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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Halloween/Samhain Ritual

     During Halloween, Samhain is its ancient name, the veil between the worlds is thin. The truth is the veil between the worlds is always thin when we lift the veil within our minds that separates us from seeing ourselves as pure consciousness who lives in multiple dimensions. This Halloween both the sun and the moon are in Scorpio, so astrologically it's a perfect time to gaze deeply into the depths of yourself, look at your fears, the power you give them and begin the let go process.

    Consider doing a solitary candlelight gazing meditation ritual where you allow your deep seated fears to surface. Here you can feel them, say goodbye to them and observe how they transform into your empowerment. If you celebrate this time by exploring beyond your believed safety zones by taking part in the thrills and chills of Halloween by going to dress up parties, watching scary movies, attending parades and more, be sure to take the hands of whoever you are with to share the theme of letting go. Courageously walk up to death and say "Hello!"

Friday, October 7, 2016

Chakra Study Notes

In preparation for my Chakra Study special class Friday Oct. 7th 6-9pm at Ramapo College of New Jersey in the Krame Center I created some chakra art along with some notes to ease one's understanding of our energy body. My suggestion in digesting this post is observing the artwork and reading each chakra's notes and feeling what comes up without over analyzing it. If you over think it you just may miss feeling your chakra body.

Chakras are 7 wheels of light that spin and shine bright within our energetic field. Life's stresses and struggles can shut them down yet we can break open our 7 seals of light with breath work, yoga and meditation practice. The gift that comes from blooming your light body open like a lotus flower is your truth is revealed and from there the magic you've been waiting for happens.

Above is an image of the first chakra, Muladhara Chakra. The bija mantra is LAM, the color is red and it's element is earth. This chakra is found in the base of your pelvis. It is your survival center which governs your home, family, money and holds your space in being a part of supporting the whole universe.

It's healing affirmations: I am strong. I am safe. I am grounded.

The second chakra is Svadhisthana Chakra. It sits in the center of the hips and rules relationships. The color is orange and the mantra is VAM. Water is the element which makes it all move.

Healing affirmations: I like. I dislike. I create. I am worthy of pleasure and love.

The third chakra is Manipura Chakra. It sits in between the navel and solar plexus. The mantra is RAM, the color is yellow and the element is fire which shines as bright as the sun. This golden flame fuels your digestion and houses your truth and ego.

Healing affirmations: I manifest my dreams as I connect to the universe.

The fourth chakra is Anahata Chakra. It rests in the heart center, the center of the chest and it's key is the breath. YAM is it's mantra, air is the element and green is the color which opens you to love and eliminates fear.

Healing affirmation: I am love. I give. I receive in gratitude. I forgive.

The fifth chakra is Visshudha Chakra. It sits in the throat and represents communication. It's color is blue like the sky, the mantra is HAM and the element is space. When this energy center is balanced your words are pure.

Healing affirmation: I listen. I have clear and compelling words. I lovingly speak my truth.

The sixth chakra is Ajna Chakra. It shines within the third eye which is in between your eyebrows. It is the color of the twilight sky. This blue/purple energy center's element is space and it's bija mantra is OM. When your clear this center, your mind is quiet and you see clearly.

Healing affirmations: I see the big picture and I accept my path.

The seventh chakra is Sahasrara Chakra. It's pure white light that's shining down on your crown. It's mantra is OM and the element is space. A thousand petal lotus that has bloomed wide open and unites you with your supreme soul.

Healing affirmations: I am fully connected. I am limitless. I am blissful. I am love. I am understanding.