Dear Students and Friends,
Hope everyone had a nice holiday break. Last month we wrapped up our first 40 day Global Sadhana sharing on this blog. Just have to tell you about our vacation journey. We had the great fortune of watching my son’s high school graduation in perfect weather with dear friends from my high school days.
We also spent a little personal time with Jake and we were able to see family and actually met Jake’s great group of friends he has acquired up north before heading back to Florida. On our way to the graduation we flew in and rented a car and toured my childhood home town of Morristown N.J. and I was able to show my husband a fast glimpse of where I come from. This was important to me to share with him just as he once showed me Chicago where he came from. I think all couples need to make it a point to go back to their roots and share the path they took to find each other.
After graduation we were able to visit the coast and go to Atlantic City the night before flying back to Florida. We went to a concert at Boardwalk Hall to see Lady Gaga. As we drove to the airport we looked over and saw the windmills which were amazing.
Why doesn’t every state that can sustain windmills for energy? I just don’t get it. The funny part was after we went back to work we were telling our friend about the trip and we learned that he also a native of New Jersey was behind those windmills being put in place. What a small world huh?
So that was not the end of our fabulous time off we rented a cottage in a fishing village in Cortez Florida where we spent a week of peace after all of the festivities. This was a game changer for us because not only did it have everything we could want it had nothing we did not want either!
We were able to stay in a beautifully restored historical cottage and visit 3 of the many beaches up and down the Gulf and just have a blast the whole week. Driving our provided bikes from the rental across the 1 mile bridge into Anna Maria Island a quaint 7 mile stretch of an island right on to the Gulf and park our bikes and run into the warm afternoon water it just reminded us of our life once in the tiny island of Key West.
This working fishing village area that we stayed in hosts many mom and pop owned businesses as well as local touristy rentals and arts and crafts galore. We plan to go back soon for a 3 day weekend.
We were able to look at life a bit differently and experience again that unique feeling that only comes through simple living with local people just enjoying life through it’s ups and downs. Did I mention it rained and the boats could not go out and no diving for my sweet hubby. However, the rain on the tin roof allows leads to a relaxing mediation inside of the cottage.
In light of simple things and getting back to basics I felt it appropriate we start back on a basic beginners 11 Day Global Sadhana from 2012 that teaches us the key to opening the flow in Kundalini the Antar Naad Mudra.
Please join me as we start today.
Namaste, Sat Nam,
The mantra is
Sa Re Sa Sa
Sa Re Sa Sa
Sa Re Sa Sa Sa Rung
Har Re Har Har
Har Re Har Har
Har Re Har Har Har Rung
About this mantra it is written, “The esoteric structure of the mantra is coded in the qualities each of the sounds represent, and the rhythm that weaves them together into a coherent and powerful effect. Sa means the Infinite, the totality, God. It is the element of Ether. It initiates and contains all other effects. It is subtle and beyond. Har is the creativity of the earth. It is the dense element. It is the power of manifestation, the tangible, the personal. These sounds are women together then projected through the sound of Ung, or complete totality, like the original sound Om or Ong.”
To do this meditation:
Put the hands flat together in Prayer Pose at the navel point. As the mantra starts with Sa Re Sa Sa start to bring the palms up the center front of the torso, about 4-6 inches in front of the body. As you pass the Heart Center, begin to open the hand mudra to make an open lotus, by the time it reaches the level of the Brow Point. The open lotus has the base of the palms together, the little fingertips touch, the thumb tips touch, and the rest of the fingers are spread open. As the mantra beings Har Re Har Har turn the fingers to point down, with the back of the hands touching — it is reverse Prayer Pose. Slowly bring this mudra down the chakras in rhythm with the music until the fingertips reach the Navel Point on the sounds Ha Rung. Then turn them around and being again.