Akasha Dharana: The Spiral of Evolution. End of the year Meditation

As we are fast approaching the end of another Solar cycle (the turning point of the year called Sandhia in Sanskrit, means joint/ juncture) i feel naturally drawn to Akasha, the Element Space and to Meditate on large scale events , like the revolution of the planets around the Sun and the movement of the Sun around the Centre of our Galaxy ( the Milky Way ) .
Helicoidal revolution of planets around the sound; A spiralling Galaxing; ;The double helix of DNA
Helicoidal revolution of planets around the Sun; A spiralling Galaxy; ;The double helix of DNA
Wherever there is a turning point ( end of a cycle) there is a natural deceleration of our brainwaves, then a bend ( Sandhia – transition) and then acceleration resumes ( our normal rhythm of day to day life) . Here the transition and change in direction is clearly marked by the Sun : peak of darkness at Winter Solstice /transition/ Sandhia and return of the Light /change in direction / increase in energy in the form of Charged Prana radiated from the Sun.
Therefore this is a perfect time to practice Akasha Dharana and Darshan, Concentration on the Space Element and Visualisation of the Cosmos. Akasha is the infinite Space before creation as well as the container of everything that is manifested and can be perceived as the invisible Space between things that interconnects them as well as the infinite Space surrounding things.

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Water, Vibration and Consciousness! The effects of Mantra and Visualisation in your Sadhana.

How are we affected by waves of sound and light ? My fascination with that has started when i was in my twenties. At that time i was studying the field of resonance of the human body ( the electromagnetic bio field) for my Master Degree on one side while at the same time i had embarked on my yoga journey that incorporated a fairly good amount of meditation , mantra chanting and visualisation technniques .

In yoga both Sound /Mantra and Visualisation/Dharana Darshan are used to access the subconscious mind that makes up 95 % of our neural activity and shapes our reality. By shifting bit by bit from unconscious to more conscious beings we become masters of our lives. It’s a slow process but worthwhile having a deeper look at the forces at play.

MAntra and visualisation are powerful techniques to reprogram the subconscious mind!
MAntra and visualisation are powerful techniques to reprogram the subconscious mind!

If we think about sound as vibration, we know from the modern branch of physics ( quantum Physics) that everything vibrates and that solid matter is only an illusion. If we could see at the level of molecules, atoms and particles we would see no boundaries and only continuous movement.

What has water to do with vibration, consciousness and sound? Resonance is the answer.

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Sandhya : Looking at the space between!

Sandhya is by far one of the most fascinating subjects around this time of year. We are approaching a most talked about transition that is Winter Solstice 2012 , happening at 11:11 am GMT on the 21 – 12 –  2012. Sandhya is when we shift and start to look at what fills the dimensions of space and time between now and the event, whathever the event.

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Tools to navigate Time: Moon and Sun Calendar

When we look at the space between living  things we find that they are connected through relationships. Relationships are the network between all living things and although imperceptible they fill the space between. As we open our eyes to this web of connections we shift from fragmentation to Wholeness. Continue reading “Sandhya : Looking at the space between!”

Blue Moon Meditation!

As i contemplate the Moon  Chandra shining outside my window i cannot resist to write once again about her. My intention to write about meditating on the Blue Moon allows me to expound on a concept so dear to those in the practice and studies of Yoga: the concept of Time Kala.

The meditation on the Blue Moon is about our perception of time. What would we do if we had more time to complete that unfinished project?

Every two or three years we are experiencing an extra Full Moon. That is an extra chance for realization and manifestation. A  lunar phase cycle  corresponds methaphorically to an evolutionary cycle: from darkness – New moon – to light – Full moon . From unmanifest to manifest. Therefore  with an extra Moon cycle  we are given an extra chance to bring about manifestation.

ChandraShekra, adorned by the moon crescent. Attribute of Lord Shiva.

A bit like the day outside time of the MAyan calendar, the Blue Moon is an extra chance to manifest our  intentions and make them tangible. Continue reading “Blue Moon Meditation!”

The Light of Devotion. Full Moon Guru Poornima!

The first full Moon after the longest day of the year – Summer Solstice –  is celebrated as Guru Poornima.

It is a special day when all spiritual aspirants and devotees in India and around the world are grateful for the sage Vyasa ,that represents the first  Guru as he edited the four Vedas and other divine scriptures, and their respective gurudevs ( spiritual teachers , enlightened masters). It is a time for paying respect to one’s teachers with meditation, chanting and prayers. Alternative ways of celebrating are observing the vow of silence and studying the books  or writings of your Guru, or mentally reflecting upon his teachings. It is a good time to begin your spiritual lessons. Traditionally,  spiritual seekers commence to intensify their spiritual ‘sadhana’ from this  day.

Sage Vyasa dictates the scriptures to Ganesha

The Guru ( literally  means one who leads “from darkness to light”) is a spiritual preceptor whose teachings enlighten us in the journey of life.  Our very first Guru is our Mother, that has literally taken us from the darkness of the womb into the light of existence as human beings. Continue reading “The Light of Devotion. Full Moon Guru Poornima!”

Happy New Moon /Summer Solstice !

Aloha ! Another amazing alignment is on its way in these endless series of planetary conjuctures of 2012. After last month New Moon/ Solar Eclipse followed straightafter by Full Moon/ Lunar Eclipse today 19 June 2012 is New Moon and a few hours away tomorrow will be Summer Solstice . This is going to be the last New Moon of the cycle of the Uttarayan in 2012.

New Moon Summer Solstice

The year in the vedic traditon is divided into two halves the Uttar-Ayan (“Northern Arrival of the Sun”, marks the return of the sun in the Northern Hemisphere) from Winter Solstice to Summer Solstice and the Dakshināyan ( literally means ” The Sun is moving towards South”) from Summer Solstice to Winter Solstice.

On the 21 June we are going to step in the second half of the year, the Dakshināyan.

Tomorrow is the end of this cycle of the increase of daylight in the Northern hemisphere.

Whenever the Summer Solstice is upon us we are at a turning point. Our system is going to ” stop and restart”. Moreover in this occasion as we are experiencing New Moon and Summer Solstice in the arc of few hours there is a great chance to work through the unconcious patters that are driving our life that we call Karma.

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Annular Solar Eclipse and New Moon: Meditation on The Ring Of Fire!

Tonight an astronomical phenomenon of great planetary and stellar alignment is about to happen . The New Moon will reach apogee ( its farthest point from Earth ) and will eclipse the Sun in a way to create a visible “Ring Of Fire”.  This is called annular eclispe , from the Latin  “annulus” or ring .

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The path of the eclipse will hover above the upper part of the Pacific  tectonic plate called “the Ring Of Fire”. Yet another alignment into the alignement!!

The Ring Of fire ( annular Eclipse ) will pass above the “Ring Of Fire ” ( Pacific Tectonic Plate) . Fire activating Fire! What to expect?

Whether this event has a tangible effect on the Earth Magnetic field or not is debatable. Nonetheless the visual impact of this occurrence on our consciousness is undeniable! The orb of the sun, that we consider the planetary source of light and life force , will change into a Ring of Fire. This means that wherever the Solar Eclipse is visible there will be  a ring of flames around a black hole in a eerie black sky, rather than the usual radiant orb of the Sun. Now even if that will last only a few minutes and not all of us will be able to experience it in person i still believe that we will be affected by it.

If unable  to experience this solar eclipse we can still attune ourseves to this event in the sacred space of meditation.

For a moment bring up a picture of the sun in your mind , maybe browse for one on your computer or smart phone and then try to recreate that image within you. In particular see if you can visualise that with your eyes closed in the space between your eyebrows. That is called Broomadhya or Brumadhya ( simply means mid point between the brows) and it  said to be the gateway to the Third Eye centre Ajna ( corresponds to the Pineal Gland). Focusing our awareness here again and again makes us gradually more capable for visualisation. This practice is one of the possible entry points to a state of meditation. As we are meditating on the Solar eclipse / New Moon we start by forming an image of the sun in the screen of the third eye. Then we shift into visualising the image that you can see above of a ring of light that circles around a black hole.  In this special transition and alignment of the Dark Moon in the path between Earth and Sun we imagine that the black hole represents an opportunity for the conscious  and subconscious mind to coalesce!

Personally i will be creating a space where i can offer in my vision all that needs reversal to the temporary black hole in the sun .

Tonight, as we go into  the sacred space of the heart through meditation, we have an bigger opportuity to stop and restart if you want to do so …otherwise just enjoy the magnificient sky show!

Namaste’

Alessandra