Shiva is the third god of the Hindu Triad. He is the never-created creator of all. He knows all. He is pure consciousness, the creator of time, all-powerful, all-knowing. He is the Lord of the soul and of nature. He is regarded as the patron god of yoga, mediation, and arts, but at the same time has been known to slay dragons, get angry and mercilessly hand out justice. He has a little bit of a bad rap for he is termed as the "angry god", but give the four-armed deity a break. He IS a god of death and destruction, but it is the destruction of such things as evil and ignorance, and within that is the inevitable rebirth. The death of negative allows for the positive recreation to occur.
Shiva is known to be one heck of a dancer. He dances the dance of creation, the dance of destruction, the dance of solace and inspiration. As he dances he crushes ignorance with his left foot and from his right hand flows the promise of release. His dance is not just a symbol, and it is not his dance alone. This dance is in each and every one of us. It is a dance of birth and death, maintenance, destruction, creation. It is the dance of all that has been made will be unmade. All that has been destroyed Will Be resurrected.
So now, we come to today. Today as I opened up my angel book to see who I was calling in for the week to gain strength from as I cry on their shoulder, I picked out of the crowd Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction. My first thought about this deity was is that if he can easily remove any obstacle that is in one's path, then he will have quite the challenge because the obstacle is me:) Can I be removed from my own path? Because I know that I am in the way 90%-100% of the time! It did occur to me though that maybe nothing needs to be removed, maybe instead there should be some things added. A problem I believe I create for myself is the problem of thinking I am in my own way. Therefore, I am in my own way! So, for today and for the next week with the help of Shiva I will ADD to me. Let's add more!
Today I invoke Shiva to help to add passion to my life. (Just thinking about adding passion led me to take a very deep inhale through my solar plexus and heart chakras. Nice little opener, just by bringing in some passion. I got a little bigger in my path.)
I invoke Shiva to help add life-force, universe, god's energy to my life and to my body.
I thank you Shiva for your presence and strength and for adding power in knowing that the universe is working for me. I enhance the universal knowledge inside me. My All Knowing is strong and I am at peace.
May Shiva add happiness, joy, and freedom. I expand my lower belly and take a nice deep inhale of freedom. My low spine releases and expands orange. Creativity and expression have been added release throughout my body. I see red and watch red roots spread down my legs and into the Earth as I breathe into and create my dreams. I have breath in my lower belly and hips and I envision myself dancing. Dancing and creating my dreams. Dancing with Shiva. Thank you and bless you Shiva. May you have a joyous, happy and gleeful day:)
If you are interested in checking out the little angel book that I use, Amazon offers it and you can view it here:)