Question: What Does Nataraja Mean?

“What does Nataraja mean?”~A Querent for Lord Enki/Prince Ea/Shiva.
“Nataraja means ‘Lord of Dance.’ I love dancing. If it involves movement of the body to music, it has my complete attention.
I am fascinated by all forms of dancing from around the world. Dancing is a form of healing, meditative movement for me. I love to dance with my children. I love to dance with my wife–especially my wife. She ignites my Kundalini serpent when we dance, just as I do hers. We learn to move to the rhythm of each other’s hearts and bodies–it is, for us, another form of Tantric pleasure.
Nataraja has a twofold meaning to me, both a spiritually symbolic one and a powerful one in this world.
There are two forms of dance for Nataraja, both originating in the physical world. The first–Tandava–is a dance that describes destruction. It is a cosmology parable used to help others in spiritual progression. In my history it describes a bleak time of my life, one in which I suffered from substance abuse, kept dangerous company and considered suicide often–with one serious attempt.
With the help of loyal friends and loved ones,Tandava ended and transitioned slowly to Lasya through years of intensive therapeutic, Yogic, Meditative and Tantric practices–these were the years I was known as Shivdana, Shiv–He Who Cuts Through His Darkness.
Lasya has continued in my life, transitioning into–Ananda– a dance of Bliss. My life at the present is becoming what I had prayed it would be–what I have longed for it to be since I was young.
Ananda, as a cosmology parable, speaks of rebirth–of new life. One could liken Tandana to Earth’s Autumn and Winter, Ananda to Earth’s Spring and Summer.
There are many things one can learn on multiple levels from examining the parable of Nataraja. For me, it represents the path my life moving from Hell to Heaven.
If BalMuhr is followed, this story may be shared on Orion Oracle.”
“Thank you, Ea.”
“You’re welcome.”
~Lord Enki/Prince Ea/Shiva
(BalMuhr followed. Quoted as spoken from Source. Not one word changed or altered. Image: Public Domain. Shiva_as_Lord_of_the_Dance_LACMA)


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