As we prepare to gather with those we love, our families, our communities, our friends, let us take a moment to give thanks for ourselves. Giving thanks for who we are, how far we have come, how willing we have been to crack open our hearts, face what may have been buried deep within and see the Truth about what life has gifted us. Whether we see our life as a blessing or a tragedy, our perception is the key to our experience of this reality. We are the Master Creators of the world that we have created and live inside of. No one really knows our world, for we have created it and live in it. Our thoughts, our opinions , our dramas, our joys are created through our perceptions. When I ponder upon this, I am inspired to give thanks for that is the a doorway to softening towards Self and accessing the depth of love that resides within my tender heart.
The truth is we came in to this world perfect. Perfect beings created by our Creator, we experienced this perfection right up till we begun to speak and thus the programming of the world taught us something different than perfection. I am experiencing this with our little six months old girl, how perfect she is, when she cries or smiles, when she throws a toy across the room, when she screams, no matter what she does she knows nothing else but perfection and lives so vibrantly within that. This is bringing up a lot for me as to how I will continue to guide her into always knowing that she is a perfect being and not get so consumed by the programming of the world we live in. This is what this Thanksgiving is gifting me. I have spent way too many years beating myself up, not feeling enough, not feeling like anything I do is enough and I always need to be more, more and more and do more and more and more. Enough! If I can everyday in my meditation reconnect to the Infinite inside of me which will lead me back to experiencing that I am enough, I know I can train my mind to dissolve the programming of the World and bring my Self back into that true nature of perfection. And inside of that perfection, I am home, I am living in the Oneness, with the Infinite. From that place I can bring my gift with no competition, no excuses and discover my true purpose for being here.
Our very nature is to be tuned into that love. We may just have forgotten through the powerful programming that the World has lured into. Let us take this week to do a little ceremonial offering to Self; take a long walk, a day of silence or a cleansing bath. Write in our journals, make a list of our great qualities, anything that will have us smile in deep appreciation for who we are. And from that spring of love for Self, we allow the overflow to nourish all those around us.
A great meditation that can soothe the heart and bring healing all around is Ra Ma Da Sa. Chant with us!
Healing Ra Ma Da Sa Meditation: Heal Yourself, Heal Your Loved Ones, and Heal the World.
Posture: Sit in easy pose.
Focus: Eyes are closed and focused at the third-eye point.
Mantra: Ra Ma Da Sa, Sa Say So Hung. The mantra should be sung in one complete exhalation. As you chant the first Sa, your navel point is pulled in so that this syllable is abbreviated. You should also pull your navel point in as you chant Hung. Hung should be vibrated at the root of the nose. The rest of the syllables are drawn out in a strong, powerful chant. Strive to keep your chant at full volume (loud but not raucous) throughout the meditation.
Meaning of Mantra:
Sa=infinity, universal energy
Sa=repeat in second half of mantra
Say=the personal embodiment of Sa
So=the personal sense of merger with Sa
Hung=the Infinite, vibrating and real.
Mudra: Bend the arms and bring the elbows against the side of the rib cage. The palms of the hands are parallel and face the sky. The elbows are snug at your sides with the forearms in close to your upper arms. The hands are at a 60 degree angle, halfway between pointing forward and pointing to the sides.
Time: 11 minutes.
End: Inhale deeply, hold your breath and visualize the person you want to send healing to (it can be yourself). Make that image in your mind very clear and see a glowing green light around the person. Keeping that person in your mind, exhale. Inhale deeply, hold your breath and continue to send the person healing green light. Still keeping that vision in your mind, exhale. For the last time, inhale deeply, hold your breath and see the person very clearly, see the green healing light bathing the person, bathing every cell in the body. Exhale and relax.