There is something quaint about rituals with the culmination of our sankalpa (intention) – it simply evokes pure bliss.
I have practised this ritual for more than a decade now and find so much release every time I perform the ritual. Honestly speaking, the ritual is not as lengthy and tedious as most temples in the country make it out to be – it is more, a connection with the Goddess amidst our busy schedule, stopping and taking stock of all that we seek while taking respite in knowing that She is always there to deliver us to our callings.
Today i asked that my cowrie shells be blessed for the divination work that I am to embark on soon: something I learnt some years ago while playing shells in the temple – the wisdom just came on its own as mathematical formulae did for Ramanuja, the man who knew infinity.
It is a dying art with not much information available on how to read these shells. For some, it is wisdom passed down from mother to child, while for some others, it was taught by a Guru proficient with the language of the cowrie. It is believed, that the language is revealed to those who are pure at heart and will not misuse the wisdom of the shells!
Today’s Rahu Kaal Durga puja coincided with the Varahi Gupt Navarathri timeline (30th June – 8th July) and is believed to be even more powerful and amplified, in terms of rituals and sadhana to the Goddess – a good time to seek blessings for projects or manifests that you want to realise for the coming months (hence, my shells).
When we merge with that power we love, we become the ritual of our love to all that exists, that has ever existed and will ever exist and become the embodiment of our ritual and our sadhana…
May you find the magic that is YOU!