Welcome to the Cauldron of Truth, where you
meet yourself truly, wholly, In Love
I feel blessed to share with you the birth of 'Sacred Hearth' which came to me in the form of a poem on the Winter Solstice 2015. 'Sacred Hearth' is the calling of the Heart... I love the vibration of words and the power that they carry. 'Hearth' encompasses so much - Hear, Ear, Heart, Art, Earth, Her Earth, everything that is dear to this one. Matter matters after all, and this is exactly where we find ourselves in this great turning point in time. Turning towards Her, the Feminine and developing our capacity to listen to Her Wisdom.
The offerings here are born out of the fire of Love and are ever evolving, as I am, in Love. They have emerged out of a deep personal process unravelling the layers of misunderstanding in the thinking mind. Over the past 9 years particularly, there has been a profound melting away of the 'personal' me and my story. I have been stripped (and continue to be!) of closely held beliefs, ideas and identification through the head, heart and belly. So, as I write this, I wonder, what to say about 'me' when Love has melted away so much identification with the body-mind.
I no longer identify with any role as such; the yoga teacher, therapist, women's circle facilitator or the healer. Yet I live yoga and offer space for the realisation of Truth, healing and living wisdom through my Being. What I know is I am here to serve Love, and that is my devotion, my dedication. I follow the guidance of the intuitive heart, wherever it leads me.
So I am here to serve Love, but how am I to do so? The truth is, I don't know entirely - it seems that is an ever evolving discovery. The more 'I' am not doing, the more Love flows like a river unimpeded. Only Love knows how we are to serve in each moment. My only task is to listen deeply, to rest in the silence of Being, to fully allow and embrace everything that arises in life and be the Goodness that I am. I am here to know my Self as Love and to emanate - to sing my unique song within the One Great Vibration of Existence. That is all. Oh, what peace and joy there is when there is no longer someone seeking to control Life!
For the benefit of the enquiring mind that wishes to know more about Emma, I will share a little of her story ...
I began practising yoga and meditation when I was in my teens, which later led me to study the art of Traditional Thai Yoga Massage, Reiki, Soul Reading, Energy Healing and Satyananda (Bihar School of) Yoga, which I have practised and for 20 years. I met my Yogic Guru Swami Niranjanananda Sawaswati in 2002. I took usual initiations throughout this time and spent over 10 years living a Sannyasa life, dedicated to the spiritual path of yoga. I founded and ran a Yoga and Therapy centre in London for 5 years and spent many years facilitating a space where beings could rebalance, restore and find calm, peace and awareness through yoga.
Various experiences allowed for the unravelling of the 'personal' me.... Love's grace placed me in the ashram at the time of Swami Satyananda Saraswati's Mahasamadhi (conscious leaving of the body) in 2009. I had been praying to have a direct experience of Divine Love for many years and Swamiji's passing offered this. This began a very deep process of disintegration, breaking down the layers of conditioning built up over years. The 'doer' was very strong in this one and had to be collapsed. The initiation of motherhood in 2011 allowed for an even greater surrender and continues to be a great teacher, moment to moment. Motherhood also brought the birth of 'Womb Song'; working deeply with women to awaken the power of Shakti, heal the wounds of the Feminine, and embody the Feminine essence.
In 2013, I met a pure embodiment of Love, Sri Saraswathi Ma, with whom I have spent much time sitting with over the past 8 years. All of these life experiences and many in between offered a direct experience of Pure Love beyond any concept, a Great Fire to burn away untruth and thereby a deep trust and surrender to Life. I am immensely grateful for this process - for in the stripping, the mind no longer minds. I have come to know peace and contentment even in the midst of challenges that continue to arise in life. It is not my life to live and offer myself at the feet of Love in service. Thy will be done.
Emerging out of the chrysalis of transformation (the 'cosmic mulch' as Sri Ma once called it), I was called back to the Motherland in 2020 after living in England for 25 years. I am here as a living inspiration for those who feel the call to the heart and have a deep longing to know Truth.
My Offerings at Sacred Hearth Sanctuary at this time take the shape of 1-1 Therapy Sessions, Yoga, Movement & Meditation, Retreats, and events.
I look forward to meeting you in the Heart of Being.
in deep Love and gratitude
Is your deepest desire to know who you are?
Are you longing for peace,
for love, for truth, for freedom?
Have you heard the call to come home,
to yourself, to the stillness of Being?
All that is required is willingness, sincerity
and an open-heart ...
I will meet you there, in Love
Deep love and gratitude to the radiant beings who have brightened the path before me, who have helped dispel the darkness and shown me the light of Love that I am through their pure reflection... And to Life itself which is the ultimate Guru. Gratitude only grows within me.