It has been a tough week with the world outside on fire while I am transitioning from summer to spring, from nature to city, from communal life to solitude, from infatuation to self-reflection.
How much of feeling into the collective pain, how much of emotional hygiene to stay on track was the dilemma.
Then a simple post from a dear friend inviting us all to rise and shine; trusting that `Lord Ganesha will take care of it all` with a fabulous craft work of an elephant face put a smile on my face.
It invited me to welcome the spirit of this month in fact. Mother Lakshmi; the Goddess Kamalatmika of abundance and prosperity is celebrated soon during Diwali; the festival of lights.
Like many such festivals; there is a demon; Narakasura involved, slain by the `light`; Vishnu the preserver. It is not about a story about some mythological character but our inner demons of fear, despair, gluttony, anger or dullness. Diwali is a reminder that we are supported by the light inside to slay them all while the sunlight outside as the cosmic giver of energy shines on everyone.
A festival is a reminder to get together for a benign purpose serving us all. A sadhana; a meditation practice associated with such a cause has exponential effects. We are stronger together. During Diwali festival between 12th-17th of November, we will call in Kamalatmika for prosperity, health and whatever form of light we need in our lives right now. Above all, we will have the chance to offer our gratitude for all the blessings we have been granted in our lives.
I simply had to launch the Mahavidya Program with a workshop on Kamalatmika during Diwali to express my gratitude to this work that moved me to my core. This workshop contains discourses, personal experiences, self-reflection exercises, meditation and ritual practices and a lot more that will initiate you to communion with the goddess of abundance, prosperity and delight. Once the seed is planted it keeps flowering in your being as you will also experience during this work.
You are welcome to join in the live component on 12-14th of November during this Diwali festival to get a combusted live mantra initiation. Otherwise you will have access to the evergreen content when it is convenient for you after the release date. Here a little freebie for you; my introductory discourse to Classical Tantra.
Upon the invite of my dear friend Leen I shared a talk on this very topic of Mahavidya`s for the Sublime Woman Summit. Check out this fantastic free offering during 16th-20th of November!
Last but not least; drop a line if you would like to join the free mantra meditation for Diwali between 12-17th of November!
Wishing you love, light and joy. Everything is going to be ok. Let`s breath and take one step at a time in this spirit of celebration.