Spanda is the initial, sensual pulsation of the Universe, it is the primordial tremor that gives birth to form, the pulsating, sensual and generative force of creation and dissolve. In this way Spanda is Shakti and Shiva in their intimate dance, intertwining and coupling throughout all space, time and dimension, both immanent and transcendent.
Spanda is in fact the innate desire of the Divine to manifest and to experience its divinity through the entire palette of sensation (pleasure, intensity, openness, constriction...)
Via this primal throb, individuation occurs but is never severed from interconnectedness. We each embody the same intelligence that animates the entire spectrum of life, from the tiniest sea dwelling amoeba to the greatest redwood forest. All of existence ultimately manifests from the dark void as a primal pulsation of desire and sensuality.
A visceral and sensual understanding of Spanda gives meaning to all layers of existence, enabling beauty to manifest from the tiniest forms of life to the most complex.
So, our invitation is not to distance ourselves from our body, but rather to embrace it, to embrace it with such honour and sensual fervour that it becomes a veritable temple through which the divine energies can flow, literally channelling the creative cosmic forces onto the earth plane in service of all of humanity. As one of my teachers Sianna Sherman says, ‘Our body is the chalice of Spirit’.
When we consciously embody Spanda we establish direct resonance with the sensual reality of the Universe. We are each sparks of this divine Cosmic Desire. The inherent intimacy and desire of the Divine Feminine for the Divine Masculine and vice versa is coded into all of Nature. We are here to cultivate balance, harmony and deep respect for this delicate and dynamic balance.