Day 7: Happy Navratri! It's the final three days, and today begins the special day of focusing on the attributes of Goddess Saraswati, recognizing those same feminine qualities within ourselves, and drawing inspiration to continue growing and changing in the most wonderful ways.
Saraswati has always held a place of honor in our home. When we traveled to India a very long time ago(*), we purchased a batik wall hanging of Goddess Saraswati and framed it. It's quite large and we've always hung it in places where we wanted to focus on the energy that she represents to Hindus: creativity (particularly in the areas of music and art) and knowledge/intelligence (usually linked with education and literature).
When KDcat/Bailey was born, guess where the Saraswati wall hanging was placed ! It stayed near her, hanging in whatever room she was mostly in (as an infant that was in our room, but as she aged a bit more she had her own room and Saraswati moved into it with her). Once Bailey was more grown, she expressed an interest in deciding how to decorate her own space, and at that time the wall hanging was moved to the library that Jim created in our home.
Creativity and the persuit of knowledge is extremely important to everyone in our home. Those are two of KDcat's strongest feminine qualities. Maybe it's because we focused on them all while she was growing, and we encouraged their expression as she aged. Imagine what the world would be like if we focused on equally positive qualities in each other, encouraging the expression of those qualities in one another.
The Pure Jeevan blog is a creative outlet for Jim and I to share the knowledge we've gained over the years about health of the body, mind, spirit, and emotions. In what ways do you celebrate the feminine energy of creativity and knowledge within yourself? Do you write, draw, paint, read, play an instrument, etc.
(*) India, 1994:
India 1994, Cochin and Southern India:
India 1994, Kerala Backwaters:
India 1994, Bangaram Island:
India 1994, Trip to Sri Lanka: