“Holiness has most often been revealed to me in the exquisite pun of the first syllable, in holes- in not enough help, in brokenness, mess. High holy places, with ethereal sounds and stained glass, can massage my illusion of holiness, but in holes and lostness I can pick up the light of small ordinary progress, newly made moments flecked like pepper into the slog and the disruptions.” – Anne Lamott
The Everyday Sacred is a holy container; a place that gives us permission to breathe, to desire, to explore, to dream, to soften, to play, to laugh, to manifest. It is the sacred space to welcome the divine, the holy into every moment of our lives. It is the support to define the sacred in our worlds – those things that are consecrated to the very altars of our being in this life.
Within this perfectly imperfect vessel, we make room for the roller coaster ride of life – for the mundane and the magical. We see our lives reflected and affirm our commitment to seek more and to create new stories for our hearts’ desires.
The Everyday Sacred is at once a journey to your heart’s desire and a map for holistic living. These tools and practices are the culmination of more than 20 years of leading women in Divine Feminine studies, circles, and groups; my personal and spiritual life experiences and practices; a bit of my irreverent sense of humor; and the adventure of discovering revolutionary tools for liberation.
The Shakti Blessings are a series of online courses on the multiple manifestations of Shakti. These courses are focused on the Shakti Goddesses that are part of my personal, daily practice and include (or will include): Lakshmi, Kali, Durga, Saraswati, Lalita, Green Tara, and Kwan Yin. And Ganesha too!
The Shakti Blessings Activation Courses are introductions to each of the Shakti Goddesses. Some are open access courses, some are journeys or sadhanas. I honored how each Shakti wanted to be presented. Included within all the courses are Goddess myth; applications for the modern, sacred woman; sacred practices; and resources to continue your connection and exploration.
Mantra is Sacred Seeds and Syllables. Divine Sound. Numinous Words. Mystical Utterance. Celestial Formula. Consecrated Intention. Holy Devotion. Rapturous Connection. Universal Bliss. Through these physical vibrations and sacred reverberations, we offer our sacred intentions. Through the words, our intentions are carried through the manifested and spiritual worlds and invite deity into blessed space. Chant with me!
The practice of mantra and daily chanting has transformed my life and spiritual practice. It enhances and elevates our relationship to Goddess and other deities, and taps into heart of our manifested speech and action. It brings clarity and alignment with our desires and passions.
Malas are sets of beads used for prayer and meditation. “Mala” is a Sanskrit word meaning “garland”. I find it beautiful to think of them as garlands for holy adornment! Malas may be used for mantras, chanting, prayer, meditation, to wear, and to share on your altars and Goddess statues.
Divine Garlands and Consecrated Intentions is an online course for those interested in beginning mantra as a spiritual practice and also for those looking for an infusion of new energy to their current practice.
Some of the lessons included within the course are:
- Creating Sacred Space
- Sacred Mantra Playlist
- Choosing Mantras
- Types of Malas
- Tips for Mantra Practice
- Shakti Bija Mantras
- Chants that I Love
- Resources for Malas and Mantras
Follow the hashtag #EveryDaySacred across social media and please tag your own inspirations and evolutionary revelations. I will continue to add links and tidbits often and comments are also welcome. How much bliss can we gather in one place??
Food, drink, words, photos (they are all linked), creation, spontaneity, spirals, the deep, goats in pajamas (as if I would forget!). Ask yourself every single day … what is sacred? Make it ALL Holy.
Blessings upon Blessings.