The Knight of Rainbows is a reminder that, just like this tortoise, we carry our home with us wherever we go. There is no need to hurry, no need to seek shelter elsewhere. Even as we move into the depths of the emotional waters, we can remain self-contained and free from attachments.Read More
Sometimes when you are going through a period of expansion - expansion of the mind, the heart and consciousness, you might feel that you have been to the moon and back, a strong altered state of consciousness, similar feeling that people experience when they are on psychedelics.Read More
More recently than ever I wonder what will happen when enlightenment comes one day. I know nothing in the world will change, but my entire being, existence and the world that's viewed through my eyes will change.Read More
This card recalls an old Zen story, about a lion who was brought up by sheep and who thought he was a sheep until an old lion captured him and took him to a pond, where he showed him his own reflection. Many of us are like this lion - the image we have of ourselves comes not from our own direct experience but from the opinions of others.
I am neither the mind, nor the intellect,
nor the ego, nor the mind stuff.
I am neither the body, nor the changes of the body.
I am neither the senses of hearing, taste, smell, or sight.
Nor am I ether, the earth, the fire, the air.
I am existence absolute, knowledge absolute, bliss absolute.
I am Shiva, I am Shiva.
I'm no one
But an empty vessel of the Divine
Moving into the void
I'm pure manifestation
It doesn’t interest me
what you do for a living.
I want to know
what you ache for
and if you dare to dream
of meeting your heart’s longing.
I've been sipping coconuts and living in a hut by the beach for the past two weeks here on the beautiful island of Koh Phangan while doing a shakti spirit teacher training course (female empowerment and tantra course). I have genuinely enjoyed my life here.Read More
If you have been friends with me for a while or on Facebook, you would probably know that I use the word "Goddess" a lot, I refer other sisters as Goddesses and also myself as a Goddess (unashamedly). Basically, I refer any woman (or people who identify as women) as a Goddess.Read More
Rituals and transfiguration are two significant aspects of Tantra. My tantra teacher always emphasizes greatly on rituals. She will create the most beautiful, ravishing altar with beautiful flowers, countless candles, sacred items and statues, placing at the centre of our sacred circle before we begin the class.Read More
Yes, today let's about money. Money, like sex, is probably not the most comfortable topic to utter. Many religions in the world have condemned money (just like they have condemned sex), advocating for poverty. They deem material possessions as bad and the desire for money is considered a sin. It is a common belief that money and spirituality don't mix. This, I do not agree.Read More
Most of the cards in this suit of the mind are either cartoon-like or troubled, because the influence of the mind in our lives is generally either ridiculous or oppressive. But this card of Consciousness shows a vast Buddha figure. He is so expansive he has gone beyond the stars, and above his head is pure emptiness.Read More
In this image of lotus leaves in the early morning, we can see in the rippling of the water that one drop has just fallen. It is a precious moment, and one that is full of poignancy. In surrendering to gravity and slipping off the leaf, the drop loses its previous identity and joins the vastness of the water below. We can imagine that it must have trembled before it fell, just on the edge between the known and the unknowable.Read More
I have recently adopted the cutest kitten in the world (okay, in my eyes). His name is Shiva, he is 12 weeks old, a ginger moggie. I have been wanting to adopt a cat for a very long time, perhaps ever since I graduated from University. That was many years ago. But life did get in the way, and I moved overseas, and with all my travels over the past years, it was almost impossible for me to adopt any pet.Read More
Religions ought not to create separation. Instead of advocating for eradicating religions and deny religions all together (Sam Harris’ argument), one can also choose to view that all these different religions and spiritual practices are simply means to the end. They are tools to assist us to accelerate our spiritual evolution, to help us to attain enlightenment, or liberation or whatever you want to call it.Read More
I've had the privilege of connecting with a few established writers in Melbourne while working on my debut novel (honestly, I've never worked on something as exciting as this one). I've been seeking out mentors along the journey through Writers Victoria and have been grateful to connect with a few prominent local writers, all of whom are female. The writers' world in Melbourne is indeed an enchanting and somewhat mysterious one.Read More
"Who Am I?"
The question I started to ask myself when I had my first unexpected spiritual awakening in the foothills of Himalaya four years ago.
"Who am I?"
"Am I my names, my identities, my mind, my thoughts?"
"Also, what am I doing here?"
"What is my purpose on Earth?"
"Where am I going?"
The woman in this image has a faint smile on her face. In fact she is just watching the antics of the mind -- not judging, not trying to stop them, not identified, just watching as if they were traffic on the road, or ripples on the surface of a pond.Read More
This has happened to me a few times, so I feel the urge to speak up. Sometimes I am a bit reluctant to label myself a free spirit, although I am definitely one. I don't live a conventional lifestyle. I can never follow the 9-5 (I would literally die). I live spontaneously without a routine and like to create in the moment. I don't follow conventional values if they don't agree with my heart. I'm a free and independent thinker and not easily influenced by others' opinions.Read More
I have a strong desire
to be Self-reaslised
In this lifetime.
The urge is so strong that
sometimes it's overwhelming.
I can't sleep,
it's devouring me
A fire burning inside me,
A silent volcano about to erupt.
A powerful rupture.