Saraswati "She Who Flows with Insight-Creativity-Wisdom"
A new year is upon us, filled with so much potential and possibility. With the energy of new beginnings, many of us, myself included, make lists of our hopes and dreams...but how to make them manifest within the World remains a mystery?
Life thrives within balance, always seeking equilibrium, that “just right” fit for each circumstance. In our yoga practice, our relationships, our work and play, and our creative expressions, we seek to find this optimal space between the contrary, complementary, and dynamic balances.
Recently, my 9 year old daughter Navarra and I revisited the well known children’s story of Goldilocks. A lost little girl, alone, tired and hungry, wanders through the vast forest and stumbles across a cozy yet mysterious house. Upon entering, Goldilocks explores the components of the house: the chairs, the porridge, the beds. It is through experiencing the different polarities of size, temperature, and texture that she finds the sweet spot for her.
While most of us do not intentionally seek out discomfort, we can choose to use this sensation to inform us of where we want to be in the world and what we want to co-create. It is through trial and error that she finds that which suits her best. How can we truly know what we want without having the embodied experience of too hard and too soft, too hot and too cold, too big and too small?
With infinite potentials literally at our fingertips, I often find myself overwhelmed and unable to make clear decisions. Calling on the Goddess of Intelligence, Wisdom, Insight, Clear Speech, and Creativity for assistance couldn’t hurt! Saraswati brings clarity of mind, concise and timely speech, and discernment within new beginnings. Cutting through the noise of information, she produces the concise beauty of poetry, stirring something new, yet known, in our hearts as we reconnect to our essence.
We all contain the gifts of knowledge, creativity, and sacred wisdom. Come remember how to access these spaces within yourself and decide what changes you’ll manifest in the coming year.