We all learn in life that any coincidence is most of the times well planned by the Divine. Once we start learning more about meditation and chakras with sahaja yoga meditation, we can grasp more subtle knowledge that applies to everything in our lives, sometimes it does apply even to universal symbols such as the Statue of Liberty.
The photograph above was specially chosen for this article, because if one pays close attention, the Statue of Liberty looks like a Goddess standing on a chakra (wheel/flower/mandala) – as the construction at the ground level appears to be.
The founder of Sahaja Yoga meditation, Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, had mentioned that the Statue of Liberty represents the Goddess Vishumaya, the one that governs from within Vishuddhi chakra (the subtle centre placed at the throat level) and who is acting as a protective inner force and that has also powers to expose and destroy the negativity.
Statue of Liberty and The Book of Mantras (Shri Vishnumaya’s Names and Qualities)
Let’s quote from sahaja yoga mantra book few of the Mantra-Qualities that describe this Goddess:
“The one who dwells in the lotus of Vishuddhi chakra”
“Dazzling like lightening”
“The bestower of courage”
“The bestower of faith and confidence”
“The one who removes self-doubt”
“The one who burns away negativity”
“The one who resides in the Left Vishuddhi Chakra as the great power”
“The fire power of the left (moon’s) channel”
“The Power of Womanhood”
“The one who speaks the truth and purifies the ether”
“Shri Saraswati, who becomes Vishnumaya power at Hamsa chakra”
The Subtle French Connection – Chakras & Deities
Now, if the very first names that we picked up from the mantra book are so easily associated to what America’s ideals stand for, the very last quality we’ve cited can be understood only by sahaja yogis that know more about Shri Saraswati – the Goddess/ Divine Principle/ energy that governs Swadhisthana chakra. Guess what?! France is the country that corresponds to Swadhisthana chakra, when we speak about the subtle body of our Mother Earth. As we know, the Statue of Liberty was a gift from France to United States and it was created and realized actually in France, then transported in pieces to America, where it was assembled in its final form.
Let’s see further on how similarly we have the popular perception about the Statue of Liberty as both a mighty protective Mother of Mercy as well as a Goddesss.
“The New Colossus”
By Emma Lazarus, 1883
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
The poem above is in-scripted on the Statue of Liberty.
“The Statue of Liberty” – Poem for Kids by Paul Perro
The Statue of Liberty poem for kids, by Paul Perro (presented below), tells the story of how the great Lady Liberty came to New York. It’s fun and educational, we hope that you enjoy it. (source)
“The Statue of Liberty is
150 feet tall.
She stands in New York harbour and
She gives out hope to all.
She is the Goddess Libertas.
The statue was given to us
By all the good people of France
To mark 100 years since we
She’s over a hundred years old,
She’s really a golden oldie,
Made from copper and steel by a
Sculptor named Bartoldi.
Bartoldi had drawn up his plans –
Copper sheets on a frame of steel.
The newspapers ran a campaign
To make his dreams turn real.
Building the huge skeletal frame
Turned out to be no mere trifle.
They needed help from the engineer
Were packed in hundreds of crates,
The statue was shipped all they way
To the United States.
She was built on Liberty Island
And she stands there still to this day.
Hope you’ve enjoyed the 2 poems as well the sahaj connections presented in this article that intended to honor this special day. Here there is one last connection: because Today is still the 5th Day of Diwali (festival of lights) and quite a special day when (soul) brother-sister relationship is also celebrated, couldn’t think of a better way to end our article other than the above quote-image realized by James, a Canadian brother yogi that now lives in .. Australia. Of course Canada and USA are sister countries on this continent and both continue receiving people from all over the world that find a new home ‘here’ as well their promised land. So the last connection will be with the page from US Immigration website that is dedicated to the Statue of Liberty – many more details and facts about this international symbol of Freedom!
Happy 125th Anniversary for our beloved Statue of Liberty!
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