Bali Magic: Shankari the Alchemist

Bali is where I go to rejuvenate. The place where my spiritual practice deepens while I’m surrounded by beloved teachers and fellow practitioners who are devoted to living authentically, in alignment with nature, and being of service to others. Ubud, a small town in Bali, is the yogi’s paradise. Organic juice delivered to your doorstep…

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I Slay

I slay all day In and on purpose Working the edges of creation Each drop, every bite Sweet succulent joy, I lick from your lips Ma’s arms so soft and wide So sensual and strong Her song plays in the wind, ripples on the water Each drop burnt to flame, the mistress of alchemy aching…

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Lalita Diaz’s Year in Review: 2015

It’s in total awe that I begin to unravel this last year’s learning for you … and for me. This piece of writing in itself is one of my most potent, spiritual practices. And I am proud to say this is my fifth year. I can practically taste the words coming forth each December. And…

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The Everything

The everything knows what it wants It splices the frames…reeling our minds…love, fear, void, death LOVE, FEAR, VOID, DEATH frames running fast into a blur of everything so fast, so fast the beautiful blur of everything why must we slow it … why examine it … or wrap a protective story around it? each frame,…

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Taking Responsibility

When you feel the world you want to create within reach … When you sense there is something you must dive into deeper than you’ve ever dared before … And yet the story of what is missing is glaring through you with envious eyes … They warn you not to sabotage yourself … Do you…

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Cocoon

I want to break out Let the cocoon shatter and I’ll fly inward to the depths of the darkness of truth It isn’t enough to “want it,” and trying is counterproductive Cynical lazy teachers, cynical lazy students I’m finding the crystallized core in each particle of wretched thought Watching the tsunami of chemicals flood my…

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Atom

Have you suffered enough? Not until you know the suffering is real And you are not Sensation is the only vehicle for the tremor of life, which is creating you through pain and pleasure, until you can’t feel the difference Train me, hold me Relax and blast each layer with precision and indifference Trust that…

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Forget

Forget all the pathways that once carved your heart into separation Leave all the aching and longing to be met at the door Enter yourself fully, fill the space of who you are Remember that which you were built for: devotion and dissolution Get the fuck out of the way 0

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Wandering

Wandering through my body from the inside out … joy stretches each cell, filling me to the skin. Through the pores, pours my love out in to the world of creation. Each exhales a gift of union, each inhales a return to my core. Stress and doubt hang out at the fringes, looking for a…

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Naked & Ugly

These are the things that are hardest to say. Sometimes I want a badge of honor just for being in this body. Sometimes I want to scream at the top of my lungs, “But you don’t understand … how hard it is to be this open, this loving, this sexual … in this body!” I’ve…

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