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An Honest Meditation

Published August 29, 2018 by tindertender

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.

 

HYMN TO THE DIVINE MOTHER

Published May 15, 2018 by tindertender

DEVI PRAYER

English text by Julie (Julie Redstone)

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

Prayer & Meditation

Published May 11, 2018 by tindertender

In contemplation it has become habitual for people to ask for personal favor. What is said of meditation also refers to prayer and the way things actually work.

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Photo by David Hofmann

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.

It’s all energy. Hording it does no one any good.

Rock Stacking, Elemental Union

Published March 30, 2018 by tindertender

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’.

FluoriteStones 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, Fluorite increases 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.

References:
https://www.charmsoflight.com/fluorite-healing-properties.html
https://www.healingcrystals.com/Fluorite_Articles_107.html

Simply Be In Flow

Published March 3, 2018 by tindertender

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“The goal of meditation is to come back to ourselves and to our true nature. Our breath brings us to the doorway, and the pause between the breath opens the doorway. Once there, simply allowing ourselves to fall into this opening and being aware is all there is to it.”    https://us.organicindia.com/organic-india-blog/breathing-into-meditation-%E2%80%93-an-introduction?__prclt=mVkP0voB

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.

Shiv Gayatri Mantra

Published February 21, 2018 by tindertender

Om Mahadevaya Vidmahe Rudramurtaye Dhimahi Tannah Shivah Prachodayat॥

ॐ महादेवाय विद्महे रुद्रमूर्तये धीमहि तन्नः शिवः प्रचोदयात्॥

Om, Let me meditate on the great Lord, Oh, greatest God, give me higher intellect, And let God Shiva illuminate my mind.

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