November 11, 2021

    Sanskrit: Utkata Konasana                                   

    Western Term: Goddess or Victory 

    English Translation: Fierce Angle Pose

    Type of Asana: Standing Pose and a fierce pose that connects to the divine feminine.

    Earth Mother
    “Pachamama is a goddess revered by the Indigenous Peoples of the Andes. In Inca mythology she is an “Earth Mother” type goddess, and a fertility goddess who presides over planting and harvesting, embodies the mountains, and causes earthquakes.”



    To put the world right in order we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right.



    The Eagle and The Condor Prophecy

    “The Eagle and the Condor is an ancient prophecy that speaks of human societies splitting into two paths—that of the Eagle, and that of the Condor.
    The path of the Condor is the path of heart, of intuition, and of the feminine. The path of the Eagle is the path of the mind, of the industrial, and of the masculine.

    Read about the importance of balancing feminine and masculine energies.

    The Eagle and Condor prophecy says that the 1490s would begin a 500-year period during during which the Eagle people would become so powerful that they would nearly drive the Condor people out of existence. This can be seen in the conquering of the Americas and the killing and oppressing of the indigenous peoples in the subsequent 500 years—up to and including today.

    The prophecy says that during the next 500-year period, beginning in 1990, the potential would arise for the Eagle and the Condor to come together, to fly in the same sky, and to create a new level of consciousness for humanity. The prophecy only speaks of the potential, so it’s up to humanity to activate this potential and ensure that a new consciousness is allowed to arise.”

    As the years pass, I unearth layer after layer of the habitual thinking that caused me suffering. Most of it would be considered pathological in a clinical sense. It is simply the typical thinking of my culture, class, gender, time, and space, and I have internalized all of it.

    I am also encountering the stored memories of many lifetimes. The experience is akin to cleaning out your grandmother’s attic and discovering, amongst the trunks and boxes, some clues to your family’s behavior. 

    My years on the [planet] have revealed to me, first, that I have suffered profoundly by allowing the flawed thinking of the world, [others], to define me, and second, that there has always been a part of me that has known better. I think of the part of me as sanity.

    -Rolf Gates

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