In Tantric thought, the Universe is comprised of Shiva and Shakti. Shiva is pure Consciousness, that which remains perfect and constant. However, nothing is possible without his consort, Shakti, divine Energy.
It is the Goddess, Shakti, that sets the worlds into motion. It is Shakti that bestows us with the splendor of nature, with our bodies as divine vehicles, with our ability to take action and make change.
Unfortunately, for thousands of years our culture has taught us that Shiva, masculine energy, is good, and that Shakti, feminine energy, is bad. We have been conditioned to believe that our bodies are filthy and sinful, that nature is chaotic and therefore needs to be controlled, that we should conform to cultural ideals rather than be our own unique selves.
Well, enough is enough! This is precisely why feminine energy, divine Shakti, is so healing in today's world.
It is Shakti that inspires social change and justice. It is Shakti that provides us with food, water, and Love. It is Shakti that spontaneously inspires us to make the world a place of greater harmony.
It is Shakti that brings peace and stillness amidst all the chaos.
About Me, Rachel Heart
Writing about my musings with yoga, dance, nature, and truth. I share from the space of an open heart.