Mukti, from Open Gate Sangha, shares a conversation with Melanie around spiritual relationships and navigating the journey of awakening.
Learn more about Mukti and the Open Gate Sangha at Adyashanti.org.
The Self in Full Bloom (Opening) – Mukti shares her history and evolution on the spiritual path. She talks about the practices and teachings that opened her awareness to a deeper inner world.
Just Be Yourself (9:30) – Mukti talks about her unique relationship with Adyashanti as both partner and student. She shares the story of receiving her first teaching from him and how that lesson informed the rest of her life.
“To put being myself first and foremost before all other duties and roles, I realized that I had no idea what that really was. That is why it was such a great teaching because it opened this inquiry about what it is to be authentically and genuinely what I am.“ – Mukti
The Search Inside (18:30) – We hear about Mukti’s inner journey since she began her study with Adyashanti. The pair discusses the dynamics of a spiritual marriage and explore the intersection between relationships and spiritual awakening.
“In that moment, I realized that this is what I am. Something that is prior to ideas and definitions, that is empty to all the comings and goings of time, history and the future.” – Mukti
To explore the subject of Spiritual Marriages, check out this interview with Mukti: Spiritual Marriages
Directing Intention (38:30) – Mukti speaks about the role of intention in spiritual life. She shares a teaching from Paramahansa Yogananda that has informed her view of intention in a spiritual marriage.
“To recognize spirit deeply in one person, and then to discover that that is the spirit in all of life. This is kind of the intention that I took. I never necessarily boiled the intention for my marriage down into a sentence before I got married, but I know that statement of Yogananda’s really hit home for me.” – Mukti
Maintaining Balance (45:00) – Mukti explores the interplay of the masculine and feminine aspects of all things. She shares her perspective on how we can balance these principles and meet every moment in life with greater balance.
Wisdom for the Long Road (1:02:35) – Mukti shares a piece of wisdom for young women to take with them along their journey of awakening.