Day 15 - Dhumavati
"Om Dhumavatyai Cha Vidmahe
Samharinyai Cha Dheemahi
Tanno Dhumavatyai Prachodayat"
Day 15. Shakti Yantra Practice
The next to emerge in the Mahavidya series is, the Goddess of dissatisfaction, disappointment and letting go ... veiled in smoke, accompanied by her messenger and familiar, the crows, maa appears in the form of a shrivelled up old widow. Wrinkled, sullen, bitter, sharp and poverty struck, she is a sight most of us would run away from. Dressed in old rags, she carries a winnow and is seen sitting in a horseless chariot,with only one wheel.She has no where to go.
She has no consort nor male equalizing aspect.
Maa Dhumavati or Jyeshta, the eldest one teaches with lessons in loss, pain, betrayal and hopelessness. She is the one behind extreme discomfort. The wise sadhaka learns to stop resisting against these negative experiences and accepts them as prasad from maa. Each disappointment is a new window into cosmic awareness.The moment resistance to discomfort is dropped, Dhumavati's grace flows through and we get to gaze deep into her heart.
She has the incredible power to teach us that external beauty fades but our true self, the divine self persists.When you learn enough to look lovingly into all disappointments, you
Look for her within your greatest trials and you will get the strength to transcend it.
~I do not get weakened by disappointment, it is a passing experience.
~Discomfort encourages me, to deepen my meditative and spiritual practice.
~External appearance is superficial, I look beyond that.
~Every failure is an opportunity to improve myself.
Colors: Smoky grey, black,yellowish and reddish orange.
"Om Dhum Dhum Dhumavatyai Namah"