Bherunda : “Molten Gold” – No longer just wet (see yesterday) now you’re HOT. Not a soft smile, but one that’s lit up – and golden. This goddess is always naked except for her gold jewelry. She is important among the medicine traditions of Ayurveda because she is also a dissolver of poisons – fear and shame are dissolved by her nakedness. Authenticity is exposure. And when we expose ourselves, we tend to think we’re more vulnerable. Not so, says Bherunda. In fact, among the Nityas, this one has marvelous extra weaponry. Among her many possessions is a shield made of song – she knows what to sing to herself to protect herself. She carries a discus, a spinning weapon for social networking; and a thunderbolt – throw your power playfully and see where it lands!