New moon practice

0 percent illumination and time to meditate under the dark night skies, on what is unseen, that has not surfaced to our awareness yet, that lies in the deepest layers of this ocean. To mediate with this unknown, to surrender to this unrevealed territory with a silent mind, dive in this ‘mysterious’ while holding on to nothing, this is my new moon practice. 🙏💓

Welcoming June 💓

Waning crescent moon 10% illumination.

Lot of shadow work this quarter , lot of past hurtful cycles resurfacing, and finding myself to be back there again even more challenging since you think you have made some progress but what’s not healed is not healed, and it resurfaces and all the soul work you have done seems to have not worked but it’s a continuous process to work on. All the pain always leads to something transformational and revolutionary. Started my day with a Goddess saying go create some gold so I had a sacred mission for this day :).

Setting up my intentions for June not with things to do, but with how I want to feel. I want to focus on these feelings that I want to co-create with my current environment and my community. To feel belonged, to feel loved , to feel one , to feel happy, to be helpful, to be creative, to feel healthy. Journaled in this lovely space today with a tiny flower, many little bugs and moths stopping by with message of cohabitation . We are welcoming June blooms here together. A very happy and lovely and prosperous and peaceful month of June dear ones 💓💓💓

Chilao camping

We have always been so lucky with our campsites. Even during memorial weekend and in spite of reaching late afternoon, we managed to get this beautiful site in Chilao campground of Los Angeles National forest. This picture is taken from day 2 of our camping when clouds had completely taken over the skies, and then suddenly out of nowhere sun pierced through the grey clouds, with sunlight slowly goldening the entire landscape. Mood of the evening changed from a bit of dull rhythm to a new, spectacular and revived scene in no time. Such is nature ❤️

Mother

Look at Mother,

an infinite and mystical ocean

of all things of beauty and bliss

perfectly aligned,

growing and functioning

in complete harmony with each other,

without any noise, without any chaos,

so quietly, so magnificently

with utmost grace

with utmost divinity,

each of her branches

each of her wild flowers

birthing in her

prospering in her

and eventually merging in her-

one perfected meditation

one sacred flow

the purest union,

she is Mother

she is naturally breathing in me

I am naturally her.

~

Vaishali Paliwal

Pure Yuccas on my trails

During our camping trip this weekend, as soon as we entered deeper end of Los Angeles national forest, we saw Yucca blooms everywhere scattered so beautifully it seemed like someone has painted the white petals over the desert mountains.

I stopped by many times to soak in their perfect glimpse but this particular trail was exceptionally divine loaded with the Yuccas growing abundantly on the desert soil.

There was so much roughness in the terrain where I stood under one of the Yuccas, yet their majestic flowers growing tall towards the sun, softened everything instantly. In that tough earth of mostly rocks, they are managing to keep their beauty and strength . Known for transmutation, protection and purification symbolically, I can vouch for each of these things I felt in their presence❤️.