Becoming the Mother Light
Retreat with Sharada Devi
Mount Shasta, CA.
We come to the end of the road and we turn around, there’s nothing else we can do. These native americans shortly after asked me to be the flower for their homeless star. Apparently all roads lead somewhere…they said, “roads that are manmade are different than star roads.” Then an old hand reached for my heart through the darkness and said, “om mani padme hum.” This got the flower spinning. The light is all I heard and I knew that although I was down, I could get up because I was the one they chose for their homeless star. It all makes sense when you think of the future, the place we aren’t supposed to enter in our minds. I became panicked momentarily when the hand left my heart, then it was my hand. Then it was my star. I was it’s flower. That is all I can promise.
I know it’s not the same without him. But all things change as they grow. Transformation is what I can offer. I believe in overcoming self consciousness, self censoring and self inhibition. Those cages limit our freedom. I believe in creating the light with the shadow. I can offer you the space, act as the catalyst, provide the support to be born again. To see and approach yourself differently so that all suffering can be transformed into beauty and compassion. The real process of whatever you want to call it- tantra, alchemy- is this road for me. So healing means perspective and release. This retreat offers a sacred space for this unfolding. You can do and be whoever you want to be here. The only things I love in life are animals, flowers, rivers and the moon. I appreciate the warmth of the sun. The only thing I can get behind is freedom. Freedom from self imposed limitations that have become obsolete. Moving the spiral that is our life force means doing something creative with our bodies and minds as an offering to the heart flower. I do feel homeless without the sun. I do feel the star needs a home. I do feel the night is as deep as you are. I do feel the hand came from a place that’s eternal. The message to me is clear. I do not want to go on not being perfectly real to myself. I do not want the unreal to shroud me in false security. I want the haunting to be a picture or a song, the chaos to become enchantment. This is our land and we can do with it what we want. There is a secret flower growing inside because they told me. There is an ancient star wandering the skies listening for a home. There is om mani padme hum with every beat of the heart. The star is set inside the sky. The light is rising from the flower.
That is what I have in mind for the retreat. It is not abstract. How you shine is up to you. Sing, dance, read a poem, act out a scene from your dreams. I will do my best to inspire with the purest of my love. We are all in this together is the bottom line.
Becoming the Mother Light.
*$840 includes accommodation and food.
*$108 deposit is required to hold your space.
* balance is due by 5/18.
*deposit and balance are nonrefundable but can be applied to future retreats.
*retreat is in Mount Shasta, California June 19-24
*you can bring an instrument you know how to play or you don’t know how to play.
*you can bring whatever you want.
*email sharada devi at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up
and with questions.
om mani padme hum