Aries Full Moon Ritual with Reiki + Journal Prompt [Audio]

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!

 

Now that is officially Fall, I can feel the shift. The shift that asks me to go inward. During the summer I can get lost in all the travel and outward attention that I lose track of some of my inner wants and desires. In some ways I stop using intention with the things I want to create. To be honest, I can get lazy with my deeper work. And as the summer goes on, while I am enjoying my moments, I can also start to feel stuck. With the slight crisp in the air, (at least in New York), I am reminded of the power I have when I am intentional.

We have a little over 3 months left of the year, and I am going to take time with this Full Moon, to get really quiet. Full Moons are wonderful times to focus on releasing, for making space. I want to focus on all that I want to release to make room for all that I want to bring in for the rest of the year.

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

 It is a perfect time to slow down, and reflect and see what this year so far has been like. Really sit with it.  Take time with it.  Let the stuff come up.  It is ok,  play thru the year so far,  get angry,  get mad,  get sad…whatever you need. 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 lessons of what you have gone through.  If we want to stop repeating our lessons of the past, we have to reflect on them.  Look for the lessons that you’ve learned from the things you want to let go of.

Your crystals and a candle should be out while you are doing all of this.  Then when you are ready, take each crystal and palo santo or 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….

Once you have completed the journal portion, you can also do the digital healing session if you feel called. I created it as a guided meditation for you to help bring up what you are having trouble with, and then to replace it healing, love. and acceptance.  Think of it as a mini Energy Session.  It is filled with Reiki  + Sound + Guidance + Healing.  Reiki energy healing can move time and space, so you will feel it, even though you are not with me at the time I recored it for you.  I hope you enjoy it and feel some release. 

This meditation can be done at any time, not just for the Full Moon.  Healing and releasing is amplified during the full moon. You will have the extra help for the next few days.

 When you are done, start palo santo or 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 the pain of the past, I am releasing the pain of the past, I am releasing the pain of the past. 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 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, do it when you can. Just make sure you do it and don’t let your subconscious find reasons for you not to.

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

Ridding Your Mind of Self Doubt [Audio]

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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...

When you enrich your mind you can break the slavery of low habits and ego. You can act as part of the entire cosmos and learn to elevate and to let go.
— Yogi Bhajan

As I always say, I am not an astrologist, but I deeply feel the energy of the moon cycles. While my meditation is a daily practice, I feel during the days leading up to, during and  a little after the Full Moon I tend to get even quieter. Really allowing myself to feel and honor what is coming up for me. 

*FULL MOON* in Pisces is calling us from her watery depths urging us to take the time to go within and bathe in the sacred waters of our Soul. We need time to be with our Soul to listen and discern all that we are moving through. (Mystic Mama)

As I have said before, the Full Moons, regardless of what sign they are in, have a focus on releasing and endings. They also bring light on the things that we have not been wanting to look at. These are the things that we might not want to acknowledge or accept about ourselves, some refer to this as the shadow. While it can be uncomfortable and painful, we need to allow our dark side to show itself to us.  When we allow it to be seen and felt, we can release ourselves from the power and shame it might hold over us.  

The past few weeks, even more so this past week, I have found myself more withdrawn, needing more alone time than I have before. And, to be honest, this summer has been a bit more heady than I had expected. I find myself questioning even more than I have in the past. As I go inward to understand myself, I seem to be filling myself with more questions.  While I receive the things I have wanted for so long, I notice that my inner voice of self doubt has been mumbling louder than it has in the past.

Most people who meet me would say, wow you are so confident, and there is a huge part of me that agrees with that.  I am aware of the things I know, the good I do, and my abilities and feel confident in them. But, as everyone knows, our mind can have conflicting thoughts.  I can feel the confidence and then within moments, I can spin into moments of self doubt. I can get caught up in comparison and self judgement. How do we accept the parts of ourselves that we don't love? How can we work on them, while still honoring them?  

My parents have told me that I was born "different" and always questioning. I will never forget the call I had with my father to let him know I was changing my major in college from business to philosophy,  He was silent and then outraged.  What was I going to do, stand on a corner and constantly question life?  While I have had many different versions of myself, it seems I always go back to wanting to understand it all more. 

My dedicated meditation practice has helped me really understand myself more. It allows those questions to be more of a curiosity then a downward spiral into darkness and depression. I am so deeply grateful to my practice, and the effect it has on my anxiety and depression. Its' ability to help me move through my bouts of depression has been life changing. Now, I can honor those moments and still turn them around with much less time and pain then I have before.  

I have been practicing the meditation below, and it has been really helpful to quiet my mind. When I pay attention to my breath, it reminds me I am alive. As it moves through me, I can feel it nurturing and cleansing my body and my mind. Connecting with it, knowing it is my life force and that it has so many answers in it. It puts me in a state of compassion not only for others, but for myself as well. It also helps to put me in action. When I acknowledge where I am feeling challenged, this meditation has been helpful in receiving clear action steps to move me out of the place of self doubt. Steps that feel in flow and not in force.

I have made the recording below,  and have been listening to it daily , so that I could be reminded of the power of my breath.  As you listen, you will hear me read from a moving lecture from Yogi Bhajan and his eloquent words on the breath of life.  

JOURNALING
When you are finished,  pull out your journal and acknowledge the things that came up for you. What are the whispers that you have been trying to ignore? What would happen if you acknowledged them? Are there things that you could do that could lessen their power?

Take your time, feeling and releasing what you are tired of carrying around with you. Acknowledging what you truly want and finding things, no matter how small, that you could do to move past them.  Allow yourself to be guided. You can listen to this playlist

 Now it is time  to clear your crystals, which you can do with Palo Santo, Sage, Sound, dirt, water etc...  You can check out my HIGHLIGHT STORY CALLED CLEARING to get quick info on how to clear your crystals.  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...

 

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.

Pranayam to Balance Mental Energy I

This praanayam creates this balance and allows the mind to rid itself of doubts.

The radiance and beauty of a person depends on the clarity and shine of his circumvent force field, which in turn depends on the balance of energy in the left (moon) and right (sun) sides of the body.

Posture: Sit in Easy Pose with an erect spine. Arms are straight with hands on the knees in Gyan Mudra.

Eyes: The eyes are open gazing straight forward.

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Breath: Inhale for 5 seconds. Suspend the breath for 10 seconds and then exhale for 5 seconds.

Begin with this rhythm and gradually increase the breathing time to inhaling 10 seconds, holding 15 seconds, and exhaling 10 seconds.

Meditate on the inflow and outflow of breath. It is the divine spark of life.

Time: Continue for 10 – 15 minutes.

© The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan

 

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! 

Taping Into Your Intuition [Audio]

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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...

As I always say, I am not an astrologist, but I deeply feel the energy of the moon cycles.  And, lets be honest, you have most likely already started to feel the intensity of our planetary party going on.   To say this Lunar eclipse is intense, would be putting it mildly.  The Lunar eclipse and all the planets in retrograde have brought a lot of fear, so what is it really about?  I know there is another way to look at it...

"Eclipses are magical moments where something slips through an energy portal to both destroy and create. It’s a path opener. Eclipses are known to bring things to a head; something is released, especially at a total lunar eclipse. It’s time to bring things sleeping into the light.

The energies during the past few months have been intense and chaotic, and it feels like things are getting more intense, very much like the stage in labor called transition – the contractions keep coming without stop. It’s an intense time, but it presages birth. Just as it is a dying time, it is also a birthing time."  Cathy Pagano 

"There are many energetic interactions here, but the big message is SLOW DOWN. We are being given a unique opportunity to shift our vibration. The catch is that the cosmos insists, through these retrogrades, that we downshift, sit still and be 100 percent present with the energy. 

Retrogrades of any kind spin the energy inward. They give us deeper access to the parts of our personality governed by the planet traveling backward. Mercury rules our communication, our systems and our technology. Mercury retrograde tends to break things that need re-alignment. How do we achieve this re-alignment? We take a break, breathe, go within for the solution, and then build something better and stronger. Mercury retrograde also heightens our ability to communicate with our subconscious. This is the PERFECT energy for this Eclipse. During the Eclipse portal (12:30pm PDT to 2:13pm PDT) we’ll have the opportunity to unravel our conditioned patterns, including the origin and attachments of our emotions, all helped by Mercury." Spirit Daughter

Don't you feel a little better already? No need for the doomsday fear...So, with that in mind, let's focus on the things that we are ready to let die so that something can be reborn.  This is not just a limiting belief, but maybe something or someone that you have allowed to remain in your life that you know isn't allowing you the space to let in what you truly desire...You need to get really honest with yourself.  Get quiet.  Go in and acknowledge what you need to end in order for something else to begin.  Pay attention.  Practice this for the next few days, taping into your intuition so that you can truly know what it is you want and what it is your doing because of fear or to fit in.  

Because we are dealing with a lunar eclipse, we want to tap into our lunar side.  The side that is ruled by intuition, that is calming, creative.  We will use the same meditation we did for the last Full Moon, as it is Left Nostril breathing, which stimulates your parasympathetic body, as well as your intuition. I will be doing this breath for the rest of the week.  Allowing my intuition to get louder.  

The moon in Aquarius is also a time for community, and collective consciousness. Where are the places in your life where you can help others and not just yourself. Focus on making changes that could help the world around you. I suggest you gather with some friends and do the below meditation together, or find a group event that you can attend. The energy of the Full Moon, especially this one, is amplified with group meditation and vibration. 

There is also a journaling exercise in the recording.  If you finish journaling and feel called you can chant along and do the mudras for the Antar Naad Mudra for the Full Moon . Watch the 3 minute video. It will show you how to TUNE IN and  the mudra. This is a meditation you only foo on the Full Moon.

When you are finished,  pull out your journal and acknowledge the things that came up for you.  Writing out and saying out loud that 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. Acknowledging what you truly want, and not what you think others want.  Get clear.

 Now it is time  to clear your crystals, which you can do with Palo Santo, Sage, Sound, dirt, water etc... 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...

 

START BY TUNING IN 

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.

Watch the video above for tips on tuning in...

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.

Kundalini Yoga Meditation: Dealing with Your Own Mind

Originally taught by Yogi Bhajan on January 9, 1998

Posture:Sit in Easy Pose with a straight spine.

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Breath: Close off your right nostril with your right thumb and inhale deeply through your left nostril. Exhale completely through your mouth.

Time: Continue for 6 minutes.

To End: Inhale deeply, interlace your fingers and stretch them over your head palms up. Hold your breath for 10-15 seconds while you stretch your spine upward. Exhale and relax.

Mind is a link between Infinity and you. When the soul got the body, the soul asked God, 'What is my link with you, my Lord?' And God said, 'Mind.'

Mind can take you into any thought, beyond thought, and unto Infinity. Mind can take you into any dungeon, any pit, and any negativity. Mind has no limit in its own self. But mind is your servant. If the mind becomes your master, you don't have a chance. It is very essential in yoga that we know our own mind.

Now you will ask me if a mind can be controlled. Yes. Not only can your mind be controlled, your life can be controlled. A situation can be controlled. Sometimes you get into very, very, very ugly situations. If you have the practice to switch your breath to the left nostril, you will get out of it in two seconds. The moment you start breathing with your left nostril, your elementary self will come into play. The moment your elementary self comes into play, your totality of the mind becomes one unit to confirm and it puts out the radiance shield of your body and you will immediately become very pleasant and positive rather than angry and reactive.

Some people train themselves to breathe through any nostril they choose. But many of you have not practiced that, and therefore you use your hand to close your right nostril. Long, deep breathing through the left nostril is good for the heart and good for the health. It will calm you down.

Normally after you have done this exercise for two minutes you will start feeling bored. Negative mind is in action: 'What are you doing this for? This is a babyish thing. We could have done something better.' In any exercise which touches the mind, a person starts getting upset in exactly two and half minutes. That's the rule of thumb. The mind doesn't want to be caught. It wants to swing. But there are some people like us who feel that it's hard work to control the mind, and once we control the mind, then we can control the whole world.

© The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan

 

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! 

Seeing the Opportunities...New Moon In Cancer [AUDIO]

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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!

Never be defined by your past. It was just a lesson, not a life sentence.

With today's New Moon in Cancer, the focus is on pain from the past. It might feel as if old feelings have returned, feelings you thought you had already put to bed.  These memories and past discomforts are not showing up to cause you more pain, but instead to help you to truly heal them.  

As I often post about, our disappointments and sadness are not life sentences, they are opportunities to learn and grow.  This doesn't mean it is always comfortable, but it also isn't something to avoid.  When we lean into it, and truly feel it, we have the ability to really learn from it and release it.  We can recognize that that pain does not have to define us, but instead can truly be an opportunity for growth.

I invite you to look at the your past from a different view. Instead of focusing on the pain that it might have caused, what would it feel like if you paid attention to all the good that came out of that pain? Seeing the strength you had to get through it and the tools you learned.  Noticing the compassion you have for yourself and others because of it. 

Along with the New Moon, we also have a Solar eclipse as well.  "A solar eclipse is just like a regular new moon where the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun. However, a solar eclipse is more powerful because the Moon darkens the Sun. Solar eclipse July 2018 is a partial solar eclipse so most of the Sun will still be visible. The new moon represents the end of one cycle and the beginning of a new cycle. A new moon influence lasts for four weeks but a solar eclipse usually lasts about six months...The strongest and most important aspect in astrology is Sun conjunct Moon. It means all possibilities are on the table and you can rightly put yourself in the forefront of new plans for the future. It is time to question your old habits and behaviors as you search for new and inventive ways to make progress. This is the ideal time to make a fresh start, so write your new goals down on a sheet of paper. The best time for making a new start is from the solar eclipse to the July 27 Lunar Eclipse. "(Astrology King)

This is a perfect time to go deep.  Really feeling and going in to truly notice what is coming up for you.  What are you trying to avoid? What gifts have you received from it?

For tonight's ritual, we will work with our conscious breath.  If we can control our breath, we can control our mind.  If we can control our mind, we can control our experience on the physical realm.  We are the only living organism that can self regulate our breath. That gives us power over our energy, our mind and our lives.

I have made an Audio file that will walk you through the breath,  It will start by tuning in. I will also be reading excerpts from a talk below that Yogi Bhajan gave on breath.

Please create a sacred space for yourself, light your incense + candle, take out your crystals.  You'll start by playing the below mediation.

When you are finished, you will start to journal, and use this PLAYLIST.  Take out your journal and just start to go in.  See what is coming up for you.  Allow yourself to see that pain that might be present, and then noticing all the gifts it has brought you.  Paying attention to the victories you had made from situations that didn't go how you might had originally hoped. Take your time.  When you have finished, spend some time setting intentions.  

Once you have completed the journal portion, you are ready to clear your crystals, which you can do with Palo Santo, Sage, Sound, dirt, water etc... For a quick lesson on clearing and crystals check out my Instagram Highlights and click on the one for Clearing). To get more information check out THIS VIDEOwhere we talk about crystals, moons and clearing...

Continuing journaling with  THE PLAYLIST , but focus on what you want to call in. Be detailed about it.  Be honest, what is it you want...If you feel called hold your crystals as you say your intentions out loud. When you are finished put your crystals either outside or near a window for 24 hours...Keep looking at this list and update it each New Moon.  Paying attention to all of your victories...

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TUNING IN 

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.

Breathing 3 times a Minute 

Using this breath for meditation will quickly ease your mind, eliminate fear, and help you sink deeper into your body and into the present moment. Use this tool anytime you experience anxiety or depression.

Breathing 3 times a minute will be broken down as 5 seconds to inhale, 5 seconds to hold, 5 seconds to exhale. Be calm with the breath. I explain during the recording.

Breath is life and life is breath. There is no difference between the two.

It is your breath of life. You have to care for it.  We don’t remember that the breath has got any importance for us. We do not know that we are attached to the breath. We think it is automatic and our great grandfather must have signed a lease for it. We worry for everything in this world, but we do not worry on that which gives us life, that is our breath. Moment you don’t breathe, they throw you out. Breath is your everything and you have no time to meditate on that. You meditate on God, but not on the breath, which is the tender charge of God. I have to tell you one thing very clearly. I can only pass on the truth to you. I cannot sit in you and breathe.

Take a conscious breath. Conscious is: take it in as long and deep as you can and take it out as much as you can. That is called conscious breath.” (Conscious breathing is also called “mechanical” breathing.)

What is attractive in you is not you. It is your absolutely radiant body. That is a shining armor around you for protection and attraction both. And (its strength) depends how deeply you consume praana and how many times during the day you try to breathe absolutely mechanically.” 

Your mind stops automatically when you are doing a mechanical breath. Your mind cannot go anywhere. It comes right to the point and it says, ‘Yes, master’. Normally it says, ‘Hey, slave, do what I say’. But once you start rhythmic mechanical breathing, mind shall stop. And if you really do it well for a while every day, you will be shocked to find that the mind will not disobey you for any reason. 

Your mind stops automatically when you are doing a mechanical breath. Your mind cannot go anywhere. It comes right to the point and it says, ‘Yes, master’. Normally it says, ‘Hey, slave, do what I say’. But once you start rhythmic mechanical breathing, mind shall stop. And if you really do it well for a while every day, you will be shocked to find that the mind will not disobey you for any reason.

In yoga never breathe a breath of life automatically, always breathe mechanically. Thirty-one minutes of mechanical breathing can give you better health than you ever had before. It can give you strength beyond understanding. It can give you answers for every question, which you can’t even imagine. Because you live by the breath and you die by the breath. So you must enjoy the breath. And to develop intuition, you must have your breath, the basic elementary power of life, under your control.

Only conscious breathing, praanayam, gives you consciousness. You can breathe automatically. Breathing you can do unconsciously. Why do we do conscious breathing? Are we insane? No. Conscious breathing leaves you with consciousness. Conscious relationship with praana is the conscious relationship with (Divine) Consciousness.

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If you can command the breath of life and consciously breathe, you can be in command of your life and environments will relate to you as per your wish.

May we all understand, in the breath of life we can be Infinite and with our fearlessness and character, we can achieve all the riches of the earth to share them with mankind.

Please  let me know how it goes! 

If you’re ready to start something new 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! 

 

Dealing With Your Own Mind [Full Moon in Capricorn Audio]

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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...

The Full Moon in Capricorn is about tuning into yourself.  Checking in on what is your internal world versus the outside world. In what ways are you not standing up for who you are in order to please other people? It is important to get really quiet so that you can hear what the real YOU wants and needs.  It is about getting clear.

This Full Moon in Capricorn  also marks the end of the first part of the year.  It is a time to look back to what intentions you set for yourself at the beginning of the year.  Are you doing the work? Are you being honest with yourself? Are you being true to YOU?

“The Full Moon in Capricorn importance of  honoring process rather than seeking after premature outcomes. It cautions patience and rewards those who respect the natural order which necessitates firm foundations before we reach for the sky! We may have to let go of unrealistic notions at this moon, recognising that our previous timetable for an important project may be flawed

However this full moon manifests in your life, take heart and don’t give up hope. This isn’t an unsatisfactory end, but a staging post on a longer and altogether more significant journey. There is much wisdom available in the light of this Moon. Those who are willing to look with eyes wide open will see with greater clarity where they’ve sought to side-step responsibility in favour of an easier road or more naive approach to matters of gravity.

Sometimes we must simply walk through the flames to reach the other side, for they are purifying and strengthening, even as they burn through our egoic  defenses” -Sarah Varcas

Tonight we will do a Kundalini Meditation for Dealing with Your Own Mind. The instructions are below + I have recorded an Audio File for you to follow along with as well.  

There is also a journaling exercise in the recording.  If you finish journaling and feel called you can chant along and do the mudras for the Antar Naad Mudra for the Full Moon . Follow THIS LINK and watch the 3 minute video to see the mudra..

When you are finished,  pull out your journal and acknowledge the things that came up for you.  Writing out and saying out loud that 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. Acknowledging what you truly want, and not what you think others want.  Get clear.

 Now it is time  to clear your crystals, which you can do with Palo Santo, Sage, Sound, dirt, water etc... 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...

 

START BY TUNING IN 

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.

Kundalini Yoga Meditation: Dealing with Your Own Mind

Originally taught by Yogi Bhajan on January 9, 1998

Posture:Sit in Easy Pose with a straight spine.

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Breath: Close off your right nostril with your right thumb and inhale deeply through your left nostril. Exhale completely through your mouth.

Time: Continue for 6 minutes.

To End: Inhale deeply, interlace your fingers and stretch them over your head palms up. Hold your breath for 10-15 seconds while you stretch your spine upward. Exhale and relax.

Mind is a link between Infinity and you. When the soul got the body, the soul asked God, 'What is my link with you, my Lord?' And God said, 'Mind.'

Mind can take you into any thought, beyond thought, and unto Infinity. Mind can take you into any dungeon, any pit, and any negativity. Mind has no limit in its own self. But mind is your servant. If the mind becomes your master, you don't have a chance. It is very essential in yoga that we know our own mind.

Now you will ask me if a mind can be controlled. Yes. Not only can your mind be controlled, your life can be controlled. A situation can be controlled. Sometimes you get into very, very, very ugly situations. If you have the practice to switch your breath to the left nostril, you will get out of it in two seconds. The moment you start breathing with your left nostril, your elementary self will come into play. The moment your elementary self comes into play, your totality of the mind becomes one unit to confirm and it puts out the radiance shield of your body and you will immediately become very pleasant and positive rather than angry and reactive.

Some people train themselves to breathe through any nostril they choose. But many of you have not practiced that, and therefore you use your hand to close your right nostril. Long, deep breathing through the left nostril is good for the heart and good for the health. It will calm you down.

Normally after you have done this exercise for two minutes you will start feeling bored. Negative mind is in action: 'What are you doing this for? This is a babyish thing. We could have done something better.' In any exercise which touches the mind, a person starts getting upset in exactly two and half minutes. That's the rule of thumb. The mind doesn't want to be caught. It wants to swing. But there are some people like us who feel that it's hard work to control the mind, and once we control the mind, then we can control the whole world.

© The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan

 

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! 

Guided Reiki Infused Meditation For Setting Intentions with The Gemini New Moon. [Audio]

 Image from Pexels 

Image from Pexels 

*While the energy is amplified during the New Moon, please note this guided meditation can be done at any time.  

The new moon in Gemini is all about communication.  It is not just about the communication we have with others, but what is the conversation you are having with yourself.  This New Moon is asking us to go deep and get clear with our communication. 


Gemini represents both sides of the coin, the twins.  We often are caught in the conflicting sides of the situation, and can find ourselves battling ourselves in our head.  Trying to workout what direction we actually want to take.  Different parts of us want different things and how do we know which part we should listen to? How can we truly manifest when we aren't always sure what we actually want for ourselves?

"Part of this energy is the essence of the trickster. Because of her duality, Gemini illuminates the tricks we play on ourselves and the way our own mind can fool us. As we approach this New Moon, the cosmos is highlighting this energy for us to work with. The mind, just like Gemini, seeks to label, to define and to discern. When we apply this to our feelings, it is not always a perfect match. We may feel something in our heart, or our soul, and the mind may be too quick to label it- misconstruing its meaning and ultimately tricking us into believing it is something it is not. Usually these “tricks” are based on conditioned patterns learned long ago, or preconceived notions about who we are supposed to be and what we are supposed to feel. (Spirit Daughter

This New Moon, ask yourself in what ways does your mind trick you? Maybe it’s by labeling your tears with sadness when they are out of gratitude, or perhaps it tells you that you’re not good enough when you feel excited about a new venture. There are many ways the mind tricks, recognize them and with the help of this New Moon start a new pattern.The New Moon in Gemini is a perfect time to get set goals and start with using your communication skills. " (Spirit Daughter

So, for this New Moon, we want to open up a conversation with our subconscious, allowing answers to unfold.  How do we do that? Well, I created a guided meditation for you to help bring answers to the surface. Think of it as a mini Energy Session.  It is filled with Reiki  + Sound + Guidance + Healing.  Reiki energy healing can move time and space, so you will feel it, even though you are not with me at the time I recored it for you. 

Please create a sacred space for yourself, light your incense + candle, take out your crystals.  You'll start by playing the below guided mediation.

When you are finished, you will start to journal, and use this PLAYLIST.  Take out your journal and just start to go in.  See what is coming up for you.  Let yourself free flow, allow your subconscious  to just allow itself to be heard.  Listen for whatever answers might be there.  Do not judge yourself, just allow. 

About the mantra for the playlist: "There are several practices in Kundalini yoga that help clear the subconscious mind. But if you want to add a mantra to your regimen and take out the trash while you chant, there is a mantra for that.“Gobinday Mukanday”, also called the Guru Gaitri mantra, is a powerful tool to clear the subconscious mind and according to Yogi Bhajan, master of Kundalini yoga, clear deep-seated blocks.  He also said this mantra could balance the hemispheres of the brain and bring patience and compassion to the listener. (Spirit Voyage)

The words are easy enough to pick up and refer to different aspects of the Divine.

“Gobinday, Mukunday, Udaray, Apaaray, Hariang, Kariang, Nirnamay, Akaamay”

Sustainer, Liberator, Enlightener, Infinite, Destroyer, Creator, Nameless, Desireless

Once you have completed the journal portion, you are ready to clear your crystals, which you can do with Palo Santo, Sage, Sound, dirt, water etc... For a quick lesson on clearing and crystals check out my Instagram Highlights and click on the one for Clearing). To get more information check out THIS VIDEO where we talk about crystals, moons and clearing...

Continuing journaling with  THE PLAYLIST , but focus on what you want to call in. Be detailed about it.  Be honest, what is it you want...If you feel called hold your crystals as you say your intentions out loud. When you are finished put your crystals either outside or near a window for 24 hours...Keep looking at this list and update it each New Moon.  Paying attention to all of your victories...

If you have been enjoying the New + Full Moon + Crystal Rituals with me every month, and want to do it together in person,

Join me on June 28th in New York City! 
 

Please note there are limited spaces, so please sign up soon. Last month we SOLD OUT! 

 You will leave with your own sacred tools (crystals + palo santo) to continue releasing when you return home. There will be a guided Reiki Healing + Kundalini + Releasing ceremony that will be amplified with the Power of the Full Moon.

Releasing Meditation for the Full Moon in Sagittarius [AUDIO]

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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...

The Full Moon in Sagittarius is going to bring light on a lot of the things you have been trying to hide.  There are things your inner voice has been whispering that you have been trying to ignore. Instead of getting unraveled, see it as a blessing. These are the things that we need bring light on so that we can actually let them go.  They are what is holding us back from what we actually desire. This is where your freedom lies...

The full moon acts like a magnet, affecting the tides of the ocean.  The moon, like us, is made of about 85 % water and so we too are affected by the energies of the moon.  It will pull at things that we have been trying to keep buried.  We will have more access to the subconscious mind to release the past. The light is an opportunity to see what needs to be released.  You have to acknowledge it in order to let it go.

Tonight we will do a Kundalini Meditation for Releasing Your Past

START BY TUNING IN 

Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo 3 times

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.

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.

I have made a Guided version of this below

Stress Relief and Clearing the Emotions of the Past

Posture: Sit in Easy Pose with a straight spine.

Mudra: Place the hands at the center of the chest with the tips of the thumbs touching each other and each of the fingers touching the corresponding fingers on the opposite hand. Leave space between the palms. The fingertips are pointing upward.

 Photo from KRI

Photo from KRI

Eye Focus: Look at the tip of the nose.

Breath: Breathe 4 times per minute: inhale 5 seconds, hold 5 seconds, exhale 5 seconds.

Time: Continue for 11 minutes or until you feel relief from the stress. (Adapted from KRI)

Originally taught by Yogi Bhajan on November 18, 1991

This meditation is especially useful for dealing with stressful relationships and with past family issues. lt addresses phobias, fears, and neuroses. It can remove unsettling thoughts from the past that surface into the present. It can take difficult situations in the present and release them into the Hands of Infinity.

When you are finished, put THIS PLAYLIST ON  pull out your journal and acknowledge the things that came up for you.  Writing out and saying out loud that 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.  Now it is time  to clear your crystals, which you can do with Palo Santo, Sage, Sound, dirt, water etc... 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 have been enjoying the New + Full Moon + Crystal Rituals with me every month, and want to do it together in person:

I am so excited to announce that after the incredible evening we had at last month's New Moon, I am doing it again! 

Please note there are limited spaces, so please sign up soon. Last month we SOLD OUT! 

  You will leave with your own sacred tools (crystals + palo santo) to continue releasing when you return home. There will be a guided Reiki Healing + Kundalini + Releasing ceremony that will be amplified with the Power of the Full Moon.

Setting Intentions with the New Moon in Taurus

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The New Moon in Taurus is about creating a foundation even in uneasy times. The Taurus energy is about stability, home, security, money , etc. In order for us to manifest our truest desires, we have to have a strong foundation so that what we create can be held and sustained. It is a wonderful Moon for creating things in the physical form.  What gets a little tricky is Uranus entering into Taurus. If you have been reading  about this New Moon, you have for sure come across this major planetary shift.  Without going too much into it, realize that Uranus is the complete opposite of Taurus.  It is about freedom, rebellion, change, disruption...

So, for this New Moon, we must prepare for the unpredictable.  How do we do that? To start, it is important to create a strong nervous system.  One that can remain calm, even when things feel like they are going awry. So in this time, meditation, and whatever that means to you, is going to be really important.  I am going to suggest my favorite, Kirtan Kriya again, You can do Cross Heart or the Regular,  version. I LOVE both... 

Taurus is about what we want to create that is tangible. In order to call in what we want, we have to make room. It important to start by taking a deep inventory of what you are holding onto.  What are the habits and beliefs that are keeping you from calling in the "things" you desire? Is there a story you keep telling yourself, that is making it more difficult to create what you want? Where are your insecurities? What are your worries? Take out your journal and play THIS PLAYLIST.  Just free write whatever comes up for you...Really honing in on where your lack of trust is coming in,  your insecurities, your worry.   You are writing these using the language of my intention is to release etc...

Mantra: Ardas Bhaee

  • Complete Mantra:

    Ardas Bhaee Amar Das Guru, Amar Das Guru, Ardas Bhaee, Ram Das Guru, Ram Das Guru, Ram Das Guru, Sachee Sahee

  • Translation:

    The prayer  has been given to Guru Amar Das.   The prayer is manifested by Guru Ram Das.  The miracle is complete.

  • Guru Amar Das is the energy of grace and hope when there is no hope.

    Guru Ram Das is the energy of miracles, healings and blessings.

    This is the prayer to answer all prayers.

  • Ram means ’servant of the Lord.’ If you ask something of Guru Ram Das he has to bring it to God for you. Give your worries to Guru Ram Das and let him take them to God. The God that rotates the earth can certainly take care of your problems! (Adapted from Spirit Voyage)

     

Now you are ready to clear your crystals, which you can do with Palo Santo, Sage, Sound, dirt, water etc... To get more information check out THIS VIDEO where we talk about crystals, moons and clearing...After that, play THIS PLAYLIST again , but focus on what you want to call in.  Write about ten things in your journal.  Be detailed about it.  Be honest, what is it you want...the tangible..When you are finished put your crystals either outside or near a window for 24 hours...Keep looking at this list and update it each New Moon.  Paying attention to all of your victories...

 

 

If you have been enjoying the New + Full Moon + Crystal Rituals with me every month, and want to do it together in person:

I am so excited to announce that after the incredible evening we had at last month's New Moon, I am doing it again! 

Please note there are limited spaces, so please sign up soon. Last month we SOLD OUT! 

  You will leave with your own sacred tools (crystals + palo santo) to continue releasing when you return home. There will be a guided Reiki Healing + Kundalini + Releasing ceremony that will be amplified with the Power of the Full Moon.

Talking Crystals, Tapping into Your Intuition and Moon Cycles with Melissa Wood [Video]

Hi Friends,

Awhile back I asked you guys on Instagram, what you wanted me to do a video about, and the overwhelming answer was CRYSTALS!  I was lucky enough to sit down with one of my favorite people Melissa Wood and discuss all things crystals!
 

Because crystals are so powerful and I feel so connected to them, I could talk about them for hours.  The healing, the beauty, the inspiration I find from  that crystals has been something I resonated with since childhood, I could go on  I like to think of this as a sort of quick simple guide to crystals - there’s something in it for everyone.

We discuss: 

•   A few of my favorite types of crystals
•   Different ways of clearing crystals:
•   How to pick out and set intentions with your crystals
•   Why it’s so important to have no fear around crystals
•   Palo santo + Sage
•   A Ritual for Clearing negativity in a place that has negative memories for you
•   Rituals, getting quiet, and meditation
•   A Course in Miracles
•   How to use crystals to release ideas that hold us back
•   Keeping yourself and your crystals in synch with moon cycles, and moon rituals
•   Tapping into your intuition

 

Check it out 

If you have been enjoying the New + Full Moon + Crystal Rituals with me every month, and want to do it together in person:

Please join me in person in NYC for NEXT MONTH"S NEW MOON ON MAY 15th. 

This is the first time in over a year that I have held a New Moon event.  I am so excited to see you there! Please note there are limited spaces, so please sign up soon.  You will leave with your own sacred tools (crystals + journal for your New Moon intentions) to continue setting your intentions when you return home. There will be a guided Reiki Healing + Intentions ceremony that will be amplified with the Power of the New Moon.