The Great Wisdom Mother Practice has it's origins in ancient India. They are known as the Ten Cosmic Powers. This is the path of Shaktism, a bhakti path of devotion to God as Mother. Read more here: www.TheMotherPractice.yoga
Shaktas believe, "the one Truth is sensed in ten different facets; the Divine Mother is adored and approached as ten cosmic personalities," the Dasa-Mahavidya ("ten-Mahavidyas"). The Mahavidyas are considered Tantric in nature, and are usually identified as:
Bhuvaneshwari – The Void, Fullness
Tara – The Goddess as Guide and Protector, or Who Saves
Kamala– Tantric Lakshmi
Bhairavi – Truth as Inner Light
Kali – Devourer of Time
Chhinnamasta – The Controller of the Granth Knots
Bagalamukhi – The Goddess Who Paralyzes Enemies
Sundari – The Goddess of Divine Nectar
Matangi – The Mother River
Dhumavati – The Void, Emptiness
Introduction & What you will learn:
We will cover in depth the underlying philosophies and teachings of the Maha (Great) Vidyas (Wisdoms) over a 10 month period of inspirational contemplations, done through movement, creativity and meditation.
The contemplations will invite Her presence into your life. You will learn to recognize Her love flowing through you and all of creation as protection, acceptance, abundance, wisdom, compassion, commitment, strength of purpose. simplicity, emptiness and much more.
The contemplations are focused on receiving inner wisdom from your heart, where the Heart of the Mother resides. She is the Great Heart inside your heart.
The connection to Her guidance will open doorways of truth and insight. These insights will influence or guide your outer life.
Course materials will be:
Sacred Movement Ritual Book, by Ruth Davis ~ Contemplations & Insight Questions
Physical Practices of the Movement Ritual introduced by Ruth in class and recorded online.
The Path of the Great Yes ~ Going up the Mountain ~ Ruth will read LIVE one chapter at a time throughout the course.~ You will have access to Video backup online.
Facebook group page to share insights with other.
Weekly focus questions submitted by Ruth to elicit introspection.
One on one Infinite Heart meditative dialog session with Ruth, included with Live Version.
LIVE: Course commitment:
We meet LIVE via zoom 1 time per month to invoke the Mother we are practicing that month.
Each person dedicates 45 minutes each day of meditation / or intentionally focused contemplations on each mother; in the form of the movement ritual, dance, art, writing, gardening, yoga and or sitting meditation, to participate in the essence of each one.