Shakti is the dynamic force that animates all beings – the Great Mother of the Universe. She is the vibration of every atom, every movement and is the quiet power at the base of all existence. Shakti is the dance of life.
As the perception or the personification of the divine feminine creative power, She is often known as “Adi Shakti,” or “Adi Parashakti.”
As the primordial Goddess, She is the alpha and the omega of creation and the created. She is the Mother, the Goddess, the Warrior, the Creator, the Destroyer and the Preserver – the mover and the shaker of all there is in our multiverse.
On the earthly plane, She actively manifests as the female embodiment, though She is also present in males in its potential, unmanifest form. Hindus believe that Shakti is both responsible for creation and is, the agent of all change. Shakti is cosmic existence as well as liberation – Her most significant form being the Kundalini Shakti, a mysterious psychospiritual force.
In the ebb and flow of life, Shakti is the very essence that permeates within the nuances of all that exists, will exist and has ever existed. She is the very breath that dictates our need to wake up every morning, to strive and to harness, whilst inciting our deep desire to ascend to our highest manifest – this is the dance of Shakti.
As She nudges, cajoles and coaxes us to pick ourselves up at every fall, She grinds us yet again, to reinvent ourselves, just so that, we look at our own potential and our will to never give up – creating us into people with legacies on our backs, gifting us our involvement in living.
As we stray misaligned from our own inner Shakti, we have forgotten to dance, forgotten to take steps to allow the dance of life to become our dance of existence that many of us, take so much for granted – that so many of us, cannot find rhythm in the purpose of our breath, let alone, in our pace of be-ing.
The dance of Shakti is not something that requires you to take steps to move to a certain beat – it is only about living in rhythm, about existing in harmony with your inner will, to find that stillness within and in that stillness, to find our latent power to become the highest manifest of ourselves.
– Sujata Nandy