As a lover of Shakti and as a staunch advocate for women and girls, I often find myself at odds with the wildly popular view of the Hindu goddess as a sword-bearing feminist, particularly in the West.
Navaratri is coming up! As you may know, Navaratri (which translates to “nine nights”) is a celebration of Shakti, the source of creation.
Is the road to enlightenment different for women? Should it be? This is a question that comes up often when I’m teaching or talking to other women. And it is a very good one.
There’s a global phenomenon that you can’t escape, whether you are a materialist or a spiritualist – the call for self-love. It seems like everyone is talking about self-love, be it on social media by way of images that speak of this celebrated quality, on daily news or in the subtle messaging of TV advertisements.