Throughout all of eternity, like cosmic day and night the multiverses alternately expand into energy and matter and resolve back into herself as primal energy, the hiryanagharba.
Within her great heart rest her forms of Lakshmi, Kali and Saraswati, these energies of matter and form (tamas), movement and transformation (rajas) and serene grace (sattvas) weave in a balance of harmony.
In manifestation her forms both create, sustain and destroy as they permeate the whole cosmos, woven through the heart of all energy, matter and life, so this universe as we know it rests in, unfolds from and returns to her awesome heart.
Out of this movement and cosmic vibration Shakti splits into two fields of
force as being, Nada and Bindu. Bindu is the male pole, Shiva the centrifugal
ground of being as consciousness from which Nada operates. Nada as vibration
expands outward in centripetal flow, female, she is nature unfolding the
manifest million forms of this universe.
Cosmic evolution flowing from the superconscious, unmoving, beyond knowing and un-manifest into both the unconsciousness and conscious of the moving, knowable and manifest universe.
The journey of the individual in Yoga is a stepping into greater consciousness and beyond the beyond into super-consciousness. It is always a return from perceived separation to that source which is in our hearts, reflected as a balance of Shiva and Shakti with the upward and downward triangles in Anahata (heart) chakra of the six pointed star.
Tantra can mean weaving, the experiences of life being an opportunity for
awakening. Tantra can mean liberation or awakening through expansion, this is
different to the ascetic practices of denial, abstention and belief in impurity.
Experiencing oneself as space, knowing one self as empty of concept, as empty of separate inherent existence, the whole of life becomes the play of practice and presence with no outcome and no goal.
Sitting in sacred silence, one just sits, there is nothing to be attained that is not already here, sitting merely rests us in this spacious presence.
Sacred sexuality may also be used as a playfulness and tool to rest in deeper presence, yet like licking honey off the razors edge, such practices can easily drop beings into greater egoic belief in their own power, their own magic, their own strength. In truth, from a place of ‘realised emptiness’, power, strength and magic are all possible manifestations of love and wisdom and merely flow as functions of the all pervading divinity. They rest exclusively in no-one and belong exclusively to no-one. So as no-one we may freely play with licking honey off the razors edge.
Tantra is a means to bring into everyday presence, into the marketplace, into the home, into the whole world the super-conscious.
Christopher teaches the various aspects of TantraYoga on his retreats, the foundations are asana practice, dance and silent sitting.