Navratri 2020 has just begun last night!
On the first day the Goddess Shailapurti, the Daughter of the Himalayas, is revered. And oh how is Durga needed now! The Warrior Mother Goddess was brought into existence in an era of suffering, darkness and destruction. A time where only a woman could possibly defeat the dark forces of a cunning male leader. But who expected a female warrior to have the courage to defeat a cruel and cunning male leader?
Durga is the symbol of the energy within us, that has the power to remove all that isn’t aligned to the deepest Truth of Life. Oh how now are we forced, these days, to take her courage! We need to enter the battlefield with our Mind filled with clarity and courage, to truly see what is real and what is unreal, and then remove with total lucidity that which no loner longer serves our deepest Truth. Like Durga, we need to stay relaxed and fearless under all circumstance. Yes, lets celebrate her courage and learn to lead from our Sacred Feminine!
And as we look at the 5 Elements of Chinese medicine, it is fear what depletes our Kidney Yin Chi. The Element metal of the Autumn season rules our Lungs and Large Intestine. You could say the Lungs are like a mother to the Kidney channel system. Fear can deplete also our Lungs in that way. Healthy Lung-chi gives us courage. See if we can focus on our courage, instead of fear. Let Durga be our example, how she is so relaxed riding a Tiger cutting away all our illusions.
Love to you all,
Anoshe, Nigam, Barbara and the Stillnessinyoga team