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

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Image from Pexels

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! 

 

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.

Guided Meditation With Reiki For Releasing [Audio]

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*While the energy is amplified during the Full Moon, please note this meditation can be done at any time.  You can also just do the guided part whenever you feel called to.

The energy of the Full Moon in Scorpio is one of the most intense, and transforming Full Moons of the year. Scorpio is the sign of death and rebirth.  In order to create the new, we have to acknowledge what needs to die.  This Scorpio Full moon has a huge potential for incredible transformation.

The Scorpio Full Moon, brings awareness to the things that we often don't want to see. The things about ourselves that we try to keep hidden. It can be uncomfortable. On the positive side of that, the true healing and unblocking comes once we have acknowledged what we have been trying to avoid. So really go deep in looking for what you have been hiding, avoiding.  

Because of the incredible healing that can occur during this time, I created 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. 

Please create a sacred space for yourself, light your incense + candle, take out your crystals.  Start by clearing your crystals with Sage or Palo Santo. (For a little guidance on clearing and crystals check out my Instagram Highlights and click on the one for Clearing). I created this Playlist for the journaling. It is the perfect energy for what this Full Moon is bringing up. 

Now take out your journal and just start to go in.  See what is coming up for you.  What is it that you want to release?  What is is that you won't acknowledge about yourself?   What is it that you need to let go of in order to move closer to being comfortable being you.? How would it feel knowing that all you need to be is YOU. 

Once you have completed the journal portion, you are ready for the digital healing session.  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.

If you have been enjoying the New + Full Moon rituals with me every month,

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 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.

New Moon in Aries Kundalini Meditation [ Audio]

 Image from unknown source   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!

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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!

Change your thoughts and you change your world
— Norman Vincent Peale

With today's New Moon in Aries, the focus is on change.  Since the last Full Moon, you might have noticed that light has been shed on the things that are no longer working for you.  With the energy of the New Moon in Aries, we have more support than ever to commit to making these changes.  We can let go of habits, thoughts, patterns, beliefs, stories that are no longer serving us.  

While we let go of the stuff that no longer serves us, we make room for new habits  that bring us more freedom, happiness and joy.  I will still clear and charge my crystals with the New Moon, and you can checkout  THIS POST if you want a great journaling and crystal clearing exercise. If you haven't gone through it yet, I truly suggest you do, it is about letting go of habits. It works perfectly with the energy of this New Moon.

I invite you to start and commit to a 40 Day meditation with me. I have been doing it since December and I can not express how powerful it has been.  It is an instant calm for the nervous system. Now, I just hear the words and within moments, my body instantly relaxes.  I know many of you are still doing the 40 day meditation that we started last  FULL MOON , don't stop, just add it in! Remember , the more mantra and meditations we add, the easier it is to clear and change the old thought patterns that are stuck in our subconscious.  Mantra and mudras direct our subconscious in the direction we want to go.  You can also just have the song on and chant along during the day. 

 

I made an audile file that includes calling you in, and taking you out,  You will follow along with the song, saying it out loud at first, then whisper, then silent, then whisper, then out loud.  

 

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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.

KIRTAN KRIYA (Sa Ta Na Ma Meditation)

This meditation brings a total mental balance to the individual psyche. Vibrating on each fingertip alternates the electrical polarities. The index and ring fingers are electrically negative, relative to the other fingers. This causes a balance in the electromagnetic projection of the aura. Practicing this meditation is both a science and an art. It is an art in the way it molds consciousness and in the refinement of sensation and insight it produces. It is a science in the tested certainty of the results each technique produces.


Posture: Sit straight in Easy Pose.

Eyes: Meditate at the Brow Point.

Mantra: Produce the five primal sounds (panj shabd): S, T, N, M, A, in the original word form:

SAA: Infinity, cosmos, beginning

TAA: Life, existence

NAA: Death, change, transformation

MAA: Rebirth

Each repetition of the entire mantra takes 3 to 4 seconds. This is the cycle of Creation. From the Infinite comes life and individual existence. From life comes death or change. From death comes the rebirth of consciousnes to the joy of the Infinite through which compassion leads back to life.
 

 Image from 3ho.org

Image from 3ho.org

Mudra: This mantra can be done in many different mudras. Most common is to begin in Gyan Mudra. The elbows are straight while chanting, and the mudra changes as each fingertip touches in turn the tip of the thumb with firm pressure.

On SAA, touch the first (Jupiter) finger.

On TAA, touch the second (Saturn) finger.

On NAA, touch the third (Sun) finger.

On MAA, touch the fourth (Mercury) finger.

Chant in three languages of consicousness:

Human: normal or loud voice (the world)

Lovers: strong whisper (longing to belong)

Divine: mentally; silent (Infinity)

To End: Follow with one 1 minute of stretching the arms over your head and spreading the fingers wide, shaking them out, circulating the energy, inhaling and exhaling 3 times. Relax.

Comments: Each time the mudra is closed by joining the thumb with a finger, the ego “seals” the effect of that mudra in the consciousness. The effects are as follows:

1st finger: Gyan Mudra Knowledge

2nd finger: Shuni Mudra Wisdom, intelligence, patience

3rd finger: Surya Mudra Vitality, energy of life

4th finger: Buddhi Mudra Ability to communicate

©The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan taken from 3ho.org

Please  let me know how it goes! 

For those of you in New York City, I encourage you to sign up for HERE, so you can be the first to know the detaiks of the New Moon event I will be doing along with A Wild Dove.  We would love to see you there!

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! 

 

My Thoughts On Finding Balance with Food

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it's 2012, I had just come from Soul Cycle, sweaty and all,  and was greeted by strangers at the Cafe.  They asked if they could do a quick video  interview about what Gingersnap's was and my thoughts on food.  I of course said yes, and decided not to even attempt a trip to the mirror, because if I did I would overthink it.  So, to say I was unprepared is an understatement.  Nonetheless, they did a beautiful job, and even 6 years later, I agree with what I said:)...I hope you enjoy it..

Full Moon Kundalini Meditation [Video + Audio]

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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!

Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble.
— Yehuda Berg

 

The focus of tonight's full Moon in Libra, is about communication, balance and relationships.  It is the relationship with ourselves, our word and with others around us.  I know that I can have moments where my inner voice is having lots of negative things to say! Usually when that voice is out of wack, I notice that my outer voice can be less than kind to the people and about the people around me. When that is happening it's as if I can literally feel a block in my chakras through my heart and my throat.  So, for tonight's  Full Moon, I have decided to switch it up. Instead of listening to a mantra and journaling, I am going to start a new 40 Day Kundalini Mediation of  Antar Naad Mudra.  This meditation has a special meaning for me, as it was my first 40 day 31 minute personal Sadhana. It is considered a seed mantra, and helps to open the chakras so that the other mantras can be received in full effect.  Yogi Bhajan said, anyone who practices this meditation will be granted prosperity, creativity, and protection against attacks.  That includes self attacks and you attacking others.

I will still clear and charge my crystals with the Full Moon, and you can checkout  THIS POST if you want a great journaling and crystal clearing exercise. If you haven't gone through it yet, I truly suggest you do, it is about letting go of habits, and thankfully one moon cycle later, I am still committed to letting my three go! 

OK, back to Antar Naad Mudra.  There will be the one we do tonight, and you will see me explain it on the video below, and then starting tomorrow night, you continue to the same playlist, but you change from swooping through the chakras, to instead sitting with your hands in buddhi mudra. See instruction below.

 

Antar Naad Mudra for Full Moon

Playlist  HERE- Start tuning in with the GONG, then let the mantra play a few times while you are just doing the movement, then move into chanting along.

Always starting with 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.

 

This version will only be practiced on the FULL MOON. 

 If you are starting this on a night that is not a full moon, please start with the latter version.

This version of the meditation is a key to opening the flow of Kundalini. The new awareness will give you the authority to make the right choices to conquer the ugliness of life. You will be peaceful and secure.

Mantra:

Jamie Graber teaching Tuning in and Antar Naad Mudra for the Full Moon

Sa Ray Sa Sa, Sa Ray Sa Sa, Sa Ray Sa Sa, Sa Rang Har Ray Har Har, Har Ray Har Har, Har Ray Har Har, Har Rang:  Adversity melts before this mantra. This mantra takes away negativity from within oneself awakening the Infinite Creative energy to burn away obstacles to achieving higher consciousness.  It gives you the capacity of effective communication so your words contain mastery and impact. This mantra helps you conquer the wisdom of the past, present, and future. It brings you peace and prosperity even if it wasn’t in your destiny. 

Mudra and Movement: Put the hands flat together in Prayer Pose at the Navel Point.

As the mantra starts with Sa Ray Sa Sa start to bring the palms up the center front of the torso, about 4·6 inches in front of the body.

As you pass the Heart Center, begin to open the hand mudra to make an open lotus by the time the hands reach the level of the Brow Point.

The open lotus has the base of the palms together. The little fingertips touch, the thumb tips touch, and the rest of the fingers are spread open.

As the mantra begins Har Ray Har Har turn the fingers to point down, with the back of the hands touching.

It is a reverse Prayer Pose. Slowly bring this mudra down the chakras in rhythm with the music until the fingertips reach the Navel Point on the sounds Har Rang. Then turn them around and begin again. (adapted from 3ho.org)

 

The Rest of the 40 Days

 Please start here if  you are starting this on a night that is not a full moon.

Playlist  HERE- Start tuning in with the GONG, then let the mantra play a few times while you are just doing the movement, then move into chanting along.

Always starting with 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.

 

Posture: Sit in an Easy Pose, with a light jalandhar bandh.

 Mudra for the remaining days of the meditation

Mudra for the remaining days of the meditation

Mudra: Keep the spine straight. Let the arms extend straight and rest over the knees. Make Buddhi Mudra with both hands (touch the thumb tips to the tips of the little fingers). The other fingers are relaxed but straight. Become completely still, physically and mentally, like a calm ocean. 

Mantra:

SA RAY SA SA, SA RAY SA SA SA, RAY SA SA SA RANG

HAR RAY HAR HAR, HAR RAY HAR HAR, HAR RAY HAR HAR, HAR RANG

 (adapted from 3ho.org)

Please  let me know how it goes! 

 

 

 

 

My Podcast with Jordan Younger of The Balanced Blonde

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My interview with Jordan, of The Balanced Blonde, is LIVE. And I can’t wait for you to go listen.

As many of you know, Jordan and I go way back.  I have had the pleasure of hosting her at both the East Village and West Village locations of Gingersnap's Organic. We get really deep, and really raw about the scary decisions that have created magical transformation in our lives. How stepping away from one identity for each of us, lead to a magical life of transformation, healing and happiness. 

 

You’ll get to hear us talk about…

 

  • the ONE conversation I had with Jordan that completely changed her eating habits, in a single day (you might’ve heard this story if you know her background as The Blonde Vegan).
  • manifesting the life you want 
  • getting quiet so you can actually know what is best for you 
  • learning to listen to YOUR body to know what is best for YOU to eat
  • my honest thoughts about french fries (and why I sometimes say YES to foods I used to label “bad”).
  • the beauty that can be found in seasons of difficult transitions.
  • why both of us reject labels and choose to embrace a more intuitive eating practice.

 

I honestly can’t wait for you to take a listen. Not only is Jordan filled with so much light and wisdom, but I also know that you’re going to pull so much value from our long-overdue conversation.

Click here to listen to the episode HERE and please, drop me a line and let me know what you think!

And in case you missed it, enjoy my latest Ritual  for going inward and doing the deep healing..

Using the Healing Energy of the New Moon in Pisces

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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!

The speed at which this year is moving is like nothing I have ever experienced, and I know I am not the only one who is feeling it.  With this New Moon in Pisces, it is a perfect time to slow down, reflect, go inward.  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 planets on your side.  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

"New Moon in Pisces invites us to take a deep breath and exhale everything that keeps us separate from our own connection to the dreamtime, the Wakan, the Great Mystery.  Here is the opening to take the deep dive into the Void – a deeper intelligence permeating all life.  Here we are called to surrender our burdens as we are held by the limitless ocean of consciousness.  We feel the compassion and acceptance of the Tao, and our own ability to forgive and accept ‘what is’ is strengthened so we may extend the same to others.  There is a time for being and a time for doing.  This is most definitely a time for being.  We extend gratitude to receptive, watery Pisces for her gift at this most feminine of times, more so than at any other time of the year.  Intuition, imagination, and the opening into awareness are at an all time high.  We are supported to connect with our own inner guidance.  So much is being offered for our awakening and healing and many are rising to the occasion."  Pat Liles Full Write Up Here

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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 THIS PLAYLIST let the first song play.  Just sit quiet and breathe. Go in. When it is finished, get out your journal and 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

Ra - Sun

Ma - Moon

Daa - Earth

Saa - Impersonal Infinity

Saa Say - Totality of Infinity

So - Personal sense of merger and identity

Hung - The infinite, vibrating and real.

This mantra taps into the energies of the sun, moon, earth, and the Infinite Spirit to bring deep healing. It is important to pull the navel point powerfully on the first Sa and on Hung. Note that the word Hung is not long and drawn out. Rather, it is clipped off forcefully as you pull in the navel. Chant one complete cycle of the entire mantra with each breath. Then deeply inhale and repeat. Remember to move the mouth precisely with each sound. Try to feel the resonance in the mouth and in the sinus area.

(Taken from 3HO )

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!