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There are so many things I found compelling and of interest, and I have pages in my notebook, but here is one entry re: the deep appreciation of the wisdom dakinis and these exquisite practices in our times, and in my own life
• Needing the fierce and wisdom dakinis in this time in history, in this time in my life, and loving the fierceness and power of the container/cauldron/athanor I can feel support and protect me in my work. We know we are stepping out into unknown and antagonistic area when we awaken and speak out and BE in our empowered states, and so we need the source of wisdom, power and protection that can guide us in our courage to do so and teach us the skillful means to do so. And there is no greater gift than the clarity of being able to see encumbered patterns that have been held for such a long time and whose existence is ‘protected’ by the masses all around us, and to be given the tools to be able to know and transform these patterns and break these cycles of suffering and imprisonment, to cultivate a balanced and empowered wisdom state in which we live, move and have our being… and to pass this on to our daughters and grand-daughters and every sentient being without exception. This work and its exquisiteness gives me hope and a Path in times that can so easy inflame us into anger, compress us into frustration, depression, and a feeling of powerlessness, or the worst threat – the loss of bodhicitta. The first time I did a practice with Lama Tsultrim I found on utube where she led people through the transformation of anger with the Vajra Dakini, tears spontaneously ran down my face during the practice in the recognition and relief and safety of the fierceness and power and wisdom/skillful means in the athanor all around me which i could lean into and count on, and allowed me to go into the very depths of the parts of me that I felt had to be suppressed, were then drawn out into the light, its old neurotic expressions transforming during its rising. And not only did I feel this fierceness, strength, safety and wisdom at first surrounding me, but in the wholeness of this experience, knowing this is within me.