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.
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.
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.
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!”
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.
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 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.
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!”
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.
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.
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 .
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!