Worship of the Shiva Lingam “Shaivism is intimately connected with the Shiva lingam. This is a beautiful symbol that in the highest sense represents consciousness.” -Swami Satyananda The Shiva lingam is an ancient symbol consisting of a pillar, column, or standing stone and a ring or circle in which the standing stone is placed. The...
By Kali Aney, reposted with gratitude from kalianey.com “I wish I could show you, When you are lonely or in the darkness, The Astonishing Light Of your own Being” -Hafiz
The origin of the term spanda (“tremor” or “vibration”) is found in the spiritual tradition of the Kashmir Shaivism. Spanda is the primordial vibration of the Universe and of our being.
By Beata Kucienska “Oh, night that guided me, Oh, night more lovely than the dawn, Oh, night that joined Beloved with lover, Lover transformed in the Beloved!” –St. John of the Cross
By Niamh Kavanagh “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right doing, there is a field. I will meet you there.” –Rumi Listening to the Body When I sensed I had an ovarian cyst, my first step was to validate my self-diagnosis with a medical one. Once confirmed through ultrasound, my next step was to explore...