i now rise up from the ashes of purification, another layer of ancient error burned away. again, in this manner, the sadhana continues: a rising into the noon of consciousness after descent into the dark interior to enkindle light. darkness ever comes in service to light. they circle like dance partners in the most ageless ritual union our ancestors understood. Shiva, i come forth as Your shakti in a pure primordial way, as Parvati, Her holy self, also does. it is long ordained thus: that the seemingly separate polarities blend as one in truth, & we all rise in time from the ashes of divine purification. sadhana sincerely continues, in both the light & the ashes.