The last 7 days had been so amazing ever since I started the workshop on divine feminine consciousness!
Some of you may have read my previous article on “Woman & feminine consciousness” dated June 2013. In that article I made a conscious decision to help women to heal and raise themselves, undoing the damages done by the unconscious society. I am so happy that finally this is happening, Cosmos is fulfilling this intention of mine in ways that I am feeling so in awe.
Just to give the context of the divine feminine consciousness to those who are new to this sacred concept. In Vedic tradition, the ancient rishis and masters realised that from the Source, the undisturbed existence of pure consciousness, a primal alteration happened, the process of evolution finally reached the state of a perfect cosmic unrest, a state that allowed unlimited manifestation of form. The first two inseparable yet distinct aspects of existence emerge. They are called the Siva Tattwa and Sakthi Tattwa which are the beginning of cosmic evolution. Both aspects remain ever present, every prevalent and cannot exist without the other. They are also known as Purusha (cosmic spirit) and Prakrithi (the cosmic substance). The entire world is nothing but a manifestation of the cosmic spirit and its substance. Every form, subtle and gross, is nothing but the cosmic principle in an assumed or derived state.
Prakrithi, the cosmic substance is the divine feminine consciousness that is responsible for everything you see and experience. Worshipping this energy is called the mother worship. Mother worship is unique to Vedic tradition, it is a gift to planet earth. All sacred things are looked upon as feminine in Vedic traditions. For example, the energy of Knowledge is Goddess Saraswati, the energy of Power and Courage is Goddess Durga and the energy of wealth and abundance is Goddess Lakshmi. In Hinduism, the river Ganga is considered to be sacred and is personified as a goddess Ganga. The source of divine or creation is mother energy, in each of us there is an energy which constantly gives birth. That energy is divine feminine consciousness.
In this workshop, I could see how the powerful nurturing space of Cosmic Mother opened up the inner most part of each participant which enabled them to heal their patterns of fear and self-doubt created by the societal conditioning. The process gave women the space to connect with the innate creative force through fun expressions like dance, movements, art, poetry, yoga, pranayama and Vedic chanting, so that they can be as they are. One lady shared that she remembered an incident that caused her to suppress her creativity when she was once told by her art teacher that she drew like an elephant with no finesse. The words created a huge self-doubt in her inner space which made her believe that she could never draw. It was in this workshop that she re-discovered that creative dimension in her again.
Another lady shared that she had suffered all her life a fear of showing herself and her talents to the world because of a big self-doubt pattern developed from a traumatic experience when she landed on this planet. She was left crying, she felt unwanted and rejected by the world because nobody received her with love and warmth. That wrong cognition started the pattern of fear and giving up on herself. In the past, she would run away from new possibilities because of this fear. Through this workshop, she was inspired by one participant who was a self-taught artist. This artist discovered her talent only during her lowest point in life when she was depressed and suicidal. It became a major turning point for her which made her who she is today. It was such a great inspiration for many other women. The sharing helped this fearful lady to become aware of this incompletion of fear, she decided to drop this fear and embrace her possibilities.
Through this work, I realised a few important lessons: 1) each one of us has a life story which can inspire others to get back to the Source of who we are, 2) It is in the nurturing space of the Cosmic mother that healing happens because she is always non-judgmental, forever compassionate and receptive, 3) When we just exist as we are, we are connected to the energy of Cosmic Mother, 4) It is by healing and awakening the suppressed feminine consciousness in women that they can start to become a powerful change agent for the humanity.
In essence, women have a better role to play on raising the collective human consciousness instead of creating infrastructure like men; we are the living models and examples of intense passive life energy. Let’s connect back to the nurturing space of Cosmic Mother. Namaste 😀