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.
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!”
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.
Beltane is one of the four great Fire Festivals ( in the fixed signs of Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius). In the ancient Celtic calendar, Beltane is celebrated to ushering in the light half of the year, a time of fertility and abundance. In the standard calendar, Beltane is May 1. Astronomically, Beltane is May 5. Celebrations include bonfires lit to honor the solar god Belos, rites of cleansing and purification for prosperity. Also going out in the woods ( in the olden times!) to collect flowers, symbol of the richness of Spring!
Here i include an image of the Maypole. During this festival boys and girls would dance in opposite directions holding the end of a coloured ribbon of the Maypole ( symbol of fertility) so weaving a multicoloured tapestry around the pole. Hope you will dance with your loved one(s!) and offer them flowers to honour this day of renewed abundance in Love!
Beltane used to mark the beginning of summer and was when cattle were driven out to the summer pastures. Rituals were performed to protect the cattle, crops and people, and to encourage growth. Special bonfires were kindled, and their flames, smoke and ashes were deemed to have protective powers. The people and their cattle would walk around the bonfire, or between two bonfires, and sometimes leap over flames or embers. All household fires would be doused and then re-lit from the Beltane bonfire. Doors, windows, byres and the cattle themselves would be decorated with yellow May flowers, perhaps because they evoked fire. In parts of Ireland, people would make a May Bush; a thorn bush decorated with flowers, ribbons and bright shells.