Ram Dass gave me the name Ambika.
I'm giving you The AMBIKA Method.
In 2015 I moved to Maui, where I served as a live-in caregiver for my spiritual teacher. People would often ask me what I took away from living in the ashram. I'd joke that I learned to make eggs.
Ram Dass liked his fried with turmeric, garlic, and ghee.
Cooking breakfast was a daily lesson in patience, attention, and ultimately compassion for the many times I'd mess up, breaking the yoke and having to start over. But with practice, I soon came to appreciate standing over that stove, day after day. These rituals are what remain in my memory now that his body is gone.
RD (as we affectionately called him), gave me the name Ambika. I've transformed it, kind of like how a raw egg can morph into a meal. I hope it nourishes you.