There will always be those who proclaim intelligence who spend their energies proving to the world just how easily they can tear down a spirit. They pride themselves on hurting others, they do not even need a reason to do so. If one is lacking, they make one up. They’re everywhere.
I mentioned that I wished the youth were better than they were when I was young, but that I could not see a difference. A friend of mine reminded me that, “It’s always the big mouths who we notice first, the big mouths haven’t changed much, those more in the background don’t have time to talk.” Thank you dear friend for the reminder. I love how you always point out that which gives hope for a chaotic world.
The Divine Mother is everywhere. She is in everything. She is the Divine Essence that lives within all beings. Her domain is the field of life, for she gives to all beings the sustenance that is needed for life. Her beauty lives in the natural world, and spans the universes in all their splendor. She has been called by many names, for all traditions recognize Her. Into each consciousness the knowledge is given of the sacredness of life. This sacredness IS the Mother. She is the holy generator of the physical world, joined to the heart and soul of every living thing. All of the Earth is one with Her. All beings of the Earth owe their life to Her, for she is the Mother of all, the One who bestows all gifts of life. Her gifts come to the deserving and to the non-deserving alike, for the sun does not choose upon whom to shine. She is the source of Divine blessing, the part of the Oneness that bestows the graces that fill life. We have not seen Her because her being is cloaked in silence. She emerges now as part of the Oneness where she has always resided, blessing all, giving to all. All who bow before Her are sustained by the life within them. All who honor Her are sustained by life’s gifts both within themselves and beyond. The purpose of existence is to join with Life that lives in all dimensions and all realms of being. It is the Mother that creates this evolving, this unfolding journey, for she is the fabric of Time itself, the means by which all things grow. She is the template for life that exists within Her — the substance and form of all that shall ever come to be. May all be blessed by the blessings of the Divine Oneness.
Sanskrit “Devi Prayer” from “108 Sacred Names of Mother Divine”
by Craig Pruess and Ananda:
Ma Amba Lalitha Devi Parashakti Sundari Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah Ma Amba Lalitha Devi Mahamaye Mangale Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah Ma Amba Lalitha Devi Mahakali Bhairavi Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah Ma Amba Lalitha Devi Mahalakshmi Vaishnavi Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah Ma Amba Lalitha Devi Ma Sarasvati Brahmi Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah Ma Amba Lalitha Devi Durga Devi Shankari Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah Ma Amba Lalitha Devi Uma Parvati Shive Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah Ma Amba Lalitha Devi Ma Bhavani Ambike Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah Ma Amba Lalitha Devi Annapurna Lakshmi Ma Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasya Namo Namah Ma Amba Lalitha Devi Kamala Katyayani Namastastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah Ma Amba Lalitha Devi Tvam Tripura Sundari Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasya Namo Namah
Seeking to ‘release’ is the key to flow. Release kindness into the world, release peace into the world, release compassion into the world, release abundance into the world … in this way, movement begins, the current which is needed to course through mind and body in a positive manner. By opening this doorway in yourself it allows circulation through you, ~ body, mind, spirit.
By asking for personal favors and blessings, you seek to take in. This does not bode well for flow. However by releasing your own personal blessing into the world, there is now room for blessing to move through you.
Meditation comes in many ways, rock stacking is one of them. The focus is so keen on the balancing of them, all else falls away. In time, even the effort to stack them may fade, as it just seems ‘to happen’.
Stones are some of the oldest known substances of the earth. Crystals of all kinds make up this fabulous world! Fluorite is a fantastic item to have in inventory, not just for its beauty, but for the properties it offers the possessor.
Fluorite is a highly protective and stabilizing stone, useful for grounding and harmonizing spiritual energy. When working with the upper Chakras, Fluoriteincreases intuitive abilities, links the human mind to universal consciousness, and develops connection to Spirit.
It absorbs and neutralizes negative energy and stress. An excellent learning aid, Fluorite increases our powers of concentration, self-confidence and helps us in decision-making. It encourages positivity, balances the energies, and improves balance and coordination, both physically and mentally.
I hold in my hands the one pictured above as I listen to the Tibetan singing bowls being played.
While life as a young person is spent detaching, finding who we believe we are, older years may be spent in developing an understanding that in union, with each other, and with all of the elements of the earth, are we fully and truly who we were meant to discover.
I move my arms behind me and hold the fingers of my left hand with my right. I bend backward, stretching my front, and I feel a warm rush move from my abdomen down the front of my hips and upper thighs, I must bend forward for it feels as though my legs might collapse. Once recovered, I repeat this movement until the warm rush of energies stop with such intensity and a simple stretch remains. I stay in this form and twist my upper body slightly to the left, stretching in a different manner, and then turn and stretch to the right for balance.
To start the energy flow there need not be any strenuous movement, one can remain seated if they choose should there be back issues or balance trouble. Mantak Chia gives a great tutorial here:
These simple exercises done in the morning take only a few minutes, yet the benefit of it will magnify your life, you will feel better and gain so much. You deserve this gift, and only you can give it to yourself.