Vrkasana – Become a Tree

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Its roots are deeply grounded,

attend the feast offered by Earth.

Its branches reach for the sky.

The trunk is

strong,

proud,

with circles of life.

Its leaves are life-giving,

bring hope,

offer a place to hide.

Until

they fall,

leave the tree bare

as if dead

But making room

for new life,

new potentials.

Time for reflection

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Summer solstice

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Fire
Wild flowers i have fed
Yellow
Water
Gold
Crystals
Fruits
Memorias
Ancestors
Mala
Mantras
Moving mudra
Pranams
Surya namaskars
Oil
Sun rays
Hearts
Compassion
Smiles

Om Bhur Bhuvaḥ Swaḥ
Tat-savitur Vareñyaṃ
Bhargo Devasya Dhīmahi
Dhiyo Yonaḥ Prachodayāt

We meditate on the creator, whose divine light illumines all realms. May this divine light illumine our intellect.


May the long time sun
Shine upon you,
All love surround you,
And the pure light within you
Guide your way on.

Salutations to the friend of all
Salutations to the shining one
Salutations to he who induces activity
Salutations to he who illumines
Salutations to he who moves quickly in the sky
Salutations to the giver of strength
Salutations to the golden, cosmic womb
Salutations to the Lord of the Dawn
Salutations to the son of Aditi, the cosmic Mother
Salutations to the Lord of Creation
Salutations to he who is fit to be praised
Salutations to he who leads to enlightenment

Ahum prema

Full Moon and Summer Solstice

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The Next 24 hours, nature will show us two opposites from each their powerful side.

the 20th of June 2016 is the time of the June full moon, which is also known as Honey moon, rose moon and strawberry moon. Today is the day of the year when the moon will be lowest on the Horizon, and it might glow with amber rays and look extremely big. Full moons always rays energies that generate emotions for some people. This moon is extra powerful, whereby I recommend that you take a moment to center yourself.

Tomorrow, June 21, is summer solstice in the North- the longest day of the year, the day where the sun is highest on the sky.

In other Words: these 24 hours is the first time in 70 years that the moon and sun are so close to being directly opposed to each other

Within spiritual traditions the moon represents calmness, softness, coolness and femininity; the sun represents power, heat, light, speed, masculinity

the body is often seen as a micro cosmos, a replication of the universe

the five elements earth, Water, fire, air and ether are all replicated in the body

in Indian tradition the spine is a replication of Mountains, blood and energy lines as rivers, the Heart is seen as a cave with a sacred alter. on the alter glows a flame (agni), and the flame is your drive or your passion. the sun (fire for life) and the moon (nectar of life) melt together in your Heart.

 

The World is made up of opposites, and ideally they are balanced. Without contrasts the World would be boring.

 

self-reflection

moon drishti: take time to gaze on the moon, gaze on an image of the moon or visualize it. The moon rays helps self reflection, and to create Peace of mind.

 

find a piece of paper

write: “I accept my personal journey, where ever it takes me and has taken me”

  • reflect on your personal journey since Winter solstice December 22 2015 until now(uttarayana). reflect on what has inspired you, what has kept your fire (agni) burning, what is your drive?
  • create an intention for the time from now until Winter solstice. What is your dream, goal, wishes?

 

 

 

 

Anahata and Meta Meditation

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When I meditate on the Heart chakra “Anahata”, I often visualize a pink hip rose midst bright green leaves (the colors of anahata). In Denmark, hip is a true symbol of summer, and they often grow on the beaches. As a child, my mom would decorate my hair with hip roses when we went walking along the coast. Thus, to me hip evokes feelings of warmth, relaxation, home and comfort.

I imagine that its colors and beauty fill my Heart, and then flow from my Heart to every cell of my body, filling my body with love, compassion and warmth. If I have trouble doing it, I think of a situation in which a person showed me love, and I let myself dwell with the memory for a moment.

 

When my own body has been filled with these qualities, I imagine a friend, acquaintance or just somebody I have seen, who I want to offer my loving thoughts. I imagine the colors, love, compassion and warmth raditating from my body to theirs. The power is so strong that I can fill up each and every cell of the person I think of with love.

 

Thirdly, the flow can be radiated out to the whole world.

“Ahum Prema” I am unconditional love

 

  • How does it feel to fill up yourself?
  • How does it feel to send your best wishes to someone else?

 

Scientifically, the electromagnetic field of the Heart is 5000 times bigger than that of the brain (Shiva Rea 2014:25).