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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Master & Disciple: The Divine Exchange

 "Never arrive at a gathering empty handed."
-Luz Emma

"There is a toll road in Kundalini Yoga. You pay first, then you enter.  Itarashtam tithar kashtam . If you ever come empty hand­ed, you shall go empty handed. It's a law which should never be broken. You should share freely, but never receive the student empty handed—that's the law. A student must not come to you empty handed. He may bring a leaf, or he may bring a million dollars. But he must not come to a teacher without an offering. If a person shall come empty-handed, he may sit there for six hours and do all kinds of yoga, but the moment he goes out of that door, he'll go empty-handed. That's the only condition, and it's not up to you or me." - Yogi Bhajan 

The relationship between master and disciple is a sacred covenant that is agreed upon in pre-eternity and at the moment the master accepts the novice as a student. There must be an exchange of something of "value" that is symbolic of an offering one gives in exchange of a blessing. It is a conscious acknowledgement, "I need you. I value you. Humbly accept me and my offering." One would never ask a Doctor for a freebie or a discount. The agreement before you even step foot in the Dr.'s office is: You are ill. He gives you a prognosis and/or medicine. You will take your chances on whether his medicine will work or not. And you are prepared to pay for your visit after you are seen knowing this, correct? A spiritual exchange is no different: you need healing from your human condition and the teacher/master provides the tools. The path that lies ahead is unknown but the desire for Self-Realization is so great you proceed anyways. It is a sacred agreement...a Divine exchange.

Money is symbolic of this agreement although the exchange doesn't always have to be in money. It can be mutually agreed upon "barter" exchange. Whatever the agreed method, "payment" is your offering. The point being: it must be discussed, agreed upon and followed through to make the circle of healing complete. When it comes to exchanges of a spiritual nature (instruction, transmission, guidance), this exchange should not cause discomfort, pain, or suffering.  If it does, one should question the intentions of the transmitter and possibly find another teacher. 

For teachers, it is important put a value on your time, your knowledge, your experience. If you do not value what you transmit, how do you expect others to value it. To be fully present, it is necessary to be aware of all of your incarnations, your present life condition and dharma, the investments (both literal and figurative) you have made in your Self and the work that you have put in to arrive at this very moment. All that having been said...it puts things in better perspective when putting a value on one's work, energy and time.

In the past, I struggled with the idea of payment especially when dealing with spiritual work. I did not feel comfortable with charging for the transmission of healing energy or my counsel. I would accept a donation or symbolic gift in exchange. It worked for me initially but after years of giving to a fault, I found myself, depleted, imbalanced, ill, resentful and homeless. Not a positive place to be in if one has the intention of healing and being of service. But after years of transmitting, tempering, evolving and expanding as a healer and guide, I have come to realize:

1) Not all that arrive are Chosen. 
2) For healing to transpire one must honor the medicine and the Giver/giver of the medicine. 3) Although "it" runs through you, it is not of you. 
4) This is the way the Creator provides for you. It is a gift.
5) Know your worth.
6) Remain humble.

 I pray these words provide you with the validation you need.

 <3 Mama Luz
 


Thursday, December 25, 2014

Healing Circle Forming in Brooklyn

 Healing Circle for Elevating Souls of Lives Lost to Violence and Injustice

In the light of the injustices, constantly and consistently perpetrated against the Black community, Rhythm & Breath in conjunction with Surreal Serenity Massage Therapy, LLC. will be hosting an evening of healing meditation where we will be holding sacred space to channel our emotions in regards to the current events and transmute our anger and frustration into spiritual activism:

Friday January 2nd
6PM - 8PM
926 Atlantic Ave. 
Brooklyn, NY 
(917) 650-6857

The evening will consist of a Candle Light Vigil/Healing Circle to honor the lives lost at the hands of injustice (Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, Tamir Price et al.), a Kundalini Meditation to elevate their souls, the recitation of the Warrior Healers Affirmations and conclude with a process session of our emotions to be proactive and facilitate healing in our selves and our community.

It is a $5 minimum - $10 suggested donation to participate.


Please bring your own mat or meditation cushion. 

If you have questions contact:
Luz Emma: rhythmandbreath@gmail.com 
Sheree: info@surrealserenitymassage.com

This will be the beginning of an on-going weekly Kundalini Yoga & Meditation class. 


We are very committed to healing our selves and the community, we hope that you will join us. 

Sat Nam!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Prosperity Affirmations

PROSPERITY AFFIRMATIONS
 Blessings of favor and prosperity flow directly to me and multiply when cultivated.

I am able to sustain and maintain my abundance, meet my needs and fulfill my desires 
with ease.

I am able to support my beloveds in the way that they need with my surplus.

I am full.

I am content.

I am complete.

I am worthy.

I am grateful for what is 

And what will Be.

In the name of the Most High,

Amin

Amin

Amin

-Luz Emma