According to folklore, Rose Quartz was formed when Adonis, lover of the Greek (and Roman) goddess Aphrodite, was confronted by Ares, god of war, in the form of a boar. When Aphrodite hurried to protect him she got entangled on a briar bush, and mixed her blood stain the white Quartz pink. … More Rose Quartz: Stone of the Heart
Naturally I have learned a great amount from my travels here over the past 15 years, and I certainly observe in myself that I know more now than when I first began to journey here solo in my early 20s. Here I share with you a few wise tips I’ve picked up along the way, that I wish I knew back then. I hope you will find them helpful in planning your journey to Mother India as you activate what will likely be an incredibly enriching and life-changing journey ahead! May your time there be easeful, deep and expansive. … More 12 Things I Wish I knew Before Travelling to India
We are seemingly born from our mother’s womb. She is our first caretaker, our first teacher. Our first human contact. Our first connection. First binding experience. First presence. Our first authority. Mother knows best, as they say. … More The Mother Archetype: Biological to Divine
Amid enjoying the bliss and silence of the morning in this most sacred and serene space — suddenly we spotted a brown monkey take off with a woman’s plastic bag filled with what looked to be some offerings for the temple. We did not think anything of it, as this is a typical occurrence in Mother India. But what happened next, we could not have imagined!
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I have both travelled through and lived in Mother India several times, anywhere from three months to a year at a time, and each time I still find myself working on the balance of being an Indian born in the west, while journeying in the east. Because you see, I know better. Or at least, I should. Or so that’s what I’m told, in various direct and indirect forms. … More “You looks like Indian” – The Fine Balance of Being an Indian from the West, While Living in India
The classic Vedic text known as the Upanishads asserts, “You are what your deepest desire is. As your desire is, so is your intention. As your intention is, so is your will. As your will is, so is your deed. As your deed is, so is your destiny.” … More The Power of Setting Intention
With sandalwood, profound states of relaxation take place on the spiritual level. Burning sandalwood incense can support healing work by stimulating a deeper relaxed state in the healer, increasing spiritual energy. Sandalwood also brings ease to the heart and throat chakras. … More Sandalwood: A Sacred Herb