Creating Sacred Space

One of the practices I have really gotten into lately is meditating with a little ritual to open the space. I always find it to be an incredibly powerful experience. In fact, it was something that ancient yogis would do each day when they went through their meditation rituals. I thought I would write a blog post about my little ritual on opening the space and give you some tips on how you can create your own. First, I wanted to level with you about what it means to 'hold space'. This is a term that is quite often used in yoga, new age and spiritual communities. However, I am using it in a very specific way here. In this context, holding space is when you charge the space around you with supp

Kali - Dissolve Everything that is Not Love

Kali, you wild goddess. The first time I met her, it felt like the rug got pulled out from underneath me. Again and again and again. The deepest darkest places, hidden in my psyche, came to haunt me. My fear reared its head. I met her in her full force. Which can sometimes happen when we are unintentional with the goddesses. But, as I got to know her and became more clear in my own boundaries in the ritual space, we met differently. I learned that she was, in fact, love. Her most significant message she has ever given me was- dissolve everything that is not love. In her chants, I have met a wild, untamed part of myself. An energy so potent and powerful, it feels as though it could burst thro

Lakshmi - Goddess of Abundance

Lakshmi was the first of the goddesses that I ever met. On the day that I decided to meet her, I cleaned my house. It was weird. I mean, not that I am not clean, but I am not usually that clean. As I sat down to read Sally Kempton’s book, Awakening Shakti, I had to laugh. The first paragraph said that they way to welcome in Lakshmi was by cleaning your home. There is something about having a clean house, or clean energy, that allows Lakshmi to come into someone’s life. It was her chant that I first learned. And I remember that as I chanted, with the intention that I would meet the partner that would lead to my greatest healing, I felt a big wave move out into the universe. Two weeks later, I

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