This weeks class, I felt drawn to share the teachings & benefits of of ‘Sat Kriya’. It is a powerful yet simple Kriya that stimulates the chakras & improves physical health & promotes vitality in the body.
The pumping of the navel strengthens the heart by stimulating a rise & fall of blood pressure.
We chant the mantra Sat nam. Sat as we inhale & pull back on the navel & Nam as we exhale & release.
This encourages all the Chakra’s to open & Balance whilst stimulating yhe blood flow to the heart.
We position our selves in Rock Pose seated on heels, arms stretched up interlace fingers.
When a person dies, in Kundalini Yoga we chant the mantra ‘Akal’.
The mantra ‘Akal’ is chanted to help release the soul from its attachment to this life. ‘There is no death, only liberation’.
The death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II ….I am no royalist, but I take great pleasure in getting lost in a period drama series or film.
I find freedom getting lost in the history of the monarchy, when it’s written, directed and produced for Television, for me to really understand. I love to watch, Downton Abbey, The Crown, Elizabeth, Bridgerton.
I laugh & I am eager to understand how a women’s destiny is to find a suiter, that will give her finance & security.
The Queen is all I have ever known. Queen Elizabeth II, her face, her presence her reign. On money, stamps. Over the years, seeing countries become independent from Britain & thinking how were they ever connected…& hearing the Queen was connected to over 40 other countries….MMMMmmm…Life can be so grand, yet so short.
Its really weird because at the time of the news flash, sharing the Queen was very ill, I felt her soul was already in transition, she had already passed.
Grief has the most profound impact on our physical & emotional well-being.
For me it waxes & wanes through me stirring up memories, feelings & emotions. Causing the most amount of commotion in my mind, body & soul. Leaving me at times in my experience feeling physically exhausted, dis-ease, scatty, loss of memory, drifting in & out of an Ibis. Thinking about living & dieing. I could go on.
For me the past few years, have been a deeply emotional. Its been a feeling of loss & overall sadness. Stirring up feelings, emotions of the loss of a ‘Matriarch’. My grandmother, rumbles memories.
This year seems like the year, for Family & friends close to me to loose their ‘Monarch’, their ‘Matriarch’, this has triggered in me a feeling to grab & experiences life, not loose time make memories with my ‘Monarch’. But it’s also given me space to have empathy for other people’s grief & emotional well-being. Where they are at in the emotion, commotion of loss.
When I give myself the opportunity, my mind wonders into another person’s thoughts & feelings. I walk in their shoes. I sit in great wonder how the Prime minister must feel, her thoughts, in the short moments, days. You curtsied , shook hands & was welcomed into your role, by a Queen & then just like that you rose from your curtsy there now standing before you is a ‘King’.
Chanting the manta “Akaal” was, has and is great support through the grieving process.
The mantra ‘Akal’ maybe chanted in a practice dedicated to helping the soul rise in a group of family & friends chant for a loved one using the “Akaal” sound repetitively for 11 minutes over 17 days. Creating a powerful Echo sound cloud of word ‘Akal’. The sound translates into “no death, deathless, immortal, timeless.” It reminds the soul of its basic nature. It can also be chanted by one person alone, for 11 minutes over the 17 days.
This year alone, I have chanted, the mantra, more times than I can remember, for the ‘Queen’ Monarch of families & close friends because they have lost the heads of their families, their loved ones their ‘Queens’ to their thrones.
I am feeling, carrying loss, for all Queens, heads of families. A deeper emotion in my commotion for all loved ones around me, dear to my heart. It has taken me time to post this, as I am waxing & waning through my own personal grief & loss. But I embrace the emotion to be authentic & open in sharing.
In all of this past & present “no death, deathless, immortal, timeless….The Queen of England passes. ‘AKAL’ day 11, reminding the soul of its basic nature.
Life has been feeling so topsy-turvy, so rushed, so over whelming. I am never “Out of office” on time or at all!
I set myself a task. I am going to treat myself well. Put my “Out of office” on, on time and put my laptop away. I am going to be for the first time in a year “Out of office”.
But it takes planning, real planning, to switch off the laptop, switch off the work life, switch off the mind, switch off the body, switch off the soul, Switch off the everything that is the “In office”, that I am struggling to be “Out of office” from.
By the way I failed. 5pm arrived, and the working day did not end, I wasn’t wrapped up, signed off, complete. It was so incomplete, I didn’t get to write the speech, to put on, wait for it “Out of office”.
That so didn’t happen!
You see, everything has got so long, technically in depth, it takes me up to 20 minutes, to navigate through forever changing Microsoft Office technology and language that it is no longer, just a mouse click here, enter there and return. Done! I am officially “Out of office”.
Times tick tocking by…I just want to end my day and leave the office. It’s after 5pm and I do what ‘IT’ suggest when things are not going well, “Press the off key” and the screen finally goes black, and the laptop is off. It’s off, am off, bag in hand heading to the car, but the one aim, I have been trying to get to all day, being “Out of office”. I am not!
Before I go any further, I need to set the scene, bring you up to speed, why I am topsy-turvy, over whelmed in my feelings. My soul is no longer singing and my fire does not even have a spark…this is another day another blogg. I digress.
It’s apparent the universe, surrounds you with what you need, to be where you need to be physically, psychologically and emotionally. It’s just really hard sometimes to see it, feel it, learn it, act on it “Be in the moment” to succeed to be on your destined path.
My destined path at the moment is to be in a work environment that no longer serves me. I am seeing and experiencing a robust level self centeredness with motive and self gain daily. Which is hard, really hard for me to be around. Here we go, another day another blogg. To keep it simple, the universe is showing me how to show up, do my job and go home and I am not seeing or listening.
Here is my first sign, being in a work environment with a person, that sets themselves a goal an intention. Every day, to get this goal done, from the outside this is what happens. Every thing must stop, all roles and responsibilities, no longer present in their path until the goal is done. In the meantime there is a massive thrust transference of anxiety on to anyone in this pathway to the goal. For a while in my eyes there is nothing but chaos, frustration and annoyance, until this person achieves their very personal’ goal.
And just like that, peace is back….Everything is back to flow, your roles and responsibilities to not join. Your used for that moment. Instead of learning from this, their is a massive drain of energy and loose time being a mule in the path of a person’s goal.
Lesson learned my goal was to be out of office on time and robust in getting this goal done.
I woke up on my first day of annual leave and sent an email, or two, three to be exact.
So here I am….Tossing and turning in mind of how I am truly going to be “Out of office’.
Preparation, lists and notes to self. I book a back massage and a Spa day, last week for tiday Friday. But I wake up, worried I’ve not put my ‘Out of office” on.
I am finally ‘Out of office’. Or am I….
I rush about, packing a bag, making a mental list of things I need to do, for me, for my home, for businesses….The lists begin to bubble like volcanic lava, slowly rolling down to its final resting place. I stop myself, and remember what I have learned from the person in the office. One goal, to have my “Massage” be in that moment.
My massage goes so well, I surrender to an introduction of an afternoon of sleep and blissful Euphoria.
All my roles and responsibilities drift to the right of my mind….When you are an “Holistic Entrepreneur”…there is a struggle to really be “Out of office”. I digress, another day, another blogg.
My goal Friday is simple…Be present for me, show up for me, invite relaxation, rest, empty my mind, if only for today, Friday.
I am just for the moment, finally “Out of office”.
It’s been a while since I have posted. I have not been on point with consistency….
June’s full moon, is known as the ‘Strawberry Moon’.
I read somewhere the Strawberry Moon brings….a deep level of seeking understanding in great questions & to have fun, while doing it! This full moon wants us to kick back, let our hair down, & ponder the cosmos❣️
Finding your sweet spot, is your truth…Riding the wave of life.
All things sweet & joyful will give you energy, spice & zest for life. Your Root Chakras ground & secure your path, your navel will ignite, giving you fire to stay committed to your commitment.
Your authentic truth, shines like a torch…..You begin to see through the third eye. Clarity, clairvoyance….
There’re so many, more Chakras to travel through….twisting & weaving through…..
Hey hey hey its FriYAY…Strawberries are sweet…The Moon is Full, Life’s Full gently does it…
Invite sweetness into your life…Forgive me while I play, Laugh, Live, Love, Learn….whilst finding my sweet spot.