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Shadow Work

To me, skulls are symbolic of shadow work. Being stripped down to the bones and seeing what remains in tact. And really shadow work isn't something you can just bullshit about online. I tried. I tried talking about it, making a video about it, channeling it through creativity, 'processing' it in relationship, journaling on it, … Continue reading Shadow Work

Ace of Wands and Risk Taking

Risks open us to the unknown. Keep our life force activated. Build confidence, belief in ourselves. One risk I started taking this year was to expose myself in video. Everytime I post one it feels like entering the unknown- maybe people will like it, maybe they won’t, maybe they’ll unfollow me. Maybe nobody will watch … Continue reading Ace of Wands and Risk Taking

Crying as Emotional Maturity

When I was a kid I would get sad and have crying episodes in a way that was thought to be ‘abnormal.’ It got so scary my mom didn’t know what to do, and counseling wasn’t as affordable or readily accepted in the early 80s. So I sucked it up and carried on like a … Continue reading Crying as Emotional Maturity

10 Beautiful Bhakti Quotes

One of my favorite pastimes is reading sacred books, underlining passages that speak to me, then going back and re-reading them later. Here are some of my favorite words from saints, lovers, poets, yogis and mystics. They've helped me understand boundless love and bhakti so I hope they'll do the same for you: As faith … Continue reading 10 Beautiful Bhakti Quotes

Bhagavad Gita- Willpower

"Reshape yourself through the power of your will; never let yourself be degraded by self-will. The will is the only friend of the Self, and the will is the only enemy of the Self."The Bhagavad Gita I love this verse of the Bhagavad Gita because it gets me thinking about why I go after the … Continue reading Bhagavad Gita- Willpower

Phone Off, Social Media Gone

“Wherever the mind wanders, restless and diffuse in its search for satisfaction without, lead it within; train it to rest in the Self.”The Bhagavad Gita (26) I decided it would be wise to break away from social media for a few weeks and start turning my phone off more often. So far my phone has … Continue reading Phone Off, Social Media Gone

Namaha- “Not Mine”

The word "Namaha" is often included at the end of Sanskrit mantras. It beautifully translates to 'not mine.' I've been reflecting on what that means. It's funny, I can easily detach from material/ physical things. I'll adapt to sleeping on a floor or couch no problem, let a friend 'surprise' dye my hair bright blue … Continue reading Namaha- “Not Mine”