Women Supporting Women Changes the World

Sometimes I think it was all a dream.
Living in a joyful, peaceful place with an abundance of #sisters to call friends.

Then I remember by seeing this that it’s real. So let’s root for each other and watch each other grow because when women support each other, incredible things happen. 💕

“I am a Woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal Woman, that’s me.” ―Maya Angelou

“A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman.” —Melinda Gates

“Women are always saying,’We can do anything that men can do’ but men should be saying,’We can do anything that women can do.'”‬ —Gloria Steinem

“There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.” —Michelle Obama

“Human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights, once and for all.” —Hillary Clinton

#ischia #italy #summer2018 #blueskyday

There’s Always a Story Change and Rebirth

“There’s always a story. It’s all stories, really. The sun coming up every day is a story. Everything’s got a story in it. Change the story, change the world.” -Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky
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The story 3 years and 14 weeks ago started as “I have to just keep going because I have no choice.”
I’ve inherited a mess. The explosion from the bomb being dropped in my life wasn’t my fault. I have to.
At some point I believed this story so much I convinced myself this was temporary. One month turned into one year and finally last year I stopped believing this story.
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And so I changed it.
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I quit.
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Or at least I planned to quit as of today 30 June. 
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Quitting felt like control. And so it was. But last new Moon to this #fullmoon I realized I could drop the old story and I didn’t have to quit it all, especially the parts that feel most like me.
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I just have more work to do to tidy up the messiness so I can have closure on that part. Then I begin again.
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This is me working on my 2019 Schedule yesterday here at Fattoria Lavacchio in my “office”.
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Upcoming 2019 #Retreats:
March 17-24, 2019 Bali Yoga Retreat
June 9-16, 2019 Amalfi Yoga Retreat
June 16-23, 2019 Amalfi Yoga Retreat
June 30-July 6, 2019 Tuscany Italy Yoga Retreat
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Upcoming 2019 #Yoga Teacher Trainings:
March 31-April 21, 2019 Bali RYT 200 Hour Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training
July, 2019 Italy RYT 100 Hour Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training Module
July 17-August 17, 2019 Costa Rica RYT 200 Hour Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training
Sept 1-22, 2019 Bali RYT 200 Hour Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training
April 4-25, 2020 Bali RYT 200 Hour Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training
Sept 5-26, 2020 Bali RYT 200 Hour Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training
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www.alchemyofyoga.com

The Price to Enter this Love

This poem was gifted to me recited aloud the day before Christmas. #PraiseThisDay 💚

“Save your mentally manufactured tales of
enlightenment-to-come for someone else’s ears.
The price to enter this #love
is your hope for a better future.
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We are not a crowd of beggars here.
You and I have been down that long, twisted road
all the way to it’s end.
Here we do not ask God for favors
but instead celebrate the light in each other’s eyes.
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So, if you are ready to stop denying yourself
your own beauty
you have come to the right place.
Wake up now and praise this day
when you realize that God’s eyes
are the ones you are looking out of, and into.
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Praise this day…
and with each breath you take
be filled with the golden arc of love
which announces the ending of
your argument with God.
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Praise this day
simply because it exists
and sit down now in the warm skin
of your own lap;
for you are home
and it is time to rest
in the merciful light
of your own eyes…
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-Adyashanti, from the book”My Secret is Silence” Get book on Amazon

Edited by Eric Schneider who may be contacted at ericrschneider@gmail.com
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Lens #bluesky day #love and #light #venus #mala
Sharing something I love! 💚❤️

I Vow to Remain Empowered by the Light of my Soul

On the cusp of the Winter #solstice I renew my vow to remain empowered by the light of my soul and stay true to myself. I know the relationship I’m having with myself is mirrored back by the relationships I attract. If I honor my heart then I am modeling how I should be treated. Here’s to ☀️Growing the light! ☀️
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“May the light within you guide your way on. Because when you look to the outside for light, there is a possibility that you may be blinded and exploited. But one thing shall never betray a woman: her own light and her own radiance as a woman. If the light within you can guide you, you will definitely excel. The time has come when this exploitation must stop. The time has come when a daughter should be treated as a daughter, a mother should be treated as a mother, a wife should be treated as a wife, and over and above all, woman should be treated as a woman.” -Yogi Bhajan
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I bow to the longtime SUN.
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#divinefeminine #sacredfeminine #respect #kundalini #yoga


Photo credit Greg Love @iamgreglove

White Goddess Series Low Lunge Give Peace a Chance

Peace is not something you wish for; It’s something you make, Something you do , Something you are, And something you give away.
#JohnLennon
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What to do?
#teachpeace make your life an example. 
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Lens #anjaneyasana #GivePeaceAChance

White Goddess Miracle Mantra Pose

I’m calling it in. 🌈❤️
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Complete Miracle #Mantra:
Dhan dhan raam daas gur jin siri-aa tinai savaari-aa
Pooree hoee karaamaat aap sirajanhaarai dhaari-aa
Sikhee atai sangatee paarbrahm kar namasakaari-aa
Atal athaa-o atol too tayraa ant na paaraavaari-aa
Jinee too sayvi-aa bhaa-o kar say tudh paar utaari-aa
Lab lobh kaam krodh mo maar kadhay tudh saparvaari-aa
Dhan so tayraa thaan hai sach tayraa paisakaari-aa
Naanak too lehanaa toohai gur amar too veechaari-aa
Gur dithaa taa man saadhaari-aa
Language: Gurmukhi
Source: Siri Guru Granth Sahib
This Meditation is in praise of Guru Ram Das who is able to manifest miracles. This shabd (prayer) is chanted to bring miracles into your life.
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Lens #bali #kundalini #yoga #miracles #alchemyofyoga
Villa Tanah Shanti

Saraswati goddess of Learning

I’m a week back from #Bali where while there this time I had numerous teachers and seers ask me about my dedication to #Saraswati. In many conversations I was encouraged to invoke her as learning is the root of all dharma. And so I bought a #mala where I’ve only meditated to her.

And what I ask myself is “what did I learn that I can apply right now.”

The literal meaning of the name Saraswati is the one who gives the essential knowledge (Sara) of our own Self (Sva). The goddess Saraswati is also considered the Goddess of #Learning, or of education, intelligence, and the arts. As she is the consort of Brahma, who is considered the source of all knowledge, Saraswati is knowledge itself. Thus, many students or even scholars may worship her for her blessings.
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She is often depicted sitting on a #lotus, which symbolizes that she is founded in the experience of the Absolute Truth. Thus, she not only has the knowledge but also the experience of the Highest Reality. She holds in her four hands a vina instrument, a mala (prayer beads) in the right hand, and a pustaka (book) in the left, which represents the knowledge of all sciences.
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Holding the book in one hand also indicates that this knowledge alone can bring us to the Truth. The vina shows the beauty of learning the fine arts. Playing her vina, she tunes the mind and intellect with her knowledge, and thus the seeker can be in harmony with the universe. The prayer beads represent all spiritual sciences, like meditation and japa (chanting holy names), and, being held in the right hand, that it is more important than the secular knowledge contained in the book in her left hand. Her four arms represent her unrestricted power in the four directions. She also represents creativity, or the combination of power and intelligence, the basis of creativity.
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Her name literally means the one who flows, which can be applied to thoughts, words, or the flow of a river.
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She is also occasionally shown with five faces and eight hands, representing her additional powers. Other objects that she may hold include the pasha (noose), ankusha (goad), chakra (disc), padma (lotus), trishula (trident), and shankha (conch). Sometimes she is also seen riding on a swan, the carrier of her spouse, Brahma. At other times she is seen riding on a peacock or sitting with one nearby. The peacock represents the worldly beauty, which can distract the spiritual aspirant. The swan signifies the acquisition of wisdom and knowledge because of its ability to separate milk from water when eating, and thus acquire only the milk.
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Saraswati is also the shakti or power and consort of Brahma, the secondary creator of the universe. Thus, she is also considered a #motheroftheuniverse. In this way, she is also connected with fertility.

Magical Sisterhood

“Whenever we fail to care for our brothers and sisters, the way is opened to destruction, and hearts are hardened …. Spirit, grant that all who have positions of responsibility in economic, political and social life, and all men and women of goodwill – grant that we all be “protectors” of creation, protectors of God’s plan inscribed in nature, protectors of one another and of the environment.”
– based on a plea from Pope Francis

I 108% love the women in this photo. These siSTARS are changing the world through their healing magic of love and peace. 

They love the earth.
They demonstrate this love in how they eat.

They love and care for other sisters in how protective they are towards all in sisterhood.

They love Spirit.
They honor the ways to walk in beauty and peace available in ordinary spiritual life.

Lens: #Bali graduates of #AlchemyofYoga YTT
Ambassadors of #teachpeace

stronger-together

What Turns You On?

In myth, Lakshmi, goddess of #abundance was born from the ocean of milk that the gods had churned for 1000 years. That “milk” is the sweetness of this world. From that ocean of being, all Fortune arises–hence Lakshmi arises.
 
Because people #desire and take pleasure in #fortune, she is also the Goddess of desire and pleasure, hence the #Tantrik goddess who is parallel to Lakshmi is called Kamakhya (a name whose root we know from Kama Sutra, a manual on the pursuit of desires).
 
We often find her depicted with four arms, which are symbolic of her fertility and power generally and specifically they are representative of the four aims of life: pleasure (kama), social responsibility (dharma), vocation (artha), and ultimate liberation (moksha). She holds #lotuses, symbols of the world’s #fertility.
 
Join me to learn and more importantly feel more of what turns you on. Connect back with the heart of your desires no matter what challenges have brought you here today.
What are you giving birth to this year? A new book, home, job?
#YogaWorkshop Drinking the Lotus: Alchemy of Love
(Inspired by #Lakshmi) Hosted by Northwest Yoga Conference 🙂
 
*If you’d like me to bring this workshop to your local studio please pm me 206 886 5743 or email hello@alchemytours.com*
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Full Moon Releasement Ritual

Full Moon Releasement Ritual
The night of a full moon create a sacred and safe place were you can perform the Letting Go ceremony, preferably outdoors where you can receive the moonlight and feel protected by its energy.
For the ceremony you will need:
1. Sage smudge sticks or favorite incense.
2. A fire pit or a cooking pot or even the barbeque will work
3. Water to put out the fire afterward and as general safety precaution
4. Paper where you’ve written down what you want to surrender to the fire.
 
Recapitulation Preparation:
1. Call upon your guides to ask them to help you identify everything you need to release through this ceremony.
2. Meditate or pray before you begin.
3. Write down the names of those people you need to forgive for any reason.
4. Write down what you forgive yourself for. (eg Negative self-take or unhealthy habits)
5. Write down anger, fears or worries about any situations that are blocking you or keeping you from fully loving your life
 
When you finish, thank your guides for all their help. Then cut every name and every issue making separate slips of paper. You can do this the same day of a full moon or the day before. You will begin the process of releasing from the moment you start writing your list and setting the intention that you want to release.
 
Call upon your guides (eg your angels, Ganesha) for protection and guidance to help you remove any obstacles that could be blocking you in your path, ask for help from any other beings of light that could help you in the process of releasement.
 
Ritual:
1. Burn some Sage. Smudge yourself and the sacred space where you are going to perform the ceremony.
2. Say your intentions or prayer in letting go of negative emotions, addictions, or attitudes from your life.
3. Visualize yourself completely covered with a beautiful white light. Breathe the energy of the full moon.
4. When you feel ready start reading -out loud- one by one the words that you have written in each slip of paper. After you have read the first slip, set it on fire with a lighter and place it your fire pit, toss one by one after you read it. You can even say aloud “I surrender to the fire….or it’s gone.”
 
Look how the pieces of paper are burning, becoming ashes while the smoke goes into the sky. The same is happening to every thing you wrote on those slips they are vanishing from your life and your guides and the other beings of light are taking them to the light for its transmutation and transformation in pure positive energy: love, forgiveness, compassion, healing, trust and faith.
 
Say thank you to all the beings of light that were with you tonight assisting you in this ceremony. Put out the fire with water if necessary.
 
Rest easy. You are again born into this new moment to begin again.
 
See more, download Full Moon PDF from my website http://www.silviamordini.com
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