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the gifts of Black Madonna

the gifts of Black Madonna

This month in the Embracing Shakti Temple our featured embodiment of the Divine Feminine is the Black Madonna - a representation of the Great Mother archetype. The Black Madonna has been one of the most mysterious and controversial religious icons for centuries....

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my new favourite word

my new favourite word

Have you ever come across a word that really lights you up? A word that gives you a full body, visceral experience? That happened to me the other day when I learned about the word: Meraki. Meraki is Greek and it means: 1. To put piece of yourself (your soul,...

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you are enough

you are enough

I was recently at a workshop where the participants were asked to write down the predominant negative/self defeating thought that shows up every day. After writing this thought down on a piece of paper, we were instructed to make it into a paper airplane, close our...

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a pleasure filled gift

a pleasure filled gift

Do you sometimes feel disconnected from your body? Me too. Even though I have been teaching embodiment practices for more than 25 years, I still become dissociated from being in my physical form, especially when I am overscheduled and experiencing lots of stress. But...

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the gifts of Coventina

the gifts of Coventina

This month in the Embracing Shakti Temple our featured embodiment of the Divine Feminine is Coventina, the Celtic Goddess of purification, wells and new beginnings. Although it seems much knowledge has been lost about this goddess, what we do know is that it is said...

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winter solstice ritual

winter solstice ritual

Saturday is the Winter Solstice, also known as Yule. On this day the tilt of the Earth's semi-axis is furthest away from the Sun, creating the longest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. This is a sacred day that predates Christmas by thousands of years, and...

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