This week we greet a new archetype and a new season.
Meet The Tantrika.
She’s gonna help you understand that wanting is the first step to getting.
Let’s start the season with a little story so you two can get to know each other….
Imagine yourself in a field, lazing in the late-spring sun. You’re stretched out on your back. There’s a soft breeze scented sweetly with flowers.
After a while, you feel thirsty and a little hungry.
Just as you think, “what I really want is something to drink and a snack”, you hear something coming toward you.
You sit up, shading your eyes with your hand, and look around. There’s a rustle, a quaking, in the vegetation at the edge of the field.
Through a thicket of blooming brambles emerges a woman, glistening with sweat from her efforts, smiling generously.
You begin to stand but she interrupts, “no, please sit. I’ll come to you.” She saunters overs and sets a basket down beside you.
She shakes a beautiful silk cloth out onto the warm grass, and begins to set one delicacy after another onto it.
There’s clear water, good wine, crisp apples, baklava dripping with honey, fragrant cheeses…
“Hold up”, you finally say, shaking your head, reeling from this super-fast enchantment. “How did you know where to find me, and that I even wanted all this stuff?”, (because you do, oh you do).
“It was easy!” she explains, leaning back on her elbow, swigging wine from the bottle. “You were wanting it”.
“See those flowers over there blooming?” she points, a drop of honey clinging to the tip of her finger. “See how they’re covered with bees? How do you think those bees found those flowers?”
“The flowers wanted to be found, so they made it easy”, she tells you conspiratorially.
“Did I make it easy for you to find me and bring all this food?” you wonder.
“Mmmm hmmm”, she replies, handing you an apple.
“But how?” you demand, chomping down on it.
“You were wanting it.” she repeats slyly.
This season, The Tantrika archetype teaches you how to desire with the skill of a gold medalist.
Not whiny, expectant begging. Not entitled demanding, not sappy longing.
We spend late spring with The Tantrika, the season of flowers. Flowers will help The Tantrika illustrate desire: hold still, bloom, and exude the nectar that will attract what you want.
That’s how your desire will know you’re looking for it, and ready to receive it.
The Tantrika teaches you to know when to stop chasing and pursuing. She shows you how to attract, instead.
Tomorrow is The Tantrika’s holy day, Beltane or May Day
This is the day she sets her Desires in motion, actively attracting the things she most wants.
Wanna name your desires then spend a season blooming, attracting, and positively dripping with nectar so they can find you?
Let’s get ready to bloom!
love & flowers