I once had a thousand desires. But in my one desire to know you all else melted away.– Rumi
Once Upon A Time
Lord Shiva lost his beloved Sati. Struck by extreme grief, he retreated within, neglecting his divine duties of transformation and destruction.
One day, Brahma, the god of creation, looked around and saw that the world was dull, static and humdrum. Without Shiva, the rivers of creative inspiration did not flow. And so, Brahma went to the goddess, Shakti, for her help in bringing Shiva out of his shell.
Shakti was then reborn into the world as the beautiful Parvati. Since her kiddie years, Parvati was head over heels in love with Shiva. She would spend her days bringing him flowers, cooing his name, and imagining their loving union. Sadly, Shiva hardly noticed. All her crushing on him did not do anything but frustrate her.
And so, Parvati went to the god of love, Kama, and asked him to shoot an amorous flower arrow into Shiva’s heart. She was sure this would arouse him.
With his magical bow made out of sugar cane and honey bees, Kama did as Parvati requested. Let’s just say that the arrow did not ignite loving passion, but instead an uncontrollable rage. Upon waking from his meditation, Shiva opened his third eye, blasting fire out at Kama. He then closed all three eyes and retreated back into meditation.
Parvati’s plan failed miserably. In despair, she too began to meditate. For thousands of years, she stood on one leg in hot coals, and then on the other leg in the icy snow. During these meditations, she grew so powerful that Shiva felt her divine presence and finally awoke from his meditation.
The two love birds finally got married. Together their union of the divine masculine and divine feminine would create and maintain the structure of the cosmos.
Shakti teaches us that to become our fullest self, we must connect with the divine feminine, and tune in to subtle forms of communication.
As you transition, your life may turn upside down, and the scabs of old wounds may rip off. Hang tight, it’s all part of the process.
As the famous Rumi quote goes, “the wound is the place where the light enters you”. In other words, pain will guide you to the treasure inside.
Right now, Shakti shows you that your only task is to love all the parts of the self. Even the jealous or insecure parts that sabotage your efforts to move forward. Remember, that with every step backward, Shakti is here to guide you two steps forward, filtering out any low vibes on your journey.
- Lily of the valley