One of my fav statues of in and his story... 🙏
So who is Ganesha?
Remover of obstacles, man with elephant head, depicted with an axe to cut through the delusions of this world. He has a big belly, enabling him to digest all of life's problems.
As @mcyogi puts it - Ganesha - "Guards the gate to the pelvic floor" and to understand the birth of Ganesha, it's important to first understand who lord Shiva & Parvati are.
Shiva the 2nd great creator. He dances universes into existence. And Parvati is the mother of the universe. Shiva would often leave for months at a time, dancing in the forests. One day while Shiva was away, Parvati created a statue of a boy. He was so life-like that she decided to give him life. She named him Ganesha. She treated him like her own son. One day she asked Ganesha to stand guard at the door of the palace while she went to take a bath. While Parvati was in the bath, Shiva came back home.
Ganesha, following orders and not having met Shiva, wouldn't allow Shiva to come in. Shiva was enraged, and asked his soldiers, the Gunas, to move him out of the way. He would not allow Shiva to pass.
Shiva grew so angry that he lost his temper and chopped off the boys head. Parvati heard the fighting and came back to see her now lifeless son. She threatened to destroy everything in creation. Brahma, the 1st great Creator, took issue with this and pleaded with her to stop.
She agreed not to destroy the universe on two conditions; one, that her son be brought back to life, and two, that he become worshiped forever above all other beings. Shiva agreed and quickly found a replacement head, the head of an elephant.
The story of Ganesha teaches us that we must bless all and as he asks us to do this by connecting to our bodies and the For many people, there is a major disconnect here.
When you acknowledge that the planet is our true and that the body is our (home to the true essence of who you are). What helps you find The more solid your connection to stabilizing these types of things in your life, the less likely you will be blown over by life’s surprises. #ganesha #planetearth #bali #newbeginnings #stability #home #changes #foundation