72: Embodying the Goddess with Acharya Shunya

Episode Summary

In this episode, Acharya and Chantal talk about collective feminine sovereignty and what it means for women and the world in general. Acharya talks about her mom and how she shaped her into who she is, into finding her ‘roar’ and how her book is an ode to her. Acharya talks about three goddesses and how they guide one into the true divine. Finally, she talks about getting our roar back and connecting with the divine and encourages women not to be afraid when they have lost their way. 

About Our Guest

Acharya Shunya is a truth-teller who facilitates authenticity, self-remembrance, and divine feminine pathways to awakening. She has a podcast, Shadow to Self, and is also the author of two bestselling books, Ayurveda Lifestyle Wisdom, and Sovereign Self. Her newest book is coming out in September 2022 by Sounds True,  Roar Like a Goddess: Every Woman’s Guide to Becoming Unapologetically Powerful, Prosperous, and Peaceful. In this book, Acharya Shunya honors her progressive Vedic roots while breaking the shackles of tradition to bring modern-day women an inclusive, feminist spirituality.

Insight from this episode:

— What is being asked of women in divinity
How to be a master of your own senses
What it means to have a feminine collective that is sovereign
How to take advantage of what you have to your benefit
How the goddesses can catalyze the feminine rising
Insights on how Acharya found a way to access all her power
Insights on how to own your voice and get the ‘roar’ back

Quotes from the show:

“The classic Hindu spirituality, the spirituality that I represent: Teach and embody is about that higher state of consciousness” – Acharya Shunya, Emerging Women Podcast.

“I just feel like there is an invitation for all of us; If there are thousands of goddesses, there is one that’s gonna be right for us in probably every moment or face of our lives” – Chantal Pierrat, Emerging Women Podcast.

“There is divinity in everything, in the corpse, in the lovemaking, in the meditating yogi, so why should we box it?”– Acharya Shunya, Emerging Women Podcast.

“Consciousness is not stagnant, we are evolving and consciousness is evolving with us” – Chantal Pierrat, Emerging Women Podcast.

“To survive and to thrive in this universe, we need our power, and we need to figure out whether it is an unconscious power, conscious power, or even superconscious power by connecting with the divine entity” – Acharya Shunya, Emerging Women Podcast.

“It’s only when you are powerful that you can bring pleasure, cultivate joy and happiness and prosperity in your life ” – Acharya Shunya, Emerging Women Podcast.

“The roar is really owning your own voice” – Acharya Shunya, Emerging Women Podcast.

“If your goal is to be generous, then you’ve got to be smart about it or you will have nothing left”  – Chantal Pierrat, Emerging Women Podcast.

“You are a giver of pleasure, and you deserve pleasure, and you cannot give pleasure if you don’t receive pleasure, if you don’t open yourself up for pleasure” – Acharya Shunya, Emerging Women Podcast.

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