The literal meaning of the word "Maya" is illusion. Any thing which is added to the reality is illusion or Maya, and this veiling power of illusion is able to create the difference between 'me' and 'mine', of 'thee' and 'thine'. Maya creates the ignorance of the individual self. So Maya Shakti is the divine power which brings out the evolution of this present world. Apart from Maya Shakti, Maya also stands for a demon that was the architect of the demons and the creator of the magical arts.

jeudi, juillet 27, 2006

Maya Shakti

What is it about me that's so hard
to grasp?
I dance the universal energy
always moving
always active
You can never see me
as I am veiled
and that veil is a by-product
of what I do
who I am
Go deeper
Don't get caught in the
magnificence of my creativity
My creation is the illusion
behind which lies
the knowledge that
all matter is energy
and all energy is one
The Mythology
The Hindus and Buddhists of India worshipped Maya (pronounced my'ah) as the "Material Universe", as "Mother of Creation", "Weaver of the Web of Life", and as illusion. She is the virgin or maid part of the three-part Kali (the three aspects being virgin, mother, and crone). Maya is also worshipped in Nepal, Tibet, Asia, and the Himalayas. Her special attributes are intelligence, creativity, water, and magic. Here she is depicted lifting the veils of earthly form to reveal the true nature of the universe.
The Lessons of this Goddess
Maya moves subtly into your life to tell you to face your illusion. It is time to see what is so, what is true, what is real. Are you caught in a particular situation and can't seem to move because it is hard to see clearly? Were you dazzled by what certain reality seemed to offer you and now discover nothing there? Have you been listening to the words people speak rather than what's behind the words? The Goddess says it is easy to get caught up in illusion. Wholeness is nurtured when you accept where you are and forgive yourself, become aware of the illusion, then consciously lift the veils to experience the reality. Seeing the reality behind the illusion is what brings you power.