Thank you for joining us at Shakti Stories!
Shakti Stories is a mission to Empower Feminine Bliss for all people to flower and thrive.
For centuries, womxn have been twisting and contorting themselves in various ways to fit into the norms & expectations of the world.
We are now waking up to the ways that we’ve been limiting our self-expression or hiding aspects of our whole truth.
Expressing more of our essence is not just about wearing long dresses or dancing ecstatically in Bali. It’s about becoming aware of the true potential that we have in the female body we reside in.
Today’s greatest threat to womxn’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 the greats in the field of Feminine Psychology such as Marion Woodman, Toko-pa and my teachers Dr. Ana Mozol, Dr. Leslie Ellis, Tammy Lynn Kent and Jalaja Bonheim, Phd, I have created this podcast with the hopes of broadening our understanding of feminine psychology and growing together in our embodiment of purpose, passion and pleasure.
I invite you to always use your own intuitive felt-sense with any idea offered to you and run it through your own body to decide whether a certain practice or concept is of value for you at any given time. This podcast is not for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. It's for informational purposes and is in no way a substitute for professional medical or mental health advice, examination, diagnosis, or treatment.
Suzanne Rickards Raja has been in the personal development industry for over two decades and teaches empowerment with her husband through their company Warrior Sage.
She talks about how the world is feeling a lot of pain right now - how the pandemic has sent us to our rooms to consider what we haven't been doing well as a collective!
She talks about how there is a masculine and feminine side within us all. We've all got that desire for freedom but we've also got that need for flow. She says that right now "we are feeling stopped in our tracks and the feminine within all of us is feeling that".
She's here to share her wisdom with us about how to work with some of the challenges we may be facing as the pain of members of our global family continue to rise the surface and how to hold that place within ourselves of compassion and self-compassion.
-Suzanne describes The Masculine and The Feminine as she has come to understand them (2:30).
-There is always hope - Suzanne explains this through the metaphor of the day after the night and the spring that follows winter (6:25).
-Take a Breath (9:20).
-The Feminine is suffering. She needs to be restored through self-resourcing (15:20).
-Action Step #1: Let's breathe wider together (20)
-Let's talk about privilege - why would someone resist the term and how can they feel their defensiveness or whatever feeling is truly arising in order to then find curiousity (26).