I remember a fellow yogi friend of mine explaining that yoga is like ice cream, there are so many flavors! She's so right! But most people in our country think of a Vinyasa practice when they think of Yoga. Probably because that's how the media and yoga clothes companies etc. portray it, and most studios offer this style of yoga. I think it's because it appeals to the fitness enthusiast who wants to get a sweat on while doing some sort of meditation too. And that's great! Whatever gets you to yoga!
naam translates to mean 'the word'. it's our connection to spirit. all your answers lie in the word.
naam is the beautiful fusion of kundalini yoga and kabbalistic principles.
when we have a question of how to do something we turn to google, right? the answer to any question we have is literally at our fingertips. the same is true when we have a pressing matter, or a question, we can turn to our hearts for the answer. sounds too esoteric, right? well it's true.
try to stay with me on this: when you speak, you are creating--you are literally planting a seed of manifestation into the world. you are the scribe and the author to your life, your movie, or your book. the tongue is the pencil, the pen, or the keys of your computer.
everything you've ever said has been written.
what makes us, as humans, unique, and closer to spirit, is that we can literally communicate with the divine. we can form words and sentences that become creation in and of itself. when you speak, you are communicating to the universe and your heart is that source of all creation.
your heart is the eternal flame that is ever present in your life. it's the heart chakra that is your own inner compass--your guide, your intuition. it is the soul that connects us to life, of that which is love, originating from a higher power that gives unconditionally. are you following me? you are a beacon of light. you are the sun.
all that you need to know lies within you.
your unique energetic vibration radiates out into the universe and is reflected right back to you. all your questions can literally be 'googled' in your heart. whether you can hear, listen, or read the answers all depends on your level of consciousness.
i can literally laugh now when i realize that whenever i have a question to something and ask it aloud to myself, the answer lies in the exact question. for instance, i was wondering the other day whether i should commit to staying on the cape or not. i asked myself, "what do i value?" the answer was my health, my spiritual practice, my family, a sense of adventure and connecting with like-minded people. everything was checked off my list which made me realize, that i have all i need right here. boom--the answer lies within the question.
instead of saying, "why did this happen to me?", ask yourself "what caused this to happen to me?". instead of complaining, "why doesn't he want me?", ask yourself, "why don't i value my self worth?" get really honest with your answers, to formulate your questions, and you will start to learn how to navigate through life.
within a 24 hour period, you can literally ask a question to the universe and receive a sign telling you which way to go. this is the answer, your intuition, your guiding light at work. you just need to be open and receiving of the truth. wake up, and pay attention!
to raise your consciousness, we use mantra with our naam practice.
the space between the sound vibration that your mouth makes and the reception of how your ear perceives it, is that gap where all the answers lie.
your heart and your mouth are in constant communication. that energetic vibration between sound and stillness is where the magic happens.
depending on what you're working on, you can access specific mantras and implement them into a meditation practice, to heighten your awareness and receive these answers in your life.
it has been scientifically proven that by doing something everyday for 40 days, you can neutralize subconscious patterns. another 40 days of the same will negate these patterns, and the final 40 days, totaling 120 days, results in manifestation.
when you chant along to a mantra, you are communicating with the divine world.
when we are still in meditation, we allow our intuition to come forth, but by chanting mantra, using vibration, we can cut through space and time and reach the level of consciousness we need quicker.
if you want peace, healing, self love, strength, prosperity, abundance or to find your soul's purpose, you need to get to work on raising your consciousness within that specific category. you will dissolve all the blocks that have been subconsciously created and reach new heights (literally) of total clarity, to hear, to listen and to receive all the answers that lie within you already.
check out www.rootlight.com under the music tab to access the mantra that's right for you, and start your practice today!
i love you.
in health and happiness,
one size does not fit all, now does it? this is why 'diet's' are not suited for everyone, certain supplements aren't necessary for everybody, not everybody needs the same amount of sleep, should eat meat, shouldn't, etc. etc. etc... it's hard to keep up with all the information we have in regards to health and wellness, and that's why it's so important to listen to yourself and become your own doctor, your own teacher, your own guide.
for me, i listen when my body tells me its story. anytime i have a frustrating physical symptom, i become proactive and let myself be guided to healing. macrobiotics has been a very influential approach to my health path. i can't say enough about how it cleared up a lot of debris, not just physically, but emotionally and mentally too.
i believe that freedom comes from structure.
to feel vibrant, we need to have a plan in place. if we don't have the proper foods on hand, we're likely to grab something not ideal, to satisfy our hunger, or craving. if we stay up all night on the computer, or watching t.v., we're depleting our energy source--same goes for if we don't get outside everyday and move. without a proper structure to our day, we will become distant from our intuitive, mindful capacity to be the best version of ourselves.
BUT, once we master the art of structure, we can play a little!
it's not healthy to become too rigid or narrow minded in our lives. when we do that, we block the flow of creation.
macrobiotics is known to be a healing diet, but it also literally translates to the meaning, 'the big picture of life'. naturally, there is an ebb and flow and a yin and yang to the philosophy.
but you have to ask yourself, 'what works for you'?
for a year, i was a hard core macro, but once i found balance within my structure, i started to see what parts of the diet didn't work for me, and i've since tweaked my approach to eating.
i relate this to my kundalini/naam yoga practice. my love for this practice has kept me from trying other styles of yoga, until recently! i'd always been very resistant to vinyasa flow classes because they're uncomfortable--all the more reason to try it!
there's a fine line between structure and rigidity, exploration and resistance.
my macro world has now been reshaped by the ayurvedic world, and my love for naam and kundalini has new meaning for me now in the vinyasa world. everything is connected, and evolves in its own time.
i'm finding that 'sweet spot' in life, just as you find in a yoga pose, where the foundation and alignment of your health and body can now find it's ultimate place in the world.
ayurvedic practices focus on the three different doshas--a sanskrit term for the biological energies found in the human mind and body--our unique blueprint. it's a more individualized approach, unlike the broader spectrum of macrobiotics. macrobiotics helped me to establish the structure i needed, to then understand through ayurveda, what could support me in other ways.
through discipline and structure, you move into a soft, supple, flourishing being, open to new experiences, open to the flow of life, and a vehicle of moving energy.
to start finding your 'sweet spot', first develop some proper structure. eventually, your energy will flow in and out of you efficiently, allowing your intuition to ultimately guide you.
embark on establishing a peaceful, fulfilling life, by taking what worked for me and will always serve me, from the basic structure in macrobiotics:
sit down and eat at regular meal times throughout the day.
breakfast should be between 6-8.
lunch between 12-2
dinner between 5-7.
take a walk every day for a minimum of 30 minutes.
surround yourself with green plants--in your bedroom, bathroom and kitchen.
keep the air in your home circulating, by opening windows.
limit electronic use as much as possible. television time is usually no more than an hour a day. it zaps your energy.
get to bed by 10. going to sleep with the world, helps your body reset and recharge properly, keeping you vibrant by reducing kidney stress.
my kundalini/naam practice has ignited my inspiration, my creativity, peace and fulfillment by keeping me anchored in love. it's a beautiful fusion with macrobiotics because it connects us to the laws of the universe.
it is a MUST to meditate for a minimum of 11 minutes per day. pray, sit in silence, go within, follow your breathing, open your heart and surrender what does not serve you.
if you follow this structure, you will find your 'sweet spot' in the world and be more peaceful, and happier than you could ever dream imaginable.
in health and happiness,
i love learning about the planets and how they affect us individually and collectively! i have been studying universal forces of kabbalah (not the religion) for some time now. the wisdom is deeper than any religion could ever be. it originated in egypt, and literally began with the word, aka, naam -- the creation of expressing ourselves with our tongue.
it is the way we communicate with the divine world.
naam is the combination of kabbalistic study and kundalini yoga. together it's a beautiful fusion of mastery; the understanding of how the universe works.
kabbalah is the study founded upon by the mystical truth of the mathematical application of understanding space and time, in this life. when you understand your blueprint, based on your planetary influences, you can literally create your own destiny and manifest your dreams.
if you abide by these laws of nature, you will be at the right place, at the right time, and in the flow of life.
each of us were born via a specific planet, becoming the essence of who we are. each planet comes with a set of gifts, so that we may shine, and evolve with the challenges of that planet's characteristics. each planet has a light and a dark side to push us to become our highest self.
if it were all easy peasy, we would become lazy and careless, and on the flip side, if everything was so hard, we would not learn and strive to feel peace.
once you learn about your personal planets and your planetary calendar, you can harmonize with these influences.
i have a wonderful friend and planetary coach who is helping me design my destiny.
we all have so many resources available to live the life we want to live! patricia resides on cape cod, but all she needs is your birthday to work her magic! check out her website @ www.worksofarthealing.com.
you can also go to www.rootlight.com and click on the akashic record tab to input your birthday info.
you will find out everything you need to know regarding your business life, relationship advice, health and happiness! what have you got to lose?
knowledge is power, and it lies within the truth, the wisdom and the eternal light source...