Sarasvati, the goddess of learning, “One who leads to the essence of self knowledge.” She’s holding a book (representing the Vedas, Universal eternal knowledge & all learning forms), mala/rosary (devotional service, inward connection), & a veena (expression of knowledge that brings harmony, like music & art). She’s often seen in white (purity) sitting on or near a white lotus (truth) & swan (wisdom). Swans represent the ability to make intelligent distinctions: what’s me/not me, spiritual/material.
She was with me at my desk as I fidgeted with flower petals to calm my usually active nervous system. She’s said to be a living entity like you & me, surrendered to her service to empower people with learning. She’s my muse on my next adventure.
In 2 weeks I leave for India, a year later than planned. I canceled original plans because of conflict. I’m now going alone, but meeting my voice teacher there. We’ll be pilgrimaging together to sacred places as I endeavor to deepen my devotion & personal power through voice. During my last week in Peru, my friend & I were anticipating the end of 4 years of trying hard at our relationship. I needed something to look forward to so I researched programs to study kirtan in India but couldn’t find what I was looking for. I literally asked God, “please help me find a Western woman in India who practices bhakti yoga & teaches voice, harmonium & facilitates vocal healing.” Then I found her @krishangi.lila. We set up a call & she invited me to join her for a month of pilgrimage in India in Dec. I sobbed hearing her invitation & I think she cried hearing me cry, too. I felt magically guided & sheltered in the midst of so much pain. I fly the day after my dad’s belated funeral. While there, I’ll be putting his ashes in a sacred river, closing a chapter of a hard decade of unhealthy relationships with men, initiating myself between one phase & another… From suppressing my light thru relationships to embracing it in graceful solitude, from prematurely giving my heart away to self-revering chastity, from searching to being. Journeying thru new levels of self-love, devotional music & inspiring female association... Jai Sarasvati✨
Dancing Shakti is ultimately riding the full spectrum. From fear to love, from root to crown. And all in between, denying nothing embracing everything along the way.
For it is in our greatest depths of darkness that the light is born.
Here we find the jewels, our muse, our capacity to have compassion for self & other, to serve.
To create Magick, to create art.
During The Dance of Shakti Retreat we journey with the more darker fierce faces of Shakti as a portal to face our own inner demons, the limiting beliefs, the wounds, we face them with fierce love. To be seen & felt.
Once we go here to the darkest crevice, we make way.
We lighten up, we release a shit load of baggage we have been carrying literally in our cells.
From here we make the ascent & take those nuggets of embodied wisdom & turn them into gold.
From our pain we create embodied ART, the last face of Shakti we journey with during the retreat is Saraswati the goddess of speech sound & creative expression.
Once we have emptied out,
Created space. We draw on this as fuel for our creative FIRE & journey the Saraswati day making art, dancing, singing, expressing & unlocking our hidden talents!
What births forth from each woman during these retreats is magical & brings so much joy to my heart.
Sisters we have a few spots left for The Dance of Shakti Retreat thailand 15-21 December
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Ek pratha jisme #Ganga#Yamuna#Saraswati ke naam ki Diye Roshan Kiye jaate hain.
On Diwali Festival Night.
One such Triveni Sangam, in Prayagraj, has the confluence of two rivers — the Ganges and the Yamuna, while a third river, the Saraswati River is supposed to flow underground and join the other two at the same place. The two rivers maintain their visible identity and can be identified by their different colours.