Chakras, essential oils, meditations, Throat Chakra, yoga

Blue Throat Chakra Thursday

 

The fifth chakra, called visuddha, is located at the throat. “Visuddha” , in Sanskrit, means very pure or purification.
Visuddha chakra is associated with ether, the spirit. “You can conceptualize it as a spaciousness around your throat and neck through which profound spiritual truths can flow. The purification aspect implies that in order to fully tap into the power of the visuddha chakra you need to have done a certain amount of work in the other energy centers. In other words, have you addressed the issues associated with chakras 1–4 yet? This will increase your understanding and sensitivity, which will in turn gain you deeper access to the gifts of the more subtle upper chakras.
This energy center is associated with your voice. It relates to your ability to speak your truth, express ideas clearly, truthfully, and gracefully, and become harmoniously attuned to both inner and outer vibrations. ”                                                                                                When the swirling blue potential energy of the throat chakra is out of alignment, you may feel like you don’t know how to ask for what you need and feel unable to shape the world you want to create. Poor communication is the result.
The visuddha chakra bridges the heart and the mind. When that space is clear, it integrates the wisdom of both, allowing profound spiritual truths to flow freely. You will be able to effectively communicate your needs, desires, creative ideas, boundaries, empathy, and love.” (From    YOGA JOURNAL YOGA 101 CHAKRAS,  BY STEPHANIE SNYDER | JAN 19, 2015   “Introduction of Throat Chakra)

SOUNDS: Soft Throat Chakra sounds.  One I found was (Almost) Instant Throat Chakra Healing Meditation | 192Hz Frequency Vibrations and Music

AROMAS:    Breathe the fragrance of energizing Frankincense( also called olibanum, an aromatic resin  obtained from tree Boswellia sacra  – Wikipedia,)

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CRYSTALS: Blue Lapis Lazuli

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MEDITATE  quietly and silently for awhile then Open your visuddha chakra by creating spaciousness around the throat and neck through which profound spiritual truths can flow.
One of the easiest ways to connect with your visuddha energy is to chant. Take a comfortable seat. Softly close your eyes and lips. Relax your face and jaw. Begin to make the sound “mmmmmmmm” at whatever resonant tone is natural for you. Feel the vibration all around the tongue, lips, cheeks, jaw, ears, and throat. Imagine this sound vibrating loose any tension in the throat neck and jaw region. Letting go of the times you have had to bite your tongue or have had a lump in your throat from the fear of speaking up. Feel the vibration purifying and freeing your visuddha energy.

Now set your intention for this practice. To grease the wheels, here are some themes that relate to the fifth chakra: Communicating clearly, honestly, and with compassion; releasing fear of speaking up for yourself or for others; being a good listener; learning not to overtalk or dominate conversations; refraining from gossip. Feel free to use any of these or choose your own. As long as your intention feels true for you it has value.

Neck Release
From a comfortable seated position, extend your spine long and root down into your foundation. Reach your right arm out to the right. Gently begin to release your head and let it hang to the right. Drag your right shoulder and shoulder blade down to create a stable foundation. Now extend your left arm out about 6 inches above the floor and reach out and down to create some traction and a big stretch on the left side of the neck. Spend 5–10 breaths here. Be patient. It takes time for the blood to move through and heal tight and stiff muscle tissue, so try to hold for as long as you can without pain. Make sure your breath is deep and slow and your eyes and jaw remain relaxed. Gently return to center, pause for a moment, and notice the difference, then switch sides.

Seated Cat-Cow
In cross-legged seated position, bring your hands to your knees for leverage. As you inhale, arch your spine forward and gaze up, creating a backbend shape in the spine in a seated variation of Cow Pose (Bitliasana). As you exhale, pull the navel back toward the spine, hollowing front body in a seated variation of Cat Pose (Marjaryasana). As you inhale, head and tail move back and as you exhale, head and tail curl forward and in. This is a complete undulation of the spine that creates a compression and release action in the throat. Go slowly and let each movement span an entire inhalation or exhalation. Find a rhythm that feels good—fluid but not fast. Continue for 5–10 rounds.

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Knees-Chest-Chin
Ashtanga Namaskar
In this pose there are eight points of contact, which are meant to represent the eight limbs of Ashtanga Yoga as outlined by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutra. The eight points are feet, hands, knees, chest, and chin. From hands and knees, begin to dip the heart toward the floor. Keeping your buttocks up high, let your chest and chin touch down. You may need to scoot your knees back a bit depending on your flexibility. The front of the throat is extremely open in this pose. Go slowly and consciously. These days we spend so much time using devices that keep our chin stuck to our chest that this pose can be very intense. Spend 3 breaths here and then rest.

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Fish Pose
Matsyendrasana
To come into Fish Pose, begin lying flat on your back. Walk your hands under your sitting bones with palms face down. Squeeze the arms as close together as you can. Draw shoulder blades toward each other underneath you and pause. Notice how wide open the chest is already here. Moving from the back of the heart, begin to press into your elbows and lift the chest. Rest the top of your head lightly on the floor. Avoid both hanging and putting too much weight on the head. Press down through legs, hands, and elbows to keep your neck supported. Let your heart and throat open. Hold this pose for 5 breaths and then rest.

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Throat Chakra Chant + Meditation
Now that you have spent some time connecting with the fifth chakra through asana breath, and intention, please have a comfortable cross-legged seat. Keeping your eyes closed, begin to chant the bija mantra for visuddha chakra which is HAM. You may either chant it out loud or silently to yourself. Think of this mantra as a code. As you chant, the code begins to unpack itself and reveal to you the sacred intelligence of the fifth chakra energy center. As you chant this word HAM, try to sense the vibration of the sound all around the throat and neck. Feel free to experiment with pace and volume and chant in a way that resonates with you. Spend at least 2 minutes with your chant, more if you like.

Corpse Pose
Savasana
When you finish chanting, lie back in Savasana and consciously soften around the throat and neck. Release all thoughts and relax into the earth as you drift into a quiet and restful repose.   Above is from  YogaJournal.com,”Throat Chakra Tune-Up Practice byStephanie Snyder “who also has a soundtrack available.

SEE YALL LATER _Hopefully you will have day mindful of the energy opening your throat to speak your truth with loving compassion.

NAMASTE,                                                                                                                                              Priscilla

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Chakras, Sacral Chakra, yoga

Outstanding Orange Sacral Chakra MonDAY

OUTSTANDING ORANGE Sacral Chakra

Visualize your OUTSTANDING swirling bright orange sacral chakra two inches below your belly button. Breathe in orange to recharge this second chakra. Release negative emotions with each exhale as your orange energy gets brighter and brighter.

As you know, each of us has an energetic field that encases our body and internal organs. This energy, called bioenergy or chi, is responsible for life as it fulfills our need for subtle energy. The vortexes existing in this energetic field are called chakras. The chakras act as points of connection between our physical and non-physical (astral, extraphysical) bodies, enabling energies to flow from one of these vehicles of manifestation to the other. They are the means by which we absorb energy from and externalize energy to the environment, and exchange energy with others; therefore, they form the core system through which we sustain our energy levels, vitality and health.

When our OUTSTANDING swirling orange Sacral Chakra is open and balanced, we have an ability to take risks, we are creative, we are committed, are passionate, sexual and outgoing.  How’s that for awesomeness?!?
SOUNDS: Hum or whistle Musical Note D, or “Re” (ray) on the scale to vibrate with the Sacral Chakra’s energy.  Meditation Music: [1 Hour] Healing Tambura – Sacral Chakra Meditation Music | Taanpura & Harp Sounds Meditative Mind – Meditation Music

AROMAS: Jasmine EO, orange EO and Bergamot EO or  Essential Oil Spring Blend from March 20th

CRYSTALS: Citrine

MEDITATION:

Chant: “Vam”

Spend as long as possible in silent meditation

Close your eyes and take deep breath
Be aware of your body–do a scan of your body to find any area of tension. Breathe into them and release them
As you empty your mind of all other thoughts, feel the fluidity within your body and be reminded that you are a sensory being feeling, creating and enjoying the OUTSTANDING creative juiciness  of life.
Feel your body, while still on the outside, flowing like water on the inside full of potential.
This potential creates a nurturing sensation that cradles you. You are moved by its gentle rocking flow.
As you are saturated by the feeling of flowing potential imagine it flowing through the your body. This is the force behind your creativity and passion. It gives you a warm and fluid sensuality that is attractive and fills you with a vibrancy that resonates in all that you do
AFFIRMATION: I am a sensory being full of OUTSTANDING creative potential. “I embrace life with passion, joy and happiness. My senses are alive, well and connected.”

YOGA
Low Squat (Malasana)—The life lesson in the second chakra involves replacing guilt with forgiveness and acceptance.
This low squat pose focuses on the pelvis and allows you to be open and receptive physically, emotionally, and energetically in order to accept yourself fully.

—Squat with your feet as close together as possible. (Keep your heels on the floor if you can; otherwise, support them on a folded mat.)
—Separate your thighs slightly wider than your torso. Exhaling, lean your torso forward and fit it snugly between your thighs.
—Press your elbows against your inner knees, bringing your palms to together and resist the knees into the elbows. This will help lengthen your front torso.
—To go further, press your inner thighs against the sides of your torso. Reach your arms forward, then swing them out to the sides and notch your shins into your armpits. Press your finger tips to the floor, or reach around the outside of your ankles and clasp your back heels.
–Hold the position for 30 seconds to 1 minute, then inhale, straighten the knees, and stand.
Affirmation: I accept and forgive my OUTSTANDING self.

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Spending time and cultivating your creativity is such an important gift, even if it’s just 15 minutes out of your day. Art is a sacred, meditative act. The marks you make are precious and the quiet time you set aside for yourself is profound. Creativity is not about making a masterpiece, but rather simply showing up at the craft table. Do what makes you smile–whether it’s pushing paint around, cutting some paper, gluing a collage, or watching an art tutorial video. I believe this will seduce your muse out of hibernation and will also send a clear message that you are OUTSTANDINGLY worth it. You are worth your valuable time.

“To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.”~~Osho

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Chakras, Crown Chakra, essential oils, meditations, yoga

Springy Saturday CURIOUS Crown Chakra

The crown chakra is a door of universal energy and conscience through which 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,  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.

SPRING is one of the most wondrous of nature’s shocks.  Virginia Woolf wrote in her autobiography that “SHOCK receiving capacity is what is necessary for being an artist”.  Expression and creating in any medium, from rearranging your environment, planting a garden,  to writing a symphony, a novel or arranging forms  in paints, metal or words what is in your heart is JOY. Connect with the Universe and CREATE your own JOY with each and every breath.  Wear lavender or violet today,  and know that you are amazing, one with the universe and channeling the SOURCE.

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SOUNDS: Select Crown Chakra Meditation Music; Crown Chakra Meditation Thunderstorm Rain (B-123.47Hz) 1 hour

CRYSTALS: Amethyst

AROMAS:  Lavender

MEDITATION:As we move up the ladder, the higher chakras are more affected by meditation and inner work rather than physical work.

Lotus pose or Padamasana is one of the most opted poses for meditation as it neutralises blood pressure, balances the body and calms the mind. Directly tapping into the higher consciousness, half lotus pose extends the same benefits as a full lotus pose and is a great practice for beginners.

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Imagine feeling complete and in harmony with yourself and the universe. You understand your uniqueness within the big picture of life. What a fantastic place to be! Well….this is what this seventh chakra is all about…….spirituality, enlightenment, joy, purpose, curiosity and the way to your higher consciousness.

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Brow Chakra, Chakras, crystals, essential oils, yoga

Ingenious Indigo Third Eye Chakra

Ingenious, as in cleverly resourceful, describes our indigo  vortex of swirling POTENTIAL energy. Energy to see beyond the evident, to visualize the bigger picture if we have the intention of keeping the energy flowing and practice using the potential inherent within.

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Our third-eye, also known as the Brow Chakra, is a main point for external life energy (prana, chi) to enter and be distributed to the other chakras. It is also a key to ongoing spiritual development. Thus, keeping it as clear and balanced as possible is your ingenuity at work.

As humans we are energy transformers; we are alive and developing in proportion to how much of this 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.

Access to the universal energies and good physical and mental health is through meditation and intention.

Intentions such as:

“My mind is clear and agile.”
“I envision and create beauty and goodness.”
“My imagination is vivid and powerful.”
“I am open to the wisdom within me.”
“I am open to greater and greater spiritual awareness.”

SOUNDS: Strike up your Third-Eye Playlist or select some Meditation Music for the Brow Chakra.  One I found was: WARNING! Extremely Powerful Third Eye Opening Binaural Beat Meditation iGodMind Subliminal and Meditation Mind Movies

CRYSTALS: Azurite has long been used to guide psychic development and increase metaphysical powers. It raises consciousness to the highest level, facilitates a meditative channeling state, urges the soul toward enlightenment, and controls spiritual unfoldment. A powerful healing stone and energy conduit, Azurite challenges your view of reality, releasing programmed belief systems so that you move into the unknown without fear. Drawing out emotional debris and ancient fears, and given your intentions, cleanses the emotional body and brings about inner peace.

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AROMAS: Clary Sage  an oil all about “clarity”, giving you the ability to see clearly what is muddled, or to look ahead with vision and clarity at the possibilities.

Because Clary Sage oil is an aide in eliminating confusion and illusion, it’s often used on the brow and during meditation, contemplation, or creative work. It can help us see possibilities that we struggle to find when we’re lost in our own heads or thoughts and need to tap into something deeper, and, given intention, can bring light to dark places we’re struggling to move through. It helps us to open ourselves to intuition and inner wisdom to be guided by an understanding that is both deeper within and further beyond us.

MEDITATIONS: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.

Now spend as long as you desire in COMPLETE SILENT MEDITATION

YOGA:build awareness in your ajna chakra to begin to see everything in your life more clearly.
start by doing an awakening exercise for the ajna chakra. Take a comfortable seat. Softly close your eyes. Turn your gaze gently to your third eye, or the space between your eyebrows. Bring your hands to a prayer position and begin rubbing them together vigorously.

Once you have created a good amount of heat between your palms, cup them over your eyes. Let the eyes absorb the heat. Feel the heat soften any tension in or around the eyes. Repeat this process 3 times pausing to feel between each round.

Set Your Ajna Intention
Now set your intention for this practice. To grease the wheels, here are some themes that relate to the sixth chakra: Unlocking intuition; improving correct perception; seeing that you are connected to everyone and everything; inviting third eye wisdom to light your way. Feel free to use any of these or choose your own. As long as your intention feels true for you it has value.

Dolphin Plank
Come onto your hands and knees. Bring your elbows to the floor directly under your shoulders and bring your hands to Prayer (Anjali Mudra). Step the feet back as you straighten your legs behind you. The only points of contact with the floor are the balls of the feet and the forearms. Make your legs super strong, engage your belly and pull your front ribs in and up to widen the low back. This is a challenging pose, stick with it! Imagine the prayer hands and the third eye are connected by an invisible stream. That stream is your intention. Stay laser-focused on it for 5–10 breaths. Let your resolve to attach to something worthy of your attention make you strong. When you release the pose, rest on your belly.

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Eagle Pose
Garudasana
From standing bend your knees. Lift your right knee and stack it on top of your left. Then wrap your right foot behind your left shin if possible. Bring your arms to shoulder height and stack your left elbow on top of your right, wrapping the right hand into the left. Keep elbows bent at 90 degrees. Balance here bringing your hips down low. Encourage your knees to move toward the midline instead of skewing to one side. The word “garuda” means to devour. Let this pose devour ego, doubt, and fear, clearing the way for loving intention. Spend 5 breaths on this side and then switch.

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Warrior III Pose
Virabhadrasana III
From standing with arms by your side, engage your legs and begin to tip the pelvis forward. Send your left leg straight back and up until it is parallel to the floor. Extend the spine and head forward also keeping the upper body parallel to the floor. There should be plum line from the head to the left toes. Reach your arms straight back and firm the triceps. Lift your low belly to widen the low back and stand here strong and balanced. Connect with the third eye center and realize that the more we connect to everyone and everything, the easier it is for us to remain balanced even in the least stable conditions. Stay here for 5 breaths, soft but strong.

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Dolphin Pose
This pose is similar to Downward-Facing Dog except its done on the forearms. Begin on your hands and knees. Place your elbows directly under your shoulders and bring your hands to anjali mudra as you did in Dolphin Plank. Tuck your toes and lift your hips up and back as you straighten your legs. Feet should be about hip-width apart. Firm your shoulder blades into the ribs and lift the shoulders away from the ears to free your neck. Walk your feet in a little closer to your arms, bring the thumbs of your prayer mudra to the third eye. Spend 3 breaths here, bringing all of your attention to the third eye center.

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Child’s Pose
Balasana
Time to rest! From hands and knees, ease the sitbones back onto the heels into Child’s Pose. Gently rest your forehead on the earth, reach your arms forward and take 5 slow breaths. Let the gentle pressure on the third eye sink you deeper into a meditative and insightful repose. Allow your whole body to release deeply.

from slide show, Third-Eye Chakra Tune-Up Practice By Stephanie Snyder

SEE YA LATER:  SEE beyond the obvious to the INGENIOUS, the miracle, in each moment of awareness throughout your day

NAMASTE,                                                                                                                                                                              Priscilla

 

 

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Chakras, essential oils, meditations, Throat Chakra, yoga

Truthful Thursday Throat Chakra

The Throat Chakra, associated with Thursdays, Sky Blue, Truth and with your Self Expression and Communication is a vortex of POTENTIAL energy.  It is a pathway for your life energy to flow as you express to yourself and others what is in your heart–your TRUTH.

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Vishuddha, throat chakra,  is the bridge from the heart chakra to the upper most spiritual energy centers. A person with a balanced 5th chakra will express the emotions in their heart, may express their joy for life through song, desires harmonious connection with others and focuses on appreciation of global matters instead of fixating on nationality.

When our throat chakra is in balance, we are able to listen and communicate well. When we are having trouble expressing ourselves, or having trouble with communication (being unable to say what you want to say to others and/or not truly listening to what you are being told) the throat chakra is unbalanced and the energy is throttled and flipped around willy-nilly.  This imbalance will first resonate as a tingle, tickle, ache, lump, cough, trouble swallowing or sensitivity  in the throat region stemming anywhere from the base of the neck to the ears.

As soon as the emotional issue has been resolved through meditation(read that as cleaning out negativity cobwebs), the symptoms will clear up or simply completely vanish.
When in balance the throat chakra offers us faithfulness to our true selves, an ability to express ourselves and our ideas, good communication skills,  and truthfulness.

 

SOUNDS: Meditation Music for the Throat Chakra.  One I found was Open Throat Chakra/Meditation Music and Vibrations at 384 hz by Meditative Music-Meditative Mind

AROMAS:  Diffuse  Frankincense, Camomile, Lavender or Sandalwood

You can also make a throat chakra self-Expression Mist to be worn as a body spray: 8 drops lavender essential oil, 4 drops coriander essential oil, 8 drops bergamot essential oil, 8 drops frankincense essential oil and 1/2 cup  water.  Mix in mister bottle then shake rather vigorously then mist  on yourself and all about when desired.

CRYSTALS: Crystals which vibrate near the same frequency as  the Throat Chakra are  Celestite, Lapis Lazuli,  and Turquoise…..  Let your intentions for expressing your compassionate heart clearly to yourself and others be known for the crystals and aromas to be most effective.  Repeat your intentions frequently throughout the day and notice the power of the fragrances and crystals.
Blue celestite                                                                                                                        Celestine Crystal from Pinterest

MEDITATION:
One way to connect with the swirling blue throat chakra is to chant. Take a comfortable seat. Softly close our eyes and lips. Relax your face and jaw. Begin to make the sound “mmmmmmmmm” at whatever resonant tone is natural for you( ’so’ on the scale if you desire) Feel the vibration all around the tongue, lips, cheeks, jaw, ears and throat. Imagine this sound vibrating loose any tension in the throat, neck and jaw region. Let go of the times you have had to bite your tongue or have had a lump in your throat from the fear of speaking up. Feel the vibration purifying and freeing your throat energy.

YOGA:
From a comfortable seated position, tend your spine long and root down into your foundation. Reach your right arm out to the right. Gently begin to release your head and let it hang to the right. Drag your right shoulder and shoulder blade down to create a stable foundation. Now extend your left arm out about 6 inches above the floor and reach out and down to create some traction and a big stretch on the left side of the neck. Spend 5-10 breaths here. Be patient. It takes time for the blood to move through and heal tight and stiff muscle tissue, so try to hold for as long as you can without pain. Make your breaths deep and slow and keep your eyes and jaw relaxed. Gently return to center, pause for a moment, and notice the difference, then switch sides.
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Fish pose——Relax for a bit in the Corpse Pose. Stay flat on your back and bring your feet together. With your arms straight by your sides, lay your palms on the floor, then tuck your hands underneath your buttocks. When ready arch your spine tilting your head back 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.

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Drink plenty of water today—and every day.  Add lemons and lime, sans sweeteners, to spike the water and keep your pH alkaline.  Apples and peaches can also help to cleanse, clear and open our throat chakra.

Try to spend some of your day in connection with blue skies, calm, still water or the open sea as you are aware of , listening to and expressing your feelings–your TRUE self– genuinely and without fear of what other may think.  Believe in your ability to courageously come forward and tell your truth. Infuse your projects with this kind of daring drive.

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Love,
Priscilla

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Chakras, essential oils, Heart Chakra, meditations, Spring, yoga

Spring Green Heart Chakra Wednesday

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OSHO: Chapter 5: In the Litter of the Wayside
“A sannyasin is a plant, a sprout-soft, delicate. The seed is never in danger, remember. What danger can there be for the seed? It is absolutely protected. But the plant is always in danger, the plant is very soft. The seed is like a stone, hard, hidden behind a hard crust. But the plant has to pass through a thousand and one hazards. That is the second stage; the seed dissolving into the soil, the man disappearing as an ego, disappearing as a personality, becoming a plant.
The third possibility, which is even more rare, because not all plants are going to attain to that height where they can bloom into flowers, a thousand and one flowers. Very few human beings attain to the second stage, and very few of those who attain the second stage attain the third, the stage of the flower. Why can’t they attain the third stage, the stage of the flower? Because of greed, because of miserliness, they are not ready to share because of a state of unlovingness.
Courage is needed to become a plant, and love is needed to become a flower. A flower means the tree is opening up its heart, releasing its perfume, giving its soul, pouring its being into existence. The seed can become a plant although it is difficult to drop the armor, but in one way it is simple. The seed will only be gathering more and more, accumulating more and more; the seed  only takes from the soil. The tree only takes from the water, from the air, from the sun; its greed is not disturbed, on the contrary, its ambition is fulfilled. It goes on becoming bigger and bigger. But a moment comes when you have taken so much that now you have to share. You have been benefitted so much, now you have to serve. God has given you so much, now you have to thank, be grateful-and the only way to be grateful is to shower your treasures, give them back to existence, be as unmiserly as existence has been with you. Then the tree grows into flowers, it blossoms.
And the fourth stage is that of fragrance. The flower is still gross, it is still material, but the fragrance is subtle, it is almost something nonmaterial. You cannot see it, it is invisible. You can only smell it, you cannot break it, you cannot grasp it. A very sensitive understanding is needed to have a dialogue with the fragrance. And beyond fragrance there is nothing. The fragrance disappears into the universe, becomes one with it.
These are the four states of the seed, and these are the four stages of man too. Don’t remain a seed. Gather courage-courage to drop the ego, courage to drop the securities, courage to drop the safeties, courage to be vulnerable. But then don’t remain a tree, because a tree without flowers is poor. A tree without flowers is empty, a tree without flowers is missing something very essential. It has no beauty-without love there is no beauty. And it is only through flowers that the tree shows its love. It has taken so much from the sun and the moon and from the earth; now it is time to give!
Life has to attain a balance always. You have taken so much, now give it. Become a flower! Only when you become a flower is there a possibility of disappearing as a fragrance. But then too, remember, don’t remain a closed flower, don’t remain a bud; otherwise your fragrance will not be released. And unless your fragrance is released, you are not free, you are in a bondage.”

image       ‘Opening Rose-bud by x—eLLiE—x on Deviant Art

SOUNDS: Choose Meditation Music for the Heart Chakra–YouTube has a wide variety of choices.   One I found was Karunesh Heart Chakra Meditation by My Happy Week

CRYSTALS: “The fair and lovely Rose Quartz, with its gentle pink essence, is a stone of the heart, a Crystal of Unconditional Love. It carries a soft feminine energy of compassion and peace, tenderness and healing, nourishment and comfort. It speaks directly to the Heart Chakra, dissolving emotional wounds, fears and resentments, and circulates a Divine loving energy throughout the entire aura. Reawakening the heart to its own innate love, it provides a deep sense of personal fulfillment and contentment, allowing one the capacity to truly give and receive love from others. [Raphaell, Simmons, & Hall]

Called the Heart Stone, Rose Quartz may have been used as a love token as early as 600 B.C. and is still an important talisman of relationships as it supports connection within groups and community, and carries a high spiritual attunement to the Earth, Universe, and the Divine. [Eason, 50][Simmons, 331][Hall, 236]

Rose Quartz also inspires the love of beauty, in oneself and others, in nature, and especially that which stimulates the imagination – art, music and the written word. [Melody]  “(from crystal vaults.com)

AROMAS:Heart-yang  deficiency needs an oil that awakens the spirit, for instance jasmine, petitgrain, peppermint, myrrh, rose and frankincense………

Sandalwood  has a calming, harmonizing effect and takes away fears and anxiety. It is indicated for hot, agitated emotional states that lead to headaches, insomnia and nervous exhaustion. It is also bitter and astringent, and useful for removing problems of a hot, inflammatory and catarrhal nature. It can be used in all healing work and connects all the chakras one with the other. It connects us to the earth whilst providing health for the mind and consciousness. It settles anxiety, brings self-esteem and opens the heart to receiving healing energy. Yogis describe sandalwood as ‘oil that has a fragrance of the subtle body and the centre of highest insight and enlightenment’

MEDITATION:

Chant Meditation:
The Heart Chakra (Anahata) as our energy point of love and compassion is located  physically just behind the heart area. This chakra can be incredibly powerful when used as a focus for meditation.

Sit cross-legged. Let the tips of your index finger and thumb touch. Put your left hand on your left knee and your right hand in front of the lower part of your breast bone (so a bit above the solar plexus).
Concentrate on the Heart chakra at the spine, level with the heart.
Chant the sound YAM.

YOGA:

Why do we practice? To understand the essence of the Self, to unpack the layers of this Truth. There is no end, just as there is no beginning. Every breath, every muscular integration, each moment of physical and mental connection opens new channels towards understanding. We practice to become intimate with our nature. From there, all else becomes more easeful. By Shira Atkins
Sequence:
1.Down Facing Dog,

2.Low Lunge. From Downward-Facing Dog , step your right foot forward. Gently release your left knee to the floor and reach the arms up into a Low Lunge. Square your hips toward the front end of your mat. Bring your left hand to your left hip, reaching your right arm up. You may stay here or slide your left hand down the inner left leg as your curl your spine back, in, and up to open the heart into a deeper backbend. Next, actively press your left hand into your inner right leg and as the leg and hand resist each other you will feel stronger and avoid sinking into the low back. Isometrically, hug your left knee and right foot in toward each other, this will lift the pelvic floor and help you draw your low belly in and up. Finally press down through your right foot and let the heart fly up a little more. Spend 5 breaths here. change sides

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3. Down Facing Dog
4. High Lunge with Shoulder Opener From Downward-Facing Dog, step your right foot forward and rise up into a High Lunge. The right knee is bent at a right angle and the left leg is reaching long and straight behind you. Reach your arms behind you and interlace the fingers. Move your pelvic bones down, as the heart rises up and opens. Lift your low belly and widen your collarbones. Gaze upward without jamming your neck and feel for the spacious of the rising heart energy. Spend 5 breaths here and then repeat on other side

Warrior I Pose
4. Down Dog
5. Child’s pose

SEE YA LATER:  I am thinking of Forgiveness as a fertilizer, or impetus to growth that allows love to grow, blossom and rise as a fragrance:

Let your heart Crumble.                                                                                                                               Into an infinite amount                                                                                                                                     Of tiny, precious seeds.                                                                                                                                Then plant love                                                                                                                                      Everywhere you go…..~Anita Krizzan

LOVE,                                                                                                                                                                     Priscilla

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Chakras, meditations, Solar Plexus Chakra, yoga

Stupendous Solar Energy Infatuation

It is infatuation I know

Just  good ole Solar Plexus Glow

The swirling yellow belly show

Is confident power, don’t you know!

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Solar Plexus painting

Stupendous Solar Plexus Chakra Speaks:
“I am your gateway to inner authority,
your personal strength of will, self-esteem, and commitment!                                                                                                         I am the place where you absorb what has come to you from without,                                                                                         choose what you will do with it within,                                                                                                                                               and what outward actions you will take in response,                                                                                                                     where you choose what you will retain,                                                                                                                                                 and what you will release.”

 

SOUNDS:  Put on some Solar Plexus Meditation Music.  One that I found was Mediation for Solar Plexus Chakra by Ellaeenah Jade Fire

AROMAS: For some energetic enhancement diffuse Rosemary and Lemon EO’s to increase the vibration in your glowing spinning solar Plexus located in your stomach area.

CRYSTALS: Energize crystals of  Citrine,Peridot and/or Amber with your intention to feel and own your own power.

MEDITATION:   Put your hands before your stomach, slightly below your solar plexus. Let the fingers join at the tops, all pointing away from you. Cross the thumbs. It is important to straighten the fingers.

Concentrate on this stupendously bright sunshine energy vortex located on the inside of your spine, a bit above the level of the navel.
Chant the sound RAM.

YOGA:

The best solar plexus chakra yoga poses are those that strengthen your core and help you to feel more powerful and confident:

Warrior 1 is a strong pose that establishes a firm connection with the earth and opens up the solar plexus area—Stand in Mountain Pose , Take a deep breath and on an exhale step your left foot back about 3.5 feet.
Turn your left foot to about 45 degree angle. Make sure your left foot is firmly planted and touching the ground.
On an exhale, bend your right knee over the right ankle, so that your shin is perpendicular to the floor. If you can, bring your right thigh parallel with the floor.
Raise your arms above your head and touch the palms together (as in prayer position).
Breathe deeply and hold the position for one minute.
Bend your knees and step your feet back together. Repeat on the other side.

Warrior I Pose

SEE YA LATER:  Go forth with your STUPENDOUS powerfully energizing glow, knowing your are loveable and empowered.

Digest what empowers you
to shine your light
in the world
Eliminate what does not” Roslyn McGrath

“When you know yourself you are empowered. When you accept yourself you are invincible.”– Tina Lifford and me

LOVE,                                                                                                                                                                                                             Priscilla

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