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! 

 

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

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*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.

New Moon in Aries Kundalini Meditation [ 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!

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.
 

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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! 

 

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!