Freya

Splendorous Wisdom, Joy and Magic

21 Day Sadhana
with
Chameli Gad Ardagh

 

You can start this course at any time.

Oh Freya, Lady of the North,
I call upon your wild wisdom now.

I am here, open, willing,
tired of the struggle
of perfection and disconnection
done serving the structures that keep me small.

Guide me home to connection,
dignity and beauty,
and when I lose my way
pour into me the healing nectar
of compassion and forgiveness,
of wisdom and trust,
from your luminous well within me that never runs dry.

Awaken within me your clear seeing and peace
and the courage to live true to my deepest knowing.

Let my hips sway feral and free in rhythm with yours,
let my heart beat in unison with your cosmic heart,
let me see through your eyes,
hear through your ears,
until every cell in my body remembers again
the holy rhythm of soul and roots;
of the true and beautiful world
that is birthing itself through me.

Oh Freya, Lady of the North,
I call upon your wild wisdom now.
I am here, open, willing,
tired of the struggle

of perfection and disconnection
done serving the structures that keep me small.

Guide me home to connection,
dignity and beauty,

and when I lose my way pour into me the healing nectar
of compassion and forgiveness,
of wisdom and trust,

from your luminous well within me that never runs dry.

Awaken within me your clear seeing and peace
and the courage to live true to my deepest knowing.

Let my hips sway feral and free in rhythm with yours,
let my heart beat in unison with your cosmic heart,
let me see through your eyes, hear through your ears,
until every cell in my body remembers again
the holy rhythm of soul and roots;
of the true and beautiful world
that is birthing itself through me.

Freya is the Great Goddess of the North, Sovereign Queen of Nature Spirits, Guardian of the Feminine Mystics, and a wild and wise guide for those of us walking the ancient path of the Goddess.

Freya is the Great Goddess of the North, Sovereign Queen of Nature Spirits, Guardian of the Feminine Mystics, and a wild and wise guide for those of us walking the ancient path of the Goddess.

Although she has come to be known as a goddess of the vikings, described through the Christian lens as a promiscuous witch and a support figure to the male pantheon of Aesir gods, her roots reach much further back in time than the era of patriarchy.

Many of her rituals and wisdom keys survived and thrived through the Middle Ages Christianization of Northern Europe; like seeds they have been guarded and nurtured, ready now to sprout in the fertile soil of our aching hearts.

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Although she has come to be known as a goddess of the vikings, described through the Christian lens as a promiscuous witch and a support figure to the male pantheon of Aesir gods, her roots reach much further back in time than the era of patriarchy.

Many of her rituals and wisdom keys survived and thrived through the Middle Ages Christianization of Northern Europe; like seeds they have been guarded and nurtured, ready now to sprout in the fertile soil of our aching hearts.

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Freya is a luminous bridge between the worlds, whispering secrets from the unseen Wyrd, the web of energy that permeates the whole universe.

Following in her footsteps as she tickles us, loves us and weaves us home to her wholeness, we remember again ourselves deeper than fragmentation and division; falling into the flow and warmth of the integrated Self; we re-member ourselves as embodiments of Source.

She is the joy and freedom gestating in the untamed realms of your heart, a Goddess of strength and wisdom. Seductive and sovereign, she mirrors to us a softness, playfulness and inspiration that the world and our tired bodies desperately long for.

She opens our inner eyes and deep knowing, and initiates those who are willing into the sacred path of source-based leadership, dignity, devotion and care.

Freya is a luminous bridge between the worlds, whispering secrets from the unseen Wyrd, the web of energy that permeates the whole universe.

Following in her footsteps as she tickles us, loves us and weaves us home to her wholeness, we remember again ourselves deeper than fragmentation and division; falling into the flow and warmth of the integrated Self; we re-member ourselves as embodiments of Source.

She is the joy and freedom gestating in the untamed realms of your heart, a Goddess of strength and wisdom. Seductive and sovereign, she mirrors to us a softness, playfulness and inspiration that the world and our tired bodies desperately long for.

She opens our inner eyes and deep knowing, and initiates those who are willing into the sacred path of source-based leadership, dignity, devotion and care.

 

In this Sadhana we will explore…

…Pathways to the Source within; The Hall of Splendor, where Freya pours into you so generously, again and again, her Golden Mead; the soma, the elixir of soul, rejuvenation, wisdom and peace.

…Joy, playfulness and flow states as sacred portals of healing, connection and sacred vision.

…Practices that awaken compassion, boundaries and a deeper knowing.

…Rituals, prayers and poetry, breathing and evolving, coming into form intimately, uniquely through you.

…Initiation maps found in Goddess mythology that give us much-needed context and guidance through the peaks and valleys of embodied life.

…How sacred symbols and wisdom teachings are not something you find or get “out there” in books and gurus, but blueprints waiting to be actualized in the intimacy of your longing, practice and devotion.

…How the exhaustion, avoidance, procrastination you feel may be a sort of holy rebellion from within, a healthy response to a world running in full speed towards the cliff of no return. What if the rhythm of slow and easy is the one that will heal us all? What if there’s nothing wrong with you?

In this Sadhana we will explore…

…Pathways to the Source within; The Hall of Splendor, where Freya pours into you so generously, again and again, her Golden Mead; the soma, the elixir of soul, rejuvenation, wisdom and peace.

…Joy, playfulness and flow states as sacred portals of healing, connection and sacred vision.

…Practices that awaken compassion, boundaries and a deeper knowing.

…Rituals, prayers and poetry, breathing and evolving, coming into form intimately, uniquely through you.

…Initiation maps found in Goddess mythology that give us much-needed context and guidance through the peaks and valleys of embodied life.

…How sacred symbols and wisdom teachings are not something you find or get “out there” in books and gurus, but blueprints waiting to be actualized in the intimacy of your longing, practice and devotion.

…How the exhaustion, avoidance, procrastination you feel, may be a sort of holy rebellion from within, a healthy response to a world running in full speed towards the cliff of no return. What if the rhythm of slow and easy is the one that will heal us all? What if there’s nothing wrong with you?

In Goddess Sadhana, you enter into a living, breathing ritual, where mythology, prayer and spiritual practices are explored as embodied portals of awakening.

Practicing from home, you weave your insights and awakening into daily life, restoring a trust and confidence in the vast resources and support from this achingly beautiful Earth, always available to you.

There are no unrealistic standards of perfection here; in Goddess Sadhana you do as much or as little that works for you. This is a spiritual path that not only embraces your life but is your life—not the elusive perfect version of it,
but just as it is.

 

In Goddess Sadhana, you enter into a living, breathing ritual, where mythology, prayer and spiritual practices are explored as embodied portals of awakening.

Practicing from home, you weave your insights and awakening into daily life, restoring a trust and confidence in the vast resources and support from this achingly beautiful Earth, always available to you.

There are no unrealistic standards of perfection here, in Goddess Sadhana you do as much or as little that works for you. This is a spiritual path that not only embraces your life but is your life—not the elusive perfect version of it, but just as it is.

$108.00

The teachings will be delivered in e-mails and audio recordings.
You will also have access to our online platform where you can access all of the content at your convenience.

“I feel like I have a new map in my body, a way to incorporate both the grief and joy, the love and light.”

Thank you Chameli and the Awakening Women team for Sadhana.
I feel like I have a new map in my body, a way to incorporate both the grief and joy, the love and light but also the fear of living a fragile, temporal life, into my being.

The framework of the myth and the support of the Yogini circle are a huge empowerment bringing more of me to life, to presence, to fully being here.
I feel more alive!

Ellen Davidson
Author
EllenDeeDavidson.com

$108.00

The teachings will be delivered in e-mails and audio recordings.
You will also have access to our online platform where you can access all of the content at your convenience.

FAQ

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What is Shakti Sadhana?

Sadhana means spiritual practice.
Shakti is a Sanskrit name for the feminine creative life force of the universe.

Shakti Sadhana is embodied spiritual practice, where the Goddess is the portal to awakening. In this practice, you consciously engage with both your inner and outer life, your darkness and your light, essentially seeing all of it as part of the unfathomable wholeness you are made of.

Shakti Sadhana is not a seclusive spiritual practice; it is a path that permeates every aspect of our lives.

The Yogini Circle​​​​​​​ is a timeless field of wisdom. Our online 21 Day Sadhana immersions are gatherings of  women from all over the planet, when we come together with a shared intention of awakening, the power of the circle is activated, providing each of us with a powerful transmission of guidance and empowerment.

What will I learn in a 21 Day Sadhana?

The basis for all spiritual exploration in the Living Goddess path  is the insight that that which we are longing for is who we already are. Thus our practice in sadhana is not toward a goal of attainment in the future; it is a process of melting, of unraveling the wisdom and beauty already inherent within each woman.

In ancient Goddess mythology, we find maps supporting us in this awakening process, and you will be initiated into practices from this alive lineage of women’s embodied spirituality that Chameli and the Awakening Women community are dedicated to.

Will I have the time to do sadhana in the midst of a busy life?

You participate as much as is possible for you. To do some practice is better than no practice, and many of the practices are done in the midst of your life, as it is for you.

Once you enter the sadhana, you enter a mandala of Shakti, of transformation. The practices and teachings will, independent of how much you “do”, unfold in unexpected ways.

How does it work?

For 21 days you will receive an email with a practice, poem or short sutra of awakening. You will also be given access to our online platform we you can access the daily content at your convenience.

Who is it for?
If you long to root yourself in a deeper truth, to live awakening in your daily life, to embody Shakti—the divine creative power—more fully, then this sadhana is for you. We do go deep; we do embrace both shadow and light as aspects of Goddess. We meet in a shared dedication to living awake.

If you feel called, a pull, a sense of YES inside…then claim your seat in the circle.

All levels of experience are welcome. Our focus in embodied spirituality is on direct experience.

YOUR experience is the authority. Always.

“I was able to feel the presence of Goddess like never before”

I was able to feel the presence of Goddess like never before. The message of softening was there again; softening of the senses and the mental grip. Thank you Dear Chameli Ardagh and sisters at Awakening Women Institute for taking the leadership to hold this Sacred Space. May all that’s done be a blessing to all. Namaste.

Safi Jayari
Volunteer at Isha Foundation

“There have been both subtle changes and massive changes in my life since I started the Sadhana!”

There have been both subtle changes and massive changes in my life since I started the Sadhana! I have now been able to adapt a daily practice and remind myself of so many gifts that she bestows upon me and my life on a daily basis. I would eagerly await your daily email in my inbox because of how it made me feel to be connected to her grace through you and this group of incredible women. I am eternally grateful for opening this door for me because I know that she has always been in my life but I didn’t know how to connect to her in a deeper, more meaningful way. Now I do!

Sapna Chandaria
Guide.Coach.Healer
SoulfulLiving.Co.Ke.com

“I am on my knees at the power of this circle”

It’s been a big Sadhana for me…a return home into myself, moving through lots of my own shadows. Sisters, I am on my knees at the power of this circle. I feel it. I breathe it. More and more in my life I realize the power of practice—that I really do not need to figure anything out. I am beyond words with gratitude! I bow to all of you. I send you my deepest love from my heart and the fruits of this work

Rosalie Whatley
Moon Cycle Educator
Rosalie Amber Grace

$108.00

The teachings will be delivered in e-mails and audio recordings.
You will also have access to our online platform where you can access all of the content at your convenience.

Practical Information

 

What is included?

:: Daily practices and/or short awakening poems into your email inbox.

:: Access to an online closed Facebook group where you can connect with women from all over the world, practicing just like you. This is an already established and cherished online sanctuary, which will also be there for you after the 21 days are over. ​​​​​​​

:: Recordings of all 3  Retreats (also available to download as MP3)

 

What happens after I join?

:: On the checkout page, you will create an account to get access to our online portal, where you can start your sadhana at any time.

Due to recent changes in email deliverability and spam controls on most email management systems, we cannot guarantee that emails will be delivered daily. All daily practices will be available to you in the morning inside our online portal.

After the 21 days are over you can go back ay any time to continue your practices.

If you need support, please email us.

Your Guide

Chameli Gad Ardagh

Founder of Awakening Women &
The Women’s Wisdom School

Chameli (pronounced sha-meh-lee) is a story teller and women’s wisdom keeper. Her love of ancient wisdom teachings and her own practice in women’s circles all over the world has crystallized maps of spiritual awakening and leadership that are accessible, practical and honoring of women today. Rooted in earth honoring, devotional women’s spirituality and goddess centered tantric yoga, she is especially appreciated for her love of mythology and storytelling as a key to spiritual awakening and embodiment.

Giving back

We honor the invaluable gift and responsibility it is to share and practice these sacred teachings from India, and as a way of honoring the circle of reciprocity, we share a portion of the financial gains with the Fearless Collective, Ramana's Garden and Dr. Vandana Shiva in India, as well as to Pachamama Alliance and CHIRP.