Yoga. Tantra. Holy Days.
On this Indian holiday union of all duality is celebrated as the marriage of Shiva and Shakti (Infinite Potential and Creative Power, respectively).
Maha Shivaratri is a celebration of God/dess–the essence of God in all things.
While Shakti creates the manifest experience of embodied consciousness, Shiva is said to be lying in stillness, deep in a dream. When he awakens, the created universe dissolves into the unified experience of Pure Consciousness.
The marriage of Shiva and Shakti may be celebrated as an awakened awareness of Pure Consciousness while still embodied in the human experience.
This is Yoga: the recognition of divinity on Earth and the realization of sacredness in each and every moment. Tantra Yoga is remembering the dream of Creation within the waking state of Infinite Reality...and knowing the deep wisdom of your intrinsic wholeness.
You are the dreamer, the dream and the awakened one.
Happy Maha Shivaratri!
yoga. tantra. holy days.
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About The Author
R.R. Shakti, PhD
Founding teacher of Inner Power Yoga®, Shakti is a Contemplative Mythologist, ritual facilitator, and writer who presents a Tantrik approach to personal empowerment and social action. Through contemplative story-telling and mind/body practices, she offers a vision of deep peace and radical freedom.
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