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May 23, 2019

Prana, Chi, Life Force, Energy goes by many names and has even more characteristics. Simply put, energy is the vibration that holds the universe together and generates organized patterns that creates and sustains life.

The term “energy” is such a generalized term. It is used to describe everything from how you might feel today to the type of “vibe” a person gives in a social setting. Webster’s Dictionary defines energy as: “The strength and vitality required for sustained physical or mental activity.” 

Most folks, whether they are aware of it or not, have an intuitive sense of what energy is. For example, when one feels strong and vital, they might say that they feel “lively,” or “have a lot of energy,” so it is understood that to be “full of life,” is synonymous with being full of positive, life-sustaining energy. The outcome of this, is to be able to sustain physical or mental activity.

For some, it may be hard to imagine that there is a subtle unseen force that animates all life. In ou...

February 10, 2017

Maa Kali, the dark goddess of the east, the creator and destroyer of the universe is one that inflicts by her very appearance fear into the Westerner's heart.

It is easy to see how misunderstandings of this dark goddess can occur... Kali is typically shown with her red tongue sticking out, biting it with her white teeth, standing on her husband, Shiva, with a sword in one of her hands, a severed head in another one of her hands, she is naked except for the necklace of 50 heads, and severed human arms worn as a belt around her waist.  This is indeed a shocking image.

Which brings up the question... Why the need for such shocking iconography? There are surely many ways to depict the severing of the ego and the relinquishing of evil in the world, why THIS?  Which then brings me to another question... Why does this imagery invoke so much fear, specifically for westerners?  I find the general western reaction of revolt and dismay ironic for 2 main reasons: 1) One of the most pr...

October 13, 2016

It is time for the awakening... Not for the goddess; she has always been alert... But for ourselves to awaken to her.  This is a necessity if we are to bring any sort of balance to the world and an increased sense of wholeness to the human inhabitants of this planet.

I have always been captivated by goddess myth and legend, and like many others who identify closely with goddess energy, I have looked far and wide for those that I can relate to the most.  It seems that the more I looked, the more I consistently noticed that a disproportionate amount of the lore from a variety of cultures put goddesses in roles that were vulnerable, damaged, and even weak. There are the exceptions, of course, and thankful I am for those, but hours upon hours of study has only brought me closer to the conclusion that our goddesses need a closer look to be understood, and we need to ask for guidance to distill the truth from distortion and manipulation. The goddess energy at large, the goddess with the big "...

September 13, 2016

Unconditional Self Love…. Ahhh…  Such a romantic notion, it brings images of relaxation, eternal calm, holding ourselves with a sort of confident grace… Dancing through life…  *Le-Sigh*…   (Insert eye rolling here)

There’s a lot of talk out there about self-love and even unconditional love. Typically this is translated as little more than simply taking the time to care for yourself.  Although doing things like taking the time to exercise or get a massage feel good and are great ways to show love towards yourself, it lacks the depth of unconditional self-love.  So, what does unconditional self-love actually mean?  How does one attain it?  Why does the world at large lack it so much?

A person who is very close to me and I were having a conversation as to why most folks find it so hard to really love themselves.  Her thought was that because most of us on the inside aren’t all that good; we think terrible things and have feelings that we aren’t proud of.  First of a...

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