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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

40 Days of White

Wearing white clothing for ceremony and ritual has been a technology since the beginning of ceremony and ritual. The color white contains all the colors of the spectrum and as a symbol represents purity and purification. Traditionally, white is used to mark transitions and the ending or beginning of cycles. For practical purposes, wearing white clothing makes one more aware of the environment one inhabits, makes one more cognizant of what you touch and who touches you. According to yogic philosophy, wearing white clothing expands one's aura by one foot. The human aura radiates up to 9 feet in all directions. But if your aura falls below 4 feet, you become susceptible to the infiltration of outside entities, energies and dis-ease. Therefore wearing white not only heightens ones consciousness and deepens ones practice but can also be worn as a spiritual protectionIt significantly alters not only how you are in the world but also how you are received. I did a year in white accompanied by daily Kirtan Kriya for 2.5 hours. I must admit by the end of the year, I was dreaming of colored clothes and started wearing black as soon as possible.  But all jokes aside, it was by far one of the most challenging and also one of the most rewarding and transformative things I have ever committed my Self to. So, if you have not worn white for ceremony or ritual, as of yet, I highly recommend that  you make a commitment of at least 40 days of wearing white or at least wear white when you practice. It is much easier to make such a commitment during the warmer months because most white clothes are made of natural fibers and are very light. If you would like support or guidance in this regard, reach for me!

Sat Nam,
Mama Luz

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