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Matrika is a word that comes from Sanskrit meaning “mother” or “divine mother”. In Hinduism the Matrikas are known as a group of goddesses who are always seen together. Depending on the source they are a group of 7 or 8 goddesses. The Hindu texts give different origins to the appearance of matrikas. A common origin is one that says that the goddesses were created by Shiva to help him fight the demon Andhaka. Other stories say that Brahman created the Matrikas to kill the demon Nirrita. A third story tells us that the matrikas were created by the mind of the goddess Vaishavi, who was helped during a battle.

Matrika can also refer to the goddess of the alphabet and letters. Therefore Matrika Shakti is the power of sound that hides behind letters and words. The language of Sanskrit has about 8 groups of letters, which are symbolized by the 8 Matrikas.

Matrika Shakti make reference to the power of words and therefore to the power of language and communication and how we use it in our daily life as a tool of creation. The words and what we communicate and how we communicate is loaded with shakti, creative energy and therefore can also be loaded with destructive energy. Words can be used to make dreams, to give encouragement, to create opportunities or just the opposite to destroy dreams, hurt someone or close opportunities. Therefore, whether we are conscious or not, the words and how we communicate with them are a very important part that must be mastered by the sadhaka, by those who want to transform the shadow into light and explore its maximum potential.

If we pay attention to the way in which we communicate we can observe what are the communicative patterns that we repeat and that are being harmful not only for ourselves, but also in our personal, intimate and even work relationships.

It is very important to observe from the emotion we are talking about. Are we talking from a position of anger, love, anger, humility, arrogance, fear …? When someone tells us something that does not agree with our opinion, the reactive response is not the same as coming from a being that loves a being that feels hate. The effect on the person we have in front is not the same either.

Therefore, observing our words and how we communicate is part of yogic sadhana, is part of a consciousness of our own being and should not be ignored.