Bountiful, Blissful, Beautiful Sat Nam Fest

One of the most powerful archetypes that Yogi Bhajan shared in his lectures was the Ashtabhuja.

The Ashtabhuja is the archetype of woman as Goddess. She represents warmth, heat, energy and her body shines with a radiance like the glowing sun. She has ashta – eight, bhuja – arms.

In her seven hands she holds powerful symbols: a bow and arrow representing wisdom and awareness; the lotus which is a symbol of the feminine; a discus which is like a water wheel when it empties and spills forward creation; a scepter which when thrown is like a lightning bolt to dispel negativity or adversity; and a jar of the divine nectar of life. Her eighth hand holds a mala or prayer beads that give eight Siddhis or spiritual powers and nine Nidhis or treasures.

I was always intrigued by this Goddess of the Universe. She spoke to me and I felt her power every time I even spoke her name.

Let her be alive within each woman. That became my prayer. I knew Yogi Bhajan was asking each woman not to worship the Ashtabhuja, but to embody her.

My prayer on this day and forever is that as women we may embody this divine being throughout actions, words, and thoughts. And let these words of Yogi Bhajan resound in our hearts and spirit as he exalts our true power as a woman.

love, k:)

 

Kelly#3

 

 

 

 

 

Sat Nam Fest West 2018

Sat Nam Fest Joshua Tree is finally here! And it is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the happiness, rejuvenation, and transformation of Kundalini Yoga, mantra music, and creativity as you re-discover your authentic self.

Every year Sat Nam Fest presents a variety of sacred music performances, teachers, workshops, Kundalini Yoga classes, and much more.

See you there!

love, k 🙂

 

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Mercury Retrograde Evening Wish

Mercury retrogrades are a great time to regenerate, review, reset foundations for new projects, and to investigate options.
Focus now in a big-picture way, asking for your soul’s view of your energy and path ahead.

Invite a knowing of what you can put into motion that will help you fulfill your soul’s purpose. Trust that in the asking, the universe will begin sending you the people, inspirations, and situations needed.

Remind yourself daily that you are LOVE, you are loved, and you are on purpose here in this world.

love, k

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True REST Float Therapy a.k.a. Sensory Deprivation

Float therapy is a powerful tool for wellness, relaxation, pain relief and sleep aid. Floating is rest reduced environmental stimulus therapy. With any therapy, with regular use its benefits are enhanced.

Stress, tension and pain have formed over time and will take time to experience the greatest relief– luckily, floating therapy is a rejuvenating, relaxing, fun, and effortless way to do so!

Float therapy offers relief and benefits which like to say “the more you float, the better it gets”, as floats themselves deepen beyond the first floating session. Though flotation is an effortless therapy, the body and mind actually learn how to relax into the float with each session.

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SALT: Epsom Salts are great for your skin, hair, nails, and act as an exfoliate. 1,000 pounds of Epsom salts help prevent inflammation in your joints and muscles, treats sprains, strains, and sore muscles.

WEIGHTLESS: 1000 pounds of salt in 180 gallons of water creates a 30% salt solution, enabling the you to float effortlessly atop the water. This creates a deeply relaxing anti-gravity environment, as all tension can be dropped and safe to fall asleep. There are no pressure points on the body in this state. The spine naturally elongates and straightens, and the body undergoes the same regeneration process that transpires during sleep.

MEDITATION:

An hour of zero gravity and zero distractions will decrease the production of cortisone, a stress hormone, leaving us feeling refreshed and revived!! The brain enters the theta brain-wave state, associated with deep sleep and dreaming. As all external sources of distraction are removed, floating provides an extreme form of deep rest as the water feels like floating on cloud 9 or in outer space.

In the floatation environment, without the outside hustle of the world, people experience a profound calmness of mind. This allows for stress management, offers psychological benefits of a feeling of inner peace, and is a perfect complement to many alternative well-ness regimens.

This means that for anyone with stress induced or related diseases, such as hypertension, ulcers, heart disease, and many others, the flotation tank offers a mental solution to the physical symptom, and goes after the problem at its source. By combating the stress, which is at the root of these issues, flotation tanks help to heal the body and the mind. Even more abstract mental issues, such as depression, psychological issues, even PTSD, have been shown to be alleviated in the float tank environment due to shifts in brain chemistry.

love, #k:)

Cleansing Crystals and Gemstones – HOW TO?

There are many methods today for cleaning crystals and gemstones in order to increase the effects of their metaphysical energies.

Gemstones are believed to have an extensive memory, remembering where they’ve been, who they’ve touched, and all forces and energies that have surrounded them. A crystal or gemstone can pass onto others any energy that it has stored within it.  Often, gemstones need to be cleansed of any unwanted energies that they may have collected from you, from others, or from the environment.

 

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Healers, Light workers, take care to clean their healing stones after each use because the stones might take pain (both physical and emotional) into themselves and pass it onto others if they have not been cleansed of those energies between uses. If a stone has absorbed negative energies, it may not work well for whatever purpose.

 

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Methods for cleansing stones:
Fire – carefully pass the stone through the flame of a candle several times until you intuitively feel it has been cleared. The fire will burn away any negative energy. (Always use care when dealing with fire to ensure safety for yourself and environment).
Smudging – carefully pass the stone through the smoke of a white sage smudge stick several times until you intuitively feel it has been cleared. Read more about smudging gemstones here….
Water – rinse the stone in moving water. This can be done in one of three ways:
by holding the stone in a river or brook (placing it into a mesh bag will make it easier to hold onto) for several minutes,
by leaving it out in the rain for several hours,
by holding it under the faucet for several minutes. The water will wash away negative energy and return it to the Earth where it can be neutralized.
DO NOT USE WATER on soft stones such as angelite, some calcites, howlite, aragonite, azurite, dolomite, malachite, selenite, sulphur, etc. as it may dissolve the stone to a greater or lesser degree.

Earth – bury the stone in the ground for one full day, placing a marker over it so as to be able to find it later, or bury the stone in a pot of ground soil. (Do not use potting soil as it has been treated.) The soil will absorb negative energy, disperse it, and transmute it into positive energy. Stones feel very comfortable in the earth as it is where they formed and grew.
Air – smudge the stone on all sides with a sage smudge stick, or with dried sage or cedar, or pass it through the smoke of sandalwood or sage incense. Sage is a very effective cleanser, neutralizing negative energy and transmuting it into positive energy.
Sea salt – the most common method of cleansing stones is with water and sea salt. You can do this by placing the stone in a mesh bag and rinsing it in the ocean for several minutes, or by soaking the stone for several hours in a glass of water with a pinch of sea salt. CAUTIONS: *Salt may damage the finish on some stones. * Water may damage soft or friable stones. *Placing a stone in dry sea salt (without the water) may damage its electromagnetic field.
Light – place a stone in bright sunlight, either outside or on a windowsill, for at least an hour. NOTE: solar energy may be too violent for some stones, having been formed within the Earth devoid of any light. CAUTION: over time, sunlight may fade the color of some stones. An alternate, and gentler, method is to place the stone in moonlight for at least one night under a full moon, longer if the moon is not full.

 

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Good luck! All cleansing methods are compatible with each other; so use whatever combination feels right for you and your stone. Intuitively, using a combination of methods is especially good for cleansing new stones, clearing stones for programming, and cleansing and recharging heavily drained stones. Combinations cleanse the stones more effectively and sometimes more quickly.

love, #krishna

 

Peppermint Foot Comfort Recipe

Foot soaks are a great way to relax and invigorate tired feet and soothe away all aches and inflammations. A host of homemade foot care recipes are available that can be put together quickly and easily. Here are a few recommended foot soaks that can help your feet relax, naturally.

Salt foot bath

Perfect for soothing swollen and tired feet, the salt foot bath is a fast and sure way to relax and re-energize your feet. Salt is beneficial for achy feet primarily because when added to water, it makes the solution hypertonic. It means compared to your skin and skin cells, salt water is a high concentration mixture.

Ingredients

● ½ cup sea salt/Epsom salt

● Water

Preparation

· Take a large pan or half a bucket of water and bring it to boil. Allow it to cool down to a temperature that suits you.

· Add Epsom salt to it and let it dissolve completely.

· Now soak your feet in the solution, relax, and enjoy the healing powers of warm salt water.

· You can read a magazine or listen to some music as you treat your feet.

Peppermint foot comfort recipe

Peppermint foot soak is the surest way to re-energize your feet after a long day. Peppermint has an instantaneous invigorating effect on the skin and the tired muscles of the feet.

Ingredients

● Take enough water in a large pan or a bucket to soak in your feet

● 3-4 drops of peppermint essential oil

● A single drop of eucalyptus essential oil

● A single drop of lemon essential oil

Preparation

· Boil the water and allow it to cool down a bit.

· Add all the oils as mentioned above.

· Soak in your feet till the water remains warm.

· Pat dry and apply some lemon-based moisturizer.

Lavender foot soak

Lavender is a popular ingredient used for preparing relaxing bubble baths, foot soaks, and massages. It has amazing relaxation properties including a soothing aroma that works wonders for any spa, soak, and massage treatment.

Ingredients

● About 4-5 liter of water

● Two drops of lavender essential oil

● ¼ cup of sea/Epsom salt

Preparation

· Boil the water and let it cool down to a comfortable temperature.

· Add lavender oil and salt.

· Put your feet in, soak, and relax.

Sandalwood foot treatment

Sandalwood has amazing healing powers that are great for bruises, cuts, and tears. Also, the aroma of sandalwood is often associated with feelings of deep relaxation and peace.

Ingredients

● About 4-5 liter of water

● Two drops of sandalwood essential oil

● ¼ cup of sea/Epsom salt

Preparation

· Boil the water and let it cool down for a while.

· Now add two drops of sandalwood essential oil and sea salt.

· Put your feet in and enjoy the instant comfort!

love, krishna:)

November: The Beaver Full Moon 

There’s something special, magical, about sky-watching events. For just a second, something way up in the sky, outside of our daily lives, can pull us out of ourselves and into a communal experience that we share with people all over the world. We felt that with meteor showers and the solar eclipse earlier this year. Even with chaos going on in the world around us, it’s grounding. Lucky for us, The Beaver Full Moon will be the largest full moon we’ve had yet in 2017 and it’s happening to grace our sky this full moon weekend! 

The Beaver Moon’s path isn’t passing through any of the 12 constellations of the traditional zodiac, but will pass into Cetus and in front of Aldebaran. The Aldebaran is the brightest star in Taurus, so on Nov. 5 you might just be able to see occultation which is when one celestial body blocks another. 

Get your moon loving friends out for a special viewing. Bring the themed snacks like moon pies and enjoy the Beaver Moon.
love, #krishna