Taking Shakti to the next level of evolution.

Taking Shakti to the next level of evolution.

If belonging relates to a sense of community, and a community is a congregation of beings with shared values, then the capacity to determine our values and stay the course with them is what writer Toko-pa Turner calls a “competency of belonging.” A sense that we are participating as cocreators of something greater than the individual, participating in what Hermeticists call “the great work of creation”. (Tarot for Change p.239)

The above quote encapsulates the on-going work of Shakti in the Mountains. Since May 2010, our mission has been to build an inclusive, collaborative community which elevates and nurtures the feminine. In the intervening 14 years, I have experienced both beautiful and exploitive partnerships, financial successes and mistakes, easy and hard boundary setting, moments of great joy and sadness, and opportunities and challenges. Throughout this journey, I have been sustained by the Shakti community.

Last Friday afternoon, during our Makerspace Open Hours, I felt the competency of belonging deeply. It began with…

A Reality Check with Hope Practice + Shakti Spring Schedule

A Reality Check with Hope Practice + Shakti Spring Schedule

Happy Spring!! I am enjoying the longer days and the beautiful blooms. I also am enjoying the warmer weather which makes being outdoors easier. I’ve already been to my local garden center and bought seeds to use in Shakti’s new greenhouse. I love the sense of anticipation which comes from planting a seed and wondering what will grow. Spring is dear to me because it feels like a fresh start, a clean slate, a new beginning. In a word, spring feels like hope.

Hope, as you may know, is not the absence of fear or worry, but it does give me the strength to face my fears and to allay my worries. Hope, I find, is like a best friend: it does not ignore your reality (I wouldn’t want a friend who does). Instead hope simply says…

Why I enjoy ritual so much.

Why I enjoy ritual so much.

Next Tuesday is the Spring Equinox and Shakti is celebrating with art, ritual, and food. While I love our potluck meals, I think my favorite part of our equinox and solstice celebrations is the ritual. I’ve had a hard time articulating why I enjoy ritual so much, that is until I read…

Spring Updates + International Women’s Day Tea

Spring Updates + International Women’s Day Tea

I just finished finalizing the schedule for the Shakti spring calendar and am happy to report that we have a well-balanced lineup. All of our facilitators are familiar faces who spend a lot of time honing their craft and preparing intentional activities for our community. I look forward to sharing the new schedule with you later this month.

In addition to a new schedule, there will be more special topics occurring during Makerspace Open Hours. While there is always the option of using arts and crafts materials in the space (or bringing your own), you also have the option of engaging in a curated activity.

Because this Friday, March 8, is International Women’s Day, Shakti is hosting a…

My wish for you + an intuition practice

My wish for you + an intuition practice

Most mornings, after pouring myself a cup of coffee, I sit next to my altar and spend time in quiet reflection and journal writing. This ritual sustains my energy and provides direction for my day. I love how this practice helps me tune into my intuition and grounds me.

During a recent practice, I drew the Strength card from one of my tarot decks. Strength is one of the twenty-two major arcana cards found in a traditional tarot. Each major arcana card represents a different archetype or primary pattern of behavior found in mythology. Together the major arcana cards tell the story of a hero’s journey: a story in which the protagonist answers the call for adventure, overcomes adversity, discovers the necessary elixir, and consequently, is transformed.

The Strength card typically is portrayed as…

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