Would you love to feel deep inner peace today? What if the secret to peace belonged in a god you’ve never heard of: Tantric goddess Sarvamangala?
Driving home from work at 5pm. Cleaning up the house. Knowing that I’ve still got to make dinner, exercise, and then do the homework. Somehow I kinda feel like I need some inner peace, you know?
It’s funny how, when we’re working away, people like you and I (spiritualists, or conscious-livers) are focusing on more divine things. Oh we’re tapping away at a keyboard but we’re really meditating on our breath or dreaming of the stars and the gods.
If you’ve taken our online meditation course, you know how much I love spiritual culture. I’m often thinking about morality, deities, gods…
One god I found myself thinking about today was Sarvamangala. She is the Tantric goddess of the 13th night from the new moon.
Sarvamangala (who you can read about on TheMotherDivine) is peaceful, calm and quiet. It is said in the ancient texts that she often visits people when they meditate. Then, she may confer upon the meditator khechara, which means the quality of
Sarvamangala is said to be able to confer upon those that meditate with her the quality of khecara, which is sometimes translated as “floating freely under the vault of the sky.”
“Floating freely under the vault of the sky” is a beautiful way of saying “Finding inner peace and tranquillity”.
When Sarvamangala visits she bestows on us peace and tranquillity. She fills our minds with quiet and calm.
And that’s precisely what I need when I finish work.
When you silence the thoughts, the narrative running through your mind, you find deep inner peace.
Sharvamangala promotes inner peace in a special way. She realises that our minds are full of stories and narratives, stories about who we are, what we want, our past… you know, that horde of noise that fills your mind every day.
One of the biggest problems we have is that we act upon those mental-delusions. If, for instance, you’re one of the billions of people who believe you’re a victim, you will unconsciously set about ways of proving you’re a victim. You will make yourself a victim in order to satisfy your negative belief.
That’s why lots of great self help programs focus on changing your beliefs. Because when you change your beliefs you change your action, which then changes your life. Heck, you don’t need a masters degree in positive psychology to know that positive beliefs lead to positive lives.
Sarvamangala wants you to overcome the stories in your mind. So she grants you a way to step out of your mind and to observe the purity of your existence.
In traditional tantric rituals people would consume a mind altering substance called soma, which would create altered stated of consciousness leading to liberation from the confines of reality. Stepping into an alternate state of consciousness we gain a new perspective of our existence. We are freed from our mind-made shackles into a higher state.
Today, you don’t need to consume soma or to have some sort of religious degree in order to receive Sarvamangala’s blessings. Practicing yoga and meditation are two powerful ways of achieving the deep inner peace and relaxation that she offers. Escaping to a beautiful natural reserve or other place of beauty will also promote that inner peace and tranquillity.
Today you might access inner peace in different ways, but remember the wisdom of Sarvamangala.
For true inner peace you must silence the narrative taking place in your mind. You must liberate your spirit from the mind-made prison and step out into a higher state of being. And the path there is through pure consciousness and the silent mind.
Meditate. Step back from your current perspective on life. View yourself from a different, higher perspective. That’s the lesson of Sarvamangala. And it’s the pathway to inner peace and a deep state of tranquillity.