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Shakti Stories is on a mission to empower The Feminine for all people to flower and thrive.

Shakti is Sanskrit meaning 'the female principle of divine energy’. It is important to me to honour the Hindu lineage and Vedic philosophy from which the concepts of Shakti (creative power) and her consort Shiva (consciousness) are birthed. 

What I mean by "The Feminine" is an internal and eternal principle that transcends gender, but can also be expressed through gender. 

For centuries, women have been twisting and contorting themselves in various ways to fit into the norms & expectations of the world as we know it. 

We are now waking up to all the ways that we’ve been limiting our deeper wisdoms or hiding aspects of our whole truth. The Feminine is not only "passive" and "nurturing".

Expressing more of our essence means becoming aware of the true potential that we have in the body we reside in. The Feminine can be safety, mystery, power, eros and pure aliveness.

Today’s greatest threat to women’s freedom is what Marion Woodman called the “addiction to perfection”. This “never good enough” mentality means that no matter how much we do, it is never enough. 

Inspired by great leaders in the field of Feminine Psychology & Spirituality such as Marion Woodman and Sally Kempton and my teachers Dr. Ana Mozol, Dr. Leslie Ellis, Dr. Jalaja Bonheim, Toko-pa and Tami Lynn Kent I have created this podcast with the hopes of broadening our understanding of feminine psychology and growing together in our embodiment of purpose and pleasure.

Shakti Stories seems to have a life of its own and I am also along for the ride!

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Ep.21 Freedom, Ecstasy and the Erotically Awake Feminine with Sally Kempton

I am so thrilled to share this special interview with you with the brilliant Sally Kempton.

Sally is a powerful teacher of applied spiritual wisdom, known for her capacity to kindle meditative states in others and help students work with meditative experience as a framework for practical life-change. She's the author of the best-selling books, "Awakening Shakti: The Transformative Power of the Yoga Goddesses" and "Meditation for the Love of It.” A former swami in the Vedic tradition, Sally has been practicing and teaching for over four decades. Her teachings combine profound knowledge of the texts of yoga and tantra with practical wisdom from contemporary psychology and integral thought.

In this episode:

-Sally gives us the traditional Tantric definition of Shakti.

-She explains why devotional practice relating to Shakti is considered absolutely necessary for spiritual progress in this tradition.

-She describes how the traditional practice of kundalini yoga as Sally learned it from her teacher, Swami Muktananda, show you how to recognize your true self and liberate yourself from suffering.

-She shares how she shifted from the usual way of yoga the value of  if you want to make progress in your life, if you want to experience relief from emotional pain, if you want to work with your suffering in  really skillful ways.

-She also answers my questions about the erotic Goddess Lalitha Tripura Sundari, known for opening this thousand petal chakra. We discuss Eros as life force itself. Sally says it’s why we’re alive.

You can stream the audio on Spotify if you're out and about:

https://open.spotify.com/episode/53SogqgdTo1bp8gYFRfxd8?si=qzaJqcZwSNyr8VDCzTkFtw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwhcg2keCes
Or check out the video here 🙂 

All Episodes

Ep.21 Freedom, Ecstasy and the Erotically Awake Feminine with Sally Kempton

I am so thrilled to share this special interview with you with the brilliant Sally Kempton. Sally is ...

Ep.20 Embodying Your Womanhood and Honouring The Wild Feminine Landscape with Tami Lynn Kent

Tami Lynn Kent is the founder of Holistic Pelvic Care for women and author of Wild Feminine: Finding Power, ...
IMAGE: Zoe Helene with Spirit Bundle. Zoe's matrilineal ancestors burned Cannabis, Greek sage (Salvia fruticosa), Cedar (Cedrus libani) and Lavender (Lavandula) in spiritual healing ceremonies. Photo by Tracey Eller (@traceyeller)

Ep.19 The Protectress Artemis: Exploring the wilderness within and without with Zoe Helene

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Ep.18 I Dream My Own Medicine: Transforming pain through the priestess arts with Seraphina Capranos

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Ep.17 Awareness in the Heart: Honouring lineage and landing in our bodies

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Ep.16 What is Systemic Racism? Let the Feminine Lead the Way with Emmy Chahal

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Ep.15 There is Always Hope: Restoring The Feminine with Suzanne Rickards Raja

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Ep.14 Pleasure Brings Us Back to Life: AND what to do when you are not in the mood with Blaire Lindsay

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Ep.13 I Give Birth to what Exists within Me: Honouring anger, sadness and the power of the feminine with Achintya Devi

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Ep.12 I am the Voice of My Body and Soul: Healing from emotional eating with Amber Romaniuk

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Ep.11 I Choose Conscious Conception: How to clear ancestral trauma with Alexandra Goldwell

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Ep.10 What More is There to a Fulfilled Sex-life Than “how many times a week?” with Kati Kimchi

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