Creatures of the Moon

This week’s Spot carries a painting, poem and inspired writing by Sadhguru about the power of the feminine. Sadhguru writes, “A few years ago, when I was conducting a ladies Bhava Spandana…I was witness to the Uniqueness of the feminine. A powerful feminine force was so manifest in the air, my own body and energies were very much woman-like.” Sadhguru then shares the poem that inspired him on that day. “These creatures of the moon/ in such delicious swoon/ the sun in me not the only boon/ to these creatures of the moon”. Enjoy!

Painting by Sadhguru, January 2012. 


These creatures of the moon

in such delicious swoon

the sun in me not the only boon

to these creatures of the moon


Daily death, a must for the sun,

to be kept and nourished

in the pregnancy of the moon

It is her gracious reflection

that sees him through the night


Sun, the source of all known creation,

is but born in the coolness of the moon

The Creator placed such trust

in this unreasonable madness of the moon

Bestowed the womb to bear

and the feeding breast


May she flower and bloom too soon;

only then can there be worthwhile harvest

When the world knows the nourishment

of this womb,

in celebration will exist

these creatures of the moon


A few years ago, when I was conducting a ladies Bhava Spandana at Spanda Hall, in one of the peak moments, I was witness to the Uniqueness of the feminine.  A powerful feminine force was so manifest in the air, my own body and energies were very much woman-like.  This was not new to me but on that day, it stood up in much grandeur.  Though from the same basis, how uniquely different the fundamentals of the feminine are.   This reality found a magnificent expression on that day and I thoroughly drank the nectar of the feminine and scribbled these words upon the notepad with my eye and attention holding on to the event that I was witnessing.

It is such a gross violation of the beauty of creation that today we have largely made feminine second class.  Aggressive cultural and religious attitudes are the main culprits.  The pettiness of wanting to be superior or better than the other has produced attitudes that make masculine a superior force, the grossness of holding physical or the material as ultimate is the root of genocide of the feminine.  Well, we have not killed the women of the world because of need but religion, modern science and now the corporate culture - all these are in an active mode of murder of the feminine.  Technology has facilitated the upward mobility of women to a more level playing field, but to a very masculine playing field.  Only in recognizing and experiencing that there is something more to life than the physical/material realm will the feminine find its true place in human societies.

I can go on forever on this.  Even Bhava Spandana is best conducted separately for males and females for the highest benefit.  Well, the mixed ones were conceived for overcoming logistical issues.  Right now, the mixed ones are going fine, but if we wish to refine these programs, they have to be separate.  To give you an understanding, in Samyama there is no room for anyone being masculine or feminine, but Bhava Spandana is a wonderful possibility for focused nurture.  I bow to the Creatures of the Moon for all that they have been to the World and to me.

Love & Grace

*Rille - A brook.


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6 years 11 months ago

Sadhguru, you truly are a man of peace and equality. You inspire so many people--men and women, young and old, and all walks of life and different races.

6 years 11 months ago

Thank you Sadhguru!!! Thank you a million times and a million times again! Touched, inspired, yearning, seeking, waiting, longing, believing,......

6 years 11 months ago

This article does make me feel special, thank you Sadhguru. Namasthe.

6 years 11 months ago

What a wonderful expression of the feminine. I have always felt a great sense of obeisance to the feminine quality since my childhood without having any understanding of it. Sadhguru explains it in such a beautiful way, I have no words to express my gratitude to Him.

Pranam sadhguru

6 years 10 months ago

Thank you Sadhguru. You are my reason for living, truly. You have come to dominate my life and my being

6 years 11 months ago

Humbled !!!

6 years 8 months ago

Creatures of the moon
Our mothers and sisters
Flowers among thorns
Who lend their gentle aroma and grace
In a world of that would otherwise be so stale !

Pranam Sadhguru

6 years 11 months ago

But are all females creatures of the moon?The radiant cool moon ,some are but many seem to be somewhat un moon like :) Namskar to Bharavi

5 years 7 months ago

I have been experiencing it but sadhguru's words are wonderful. Pranam sadhguru.
But women are trying to shed this feminity without understanding its value and meaning in the creation

6 years 11 months ago

Sadhguru starts painting. Awesome!!! Great painting sadhguru.

5 years ago

Namaskaram Sadhguru when i was a kid i saw a creature delivering 50 or creatures they are all together its something you know

6 years 11 months ago

Very touching!!!! Feel very close to him....

6 years 11 months ago

The moon has a dark side, as the shadow is with everything. without light is there a shadow ? or does the shadow create the light ??? Love to isha

6 years 11 months ago

u know...? Sadhguru paints a lot!

6 years 11 months ago

Bow down to you...My dear Sadhguru!

6 years 11 months ago

Great, feeling Good.