Durga & How She Became My Universal Mother (+ Navratri Blessings, including a Mantra Practice)

Although she has certainly been present all along, Durga truly powered into my life five years ago, almost to this very day. It was the day my mother suddenly left her body – day three of Navratri, which is the culmination of Durga Ma. My mother had been at a Durgaratri the night before she … More Durga & How She Became My Universal Mother (+ Navratri Blessings, including a Mantra Practice)

Kamalatmika: The Truth About Beauty

As we come to the last post of this empowering and heartening series on the 10 Great Wisdom Goddesses over these last 10 weeks – we are finally met with the brilliantly, radiant Kamalatmika. She is named after the beautiful lotus flower that grows untainted from murky waters – and emerges as a lustrous, fragrant blossom. She is “the grace that bestows beauty into that mesmerizing sunset, that haunting melody, that exquisite touch of the beloved, that juiciness of the perfectly ripe fruit, and that lingering fragrance of the rose bloom.” She is the Grace manifest in all things. … More Kamalatmika: The Truth About Beauty

The Power Behind Expression & Speech –> Matangi

How often do you find yourself holding back on speaking up on your ideas, your beliefs, and for yourself in general? As women, we have been taught to be “good girls,” to stay quiet, be polite – not be a troublemaker. It’s a constant struggle that we see in the corporate, academic, and even spiritual world. How do we develop our own power and use our voice? … More The Power Behind Expression & Speech –> Matangi

Bagalamukhi: Stiller of the Mind…

Bagalamukhi, the eighth Wisdom Goddess (of the Dasha Mahavidyas) who is seated on a golden throne and draped in golden robes, is often worshipped for the attainment of occult powers, or to defeat one’s attackers. Yet, her most beautiful gift surpasses any super power in the material world. Her blessing is the actual turning point in one’s practice when one begins to fully accept “what is” rather than be stuck in the suffering for what “should be” – the advocate that lives within us all. … More Bagalamukhi: Stiller of the Mind…

Chinnamasta: Goddess of Transformation

Chinnamasta, the sixth of the Dasha Mahavidyas (Ten Wisdom Goddesses) is the Goddess of Transformation. She symbolizes the dual nature of life-giving and life-taking at the same time. She is actually not as scary as she may appear to be in her imagery. When we understand her symbolism and energetic qualities, we can see the appeal for transcending death in order for new life to blossom – for true transformation to take place. … More Chinnamasta: Goddess of Transformation