Real Manifestation vs Scam Manifestation

Manifestation is sexy- it's what sells in spiritual and coaching communities.   When people feel scarcity- in their income, their sexual stamina, their happiness, or their love life- that if you promise it to them in a big ‘quantum leap’ it instantly tempts them to hand their money over.  I’ve no doubt been tempted by this … Continue reading Real Manifestation vs Scam Manifestation

Shiva and the High Priestess

Why is Shiva so compatible with the High Priestess? Shiva represents space/ spaciousness that holds up the cosmos. In the same way that outer space keeps expanding, INNER space keeps expanding too. The High Priestess is the guardian and witness of INNER space. She’s the one who’s intimate with the mystery and evolution that happens when we meet what’s … Continue reading Shiva and the High Priestess

Why Waking Down Feels Better than Waking Up

I am really burnt out on patriarchal spirituality (transcendentalism) and much more desiring to come home into my body this year.   Grounding, stabilizing, and loving where I’m at. I notice the more I focus on these themes the more a playful side of me comes out.  Because she feels safe! For a long time I … Continue reading Why Waking Down Feels Better than Waking Up

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

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”

Chanting & Altered States

Asheville...driving in the car windows rolled down, breeze blowing, radio off. Mountain air. Energy. Pulsating. Blue sky. Clear mind. No-thought. No time. Boundless. Centered. Just the moment. Chanting. This was one of my earliest experiences of bhakti yoga- each month I'd immerse myself in 3 days of group chanting to my teacher’s guitar sing along … Continue reading Chanting & Altered States