Shakti, or life force, is simply the power of the Cosmos, manifesting. The subjective feeling is one of power and Bliss, both sustenance and completion together. Shakti is the force enlivened by sattva, or purity. As our life moves from earthly life to Cosmic life, Shakti becomes stronger, until the vessel is pure and emanates its essential nature, its Cosmic nature, its transcendent identity.
This is not simply some intoxication of Bliss, or a vague sense of well-being, or even an unwavering sense of invincibility. Shakti is intelligent, cosmically aware, and it sustains itself through always acting according to the cosmic imperative, life supporting Bliss.
What does this mean? We crawl towards purity and cosmic life slowly, finding our way, nearly blind and certainly dumb. 🙂 However just one clear experience of Shakti, the essence of Cosmic life, unlimited ability and power, guaranteed success, and we will seek the Source of such a wondrous fulfillment. It sparks the heart.
This is the spiritual journey distilled; to sync with Cosmic life, such that we become indistinguishable from that which fills us and impels us forward, pure Shakti, pure Bliss, pure Cosmic life.
In the course of owning this power, becoming ever aware of the ‘nuclear reactor’ of Shakti found in the center of our heart, the purest, pulsing and emanating pure gold of Divine life, God’s stilled breath, we must overcome any obstacles to its shining forth from everyone, and this becomes our life’s work.
It looks quite grand and dignified from the outside and it truly is, though seen as a simple picture of Cosmic life, it becomes each of us, a little girl or boy, innocently seeking more sweets from the patient hand of God, so that we may place one in our pocket, and give the rest out. 🙂