Embodying Shakti: aha Exchange with Rachel Heart

. . . there is Goddess Lakshmi who is just the essence of shree, of sweetness, of playfulness, and love in her essence. Oftentimes Lakshmi is honored as that energy of abundance, but I feel like on a much deeper level when we experience abundance as gratitude and compassion, that’s when you really feel it’s almost like a nectar – if you can picture nectar flowing through your whole body, it’s nourishing, warm, energy of Lakshmi . . . ” – Rachel Heart

Photo of Rachel – photographer unknown

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Writing for Fun, Writing for Life

Time and again, I have seen how writing can be incredibly empowering. This winter, writing became one of the ways in which I was able to show care and love for my partner while he was going through the ordeal of open-heart surgery. One of the most comforting decisions we made was to write about his healing process on Caring Bridge. The writing was a lifeline for us — sharing broke up the isolation, exhaustion and anxiety that serious illness generates.

photo: Holly Troy

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Grace and Gratitude

One of my earliest yoga teachers – Sharon Gannon – performing a dance (in the video below) at Jivamukti Yoga School on 9th Street and 2nd Avenue. She writes: “Here I am performing the asana dance “Lily” at the Jivamukti Yoga school at 2nd Ave and 9th street–We would put on a party with a […]

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