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Learn How to Roar Like a Goddess with Acharya Shunya
Meet Acharya Shunya
Acharya Shunya is a truth-teller who facilitates authenticity, self-remembrance, and divine feminine pathways to awakening within. The first female head of her 2,000-year-old Indian spiritual lineage, Shunya reinterprets and re-contextualizes ancient teachings for modern times, empowering people everywhere to lead fearless, fulfilled, and enlightened lives. She is president of the Awakened Self Foundation and founder of Vedika Global, Inc. in California. She is the author of the bestselling books Ayurveda Lifestyle Wisdom and Sovereign Self and her newest book, Roar Like a Goddess. She lives in Northern California.
Let me tell you, my friend, that this conversation brought me to tears. Acharya Shunya is a powerful example of a pure embodiment of the divine feminine and goddess energy and is full of cosmic wisdom and universal truths. I’m so excited to share much of our conversation here. I hope you’ll tune in — you’ll certainly be touched, moved, and inspired. Perhaps you’ll be moved to tears too, like yours truly. Enjoy!
Celebrating the Divine Feminine
Acharya Shunya was taught early on by her grandfather, a master teacher, that she would head the lineage even though she is a female. She was told this at nine years old and learned at a young age that this would be her path and dharma, regardless of her gender. She would be the first head of her lineage in over 2,000 years and begin to change the ancient custom and weave in the power of bringing in the divine feminine and teachings of the Goddess.
Acharya Shunya teaches in her book, Roar Like A Goddess, that part of our learning is to see ourselves like the divine, which means creating non-negotiable respect and safety for ourselves. It’s important to remember that even in the darkest moments, we are connected to the divine light. Our goal is not just to speak and proclaim our self-respect but to know it and embody this unconditional self-love and respect.
The Power of Shakti
There is only one Goddess force in the Vedic tradition, which is called Shakti. Shakti in Sanskrit means power. This all-encompassing feminine power invites, rather than destroys, builds rather than tears down. The three aspects of Shakti are exemplified through the three Goddesses: Durga, Saraswati, and Lakshmi. Acharya Shunya teaches how to connect to the powerful energy, lessons, and wisdom of each Goddess. Here’s a quick overview to give you a taste of their universal teachings for a beautiful life:
1) Durga – Durga gives you permission to own your power and shed fear. She is all about getting in touch with your power within and expressing what Shunya calls ‘righteous rage’. This is a highly conscious rage that can stem from years and lifetimes of being marginalized and overlooked. Durga is about cutting through fear.
2) Saraswati – Saraswati is all about knowingness and discernment. This energy asks you to discern what is a minor matter and/or what is a world manner. She helps you to convert trauma into growth for greater transformation and healthy, full expression of your potentiality.
3) Lakshmi – Lakshmi is all about the heart, love, playfulness, rest, and prosperity. She is anchored in conscious behavior, not just a scripted way of being. Her energy reminds us to play, connect to our sexuality and sensuality, find balance and enjoy the fullness of life.
Roar Like a Goddess
It’s time to connect to the Goddess energy, frequency, and wisdom. First, you must roar with courage. Next, you must roar with fullness, balance, and abundance. We all need to roar with healing, higher consciousness, and compassion. May you be inspired by Acharya Shunya’s example of what’s possible for women and all of humanity, and may you roar like a Goddess!
Acharya Shunya shines her light for all of us to see the goddess within us. It is the goddess energy where we find the courage to create non-negotiable respect and safety for ourselves. Be sure to check out her latest book Roar Like a Goddess.
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