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.
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
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