Celebrate the Divine Feminine Message Board › Message from Sarasvati's Circle
San Mateo, CA
Many thanks to all those women attended the In Her Name Circle on Saraswati on October 8. It was good to gather in circle again to celebrate the Divine Feminine.
Hindu Goddess of Wisdom and the Arts
This Circle was led by Shannon. She shared with us the legend of the birth of Saraswati
The Birth of Saraswati
In the beginning there was chaos. Everything existed in a formless, fluid state. ”How do I bring order to this disorder?” wondered Brahma, the creator. “With Knowledge”, said Devi (the Goddess).
Accompanied by a peacock, with a sacred books
in one hand and a stringed instrument in the other
dressed in white the Goddess emerged from
Brahma’s mouth riding a swan as the goddess
“Knowledge helps human beings find possibilities
where once they only saw problems.” Said the
Goddess. Under Her tutelage Brahma acquired
the ability to sense, think, comprehend and communicate. He began looking upon chaos with eyes of wisdom and thus saw the beautiful potential that lay therein.
Brahma discovered the melody of mantras in the cacophony of chaos. In his joy he named Saraswati, Vagdevi, goddess of speech and sound.
Sound is how we communicate knowledge and information. It is with sound that we create music, poetry, literature and so much more. Sound is essential to human beings as it plays a significant role in cultural development and human relations.
Shannon led us in some exercises in which we experimented with sound. By closing our eyes and ears we realized how noisy our own internal sounds are. When we said mantras like Om, Ah and Hum we could feel the vibrations in our cheeks, throats and chests.
Shannon led us in a visualization in which we were able to experience the Goddess Sarasvati. Saraswati took us on the back of the swan to the vast luminescent cosmic sea. From the visualization we each came up with a personal affirmation. During the ritual we not only stated our affirmations, but we each were able to experience hearing our affirmations mirrored back to us. It was very powerful. The energy was palpable and the Goddess cards we pulled spoke true for each woman present.
Many thanks Shannon for sharing the Goddess Saraswati with us.
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