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B H U W A N E S H W A R I
SHE IS THE SCENE ON WHICH TIME DANCES
Because She represents the space, Bhuvaneshwari is complementary to Kali, who, as we know represents Time. The two goddesses represent thus the two main faces of the Great Goddess, Shakti, the infinity and the eternity.
In other words, we may say that Bhuvaneshwari creates in a certain way the stage on which Kali will perform Her dance of life and death.
This analogy of Bhuvaneshwari with the stage of the universe allows us to notice that the supreme goddess represents at the same time the observer, and the one who enjoys and is involved in Kali's dance of life and death.
This is also an important theme for meditation, indicating one of the methods for the revelation of our Supreme Self through Bhuvaneshwari's worship. Consequently, Kali creates the events in time, and Bhuvaneshwari creates the objects in space.
The deep understanding of these aspects is that all events represent nothing but "sequences" on the Divine Mother Kali's gigantic consciousness (Time), and all locations in space are mere phases of resonance with the Divine Mother Bhuvaneshwari, who represents space.
Reaching thus the mysterious knowledge of the fact that the Great Cosmic Power Bhuvaneshwari is in fact the "base" on which we are supported and at the same time the subtle reality that impregnates us every moment, we get the capacity of practicing the highest and most elevated yogic techniques with utter success, techniques that may lead us in a very short time to the Supreme Spiritual Freedom.
Bhuvaneshwari is also correlated to the cardinal points the four main directions of space (north, south, east and west) are nothing but different visions or hypostasis of this Great Cosmic Power's presence, each of them having distinct qualities.
HER RESIDENCE IS YOUR HEART'S HEART
As a significant parallel, Kali creates in the same way what we name the "directions" of time, which as we know are the present, the past and the future. The Tantric spiritual tradition notes the fact that space is mysteriously particularized in time.
For instance, the spacial direction east represents almost always the beginning of an action, while the north represents the spiritual illumination. West is correlated to experience and the process of spiritual maturity, and south represents the fullness of the spiritual realization.
Because of this, we may state that in a mysterious way, space contains time and similarly time contains space. Each moment in time is characterized by a location and a direction or spacial orientation.
Philosophically speaking, a certain place from space (be it physical or subtle) represents only a reflection of our vision on that particular reality. If this vision changes, the place, the space in which it was will certainly move and change too.
Moreover, our visions or our imagination determine also the direction of our field of experiments. Thus, when we direct our minds to a certain space-time area, we will perceive various events and places that are characteristic to that particular area.
Therefore the tantric writings of the Hindu sages say that Bhuvaneshwari represents God's very initial creative vision; in other words, the Great Cosmic Power Bhuvaneshwari represents the direction in which the Divine direct the attention towards the act of creation or the force of awareness of the manifestation.