February’s energy of Looking Back was a time of powerful clearing, which always creates activation/initiation. Moving into March, we love that moment when we recognise the flow of energy coming into experience.
We love that moment, the flow of your inner reality into personal action. So today, we want to talk about your capacity to allow something that is really spectacular, and that is to allow greatness. Your greatness!! The greatness that is YOU!
The deepest intention of your embodiment is you being fully you, and you are inherently great. Do you know this? When you embrace what you want and go with it, you allow yourself to be fulfilled, and you allow others in life to be blessed by a fuller knowing of All-That-Is, which happens through the specific fulfillment of you.
When I began practicing Kundalini Yoga, I came from an Ashtanga practice flowing to a set series of asanas in sequence from one to the next. At my first Kundalini class in New York, I was quite amazed when the teacher asked me to raise my arms as if about to shoot an arrow, position myself in Archer Pose and remain still. The pose seemed simple enough but after a minute or two, holding still, keeping my gaze, my knee bent and arms lifted were surprising challenges.
How could such a simple exercise pose require so much?
It’s been a long way since that first experience with Archer Pose, which is now one of my favorites. It brings forth strength and inspires self-assurance; by holding this specific pose you become aware of your own deep reservoir of inner power.
Archer Pose, according to the Kundalini Yoga teachings, promotes courage and confidence. This asana brings the gift of fearlessness you get to accept and receive.
To Practice Archer Pose:
Stand with the feet approximately 2 – 3 feet apart. Turn the right foot so it is pointed away from the side of the body. Place the left foot at a right angle to the right foot; the toes will be pointing away from the front of the body.
A line extending back from the heel of the right foot should intersect with the arch of the left foot.
Bend the right leg forward so that the right knee is over the right toes. Stretch through the left leg, knee straight, heel pressing into the floor.
Reach forward with the right hand and bring the fingers to the palms, as if grasping a bow. As if pulling back on the bowstring, bring the left hand, fingers also curled to the palms, to the left shoulder. Both thumbs are pointed up.
Tuck the tailbone via a light Root Lock. Pull Neck Lock with the chin in, chest out.
Gaze at the tip of the right thumb and breathe deeply from the navel.
Reverse sides and repeat.
love, krishna 💜
Life is a precious gift and an experience that each of us desired before we were born. The desire wanted to shift awareness from the world of spirit into the physical because it as an opportunity to learn, to grow, to love, and to expand in awareness of the love that lives within all things.
In every moment you choose to love yourself, another, or even the ground beneath your feet, the entire essence of creation knows more love.
Your life is a gift. Treasure it. Don’t worry so much about the state of the world. Be more concerned with the state of your inner being. Don’t worry so much if others can’t love you or one another. Be more concerned with loving yourself, loving others, and allowing yourself the most amazing experience you can have here will uplift and educate those for whom you care.
Enjoy your life to the fullest, and look for the love you can receive or contribute to each moment, for in doing so you embrace heaven, right here, right now.
When I recently learned of the death of a musician I think highly of. Besides of being a talented musician, she was something of a comic spark plug, performing brilliant songs with clever lyrics wove into their band and dj performances. I enjoyed watching them for years. She died suddenly at a young age.
I was surprised at how moved I was at the news of her passing. I found the incident sobering. The word sober is usually used as the flip side of being drunk. But when an event sobers us, it dashes cold water on our face to free us from the drunkenness of the meaningless activities we often engage in. We are awakened from the addictive behaviors we use to distract ourselves from our pain. The list of our addictions, hard and soft, is substantial: Drinking, using, drugging, Internet, smartphone, gaming, anxious eating, overworking, compulsive shopping, disconnected sex, neurotic cleaning, mindless babbling, arguing, continual drama, and so on.. All tricks we play on ourselves to stay on and on and on—all tricks we play on ourselves to stay enraptured by emptiness. We each have our preferred escape.
Then something happens that forces us to face ourselves and our lives. A death, divorce, accident, business setback, health issue, legal problem, or weather disaster. Some crisis or emergency. Then we have to think about what is really important and what our priorities are. While such challenges are painful, they are also liberating. They push us to dig into our soul rather than hang out at the shallow surface of our lives. When we go through such difficulties, we resist them. After we graduate from the lessons they bring us, we find deep gratitude.
None of us knows how long we or our loved ones will be here. It could be a very long time or a short time. Some people disappear quickly, without notice. For that reason we must appreciate the people and gifts in our lives while we have them. Don’t take anyone or any situation for granted. Bless it while you have it. Tell your close ones that you love them. Thank them for the good they bring you.
Hopefully you will have lots more time with your loved ones. Just don’t wait until they are gone or almost gone to express your heart to them. Likewise, don’t wait until you find your soulmate, lose 30 pounds, get your dream job, make your first million, or attain nirvana before you appreciate who you are. Now is your big moment to fall in love with yourself. Right where you are. As you are just enough.
love, krishna (kelly)
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NBC’s new hit show World of Dance, include Jennifer Lopez, Derek Hough,
NE-YO and host Jenna Dewan Tatum, judges the performances of dancers of all ages and styles.
love, k 🙂