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Day Ten

Yogi Bhajan said, “We meditate so that our minds can be sharp and alert.  We chant mantras so that our souls may ignite like candles.  We walk in the light of this beauty.”  I light a candle and practice this meditation to express my solidarity with shamans who Ignite the One Heart Fire in a ceremony that is being held May 24, 2017 by the San Bushmen of southern Africa.  It is that simple.  It is that timeless.  Now I bask in the infinite beauty of these moments before the fire starts.

Humble prayer:

May the purifying influence of fire destroy all the errors we have made in our thoughts, in our words, and in our actions.  May the ashes of that which is destroyed be carried by the Ninth Wave of Creation to our future as beings who engage in communion and realize unity consciousness.  May humanity walk in the light of the One Heart Fire.

Sat Nam!

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Day Four

We enjoy the many ways to communicate in this world—cell phone, facebook, e-mail, blogs, TED Talks, television, youTube.

Are we able to list the different ways in which we experience and engage in communion?

Through an experience of communion, I came to connect with the San Bushmen in southern Aftrica.

How did I come to dedicate my personal meditation practice for these few days to the San Bushmen in Bostwana?  My passport claims I am an American.  According to mainstream statistics, I am someone who is not supposed to be able to point out Bostwana on a map.  So, why have I recently come to focus so much energy on the San Shamans and the igniting of the One Heart Fire?

Through silent communion.

Part of me wishes that I could confess a mystical secret that the Bushmen appeared to me in a vision while I was deep in meditation.  Alas, that is not what happened at all.

I came across this article online that discussed the importance of May 24, 2017.  I read the article with mild curiosity.  But then that curiosity expanded into a flourishing feeling of connection, an ecstatic and strong sensory impulse that I was supposed to make myself a participant in this event.  My whole body yearned to be involved somehow.  This strong sensory impulse that felt really good all over my body was communion.  Some force that is benevolent and divine overtook me and linked me to the San Shamans in southern Africa without much of my doing anything.

It is well-known yogic wisdom that wherever we place our attention, our energy goes there.  There are countless events occurring every moment, countless choices of things and people and events and objects for me to place my attention.

For now, I am consciously choosing to place my meditative mindful attention on this Ignite the One Heart Fire sacred event being held by the San Bushmen in southern Africa that will take place on May 24, 2017.  Why?  Because I have refined my intuition to the degree that my intuition guides me to focus on this event in this way.  This is how Kundalini energy works.  It is not woo woo or voodoo or making me shoot lighting bolts out my third eye or levitate (though my skeptical husband still waits to see evidence such as this as proof this practice “works”).  There is no sensational mystery here.  I am simply growing a refined human sensory system.  Through daily practice, I am able to refine my sensory system, and through a stroke of Grace, I was just given this gift of an experience of profound communion with strangers who live and move very far away from me.

Wahe Guru!

Humble Prayer:

May we realize that Unity Consciousness exists whether or not human beings or the planet Earth exists.  May this realization make us humble and ready to bow and open up to receive the blessings of Unity Consciousness.  May we realize our potential as expressions of Unity Consciousness.  May the Beloved Creator keep us safe and warm us by the light of this One Heart.  Love to All!  Sat Nam!

Please join me in practicing the Maha Gyan Agni Pranayam and ignite your wisdom on into the One Heart.

40 Days of Radiant Words

Day Eight

The body is a fiesta.  The five senses continually provide gifts.  We can regard the five senses as more than methods of perception of our environment and our physical being.  The five sense have a subtle energy component that guide us through a portal to dwell in and celebrate our metaphysical being.

Today I saw a child take some first steps.  Touched by light, I AM this growth and transformation that I see before me.

Today I heard my daughter singing her favorite pop song.  Immersed in an ocean of sound, I remember the presence of angels, saints, sages, and my own inner truth that vibrates endlessly.

Today I tasted spiced tea and hot buttered toast.  Taste invigorates the buds on the tongue and enlightens me.

Today I could smell the ganja in an auto mechanics truck.  Smell is knowing.

Today, as I pulled the trash can in from the street, I touched the sticky webs that surround the handles on the trash can.  Touch electrifies me.

If it weren’t for this body, this soul would have no way of knowing the fascination and mystery that exists within every atom of everything in this earth existence.  The body is a fiesta!

May we sense that every word is a world.  May we sense that every sensation is a portal through which the body and the soul relate to one another in an embrace of infinite gratitude.

Please join me in practicing this meditation for 11 minutes for 40 days:  Meditation to Develop the Radiant Body.

Throughout the 40 days, please continue to reflect on this question:

What would I think, write, or say if I knew that whatever I think, write, and say must happen?

If you have questions or comments, please contact me at lightforceyoga@gmail.com.

40 Days of Radiant Words

Day Six

I’d like to continue to reflect on the body as a fiesta.

Today’s radiant words are from The Radiance Sutras by Lorin Roche

Whenever you dissolve into helpless laughter–transported by a magic show, antics or jokes, having your armpits tickled, drenched by a sudden shower, or any of Nature’s tricks–dive into the source of that laughter.  Surrender to the surge of joy illuminating the essence of reality.

Let’s tickle one another’s armpits!  Let’s dwell in the body’s all-pervading sense of joy.  Feel your voice laughing.  Accept this as true reality.

May we laugh and may this laughter be an expression that connects us to our radiance.

Please join me in practicing this meditation for 11 minutes every day for 40 days:  Meditation to Develop the Radiant Body

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40 Days of Radiant Words

Day Five

What words do you use when you pray?  Prayerful words are radiant words.  Repeat prayers often; they are radiant communication.

Here is my radiant prayer for today:

May every word I speak, think, or write keep me close to the divine teacher within me.

Please join me:  11 minutes a day for 40 days will have a lasting impact.  Here’s instruction for the meditation:  Meditation to Develop the Radiant Body

Any questions, please e-mail me at  lightforceyoga@gmail.com

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Diamond Mind, Creator’s Mind

Day One

You ever wonder what goes on inside God’s mind?  Perhaps you wish you could read God’s mind?

Does God sit, breathe, and mentally vibrate, God and me, me and God, are One?

Well, who cares?  I just wanted to write that opening to get you reading this blog post.  Did it work?  Are you with me?  Great.  Let’s cozy up.  Please, read on.

Our minds have facets, like gemstones have facets.  Light and shadow play off these facets in the form of a variety of projections.  What a gift!  Good thing the exploration, cultivation, and relating to the mind can become a never-ending adventure.

Lately, I have been practicing a meditation called “Karani Kriya” from Yogi Bhajan’s book The Mind: It’s Projections and Multiple Facets.

This meditation cultivates the facet of the human mind that projects receptivity, enthusiasm, and appreciation.  According to the meditation instruction, “This kriya will help the aspirant find the source of creativity that is in the heart.  It solves the problem of finding how to make a lucrative livelihood and satisfy the soul at the same time.”

Great!  This is perfect.  Too often too many souls experience the ways that pressure of making a living can seem to starve the soul.  I know I have had this experience.

I have worked as a teacher of English as a Second Language for some years now.  I have felt “burned out” from teaching because it seemed to me that I was putting in so much energy and enthusiasm while students didn’t seem to care one bit.  Or, they would not complete assignments.  Most frustrating to me was when those whom I regarded as the “best” students would end up cheating on the exams.

I quit teaching ESL for a while, sure that such an occupation was not feeding my soul.  I supposed I would have been more satisfied teaching poetry or literature or creative writing.  I fell into a depression regarding myself as a failure.  I felt small and meaningless.  I felt like a superfluous person, a cog, a pawn, a squirming creature in a sea of struggles.

What’s more, my husband is an attorney who works long hours suing institutions that commit fraud.  As it turns out, one of the schools that I had worked for in New York City was run by the Career Education Corporation, a for-profit institution that practiced illegal recruiting methods to get students to sign up for its programs and receive loans from the government that would eventually leave these students in severe debt with no opportunities for employment after graduating with a degree that meant little or nothing in the working world.  The thought that I had been employed by such an institution sent my stomach turning in disgust.

After taking time off to birth and raise babies, financial necessity urges me to return to teaching ESL as a substitute teacher.

Now, being a substitute certainly lacks glamour and prestige.  I show up to fill in for the usual teacher, and I return home at the end of the day knowing I will never see those students again.  It all feels quite empty and grey.  Thank goodness there’s yoga.  My practice gives me the determination to meditate and grow to live consciously conscious, grow reverent and soulful with the circumstances I live with now.

Also, I refuse to work for any for-profit institution that promises a useless degree.  I work at a tiny school where students come from all over the world to learn English.  That is all that is promised; that is all they receive.  The cost is fair, and the product is authentic.  And I intend to grow to embrace my livelihood with reverence.  This is my mind’s current adventure.  At this point, I still feel a little resistant, still wishing I had been able to pursue a more prestigious path, a more glamorous, celebrated career, a sexier occupation, a more leadership-type job.

But I am willing to open up to the possibility of engaging my Diamond Mind, Creator’s Mind working with what I’ve got.

Our minds are sacred texts.  If I could read yours, I would.  I would sit in a sacred space and read your mind aloud for hours on end.  I would read your mind and quote from it, its poetry, its song, its scripture.  I’d read your mind, and invite the world listen and celebrate your mind’s deep beauty, its complicated mix of light, shadow, facets, aspects, projections, and functions. I’d read your mind with complete faith that by reading, feeling, and sharing what goes on deep within your mind, a great, eternal blessing is conferred upon the One Mind that moves the whole Universe.

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