Shakti is the feminine and symbolizes
the loving acceptance of life’s reality.
She is also the world protecting, the maternal
side of God and the beauty of the living world.
Divine Shakti represents the executive dynamism of the Supreme Spirit and is synonymous with power, energy, peace, strength, knowledge, plenitude, wisdom and prosperity...
In Hindu philosophy and theology Shakti is understood to be the active dimension of the Godhead, the Divine power that underlies the Godhead’s ability to create the world and to display itself.
The play of Shakti energy has no beginning and no end... She is the Divine Force, manifesting to destroy demonic forces and restore balance.
Shakti is the mother goddess, the source of all, the universal principle of energy, power and creativity...
The Hindu Goddess Shakti is also named Devi, Parvati, Durga, Kali and many other names.
Shakti is inseparable from the one who beholds her, the Shakti man, the masculine principle or Universal father. Shakti-man is called Brahman
by the writers of the Upanishads. In the Tantric tradition he is called Shiva.
When the God Shiva "the incarnation of pure consciousness" sexually united with the Goddess Shakti "the incarnation of pure energy" and their resulting tantric embrace the creation of the Earth, stars, moon, animals. In a word, the creation of the universe was the result of their love.
The embodied soul is supreme, whole, eternal, consisting of nothing, stainless. It is the ultimate atomic particle, the Natha. It is supreme Shiva, all pervading. It is the ultimate jiva, it is Hamsa, the soul of Shakti.
The Universe is a manifestation of the play between Shiva and Shakti, Being and Becoming, Consciousness and Energy. Female energy (the moon) is referred to as Shakti and is the force of the Universe. The female energy is the domain of the left side of the body.
Male energy (the sun) is referred to as Shiva and is the form of the Universe.
Male energy is the domain of the right side of the body...