NEW MOON IN GEMINI

We are in the midst of the new moon in Gemini on Monday! It is an exciting time to set intentions, realign and re-build. We can always start with a clean slate and manifest new realities, and the new moon energy will support us with our endeavors.

A new moon occurs when the sun and the moon are aligned. It is the start of a new cycle. In particular, the Gemini new moon helps us examine our truth. We can ask ourselves if we are speaking our minds and if we are expressing our feelings, needs, wants and desires. During this time we can get clear about what we really want in our lives (and what we don’t!).

As we know, part of good communication is also listening. We can take the time to ask: Are we listening to our own intuition in every situation? Are we listening when others are speaking. Are we communicating in a conscious way or is our own ego driving the direction of the conversation?

One of the aquarian sutras is, “Recognize the other person is you.” This aligns with Gemini energy who is humanitarian, loyal and expressive.

Here is a journal prompt I encourage you to engage with this week:

*Write down one goal that you have for this month.

*Write down the steps you will take to achieve that goal.

*Imagine and see that it is already happening. Write down how that feels.

Return to this journal prompt each day and stick with your action steps! I am excited to hear about what you will create this June.

Blessings, light and love to you all! Sat Nam,

Heather

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New Moon in Taurus

The energy is shifting! Can you feel it?

It’s time to arrive and thrive. It’s time to get grounded and examine what it is you really want.

How can we “arrive”? Take some time today, or over the next few days, to journal and reflect. Ask yourself and your soul what it wants to do and how it wants to feel in this life and in this human experience. I find that asking these questions and then doing some automatic writing can unveil some interesting things our conscious mind may not be aware of. When you do automatic writing you can set a timer and write anything and everything that comes to mind without pausing to analyze it. You can write for as little as 3 minutes.

Taurus is a very grounding energy and also can help us manifest if we are aligned with our soul’s purpose. To get aligned we can talk a walk in nature, meditate, drink water, and eat some nourishing food. Take some time for self-care. Believe in the beauty of the present moment.I am excited to see what comes up this season and I am excited to be on this journey with you!

Lots of love and Sat Nam!

Heather

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THE MAGIC OF MANTRA

What is mantra and why do we do it?

Mantra is the use of specific sounds to transform and open up your consciousness. Made up of seed sounds, or syllables, mantras can elevate and expand your sensory system. These sacred sounds are repeated to connect you, on a deeper level, with your highest vibrational self and with Divine energy.



How are Kundalini mantras different than mantras chanted in other yogic traditions?

In Kundalini Yoga technology, these phrases are chanted in the language of Gurmukhi, which is a sister language to Sanskrit. A common mantra uttered on and off the mat among those who practice Kundalini is “Sat Nam,” which translates to “truth is my name,” or “truth is my identity.” “Sat Nam” is often used as a greeting. Another frequently recited mantra is called the Adi Mantra. To open any Kundalini Yoga class, we chant the Adi Mantra three times: Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo. “Ong” translates to “infinite creative energy in manifestation and activity.” Namo means “I bow,” or "reverent greetings,” reflecting humility. Guru means "inner teacher or wisdom,” or “that which brings me from darkness into light.” Dev means "Divine or of God" and “Namo” reaffirms reverence. In all it means, "I bow to the wisdom of the Cosmos.”



What is the purpose of mantras?

Mantras are special tools to help us break through blocks and barriers. They are often chanted out loud, but sometimes they are mentally recited. Sound and vibrations from sound can influence our environments and mantras help us align with a higher vibrational frequency. It is best to begin learning mantras with a certified teacher.



Where can I hear these mantras?

There are so many platforms that include Kundalini mantra music today:  Spotify, itunes and YouTube are my go-to’s. Click on the link below for a beautiful version of my current favorite mantra, “Chattra Chakra Vartee,” by the amazing Oslee. This translates to: You are pervading in all the four directions, the Enjoyer in all the four directions. You are self-illumined, profoundly beautiful, and united with all. Destroyer of the torments of birth and death, embodiment of mercy. You are ever within us. You are the everlasting giver of indestructible power. Some other popular musicians I also personally enjoy are Aykanna, Simrit Kaur, Ajeet Kaur and White Sun.  I would love to hear your favorites also!