In our time and culture, it’s easy to get lost in the world of desire – to do more, be more, and get more – perhaps forgetting that our attention, our power – can be directed to something much more full and true – knowing that we are That. Nevertheless, we do need desire, because without desire there would be no Creation – nor sustenance of it. Desire is the form through which the “nothingness” of Truth expresses as its “everythingness.” … More Tripura Sundari: Truth, Consciousness & Bliss + New Moon Inquiry Practice
With the full moon energy just behind us, many will notice the drop in energy that follows as we gradually make our way towards the new moon. In this darkening time, we can begin to turn inward and listen to the needs of our temple (body) and psyche. How often do you push your limits for the needs of others? How often do you put others needs in front of your own? What practices do you tap into when it comes time to take care of YOU – finding the true, self-loving harmony with all that is before you? … More The Grace of Tara & A Practice for this Post-Full Moon…
With the holiday season fast approaching, our time will be filled with family and friend gatherings, office parties, and outings. Often times this can leave us feeling overwhelmed, stressed, depleted – and basically, off centre. We may have the tendency to push ourselves outward, ignoring the feelings of needing down time for ourselves. Can you … More What is Shakti Sadhana? An Overview of the Dasha Mahavidyas: The Ten Wisdom Goddesses…
With this full moon shining bright, energy is high – and our shadow becomes illuminated. We sometimes tend to avoid this shadow – the parts of us we would rather put off. However, our Goddess practice – our Shakti Sadhana – is utilizing the wisdom of the Goddess to bring clarity to all aspects of our lives. … More Kali Ma Blessings & Practice for this Full Moon Time
Learning a few lines of Hindi will go a long way in Mother India. You build cultural connections with the country you happen to be a guest in. They will no doubt respect you more for it. And even find it charming. You experience a deeper layer of the culture as you are able to join in some friendly and inquisitive chitchat with the locals, and also tune into the conversations happening around you as you flow through the profusion of endless colours, sights, smells and sounds of this spirited nation. It’s also a good way to get better deals when shopping in the markets, and the locals are generally more receptive to you overall. Actually it brings them joy and delight when you greet them in their language. And how sweet it is — such an eloquent language. … More A Crash Course in Hindi: Getting By in India
My parents are traditional Brahmins from Northern India. They immigrated to Canada and birthed and raised their five children there. Four daughters and a son. (Oh, the burden within a largely patriarchal Indian society!) I am the last born of this particular parade, and the only one who happened to be given a western name, after the first four were given traditional Sanskrit names. The funny thing is that I am the only one that is connected to their tradition on a spirit level. … More My Name Journey: An Indian Woman with a Western Name, Returned
As soon as the plane touched down on this profound and expansive part of Mother Earth, I felt a sense of being home. … More 9 Reasons Why it’s SO VERY WONDERFUL to be back in Mother India!