Today in our teacher training Sianna explained that we have just come through Navratri, a celebrated time of the Goddess energy. She opened the training by explaining how the various goddess energies are honoured, and how we can tap into this energy in particular for our teacher training. For the first three days of Navratri Durga is honoured – this can be seen as a time of radical self acceptance, of stepping into and really embodying our true authentic selves. The second three days Lakshmi is honoured – Lakshmi is the goddess of abundance, but in this, Sianna pointed out that it is spiritual wealth, an abundance of self-worth, a prosperity of the heart that we can open to. The third three days honour the goddess Saraswati, who is the goddess of wisdom – Sianna spoke about when we tap into the power of Saraswati, when we flow in a river of knowledge and learning, that comes right from being in our authentic selves and feeling an abundance of heart, then it is as if Saraswati is dancing on our tongues – she is the goddess of poets, and we will speak poetry into our teaching.

 

Durga – fiercely stepping into ourselves, not apologizing, being our authentic selves

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lakshmi – connecting to an abundance of spirit, an abundance of heart, an abundance of wisdom

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saraswati – awakening to the flow of our abilities, swimming in the river of our knowledge, emanating our authentic selves out into the world

 

 

Sianna taught us a chant that honoured Ganesha, Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati. We chanted each mantra 11 times.

(for Ganesha) Om Gam Ganapatayeh Namaha

(for Durga) Om Dum Durgayeh Namaha

(for Lakshmi) Om Shrim Maha Lakshmayeh Namaha

(for Saraswati) Om Aim Saraswatayeh Namaha

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