Divine Feminine expressions of East and West combine in this mystic painting of Mary Magdalene as Shakti, the primordial cosmic energy.
Mary Magdalene symbolizes the harmonizing of the Third Eye and Sacral chakras through the sacred fire of the Heart. These are the three feminine chakras, together representing the Triple Goddess. With the heart guiding the process, creation aligns with Universal Consciousness, miscreation is averted, and one is assured a beautiful outcome.
The words in the painting are a visual chant, creating a pattern of energy through which the visage of Mary Magdalene emerges. They represent the repetition of the Adi Shakti mantra, which is a mantra of devotion and surrender to the Divine Feminine, the Great Mother Power:
Adi Shakti, Adi Shakti, Adi Shakti, Namo Namo
Sarab Shakti, Sarab Shakti, Sarab Shakti, Namo Namo
Pritham Bhagvati, Pritham Bhagvati, Pritham Bhagvati, Namo Namo
Kundalini Mata Shakti, Mata Shakti, Namo Namo
It translates roughly to:
I bow to (or call on) the primal power.
I bow to (or call on) the all encompassing power and energy.
I bow to (or call on) that through which God creates.
I bow to (or call on) the creative power of the Kundalini, the Divine Mother Power.
Mary's hands echo the words of the mantra as they assume the Shakti Mudra. This sacred hand gesture is used to bring in the divine mother energy, the Shakti. Holding the Shakti mudra for 30 minutes a day (either all at once or in 10 minute blocks of time) is said to help reduce anxiety, improve sleep, and stabilize the physical and mental bodies, promoting a strong constitution in mind and body.
If you would like to use this painting as a devotional image, its power may be enhanced through the use of the Adi Shakti mantra and/or the Shakti mudra. It is particularly well suited to helping the viewer access the Divine Feminine within him or her self. This can help to cultivate deep levels of self love, the ability to love others unconditionally without attachment, and the ability to magnetically attract abundance and prosperity.