In my neck of the woods (southwestern Ontario), the New Year has brought a white, cold January unlike any we have had in many moons. Instead of curling up under my heated blanket, which I will admit I do often in the winter, I opted to gear up in my jacket and winter-warm gear and shovel the driveway. It was one of those nights where I felt like I was being urged to move my body and connect with the outdoor season. This particular evening the snow was falling, it felt like the heavens were sprinkling sparkles from the sky, as the snow had a soft glow and shimmer as it landed on the ground.
At one point as I was shoveling, I decided this perfect night called for making a snow angel. Before I began moving my wings and taking my angel flight, I lay still on the ground looking up at the stars and allowed the sparkly snow to tickle my face. Child-like giggles and happiness beamed through my vibration as I moved my hands and feet in an angel dance until I knew my angel was complete. The best part about that evening was when I stood up and looked at the angel that lay on the earth and I heard my heart express, “Now you have met an angel, she leaves inside of you.”
That night was a good reminder to appreciate all the work, discipline, and commitment I have put in over the years to clean up my own vibration so that I can SHINE like an angel. Many of us make it too easy to let our own drive towards the light and divinity go unnoticed or unappreciated not by others but by ourselves. However, remember God created each and every one of us to be like our very own version of an earth angel. All that hard work and effort you put in meditating, being your yoga, eating healthy and spreading light is rewarded in you and reflected outside of you. We may not have wings growing out of our sides but we all contain angel qualities in our very own heart. I am grateful for the snow angel night that reminded me to recognize the godliness living in ME.
Since my trip outside and renewal of my angel essence, I have found myself more drawn to praying to the angels for help and guidance in my life and carrying my angelite crystal stone in my pocket to feel a closer presence to the light.
From one angel to another, and from the band Train’s lyrics, “I’m calling all you angels” out there to step into your essence and discover the angelic parts inside of you. We are all in this life together as a conscious community, so remember “I won’t give up, if you don’t give up.”
There is no better way to find your inner wellspring of joy than tapping into the angel within. Yogi Bhajan left us a great Kundalini Yoga set called, “Becoming like Angels” to help us tune into our angel-like qualities. When done properly, it’s said to give you the health and inner energy to live from your angelic nature. You can find this kriya in the Self Knowledge yoga manual or Shakta Kaur’s Kundalini Yoga.
Becoming Like Angels
Originally taught March 30, 1993
1. Sit in Easy Pose. The right arm is stretched forward with the palm facing down. Pat the air, going up about thirty degrees and back down to be parallel with the ground. Move from the shoulder and pat at a rate of 30 times per minute.
Create a steady rhythm. The left elbow is bent with the left upper arm near the ribs. The palm faces forward and the fingers point straight up. Close your eyes. Inhale through the nose and exhale through the mouth. Breathe slowly, heavily, and deeply. Continue for 6 minutes.
2. Change hands and repeat exercise #1 for 3 minutes.
3. Relax and roll your shoulders. Loosen up. Continue this for 2 minutes.
4. Bend both elbows keeping the upper arms close to the ribs. The wrists are bent and the palms face upward. The hands point away from the body at a diagonal. The eyes focus on the tip of the nose. Inhale through the nose and exhale through the mouth as fast and powerfully as you can. Hold your body in perfect balance. There will be tremendous pressure on the chest. Continue for 5 1/2 minutes.
5. Rhythmically hit the ground in front of you with your hands. (When practiced in a class, everyone should hit the floor with one rhythm.) Chant Har, using only the tip of the tongue. Use the power of the navel point to chant, and time the chant in rhythm with the clapping of the ground. Continue for 6 1/2 minutes.
To finish, inhale, hold the breath 15-20 seconds, tense all your muscles, and press the hands against the ground with the entire weight of the body. Exhale explosively through the mouth. Repeat two more times.
6. Take 2 minutes to recover from the powerful effects of this kriya. Do not meditate or be silent at this time. Stretch, walk around, and talk before resuming your normal activities.
Surround yourself with the angelic sound current! Download Ashana’s All Is Forgiven and listen to the track “Ave Maria.” Her voice just tickles my imaginary wings into flight. Also enjoy the heavenly feeling of Singh Kaur’s “Guru Ram Das” on her album Crimson Collection Volume 1 & 2.
I pray that each one of you grows stronger and brighter in your own angel light.