The Force of the Tiger is an ancient philosophy of Self Power in overcoming the chains of one’s senses and stepping beyond the worldly attachments of the archetypes. Hence Shiva can been seen wearing a Tigers skin, representing mastery over the senses and total dissolve in the present moment.
From our experience of over 5 years now, the Force of the Tiger represents Self Confidence, Divine Trust and a Playful Grace that is wrapped in Joyful Bliss. When you book for a retreat, you will be able to engage with Taara (and Amar) in meditation during this full moon, that will reveal your own inner strength and courage to tread the path of your Soul.
‘Mythology : Reason for Shiva wearing a Tiger Skin
By Abhilash Rajendran shared by the Hindu Blog
Lord Shiva is usually depicted as sitting or meditating on a tiger skin. Lord Shiva is usually portrayed as wearing a tiger skin as garment. Tiger symbolically represents power. Shiva sitting on tiger skin and wearing it symbolically means that He is beyond all power and dominates over all the powers. There is an interesting story in the Shiva Purana which narrates about how Lord Shiva got the tiger skin. Once Lord Shiva was roaming around the world like an Avadhuta. He was completely naked and was so merged in this meditation that he was unaware of any other existence. During His roaming, once He reached a forest inhabited by a group of saints. The saints lived along with their family and the arrival of a naked mendicant created flutter in their small and confined society. The women in the community were attracted by Shiva and there was disturbance in the daily routines of the Ashram. The saints became furious after they realized that it is the new mendicant that is responsible for the wayward behavior of the females in their society. The saints decided to teach the young mendicant a lesson and dug a pit on his usual way. When Lord Shiva passed over the pit, the saints created a tiger using their powers. Lord Shiva easily overpowered the tiger and removed its skin and made a cloth out of it. The saints realized that the mendicant was no ordinary Avadhuta and prayed for forgiveness. Lord Shiva appeared before them and blessed them. From that day onwards Shiva started wearing the tiger skin.”
The Perennial Truth : The Story of Adam and Eve by TLB explains the fall of the Soul into the realm of Maya. Take a listen again to the discourse and this time reflect on how you have fallen from grace into the mundane world of the ego. Shiva represents the Dreamer and each Jiva, Soul represents that mini parts of the Dreamer that is caught in the deep sleep of the illusion we call life. To wake up, meditation is the only way and to be in this state of meditation, the present moment is the only door. We have fallen deeper and deeper into sleep, to the point that we have forgotten that we are the fingers and not the hand of God. God is the Architect of our life and when we silence our archetypes and align our consciousness to the cosmic creator, we walk the path of our Soul and not the path of the archetypes.
Why join a retreat : Being in the space of Taara, the Warrior Princess allows you to spend time under the night sky, with Taara. This gives you the opportunity to allow your unconscious to reveal it’s deepest desires. This idea that we can manifest the way others do, is a control mechanism by snake oil salesman that only keeps you longer on the wheel of samsara. You can only manifest what is part of your wheel of Samsara. How many affirmations have you done? How many self help courses did you go to? How many manifestation books or workshops have you invested in? If they have worked, then why are you even reading this? It’s time to Wake Up and start realising God is the only one in control! And all you have to do is align to God’s will and things will happen effortlessly.
Benefits of the retreat : The Moon reflects the energy of desire. It represents the Divine Feminine, the Holy Spirit and the Creative Force. This retreat is a cleansing process of unconscious blockages and healing of your inner child so that clarity can emerge of what your karmic path is for this lifetime and what you need to do to propel that journey through aligning with God’s will. This retreat allows your archetypes to recede and your soul to speak so that you may know what is right for you and understand why things are happening the way they are. This retreat fosters Self Acceptance.
Is it Safe: Yes. Amar and Taara will remain in their enclosure to ensure your safety but you will be able to engage with them and connect with them at arms length. Terms and Conditions apply which will be discussed further at orientation.
What you will discover : What lies deep in your unconscious as unmanifested desires that keep you on the wheel of samara.
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