Holy Days. Mystery. Muertos.
“I use the word mystery, rather than magic. I love magic.
Something magic was always going to happen.
When it did, it never did anything but land me in trouble.
MYSTERY is the depth of the sacred.”
― Marion Woodman
It is palpable! ...the power of the sacred mystery.
Right here. Right now.
We are creating history...and HERstory.
Your life is profoundly meaningful. Your choices have power. ...even if that sacred purpose is yet to be revealed.
My cultural upbringing included a celebration of answers. It was always much better to be right. We wanted to know exactly what happens next, where we were going, what it all meant. Religion, politics, history, science–education was sought for concrete reality. The unknown was, frankly, dangerous. There was little room for mystery.
These days, I relish the unknown. Within it lies infinite potential. I have found that being "right" is limiting.
There is so much more.
As I revel in the light of the full moon, I honor the unseen darkness on the other side.
Today, I celebrate Dia de los Muertos with my family. This holiday was not a part of my cultural upbringing...it celebrates the unknown. As we gaze upon the photographs of our ancestors, we honor the love that brought us here. We revel in the light each soul brought to the planet. And we honor the mystery–the unseen journey on the "other side."
My yoga–mystic wisdom & ritual–empowers me to embrace the unknown with peace and wonder as I trust in the ultimate fulfillment of Love.
DEEP TRUST: We all could use a little, right about now.
holy days. love. shadow.
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About The Author
R.R. Shakti, PhD
Founding teacher of Inner Power Yoga®, Shakti is a Contemplative Mythologist, ritual facilitator, and writer who presents a Tantrik approach to personal empowerment and social action. Through contemplative story-telling and mind/body practices, she offers a vision of deep peace and radical freedom.
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