Fierceness will show up in our lives at times and in spaces we never thought possible until Dakini leads us there - that love and compassion and support is always fierce because it is intrinsically her .. even if it doesn't roar loudly. Being able to show up for ourselves and others with soft ferocity speaks more loudly than any raised voice or thunderous clap! Knowing that Dakini has your back is what makes it possible to continue to gain confidence in ourselves and within our off-the-cushion practice.
"Dakini does not communicate with ordinary words, concepts, logic, or even conventional types of teaching. To wake us up and challenge our habitual patterns and fixated ideas based on the ordinary paradigm we cling to, she teaches precisely, spontaneously, experientially, and often provocatively and shockingly through her actions, body, symbols, and other skillful means, which can be quite unconventional and surprising!
The Hevajra Tantra states:
"The twilight language is a secret language,
a great convention of Dakinis,
which the Sravakas and others cannot unriddle.""
(page 140, 5.4 The Secret Language of Dakini, Volume II of the Heart of Cho: DAKINI JOURNEY in the Contemporary World)