Goddess Kaumari on her Vahana, the Peacock

Also called Kārttikeyānī, Kaumari is considered the Shakti of Lord Skanda, and is also one of the Saptamatrikas, ‘seven Mothers' all of whom were looked upon as the different aspects of the goddess Śakti or Durgā,

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
This physical world, though necessary to our evolution, is the embodiment of impermanence, of constant change. Thus, we take care not to become overly attached to it.
—Gurudeva