]

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We so easily search for the divine in books, theories, systems and steps. Right here in this breath, there is a deep intimacy between you and Spirit that is yearning to be seen, acknowledged and valued. In the women’s circle, we are carving out a place for this intimate, direct experience of Goddess to be [Read More…]

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How is your body? Take a moment to bring your awareness inside the body. Feel the rhythms, the sensations, and the atmosphere inside. Perhaps emotions are here; perhaps tiredness, excitement. Perhaps there’s a lot of spinning thoughts. Notice how this feels in the body. Perhaps you can notice how awareness and presence are like space, [Read More…]

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  The symbol of the web points us to a certain aspect of consciousness: a webbed consciousness, or a webbed vision. Having a webbed view is to see your life in a larger context. This is not to bypass our feelings or our experience in the moment, but to include it all in a bigger [Read More…]

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The Goddess path is not towards a goal in the future or some kind of static state of perfection. The deeper we awaken and jump off the carousel of grasping for certain states and resisting others, the deeper we dive into life itself and realize that nothing is static. Shakti energy is constantly shifting and [Read More…]

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We think that letting go of our rigid stance against someone or something means that we give up—that we lose our power. We think that nothing will change if we surrender our dual view and move deeper than our right or wrong opinions. But through the willingness to move deeper than duality, we tap into [Read More…]

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Goddess is closer than your own breath. She is a vibrational reality that permeates through all that is. Endlessly taking form and dissolving herself, She is experienced as thoughts and feelings, as the cosmic library that is your DNA, as the breath sustaining you, as the molecules and cells that form the universe of your [Read More…]

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The raw energy that can be expressed as violence and create horrible consequences is not intrinsically negative: it is just energy, and it is what we do with it that creates the negative experience. With practice, instead of pushing this energy away and creating a split within ourselves, we recognize that the energy that creates [Read More…]

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The organic process you call “my body” is pure innocence, sourced from ancient rhythms that pulsate everything into Being and swallow us all back into the void. You don’t have to look any further than this body—so fully surrendered, so eager to serve—to know the divine secrets the wise ones speak of. Your body is [Read More…]

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Bring your focus into the body; rest in the rhythm of the breath. Just by directing your awareness like this, the breath is allowed to enter you a little bit deeper down into the body, as if you would open an inner embrace between the breath and your pelvis, welcoming the breath like a loyal [Read More…]

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  Shiva symbolizes a part of our consciousness that is always awake, always here. He is pure presence. Without the recognition of our Shiva consciousness, we are in the material experience—but we are in it asleep. Without presence, there is no possibility to do our inner yoga; there is no possibility of choice. There is [Read More…]