One month ago today I was leaving Greece after a week of Path of Love at Osho Afroz meditation center. It was intense, like 10 years of therapy condensed in one week and it felt like being in an emotional washing machine. We opened up, shared, got crazy angry, cried, laughed, danced, hugged, and being in silence with ourselves. What a process! There is definitely a before and after Path of Love and I recommend anyone who wants some changes in their life to jump and do it. Changes cannot happen if you don’t make the first step. AND TODAY IS THE DAY.
This is the whole group including our amazing group leader Satyarthi and his wife Subhi and my 9 small group members who I got to know and love. 💜💜💕✊🏼🙏🏼
As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY”.
As I began to love myself I understood how much it can offend somebody if I try to force my desires on this person, even though I knew the time was not right and the person was not ready for it, and even though this person was me. Today I call it “RESPECT”.
As I began to love myself I stopped craving for a different life, and I could see that everything that surrounded me was inviting me to grow. Today I call it “MATURITY”.
As I began to love myself I understood that at any circumstance, I am in the right place at the right time, and everything happens at the exactly right moment. So I could be calm. Today I call it “SELF-CONFIDENCE”.
As I began to love myself I quit stealing my own time, and I stopped designing huge projects for the future. Today, I only do what brings me joy and happiness, things I love to do and that make my heart cheer, and I do them in my own way and in my own rhythm. Today I call it “SIMPLICITY”.
As I began to love myself I freed myself of anything that is no good for my health – food, people, things, situations, and everything that drew me down and away from myself. At first I called this attitude a healthy egoism. Today I know it is “LOVE OF ONESELF”.
As I began to love myself I quit trying to always be right, and ever since I was wrong less of the time. Today I discovered that is “MODESTY”.
As I began to love myself I refused to go on living in the past and worrying about the future. Now, I only live for the moment, where everything is happening. Today I live each day, day by day, and I call it “FULFILLMENT”.
As I began to love myself I recognized that my mind can disturb me and it can make me sick. But as I connected it to my heart, my mind became a valuable ally. Today I call this connection “WISDOM OF THE HEART”.
We no longer need to fear arguments, confrontations or any kind of problems with ourselves or others. Even stars collide, and out of their crashing new worlds are born. Today I know “THAT IS LIFE”!
Sensual Enlightenment is the ability for you to fall in love with yourself so much, that the divine universe is able to make love to you. It is through this path that a woman learns to become her own soul mate, where she dares to love herself more than anyone else can. .
It is a path where she claims her sexual energy as a sacred force. Then cultivates it to move through her body, and out of her crown, so that she can connect to the heavens around her. Sensual Enlightenment is a path that encourages every woman to discover and honour her inner beauty, until it becomes her outer radiance. .
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Path Of LOVE Retreat
I feel like it’s time to share my experience. ☺️ Do you ever feel like there are distinct moments or experiences that you know for the rest of your life there is a “before that experience” and and “after that experience”??? Well this was by a landslide the biggest transformational week of my life and there is a distinct before and after...
4 weeks ago today I left an 8 day retreat called Path of Love. I spent two days beforehand outside of Denver in a camper trailer at the top of a mountain (with black bears roaming freely!) on someone’s plot of land in order to prepare my mind and body. 😂 You know me, I always like an adventure 😉⛰🐻
Then I embarked on the most transformational week of my life in Loveland, Colorado. I didn’t know anyone. I had been eyeing this retreat for over two years. But everything and every trauma and experience led me to this moment. To this process. To the people I shared this with. This was the right TIME for me as life was just beginning to turn to light after an extreme dark period.
Path of Love is a holistic journey into self discoveries, insights and many MANY breakthroughs. It’s a personal development process based around our spirit, mind and body.
There is almost equal staff to participants and my small group along with my facilitators truly became family to me. In fact through our sharing, they probably know me better than many of my closest friends and family. It was safe. Beautiful. So many tears. So much laughter. So much damn celebration of LIFE and love. So much healing.
OMGeeeee the DANCING! I mean they have their own freaking DJ! Through Burn Meditations, Dynamic Meditations, and just ALL.The.Damn.Dancing. we celebrated LIFE! We moved. And in moving we healed and cried and then laughed and then cried more out of pure bliss and joy.
There were people from all backgrounds, ages, religions, counties, beliefs and walks of life and yet I’ve never, NEVER encountered so much pure TRUST and LOVE in my life. I felt transformed from the energy and love I shared with my group. 🙏🏽💓🌀
Continued in the comments 😊👇🏽
It’s been a little while since I’ve posted anything too personal. To be honest, I’ve been a little bit too raw. And other times, I felt like even though my words would be true, they would just be a vain attempt at feeling a bit less disconnected. Because, right now I’m walking through the biggest season of claiming myself that I’ve ever gone through. And it’s lonely. And it sucks. And it’s beautiful. And it’s gut-wrenchingly painful. And I feel closer to the Divine than I have in my life.
I’ve spent so much of my time trying to blend in. Living the life I’ve led has made me an amazing chameleon. Put me in damn near any situation and I’ll find a way to make myself fit. I’d done it for so long, that I was starting to forget who I really am.
So, this is part of me loving all of who I am. This is my season of truth-telling. This is me owning my darkness, as well as my light. This is me finding my voice, and the courage to stand for what I believe in, even if my legs shake. Even if that means standing alone.
“And there’s this burning Like there’s always been I’ve never felt so alone, but I I’ve never felt so alive.” Third Eye Blind
Yes!!! After doing some mediation and reflecting I feel like I’m beginning to get my energy back! Looking back I wouldn’t trade my life to be anybody else or for anything else! Through all my ups and downs I am grateful for this life! I look at how far I’ve come. How far I’m still going. To wish I was someone else would be to waste the person I am. God has helped me get through so many of life’s storms and mountains in my life for a good reason! Instead I began listening to my own intuition. I started to look at my whole life through heaven’s eyes again. To find that I love myself! I am strong! I am kind! I am a light! I am love! All my life I have been a warrior! By God, all my family, and friends I know I am loved! Right now I am smiling because I know I am now in the right place... I don’t care about your opinion or approval of me! You’re perception of me is a reflection of you. My reaction to you is an awareness of me. I am gonna live the rest of my life loving the woman God has been making me! I love myself for who I am! ♥️💖 #pathoflove#love#healing#strong#innerpeace#light#thankful#loveyourself#selflove#selfcare#youarestrong#confident#beyourself#nevergiveup
My best friend-heartsister Shama and her daughter really take a big step for humanity, the collective pain of a mother and daughter bound.
And you can H E A L. What has happend has happened and you can always heal the bound. The bound from the mother is a resource from one generation to the next generation. Flow of life. When we heal that bound we are really standing in our potential force of creating our own path 💜 ❤️keep follow your path❤️as a mother and as a daughter ❤️❤️keep on healing ❤️❤️ ”The orders of love” Bert Hellinger founder of the method Family Constellation.
Sometimes I think the deeper challenge lies in returning to our ‘day to day’ lives and simultaneously remembering / continuing to ‘walk the path’ with an open heart... then I remember that I am forever surrounded by love and we never truly walk alone 💕
Es gab eine Zeit in meinem Leben in der ich einfach nur wütend war. Ich war wütend auf mein Leben. Wütend auf andere Menschen. Wütend auf bestimmte Ereignisse, die mir widerfahren sind. Wütend auf mich selbst. .
Eines Tages hatte ich dieses Gift in meinem Körper satt und begann damit anzufangen meine Wut aufzulösen. Ich begann mit ganz, ganz kleinen Schritten. Ich versuchte zu verstehen, wieso andere Menschen so gehandelt haben konnten. Ich versuchte zu verstehen, wieso es zu bestimmten Ereignissen in meinem Leben kommen konnte und was ich daraus gelernt hatte. Ich versuchte mich jeden Tag mehr für die Liebe zu entscheiden. Ich versuchte mir selbst zu verzeihen und mich anzunehmen so wie ich war und bin. Ich versuchte alles, was irgendeine negative Emotion nach sich zog wenn ich daran dachte, liebevoll für mich aufzulösen und gehen zu lassen. .
Heute ist mein Leben wieder voller Liebe. Wenn ich heute in meine Erinnerung eintauche, erscheint kein Erlebnis, dass Wut oder andere Verletzungen in mir anrichtet. Ich fühle mich frei, glücklich und unendlich dankbar dafür. .
Gibt es Momente oder Menschen von denen du dich noch vergiften lässt? Versuche dich, als ersten Schritt, den du jetzt sofort machen kannst, auf den Boden zu setzen. Schließe deine Augen und atme liebevoll durch die Nase ein und durch den Mund aus. Denke jetzt an den Moment oder den Menschen mit dem du noch negative Gefühle verbindest. Lass das Gefühl zu. Wenn es sich für dich richtig anfühlt, denke oder sage beim Einatmen LASS und beim Ausatmen LOS. Mache das so lange, wie es sich für dich richtig anfühlt. Wenn du soweit bist, atme noch 3x tief ein und aus, lächle über dein ganzes Gesicht und öffne deine Augen.
Diese Meditation ist ein möglicher erster Schritt weg von einem Leben voller Wut und Enttäuschung hin zu einem Leben voller Liebe und Dankbarkeit. Ich wünsche dir ganz viel Freude damit. Und vergiss nicht: DU BIST WUNDERVOLL! 💜✨
it's really hard to take a bad photo in Scandinavia, especially with the gorgeous weather we're having here in Copenhagen. ♥️🇩🇰😍
i reallllyyyyy don't want to go home tomorrow.
but alas, c u tomorrow NJ ✌️
I am the daughter of Gaia the goddess
I am the Priestess of Earth
I am the flow of the water
I am the blowing wind
I am the burning fire
I am the space in ether
I am the light n I am the dark
I am the one who paves the path
I am the wild
I am the unabashed
I am deep as roots and fly high in the sky
I am the seed and the tree
I am the sea n the breeze
I am the dancer n the dance
I am the songstress and the song
I am the universal womb
Where all is born By Mysticshivani 💖
#mysticshivani#poem#poetess#songstress#pathoflove#goddessarrival#navratri#goddessin ’ #day2
// Ibiza Sunset with Karam //
After a really busy month, it is an absolute delight to be chillin’ and enjoying the sunset with my dear friend and co-teacher Karam.
He is a wonderful person and excellent man. It was so interesting to hear about Osho and Puna in the 80’s. Karam’s life story is quite something.
It’s going to be a rich week for our participants, but also for me!
I have a feeling this won’t be the last Emotional Healing Retreat we’ll offer. Who’s in for 2020?! Or am I the only one who plans that far ahead?!
It doesn't feel like a coincidence that I spent #worldmentalhealthday in the happiest country on the planet. As a matter of fact, it feels like fate. Mental health is something I've been working on for what feels like my whole life. I'm not going to sugar coat this, and I'm not looking for sympathy, but suicide was a word in my vocabulary way too often.
Noticed how I used the word WAS?
I've been traveling solo for the past 2 1/2 weeks here in Scandinavia. Here's what I learned:
1. Going to the @pathretreatsscandinavia was THE BEST decision I've ever made for my mental health. If you're debating it, just go. It changed my life and it was the brilliant, peaceful, perfect start to this journey I'm currently on: MY LIFE.
2. Taking mental health days, weeks, months, years, trips, WHATEVER - are necessary and should be done. Often.
3. Being alone is fabulous. It used to PETRIFY me. But guess what? I'll always have myself. And if I can't hang out with me who the fuck can?
4. Love yourself. Every day. Because again if you can't, WHO THE FUCK WILL?
5. Stop waiting for someone to save you and save yourself. Put in the damn work. I'm not saying I'm "cured" or that I'll never feel depressed or anxious again but I damn well won't be suicidal. Why? Because this life is too precious. I have learned to love me and believe me it was a long, difficult journey these past 31 years but I'm finally here to tell you that I'm not leaving this body until they kick me out. ✌️
I'm grateful and blessed to have the opportunity to say all this right now and if this day happened a few months ago you'd be hearing a much different story. You'd be hearing me cry about how pathetic, lonely, unsuccessful and completely worthless I am.
So if that's currently you, DM me. Even if it's just to vent. I'll listen and I'll hold space. Sharing your story is the first step in overcoming this battle and we need to look out for each other. Especially when you're not ready to look out for yourself.
I LOVE YOU ALL!
“... Find what you love and let that become your obsession. Be possessed by that quality – it is the quality of your own awareness. Invoke the essence of Beauty as the Goddess that is waiting to be rediscovered. Let her take over every cell, every tissue, be the worshipper – worship it! Worship it in everything and in every way! So that life is no longer life. Life is nothing you can call life, but an act of worship. Let it take you over, gradually, and then suddenly – let it ravish you! Open yourself up and willingly surrender to that and melt in the embrace; And become the Beauty and Love as you are. This is the path. This is to bring Shakti as the Goddess through and into everything we do..."
– Igor Kufayev 🙏🏻 @igorkufayev
Wie behandelst du andere Menschen wenn du unter Druck ⚡️ stehst? Sind deine Reaktionen immer berechenbar? Sprichst und handelst du immer im Einklang mit deinem höchsten Selbst? .
Es ist relativ leicht sich richtig zu verhalten wenn man sich selbst gut fühlt und alles reibungslos abläuft. Was aber wenn man unter Zeitdruck gerät oder etwas anders läuft, als man es erwartet? 🤔
Ich finde dieses Thema so wichtig. 🙏
✨ Einerseits glaube ich, dass wir andere immer freundlich und respektvoll behandeln sollten. ✨ Andererseits glaube ich auch, dass wir Menschen sind, die Fehler machen und nicht zu streng mit uns selbst sein sollten. .
Ich habe mit mir selbst die Vereinbarung getroffen, in jeder Situation die bestmögliche Version meines Selbst zu leben. 😍🙏 Das beinhaltet für mich auch die Erlaubnis, nicht immer perfekt sein zu müssen, auch wenn das das ist, was ich im Umgang mit anderen Menschen und Lebewesen anstrebe. Wenn ich es nicht schaffe, was nach schlaflosen Nächten, lautstarken Streitereien der Kinder, unter Zeitdruck, falschen Erwartungen oder sonstigen Gründen, mal passieren kann, lebe ich für mich die ehrlich gemeinte Wiedergutmachung. ☔️ Ich glaube, dass man mit einer aufrichtig gemeinten Entschuldigung einiges wieder gut machen kann und so auch anderen zugesteht, Fehler machen zu dürfen. 🌈 Das ist mir besonders bei meinen Kindern 🧒🏼👧🏼 wichtig. ❤️
Wie siehst du das? Darf man sich auch „falsch“ verhalten oder sollte man immer die beste Version seines Selbst abrufen können?
Ich freue mich schon riesig von dir zu lesen. 🤗
Shubho Mahalaya🙏🏼❤️ Mahalaya marks the beginning of the 'Devi-Paksha' and the end of the 'Pitri-Paksha' (the Shradh or the mourning period). It is said that Goddess Durga starts her journey towards earth (to her paternal home) on the day of Mahalaya, that is, on the first day of the 'Devi-Paksha'. Since Goddess Durga is traditionally worshipped at spring-time, this Sharadiya (autumnal) festival is also known as Akaalbodhan (untimely invoking of the Goddess).
The traditional six-day countdown to Mahasaptami starts from Mahalaya.
Mahalaya is an invitation to 'Mahishasura Mardini' Goddess Durga, by chanting various hymns.
You can chant #Hreem the goddess #beeja mantra #pathoflove#mysticshivani#divinefeminine#goddessarrival#amavasya#mooncycles#wemoon#shakti#Navratri