Nobody has everything, but everybody has something. Use what you have right now. Use it wisely, freely, with love.
The relationship between Shakti and Shiva is the dance of consciousness and energy experienced within each of us, regardless of gender.
Your inner Shakti is your life force energy. From this essence comes forth wisdom, beauty, playful energy, spaciousness, ability, creativity, and power. Shatki is the Great Mother and matrix of creation and all manifestation. She is the power that weaves the universe and manifests in all forms. The perfection of wisdom. The tangible manifestation of energy through the body and the senses.
Your inner Shiva is your unique embodiment of awareness and consciousness. Known as “lord of the dance,” Shiva is the essence of masculine and yang energy, the manifestation of presence, purpose, and skillful means. Shiva is the Great Father, with ultimate compassion for all beings. He represents transcendence, detachment, bliss, and the way to ultimate liberation. Shiva is silent, eternal, the consciousness that dwells beyond time and beyond death, in the eternal now. Your inner Shiva is that ever-present neutral awareness that compassionately witnesses all experience, and embraces all of life as expressions of the Divine.
Together in union, Shiva and Shakti merge and create the universe in all its manifestations.
Transfer of Spiritual Energies through Human Touch
Around the world, a simple kiss can glorify various sentiments of love, passion, affection, respect, greeting, friendship, and good luck, among many others. Based on different cultures, relationships and context, a person may kiss another on their lips, cheek, head, hand and each of these gestures may carry a different social significance. In today’s world, especially in western culture, a kiss on the cheek is welcomed as a common form of greeting.
Let us examine the effects of a kiss from a spiritual point of view.
When a greeting involves touching, the following can be kept in mind. The use of touch enhances the transfer of spiritual or subtle-energies manifold, when compared to a greeting that does not involve touch. (Staring into each other’s eyes can also instigate a transfer of subtle-energies, depending on the types of negative energies involved.)
Kissing another person mouth to mouth, as opposed to touching another person by means of a handshake, triggers a deeper level of sexual intimacy.
This generally invokes an emotional response towards the other person which in turn can potentially destabilise the mind. If this occurs, it’s easy to be taken advantage of by negative energies as they have the capacity to manipulate emotions in a detrimental way.
Let us understand different methods of avoiding the spiritual ill-effects of a kiss
There are spiritual consequences of our everyday actions. The following points can be kept in mind:
The safest spiritual option is to avoid greeting people with a kiss or any form of touch and instead greet others with namaskar. Not everyone emanates positivity, so it’s good to keep yourself protected.
Continuously chanting God’s name also generates a subtle protective layer around you which helps in minimizing the effect of negative energy vibes.
Saying a prayer for protection also helps in re-enforcing the subtle protective sheath.
Find that which is not a doer, not an achiever.
Find That which simply Is.
My fear and doubts have vanished like mist into the distance, never to disturb me again.
I will die content and free from regrets. This is the fruit of Dharma practice.
All Paths Lead to Krishna
Krishna means the most attractive. He is an all attracting energy. He is the formless centre that is omnipresent. All attractions from anywhere stem only from Krishna.
Often people fail to see the spirit behind this force of attraction, and merely hold onto the outer shell. But the moment you try to grasp and seep through this shell, Krishna will have evaded you. Be clever like Radha, do not be tricked by Krishna.
Krishna could not escape from Radha because her whole life was filled and inspired by him. Wherever there is an attraction, He will be there, then you are Radha, you are in your centre.
The mind moves towards beauty, joy and truth.
Krishna told Arjuna, “I am the beauty in the Beautiful, the strength in the Strong and wisdom in the Wise.”
This is the way by which he arrests the mind from moving away from him.