TARA, THE ENLIGHTENED ONETHE DIVINE GUARDIAN OF THE UNIVERSETara is a deity within the Buddhist pantheon who embodies enlightened activity and motherly love. She takes on activities of helping beings overcome dangers, fears and anxieties and the many obstacles encountered in life. Tara, in the Tibetan language, is ‘Sgrol-ma’ – which means ‘she who saves’. Thus, she guides those on the spiritual path and is considered the goddess of universal compassion.Divine Guardian of the Universe, Tara, and Your Meditation Practice:You have a deep spiritual practice and are not afraid to let it be known!You have done and are continuing to do the work: meditation, retreats, listening to hours of teachings, practicing yoga.You have teachers who inspire you deeply and, for many of you, these teachers are leading you on your path of deep spiritual development.You are living a life of service – it doesn’t matter what you are doing in the external world, i.e. business executive, office worker, stay-at-home mom, entrepreneur or healthcare worker. Your deepest commitment is to helping others because you have an understanding of the interconnectedness of all beings.Your intuitive powers are honed and you use them regularly. You understand that love and compassion for all (even yourself) is the basis of all spiritual qualities, and attempt to live your life by these ideals.You embody your feminine wisdom archetype Tara as a LIGHT in this world, teaching and helping others to remove their shadows so that they can join in the warmth of the divine, mother light.Your Meditation ManifestoI am deeply committed to transformation and inner freedom. I have learned the true value of my inner gifts and share them with the world. Through continued meditation and spiritual pursuits, I master the outer conditions of my life. I find myself less stressed and more effective in everything I do, more confident, mentally resilient, and happier. By continuing to master my inner life, I’ll understand myself at a deeper level, manage difficult emotions with greater ease, and find deep peace in the greater meaning and purpose of my life. What’s next for the Divine Guardian of the Universe?
ARCHETYPE: Diana, Princess of the AmazonsDiana is the compassionate super-heroine as depicted in the movie, Wonder Woman. This noble archetype comes from mythology around the feminine qualities of beauty, wisdom and strength. Diana is descendent of a race of immortal super-women from the island of Themyscira, based on Amazonian and Greek myths. Diana’s mission is to save humanity through the qualities of compassion-in-action coupled with the wisdom of the gods.
Sacred Warrior Diana and Your Meditation Practice:
Your life’s journey has brought you to an understanding that you must combine inner wisdom with your experiences in the outer world to reach that deeper happiness that your heart knows is available.
Through your difficulties, you have found a longing and drive for understanding the true nature of happiness.
Even though you may have a good job and people you love and who love you, you are still looking for more meaning in this life.
In this way, you have come to understand and embrace the spiritual side of yourself, and you are wholeheartedly open to meditation and spiritual practices.
Yet, you have times of doubt or laziness and have difficulty keeping to a daily practice. This imbalance is unsettling to you at times but your practice is to understand that you have to let go of everything, even these self-judgments.
Staying true to living in the present moment is your calling through various types of spiritual practices, including sitting meditation, yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, or other movement practices.
You are exploring your intuition and tapping into it more and more as you grow.
You are a woman of action and are constantly seeking to understand how to integrate your spirituality with your life circumstances.
You often share a selfless side of yourself – helping others, working on volunteer projects, or leading communities. You derive meaning and strength from giving in this way.
You embody your feminine wisdom archetype, Diana, as the STRENGTH that radiates from your inner being, and you are practicing and learning as you evolve higher and higher on your spiritual journey.
Your Meditation ManifestoI am ready to dive more deeply into my transformation. Through meditation, I can master the outer conditions of my life. I can be less stressed and more effective in everything I do, be more confident, mentally resilient, and happier. By mastering my inner life, I’ll understand myself at a deeper level, manage difficult emotions with greater ease, and gain an even greater sense of meaning and purpose.
What’s next for the Sacred Warrior?
ARCHETYPE: Greek Goddess Athena
Athena is one of Greek’s favorite goddesses and considered the Goddess of Wisdom. She is also revered as the goddess of courage, inspiration, justice, strength, arts and crafts.
Athena is the patron goddess of heroic endeavors, the voice that comes to heroes in times of need, instilling in them a calm spirit, and giving them energy to achieve their goals.
Athena’s essence is courage and strength; her greatest gift is to guide humans to act with divine wisdom.
Rebel Liberator Athena and Your Meditation Practice:
Yours is the hero’s journey to be motivated to uncover and transcend your own limitations.
You have a mental strength that is developing through your understanding of how to navigate life’s challenges. If you have a bad day, you may be inclined to search for the answers outside yourself. Yet, you also consider how looking inward more could be helpful in finding the answers you are seeking.
You’ve built variety into your self-care activities, to help you maintain motivation.
You may use exercise or other forms of movement, which become a type of meditation for you. This encourages you to enter a contemplative zone that provides a mental break from the stresses of the day.
You may have tried a formal mindfulness or meditation practice in which you spend 10 or more minutes a day meditating. You may believe that it can be helpful, but to be honest, you have not felt any deep motivation to commit to a daily practice as of yet.
You are insatiably curious – always wanting to understand, learn and grow.
You are often looking for ways to help others; volunteering, helping friends and family, being of service.
You embody your feminine wisdom archetype, Athena, as the COURAGE to step up into your power, to seek for what rings true, and to embrace your inner wisdom.
Your Meditation ManifestoI am committed to the path of growth and transformation. Through meditation, I can master the outer conditions of my life. I will be less distracted, have more confidence, be the best version of myself, and feel happier. By focusing inward, I’ll understand myself at a deeper level, manage difficult emotions with greater ease, and gain a sense of meaning and purpose.
What’s next for the Rebel Liberator?