During this dark of the moon, as we approach Saturday’s new moon, the Hindu festival of Maha Shivaratri gives us all an invitation to contemplate and honor Shiva – the deific being who represents the ground of consciousness, pure potential, and ultimately that from which all things manifest and into which all things dissolve. Shakti…

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(This is an excerpt from the free, 4-part Mutual Awakening ecourse written and developed by Patricia Albere, founder of the Evolutionary Collective and guest teacher at the Shakti Shiva Academy.) When you understand the difference between longing and desire, it will change your life.   Opening ourselves to longing, activates powerful forces that will move our…

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From the bookshelf at Shakti Shiva Academy: How To Be An Adult In Love – a brilliant book by the legendary David Richo, a psychotherapist, teacher, workshop leader, and writer based in California. (www.DaveRicho.com) He combines Jungian, poetic, and mythic perspectives in his work with the intention of integrating the psychological and the spiritual. The excerpt below is a…

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I received the following download while I was at John of God in Brazil and would like to share it with you here. Beloved, I am Mother Mary. Thank for listening. For as long as human beings hold the perception that you are not love, you will always feel a shortage of love, and will…

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Most of us treat our bodies as functional objects moving around in space, and we only pay attention to them when they don’t do what we want them to do. What would it be like to live from inside the sensual aliveness of a body that is pulsing with the rhythm of the cosmos and moving in seamless oneness with life, like a river merging with the ocean? Rather than being the object of your life’s story – or the main character -. what would it be like to be the subject of your experience – the one who is moment to moment at play, from the inside of life, within this sensing-feeling-tasting-touching body of yours?

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On my VisionQuest many years ago, I had a vision in which an eagle carried me on its back up a high cliff to the entrance of a cave. There was a doormat at the entrance of the cave, and inside lived an old hag. The eagle told me that she would show me how I could fly. I asked the hag and to my surprise, she gave me the doormat and told me that I could fly with it. Before I knew it, the doormat had become my wings and I was flying high up into other dimensions with the eagle.

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