Little Ways of Being™ Blog
- Created on 02 June 2012
Transcript of Talk
Bhakti's popularity is on the rise. The more interest grows, the more often I hear people ask, What exactly is the Way of the Feminine Divine?
The answers are often inaccurate, ill-informed, not comprehensive, and confusing. I'm determined to change this.
Bhakti is an elaborate metaphysical, mystical, and philosophical wisdom tradition that teaches life is intelligently designed to give us the opportunity to master giving and receiving unconditional love to our Self, others, our environment, and the divine.
To help you understand, I'll give you a framework by way of a quick comparison.
Bhakti is a way of Being, just as Zen is a way of Being. Bhakti is intentional heartfulness; Buddhism is intentional mindfulness.
Each way of Being has their teachers. Chaitanya is to Bhakti as Buddha is to Buddhism.
The Way of the Feminine Divine can fill some gaping, numbing holes in our collective and individual hearts, give us meaning and make sense of our unique modern experience.
Our desire for pure love and reconnecting with the Feminine Divine is bulging out all over our secular and spiritual lives and we are so close to answers we can practically taste it.
Bhakti is equally applicable for both men and women, yet it is with special interest I encourage women to understand the power of the Feminine Divine and recognize our inherent advantage in developing its perspective and attitude. Women are wired to become generous masters of relationships and givers of unconditional love, though we generally only tap the limited, conditional side of our soul's potential.
If one of your passions is to become empowered—if you'd like to see other women empowered and in places of leadership; if you support establishing women's rights and equality, and ending the atrocities and abuse of women and children, then the lynchpin for finally grounding that effort is in our hands when we understand the power of the Feminine Divine and apply it in to transform ourselves and others.
A great responsibility and exciting gift is passed to us. As responsible universal citizens, we can to take the Feminine Divine into both our secular and spiritual circles and far beyond addressing just women's rights and equality—the world is ill on many fronts.
Let's take our roles as spiritual activists.
I like Bhakti as a way of Being. My life is rich beyond measure; I find peace in even the most distressing, disorienting situations.
This state of Being did not come without a price. I paid dearly and I'd like to help you avoid some of the spins and pitfalls I took and reach sustenance faster than I did.
My blog Little Ways of Being™ is my attempt to offer you this service. I'm committed to assisting you in your journey to bring more genuine love into your life, enhance your relationships, grow your creative muses, find your pure Self, your voice, power, and gifts, gain mastery over your emotions with a wide-open heart, and allow you to tap into the power, intuition, and guidance of the Feminine Divine and pure love that controls and inspires everyone.
Understanding the way of the Feminine Divine and the state of Being in heartfulness, is simple to grasp, but takes practice to live. You'll find a wealth of practical and intellectual material here to quench your thirst.
However much you choose to investigate the Way of the Feminine Divine, I believe you'll find Bhakti worthy of attention, fascinating, elegant, interesting, provocative and very practical. There is truly a valuable nugget in Bhakti for everyone. Please take yours.
Please stay for a while and explore. Join our growing community to bring more heartfulness to our mindfulness and sign up for the newsletter. Come back and gather more inspiration. Feel free to ask questions and let me know, How can I be of service to you?
I look forward to getting to know you. A million hearts for you and those around you,