Throughout world history, the archetypes of the Divine Feminine energies have existed and still continue to play active roles in our lives. Today, we have a better understanding of this archetype of the Feminine where Her divine energies are documented as the irrefutable, influential power She holds in the social equation of existence.
Immaterial of our gender, our collective veneration of the masculine and feminine energies provides the vital components to propel our Universe to pulsate in balance and in harmony. Only when the balance is achieved, can we enter the sacred space of each other.
The Divine Feminine Code specifies the principles of the merging of the masculine and the feminine energies – the very pathways of cure, wisdom, the furtherance of world communities, healing, salvation, peace and abundance. In the era of the revival of the Divine Feminine, the harmonization of both energies is vital to the evolution of the human race and the restoration of our planet.
The Divine Masculine Provides Infinite Wisdom, While the Divine Feminine Provides Creation
The Divine Masculine or SHIVA (Purusha = Man), symbolises consciousness while the Divine Feminine or SHAKTI (Prakriti = Nature), symbolises power and energy. She represents energy, power, movement, change, nature or the maternal principle. In all kingdoms of life, the MOTHER element provides sustenance, nurturing, and refuge. There is no greater love than the love of a mother, for She carries and nourishes Her child in Her womb, providing it with all the care and sacrifice until the child becomes independent of its existence.
SHIVA on the other hand, is pure consciousness – the unchangeable, infinite and uninfluenced observer. He is desire-less, providing the blank canvas in which Shakti brings to life, the very essence of all existence.
Neither Shiva nor Shakti can exist on His or Her own, for whenever there is a profusion of one energy, our world will endure rains and floods indicating the abundance of one power and whenever there is an absence of one energy, our world will suffer excessive droughts indicating a lacking or a deprivation: it is only when they are in synergy with each other, that our world rotates in absolute balance.
Life Happens When Energy and Consciousness Merge
Shiva and Shakti are manifestations of the all-encompassing divine consciousness. They are portrayed as the half of the same image; one side female and the other, male. The left side is the “feminine,” (Ida, Yin), energy, and the right side represents the “masculine,” (Pingala, Yang), consciousness.
Only when Shiva and Shakti merge, can action, movement and creation arise. Until energy is infused with consciousness, it is ignorant, chaotic, drifting and visionless. Energy cannot produce anything on its own, it can only create and manifest when consciousness confers upon it material, procedure and direction. Equally, consciousness absent of energy is latent power, unable to create, manifest, produce or be the basis of anything.
Unification of the Feminine and the Masculine Equals Balance in Existence
Shiva and Shakti have commonly been misunderstood to represent a man and a woman unified in sexual intimacy and mystical love. Known as the Ardhanarishwara, (ar-dha-na-rish-wa-ra), depicted as half man, half woman, the unification, merging, coitus or penetration symbolises the union of the feminine and the masculine energies in harmony with each other, that all of life is possible, only when the balance of Yin and Yang, Ida and Pingala, Masculine and Feminine is achieved.
When Energy and Consciousness Become One, the Nectar of Life is Everlasting Joy and Infinite Understanding of All Living Beings
The Divine Masculine, (Consciousness), resides in the Sahasrāra or the Crown Chakra while the Divine Feminine, (Energy, Power), in the Mūlādhāra or Root Chakra. When Energy and Consciousness unite in the Crown Chakra, knowledge, wisdom, knowing and the body of knowledge become one – eradicating the polarities in life and all that remains is, eternal joy, unconditional love, infinite compassion and absolute understanding for all living beings.
The Harmonization of Shiva-Shakti is the Bedrock of the Goddess Rising
Shakti is the mind of every living being, dominating or imprisoning ourselves in the play of life. Yet, Shakti is the same reason that the world is tangible and is experienced and through Her that Shiva, can experience Himself. Without Shakti, Sh’I’va is merely ‘Shava’, a motionless body – akin to the sun being without light, the moon without glow and life without movement.
Incessantly energetic, dynamic, creating, nourishing, nurturing and dissolving everything into Shiva, only to be reinvented time and again, Shakti is the unending process of evolution, creation and progression.
Notwithstanding our gender differences, every one of us have the masculine and the feminine energy within us. Logic, scheduling, and assembly fall under the masculine. Ways of being such as thoroughness, discipline, and control also fall under this category. The masculine is a necessary attribute, for it supports the evolution of a composed ego, financial solidity, family, shelter, and association.
The feminine aspect is subtler in a society that is highly ego-driven. It is ruled by intuition, receptivity, dreams, and emotion. This is an essential counterbalance to the masculine.
In discovering the balancing of the masculine and the feminine energies within you, understand that everything is a process and that, change is the only constant. Discover your masculine and feminine energies as they come to the surface, allowing the “male-ness,” and the “female-ness,” of your Being to guide you to appreciating who you are and how you respond to the environment you live in.
SUJATA NANDY WORLD GURUKUL
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