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.
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!