Meditation

Developing Heart Muscle Testing … the Summer of 2019

I haven't been very consistent with writing blog posts, but I think it's important to write down a few details of the past few months. Starting with energy healing with Hailey - heart chakra mantras, preparing me for what's to come later Building a Chakravyuha...

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Integrating Spiritual Growth & Releasing Negativity

Yesterday, someone said something pretty negative to me. And i can't seem to shake it, obviously, cause it's still in my mind this morning. I realize that Saturday I experienced some really significant spiritual growth--raised my vibration up a notch or two. And...

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Wesak Festival water!

Wesak Festival water!

Last night was the Wesak Festival, and I held a moonlight ceremony to tap into the energies of the "Great Outpouring." Once a year, on the full moon in Taurus (sun in Taurus, moon is in Scorpio), Ascended Masters from all the world's great traditions come together and...

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Walk It To Death

Walk It To Death

About 2 1/2 days ago, my root chakra started pulsating, and it's been doing so continuously since then. Today, I could really feel the energy intensifying--moments of feeling my second chakra (sacrum) on fire, my heart chakra in pain, my brain filled with light (felt...

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Your thoughts & energy affect everyone around you!

OK, at the risk of sounding a bit excessively proud of myself--I'll try to keep myself in check!--I have to share a little bit of my past week with you. I promise there will be a great point at the end, if you stick with me.... This last weekend I was at a...

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Put some energy behind it!

Namaste! OK, I've been having a few conversations lately revolving around creating and manifesting your desires. If you've seen The Secret and What the Bleep! Do We Know?, I'm sure you're familiar with the concept that thoughts create things. This absolutely rings...

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Guru Pūrṇimā – full moon (July 14-15, 2011)

The purpose of the Guru Pūrṇimā celebration is to review the preceding year to see how much one has progressed in life, to renew one's determination, and to focus on one's progress on the spiritual path. gukāras-tvandhakāraś-ca rukāras-teja ucyate ajñāna-grāsakaṃ...

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Falling Skies … are you Hu-Man?

I know a couple actors in the new TV series Falling Skies, so I happened to catch the first couple episodes that have aired. For the most part, the series is really well done, but there's one little word that came up in the dialogue quite a few times, and made my ears...

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Solar Flares & Surya Mantras…

If you haven't yet seen it, check out this video of yesterday's solar flare: http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2011-06/video-mornings-massive-solar-explosion Along with the Gāyatrī Mantra, which brings light into the body (enlightens), there is a group of 12...

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Wesak Festival – Om Mani Padme Hum

The Wesak Festival occurs annually at the full moon when the sun is in Taurus (usually the full moon in May). Traditional Buddhists celebrate the birth, death, and enlightenment of the Buddha on this day. The Wesak Festival honors the work of spiritual teachers from...

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The Laughing Buddha

I see a lot of people choosing not to meditate, simply because they're afraid of the thoughts that arise when they slow down long enough to listen to their internal voices. I've started reading this beautiful book - The Temple of Master Hotei - written by the author's...

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Meditating for Japan

Have you ever tried meditating outside during the summer? Do you remember while doing so, perhaps getting bitten by a mosquito? If so, you're well aware of how such a tiny tiny insect can have such a large impact on a comparatively much larger person. This tiny insect...

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Breaking Through Mental Inertia!

Is meditation supposed to be FUN? What if it doesn't start out that way for you?... I just read a blog post that gave some suggestions on how to make meditation easy. The author began by commenting that she knows meditation is good for her, and she's read countless...

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How do you handle your Stress?

I've recently had a string of clients that have been quite vata and/or pitta aggravated, which prompts me to ask the question: what do you do for stress relief - how do you handle your stress? It's really interesting to me, that the number one response seems to be...

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Mantras for the Seven Dwarfs…

Yesterday, I gave a talk discussing mantras that could help empower & strengthen New Year's resolutions/intentions. I mentioned a couple mantras that could help improve your personality, like reducing stress, being less grumpy, becoming more organized, etc. Being...

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Gratitude meditation

I led a gratitude meditation today ... wonderful feeling 🙂 I'm grateful for amazing health & vitality (I haven't been sick for nearly 7 years now), relationships with such amazing people that stretch me mentally/emotionally/physically/spiritually & I keep...

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Mahalaya Tarpanam ritual

Today marks the beginning of Mahalaya, which is a very powerful time to practice a ritual called tarpanam, which honors your ancestors. To read a little background on tarpanam, check out my previous post here: http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=118372674867935...

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dhanyavāda – thank you…

Last night I received a simple, heartfelt note: "Tonight is the first night I have felt like myself in months.  I really feel your energy work has made all the difference for me.  Words can't thank you enough.  I really look forward to doing further healing work with...

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Happy Independence Day!

To those of you in the U.S. celebrating Independence Day, I hope you all had a great weekend! Today, I spent a little time working with a mantra for the benefit of our country. We've had a few challenging years lately, and I look forward to seeing us work our way back...

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Mantra to become the Beloved of Lakshmi

Yesterday, I was given a BEAUTIFUL!!! lotus seed & ruby mala! A lotus seed is sacred to Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth & abundance. Lakshmi sits on a lotus flower, and a lotus seed represents the beautiful white flower that emerges from the depths of darkness...

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bhakti budhivāra – a yogi’s awareness of the world

I thought I'd share a passage from the Vijñānabhairava today: jagdhipānakritollāsarasānandavijrimbhanāt bhāvayedbharitāvasthām mahānandamayo bhavet gītādivishayāsvādāsamasaukhyaikatātmanah yoginastanmayatvena manorūdhestadātmatā yatra yatra manastushtirmanastatraiva...

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mantra maṅgalavāra – the seed sound of attraction

In yesterday's note, I shared a few Mind Gems. The last one (4th one--In-Vision) can help bring to you all you desire. There is a bija (seed sound) mantra that produces a similar effect. KLIM ("kleem") is the seed mantra for the principle of attraction. It is...

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bhakti budhivāra – honoring your ancestors with Tarpanam

Today, on bhakti budhivāra--day of devotion--I want to write a bit about honoring our ancestors. Last week I happened to have a massage client who just had her mother pass away earlier that morning. I did some energy healing with her, and as you can expect, she was...

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mantra maṅgalavāra – OM Namah Shivaya

Yesterday, I wrote a bit about seva, or selfless service. When participating in seva, it is a great practice to use mantra japa while you're working--repeat your mantra silently or outloud as you complete your activities. The mantra I use all throughout the day--while...

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śāstra śukravāra – Vishnupati meditation!

Today is Vishnupati! Vishupati happens just 4 times a year. Astrologically, this is the day on which the Sun enters one of the fixed signs: Aquarius, Leo, Scorpio or Taurus. The first Vishnupati in this Vedic year is today--May 14th--as the Sun transits into Taurus....

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unanswered prayer?

Prayer is a demand of the soul. God did not make us beggars; He created us in His image. The Bible and Hindu scriptures declare it. A beggar who goes to a rich home and asks for alms receives a beggar's share; but the son can have anything he asks from his wealthy...

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Ahaṃ viśvam. I am the universe.

Ahaṃ viśvam. I am the universe. Taittirīya Upanishad 3.10. This coming Friday is Vishnupati, which brings in the energy of Vishnu. Vishnu is the great preserver or the one who sustains the universe. In Friday's blog, I'll go into a bit more detail about the...

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