I extend the Love that I am, for that is all I truly am. As I learn to be aware, to understand, and to Know my own will as Love, and make choices according to that will, my life experiences become worthy of me. Expressing my Self that is wholly Love and United with All is the only choice that is worthwhile. It is the only thing that brings me satisfaction, the only choice that allows me to experience my Self—the Love that I am. My-your-our- freedom depends on my right choices, depends on my choosing what is worthy and what is not; it depends on me, depends on you, depends on us.
As you know, I’ve been working with the idea of transformation recently. Specifically, the transformation of being directed 100% by the Holy Spirit, of submitting my will to Divine Will, through the Holy Spirit–as the Guiding Thought puts it, “to Know my own will as Love, and make choices according to that will”.
You may also be aware that even though I use terms like “Holy Spirit” (or any of the terms I use), I am not specifically Christian. I am not specifically anything. God is not Christian (or Hindu, or Muslim, or Sikh, or Eck, or B’hai, or whatever), so why should I try to be any one thing?
In that spirit, I’ve been thinking about the Holy Spirit, in relation to Shakti, which loosely defined is the power, or force, that brings the unmanifest into the manifest.
Here is what I found, quite unintentionally, when I was digging around for something completely different (funny how that happens–I was looking up Tandava). It was this first line that really grabbed my attention. I think I may be on to something.
Transformation is a gift from mystery to us.
As we awake to the reality of impermanence, Shiva appears as the ending of a cycle and ignites within us our inner fire of transformation. As we surrender unto the ever changing flow of life, Shiva supports us to see within the burning, a new way, a new path, the possibility to renew.
Simultaneously, destroying what is dying with one hand (fire) and reviving life with another (drum).
Shiva is the friend of all and his cosmic dance of Tandava keeps the world going round and round. Turning ignorance into new opportunities to free oneself.
He is called “The Auspicious One” and his blessings are infinite.
Shiva is the Exhale that brings a possibility for the NEW.
His consort is Shakti and without HER, Shiva is Shava (corpse – formless).
Shakti is the Goddess, the creator-ess of this world we live (inner and outer).
Shakti means sacred force or empowerment. She is the primordial cosmic energy and represents the dynamic forces of Nature, the compositional forces of the 5 elements. She moves through the entire universe as creative power, or the Great Divine Mother.
Shakti is the manifestation of creativity, fertility, abundance. She is creation, preservation and destruction. (see this link for full page)