NAVARATRI: BEGINNING OF THE JOURNEY OF THE SOUL
This new moon day in Pisces could be very particular within the Vedic calendar and begins the 9 days of Mom Divine. We are able to liken this subsequent interval from April 1st-Ninth within the US to a rebirth interval the place the soul is gestating within the womb of the Mom able to be born to a brand new life after 9 days quite than 9 months. This era can intense in the course of the first three days dominated by Durga as deep purification of your deepest subconsious energies are as much as be healed and rework. It is a time for fasting, deep meditation and prayer and religion that the Divine Mom, together with her immense love is learn to pour her blessings upon you if you’re receptive and open to transformation. Use this time to go deep inside and rework. Every day of the 9 days is a part of the journey of moon from new moon in direction of its fullness. This Yr it’s from April 1st with the brand new moon within the US being at on Monday night time however in Europe and India on April 2nd. Every day in these 9 days the sap of our power rises chakra by chakra to achieve the crown. The Spring Navaratri culminates with a competition honoring Lord Ram.
Through the 9 days, there are dedications to 1 facet of Mom Divine with the primary 3 to Durga. Certainly one of my academics, Indu Aurora has written superbly concerning the first day and Durga beneath.
“Durga means somebody who has achieved the inconceivable and the impossibility. That’s the energy hidden/ sleeping/inert in addition to innate in every of us. On the first day we invoke Durga as “Ma Shailaputri”. She is the daughter of the good Himalayas. She has made up her thoughts to rise from the good earth beneath to the heavens above. She is invincible and immovable like the good Himalayas itself.
As soon as we turn out to be grounded and decided with 100% conviction of what we deserve, we’re prepared to interrupt by way of the earth upon which we stand however we stay nonetheless like Ma Shailaputri.
So as to transfer, we have now to be stirred however Ma Shailaputri motivates us to be stirred and but preserve nonetheless. She holds a trident on the correct hand, which symbolizes the victory over three sorts of sufferings (karmic, cosmic and manasic), over three Gunas (sattva, Rajas and tamas) and within the left hand she holds a lotus. So as to be robust we don’t need to lose our grace, gentleness and kindness. Once you invoke Shailaputri inside, nobody can take your kindness as your weak point and your silence as your ignorance.”
Friday might be a superb day day for silence, meditation, fasting, prayer and interior transformation. You possibly can sponsor into pujas for the 9 days at www.puja.net or go to your native temple. Very stunning time for deep transformation so get pleasure from. I discover the Durga days at all times a bit intense so use the time to go inside and heal.
The Divine is loving you a lot throughout this time. Simply embrace and let it in to cleanse the darkness into mild. Get pleasure from