I have always met Komala Lyra in exotic places - at least from my perspective. The first meeting happened on an island in the Greek archipelago, sitting together on a big boat by the blue Aegean sea, smalltalking and sunbathing among a bunch of tantric people.
I remember a meditation she led one of the days, where we started out in stillness and silence and suddenly became aware of the aliveness in the body. A little piece of magic.
And to me Komala is magic. She is tantra. She has lived tantra whole her grown up life. And now she travels the world, teaching the art of being conscious about the movement, the art of being alive, from the core and out, the art of silence and stillness. The art of being.
She says that she is grateful to all who share love, sincerity, vulnerability, touch, aliveness, silence, and presence with me. She has also been offering educational programs embracing Ayurveda-Yoga-Tantra as foundation for exploration in consciousness, health, sexuality, and meditation, for the last 30 years.
One of her aims is to meet women, and help us to experience our aliveness and being aware of our patterns, our strategies, and, with that awareness, we have a possibility to make choices. So she's done trainings for women for decades, as well as tantra courses for all. One of her assignments is to be a facilitator for the International School of Temple arts, and I see her do courses under that flag all over the planet.
We met in Goa, India, in February. She had been one of the workshopleaders at a tantrafestival and we met a lazy morning when all the participants had left. In this podcast you will hear the sounds of India. We were sitting in the shade in a magnificent garden, people passing by and persons working in the garden.
I am so happy that it's time to share our meeting, and that you also have the possibility to recognize a glimpse of the energy of Mother India.
The world is filled with people who live their dreams and listen to their hearts. It's both inspiring and encouraging to listen to them, to meet them, and to talk to them.
The podcast was born from curiosity, wonder and a longing to share, the amazement of being.
I started the podcast in 2015. Most of the episodes are in Swedish, but now and then I have the opportunity to meet people from other parts of the planet... and sometimes a meeting happens.
I have been working as a journalist for more than 35 years and the least 20 years I've searched the answer to the question: Who am I? The result is an ongoing inner journey, that has made me more real, more in the moment, more stable. And from these spaces I meet people in the podcast.
I have no prepared questions, and I meet them with my curiosity and presence. I hold the space for the call, and then we dive in the water together, and the depth of our meeting is dependent on the flow of the moment.
I do this as part of my mission to be a warrior of love. I still have no economy in this project, but i go on (now nearly 100 episodes). I am really proud to say I do all the work myself - and at the same time I have a great longing for co-operation. If you would like that, please tell me. <3
I hope you enjoy the space I create and here are links to some of the other episodes in English. Feel free to tell the world about 100%-podden.
Charlotte Cronquist is a Swedish writer, blogger, coach deeply fascinated by the mystery and magic of life, of sexuality, spirituality and relationships. She calls herself a warrior of love and her heart tells her that love is the answer. On her blog there are several posts in English.