I’ve spoken a fair bit about the dynamics of consciousness and the Shiva and Shakti or male and female aspects of unfolding enlightenment.
But as I’ve also frequently described, self-aware consciousness has 3 aspects – the observer, the process of observation and the object. There is a third aspect. From a somewhat Christian perspective, we might say father, mother, and child. R. Buckminster Fuller spoke of action, reaction, and resultant.
The third aspect here is the effect or consequence. The consequence of the interaction of Shiva and Shakti is creation. The consequence of them awakening within is fully embodied enlightenment which awakens creation to itself.
It’s not just Shiva, consciousness, awakening. It’s not just the process of awakening, Shakti. It’s also the consequence of awakening, embodiment. That is the function of all this process of life and growth and evolution.