27 February 2015

Force


That unseen Force


Creates
Sustains
Destroys


In cyclical fashion

The power of
Shakti



The dance of
Shiva

The swirling dervish



LIFE.


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24 February 2015

Ocean


Precious hearts
Vulnerable spaces

Ocean tears

Journey to roses
Sweet salted years

Butterfly kisses


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23 February 2015

Dragon




Fire

Hearts entwined
Gestating
Birthing

Creative
Love blooms Spring


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21 February 2015

Sparks


As far as eye can see 
That bright light of being
Riding upon the eternal 
Particles of emptiness
The night's cascading sparks 
Wisdom's luminous embers
Fading into that dream from
yesterday's tomorrow

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09 February 2015

I opened a book that I have not looked for a great while. This tiny handprint greeted me. Little one was just a wee tiny thing but is now 4.5 years old. His hand is 3 times this size now.



Here is the quote it pointed to:

The roots of heaven are of great emptiness, for in emptiness there is energy, incalculable, vast and profound. **Jiddu Krishnamurti

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05 February 2015

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali



1. And now the teaching on Yoga begins.
2. Yoga is the settling of the mind into silence.
3. When the mind has settled, we are established in our essential nature, which is unbounded consciousness.
4. Our essential nature is usually overshadowed bu the activity of the mind.

When I was four year old I came to understand the meaning of death on this earthly plane. It is a realization that stayed with me in a huge way and impacted how I viewed the world.

From an early age I prayed and meditated, even though I was not raised in any religion. I studied the bible first and from there blossomed towards other religious philosophies. I could not shake the idea that I knew in my heart, the Oneness of Life, that we were all somehow connected.

At the age of 18, in 1989, I was introduced to Bhakti Yoga. This practice resonated with my spirit and has been a part of my life ever since.

Early on I intuitively used Meditative Breathwork in my everyday life not really understanding its origins or in fact that it indeed was a "thing" as in a practice outside of something I made it. I used it primarily to relax myself and to go to sleep whenever and where ever I wanted.

Imagine my surprise and affirmation when I learned that what I was doing was actually part of an ancient practice. In 2008 I began my venture into Raja Yoga and began to study the meditative practices as put forth by Swami Yogananda & Swami Kriyananda and Ananda. It took me a good while to get through them along with all sorts of life changing events. Meditation Yoga is deeply ingrained in me.

I have also moved on to the next step of diving even deeper into Raja Yoga. This proving to be a marvelous journey. A journey deeper into the Oneness of Life and the science of Self-Realization.

Paramahansa Yogananda's teachings have been an intricate part of my being. I can not remember a time when I did not own a copy of the Bhagavad gita, Metaphysical Meditations or  Autobiography of a Yogi. All three have informed my path through out my life. The entire crazy journey of my life.

Feeling grateful. I look forward to sharing snippets of my journey with you.


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03 February 2015

Ritual

Today is the full moon, Snow Moon. It is a time of coming into the fullness of energy. Projects, missions started around this time are charged with full momentum.

We are also currently in the heart of winter thus of course the name Snow Moon is quite appropriate. During these winter months it is a time of hibernation, of slowing down, of gathering and reserving one's strength. It is also a time for planning. Planning crops and plantings for the spring.

It is also a good time to survey your life, your objectives and goals. A good time to recharge and send forth energy for whatever it is you plan to undertake. A good time to open yourself to positive energy and strength from the Source of Life.

A wonderful way to mark the passage of time, a new step in life or even observing the Full or New Moon is ritual.

Last night I performed ritual for the Full Mooon and I plan to again tonight. My rituals usually involve crystal mandala meditation and drumming. I opted to not share photos of the actual crystal mandala for the ritual as these are private events and intended either for self or those who are intended to be present. I do plan to share with you my method and reasoning for creating crystal mandalas in future posts so please stay tuned.

The full moon is a time of great energy. So what ever it is you are planning or taking on dedicate yourself for a positive outcome using the time of the full moon.

Rituals can be as simple as a short pause and meditation or prayer. Rituals can be as elaborate as a ceremony and meal including other people. Rituals, in my opinion, are important aspects of life. They remind us to be present and to consider what lies behind us, ahead of us and within us. Rituals help to focus our energy and take our lives to the next step. What ever that step is for you. Whether it is marriage, a baptism, a confirmation or bringing a new baby home or starting a new job.

Rituals enhance your life and strengthen your resolve.

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01 February 2015