How do you stand in your Truth when the global winds of change are battering your serenity, and the very foundation of your life? Storm force winds are knocking at the door. Recently I found myself editing my own words in an attempt to avoid discordant backlash. Can I be in my peace while allowing you to have your own unique truth?
For me, the message is, “This is not the time to turn a blind eye, but to become like the mountain and a pillar of strength.”
How to Weather Storm Force Winds.
This week’s Wind of Spirit Card blows in from the South. The South represents needs and emotions. How do you take care of yourself in a windstorm, so you feel validated, and at peace?
Vayu India – Indus – StrengthHum the Tarā mantra; 0m is the sound of the wind as it blew with force when you require strength.Click To Tweet
In Indian mythology, Vayu is a supreme deity who rules the space between the sun and earth. As a giver and taker of life, his role includes balancing the light and dark energies. He is also known as a purifier, explorer, messenger of the gods, and leader of sacrifices. As one of the strongest gods, Vayu is portrayed as a white man carrying a bow and arrows as he sits atop a deer. He is often seen accompanying Vishnu’s Golden Chariot.
Vayu is attributed to severing the peak of Mount Meru, a sacred mountain in Indus cosmogony. In one tale, the omnipresent Vayu overhears two Gandharvas (nature spirits) discussing the strength of Vasuki, the snake deva (god). According to their narrative, Vasuki originally created the world. He transformed himself into a rope that anchored the very first boat to a horn fish, which allowed the Lord to emerge from the stormy sea. Upon hearing this, Vayu became enraged and a battle with Vasuki ensued. Vasuki wrapped himself around Mount Meru three times, and Vayu blew his breath full force in an attempt to uncoil hm. As Vayu blew harder, the mountain swayed, and Vasuki tightened his grip. Mount Meru ordered them to cease their battle lest he tumble into the sea and put an end to civilization. Brahma appeased Vayu and Vasuki by praising their virtues. As Vasuki released his grip, the peak of Mount Meru sank into the sea.
An understanding of Vayu provides insights into the intrinsic nature of time, space, karma, life, and death. Vayu is viewed as a formless, spiritual wind; a prevailing, dynamic force of nature that energizes all life, but, when absent, invariably leads to stagnation and death.
Vayu is a temperamental and stubborn wind known for his sudden outbursts. Progress is slow when we react from a place of resentment, pain, or anger. Use the power of Vayu to visualize your negative emotions gracefully exiting your body. Once Vayu relaxed and stopped resisting, an island of peace and harmony manifested.
When Vayu contradicts your peace stemming from an opposing emotions, hold on and sway with the breeze. Be observant and patient. When the time is right, respond accordingly.
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 The Myths and Gods of India: The Classic Work on Hindu Polytheism for the Inner Traditions, Bear Company, Alain Danielou Accessed on the web, https://books.google.com/books?id=1HMXN9h6WX0C&pg=PA91&dq=Vayu+as+a+mythical+wind+god&hl=en&sa=X&ei=j1lXVaqlL462yQSHoYCYDw&ved=0CCMQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=Vayu%20as%20a%20mythical%20wind%20god&f=false
 David Frawley, American Institute of Vedic Studies http://vedanet.com/2012/06/13/vayu-rahasya-the-secret-of-vayu/ accessed May 15, 2015