THE NIGHT OF SHIVA: Mahashivratri – 13/14 February – The Most Powerful Day Of The Year!

by Gabriel Sananda
Contributing Author, Conscious Reminder

***Upcoming Mahashivratri – 13/14 February – the most powerful day of the year!***

In Yogic Science the day before the new moon is known as “Shivratri”.

At the time of the new moon, the mind/intellect is at a minimum, opening a gateway for soul consciousness to be explored, experienced and embodied.

The moon in yogic science is can be partly reflected as the macrocosm of the mind {we begin to understand why Full Moon’s cause such chaos…}

Thus, the “Maha” {great} Shivratri aligning during Feb-March is the most powerful {of the 12 Shivratri’s in a year}.

It is the darkest night of the year -that is a devoted to the grace of Shiva, who is for me the Adi Yogi {the first yogi and from where the yogic tradition originates}, therefore a phenomenal opportunity for all beings to experience {or begin too} the consciousness of Shiva {the divine self within}.

An event which further imprinted celestial phenomena during this particular new moon was that Adi Yogi merged with Mount Kailash on this precession – after millennia in meditation, embodying the trait of the keepers of cosmic consciousness {mountains}, in being absolutely still. He became the centre of the universe, the in-between, the place before and after manifestation. This is why the “Mahashivatri us known as the night of stillness.

And in that stillness, we may be able to perceive the true nature of the divine. Stillness can be interrupted as the void, the primordial space, where all that is manifest and unmanifest expresses itself by the will of the creator/supreme intelligence/god. Many great masters say that the divine or supreme intelligence is omnipresent, all-pervading. And can be often seen as “light”. But if we consider that light is not eternal, because just like the suns light it happens and it ends. Even with the Sun’s light, if you put your hand in front of it, it leaves a shadow of darkness behind it. For me, the primordial light, is the darkness, as it has no source, but a source unto itself; it is the nothingness, the stillness, the emptiness. This is Shiva – “That which is not”.

Thus, during the Mahashivratri – lies a divinely orchestrated opportunity for one’s ignorance and mental impurities to be illuminated into the darkness, for one to experience the infinite emptiness that lies within every human being, which may be the source of all creation.

Furthermore, as Yogic Science decrees, on this night the planet positions are such {planet is on the perfect titled axis} that way there is a natural upsurge of energy in all of nature. This is the day where nature, the supreme intelligence is pushing one towards their spiritual peak. Hence why it is a divine opportunity for one to cultivate evolutionary leaps in one’s physical and spiritual wellbeing to stay awake and aware in a vertical position throughout the night.

This natural upsurge of energy is directly connected to the Spine, and the organic course of spiritual awakening where the energy moves from the bottom of the spine, up into the higher energy centres, thus raising one’s consciousness.

The spine in Yogic Science is known as the centre/axis of the universe, the altar of God. If we look at the animal kingdom in comparison to human’s, the more vertical the spine allows an expression of creation to experience and embody higher states of consciousness.

This is maybe why every human has the potential for experiencing cosmic consciousness {seal-realisation, absolute communion with God} as the spine may be the stairway to the kingdom of heaven within {which leads to the spiritual eye, the dove descending from heaven}.

The spine is absolutely paramount in the organic process of knowing thy self. This is the basis of Asana practice, to straighten the spine so the energies cultivated through meditation can uncoil and move upwards.

The spine is the main generator, and redistribution network for life force energy {prana} which sustains life. This is why if the spine is ruptured in any way, the physical body will cease to operate {death}, and on the other side why if the spine is completely straight why the body will not decay {immortality}. As with a straight spine, life force and electricity from yogic practice move through the whole body, thus eliminating any disease, .

Yogic Science also expresses that all “Karma” is – are twisted Nadi’s around the spine…and as we transmute Karma the Nadi’s uncoil and allow the spine to reposition slowly to true north – vertical, so life force can rise without restriction up the spine.

Let’s just say the spine is paramount to existence…and to the truth of who and what we truly are…


To gain maximum benefits of this powerful planetary alignment, it is invited that from 12 pm – 6 am {Morning of 14th Feb}, to stay awake and ENSURE the SPINE is in a vertical position, to allow energy to move up the spine.

An invitation to also fast, chant Aum Namah Shivaya {begin at 11:50 pm to build momentum into the midnight – most powerful time in yogic science} unceasingly and Meditate as much as possible during the 6 hours of “Shiva*.

Of course, one may need a rest in-between each meditation sit, this is fine, either shake it off with some dancing {shiva loved to dance} or go for a walk, sit in a chair – just ensure to keep the SPINE STRAIGHT.

The “Mahamantra” Aum Namah Shivaya translates as “I bow to Shiva, the divine Self within.” Thus, as we repeat this mantra it leads us to experience our own inner divinity, and its power is exponentially amplified on this night of divine alignment

The darkest night of truth is an unparalleled opportunity, to {begin or experience within one’s self} the truth of who or what we truly are…

Aum Namah Shivaya!

P.S. In between meditation breaks, you can watch the Live Stream with Sadhguru, the self-realised being in which great depths of the above information is sourced ~ 

About the Author: Gabriel Sananda is a Yogi who is devoted to the inner reawakening of self-realisation. Thus his intention is to awaken the Love in all hearts, as he simultaneously remembers the true divine self, the Christ in all of creation.

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