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Saturday, July 18, 2015

Meditation to Heal Ancestral Karma

The walk along the path is an individual one, and at times, a lonely one. But we cannot negate the reality that there have been those that have walked the path before us, there are those ahead of us, those behind us and those that will come after us. And The One, guiding us all along the way. The point being...we are never alone. Whether we acknowledge it or not, we all have ancestral guides (known or unknown) that interact with us on a subtle level. Deceased relatives and members of our karmic families (spirit families that cluster together based on vibrational frequency) make up our own unique "spiritual team" that is in constant communication with us, garnishing our attention through dreams, sensations, or "signs," ear infections, fevers, and headaches. And why do they take such an interest in us? To guide, to protect, to pay their own karmic debts and at times to live vicariously through us. It is important to note that not all on our spiritual team are at peace and have our best interest at heart. Some may be lost, wandering, resentful, possessive, angry and/or jealous. This affects us on an unconscious level and adds to the energetic baggage (karma) already weighing our matter down hindering our ascension and blocking our walk along The Path. Although one of the main reasons we incarnate is to burn karma, and pay our karmic debts, it becomes tricky when our process is affected by other unseen "forces." Of course we welcome and want to be surrounded by the angels, saints, and gurus to guide and protect us. But what about the others that have suffered on earth and with whom we share collective pain?  

When one begins the walk along The Path, we assume the responsibility of burning others karma along with our own, even more so as a Warrior Healer. This doesn't mean become a martyr or a magnet for misery. The wiser and the more seasoned Warrior Healer becomes better in using discernment while creating alliances (spiritual and otherwise) between students, allies and friends (don't forget they have their own spiritual team too). YIKES! So many things to consider. Therefore, it is important to know your Self so well that you are able to know your motivations and discern your thoughts and emotions with the utmost clarity so that you can learn your unique and individual life's lessons and purpose. This way you can live with your decisions and assume responsibility for the karma you create. It is important to remember, your ancestors had their opportunities, this is YOUR time. And presence is the key to infinity. The best thing one can do for one's ancestors, and spiritual team, is help them ascend by living one's dharma (life purpose), pray for their souls and raise the vibration of one's spiritual team through meditation. Honor is not worship. And worship is not honor. Meditate on that for a moment.

As your vibration changes so will your spiritual team: Would you want your team of yesteryear to be your team of today?! Let each other go and bless each other onto the next lesson. I like to think of "letting go" like hugging, when you release...they will release too! Someone has to go first, right? The light-er you become, the lite-er your team becomes and the higher you will ascend. The Path is neither straight nor on an incline. It spirals up like a man made trail on the outside of a mountain. The ones having gone before you carving out the initial trail and you leaving your footprints for those to follow. I have said this ad nauseam...spiritual alchemy is about ascension. And ascension is about releasing not binding. The less attachments we have, the free-er we become. Who doesn't want to be free? You ready?! It's time!

This meditation will help release the patterns that have bound you and your ancestors. You will be blessing your ancestors and receive the blessings of your ancestors.

BEGIN: Sit in EASY POSE, with a light JALANDAR BANDH (elogated spine, lifting behind the head and slightly tucking in the chin). Rub your hands together and bring them to PRAYER POSE with your thumbs against your sternum and your shoulders rolled back and down. Your eyes rolled in and up towards your THIRD EYE. Inhale through the nose and chant ONG NA MO GURU DEV NAMO (I bow to the Divine Teacher within) on two breaths. Listen here for the correct pronunciation and cadence of the ADI MANTRA which is found on my CD URBAN MANTRA: VOL I. Please purchase if you have not already and show your support of Rhythm & Breath. All proceeds from the album go to Rhythm & Breath's continued effort to bring affordable and accessible mystical tools to urban folk.  

MUDRA: Right hand over your heart center. Left hand on your back with palm facing outward on the opposite side creating a heart "sandwich." 

FOCUS: Eyes closed

PRANAYAM: Recite the complete mantra on one breath.

MANTRA: 

GURU GURU WAHE GURU
GURU RAM DAS GURU 

TIME: Continue for 11 minutes.

COMMENTS:
This is a mantra of self-healing, humility, relaxation, protective grace, and emotional relief. It calls on the spirit of humility and grace of Guru Ram Das.
The Raaj Yog was given to Guru Ram Das because he achieved this state of consciousness. Yogi Bhajan talks about Raaj Yog as a very particular state of consciousness. "It is living as a yogi on the inside, and as a king on the outside. It is being able to see the unseen, known the unknown and hear the unheard." The Guru Mantra is an ashtang mantra. Ashtang mantras have eight parts. They catalyze the kundalini energy to initiate through your own effort and devotion. The first part of the mantra, Guru Guru Wahe Guru, projects the mind to the Infinite, the source of knowledge and ecstasy. The second part, Guru Ram Das Guru, means “the wisdom that comes as a servant of the Infinite.” This mantra projects the mind to the Infinite and then brings finite guidance on a practical level.
TO FINISH: Recite the Warrior Healers Affirmations in GYAN MUDRA, your index finger pressed against your thumbs. Or in BUDDHA MUDRA one hand resting in the other with the thumbs touching. 

TO CLOSE: Rub your hands together, bring them to prayer pose and chant SAT NAM (Truth is my Identity) on one breath 3 times. Bring your hands up to your forehead and bow bringing your hands and head to the floor. This seals the work in your frontal lobe.

Well there it is. Bring us...us free!!! Meet me in the Rhythm & Breath circle with your questions, comments and impressions. I look forward to ascending.

Sat Nam, Salaam, Shalom,

Mama Luz

Saturday, April 18, 2015

MEDITATION: Root Out Anger and Burn it Out

Picture from "The Alchemy of Happiness" written by al-Ghazālī
If anger is a poison...love is the antidote. 
- Luz Emma

Anger exists. Whether you acknowledge it within your Self, or those around you, anger effects us daily both directly and indirectly for it is part of the hue-man condition. We arrive with it as part of our karmic baggage and it is either cultivated by our family (and society) or tempered through self-knowledge, introspection and meditation. Anger can be volatile and out of control or suppressed and denied. It can mutate into depression, resentment and/or passive aggression and seemingly become an entirely different demon, almost unrecognizable, but no less detrimental to our physical and mental health. Anger limits our ascension into the higher realms and weighs us down keeping us trapped in our lower chakras. Although anger is usually projected outward, anger can also be turned inward through self-loathing, criticism and judgement. It attracts lower vibrating beings (both living and of the spiritual realm) that feed off of lower vibrational transmissions and try to invade our lives both literally and figuratively. I will get more into that at a later juncture. BUt for now lets delve deeper into anger.

Anger lives in the lower triangle in our root chakra and is the first gateway from which we must pass in our path towards ascension. Anger is a subtle attachment: to a person, a situation, an experience. It is not fully released unless it is tempered consciously. Temper is the root word in temperance and it is not an irony that temper is used to describe an angry disposition. Temperance is a concept in Alchemy in which the fire is cultivated transformed, controlled, redirected and used to transmute (change) base matter into gold, poison into medicine, or for our purposes suffering into illumination. Temperance is the result of a daily meditation practice and what we do here: We raise our kundalini energy, cultivate our power, temper it to heal ourselves (our families and communities) and contribute to the world through our dharma. Ones ability to transmute anger determines ones ability to transmute any thing. Because anger is the basest of hue-man emotions if you can transmute anger...you are free from your hue-man condition. Compassion, forgiveness and love are the essential ingredients. When these are given to ones self, it makes it easier to extend them to your fellow hue-man be-ings. So lets put ourselves in the fire before life does it for us. 

BEGIN: Sit in EASY POSE, with a light JALANDAR BANDH (elogated spine, lifting behind the head and slightly tucking in the chin). Rub your hands together and bring them to PRAYER POSE with your thumbs against your sternum and your shoulders rolled back and down. Your eyes rolled in and up towards your THIRD EYE. Inhale through the nose and chant ONG NA MO GURU DEV NAMO (I bow to the Divine Teacher within) on two breaths. Listen here for the correct pronunciation and cadence of the ADI MANTRA which is found on my CD URBAN MANTRA: VOL I. Please purchase if you have not already and show your support of Rhythm & Breath. All proceeds from the album go to Rhythm & Breath's continued effort to bring affordable and accessible mystical tools to urban folk.  

MUDRA: Arms are stretched out straight to the sides. There is no bend in the elbows. The Jupiter (index) finger points upward and the thumb locks down the other fingers. The power of Jupiter, the knowledge, should be tough, stiff and straight. 

FOCUS: The eyes are closed. Concentrate on your spine.

PRANAYAM: Inhale deeply through the rolled tongue SITALI BREATH and exhale through the nose.

MANTRA: There is no mantra with this meditation. But what I do is think of the things, people, situations and experiences that make me angry. I acknowledge them as I inhale and consciously release them as I exhale.

TIME: Continue for 11 minutes.

COMMENTS: This meditation can be done either in the morning or the evening. If you do this eleven minutes every day, your entire life will change. This will give you a new life. Do this for 40 days, it will change your personality from A to Z.

TO FINISH: Inhale deeply, hold the breath for 10 seconds while you stretch your arms out to the sides as far as possible, exhale. Repeat this sequence two more times. Recite the Warrior Healers Affirmations in GYAN MUDRA, your index finger pressed against your thumbs. Or in BUDDHA MUDRA one hand resting in the other with the thumbs touching. 

TO CLOSE: Rub your hands together, bring them to prayer pose and chant SAT NAM (Truth is my Identity) on one breath 3 times. Bring your hands up to your forehead and bow bringing your hands and head to the floor. This seals the work in your frontal lobe.

There it is R & B Yogis! This one is challenging both physically and emotionally. But being the Warrior Healers you are, I know you can handle it! Please reach for me in the circle because "things" can and will come up over the next 40 days. 

May the force be with you, 

Mama Luz



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Friday, February 13, 2015

Meditation for Mental Balance

Balance brings presence. And presence brings infinity. - Luz Emma

No matter how hard we try, or how zen we appear to be, there are times when we have hue-man moments and feel worried, overwhelmed, stressed, consumed. Sometimes, we don't even realize that our minds are burdened but subconsciously it effects us and makes it challeging to be present for ourselves...let alone others. Meditation helps ease our minds so that we can flow and be open to the opportunities and beauty that surround us. This meditation is for mental balance and is one of five meditations given to specifically "to prepare for the gray period of the planet and to bring mental balance." - Yogi Bhajan. From the state of the world today, it is my guess that we are currently in the gray period of the planet. And be-ing the celestial be-ings that we are, how could we not be effected by the cosmos? As above...so below, right?! So lets use this practice to bring mental balance as we create and burn karma and navigate through life.

BEGIN: Sit in EASY POSE, with a light JALANDAR BANDH (elogated spine, lifting behind the head and slightly tucking in the chin). Rub your hands together and bring them to PRAYER POSE with your thumbs against your sternum and your shoulders rolled back and down. Your eyes rolled in and up towards your THIRD EYE. Inhale through the nose and chant ONG NA MO GURU DEV NAMO (I bow to the Divine Teacher within) on two breaths. Listen here for the correct pronunciation and cadence of the ADI MANTRA which is found on my CD URBAN MANTRA: VOL I. Please purchase if you have not already. All proceeds from the album go to Rhythm & Breath's continued effort to bring affordable and accessible mystical tools to urban folk. 

MUDRA: Interlace the fingers with the palms facing up. Hold the inverted Venus Lock at the solar plexus.

EYES: Are one-tenth open.

MANTRA: Gobinday, Mukanday, Udaaray, Apaaray, Hareeang, Kareeang, Nirnaamay, Akaamay

TRANSLATION: These are the eight aspects of God in the Sikh tradition: Sustainer, Liberator, Enlightener, Infinite, Destroyer, Creator, Nameless, Desireless.

TIME: Start with 11 min. and work your way up to 31 min.

TO FINISH: Recite the Warrior Healers Affirmations in Gyan Mudra, your index finger pressed against your thumbs.

TO CLOSE: Rub your hands together, bring them to prayer pose and chant SAT NAM (Truth is my Identity) on one breath 3 times. Bring your hands up to your forehead and bow bringing your hands and head to the floor. This seals the work in your frontal lobe.
So there it is R & B Yogis! Lets get our balance on!

For any questions and further exploration...seek me in the circle. 

Salaam, Shalom, Sat Nam, 
Mama Luz


*If you benefit in any way from Rhythm & Breath, please support us by making a heart donation in the "beggars bowl" at the top of the blog page. All proceeds go to the research, dissemination and production of mystical tools to assist seekers along the Path. Thanks in advance for your support. All assistance is humbly received and appreciated! PLEASE NOTE: Gangsta yogis will be delt with by a Higher authority.*