Shri Adi Shakti and Mother Earth
Today we are going to do the Puja of Adi Shakti. It’s a difficult subject to talk about Adi Shakti, because it’s not easy to understand that Adi Shakti is the power of Sadashiva. Sadashiva is the God Almighty, She is His breath, as some people call it. Some say She is the desire and some say that She’s the entire power of Sadashiva, and Sadashiva cannot do anything without Her powers. This subject has been described by many people in various books in different ways. But actually we need not go to the background of the creation of Adi Shakti, for that at least you need seven lectures. But we’ll come to the point where Adi Shakti started working on this Mother Earth. The first thing is we must know, that She created a Kundalini in the Mother Earth itself and She created Shri Ganesha out of the Mother Earth, it’s very interesting. So the Mother Earth becomes a very important thing for us. If we do not know how to respect the Mother Earth, we do not know how to respect ourselves. The expression of Adi Shakti within you is the Kundalini, no doubt. That is the reflection of Adi Shakti in you. But the reflection in the Mother Earth is also expressed, as you all know, in different places, different countries, different cities, as the manifestation of chakras and Adi Shakti’s creations. It was very important first to create a very holy Mother Earth for human beings to be born on there.
So the reflection of the Adi Shakti as Kundalini first was on the Mother Earth. Kundalini is, we should say, is a wee part of the Adi Shakti, or we can say that, She is the desire, pure desire, of the Adi Shakti. So Adi Shakti is the desire, complete desire of Sadashiva; and Kundalini, Adi Kundalini is the desire, complete desire of Adi Shakti. Now this one was first expressed in the Mother Earth, inside the Mother Earth. Inside the Mother Earth, the Kundalini came up in such a way that it cooled down the inner part of the Mother Earth as much as it could, and then it manifested on the surface of the earth as different chakras. So it’s tremendous similarity that we have with Virata, the Mother Earth and the human beings. If all of them are being reflected by the Adi Kundalini so there has to be a great connection between them. It is not understood by human beings how they are connected to this Mother Earth. This Kundalini passed through different centers, creating different centers in the Mother Earth and ultimately broke through Kailasha. And I don’t know how many have you been to Kailash you’ll see tremendous vibrations flowing out of Kailash.
Now the way we insult our Mother Earth, what we are doing is we are insulting the Adi Shakti. So many ways there are we should respect the Mother Earth. I mean it was an Indian custom to begin with, when you got up from your bed and you touched the Mother Earth with your feet, you have to say, “Oh Mother Earth, please forgive me because I’m touching You with my feet.” All the movements of Mother Earth are controlled by this inner Kundalini, which is the reflection of Adi Shakti. The gravity that it has also is the manifestation of the Kundalini of the Mother Earth.
H.H.Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, extract from Shri Adi Shakti Puja, Cabella, Italy, 25/5/97