Today is the first day of the nine days festivities dedicated to Durga Devi battle against Mahishasura. The Goddess Durga symbolizes purity and strength, whereas Mahishasura represents egoism. Each of us constantly do live this battle in life. In a world where feelings are more constant then our own nature (if you come to think about it, love, joy, anger, lust, greed, fear,etc. have always existed in a constant manner and we do experience all of these feelings) ,we are brought to find the strength and purity to overcome harming sensations.
From today until the 19th of October Navrati will be celebrated around the world.
It's a great occasion to start a smooth detox, dedicate yourself these days to clean your house, nutrition, body and mind. You could start your first 3 days with a soft Tratak meditation ( gazing a candle, starting by visualizing the burning of the negativities in your life), blessing your house by smudging white sage. Try ritualizing the moments of shower and don't skip your dry body brush! Reduce your online times, take long walks...Make it a whole, detoxify your life as the battle of Durga.
Then, the 4th day is dedicated to Lakshmi, the goddess of spiritual and emotional wealth, prosperity and fortune. In these days , you could use mindfulness while you cook for your friends and family, enhance the ritual of cooking with the loved ones, and sharing, give value to ethical eating, share vegan biological food with the sceptics.
The last 3 days are dedicated to Goddess Saraswati, the deity of knowledge and arts. This is the moment you could turn back into yourself, dedicate time for arts, discovering yourself through dance, music, painting, crafts. Create anything which accomplishes you, learn from what you create. Why not trying a mandala with flowers and pigments ?