She’s ceasing the light & dark war

woman yin yang

Looking for the Artist’s name to give credit

There is no fight left in her. Thank the goddess for that!

The long & futile battle of light & dark has left her exhausted. She’s accepting both light & dark as the inherent gifts of the universe. She’s not in a duelling match with them. The light no longer wishes to ‘reform’ her dark, and her dark no longer wants to ‘control’ the light. She’s stopped playing the duality game.

She’s not being fooled into buying the teaching that there’s something wrong with her that needs fixing, or that she’s got work to do before she’s finally ‘good’. Her divinity is in fully embracing her humanity. All of it. So where’s the imperfection?

The myth that one day light will vanquish the dark and there will be peace would have kept her exhausted & imprisoned. And in the power of the ones who made her belive it. She’s deciding to be at peace right now! Even the light and dark within her are sitting at peace with each other. Game over.

What she’s experiencing in the ceasing of war is an unbelievable tranquillity & peace. Thank goddess she’s relaxing into her own wisdom everyday.

Her dark is the womb of things.

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21 thoughts on “She’s ceasing the light & dark war

  1. Thankyou I have missed reading your words and have been thinking the last few days how it would be good to hear from you again soon. Your words truly resonate with my life.

  2. Wow… slowly, very slowly and gracefully the dark transitions into day light… and then at dusk, with equal ease the light gives way to darkness… its a graceful dance, aah so beautiful… there never was a war in nature… the red at dawn and dusk is the colour of joy of holi… how my mind made me believe it was a war… aah!

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  4. Never ceasing is my amazement that WE ALL ARE CONNECTED – not only on my page for Piano lessons, but also in my everyday clothing I had been using “black and white” as the theme – amazed, and though, not, for EVERYTIME you write, Sukhvinder, it is perfect. I thank you from my most inner being again for the immeasurable support you offer in being yourself and sharing this.
    My sincere love to you – Squirrel

  5. A Must Read……

    Devdutt Pattanaik’s Sita: An Illustrated Retelling Of The Ramayana uniquely blends narratives, poetry and art from multiple versions of earlier Ramayanas.

    “But you are innocent,” said Lakshman, tears streaming down his face.

    ‘And if I was not? Would it then be socially appropriate and legally justified for a husband to throw his woman out of his house? A jungle is preferable to such an intolerant society.’

    The daughter of Earth, and worshipped as a Goddess, Sita, however faced the unjust act of abandonment by her husband who is often referred to as ekam-patni-vrata (devoted to a single wife.)

    Devdutt Pattanaik’s, Sita, An Illustrated Retelling Of The Ramayana, speculates on Sita by tracing the various phases of her life: her childhood as Janaka’s daughter; her stay in the forest with her husband; her abduction by Ravana; her interactions with the women of Lanka, the recipes they shared, the emotions they shared; her connection with the Mother Earth and Nature and her transformation from the demure goddess Gauri to untamed Kali, who chose Rama to be her dependable God.

    Additionally, the book also provokes thoughts on the notions of fidelity and self-image.

    Sita – A warrior, not a victim

    People have often looked upon Sita as a victim. While narrating the tales of the Ramayana, we often sympathise with or pity her. That is why people rarely name their daughters after Sita, as they believe that she suffered a lot.

    However, the book tries to change this notion. Sita is not weak and definitely not a victim. She is a woman who dares to take her own decisions. It was Sita’s firm decision to join her husband in exile when she says, “Fear not, I will be no burden; I can take care of myself. As long as I am beside you and behind you, you will want for nothing.” She chose to spend fourteen years in the forest to ensure that her husband never felt incomplete.

    When abducted by Ravana, she does not feel helpless. She stays alert and realizing that she couldn’t escape, she thinks of a way to let her husband know of her whereabouts. She could have easily allowed Hanuman to rescue her and take her to Rama. But she chose not to because her husband’s ‘honour’ was at stake. Through her faith came her patience.

    Unfortunately, Ayodhya demanded her innocence. But how does one proves purity or chastity? Those who trust need no proof and those who do not trust reject all proof. Hence, when the time came she stood for her dignity. She is not weak. She is strength. She is dignity. She is patience. She is grace. She is purity. She is Sita, who never wavers in her thoughts and deeds.

    By refusing to return to Rama, Sita demonstrates that she doesn’t need social structures to give her social status. Instead, she chooses the Earth where there are no boundaries and rules.

    Her confidence and dedication emanates from her self-respect. By refusing to return to Rama, Sita demonstrates that she doesn’t need social structures to give her social status. Instead, she chooses the Earth where there are no boundaries and rules.

    “He had liberated her long ago from the burden of being Ram’s wife. But he would always be Sita’s husband.”

    Notions of fidelity and self-image

    This book raises questions about fidelity by highlighting the stories of various women who were punished for infidelity. Renuka was beheaded for being adulterous in thought. Ahilya was cursed for being adulterous in deed. However, Sita who underwent the trial by fire was still questioned and considered a blot on Rama’s reputation.

    Despite being abandoned for no fault of hers, Sita remains true to Rama and understands his decision without complaints. However, Rama’s refusal to remarry and being devoted to a single wife adds to the complexity of the story. It makes one think that it might be an expression of love for some men and women.

    Devdutt Pattnaik weaves together various narratives of the Ramayana from different regions across India and outside India. Narratives from across the country, folklore, plays, paintings and poetry by different authors in different times and places have been beautifully strung together.

    One realizes that the Ramayana is not a single text, or even multiple texts. It is a belief, a thought materialized, ritualized, and celebrated through narration, songs, plays, painting and puppetry. In every region, and every culture, there is a different story. Each retelling has some diversity. There are various ways of looking at the Ramayana. As Devdutt Pattanaik puts it,

    Within infinite myths lies an eternal truth

    Who sees it all?

    Varuna has but a thousand eyes

    Indra, a hundred

    You and I, only two.

    Sita, An Illustrated Retelling Of The Ramayana takes you back to an era where the lives of God and humans still intersected with each other. Patnaik does complete justice to building the character of Sita. However, when compared to the genre of books such as The Palace of Illusions, where the narration is from a woman’s perspective, it slightly misses the mark.

    Overall, Pattanaik’s unconventional approach and engaging style throughout the narrative is laudatory.

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