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Awakening Shakti: The Transformative Power of the Goddesses of Yoga Awakening Shakti: The Transformative Power of the Goddesses of Yoga by Sally Kempton
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“The Tantric sages tell us that our in-breath and out-breath actually mirror the divine creative gesture. With the inhalation, we draw into our own center, our own being. With the exhalation, we expand outward into the world.”
Sally Kempton, Awakening Shakti: The Transformative Power of the Goddesses of Yoga
“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. There are many ways to kneel and kiss the ground. RUMI”
Sally Kempton, Awakening Shakti: The Transformative Power of the Goddesses of Yoga
“Durga is the strength and protective power in nature, Lakshmi is its beauty. As Kali is the darkness of night and the great dissolve into nirvana, Lakshmi is the brightness of day and the expansiveness of teeming life. She can be found in rich soil and flowing waters, in streams and lakes that teem with fish. She is one of those goddesses whose signature energy is most accessible through the senses. You can detect her in the fragrance of flowers or of healthy soil. You can see her in the leafed-out trees of June and hear her voice in morning birdsong. If Durga is military band music and Kali heavy metal, Lakshmi is Mozart. She’s chocolate mousse, satiny sheets, the soft feeling of water slipping through your fingers. Lakshmi is growth, renewal, sweetness.”
Sally Kempton, Awakening Shakti: The Transformative Power of the Goddesses of Yoga
“Love, enjoyed by the ignorant Becomes bondage. That very same love, tasted by one with understanding, Brings liberation … Enjoy all the pleasures of love fearlessly, For the sake of liberation. CITTAVISUDDIPRAKARANA”
Sally Kempton, Awakening Shakti: The Transformative Power of the Goddesses of Yoga
“For women especially, tuning into the goddesses is a way of homing in on aspects of our own life-energy that we may never have understood or owned. Celebrating the goddesses has the potential not only to tune us to our own sacred capacities, but also to help us work with the hidden and secret forces at play in our lives. When we can do that, we can literally harness these forces for our own transformation.”
Sally Kempton, Awakening Shakti: The Transformative Power of the Goddesses of Yoga
“If there is to be a future, it will wear a crown of feminine design. AUROBINDO GHOSE”
Sally Kempton, Awakening Shakti: The Transformative Power of the Goddesses of Yoga
“In the external world, she is the force of evolution, the erotic thrust at the heart of life. She is the intrinsic creative drive that fueled the big bang and continues to unfold as stars, galaxies, planets, life-forms, species, and also human societies, cultures and individual consciousness itself.”
Sally Kempton, Awakening Shakti: The Transformative Power of the Goddesses of Yoga
“As the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad says, “As is your will, so is your thought; as is your thought, so is your deed; as is your deed, so is your life.”
Sally Kempton, Awakening Shakti
“The word shakti means “power.” Shakti, the innate power in reality, has five “faces.” It manifests as the power to be conscious, the power to feel ecstasy, the power of will or desire, the power to know, and the power to act.”
Sally Kempton, Awakening Shakti: The Transformative Power of the Goddesses of Yoga
“The divine feminine knows that a birth sometimes demands a death, and that the personal self sometimes has to die if the world is to be made sacred.”
Sally Kempton, Awakening Shakti: The Transformative Power of the Goddesses of Yoga
“If there is to be a future, it will wear a crown of feminine design.”
Sally Kempton, Awakening Shakti: The Transformative Power of the Goddesses of Yoga
“The best way to explain in modern terms what a deity is, is to understand deity as a unique vortex of energy. Sometimes that energy vortex takes recognizable anthropomorphic form (for instance, in meditation visions). Sometimes that energy is felt through the sound vibrations, called mantra, or through the geometric pictures, called yantras, that map the way that energy looks in “blueprint” form.”
Sally Kempton, Awakening Shakti: The Transformative Power of the Goddesses of Yoga
“From a Tantric perspective, the inner masculine—Shiva—is the source of consciousness, awareness. But in order to act, to stir, he must take energy from the inner feminine.”
Sally Kempton, Awakening Shakti: The Transformative Power of the Goddesses of Yoga
“Deity practice helps us embody the subtlest powers of the universe. It affects us psychologically, spiritually, and even physically. It can protect us, empower us, teach us unconditional love, and even enlighten us.”
Sally Kempton, Awakening Shakti: The Transformative Power of the Goddesses of Yoga
“At every level of consciousness, the masculine and the feminine, Shiva and Shakti, steadiness and dynamism, awareness and bliss, stability and transformation, being and becoming, complete and complement each other.”
Sally Kempton, Awakening Shakti: The Transformative Power of the Goddesses of Yoga
“Through imagination, we tap into our highest human potential and encounter that which is more than human in us: that which is divine.”
Sally Kempton, Awakening Shakti: The Transformative Power of the Goddesses of Yoga
“Tantra is a series of practices and teachings that help us realize that the world is filled with divine energy, with Shakti.”
Sally Kempton, Awakening Shakti: The Transformative Power of the Goddesses of Yoga