Within the Vedic custom of India, the Holy Trinity of Gods are Brahma the Creator, Vishnu the Sustainer and Shiva the Destroyer. Shiva, like Kali is the deity that represents the destruction of phantasm …. negating something that separates us from the reality of who we’re. Whether or not within the Divine Play of relationship or the non-public cycles of transformation by means of our lives,
Shiva is the good destroyer who helps us rework and give up to our true nature.
In Tantra we hear Shiva, and his consort Shakti, known as the Divine Couple; the last word union of masculine and female. If we glance deeper although, the sexual union of Shiva / Shakti isn’t just about yoni's and lingams assembly with a few namastes thrown in for good measure! Within the Vedic custom the Shiva Lingam and Yoni symbolize the sacred union of the lively and dynamic features of consciousness. So the will to be in Union with our accomplice represents the elemental need to be in union with the Beloved or our true nature (consciousness).
Shiva represents the un-manifest permanency out of which Shakti emanates. That's why we see footage of Kali along with her foot on the prune Shiva. It’s not about subjugating the masculine to the female … it's simply reminding us of the divine play. Out of the lively Divine Consciousness of Shiva comes the lively, Divine Vitality of Shakti that brings that consciousness into type. The Divine interaction between Shiva / Shakti, Yin / Yang, male / feminine all exhibits us that neither can exist with out the opposite.
We embody Shiva in our lives after we hook up with the stillness and silence that’s on the coronary heart of who we’re. The fact of Shiva is about being and never about doing. Shiva represents being in integrity with one's self and being current for others from a spot of grounded stillness. Within the Divine play of Male / Feminine, that is what Shakti actually wants … the bottom of Silence from which she will create. When a person symbols Shiva he emanates inside energy, groundedness, and stillness. This enables Shakti, his Divine Consort, the liberty to convey this stillness into type.
When a person isn’t in a position to embody Shiva, his Shakti isn’t in a position to give up to him as a result of she has to embody Shiva herself. That is on the coronary heart of a lot of the struggling that happens in relations. Whether or not we’re male or feminine, heterosexual or gay makes no distinction as the identical Divine Play between Shiva and Shakti, (inactive Divine Consciousness and lively Divine Vitality) exists in all types of relationship.
In Vedic Astrology, Shiva is represented by the planet Saturn, typically referred to as the Lord of Karma. Saturn, like Shiva finally represents the negation of false identifications which might be related to a restricted sense of self. Saturn features within the astrological chart, on the character degree, signify the first imprinting we now have skilled round separation consciousness. This imprinting doesn’t signify who we actually are however moderately the contracted identifications we now have taken on for survival.
Since Saturn corresponds with the primary chakra representing fundamental survival wants, the worry of survival exhibits up in a different way for every particular person relying on their early imprinting and circumstances. It might manifest because the worry of being seen, worry of expressing emotion, worry of talking one's fact, worry of giving or receiving love, or the worry of taking motion or asserting oneself. For instance, on the character degree, the worry of being seen might forestall an individual from actually shining their mild and giving their present to the planet. On a soul degree although, this may occasionally really be a chance for studying about true self-effacement or humility. The problem, although, is to see Saturn or Shiva as our non secular ally moderately than our writer.
The planet Saturn takes roughly 28.5 years to circumnavigate the zodiac which implies that each seven years after beginning, Saturn (by transit within the sky) is in a significant facet or relationship to the place of Saturn at beginning. At roughly 7, 21, 35,49 and 63, Saturn is sq. (90 levels to it's natal place.) At roughly 14, 42, and 70, Saturn is opposition (And levels to it's natal place.) And at roughly 28.5- 29, and 57-58, Saturn is conjunct (zero levels or conjunct it's natal place) also called the Saturn return.
These seven 12 months cycles signify the shedding of false identifications with contracted or restricted notions of self. Regardless that our id appears to be strong, (father, mom, son, daughter, lover, worker, wealthy / poor, and many others), in fact none of those identifications signify who we actually are. As we undergo the seven 12 months cycles of Saturn / Shiva, it may possibly typically look like one thing that we worth or establish with is being taken away from us. Normally although, what’s being taken away are false identifications that not serve us. That is the true energy of Saturn and Shiva … destroying or negating what is fake so we might be in integrity with our true nature. By destroying no matter phantasm of separation we had been imprinted with, we uncover our true Shiva nature, which is stillness, energy and presence.
The facility of doing this work in relationship or sacred partnership is that our relationships are direct mirrors of our inside states and mirror precisely the place we expertise separation. The deepest intimate (in-to-me-see) comes from sharing the place we really feel separate with our accomplice …. our vulnerability, deepest secrets and techniques and fears. When that "in-to-me-see" is mixed with the intimacy of Tantra as a path of Union with Divine, relationship is elevated to a brand new degree of expertise. Once we actually acknowledge and share our humanity with our accomplice and embrace and expertise our divinity collectively, relationship turns into the best path of transformation potential.