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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Divine Shield Meditation for Protection & Positivity


The next round of 40 days of meditation we will be calling on the Divine Mother to uplift and expand our auras. Whether we are mothers, or not, we all have been at some point in our past lives and our task in this life time is to become better caretakers to our selves and heal lifetimes of karma that get in the way of us living our Truth.

So as with every meditation, sitting in easy pose with hands in prayer pose with eyes rolled up toward the third eye brow point...we begin with the Adi Mantra ONG NA MO GURU DEV NA MO. This means I bow to the Divine Teacher within, or another translation is, I bow to the Infinite Widsom within. Ideally if you can chant the mantra on one breath GREAT! But if not, I like to chant the mantra on two breaths. The first breath, ONG NA MO...and when you are out of breath sip in air through a puckered mouth, and then chant GURU DEV NAMO. We chant the Adi Mantra 3xs.

The mudra and sitting position for this meditation is, the right knee bent with the right foot flat on the ground pointing straight ahead. The sole of the left foot is against the arch and ankle of the right foot. Make a fist with your left hand and place it on the grounds beside the hip. Use this to balance the posture. Bring your right hand back along the side of the head with the palm facing the ear. Form a cup with the right palm. Then bring it against the skull so that it contacts the skull below the ear but stays open above the ear.

As for the mantra, inhale deeply and chant the mantra in a long, full smooth sound of:


Project the sound as if you are calling out to the Divine Mother like the sound a baby uses to call on the mother. If you call, she will come to your aid. As you chant, listen to the sound and let it vibrate through your whole body. When you have exhaled completely, take another deep breath and continue for 3 (minimum time for newbies) to 11 minutes. Then change the legs and ear to the other side.

Yogi Bhajan's notes on the meditation are:

It is difficult to focus on your higher feelings and sensitivity if you feel fearful and unprotected. If the universe seems hostile, uncaring, and non-responsive it is easy to become filled with cynicism, despair, and hopelessness. In that depressed state it is impossible to sense the fullness and possibilities of life. It is difficult to solve the problems that upset you.

Those feelings occur when the aura that surrounds the body is weak and small. The human aura can extend out to nine feet in all directions. If it drops below four feet, we tend to become depressed. If we can extend the aura, the outer arc acts as a filter and a connector to the universal magnetic field.

The aura can be temporarily expanded. One way is to connect to your aura with the universal seed sound that activates the power of the heart center. The compassion of the universe uplifts and expands you. It provides a Divine Shield to accompany you through your trials and tribulations. This meditation does exactly that. If you make it a regular practice, you will become positive, fearless, and happy. NOTHING WILL STOP YOU AS YOU PURSUE YOUR GOALS.

When the shield is strong you are protected from the impact of your own past actions. You are like a great ship that turns toward God and reality and then must cross the waves of your own wake that you created by your past actions (wait a second...whoah that is deep) The shield keeps you alert and awake at the real task of your life.

Close the meditation by rubbing your hands together, bringing them to prayer pose. Recite the Warrior Healers Affirmations.

Repeat a Long SAT NAM chanted on one breath 3xs. SAT NAM means Truth is my Identity.
Bring your hands to your forehead and your forehead to the ground to seal the meditation in your frontal lobe.
So there it is R & B Yogis! It sounds good to me! Lets see where the Divine Mother takes us. SO, hit me up if you have any questions or comments!

Sat Nam...Namaste...Asalaam Walaikum...Shalom!

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