Roses from the Divine Mother

Roses from the Divine Mother

Getting Real With Lisa Van De Graaff Last week, I received darshan from Amma. Amma is a living Hindu saint, an incarnation of the Divine Mother. She delivers her blessing with an embrace, a hug unlike any hug I’ve ever experienced. While I don’t consider myself to be...
Summer is the Time of Fire

Summer is the Time of Fire

Getting Real With Lisa Van De Graaff In Five-Element Theory, summer is the time of fire. Fire organs include the heart, small intestine, pericardium, and the triple warmer. The heart is our source of passion and compassion, and it integrates our senses. The small...
Rediscovering Sensuality

Rediscovering Sensuality

Getting Real With Lisa Van De Graaff I’m on a journey. I’m searching the nooks and crannies of my inner self to find where I’ve misplaced my sensuality. I’ve been taking many paths that lead nowhere. Things that haven’t helped: eating sweets until I feel sick,...
The Sensuality of a Mother

The Sensuality of a Mother

Getting Real With Lisa Van De Graaff I’ve lost my sensuality. Let me be clear: I do not mean sexuality, at least not in the lusty, lewd way. I mean pleasure of the senses. I mean fully experiencing the sweetness of a spring strawberry, the intoxicating scent of...