Kali, annihliation aspect of Shatki, standing on Rati and Kama, who personify the primordial desire which gives rise to all creation. The garland of human heads symbolizes wisdom and power. Her blood-red tounge signifies the power of Rja-guna, the kinetic force which gives impetus to all activities. The sacrificial sword and the severed head are the symbols of dissolution and annihilation directin the Sadhaka to shed his ‘ego sense’. The girdle of severed hands signifies one’s Karma, action Kamgra, Himachal Pradesh.
Chinnamasta reprsenting Devi in her destructive and creative aspects. She is flanked by her two Yoginis, Dakini and Varnini. Under her Rati and Kama, the female and male principles , depict the transcendence of the phenomenal world and the abolition of the experience of duality.
[excerpts from ‘The Tantric Way’ by Ajit Mookerjee and Madhu Khanna]▲4 | reblog
In Hinduism “Shakti” is the female essence of God. She comes in many forms including Parvati, Durga, and Kali.
The Hindue Goddess/Devi “Kali” is worshiped in Tantric/Yogic traditions as a facilitator of purification. She often represents the struggles, and sacrifices one must go through to awaken spiritually.
She often holds a sword, and a decapitated head, as well as a necklace of all the other Yogi’s head’s she has cut off. This relates to the mortification stage in alchemy, and the process of liberating one’s self from the Ego and Intellect, as explained in meditation practices.
Often times peoples attachments to the material world, the mind, the Ego constructs hold them back from enlightenment. Kali a powerful force when invoked can propel the aspirant towards transcendence of the mind and all of its attachments.▲6 | reblog
Anonymous asked: I dont know what to do I am struggling to detox my body and I always crave bad foods and drugs. I have lost a significant amount of weight and reduced drug use but it is starting to come back and I feel so down on myself because I am always trying to be too perfect. Now I have injuries and I cant workout and I feel like giving up and I feel like this is a huge block that I need to overcome but I feel stuck right now do you have any advice from a spiritual perspective?
Well, I think that eating habits, and drug use are very much related to spiritual practice, and feeling healthy, vital, and reaching our utmost potential in life. A holistic lifestyle is obtainable, no matter where you are starting at, or what patterns you have developed- but it doesn’t happen overnight. I would suggest that you take things gradually.
You’re not being very detailed about exactly what you’re doing right now, but it seems to me that you’re being a bit too hard on your self. This will create conflict and stress. People are natural habitual, often seeking patterns, and routine in life. Altering these patterns is not easy, and takes time to reverse. Attachment to food (and other substances) is very common, and actually somewhat normal. It takes a great amount of surrender to overcome this attachment. This ability to be less identified with the physical senses, and more in-tune with the spiritual, subtle energies is cultivated over a long period of time.
Trying desperately to be perfect crosses the threshold into being unbalanced. You want to seek balance, and sustain your efforts, so that what you’re not bouncing back and forth. Over time you will figure out what works for you. Try to be patient, and not get too caught up in thinking, labeling, and denouncing things you are not ready for.
My advice would be for you to observe yourself, and really evaluate if what you are doing is balanced- not too limiting, and not destructive either. The injuries will get better, and you will see how all of these experiences have come to shape you.
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Eye in(grace) my sacred portal :: the dance simply an expression of our divine nature. onelove in every move overtaken #oracle vibrations to the secrets of life.
relinquish your attachments to the material world, and discover that god may dwell, with infinite love, within you.
blessings~ 4/15/14, full moon, and lunar eclipse▲13 | reblog
I tried to get this up fast but I had the hardest time picking which photos, they are all amazing—source for more. This rainforest elopement is made up of all the right stuff.
I only dream for this like everyday of my life.
this is so beautiful <3▲17064 | reblog