Evoke the rapture of Shakti! Delve into the depths of her unfathomable bliss. Become enveloped in her powerful feminine sensuous creative power. Let the Mother wrap her darkness all around like a comforting womb, nurturing, guiding, reminding us of our deepest truths.
“For she throws the spell of the intoxicating sweetness of the Divine: to be close to her is a profound happiness and to feel her within the heart is to make existence a rapture and a marvel; grace and charm and tenderness flow out from her like light from the sun and wherever she fixes her wonderful gaze or lets fall the loveliness of her smile, the soul is seized and made captive and plunged into the depths of unfathomable bliss. Magnetic is the touch of her hands and their occult and delicate influence refines mind and life and body where she presses her feet course miraculous streams of entrancing Ananda.”
~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother
The Divine Mother resides in each of us, deep in our flesh and bones. Our experience and embodiment of awesome divinity is dependent on our fearlessness to shed to layers of illusion and separation. Hridaya illumination, lighting the dark spiritual cave, can be achieved through dedicating our minds and actions to the Ishta Devata, keeping focus on the diksha mantra and singing the holy names to create grace and harmony between the microcosm and macrocosm.
“To be a Yogini means being courageous, having high self-esteem and having a strong sense of self-worth. It requires feeling invincible, empowered and strong. A Yogini does not need nor have to rely on another to take care of her emotional and physical needs. She contains the mysteries of the universe within her female body. She knows her yoni is the pitha, the sacred seat of all power. She understands that life is a dance between balance and chaos, darkness and light, suffering and joy, death and life. She is able to ride the cosmic tides that ebb and flow through our lives, sometimes bringing love, other times pain, but always lessons of who we truly are.
~ Laura Amazzone, Goddess Durga and the Sacred Female Power
“Kali Ma, purify me, stregnthen my body and soul”