Shakti…the eternal power!

Shakti…the eternal power!

Prayer, in whatever form of divine, we believe in, is an unparalleled form of self love. Not only do we derive our power from prayer, but faith can give our life a purpose and meaning.

Today, as I sit in my studio at 10:45pm, meditating on my divine, Durga, I felt the urge to share this with all my readers. In Feng Shui, I talk about intentions, and I feel I derive my strong intentions and manifestations from my “Devi” Durga!

Durga is one of the goddesses in Hinduism and is a form of Devi, the supreme goddess. In Bengal, she is said to be the mother of Ganesha and Kartikeya as well of Saraswatiand Lakshmi. She is considered a divine mother, a guardian, and a warrior who protects divine law and righteousness.

Durga is most often seen as a warrior woman riding a lion or a tiger with eight or ten hands carrying weapons and assuming mudras, or symbolic hand gestures. This way, the Goddess is the embodiment of feminine and creative energy (Shakti).

According to the narrative from the Devi Mahatmya of the Markandeya Purana, Durga was made by the gods as a warrior goddess to fight a demon. The demon’s father, Rambha, king of the demons, once fell in love with a water buffalo, and Mahishasur was born from this union. He is therefore able to change between human and buffalo form at will (mahisha means “buffalo”). Through intense prayers to Brahma, Mahishasura was given the boon that he could not be defeated by any man or god. He unleashed a reign of terror on earth, heaven and the nether worlds. The gods, realizing that only a woman or goddess could defeat the buffalo demon, gave forth all of their creative energy and created Durga. Durga, holding many weapons, went to battle with Mahishasur and won, saving the gods and men from destruction!

Devi is the word for “goddess” in Hinduism. The male equivalent is Deva, the female aspect of the divine. Devi is synonymous with Shakti, the female aspect of the divine. She has many different incarnations. Among these incarnations are Saraswati, Lakshmi, Durga, Kali, and Parvati.

What is your form of self love? Does He/She have a name or form, or is it a form of energy? Do you find solace in your self love? Remember, your intentions and faith can move mountains.

Bingo That!

Bingo That!

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.”

Living Room Feng Shui

Living Room Feng Shui

Living rooms have always been an integral and important part of any home – be it an apartment or an independent house – and that’s because living room is the only place in your home where most of the social and family gatherings happen.
Furthermore, this place – the living room – is where you spend most of your leisure time with your family, doing activities such as chatting, watching TV or discussions and much more. Hence this space becomes an importent aspect of your life and Feng shui!

A good living room must be clutter free and well ventilated. The room must be able to relax you. Personally for me, my living room is minimalistic (see pictures). It helps me declutter my mind when I sit in this space with a cup of tea!

Color plays an important role in living rooms. And it can be any color from earth to bright to pastel. Anything that vibes with your soul. But keep in mind it must be comfortable for the visitors since this space is a “guest space”.

My couch overlooks the windows in my backyard. Windows must ideally never be covered with the back of the couch. Living room is also a great place to display things that hold importance for you in your life. A center piece brings in all the attention and could be as creative as my peacock feather center piece or something simple as a candle! This is one thing that can be changed as often as you like, so play with it! It’s also good to put a small bowl of crystals and coins for prosperity in the center.

Enjoy your living room and make it a space of calm!