Many of the Hindu cosmic gods and goddesses are depicted with multiple arms, each arm performing a different task, revealing a particular capacity or bestowing a gift or boon.
We too can develop multiple arms. We too can become the 10-armed god or goddess.
Our arms represent our capacities, manifest our talents and convey our gifts in the outer world; through our arms we build, create, reveal and offer.
The source of all capacities, talents and gifts, the source of inspiration, aspiration and the power of creation, is the inner world.
Meditation is the exploration and revelation of our inner world.
All capacities, talents and gifts are within us. We have only to unlock the inner doorway to each particular talent, capacity or gift that we seek. Meditation and spiritual practice are necessary to locate and unlock these inner doors. For some, certain doorways are already open, partially or fully: we may be blessed with a musical ear, a kind heart, a green thumb, a charming tongue, an eye for detail or a vivid imagination. Such existing talents, capacities and attributes can be nurtured, developed and heightened through meditation, while new capacities might either appear suddenly or be gradually cultivated.
Everyone who meditates regularly and sincerely will inevitably deepen existing capacities and develop new ones even without specifically trying. The qualities of our heart – love, sympathy, compassion, wisdom – automatically blossom as our consciousness makes good its escape from the narrow confines of the mind into the heart’s open sky. In this sky, the intuitive light of the soul more and more reveals myriad latent capacities of perception, creativity and spontaneous action.
Now we are sleeping gods, our arms tied behind our backs.
Meditate and awaken to realise, release and activate your many beautiful, powerful, brilliant and blessingful arms.