Ask Sarita – Shakti and Shiva

Sarita loves to answer your questions, so if there’s something you’d like her advice on, please email her and let her know if you are happy for it to be published (you can remain anonymous). Here she answers a question on: the dance of Shakti and Shiva.

Question

Dear Sarita,

I’m new to Tantra – can you explain to me please what is Shakti and what is Shiva?

Many thanks,

Paulo

Answer

Dear Paulo,

Shakti is the manifesting creative power arising from chaos. Shiva is pure consciousness. Between these two, our whole creation emerges. Shakti is movement and flow. She is unpredictable, changing and wild, like a river or an ocean. This is the power of yin. Yang, is more like rock, giving stability, strength, security. The dance of the male and female, of Shiva and Shakti, is a mirror of the creation dance. Each moment, we can learn how to allow these energies within us to find their harmonious union, and we can also learn union of the outer Shiva and Shakti though the merging of male and female in a conscious and loving way.

I love to share with both men and women how to discover and celebrate the elements of Shiva and Shakti. It is the most beautiful dance there is.

Love Sarita

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