Yama, the God of death, endings and mortality, teaches us to let go and surrender to the flow of life – but he also inspires us to conserve our prana through healthy self-restraint. The cosmic force of Bharani nakshatra is called apabharani shakti, “power to take things away with the waters”. Like the powerful waves of the ocean, it takes the things away from us and carries them further.
It inspires us to let go of our attachments. Where there’s an end, there’s always a new beginning. And although the God of death is the presiding deity of this nakshatra, its symbol is actually the womb, through which we are born into this world. “As a person puts on new garments, giving up old ones, the soul similarly accepts new material bodies, giving up the old and useless ones.”
Lord Krishna explained in Bhagavad Gita, who also compares happiness and distress of material life to the changing seasons. By hanging onto the past and clinging onto our worldly attachments, we are blocking the natural flow of life. Similarly, Bharani nakshatra inspires us to see beyond the temporary grief and loss. Because only when we accept death and endings, we can then truly become alive.
This webinar is a part of the Nakshatras course.