Tuesday, June 18, 2019

FULL MOON YOGA NIDRA

(this is not a complete script but an outline.  You will need to know about Yoga Nidra to adapt and use it)



Begin by making MANDALA MUDRA  place it on the belly. Begin deep abdominal breathing

(INTERNALIZATION)
The full moon is the high point of the lunar cycle. This is the climax of the lunar cycle
How are you feeling at this ultimate point in the lunar cycle (pause)
(MANIFESTATION)
The full moon is a time when wishes come true . . . what do you wish for (pause)
Maybe you feel a strong sign that a wish is on its way to being fulfilled (pause)
If you are moon sensitive: you may feel wound up or anxious (pause)
(FORGIVENESS)
Look back at the past month and anyone or anything that has hurt you.  This is the time to forgive.
When you forgive you release the karma and release yourself from the ties of the situation. What every you released with forgiveness fill up with gratitude. (big pause)
(GRATITUDE)
Unfortunately, after tonight, as we start the waning cycle, what you wanted to manifest will probably have to wait. Be grateful for what you have.  (pause)

(SANKALPA)


(BODY ROTATION – What ever path you use to connect to the body according to your preference or lineage. Suggested nyasa practice of placing moon and stars)
(BREATH AWARENESS)
Every movement within Creation is a breath. A breath made of three parts.  It is sometimes referred to as the Cosmic Breath. There is the inhalation (a contraction), there is the exhalation (an expansion) and finally the space between the peak of inhalation/exhalation, the period of transition.
The lunar cycle reflects and mirrors the great Cosmic Breath. The waning moon (from full moon to new moon) is the inhalation, the breath inward toward consolidation, restoration and renewal. The waxing moon (from new moon to full moon) is the exhalation, the expansion in the world and the presence of our light mirrored in the light of the moon. Both the new moon and full moon are the peaks or transitions between the in/out breaths and represent the yin/yang polarities in the infinite all.

(MANTRA HRIM)
The Tantric mantra Hreem (Hrim) is one of the most important of all mantras. It is the equivalent of OM (AUM) for the Goddess. It refers to the cosmic heart and can be used for all names and forms of the Goddess. Hreem is Pure Undifferentiated Consciousness and the Creative Power of the Infinite Creation.
The blessings of HREEM (hrim) is like the spiritual nature of the Sun, particularly in terms of illumination. It increases our aspiration and receptivity to Divine light, wisdom and truth. Its pure vibration also has the ability to heal us.
Begin chanting mentally the mantra Hrim . . .

(OPPOSITES)
(1st opposites - DARK AND LIGHT)
(2nd opposites - FULL AND NEW)

(JOURNEY)


At the Full Moon, the moon reveals her entire face to Earth. It is a time of balance in the cosmos between waxing and waning cycles.
This moon phase is about the balance between taking in the new and releasing the old. This is when you have the clarity to examine all aspects of yourself.
Under the light of the tonight’s full moon become the moon.
See the earth from far above. Look around to see the sparkling stars in the dark sky.
Each star is a possibility – reach out for what is possible.
Look at the stars sparkling and glimmering in the hand. Feel the joy each possibility can bring.
Mentally Hold out the hand with the stars and gently blow them towards the earth. Watch as they shimmer while they fall. After the last star has fallen, reach within the full moon belly, the moon that is you and pull out a handful of moon beams. Bring these from the heart and infuse them with creativity, hope and encouragement. Pick the first moon beam and send it down. Watch as it covers part of the earth. Once it has faded, send out the next. Know that each one helps others grow. When the moon beam practice is done, thank the stars and heavens knowing there are infinite possibilities, creative and hope and encouragement everywhere.

(2nd Sankalpa)
(EXTERNALIZATION)


Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Sneaking Out Panel

Starting laying out this panel from later in my story where Kamala steals the pearl


Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Working on this page

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Brahma-Nirvana

brahma-nirvå√am  = the abode of pure consciousness, the place where all suffering ceases.


Verse 72 of Chapter 2 of the Bhagavad Gita concludes with "brahma-nirvanam ricchati."  Some scholars state this has a connection with the Buddhist notion of nirvana.  The phrase is a reference to the cessation of worldly existence and entry into the spiritual domain or brahman.
 

Shanti

Shanti = Absolute Tranquility, Absolute Peace of Mind

Sa Shantim Adhigacchati

"Those active in material domain of gain and loss suffer constant anxieties but a person who seeks the spiritual domain attains transcendence and tranquility."





Karma-Yogin

One who is dedicated to gaining knowledge of the atman and its identity with brahman, the ultimate reality.



"One type of person moves through the world of desire, sensual pleasure and material gain.  For the karma-yogin this is night, for he does not operate in this sphere.  He explores the domain of the spirit, seeking to achieve spiritual realization by renouncing materialistic aspirations. For one whose life is dedicated to material acquisition, this domain of spiritual pursuits is like night, for he is not active there."  Bhagavad Gita Course

Mat-parah

In verse 59 of Chapter 2 in the Gita Krishna uses the phase mat-parah meaning dedicated to me, to describe the way in which the practioner should perform buddhi-yoga.  This is the forerunner of bhakti yoga, devotion to God which is described in later chapters of the Gita.



Word Meaning Reference
mat-paraḥ toward me (Shree Krishna) BG 2.61
mat-paraḥ having me as the supreme goal BG 6.14
mat-paraḥ regarding me as the Supreme goal BG 12.6-7
mat-paraḥ having me as the supreme goal BG 18.57