The Gesture of Wisdom… This is by far the most well known of all mudras.
Source: Jnana Mudra
The Gesture of Wisdom… This is by far the most well known of all mudras.
Source: Jnana Mudra
Violet Crown Chakra Saturday
Correlated with Saturday is the SEVENTH chakra, our CROWN located at the top of the head and our potential connection to the SOURCE. The CROWN vibrates to the key of B(‘tee’ on the scale)and is associated with the colors lavender, violet, white and gold .
By consciousness(meditation), we become endowed with the ability to transmit our own energy field, our individual unit of power. We are energy transformers; we are alive and developing in proportion to how much of the universal energy we accept and how freely it flows through us. The better we transmit this energy or allow it to flow through us; the more alive and contented and effective we become.
The energy we conduct of the Higher Force calls its complement into our being. Emanations( an abstract but perceptible thing that issues or originates from a source)of Higher Energy become available to transform our lives, recharging and repairing our own systems bruised and muddied up with negativity and regrets. Energy upheavals shift us out of destructive habits of condemning ourselves, encouraging us to relearn integrative joyful and artistic ways of being.
The crown chakra is a door of universal energy and conscience: through it we can reach a higher state of awareness. Our violet crown (Sahasrara in Sanskrit) leads us to the true nature of life which is abundant in JOY, EXPRESSION, PURPOSE and CURIOSITY.
There is JOY in CURIOSITY , CREATING and in the CREATION. There is WONDER in stepping outside our comfort zones. There is FREEDOM and PURPOSE in artistic expression in whatever form
Image from Pinterest
CRYSTALS. Selenite and Amethyst crystals—Amethyst crystals are exceptional for providing spiritual protection, inner strength and clarity of mind, making them a classic meditation tool. Meditating with them can help you to become more in tune with your feelings, helping you to get to know yourself on a much deeper level. It also stimulates the crown chakra and calms thoughts, making it a powerful aid in meditation. Aside from what they can do for your body, amethyst crystals are one of the most beneficial stones to have in our environment so that the amethyst healing properties constantly surround. These crystals work to purify any space of negative vibrations, emanating an energy ideal for you to thrive in. They help to clear the mind of unnecessary thoughts and clutter. On a physical level, having amethyst crystals in your home is believed to help strengthen the immune system and heal any imbalances that lie in the body.
Diffuse: Rose and/or Lavender
Lavender as some astonishing effects on our body: composed Linalool and linalyl acetate which are rapidly absorbed through the skin after topical application with massage have been shown to calm the central nervous system ( http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2013/681304/)
…. “ essential oils are lipid soluble and can penetrate cell membranes bringing an increase of 21% oxygen to the cells within 20 minutes of application. ” This allows cells to function normally and release chemical toxins in an oxygen rich environment. Sesquiterpene molecules especially increase oxygen availability in the limbic system of the brain around the pineal and pituitary glands. This oxygenated environment can “lead to an increase of antibodies, endorphins and neurotransmitters. Essential oils also carry into the cells, ozone and negative ions which inhibit bacterial growth, antioxidants and hormones – all necessary for proper cell functioning.” (http://www.biospiritual-energy-healing.com/essential-oils-affect-the-body.html)
The effects of aromatherapy are theorized to result from the binding of chemical components in the essential oil to receptors in the olfactory bulb, impacting the brain’s emotional center, the limbic system. Topical application of aromatic oils may exert antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic effects.(http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0032645/#!po=3.12500)
YOGA: Any meditative pose such as the Lotus
MEDITATE: Clear your mind, be still and focus on the violet energy circling at the top of your head connecting you with the Universe.
Light your lavender soy candle infused with Lavender oil. Meditate silently on the flame becoming as one. Start chanting ‘OM” bringing you into a calm and balanced state
For a group chant of ‘OM’ the sound, or vibration of the Universe–beyond beginning or end: http://blog.sivanaspirit.com/mantras-that-will-change-your-life/
This vibration helps the mind to release restless thoughts and focus in the moment
SEE YA LATER: I think it is quite lovely and calming to have an amethyst cluster, a reed diffuser (April 9th post)of Lavender EO and a bouquet of lavender flowers arranged on the bedside table. As you arrange your crystals, oils and flowers empower yourself and the other energy forms you are working with with your intentions. “I AM oneness with all” is the one I repeat each time I am mindful and present in the moment.
“Freedom is not given to us by anyone; we have to cultivate it ourselves. It is a daily practice…No one can prevent us from being aware of each step we take or each breath in and breath out.” — Thich Nhat Hanh, Buddhist monk,
We should be able to be our true selves.
This means we should be able
to be the river,
We must do this to understand,
and to have hope for the future~Thich Nhat hanh
Sunday corresponds to our ROOT CHAKRA—Our Base, grounding energy field vibrating with the potential for CONNECTION to EARTH. Awareness and INTENTION are the connecting forces.
SOUNDS: Search for a ‘Meditation Music for Root Chakra’ if you like to connect your red energy field with the earth through meditating with the vibrations of the chakra. One I found is https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xtdvBz_kUsw. -“Thirty Minute Root Chakra Meditation-‘The Right to Feel Secure and CONNECT with Earth'” by Salvenc Mbyl
Red Jasper from Pinterest
Red Jasper is a very calming stone and stimulates the Root Chakra —-vibrating with potential grounding Earth energy. Focus your intention near the apex of your red jasper and be sure you have stated a purpose for the highest good, and are clear about your deepest desires to CONNECT with Earth’s abundant energies.
FRAGRANCE: White or Balsam Fir blended with cedarwood and or sandalwood. One very good way to bring balance to a clogged or congested chakra is to work directly on the chakra by applying a suitable essential oil blend. Even if you are feeling grounded, it is good to energize the energy center.
Blend (I use a 5 or 10ml container that fits my diffuser or a roll-on container for carrying with me) 1 oz. Pure Carrier Oil–Jojoba is a good choice as it is nutritive for the skin or Fractionated Coconut Oil, 10-15 drops cedarwood, sandalwood, White or Balsam Fir Essential Oil. Label the Blend as “Root Blend”
The blend does not have to be highly aromatic to be effective. Remember to never apply essential oils to the skin without first diluting them.
In a quiet, peaceful setting, add 2-3 drops of your Root Blend to your fingertips and then lightly apply the oil in a clockwise direction to your feet and/or to your lower back, near your tailbone, but not directly on it.
Once you have applied the blend, focus upon positive thoughts and intentions aimed towards balancing the chakra and sensing your CONNECTION to the VIBES of the EARTH. Feel the FLOW!
Ideal times to use the blend are during times of meditation or while practicing yoga, listening to peaceful music or relaxing.
MEDITATION: Begin your meditation with ten minutes of deep fast breathing focusing only on your breath-the in then the out. Feel the breath come from the center of the EARTH. Let all thoughts go–only focusing on your swirling red BASE chakra CONNECTED with the Earth’s energy for as long as you desire.
YOGA: TREE POSE: In a standing position shift your weight slightly onto the left foot, keeping the inner foot firm to the floor, and bend your right knee. Reach down with your right hand and clasp your right ankle.
Draw your right foot up and place the sole against the inner left thigh; if possible, press the right heel into the inner left groin, toes pointing toward the floor. The center of your pelvis should be directly over the left foot.
Rest your hands on the top rim of your pelvis. Make sure the pelvis is in a neutral position, with the top rim parallel to the floor.
Lengthen your tailbone toward the floor. Firmly press the right foot sole against the inner thigh and resist with the outer left leg. Press your hands together . Gaze softly at a fixed point in front of you on the floor about 4 or 5 feet away
Stay for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
Step back on both feet with an exhalation and repeat for the same length of time with the legs reversed. It helps to imagine that your body is centered on an invisible plumb line dropping from the crown of your head, through the middle of your torso and pelvis, and straight into the ground beneath you. You want to remain centered around that plumb line even though you’re on only one leg. To do this, strengthen the trunk of the tree—your core—and firm your standing leg by hugging the muscles of your inner thigh in toward your midline. Your standing leg is like the roots of your tree, and your stable pelvis CONNECTS energy from your roots up into the spine and torso, creating a strong trunk. Your arms reach up and out like branches expanding into the sky.
SEE YALL LATER: Take as many walks as possible today being aware of your CONNECTION to Earth’s Energy with each step. It is so rewarding to spend the day befriending, protecting, CONNECTING and nurturing you OWN SPIRIT! Have at it!!!!!!!
Intuititive, Visionary, Wise Third Eye Friday
The sixth chakra, our third-eye, has the potential energy to open up our ability to trust our intuition, to allow ourselves to ‘see’ beyond the evident and trust our ‘visions’. The swirling indigo energy between our brow has the potential to allow life energy–prana-chi-Universal Source, God –to be the wind beneath our wings.
So much of our lives depend upon our Third Eye Chakra being clear and balanced
because we create our realities based on our thoughts,
and our thoughts are often visual in nature.
Everything we imagine,
all our hopes, dreams, goals,
visions and aspirations
are all part of our Third Eye Chakra.
If we are “seeing” beautiful versions of our lives,
then that is what we create.
If we are seeing fearful worrisome situations,
then that is what we tend to manifest…….
When we are mindful of the absolute correlation between what we have been thinking and feeling—and what is manifesting in our life experience—we will be more aware of the stimulation of our own thoughts.
All of us are connected to the limitless power and most of us aren’t using but a fraction of it!!
I AM is a positive vibration, not I wish I was…..
Repeat these affirmations once every morning and once every evening when you wish to access your Brow Chakra. Use ‘I am’ as your positive affirmations as that is a vibration:
I THINK THE VERY BEST OF MY SELF IN ALL SITUATIONS, AT ALL TIMES.
I open myself to know my inner guidance and deepest wisdom.
I align my consciousness with the source of all life.
I AM unlimited in my capacity for joy, healing and happiness.
I release and forgive the past.
I open myself to new energy, new people, places and experiences.
I live in the light of my truth and I accept what I know.
I know I AM full of the Universal Source of grace, light and love.
I AM the source of truth and love in my life
As I tap into my inner wisdom, I know that all is well in my world.
SOUNDS: Pineal Gland Activation-Third eye opening by Numeditation Music. Frequency 936 Hz: Binaural beats meditation music
AROMAS: Mugwort–aka Artemesia Vulgaria’s essence has the potential–if given your positive intentions, to stimulate the third eye chakra while opening the soul to a wider consciousness. Mugwort essence may drive stagnant energy out of the psychic body.
MEDITATION: Put your hands before the lower part of your breast. The middle fingers are straight and touch at the tops, pointing forward. The other fingers are bended and touch at the upper two phalanges. The thumbs point towards you and touch at the tops.
Concentrate on the Third Eye chakra slightly above the point between the eyebrows.
Chant the sound OM or AUM. Be still, sit quietly and pay attention only to your breathing letting all thoughts of the mind drift away like clouds. As your awareness goes deeper inner treasures of the real you become available. A quiet mind is peaceful, joyful, compassionate and imaginative because these qualities already exist within us all. Meditation simply enables us to connect to them.
Move through each one of the five points and designate them as wisdom, discernment, imagination, intuition and knowledge. Feel the flow of energy move through each one of the points. It will expand the energy field and open you to developing these qualities within yourself. You can reflect on each one of these qualities by itself and visualize how it would manifest in your life. How might you use more discernment? What might you change if you allowed your intuition to guide you? What type of knowledge might help you through a difficult time? How would you imagine your life in five years’ time?
Allow the light from this energy field to expand and fill your entire head with a soft light that permeates your interior space. This is the light of consciousness which will bring you peace of mind and inner knowing. It is the light of truth, which expresses your deepest longing for oneness, love and beauty.
Let this light fill the recesses of your mind as you allow it to expand and fill you. See the beautiful, rich indigo blue light fill your eyes, ears, nose and mouth and cover your entire face and skull. See that light filling your head and cooling off any agitated emotions or sense of frustration you may be feeling. Allow this light to run through every nerve ending in your brain and cool you off and give you a deep sense of balance and well-being. Give yourself permission to sit quietly and explore this light of consciousness for several minutes. Are there images that come to your awareness, or words? If they repeat themselves they may hold an important message for you. If any images appear in your mind’s eye while you are meditating, allow them to be there; simply notice them and give them space. As you practice this meditation it will become easier to focus your attention and concentrate on this inner light.
When you are ready to complete this meditation, visualize a cross of light within a circle of light sealing and protecting the Brow Chakra. This will seal in the energy that you have opened up from practicing this meditation As you practice more often, you will find your mind is clear and receptive to ideas that can support you in your life development.
Downward Facing Dog,
Concentrate on your indigo colored energy field circulating between your brows and on your intention to SEE the big picture as you hold this position.
Come down on the floor and kneel on all fours with your back flat.
Walk your hands farther forward, your palms flat on the floor. Spread your fingers and establish firm contact with the floor.
Exhale and lift your tailbone straightening your legs and keeping your feet flat on the floor. Lengthen your tailbone away from the pelvis. Keep lifting your sit bones towards the ceiling.
Strengthen your knees, but make sure you do not lock them.
Your hands and arms are straight, keep firm contact with the floor, pressing your palms into the mat.
Downward facing dog is one of the poses in the Sun Salutation sequence. It is a wonderful pose to calm the mind and energize the whole body. You can stay in this pose for 1-3 minutes focusing on your insightful third eye.
Child’s Pose (Balasana)
While in Child’s Pose, feel your third eye touching the floor and breathe into it, feeling centered and clear. Be brave. Connect with and listen to your intuition while in the pose. Affirmation: I AM connected to my intuition.
SEE YA LATER: Imagine your happy sparkly visionary day SEEING and
Relishing the visionary indigo glow of your third-eye’s insight. The 3rd Eye indigo chakra vibrates at the ‘A’ note or ‘La’ on the ‘Sound of Music’ scale and to the sound of OM
hum the sound anytime you remember to do it – a great time is when you’re taking a walk, sprucing up about your environment, looking for something appear in the ‘frigerator etc.
Essentially, when you sing or chant each note, you want to hold that note until you physically feel a resonance in your throat; if you’re highly attuned to your body, you may feel the resonance in other parts of your body as well, but if you don’t, it’s still there, doing its job. Allow the note to resonate in your throat, holding it for the duration of your breath, and repeat for several minutes.
Visualize the sound frequencies vibrating in the chakra, clearing out any blockages much like ultrasound therapy breaks up crystals in the gallbladder or urinary tract. It’s really the same concept, except that the blockages you are dealing with in the chakras are not of a physical nature.
Thursday’s Swirling with the Blue Throat Chakra
As Blues singer, Bob Marley says, we are all one love—the only walls of separation are created by the human ego.
When our mind is unfettered by ego’s incessant desires and judgments, it is then we can truly be free to express our real selves–
SO, let it GO….”sing a song; Sing out loud/Sing out strong/Sing of good things not bad/Sing of happy not sad….Sing, sing a song/Make it simple to last/Your whole life long/
Don’t worry that it’s not/Good enough for anyone/Else to hear/
Just sing, sing a song.” (Carpenters’ “Sing”)
Songs can be in any form: visual art, playwriting, sculpting, singing, dancing, performance arts, quilting, storytelling—any kind of communication that reveals your heart, the soul’s tune, the real You, the Universal Source from which all springs.
This is the throat chakra’s energetic function: COMMUNICATION
“What the heart center feels
the throat center may reveal”
SOUNDS: Put on some Throat Chakra Meditation Music. One that I found particularly inspiring is (iTunes)”Throat Chakra” by Compassion Sound Healers Quartz Singing Bowls,
AROMAS: Lavender or Frankincense
CRYSTALS: Blue stones like Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli, Blue Lace Agate and Aquamarine if worn at the throat will be helpful to the health and balance (think no more pathetic wobbly croaking) of the throat chakra.
And SING right through the blue throat chakra in whatever way you feel like realizing the potential of your energy!!!!!!!
INTENTIONS: Repeat often and with heart felt positive intention
I AM discernment in all of my communications.
I know how to listen to my Heart.
I know how to listen to others.
What I say is worth listening to. I AM worth being heard.
MEDITATION: Feel your breath in your throat area. Breathe in these intentions as you say them out loud. Breathe out all arrogance, bitter anger, and resentment. Breathe in acceptance. Breathe out all rejection and closed-mindedness and all ideas that you are not heard, listened to or appreciated.
Breathe in Truth.
Breathe out Truth, Love, Forgiveness, Appreciation, Respect and Gratitude, and imagine the circulation of all of that out to all others.
As you are permitted to speak your Truth and express yourself freely as your own Divine Right, so are all others.
Express Love, Gratitude, Truth and Forgiveness
YOGA for balancing the throat chakra:
Fish Pose deals with opening the throat and spine in a way that can feel oddly vulnerable until you find your own expression. The same applies to communicating honestly with yourself and others. In the beginning it can be uncomfortable until you find your own genuine voice. Then, it is liberating.
Start by laying flat on your back and relaxing as long as you need (corpse pose)
Staying flat on your back, bring your feet together. With your arms straight by your sides, lay your palms on the floor, then tuck your hands in underneath your buttocks. Arch your spine, tilt your head backwards so that your crown rests on the ground. Hold for 30 seconds. To come out of the Fish, slide your head back and then lower your chest. To finish, relax by lying in the Corpse.
See YALL Later: Throughout the day be mindful of blue colors to ponder on, look up at the wonder of the blue sky, crack the waiting walls of the ego and remind yourself that you are so very precious, energized and worth being heard.