Luna Day (Lunadi/Moon Day)
I will be on vacation from 2 Maia (April 19) until 10 Maia (April 27) inclusively.
When I am back, I shall make a few updates and announcements on this blog, in accordance with happenings and progressions.
Here is another point I would like to add. I am sure you have heard the phrase: "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder."But, this is wrong. Beauty is universal. In this phrase, as all too often occurs, beauty is being misunderstood as pretty. Pretty and beauty are not the same thing. All things have beauty in them. But, not all things are pretty and what is pretty to one may not be to another. The same can not be said about beauty. A beautiful thing is beautiful. Ugly is the opposite of pretty...not beauty. There are no opposites of perfection...only furthering away from it.
I think that as long as we are constantly trying to better ourselves, that is all that matters. No one can reach perfection in this life. It does not exist. However, we can aim for it and we should. We should aim to better ourselves in all forms that we are able to. Perfection is not always in the material. It is more in what lies underneath. When it comes to material items, we must keep this in mind...hand made items or items made with love are more perfect. Items made to last and withstand time, as opposed to items made to break or be difficult to repair, also are more perfect. Items closer to nature, as opposed to man-made items like synthetic materials and plastics, are also more perfect. I comb my hair every day with a hand carved wooden comb with roses on it for example....its things like that. Order, organizations, and plans...as opposed to chaos and spontaneity...also are more perfect.
If one is not willing to sell their soul in order to bring revolution to a heartless world, then what good was their soul to begin with? Shakti Devi would never stand by and ignore the suffering and troubles of her children. And if I am Shakti, I am burdened with the same responsibilities, even if I choose to ignore this fact. You don't have to sacrifice your own well-being for the sake of others. But if you do absolutely nothing to lessen the troubles of at least some of your fellow human beings, I don't think it is possible to call yourself a Shakta
Shakti-Brahman is the universe, and the universe is made up of matter (the devas) and matter is made up of energy (life). What kind of life or subatomic particle you are - how you behave on the microcosmic level (figuratively speaking) - depends on the system of matter or the atom in which you belong. You are a subatomic particle IN Lakshmi. And you aspire to be an atom OF Lakshmi. And Lakshmi aspires to be a universe of Shakti-Brahman. So, no matter which ishta-deva you start out with, your ultimate aspiration is always Shakti. But how do you want to get there? Look at the things Lakshmi represents: Motherhood, good fortune, love, strength, balance, mastery of all practical matters, the bringer of peace, the order in the center of a storm of chaos.