On this Indian holiday union of all duality is celebrated as the marriage of Shiva and Shakti, in her incarnation as Parvati (the daughter of the mountains). Therefore, Maha Shivaratri is a celebration of God/dess–the essence of God in Nature.
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 you are still embodied in the human experience.
This is Yoga: the realization of divinity on Earth and the sacredness in each and every moment. It is remembering the dream within the waking state and knowing the deep wisdom of your intrinsic wholeness.
The March New Moon invites you to honor your dreams. They hold the deep wisdom of your unconscious mind and Visionary Heart. This month, in the Eleven Moons God/dess Odyssey, we are Dream Tending. CLICK HERE for a glimpse.
Join Beloved Master Teacher, Sreedevi Bringi, in time to celebrate Maha Shivaratri, the annual new moon festival that celebrates the overcoming of darkness. Chant mantra and song. Hear stories and sacred poetry composed by Bhakti saints of India. Contemplate the five great acts of Shiva as they manifest in your own life.