The Cozy and Reckoning Times are Here

The cozy times have arrived in Nor Cal. We’re stacking two cords of oak to keep the wood stove burning this winter and the duvets are back on the beds. I’m inspired to be in the kitchen again after a long, hot summer of quick salads. Already this week I’ve whipped up a hearty polenta casserole and a pot of chicken tortilla soup. Comfort foods.

It’s a big moment: new moon and eclipse Shakti

I’ve opened the same drawer in the kitchen three times today forgetting that the contents have already been packed for our move. Each time I see the emptiness staring back at me, it makes me roll my eyes at my own programming. It’s an ingrained, automatic pathway to go there for the scissors. I...

It’s time to do the work that needs to be done

The shock of George Floyd’s horrifying murder (along with so many others recently) has confronted me anew with the systemic racism that underpins every level of this society. Also my complicity in that system as a white woman who benefits from it. The truth is painful. And it cannot be avoided if I am truly a woman committed to awakening, consciousness and love.

One of the most significant moments of the year

With the hustle-bustle of holidays upon us, I’m reaching out to make sure you don’t miss the golden opportunity of the solstice on Saturday. This potent tipping point, heralding the longest night here in the North (or the apex of the light in the Southern Hemisphere) is a celestial gift of transformation for those paying attention and ready to receive.

Rings True

The day before our national “Independence” holiday and within hours of the New Moon eclipse, my wedding rings disappeared. It seems they didn’t want to be married to me anymore. They wanted their freedom. They were eclipsed.

Overcome Obstacles the Shakti Way

As Spring arrives and appears to effortlessly bloom with possibility, what do you do when all this fertility just aggravates your own desire to grow, pushing you up against obstacles? ​​​​Make no mistake about it, the arising of anything new will inevitably bring up old stuff that needs clearing...

I Thought I Knew About Marriage

With three marriages between us, we thought we knew what it would mean to get married. Turns out, it’s been full of surprises. People ask me if it’s different now. Yes. Because we’ve been together for 7 years, marriage felt like the logical next step. Not one I undertook lightly of course but...

To Mother, Like Verb Hugging Noun

Honoring the Mother in you. The one who has opened to life, who said Let it Be Me to hold this creation, this child, paint brush, soup spoon, message, mission, this gift of mine to give the world. Who agreed to hold the memory of All As One and do what often feels like the impossible task of...

Trouble at the Border…

I’m finally emerging from this period of silence to connect with you again. I’ve been quietly birthing my new podcast, SheSource, and sharing very little about it. And feeling so weird about that. Why do I do this, when I know we were never designed to give birth alone? It’s because it freaks me...

Shakti Siren Song

By Lisa Schrader International Day of the Woman, March 8, 2017 Today and everyday, I bow to the feminine in all her unique speak, ones in recovery or covered up peeking out, quietly covertly resisting, raven black and blues singing mamas tearing open to give love Life. Shedding skin, keening her...

WELCOME


I invite you to remember that Shakti, your divine feminine life force, is alive and well, in your body, heart and soul. It is my passion to support the awakening of more love on this planet. And that begins with you. May you be blessed, nourished and resourced by what you discover here.