Shiva (Sanskrit: "the auspicious one") is the God of the Yogis, the Supreme being who creates, protects and transforms the universe. Shakti (Sanskrit: "to be able") is the personification of divine feminine creative energy and power. The sacred dance of Shiva and Shakti generates the universe. The union of masculine and feminine principles is exalted as the root and womb of all creation. In contemporary Neo-Tantric terms, Shiva/Shakti is referred to male/female practitioners of Tantra, as well as masculine/feminine energies. Love making acts performed in Tantric traditions is called Sacred Union.
We were both, individually, in search of a spiritual partner to embrace the sacred feminine in union with the sacred masculine. As with many people, we had experienced a lot of relationship and sexual disappointments, frustrations, and traumas. We felt a lack of true and deep intimacy, and we were looking for a genuine partnership and love that heals. Arina had dreams about Shiva, her loyal spiritual companion, that would help heal her wounded Feminine. Mike was longing for Shakti to embrace and heal his Masculine. With the help of love magic rituals, we finally met in the romantic setting of a Valentine's Day potluck of our Tantric community. We felt exploding energy, tremendous connection and mystic attraction for each other from the very moment we met. It was a "dream come true" moment. We empowered each other and became healers for each other's wounds. We discovered a whole new world of conscious sex and expanded intimacy, the juicy delights of Tantra and Tao, and deep connection with ourselves, each other, other people and the Universal forces. We soon realized that sharing this beauty with the rest of the world is our calling.