Emotions Running Deep [Audio + Playlist]

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Please note, while it is great to do this with the New Moon, you can really start ANYTIME, so don't make excuses why you can't start TODAY!

I almost didn’t post anything today. To be honest, I have been in a funk. For the last few days I have felt a heaviness inside of myself, a questioning of things, old thoughts peaking their head. It’s been uncomfortable to say the very least. While I am not one to dwell in my feelings (anymore), I know I have to honor them and allow myself to actually feel it. .

If you have been reading any of the astrology reports, then you know that a New Moon in Pisces is a time of deep healing and of feeling emotional. For someone who rarely cries, I have shed more in the past few days then I have in months. And as I sit is that strong discomfort, I can feel the heaviness slowlly lifting.

I have found for me, that when I get curious as to why I am feeling a certain way I am able to unwrap it and learn from it. When the feelings of sadness, doubt or fear come in, I sit with them and lean in to hear what my body and emotions are trying to tell me.

 With this New Moon in Pisces, and Mercury in Retrograde, it is a perfect time to slow down, reflect, go inward.   This month with New Moon in Pisces, we can focus on healing. It is time for us to look inside and see what we have been avoiding, bringing it to the surface, and then letting it go.   

Some people think that to be strong is to never feel pain. In reality, the strongest people are the ones who feel it, understand it, accept and learn from it. — Unknown

Image A Wild Dove

Image A Wild Dove

RITUAL

So, for this new moon, I invite you to take some time and get quiet. Find an area that feels sacred to you. Get out your journal, incense and cleanser of choice, I will be using Palo Santo.  And, for this Ritual, I will be focusing on my Amethyst and Selenite Crystals, as they both have such healing and clearing powers.

As you listen to the recording above, I will take you through some of the prompts below.

Have your journal, crystals and what ever you are using to clear near by.

 Just sit quiet or lie down and breathe. Go in. Just let it out. Write it out, what has been coming up for you, what have you feel trying to bury inside. Give yourself permission to feel the pain, and know that is ok. Those things that have been whispering in your ear, release them on the paper. 

When you're finished, read it out loud telling yourself that it is ok to feel this way.  You are ready to heal it, and you know that means you have to see it and feel it first. Saying it aloud helps to take away the shame of keeping the pain unspoken and hidden. As you are reading your words, try to step outside yourself and see the lessons that that pain has brought you.  Look for the opportunities of learning and growth. 

When you feel ready, take your palo santo or sage, and start swirling the smoke around yourself and then your crystals. Really feeling the clearing that the smoke creates. Really feel yourself releasing the guilt, the shame and the pain. Then, place your crystals outside or by a window for a minimum of 24 hours.  

As far as the entry, I will be keeping it. I am finding the more I look back and reflect, the more I learn. Do what feels intuitive for you, burn it, throw it down the toilet, keep it etc...

PLAYLIST HERE if you want to go in without the prompts.

Please  let me know how it goes! 

If you’re ready to really go after your goals and want a little extra help, I would love to see you in New York City in person, or virtually anywhere Schedule a time here. Looking forward to connecting! 

If you enjoy the ritual and meditations that I share, I invite you to join me and a group of like minded souls to go a little deeper.

I'm so excited and honored to teach my workshop; 

Breathe It Out: Free Yourself From Anxiety and Step Into Ease on Sunday, March 24, from 7 - 8:30 PM at Reflections Yoga. 

Together, we will work to understand what anxiety is,how your mind works, how to control it, and learn how to get ourselves out when we're caught in a trigger. It is so important to learn, process, and practice together. We will learn the tools to step into a life of ease, and you will see that you are not alone.

What you'll leave with:

An unforgettable conversation 

Practice in Breathwork + Kundalini Kriyas and Meditations

Your own Crystals from Rock Your Worth

The most delicious chocolate from Freaky Health Chocolate

A new community of like minded friends

How To Beat The Sunday Scaries...And it includes Crystals + Chocolate

If you're anything like me, you know what anxiety feels like. Your mind starts to race, there's a shift in your breathing, you feel your heart beating, maybe your hands start to shake. You feel it inside your mind and your body. The rushng thoughts, the panic, the self doubt, the racing heart, the tightness in your chest, the feelings rising into your throat as your face turns red..... 

     I've been there, in fact for a lot of my life. It was actually my every day. If it wasn't a full on panic attack, it was a slight constant whisper. A client recently asked me what my last panic attack was, and I was happy to say that I couldn't really think of one.  Gratefully, it isn't part of my daily anymore. You see, now I have my tools and I am able to manage anxiety quickly when it comes on. I experience it as it starts in my head, and I can quickly reach for one of my tools and take myself out of the spin before it even enters my physical body.  
 

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And as luck would have it, my next night was met with, of course, anxiety running through my head and body. I had the opportunity and honor of speaking on a panel about wellness.  I went into it confdent, even excited.  There were four of us on the panel, and I was the last to speak.

     It started with us answering who we are and what we do. Everything was going well, and then the second person on the panel went and he was speaking about breathwork as well, and he was smart - like really smart - and so the panic came on.  It started in my head: "oh no, he is so smart, everyone is going to think you are so dumb". Then my breath started to shorten, my heart started to race, my palms became instantly sweaty and I was about to freak out. I had to get out of it quick, or there was going to be a big problem.

     So I did what I know best, and I turned to my breath. I started to slow my breath down, counting my inhale and my exhale. I started focusing on putting my breath into my belly and out of my chest.  Within a few moments, I felt my heart slow down, the sweat stop and I was able to get a hold of my thoughts. I reminded myself that yes, he is smart, but that doesn't mean I am not. I reminded myself of all the work I have done, how much I know and why I was asked to be part of this panel. By the time the mic finally got to me, I was calm. If that had happened to me years ago, I wouldn't have been able to get out. I would have shakenly asnswered the question quickly and remained quiet for the rest of the panel. 

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Moments like this are exactly why I'm so excited and honored to teach my workshop; Breathe It Out: Free Yourself From Anxiety and Step Into Ease on Sunday, March 24, from 7 - 8:30 PM at Reflections Yoga. Together, we will work to understand what anxiety is,how your mind works, how to control it, and learn how to get ourselves out when we're caught in a trigger. It is so important to learn, process, and practice together. We will learn the tools to step into a life of ease, and you will see that you are not alone. Scroll down to see all the magic included...

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What you'll leave with:

  • An unforgettable conversation

  • Practice in Breathwork + Kundalini Kriyas and Meditations

  • Your own Crystals fromRock Your Worth

  • The most deliciouschocolate from Freaky Health Chocolate

  • A new community of like minded friends. 

Grab A Spot To Free Yourself From Anxiety

I am so excited to begin this journey together. 

Full Moon in Virgo [Journal Prompt + Playlist]

The Full Moon is the perfect time for reflection.   Go in and go in deep...Release. 

Photo by Tony Detroit

Photo by Tony Detroit

Please note, while it is great to do this with the Full Moon, you can really start ANYTIME, so don't make excuses why you can't start TODAY!

As always, a full moon in a great time of releasing. It is a time of closure and completion. This particular full moon is in Virgo. “Virgo rules the sixth house, which is related to details, work, routines, and structure. Virgo is also the Mutable sign of the Earth signs, and thus very grounded, flexible, an all-around good kind of friend, brother, sister, lover, employee, or anything really. Virgo is the one you are calling when your tire is flat. Virgo loves to help out with the little responsible details of life. A Virgo Full Moon is going to bring details and routines and structures and schedules and work to a point of completion or fulfillment.” (https://astrologyanswers.com)

With the productive energy you have with Virgo, it is also a good time to get stuff done. You have the added support of focus and dedication to details. Often when we are trying to start something new, we allow the overthinking to stop us. I know that happens to me. This is the perfection of Virgo holding us back. Let’s take this opportunity to look at where we have been overthinking and release it with this full moon. It is a super moon as well, which means the light will be shining even brighter on the things you might have been trying to ignore.

I for one am already feeling the pull of this full moon. I am finding it difficult to sleep, as I am filled with energy and excitement for the things I have been thinking about, but haven’t yet put the peddle to the metal. I am going to take advantage of this special full moon to create the things I have been thinking about, but have been overthinking about and therefore haven’t started yet.

Full Moon Ritual

I'm going to start by creating a sacred space.  For me, that is by my Altar, with all my crystals, which many of you might have already seen on this Instagram Post .  I will light incense and a candle and  play:

Aad Guray Nameh : LISTEN HERE

It is a very powerful mantra used for protection, to gain clarity, and to receive guidance from one’s highest Self. This mantra creates a protective field of energy around the person chanting, attracting abundance to them helping them live out their destiny.  

“When you cannot be protected, this mantra shall protect you. When things stop, and won’t move, this makes them move in your direction." Yogi Bhajan

 Listen to the song above,  and almost like a meditation, journal out all of your feelings, … The Full moon is when things are illuminated and you can see the patterns you are repeating. The things that are repetitively holding you back from creating all that you want.

Your crystals and a candle should be out while you are doing all of this.  Then when you are ready, take each crystal and sage it  Let the smoke move all around it. While you are saging, tap into the feeling of how good it will be to let these old stories go.  How great would it be to not have to carry that old pain around with you.  Feel yourself letting go of the things that are no longer serving you. When you are done, place your crystals outside, if possible under the moonlight.  If not, then by a window…

When you are done, start saging yourself.  Start at your feet and swirl in the smoke of the sage.  Releasing it all.  Possibly saying out loud to yourself: 

I am releasing my habits of the past, I am releasing my patterns of the past, I am releasing my overthinking. Repeating it slowly and feeling yourself release as you let the smoke cover your energy.  End at the crown , above the head.

You’re transforming old patterns of your mind and letting go of thoughts you don’t need to have around any longer.
— Anonymous

Now, some people will burn the journal entry, some will rip it up and soak it in water, some people flush it, and some people keep it.  Do what feels best for you...I will be burning mine(be very careful if you choose this one)...

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I like to let my crystals  sit out for a minimum of 24 hours…When you take them back in, they will have the power of you letting go.  They will have released what you put into them.  

Above, is just what I do, but feel free to tweak it and make it your own.  Tap into what feels good for you. 

Please note, the energy of the full moon is not just on the actual full moon, so if you can't do it tonight, don't you fret, you have 3 days before and after...

Enjoy...Drop me a line and let me know, how it went. I would  love to hear from you! 

If you are looking for a little extra help with making 2019 a year beyond your wildest dreams, Book a One on One Session with me! Looking forward to connecting! 

Full Moon in Leo + Lunar Eclipse [Audio Meditation + Journaling Prompts]

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PLEASE NOTE, WHILE IT IS GREAT TO DO THIS WITH THE FULL MOON, YOU CAN REALLY DO JUST THE MEDITATION OR THE ENTIRE EXERCISE ANYTIME...

There sky is so intense right now, I’ve been finding it difficult to even process what is happening and really understanding what this Lunar Eclipse, Full Moon in Leo was all about. For myself, I realized I needed to break it down into smaller parts, as a lot of the reports I was reading were feeling overwhelming. I almost wasn’t going to put out a ritual, as I felt overwhelmed by it all. So I tried to simplify it all, and find what resonated with me. I am not an astrologer, and so it is my take on what I understand and what I am feeling.

What technically is a Supermoon, Blood Moon and Lunar Eclipse and what are the effects?

“Lunar eclipses can occur only during a full moon, and this one is extra special because it's also a supermoon. A supermoon occurs when the moon is full and closest to Earth in orbit. The moon will be in perfect alignment with the sun and Earth, with the moon on the opposite side of the Earth from the sun. 

Earth will cast two shadows on the moon during the eclipse. The penumbra is the partial outer shadow, and the umbra is the full, dark shadow.

When the full moon moves into Earth's shadow, it will darken, but it won't disappear. Sunlight passing through Earth's atmosphere will light the moon in a dramatic fashion, turning it red.” Taken from this article at CNN

Why does it matter that Moon is in Leo, and the Sun is entering Aquarius?

Leo, is a sign often associated with creativity, courage, and passion. It is also a sign that wants to fit in and often thinks of themselves and looses sight of the larger collective. Aquarius is a sign associated with being progressive, original, independent and inventive. Very connected to bigger picture and the outside world, wanting everyone to rise.

How are we effected by this Full Moon being so connected to Uranus?

Uranus is the planet of change and transformation. It can be quick and unexpected changes and opportunities.

Ok, so what does all of this mean?

As I have writen before the Full Moon, ( This one being even more intense due to all of the above), brings light on the things we sometimes don’t see, often the things we are trying to keep hidden. Many refer to this as our shadow. While this can be incredibly emotional, it is also a time of great release. When we don’t pay attention to our shadow and don’t become friends with it, it actually becomes more powerful in blocking us from the things we truly want. The Full Moon is a beautiful time to get quiet, to get honest with yourself…Allow the light to show you the things you have been trying to hide from. From there, you can learn to integrate them and therefore loosen their powerful hold over you.

It is a time to look at what we are doing for ourselves? What are we doing for others? What are our dreams? How are we showing up for ourelves? How are we showing up for others? And as the light shines, what are your beliefs that are holding you back? Where are you not taking action to go after what you want for yourself? Where are you focusing on yourself too much and not thinking of others? How can you show up better for yourself and others?

I made the following Meditation + Journaling prompts to help you take advantage of all the energies in the sky. Go some place quiet and private. Maybe light a candle, incense and dim the lights. Have a journal and a pen near by.

When you are finished,  pull out your journal and acknowledge the things that came up for you. You might want to reread the questions above. Writing out what you are ready to release, each thing that came up. Take your time, feeling and releasing what you are tired of carrying around with you. Get honest. Allow the energy of Uranus to change things up. Release whatever it is that is holding you back.

 Now it is time  to clear your crystals, which you can do with Palo Santo, Sage, Sound, dirt, water etc...If you use anything with smoke, you can swirl the smoke around each crystal as you say aloud what it is that you are ready to release. If you are using any of the other clearing tools, you can do the same thing. To get more information check out THIS VIDEO where we talk about crystals, moons and clearing....When you are finished put your crystals either outside or near a window for 24 hours...

If you are looking for a little extra help with making 2019 a year beyond your wildest dreams, Book a One on One Session with me! Looking forward to connecting! 

Enjoy...Drop me a line and let me know, how it went. I would  love to hear from you! 

 

New Moon Ritual [Playlist]

Please note, while it is great to do this with the New Moon, you can really start ANYTIME, so don't make excuses why you can't start TODAY!

As we begin the New Year, the general energy is to start something, change something, begin again, reset…All the redos, and today we are lucky enough to have the power of the New Moon in Capricorn to help us along.

Often people who are not able to create the life that they want, aren’t really clear on what that life is. When we are trying to direct the ship, we need to have an idea of where the destination might be. It can change and morph, but we move faster and with more flow when we have gotten quiet enough and brave enough to figure out where it is we want to go.

Once we get clear on what it is we want to create, we can start taking steps, even the smallest ones, in order to get closer to it and have more answers. There are many different paths that you can take in order to move towards where you want to go, and the partial solar eclipse will help you find a pathway that could be in more flow towards achieving all that you want.

“Be brave enough to look at what you really want and paiteint enough to acknowledge the steps it’ll take to get there” Jessica Lanyadoo

The energy of Capricorn can help us to stay disciplined and focused. Our big goals can be overwhelming to think about, but if we start breaking it down to smaller steps, things that we can easily start ticking off, we will start to grow our courage muscle. We’ll start to step into our vision even stronger and it can start to feel effortless.

The truth is, you don't have to have any connection to the moon to enjoy these rituals.  At the very least, it is a nice reminder every few weeks to check in on what you want to bring in and what you want to let go of..

NEW MOON RITUAL

I'm start by creating a sacred space.  For me, that is by my Altar, with all my crystals, which many of you might have already seen on this Instagram Post .  I will light incense and a candle and  play my New Moon Playlist

With your crystals, candle and incense lit, listen to the Play List Take your time. sit quiet with your eyes closed listening, taking long deep breaths.  Feel your breath moving through your body. With your eyes closed, allow them to gently roll back and up towards your third eye. Allow yourself to see whatever comes up. Getting quiet. Going in...   Reflect. Think about what has been standing in your way, and see yourself moving it.  Then start focusing on all that you want to bring in. When you already, grab your jouranl and start writing. You can do this is any way that feels comfortable. This can be lists, descriptions, anything that gets you into the feeling of what you want to bring forth.  Get excited about all that is coming. Start to think about the small steps you can use to move forward. If you want to be more guided, you can use the journal exercise I posted awhile back HERE. It will be a different playlist, but a guided journal experience.

The first Mantra (Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo) is for tuning in.  Connecting to your highest self and the line of teachers that have come before you.  Tapping into your divine flow...

When you are done, take out your Palo Santo or Sage and start cleansing yourself and your crystals. I start with myself and the move onto my crystals,  Starting  at my feet and swirling in the smoke.  Releasing it all.  Chanting along with the third song:

Har Har Har Har Gobinde is the mantra of the second and third song.  This Mantra is said to fixe the mind to prosperity and gives power to break down barriers of the past. It converts fear to determination and invokes guidance. (source 3HO)

 "This mantra is to fix the mental to prosperity or power. It will produce money, it will come. Opportunities will come. Richness will come..." - Yogi Bhajan  This isn't just about money, it is whatever it is that you are asking to call in.  
"When you chant this mantra with the breath of life, it's quick, it's purposeful, and it brings in what you need to bring in..." - Yogi Bhajan

Complete Mantra:

Har Har Har Har Gobinday, 
Har Har Har Har Mukunday
Har Har Har Har Udaaray
Har Har Har Har Apaaray
Har Har Har Har Hariang
Har Har Har Har Kariang
Har Har Har Har Nir-naamay
Har Har Har Har Akaamay

Repeating it along with the song as you let the smoke cover your energy.  Feel the blessing of letting things that don't serve you go, and then feeling all that you can be. End at the crown , above the head.

When you’re done, place your crystals out in the moon light. I like to let my crystals  sit out for a minimum of 24 hours…When you take them back in, they will have the power of your intentions. If you can’t put them outside, put them near a window.

Above, is just what I do, but feel free to tweak it and make it your own.  Tap into what feels good for you. 

Please note, the energy of the new moon is not just on the actual new moon, so if you can't do it tonight, don't you fret, you have 3 days before and after...

If you are looking for a little extra help with making 2019 a year beyond your wildest dreams, Book a One on One Session with me! Looking forward to connecting! 

Enjoy...Drop me a line and let me know, how it went. I would  love to hear from you! 

 

 

New Years' 40 Day Meditation to Learn the Lessons of the Past

Photo John Von pamer

Photo John Von pamer

The beginning of the year is a great time to reflect.  For me, today is about meditating and journaling. The start of the year is the perfect time to start a new habit. Yogi Bhajan says practicing every day for 40 days straight will break any negative habits that block you from the expansion possible through the kriya or mantra.

I am in love with Kirtan Kriya in general, and the Cross-Heart version is extra special. I find it to be incredibly clearing and peaceful.  This meditation works on The Negative Mind,  The Negative Mind is there to protect us, but when it is too loud, it can stop us from moving forward and taking action.  When The Negative Mind is too quiet, we can find ourselves repeating mistakes of the past.  This is a great meditation for bringing The Negative Mind into balance.  You will be able to learn quickly from your past, and see new ways to clean it up and avoid repeating the same lessons.  I am going to add this meditation to my daily meditation for the next 40 days.  I invite you to do this along with me and let me know how it goes!

"The Hemispheres will balance; the past will be processed and dumped; and insecurity will vaporize." Yogi Bhajan

I will start by being in a sacred space, for me that is by my Altar.  Next, I  will light my candle and my incense and sit quiet for a Moment.  Then I will begin...

I created an audio file that will include tuning in, a quick basic spine series warm up and then 11 minutes of Cross Heart Kirtan Kriya, followed by 3 minutes of the Gong.  There will be music and I will be calling out all the cues.  You can listen to the audio below.

TUNING IN  

“Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo” said three times. Ong Namo: I  bow to the Creative Wisdom, Guru Dev Namo: I bow to the Divine Teacher within. 

Ad Guray Nameh Jugad Guray Nameh Sat Guray Nameh Siri Guru Devay Nameh said three times. Ad Guray Nameh: I bow to the primal wisdom. Jugad Guray Nameh: I bow to the wisdom through the ages .Sat Guray Nameh:  I bow to the true wisdom. Siri Guru Devay Nameh: I bow to the great unseen wisdom

 

PHOTO BY CAITLIN MITCHELL FOR  A WILD DOVE

PHOTO BY CAITLIN MITCHELL FOR A WILD DOVE

 

WARM UP-BASIC SPINE

  1. Quick WARM UP of Basic Spine Flex. Come into Easy Pose (a comfortable cross-legged sitting position). Inhale as you lift the chest up high and tilt the pelvis forward. Then exhale, round the lower back, and rock the pelvis back. Remember to lift the chest up high on each inhale and keep the chin level to the ground in both positions.

  2. This is good to lubricate the spine, and move the energy. It adjusts the spine, strengthens the nervous and reproductive systems, and brings the emotions into balance. It is not part of the meditation, but beneficial to warm up the spine.

PHOTO BY CAITLIN MITCHELL FOR  A WILD DOVE

PHOTO BY CAITLIN MITCHELL FOR A WILD DOVE

PHOTO BY CAITLIN MITCHELL FOR  A WILD DOVE

PHOTO BY CAITLIN MITCHELL FOR A WILD DOVE

CROSS-HEART KIRTAN KRIYA

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Image by starhealing 11

Posture: Sit in easy pose with a straight spine. Cross the forearms below the wrist and place them in front of the chest. Arms should be out slightly and angled a bit up towards the chest.

Eye Focus: Look down to the tip of your nose.

Mantra: Sa - Infinity Ta - Life Na - Death, Transformation Ma - Birth

Process: 

Chant “Sa Ta Na Ma” out loud and press the corresponding fingers to your thumb on each syllable. 

Sa - Press thumb and index finger (brings knowledge) 

Ta - Press thumb and middle finger (brings wisdom and patience) 

Na - Press thumb and ring finger (brings vitality) 

Ma - Press thumb and pinkie finger (brings enhanced communication)

SA Library of Teachings

SA
Library of Teachings

TA Library of Teachings

TA Library of Teachings

NA Library of Teachings

NA Library of Teachings

MA Library of teachings

MA Library of teachings

Your arms should be like the drawing above, across your chest.  These pictures are just to show you the changing fingers for the meditation.

Time: 11 Minutes

To Finish: 

Inhale and suspend your breath, roll your eyes back up and become completely still. Then relax.  (Adapted from KRI and The Mind, Yogi Bhajan)

JOURNALING

After you finish the meditation, I invite you to put on THIS PLAYLIST  As you listen, reflect upon 2018. What were some of the lessons you learned from things that might have turned out differently than you had wanted. When were there times that you had wished you could have reacted differently. And continue to go through all the things that no longer serve you from 2018 and then spend the remainder thinking about all that you want to call in to replace those habits, people, thoughts, beliefs, etc…. Get as detailed as you can as you write all of this out. After that, start to think and write about what are some of the things that you could do starting today to move closer to what you want to call in. Get clear and specific. Take your time… 

Happy New Year, may 2019 be filled with happiness, joy, good health, abundance, compassion and love.

If you are looking for a little extra help with making 2019 a year beyond your wildest dreams, Book a One on One Session with me! Looking forward to connecting! 

 

 

The Last Full Moon Ritual of the Year

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Photo Pexels

 

Please note, while it is great to do this with the Full Moon, you can really start ANYTIME, so don't make excuses why you can't start TODAY!

Here we are, at the last Full Moon of 2018. This has been a very intense year, to say the least. We are so lucky to end it with the Full Moon in Cancer. The energy of this Full Moon is not only about releasing, but also about allowing to bring in what you truly desire. It is said to be a moon of infinite possibilities.

 As I have said before, I am not an astrologer, but I am very connected to the moon cycles, and the more I pay attention, the more things start to flow.  When you do rituals with the moon cycles, you have the pull of the sky on your side.  This month with Cancer, we have extra help in truly leaving all the things we no longer wish to carry on in 2018 and bringing to us all that we desire in 2019.  It is a time for getting honest, getting clear and taking action. 

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Image Juice It, Blend It Live It- John Van Pamer

So, for this full moon, I invite you to take some time and go in. Sitting by your Altar, or a place where you have privacy, get out your crystals, light your candle and incense and begin. I recorded a meditation with a journal prompt to help you focus on what you are ready to release and what you are ready to bring in. You can use the recording and if you want to continue to journal, you can use the full playlist I made HERE

Use  two different pages for what you are releasing(A) and what you are choosing to bring in the new year(B).  

When you're done, look through your A list and write out 3 steps you can take to let go of some of those things before the end of the year. Get detailed. Then look at B list and do the same thing. What are three small steps you could take to bring any of what your wrote forward for 2019. You can keep going with this, every time you take action steps, write down more you can take. You’ll start to notice that small little steps are actually where all the big change actually takes place.

When you are done, take out your crytslas and you clearer of choice and repeat out loud the things that you will let go of and follow it up with what you will put in its’place.

For this entry, I won't burn or though away the journal entry, as I may get inspired to revisit and add more steps to release throughout the year.  It will also be a nice thing to look back on for the next Full Moon...

Please  let me know how it goes! 

If you’re ready to really let go of all that is holding you back and want a little extra help, I would love to see you in New York City in person, or virtually anywhere Schedule a time here. Looking forward to connecting!

New Moon in Sagittarius - The Last New Moon of the Year [Audio + Playlist]

New Moon

“Learn to call on yourself. Learn to be yourself. Learn to vibrate. That's one good thing we can all do. Then God will bless you in every field, whatever your field is.” –Yogi Bhajan

As I have written before, the new moons are often associated with new beginnings. It is a great time to think about the things you want to bring into your life. The things you want to focus on. This is also the last New Moon in the year, and it is a perfect time to start to plant the seeds for the upcoming New Year.

We are fortunate to have Sagittarius and Jupiter helping us with this precious time. Simply put, the planets are on our side to go after all that we have wanted. There is endless possibility in our planets right now! If you want to go deeper in understanding the planets, you can read more HERE and HERE

We can often get caught up in that idea that we can’t do the thing that we want. Others can have it, but we can’t. It can feel impossible to live the life of our dreams. With the power of the New Moon, I am going to do the Kundalini Meditation Gan Puttee Kriya: The Kriya to Make the Impossible Possible. I would love for you to join me.

Journaling Exercise

First lets start with a journaling exercise. Focus on what you want to make happen with the rest of the year. What seeds do you want to plant? What have you been letting the fear stop you? You can listen to this Playlist

I like to have all of my New Moon intentions in their own journal. I write down, in my handwritting, what it is I want to bring forth each New Moon. I then reflect and adjust it each month. I take note of all the progress I have made towards those goals from the previous New Moon. This helps to build my strenght and confidence. We often focus on all that we haven’t done, but this is a good time to focus on what you have done..

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With your crystals, candle and incense lit, start journaling, while listen to the Play List .  Take your time.  Reflect.  Think about what has been standing in your way, and see yourself moving it.  Then start focusing on all that you want to bring in.  You can do this is any way that feels comfortable. This can be lists, descriptions, anything that gets you into the feeling of what you want to bring forth.  Get excited about all that is coming.

How have you been showing up for what you want? What are the things you said you wanted at the beginning of the year and have yet to make happen? Have you been able to take steps towards it? And tke note of the things that you have done. Allow yourself to feel the victories of what you are already done.

 When you are done, take out your Palo Santo or Sage and start cleansing yourself and your crystals. I start with myself and the move onto my crystals, and then back to myself.  Starting  at my feet and swirling in the smoke.  Releasing what isn’t needed and soaking up all the energy that is supporting my growth for the next few months. .

“Prayer is the power of God in you. You don’t have to do prayer to the outside, you do prayer from the inside.” –Yogi Bhajan

Playlist Mantras for Journaling

It will have 3 different Mantras. The first two are explained below and the final will be part of the Kundalini Meditation.

Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo (the Adi Mantra)

I bow to the Creative Wisdom, I bow to the Divine Teacher within.

Adi Shakti

This devotional mantra (a Bhakti mantra), invokes the primary Creative Power which is manifest as the feminine. It calls upon the Mother Power.

It will help you to be free of the insecurities which block freedom of action. By meditating on it one can obtain a deeper understanding of the constant interplay between the manifest and the unmanifest qualities of the cosmos and consciousness.

Mantra:

Adi Shakti Adi Shakti Adi Shakti, Namo Namo

Sarab Shakti Sarab Shakti Sarab Shakti, Namo Namo

Pritham Bhagvati Pritham Bhagvati Pritham Bhagvati, Namo Namo

Kundalini Mata Shakti Mata Shakti, Namo Namo

Translation:

I bow to the Primal Power.

I bow to the all Encompassing Power and Energy. I bow to that through which God creates.

I bow to the creative power of the kundalini, the Divine Mother Power.

This powerful mantra belongs to all women to call upon any time. She can chant it freely and powerfully at will, any time. (3HO) 

Meditation

START BY TUNING IN (This is all on the recording above)

Posture: Sit in Easy Pose with the palms of both hands and fingers are completely touching. The outer edge of the mound of the thumb is pressed into the sternum.

Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo 3 times

I bow to the Creative Wisdom, I bow to the Divine Teacher within

Ad Guray Nameh Jugad Guray Nameh Sat Guray Nameh Siri Guru Devay Nameh 3 times

I bow to the primal wisdom. I bow to the wisdom through the ages.

I bow to the true wisdom.I bow to the great unseen wisdom.

Gan Puttee Kriya: The Kriya to Make the Impossible Possible

Gan Puttee Kriya will redeem all the negativity of the past and present. It will take away all negative karma of your past, smooth out your day to day problems and create a positive tomorrow.

Part 1

Posture: Sit like a yogi in easy pose with a straight spine. The backs of your hands are resting on your knees with the palms upward.

Eyes: The eyes are nine-tenths dosed.

Mantra: Chant Sa Ta Na Ma   Ra Ma Da Sa   Sa Say So Hung from your heart in a natural, relaxed manner, chanting in a steady relaxed monotone or in the manner of Kirtan Kriya:

Photo Source 3HO

Photo Source 3HO

SA - your thumb and Jupiter finger touch

TA - your thumb and Saturn finger touch

NA - your thumb and Sun finger touch

MA - your thumb and Mercury finger touch

RA - your thumb and Jupiter finger touch

MA - your thumb and Saturn finger touch

DA - your thumb and Sun finger touch

SA - your thumb and Mercury finger touch

SA - your thumb and Jupiter finger touch

SAY - your thumb and Saturn finger touch

SO - touch your thumb and Sun finger touch

HUNG - your thumb and Mercury finger touch

Time: Start with 11 minutes and slowly work up to 31 minutes practice time.

To finish: Inhale and hold the breath for 20-30 seconds while you move every part of your body. Exhale. Repeat this sequence two more times to circulate the prana to every part of the body. This is for self-healing.

Part 2

Sit in absolute calmness and concentrate on the tip of your nose. Continue for 1 minute.

“Technologically you have to develop two areas: the frontal lobe and the upper palate. The upper palate is developed by jappa. The frontal lobe is developed by meditation.” -Yogi Bhajan

“Gan Puttee is another name for Ganesha, the god of knowledge and writing. He is often represented with a rat at his feet. The rat represents cleverness and the ability to get through any barrier to the solution. This meditation can dissolve any conundrum or blockage in your life.” -Gurucharan Singh Khalsa

 © The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan

This meditation is available in the manual Self Knowledge, p.20, through KRI.

Please note, the energy of the new moon is not just on the actual new moon, so if you can't do it tonight, don't you fret, you have 3 days before and after...

Please note, while it is great to do this with the New Moon, you can really start ANYTIME, so don't make excuses why you can't start TODAY!

Enjoy...Drop me a line and let me know, how it went. I would  love to hear from you! 

If you’re ready to unblock and release patterns that have been holding you back and want a little extra guidance, I would love to see you in New York City in person, or virtually anywhere Schedule a time here. Looking forward to connecting!

 

 

Full Moon in Gemini Ritual + Meditation[Audio File + Journal Prompt]

The Full Moon is the perfect time for reflection.   Go in and go in deep...Release. 

Please note, while it is great to do this with the Full Moon, you can really start ANYTIME, so don't make excuses why you can't start TODAY!

As we draw closer to the end of the year, I can feel myself not only begining to reflect on all that has transpired during this past year, but also some of the things that I want to create in the new year. The Full Moon in Gemini, brings alot of clarity to help see what we have birthed and what we want to birth in the future. The Full Moon can help show us what we might want to let go of and what we want to bring in to the upcoming year.

This Full Moon has a bit of an intense energy that might feel challenging and harsh, but this is necessary to bring light on what you need and what you don’t. Full moons bring light to things we often don’t want to see, but it is in the witnessing of our challenges that we can learn and grow the most.

Allow yourself to truly feel all that you have been trying to avoid. There might have been a whispering that you have been trying to ignore for a bit, listen to it, learn from it and allow it to help you soar. Remember, almost all of what we are most proud of and our happiest moments, are often proceeded by a moment of pain and discomfort. Allow yourself to feel it and let it move you to rise.

Rituals
Tonight, as usual I'm going to start by creating a sacred space.  For me, that is by my Altar, with all my crystals, which many of you might have already seen on this Instagram Post .  I will light incense and a candle.

Below is a guided meditation to put you in a state of self hypnosis and then you it will lead into a journaling prompt. We will work with the mantra Ardas Bahee.

“ Ardas Bahee is a mantra prayer. If you sing it, your mind, body and soul automatically combine and without saying what you want, the need of the life is adjusted. That is the beauty of this prayer.” — Yogi Bhajan

With this mantra, project out your prayer with the help of the strength of the navel. This mantra calls upon the third Sikh Guru, Guru Amar Das, and the fourth Sikh Guru, Guru Ram Das, to answer one's prayers. The literal meaning of this mantra, in the words of Yogi Bhajan is:

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“The prayer has gone out. Guru Amar Das hears the prayer; and Guru Ram Das confirms it and is the true guarantee that it is accepted.” (3ho)

 When you are done, start palo santo or saging yourself.  Start at your feet and swirl in the smoke of the sage. Then you can move to clearing your crystals. Releasing it all. Possibly saying out loud to yourself: 

I am releasing (insert whatever came up for you during the journaling). Repeating it slowly and feeling yourself release as you let the smoke cover your energy.  End at the crown , above the head.

Now, some people will burn the journal entry, some will rip it up and soak it in water, some people flush it, and some people keep it.  Do what feels best for you.

I like to let my crystals sit outside for a minimum of 24 hours…This can be outside or by a window. When you take them back in, they will have the power of you letting go. They will have released what you put into them.  

Above, is just what I do, but feel free to tweak it and make it your own.  Tap into what feels good for you.

Please note, the energy of the full moon is not just on the actual full moon, so if you can't do it tonight, don't you fret, you have 3 days before and after...

If you enjoy the ritual and meditations that I share, I invite you to join me and a small group of like minded souls to go a little deeper. Holidays can be stressful and I thought it was a perfect time to offer a little more support and guidance. This will be a very small group (there are only a few spots left) and everyone will have the opportunity to be heard from. This is not something you will want to miss. And for Black Friday you can get 20% off by using code GRATEFUL on the group.

If you’re ready to unblock and release patterns that have been holding you back and want a little extra guidance, I would love to see you in New York City in person, or virtually anywhere Schedule a time here. Looking forward to connecting! 

Enjoy...Drop me a line and let me know, how it went. I would  love to hear from you!