How does a woman gather an overflowing reserve of Shakti Power to use in times of trouble?
The secret empowered women have always used is to continuously strengthen what Amara calls the Three Pillars of Feminine Shakti Power.
First, we must develop the ability to actually hear the voice of our Inner Guidance.
The second is to surround ourselves with a Team of Allies.
The third is to do daily practices that calm the mind so that we can make the right choices at the right time.
But what happens when you can’t hear your Inner Guidance, you don’t seem to have anyone’s support and all your practices seem to fly out the window? For times like these, when deluges of confusion, fear and doubt hit us hard and we don’t know what to do, Amara describes a really easy practice to use in the midst of any crisis. Watch how this method helped one woman navigate through the collapse of her world into a fresh new field of opportunity.
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The way to strengthen your Inner Shakti is to listen to your inner teacher and surround yourself with good people. But what happens when you can’t hear a wise voice inside and the people around you are anything but kind?
A brilliant, successful woman I worked with for years made it through a completely unexpected dire and threating situation involving her husband – you know the kind of story I’m talking about – where a woman needs to choose between the comforts of home, and knowing when times up, and it’s time to go.
That’s when you need to have a full reserve of your Shakti forces on hand. First, you need the inner power to speak up and take care of business, and then, when all the doubts come flooding in, you need friends and mentors to help you hold your ground. Without inner power and supportive allies, you’re lost.
When our inner forces are weak we crave independence and we feel like we have to fight for our space.
When I was a young girl I wanted to be an artist and I wanted to be independent and free.
The problem was I didn’t know any artists.
I also knew I didn’t want to be limited by restraints and expectations my parents and everyone around me seemed to be following.
In my teenage years, it seemed to me that everyone I knew was kind of unhappy and they argued in their relationships and generally, they weren’t thrilled about what they were doing. I was terrified of being doomed to lead a dull, listless life. I was craving, that is until I got to know my English teacher Mrs. Bright.
One day during a retreat on Maui, I found myself walking in this super slow walking meditation musing over a Tibetan phrase I love: ‘Good in the beginning, good in the middle, good at the end.’ People ask me why I walk this way, and the answer is because I like it.
In the beginning, I slow my steps way down, I relax in the middle and release my breath at the end. So when I came out through the remnants of the ancient stone wall of this centuries-old Hawaiian temple, I walked around the outer perimeter inhaling each time I lifted my foot, softly pressing my sole to the earth, and then releasing and exhaling as I bent and lifted my foot again each step of the way. At first, all manner of memories swirled through my brain, until gradually, with each step, all thoughts dissolve in profound peaceful walking. Timelessness, and even any thought of timelessness arises and disappears.
Doesn’t it feel like that fling from the past, or the cute person you’ve been lusting after at work for months only wants to text you when you’re in a relationship? It’s almost as if others sense you now have someone who can’t keep their hands off you, and THEY want a piece too! Well, blame the pheromones because this is what’s going on.
I recently read something fascinating about the role smell plays in our love lives.
Naomi Wolf in her book, Vagina reports that “psychologist Denise Chen conducted an experiment with 20 heterosexual men by wiring them with electrodes to measure their sweat while they simultaneously worked out and watched erotic movies. Then 19 women smelled both pads that had men’s ‘aroused’ and ‘unaroused’ sweat on them, while they also had brain scans measuring their reactions. The ‘sexual sweat’ activated their right frontal cortexes – the part of the brain that recognizes emotions – but the ‘unaroused sweat’ did nothing for them.”