Baring dreamt she was caught in a net, which she later realized was symbolic of Indra's Net from Hindu mythology. Gazing into the sky, her entire field of vision was engulfed by a beautiful image of the Divine Feminine. The vision had a giant wheel in her abdomen that reminded Baring of the labyrinth at Chartres. Baring saw that she, too, had a wheel, but that hers was off center.
The vision indicated to her that she needed to center her own wheel, but didn't explain how to go about doing it. Indra's Net, by the way, symbolizes universal connectivity and interdependence, foundations of Vedic philosophy and, later, Buddhism.
Baring concluded, after spending years reflecting and writing about her Great Dreams and spiritual journey, that our world has arrived at a precipice, a critical juncture in the evolution of our species. We, like the sparrow on the Two of Spirals above, are confronted with a crucial choice. Will we as a species choose to continue living in nests of division and separation? If so, we put ourselves are at great risk.
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It's easy to begin aligning your personal center with the Divine Feminine. Simply integrate the holistic worldview symbolized by Indra's Net. The holistic worldview must also integrate the long neglected principle of the Divine Feminine, which has been mostly absent from humanity's individual and collective psyche for thousands of years.
The Kabbalah teaches the Divine Feminine, the Shekinah, has been in exile. The Great Awakening will end that period of exile.
"The Net of Indra is a profound and subtle metaphor for the structure of reality. Imagine a vast net; at each crossing point there is a jewel; each jewel is perfectly clear and reflects all the other jewels in the net, the way two mirrors placed opposite each other will reflect an image ad infinitum.
"The jewel in this metaphor stands for an individual being, or an individual consciousness, or a cell or an atom. Every jewel is intimately connected with all other jewels in the universe, and a change in one jewel means a change, however slight, in every other jewel." ~ Stephen Mitchell, author of The Enlightened Mind.
We recommend taking a few minutes each day to still your mind and journey within to the center of your essence. There you will connect to the essence of all other things in the universe. You have the ability to respond, the response-ability to become a glistening jewel in Indra's Net. Visionary physicist Nassim Haramein often alludes to the Lorenz Attractor, known as the Butterfly Effect: "Become the butterfly that flaps its wings and produces a hurricane of change all over the planet."
It's springtime. The frozen lake crackles with melting sheets of ice adrift in emerging new energies. The King of the Forest himself emerges from his winter's nap to re-test his own balance.
Likewise, it's important that we maintain balance in a rapidly changing world. It is not easy to abandon the set of beliefs that views Earth as ours to dominate and exploit. Putting a new set of beliefs into practice that emphasizes compassion and Cosmic Oneness is also difficult. Even the bear is not sure how to tackle the daunting ascent to higher ground.
When we designed Chrysalis Tarot, we anticipated the difficulties brought about by the emerging energies of a paradigm shift and foresaw the trials and tribulations that normally accompany a sea change in thinking. Chrysalis is helping our devotees locate their divine center and balance their lives.
In coming days, there likely will be distracting moments of doubt and distress that require us to return to our center and reconnect with the universe to gain solace and glean understanding. This is easily accomplished if you previously aligned your center with Cosmic Oneness through yoga, meditation, tarot or other methods.
If you draw the Two of Mirrors in a reading, be sure to take swan energy into consideration. As a spirit animal, swan can heighten your intuition and awareness, especially in changing times. The Two of Mirrors symbolizes the most reliable centering energy available. It impacts the Heart Chakra immediately and profoundly.
The interconnectedness and interdependence symbolized by Indra's Net is little more than a philosophical abstract without a foundation of unconditional love. The two mirrors worn by the swans reflect your aura and intentions throughout Indra's Net and on to the edges of infinity.
Unconditional love forms ripples on the cosmic lake, which is always crackling with emergent energies. Every action, every gesture and every thought is another ripple that impacts the entire cosmos.
|Indra and Indrani, The Cosmic Preservers|