Shakti statue and quote from Lotus Sculpture
(they have a whole page of Shakti sculptures)
http://www.lotussculpture.com/

Shakti

By you this universe is borne,
By you this world is created,
O Devi, by you it is protected

Woman Bliss
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6aICBUIk3c

Shiv Shakti Bliss

Woman of peace,
take war from the world.
Woman of silence,
this song is yours.
Woman of glory,
woman of mercy.
Woman of love,
woman of love.
Lioness of courage.

She who spins and weaves and cuts the way,
she who tells the heavenly story.
Stand up shiv shakti take your might
stand up shiv shakti take the flight
stand up shiv shakti take God's light.

Take what is ours, claim what is yours.
Woman, take one and all of your powers.

Woman of peace,
take war from the world.
Woman of silence,
this song is yours.
Woman of glory,
woman of mercy.
Woman of love,
woman of love.
Lioness of courage.

She who spins and weaves and cuts the way,
she who tells the heavenly story.
Stand up shiv shakti take your might
stand up shiv shakti take the flight
stand up shiv shakti take God's light.

SOURCE: http://tinyurl.com/3vruj47

Emerald Rose has a wonderful YouTube video of “Freya, Shakti ….”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HunHQbjsTrA

Shakti means sacred force and is the primordial cosmic energy. Shakti is the personification of the divine feminine creator, the Great Mother. On the earthly plane, She most actively manifests through female embodiment. There are many devotional songs and chants in the Hindu tradition to Her. The following quote and the chant are from Wikipedia.

Kundalini-Shakti-Bhakti Mantra
Adi Shakti, Adi Shakti, Adi Shakti, Namo Namo!
Sarab Shakti, Sarab Shakti, Sarab Shakti, Namo Namo!
Prithum Bhagvati, Prithum Bhagvati, Prithum Bhagvati, Namo Namo! Kundalini Mata Shakti, Mata Shakti, Namo Namo!

Translation:
Primal Shakti, I bow to Thee!
All-Encompassing Shakti, I bow to Thee!
That through which Divine Creates, I bow to Thee!
Creative Power of the Kundalini, Mother of all Mother Power, To Thee I Bow! [8]

"Merge in the Maha Shakti. This is enough to take away your misfortune. This will carve out of you a woman. Woman  needs her own Shakti, not anybody else will do it… When a woman chants the Kundalini Bhakti mantra, God clears the way. This is not a religion, it is a reality. Woman is not born to suffer, and woman needs her own power.”

“When India and Indian women knew this mantra, it dwelt in the land of milk and honey.”

(“Tridevi” Print appears signed in lower left corner, but name illegible.
Permission: public domain)



© Beth Budesheim http://www.paintedjourneys.com/

(Shakt1 Dancing banner- Not a traditional image... this came to the artist in a dream. http://www.goddessgi ft.net/5hakti-Dancing-Banner-KA.-B2z.htm[  )

Links to excellent articles:
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Shakti http://www.pantheon.org/articles/s/shakti.html

[Black Madonna: Mara Fr1edman- http://www.newmoonv1s1ons.com/)

 

I LOVE YOU

Mother of endless grace Have I told you today that I love you?

Did I forget to tell you yesterday?

Because there is no joy outside of our love

Every heart is a river
that flows into your shoreless ocean

Every ray of light
is a golden tipped arrow filling space with the love of your timeless being

Every soul is a mirror
destined to reflect love's immortal victory

My sweet Mother of the Universe
I dissolve like sugar in your warm embrace

And the only thing left to say is "I love you"

 

Experience the divinely intoxicating love of the Goddess. Explore the book Soft
Moon Shining. http://www.goddess.ws/shakti.html


SHAKTI AWAKENING

I am the ultimate source dancing through all forms I am the animating force vibrating the world into being

I activate invigorate potentiate
Let me fill you with cosmic ecstasy Let me reconnect you recharge you.
renew you

I am the sweet-bliss honey nectar that snakes up your spine connecting all your chakras into
power vitality Energy!


(Shakti by Hrano Janto http://www.hranajanto.com/ )

 

After chasing the poem through several sites, I found this: “The following is excerpted exactly from The Goddess Oracle by Amy Sophia Marashinsky and the illustrations are by Hrana Janto. For more information on their work, please visit the following websites:

Amy Sophia Marashinsky: http://www.amysophia.com/

Hrana Janto: http://www.hranajanto.com/

For men to fully understand women and for women to realize their nature and be it, both have to come to understanding of the Shakti, the Goddess, or the Kundalini energy, the feminine of the Universe. The nature of this phenomena is very complex, but if you get friendly with her it will tell you her secrets. There is no forceful way to her, she will be only furious in reply, or depressed, or tricky. Love and playfulness, sincerity and innocence are her ways. She can be innocent about dirtiest things in the world, but responsible and protective like mother as well. She has few main aspects you have to understand and she can play different roles at different times. Woman, she is the: mother, home keeper, lover, destroyer. She is the mother of all, and of you, too; She is a cuddly and warm, protecting you from the troubles of the world and emotional turmoil, a healer. She is the beautiful maiden, the vessel of desire and passion, and she is the bitch who can destroy you better than anybody else. All goddesses of the world are manifestation of Shakti, the mother of All, who has many names and forms. In Indian folklore, for example, Tara is a healer, who guides you safely through emotional floods, Shodashi is the beautiful ever-young maiden who loves you, and Kali is the destroyer, who, however, help you to overcome ignorance and fear of death. They all are aspects of the Goddess.

( http://goddessherself.com/shakti.htm author: Anya Deva )

Mother-Goddess1Shakti
Photograph ©  Medha Malik Kudaisya--may be used without prior
 permission for any educational or scholarly purpose

 

Shakti, Shakti, still you rise!
Rise in me! May I through you Make a difference And help to heal
This planet which is my home
And those
Who cry out
For love and healing. Shakti, Shakti, still I rise!

© Katy Ravensong – October 2011

 

Shiva Shakti
Statue from www.exoticindiaart.com

 

 

My goddess, my Goddess, You of a thousand names, You of a thousand faces,
You – who has encouraged and strengthened
Women throughout all time
Bringing comfort and sustenance
You were there in the silence of the soul
With each woman – even if she didn’t know it -
As the patriarchy oppressed, tortured, stomped down
Those who were born female

My goddess, my Goddess,
The sacred snake is making Herself
Known once again
As we make the effort to once again Bring the balance of female and male To what it once was
To what it will be again.

My goddess, my Goddess, I honor you; I revere you
By whatever name I call you
You are always there
To wrap me in my Mother’s arms
When needed.
I am a Shakti woman!
Still I rise!
I step into your power And I am invigorated I am armed for battle.
Thank you, Mother Goddess! Thank you! For all! For Life! Thank you!

© Katy Ravensong – June  2011