Full Moon / New Moon Women's Collective Book Club

Summer Book Club Series to further discuss the idea of the Triple Goddess: Maiden-Mother-Crone.

Hosted at Indio by Wendy Sease and facilitated by Aubrey Zinaich. Wendy will have copies of our book in store for purchase. There are no other costs associated with this Club…buy a book, show up and share your thoughts! We will be reading several chapters for the course of three months from Clarissa Pinkola Estets classic book: Women Who Run with the Wolves.

First Topic of discussion will center around Chapter 2
”Stalking the Intruder: The Beginning Initiation”

Please email me with any questions and also if you plan to attend

aubrey.zinaich@gmail.com

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"We forget sometimes to be Vast"

A number of us "Triangle Kundalini Yoga" teachers recently embarked upon a Level 2 training module together called Transformation:  Mind & Meditation. It involves a deeply personal Sadhana practice with a 90 day meditation specifically chosen by each Teacher to help balance an aspect of their own Mind.  Today is day 16 for me.  The practice of Kundalini Yoga is like peeling the off the layers of an identity onion.  We place ideas of identity on ourselves for who we should be, what we should be:  boss, mother, woman, leader, creator, victim and on and on.  We aren't the only ones who give us these identities.  We learn them and are given them by our parents, by our partners, by our friends, by our communities.  Under it all we are all alike and yet we completely forget that we all belong to the same thing and to the same place and that we are all stardust.  Event when we do the work we forget to be vast under the struggle of the peeling.  Sometimes in my own peeling and burning and transformation I come up for air and see my own vastness, and I am filled with can only be described as Love.  Keep peeling my friends, keep peeling.  I think that I will continue to peel and burn until there is no more Prana left in this body and that helps remind me to be in the vastness, that I am in the vastness.


"When you acknowledge your vastness, you have manners.  Your mind supports your projection.  The evidence of that is love.  Love is the living power of Infinity.  Where there's a love, there's no question.  Where theres' a question, there's no love."  
--Yogi Bhajan 

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March Offerings

 
 
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The High Priestess

What does it mean to be a High Priestess?  This question keeps coming up for me since the last "Full Moon Women's Collective" maybe because she is closely associated with Virgo.  In traditional Rider-Waite symbolism we often think of the passive, receptive feminine energy that dwells on the moon and on intuition.  She guards the esoteric mysteries; she is a keeper of secrets.  She is connected to the energy of the seasons and to the lunar cycles.  She is in touch with herself.  She carries the divine within her.  She can be a solitary person, someone who seeks quiet reflection, internal dialogue.  There have been many times where I have felt the need for quiet and for deep reflection on my life.  She has always been there for me; she holds space.

I have been inspired over the past decade by the real life High Priestesses who have come into my life, some staying for long periods of time, some only for a brief beautiful moment.  All of these sisters, mothers, daughters and friends have been strong and delicate women who have held space for each other.  I believe that the Sacred Mother and the Divine Feminine are present in us all, and that we all carry them deeply within every cell of our bodies.  I want to honor that sacredness.  I posit that the true High Priestess is she who no longer sits alone on her Blue Throne, but it is she who works in community with her fellow women.  Some are loud some are quiet.  Some of these women you will notice and some you may not.  Being a High Priestess does not necessarily mean that you are a leader, or the life of the party.  It does mean that you are sensitive, intuitive person in the flow of your own body, seeking out ways to create space and ritual for yourself and your tribe.  The High Priestess is she who uplifts her fellow sisters, mothers and daughters and helps all women to find their voices no matter how big or quiet.

This sacred divine energy that goes by many names...I like to use Adi Shakti...does not just live within those of us who where born as women it lives within all beings.  The more that we recognize it and celebrate it in all people the better off our planet will be.  I invite you over this next month during Pisces Season as we conclude the year of the Zodiac and before the turn of the Spring Equinox to deeply connect with your own Adi Shakti, your own High Priestess.  I invite you to seek out people, places, pastimes, rituals and frequencies that nurture you, that ignite your feelings of compassion and tolerance, that heighten your intuition and that bring you peace, joy and community.

Sat Nam,
Aubrey
 

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Full Moon in Venus:  Projection & Prosperity

How can we use the natural energy of the Universe to aid us on our journey for self-fulfillment?  The Full Moon Women's Collective is intended for women who are interested in learning more about the natural energies surrounding us.  Each Collective Meeting we will discuss that particular month's moon energy, how to work with it and have open conversations about being women in this Age of Aquarius.  March's Full SuperMoon is in Libra the sign of Balance and governed by Venus the goddess of love, desire, prosperity & victory.  In this workshop we will explore how our identities are defined by others, and how we can break out from these restraints to gain victory over our own personal identities. We will work together to build a Ritual for this Full Moon to focus our deepest personal desires of projection and prosperity, and we will build a Ritual to carry us through to the next Dark Moon. Bring a journal and a pen.

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Spring Equinox Workshop

Please join me at Threehouse Studios for my second annual Spring Equinox and Full Moon workshop.  Kundalini yoga is called the yoga of awareness.  The Kundalini energy is vitality, creativity and consciousness.  As we practice, this energy becomes awakened within us.  Kundalini combines posture, breath, hand positioning, sound and eye focus to produce a powerful experience and a shift in mind, body and spirit.  In this workshop we will give our bodies and minds a "spring cleaning," clearing out our subconscious minds and auric fields from their winter hibernations.  You will emerge feeling renewed, refreshed and radiant. 

Price for this workshop is $20. You can register in advance on the Threehouse Studios’ website.

Please email me with any questions: aubrey.zinaich@gmail.com


If you haven't registered yet for YogaFest 2019 consider doing it today!   "You Call This Yoga is a non-profit organization comprised of yoga teachers and advisors who provide yoga classes that are accessible and adaptable for all people. Dedicated to improving people’s health, our focus is on serving physically challenged and underserved populations in Wake and Durham counties."  I am so excited to announce that I will be leading a Kundalini Yoga & Meditation class at this year's festival. Click  here  to jump to their website for more details.

If you haven't registered yet for YogaFest 2019 consider doing it today!

"You Call This Yoga is a non-profit organization comprised of yoga teachers and advisors who provide yoga classes that are accessible and adaptable for all people. Dedicated to improving people’s health, our focus is on serving physically challenged and underserved populations in Wake and Durham counties."

I am so excited to announce that I will be leading a Kundalini Yoga & Meditation class at this year's festival. Click here to jump to their website for more details.

 

Full Moon Women's Collective

I am looking forward to introducing you to a new type of workshop at Indio over the next several moths.  I am beyond elated to be working on this project.  The goal is to bring women together to discuss topics that concern all of us at every age and every stage of our evolution and growth.  

The first workshop kicks off this February under the Full Supermoon in Virgo.  Our theme is "Tending Our Inner Flame."  What a great way to start the conversation with my favorite Virgo and Indio's very extraordinary shop owner, Wendy Sease.

How can we use the natural energy of the Universe to aid us on our journey for self-fulfillment?  The Full Moon Women's Collective is intended for women who are interested in learning more about the natural energies surrounding us.  Each Collective Meeting we will discuss that particular month's moon energy, how to work with it and have open conversations about being women in this Age of Aquarius.  February's Full Supermoon is in Virgo the sign of the Vestal Virgin.  In this workshop we will discuss ideas of owning our own bodies, minds and spirits.  The Vestal Virgins worked in service of the goddess Vesta, the goddess of the hearth, fire & home.  How can we tend our own fires?  How can we create more self-love?  How can we use the energy of this particular time of the month in our daily lives?  Under this full moon we will gather to center ourselves, connect with our inner truths, and work on developing intimacy with ourselves, both our Shadow and our Light.  Bring a journal and a pen.

Please sign up by clicking here to access the Indio website. Space is limited.

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Let's go on retreat...to Greece!

Join me this summer for a fantastic Kundalini Experience of Light & Sound co-hosted by Amanda May. Recharge your batteries and help out with a service oriented project on the island of Amorgos at the tip of the Cyclades. Early Bird Discount available until FEB 1st…take a look on the True Nature Travels page.

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Happy New Year...New Classes and Times

Happy New Year…may you find peace and light no matter how you celebrate this season.

Good Bye 2018…Hello 2019

Good Bye 2018…Hello 2019

January Classes

Monday Mornings
4:30am - 7:00am
Aquarian Sadhana at Kundalini Yoga Durham
1215 Carroll Street 27707

Monday Evenings
5:30pm - 6:45pm
Kundalini Yoga & Meditation at Kundalini Yoga Durham
1215 Carroll Street 27707

Wednesday Mornings
10:30am - 11:30am
Kundalini Yoga & Meditation at Global Breath Studio
119 West Main Street 27701

Thursday Mornings
9:00am - 10:15am
Kundalini Yoga & Meditation at Mid-South Fencers’ Club
125 North Gregson Street 27701

December 2018

Peru Retreat...where do I even start...

Thank you so much to everyone who was able to join Amanda May and me on our Kundalini Yoga retreat to the Sacred Valley of Peru.  It is hard to put into words what the energy was like in that special place.  There were so many friendships that were made there that will truly last the rest of our lives.

Amanda and I are already hard at work to bring you the next adventure for 2019...GREECE!!!  This July we are going to host a fantastic retreat on the island of Amorgos at a luxurious spa.  You will not want to miss out on this.

Click here for more on the GREECE RETREAT

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Getting on the bus to go up to Machu Picchu

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!! WINTER SOLSTICE WORKSHOP !!
Saturday, December 22nd 1:30pm to 3:30pm


Join me at Threehouse Studios for a Kundalini workshop and gong bath to celebrate the Winter Solstice.  Kundalini yoga is called the Yoga of Awareness.  The Kundalini energy is vitality, creativity and consciousness.  As we practice, this energy becomes awakened within us.  Kundalini Yoga combines posture, breath, hand position, sound and eye focus to produce a powerful experience and a shift in mind, body and spirit.  As we approach the shortest day of the year we look forward to celebrating many holidays with various festivals of Light!  In this workshop we work on centering and connection to our own inner Light and Creativity.  Why not make connecting to your own Soul, Body and Mind your new Holiday tradition.  You will enjoy an extended Gong Bath followed by a Kundalini Meditation that you can use in your daily practice.  Bring your favorite crystal to be recharged by the sound waves of the gong!

 
Monday Kundalini Yoga Classes     at Kundalini Yoga Durham from 8:30am to 9:45am   1215 Carroll Street, Durham, NC 27701

Monday Kundalini Yoga Classes 
  at Kundalini Yoga Durham from 8:30am to 9:45am
  1215 Carroll Street, Durham, NC 27701

Thursday Kundalini Yoga Classes     at  Mid-South Fencers' Club  from 9:00am to 10:15am    125 N. Gregson Street, Durham, NC 27701    downtown next to Rose's Meats & Sweets in the Brightleaf District

Thursday Kundalini Yoga Classes
   at Mid-South Fencers' Club from 9:00am to 10:15am
   125 N. Gregson Street, Durham, NC 27701
   downtown next to Rose's Meats & Sweets in the Brightleaf District

Tuesday, July 17th Kundalini Yoga Class at Durham Yoga Co

We are solidly in the heart of Eclipse Season 2018.  Our focus over the past two classes has been on strengthening our 6th and 7th bodies:  our Arcline and our Aura.  

  • "The arcline extends from ear to ear, across the hairline and brow; it’s your halo, the nucleus of the aura and avenue of intuition. It is associated with the pituitary gland, regulates the nervous system, glandular balance and subtle perceptivity."
  • "The aura is the electromagnetic field that surrounds your body; it contains, projects and interacts with the energetic life force, it usually extends three to nine feet beyond the physical body."

This Eclipse Season we begin with a New Moon Solar Eclipse in Cancer, Opposing Pluto on July 12th...we continue into a Mercury Retrograde (ouch) in Leo on July 25th...and then into a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius on July 27th.  

All these fantastic heavenly bodies are encouraging us to explore our own intuition and promoting our self-care.  Our Aura is our first defense against disease and dis-ease.  When our aura is weak negativity can penetrate into our physic and physical bodies.  

Today's class consisted of the following Pranayam and Kriya focused on expanding our Pranic Energy and Magnetic Field:

     *  Praanic Energy Multiplier
     *  Working the Total Self Kriya

Playlist can be found on iTunes @aubrey.zinaich:

     *  Har Haray Haree Wahe Guru by Dr. Joseph Michael Levry
     *  Aadays Tisai Aadays by Krishna Kaur
     *  Gobinday (Drumspyder Remix) by Mirabai Ceiba
     *  Dharti Hai (Krishan Remix) by Krishan
     *  Ong Nemo (DJ Nartak & Five Seasons Remix) by Snatam Kaur
     *  Rakhe Rakhan Haar by SatKirin Kaur Khalsa
     *  Hari Har (Krishan Remix) by Krishan
     *  Mannai Marag Thak Na Pae (Fourteenth Pauree of Japji) by Siri Sadhana Kaur
     *  Mul Mantra (the Sat Nam Remix) by Snatam Kaur

In Love and Service,
     Aubrey

 

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Tuesday, June 19th Kundalini Yoga Class at Durham Yoga Company

Sat Nam and thank you to everyone who came to class today.  Our class focus was on extending the work that we did last week on the Positive Mind by continuing to work with the bij mantra:  Sat Nam and the Panji Shabad:  Saa Taa Naa Maa.  These are the bij sounds of Sat Nam which mean "I am Truth" or "Truth is my Identity."  Broken down further they have deeper meanings:  Saa--Infinite, Taa--Life, Naa--Death, Man--Regeneration.  We can experience this as a Universal or Cosmic existence, in our daily life cycle of waking and sleeping or even as it relates to what happens inside our bodies in a split second. 

Our class today consisted of the following:
     Pranayam:  Meditation to Arouse Mercy & Compassion
     Kriya:  Bodily Adjustment & Lymph Cleansing Set
     Meditation:  Smiling Buddha Kriya

"Be a little selfish for your higher consciousness.  Mater the technique and experience the state it brings, then share it by creating beauty and peace."  --Yogi Bhajan from the Smiling Buddha Kriya

Today's Playlist can be found on iTunes @aubreyzinaich
     Guru Gaitri Mantra performed by Dr. Joseph Michael Levry
     Muhl Mantra performed by SatKirin Kaur Khalsa
     Mera Man Loche performed by SatKirin Kaur Khalsa
     Chatara Chakara Varti performed by SatKirin Kaur Khalsa
     Satnam Medly:  Prayer of Foundation performed by SatKirin Kaur Khalsa
     Ung Sung Wahe Guru performed by Simrit
     Mul Mantra performed by Dr. Joseph Michael Levry

 

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Tuesday Class at Durham Yoga Company

Sat Nam and thank you so much to everyone who joined me for class today.  We worked on balancing our Positive Minds to free ourselves from negative self dialogue.  Our Positive Mind is our expansive mind and our cheerleader, but sometimes when it becomes out of balance it can also amplify our negative subconscious thoughts.  We can replace negative self-talk with positive mantras such as "I am" or "Sat Nam" or "So Hung."  Simple words with power to calm our minds.  

Today's practice consisted of the following Positive Mind work:
     *Meditation into Positivity
     *Total Balance Kriya
     *Meditation for the Positive Mind...Eliminating Thoughts you Dislike

Playlist available on iTunes @aubreyzinaich
     *Guru Gaitri Mantra--Dr. Joseph Michael Levry
     *Suniai--Ajeet Kaur
     *Sat Narayan Wahe Guru--Ajeet Kaur
     *Mera Man Loche--SatKirin Kaur Khalsa
     *Mul Mantra--Dr. Joseph Michael Levry

"It is not meditation that stops the mind.  It is the surrender of the mind to the soul, and the soul to the Truth.  It is when you prefer the word of Truth to the word of your own intellect." --Yogi Bhajan

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Awakening Your Inner Creativity: Workshop at Sahaja Space with Everyday Magic

What a joy and privilege to be able to offer today's workshop in Sahaja Space in collaboration with Everyday Magic!  

Kundalini Yoga is the yoga of Awareness.  It is awareness through experience that we are looking for.  Wisdom can never turn into knowledge until we truly experience it for ourselves.  How do we have these experiences?  Yogi Bhajan taught us that there are three factors that which we experience the Universe through:  1.  Our Physical Body  2.  Our Mind  3.  Our Soul.  Today we put all three of these together to have our own individual experiences...to meet ourselves in this moment where we are.  Sat Nam!

Class structure
     *  Pranayam Series 1
     *  Warm ups
     *  Caliber Kriya "We want to make our caliber positive and high so that we can grasp the entire feeling of creativity, so that we can know."
     *  Kriya for Abdominal Strengthening
     *  Gong Bath
     *  Creative Meditation of the Sublime Self "The individual creates a frequency of vibration within his electro-magnetic field to tap the electo-magnetic field of the Universe."

Class playlist  (all music available on iTunes @aubreyzinaich)
     *  Mera Man Loche from SatKirin Kaur Khalsa--Universal Prayer
     *  Akan Jor from SatKirin Kaur Khalsa--Universal Prayer
     *  Guru Meray Sang from SatKirin Kaur Khalsa--Universal Prayer
     *  Satnam Medly from SatKirin Kaur Khalsa--Universal Prayer
     *  Simara Simara from SatKirin Kaur Khalsa--Univeral Prayer
     *  Santo Ram Das Sarovar Nika from Pritpal Singh Khalsa--Prayer for the Golden Temple
     *  Prithvi Hai from Simrit--Songs of Resilience
     *  Kal Akaal from Simrit--From the Ancient Storm
     *  Asia Nam from Sat Purkh--Nectar of the Name
     *  Suni-ai from Snatam Kaur--Shanti

"My soul, bless me, be with me.  Energize me so I can face the world with the strength of the spirit.  Save me from duality, give me the reality and royalty so I can face my world in peace and tranquility.  May this journey of life be completed with love and affection, kindness and compassion for all living things."  --Yogi Bhajan

In love and service...

 

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Subtle Changes

 
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“I tell you today and I’ll tell you tomorrow and I’ll tell you every day:  You have only one friend—you and your discipline which will give you all that you need.  The rest are all promises.  After studying every scripture of every religion and what I went through, I have found that there are three words:  sadhana, aradnana, and prabhupatiSadhana means discipline, aradnana means perfecting the discipline, and prabhupati means you will become the Lord Master of God itself.”  --Yogi Bhajan from The Master's Touch

Several years ago when I first started my Sadhana practice, I was definitely thinking about it more in terms of straight discipline.  I am a Libra, Sword-sey (sigh), and it was easy for me to train myself to be on this path.  My Sadhana was my refuge, and it was my center of control in a world of chaos.  I liken it now to how my son was at about 3 or 4, when he would refuse to poop except for once a week.  Everyone just needs a little piece of control sometimes.  My Sadhana in the first year was less about a place of freedom and more about a place of escape from my suffering.  It is no less precious to me now to look back on it as it was then, but I can see now that I was in crisis.  In a state of crisis we ask God/Spirit/our Higher Power for help rather than thanking that power for the help that is already there and already within.  It's hard, so hard to see it.  Thich Nhat Hanh talks about embracing our suffering:  both our physical suffering and our spiritual suffering so that we may then recognize the suffering in others and find compassion for ourselves and others.  

It is hard to pinpoint exactly where my practice made the subtle shift from being about straight discipline for discipline's sake into a practice of gratitude.  Crisis is always existent and chaos is as well.  Suffering is inherent, but how we choose to react or rather not react to it changes with a developed practice.  One day as I was chanting Dhan Dhan Ram Das Gur I realized that my Sadhana had become my practice of inner strength for the sake of Beauty and LOVE.  Instead of turning to my spiritual practice out of suffering I was turning to my spiritual practice out of Joy and leaning into all my feelings.

Sadhana has become my freedom in it's discipline.  For those of you who are interested, I'm learning to be less Sword-sey.  I'm trying to be more Wand-sey or even more Pentacle-sey in 2018.  Living in this moment for this moment, it's a practice, and I have to practice at it.  It is living in the eye of the storm rather than in the storm.  That is my Sat Nam.  

In Love and Service...

 

The Subtle Art of Surrender--Opening Your Heart to What is All Around

I am hearing a common theme from many friends about their experiences from the beginning of 2018...January kicked everyones' asses.  It started at the beginning of the month with a Full Moon in the house of her own sign...Cancer.  It was a beautiful time to go deeply within, to find nurture and sustenance in our own true homes of our own inner landscapes and hearts.  Personally, I did a lot of "driving and crying" to which my own sister can attest.  Or rather, my sister did a lot of "driving," and I did a lot of straight-up-crying.  It is when we go through these times of personal turmoil that we truly know the depth of our own strength and resiliency.  All there was left to do was feel my feelings, and surrender it to my Higher Power, to Spirit and to the Universe.  It was not easy to get to the point where I could lay it down, but I believe that the key is to stop having negative conversations with yourself about yourself.  Kundalini Yoga and Meditation are key for me in this arena, badass-lightworker friends, an amazing Shaman, (and the most gifted, wonderful therapist...e.v.e.r.).  

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photo by Hill Honeck

The second Full Moon of January was not only a Full Moon it was a Supermoon and there was a lunar eclipse to which the build up was felt by many many women in my community.  The Full Moon, this time, occurred in Leo made a lot of feelings run high for many people.  The Supermoon caused an even greater pull on our bodies causing some people to feel terribly exhausted and tired and others like myself to be full of energy and not able to sleep.  I was definitely wearing my figurative "red boots."  A different type of surrender was necessary at the end of the month.  A surrender to the goddess of dance and all things alive.

Opening your heart is never easy; it makes us feel vulnerable.  I keep telling myself that opening my heart is about connecting to my true inner self which then allows me to connect to the world around me.  I have always been good at finding compassion for others, and perhaps that is a socialization that we are brought up with as women.  However, having a strong Metta practice starts with yourself.  I am learning to be compassionate toward myself first so that I can truly be compassionate for others now.  

I have a truly amazing friend who tells me that All is Love and Love is All there is.  Opening your heart to that truth is part of surrendering to your Higher Self.  It's a practice.  I practice it to become better at it; and I practice it to heal myself and to Love better.  Sometimes I am better at it than others, that's also why it's a practice, ha!  

Today's Sadhana Practice:
     1.  Dhan Dhan Ram Das Gur
     2.  13th Pauri of Japji 11 repetitions
     3.  Basic Spinal Energy Series Kriya
     4.  Meditation for Prosperity II

"The faithful have intuitive awareness & intellegence.
The faithful know about all works & realms.
The faithful shall never be struck across the face.
The faithful do not have to go with the Messenger of Death.
Such is the Name of the Immaculate Lord.
Only one who has faith comes to know such a state of mind."  --Japji Pauri 13

The Essence of Self

I loved the Kriya that we did in our Aquarian Sadhana yesterday so much that I decided to do it again this morning.  It gave me so much energy, and filled my heart with prana.  

 
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Rewrite Your Own Destiny

4th Sikh Guru Ram Das

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The 38th Pauri of Japji, a sacred Sikh text, is said to give you the power to rewrite your own destiny.  How does it feel to be in a constant state of turmoil, caught in the same habits and karmas?  Constantly struggling in the rapids or waiting for the other shoe to drop.  It can show up when we continue to make the same mistakes over and over never learning the lesson.  Maybe it feels like a black cloud hanging over our head?  It is exhausting.  Or maybe everything is just okay, life is good, nothing to really report home about.  Maybe you just drift along never living up to your full potential but never really failing either.  Both of these are the feelings of fate.  What would it feel like if you found a path instead?  What would it feel like if you were on that path?  What would it feel like to take charge of your own destiny?

I love chanting this Pauri in the morning during my Sadhana practice.  Chanting is a type of meditation through the sound current that elevates us and vibrates us.  It is written in Gurmukhi, the written language of Punjabi.  

"Let self-control be the furnace, and patience be the goldsmith.
Let understanding be the anvil, and spiritual wisdom the tools.
With the Fear of God as the bellows, fan the flames of tapa, the body's inner heat.
In the crucible of love, melt the Nectar of the Name,
and mint the True Coin of the Shabad, the Word of God.
Such is the Karma of those upon who He has case His Glance of Grace.
O Nanak, the Merciful Lord, by His Grace, uplifts and exalts them."

Morning Sadhana:  1.  Dhan Dhan Ram Das Gur  2.  Japji Pauri 38 x 11 repetitions  3.  The Physical Body Kriya for Self-Healing  4.  Protective Guru Ram Das Meditation

Morning Playlist:  1.  Anand (Bliss) by Snatam Kaur  2.  Gobinday Mukunday by Krishan  3.  Har Gobinday by Krishan  4.  Dukh Bhanjan by Sat Hari Singh  5.  Prithvi Hai by Simrit  6.  Un Sung Wahe Guru by Simrit

Getting to the Heart of It

One of my biggest struggles in my adult life has been to allow my heart to be open.  I have just recently started piecing this together.  It is both mentally painful and physically painful.  I have been thinking back to some of my very first Kundalini Yoga classes...any of the arm exercises really kicked my ass even though I had relatively good strength.  For a while I just avoided those Kriyas...I don't want to work on my heart chakra, I would say to myself like a petulant child.  Here's the thing about this practice, we aren't just working one chakra or another, or one of our 10 bodies at a time over the other...it's a complete experience for exactly what we need.  I am slowly realizing that I am softening and opening my heart in ways that I didn't understand...as it was happening...it was just happening.  It hurts, it's is revelatory, it's ego-busting, it's life changing, it's awesome!  I feel like this work we do clears us, cleans us out so we can be closer to each other, closer to the One Mind.

Sat Nam

 
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Pranic Energy

Morning Sadhana:  1.  Dhan Dhan Ram Das Gur  2.  Japji Pauri 18 x 11 repetitions:  fights madness, deep feelings of inferiority and self-destructive behavior  3.  Strengthening the Aura Kriya  4.  Protective Guru Ram Das Meditation