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Footprints In My DNA

Footprints In My DNA

I was at my desk by 10 am. It’s part of a new writing routine, to turn up at the same time, same place. It’s a way of showing the muse my commitment to her. But in the last two days, not much writing or research has happened. Yesterday, instead of opening the laptop or my diary, I stretched out on the yoga mat, where tightness in muscles melted to tears.

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Emergence

Emergence

Yesterday, two unexpected,  joyous and seemingly unrelated events slipped into my day . They may not have happened if the world was still 'normal.' The night before, I had a virtual conversation with a friend in the UK, who is in total isolation. Normally, our regular...

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Change Is Coming

Change Is Coming

There were 4 million of us around the world on strike a couple of weeks ago. And most of those striking, were children. In Sydney, I stood under the shade of magnificent Morton Bay Fig trees, at the Domain, and pinched myself a few times.

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Awakening

Awakening

A circle of 16 women. A simple altar in the centre, with candles, fragrant red roses in jars, and precious stones. All laid down on an ochre silk scarf. The drummer lifts a frame drum to her chest. Slow and regular beats. The women pick up the pulse of the rhythm with...

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Love

Love

Love. I forgot it was my birthright to Love myself. I forgot to bathe in the Love I was born in. I turned my back on the Love that family and friends poured over me. I ran away and hid instead of shining. But that’s exactly what the perpetrators wanted. They ravaged...

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Self Care in Chaotic Times

Self Care in Chaotic Times

It’s difficult to stay calm, not get battered by thoughts that the world is about to end. When I hear the news, two items stand out. The contrasting symptoms of climate change. Fires burning out of control in one part of the world, while floods make half a million...

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Returning to the Top Soil

Returning to the Top Soil

I’ll be visiting India soon, to spend time with my parents, as well as conduct another session of ‘The Goddess Dances’ with Madhu Nataraj. I sit at my desk, watching the sun set behind our neighbours’ homes, and a wave of gratitude brings on a smile. Ten years ago, it...

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You Are The One

You Are The One

Dear reader, It took forever to write this first blog post in June 2018. Probably because I was trying to write prose when all along I should have written it as a poem.  When I succombed, this is the poem that best sang out the Wisdom of the women of my bloodline. The...

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