Stop Defending and deal with the Negative Mind – Kundalini Yoga

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It takes a lot of courage to face reality. When our negative, protective mind is strong it would rather make up stories, create imaged enemies than actually allow us to listen to something which feels like an attack on the self. We are not neutral about ourselves we dimiss our subconscious, we do not believe the outside world is effected by our private thoughts and feelings. The ego and subconscious mind align. This now reactive personality based on unprocessed childhood trauma, creates thousands of thoughts, feelings and narratives to serve the defensive self. How do we know when we are defensive, or blaming someone else for negativity coming from ourselves. Well here are a few points to be conscious of:

  • When you begin defending because feelings of shame, loss and fear arise. It prevents us from acknowledging our accountability for what happens to us in life. If it is happening to you, it is happening through you.
  • We react in the same way to all situations, which may not make sense in the current moment. The gap between us and reality increases.
  • We may be busy, our lives filled with many people, tasks and adventures but inside we are not happy.

The interconnection between the left and right hemisphere is weakened. The effect is often a change in voice and tone. We are angry, childlike, talkative, full of stories, sneaky and insecure.neg

It takes a lot of courage to face reality. When our negative, protective mind is strong it would rather make up stories, create imaged enemies than actually allow us to listen to something which feels like an attack on the self. We are not neutral about ourselves we dismiss our subconscious, we do not believe the outside world is effected by our private thoughts and feelings. The ego and subconscious mind align. This now reactive personality based on unprocessed childhood trauma, creates thousands of thoughts, feelings and narratives to serve the defensive self. How do we know when we are defensive, or blaming someone else for negativity coming from ourselves. Well here are a few points to be conscious of:

  • When you begin defending because feelings of shame, loss and fear arise. It prevents us from acknowledging our accountability for what happens to us in life. If it is happening to you, it is happening through you.
  • We react in the same way to all situations, which may not make sense in the current moment. The gap between us and reality increases.
  • We may be busy, our lives filled with many people, tasks and adventures but inside we are not happy.

The interconnection between the left and right hemisphere is weakened. The effect is often a change in voice and tone. We are angry, childlike, talkative, full of stories, sneaky and insecure.

Practical Solutions

Whenever I get critised, I have to try and stay very present, breathe deeply, feel the pain or hurt but not let my mind dismiss or defend against what I am hearing. I then later on recheck my reaction to see how defensive or reactive I was in that situation.

Obviously like last week working on a deep meditation practice to strengthen the neutral mind really helps. But we need to be very conscious when we are with people who trigger us. Being conscious does not mean we accept other people’s criticism as fact; we just need to be aware of our reactions to criticism, our body language, feelings, breath, etc. This will allow us to see the full picture without just dismissing what someone says because it hurts our ego. We need to use the neutral mind to access what is fact and fiction and from this point move forward to either learn from past mistakes or dismiss the criticism. Because if we react to it there must be energy there we need to examine. Try always to elevate your vibration, for me it is mantra chanting, to you it may be breathing, moving, singing, etc. Elevate yourself to be less in the animal alert state of the negative mind to view the situation from the heart centred neutral mind. Sat nam x raymond.fiona@gmail.com   0778011984 www.sanasuma.co.uk www.3ho.org

This week’s classes:

Mon 19 Feb 6.15-7.30pm    Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

Tues 20 Feb 9.45-10.45am Kundalini Yoga @ Om Shambala, 143 Fife Rd, Col 5

Tues 20 Feb 3.30-4.30pm Special Needs Kids Class@ Reach Beyond, Tickell Rd, Col 8

Tues 20 Feb 6-7.15pm       Kundalini Yoga Class with Shauangh@ 145/5Fife Road, Col 5

Wed 21 Feb 5.00- 7.30am   Sadhana @ @ 145/5Fife Road, Col 5 (FREE)

Wed 21 Feb 3.30-4.15am    Kids Yoga Class @ The Om Space, Colombo 5

Wed 21 Feb 6.45-8pm         Kundalini Yoga@ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Thurs 22 Feb 11 – 1pm       Special Needs Kids and Teachers Class@ Reach Beyond

Thurs 22 Feb 3-4pm            Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

Sat   24 Feb 6-7.30pm         Gong Bath @ Sri Yoga Shala, Thalpe, Galle.

Sun 25 Feb 5am onwards   Kundalini Yoga Fest – All day festival

 

 

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The Negative Mind, Perfectionsim & Procrastination – Kundalini Yoga 6.15-7.30pm Mon 12 Feb 2018

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Last week we explored our applied intelligence. An aspect of applied intelligence is being able to see which of our 3 functional minds are dominant at any one time. Let’s look at the strongest of our functional minds, the negative mind and look its sisters, perfectionism and procrastination.

The negative mind is all about protecting us and setting boundaries. Let’s look especially at that protective quality that leads to tendencies of perfectionism. Perfectionism is that little nagging feeling that nothing is good enough as it is. There are always improvements to make, whether the focus is on people, the food you received at a restaurant or yourself. Let us not get confused, perfectionism is not the desire for success, in fact it is the fear of failure and our negative minds protective quality that drives our perfectionist tendencies. Perfection in reality is impossible and an abstraction. There is a difference between striving for something or excellence and demanding perfection.

This need for wanting to be perfect is transmitted to us subtly. By seeing “perfect” bodies or lives, carved and presented to us via different marketing techniques and channels (such as social media), those “images of perfection” are being implemented in our minds subconsciously. Thus, people who cannot achieve those images that their minds are fixated on tend to lose self-esteem and have their creative minds stifled. We are talking about perfectionism here, and it is one of the major reasons for the feelings of dissatisfaction especially when you look in the mirror.  Getting over perfectionism and unloading the unnecessary burden of self-judgement can be fought by channelling those emotions that take over you with forgiveness and letting go. Kundalini Yoga and meditation are two very effective ways that can help you lose the “perfectionist syndrome”.

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Procrastination and perfectionism are closely linked to one another. Procrastination is the negative minds mask of not facing criticism or being wrong, as well as lack of self confidence. You will not start anything new or take a chance because of fear of failure. I remember this feeling when I first started teaching Kundalini Yoga, I did not think my asana practice was good enough, or my language ( I was teaching in Spanish), I had so many reasons not to teach.   But actually teaching, making mistakes and being a bad teacher has taught me so much. I remember my teacher Sunder Singh saying to be a really good teacher; you needed to be a bad teacher first. I thought he was insulting me instead of assisting me, but that is how the negative mind reacts to any threats. We must learn to recognise this and counter it with our applied intelligence, i.e. watching but not becoming attached to those negative thought processes.

No one is perfect and no matter how we think others may have a perfect life no one actually attains this state. This week make an effort not to be so harsh on yourself, know your worth, learn by your mistakes and respect yourself no matter how bad or good you feel. Sat nam x raymond.fiona@gmail.com   0778011984 www.sanasuma.co.uk www.3ho.org

This week’s classes:

Mon 12 Feb 6.15-7.30pm    Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

Tues 13 Feb 9.45-10.45am  Kundalini Yoga @ Om Shambala, 143 Fife Rd, Col 5

Tues 13 Feb 3.30-4.30pm Special Needs Kids Class@ Reach Beyond, Tickell Rd, Col 8

Tues 13 Feb 6-7.15pm        Kundalini Yoga Class with Shauangh@ 145/5 Fife Rd, Col 5

Wed 14 Feb 5.00- 7.30am  Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE)

Wed 14 Feb 3.30-4.15am    Kids Yoga Class @ The Om Space, Colombo 5

Wed 14 Feb 6.45-8pm         Kundalini Yoga@ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Thurs 15 Feb 11 – 1pm      Special Needs Kids and Teachers Class@ Reach Beyond

Thurs 15 Feb 3-4pm               Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

 

FEST DAY – KUNDALINI YOGA FEST 25 FEBRUARY 2018

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Lets come together as students, community and teachers to celebrate our conscious awareness at the Kundalini Yoga Fest Day Sunday 25 Feb 2018 at Prana Lounge. More than 10 teachers including International teachers HARI KARAM and Madeleine (UK) will be giving workshops and Kundalini classes to include:

  • Basics of Kundalini Yoga including Q&A sessions
  • 10 Esoteric Bodies
  • Sadhana (FREE)
  • Kids and Parents Radiant Yoga
  • Superhealth and Kundalini yoga
  • Mantra and Chanting
  • Meditation
  • Emotional Healing
  • Celestial Communication
  • Gong Sound Healing and Euphoric Dance

For more information please contact Rachel or Fiona on 0778011984.

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Applied Intelligence – Kundalini Yoga 5 Feb 6.15-7.30pm Prana Lounge

The Mind and Applied Intelligence

In January took at look at ourselves, our relationship with the self and how through the use of our own voice and sound we could be our truest, highest self. During the next few weeks I want to take us on a discovery of our minds. I want us to understand the mind, its function, its challenges and discover how to make it our best friend. In order to do this we need to clarify the relationship between ourselves and our mind.

What is intelligence?

We begin with a look at Intelligence. Intelligence is the ability to manifest the thoughts that we identify with and create clear intentions from. Intelligence is not the thoughts themselves, nor just the intellect, nor knowing something. It is the capacity to act on what we know and to evaluate quickly the result of our choices.

What is Applied intelligence?

Is the capacity of the mind to determine the thoughts we dwell on, the intentions we manifest and the actions we take. With applied intelligence you have subjective control to select and direct your thought projections.

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Remember we talked about mantra, man being mind, tra being projection. When you can control your thought projections, you are said to have applied intelligence. This is not easy, but with patience and discipline it can be learnt.  The normal way of thinking is we attach to an idea, feeling, or belief that is just a stream of messages running through our mind as a result of internal and external stimulation. When we do not consciously understand this we let those random thoughts narrow our perception of what is, which slows our ability to learn and adapt to new environments. The key to appropriate development of intelligence is the power of non-attachment.  It is the capacity to select a strategy, from competing factions, that can get you to the goal. It is the higher form of the negative mind In this context, it is your ability to negate false learning and move quickly to a new insight and direction.  This week we will analyse the kinds of thoughts we are constantly having from the elevation and development of our neutral mind and focus on the projection we want have. Sat nam Fi x sanasumainsrilanka.wordpress.com read our weekly blogs, raymond.fiona@gmail.com   0778011984 www.sanasuma.co.uk  www.3ho.org

 This week’s classes:

Mon 5 Feb 6.15-7.30pm    Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

Tues 6 Feb 9.45-10.45am  Kundalini Yoga @ Om Shambala, 143 Fife Rd, Col 5

Tues 6 Feb 3.30-4.30pm Special Needs Kids Class@ Reach Beyond, Tickell Rd, Col 8

Wed 7 Feb 5.00- 7.30am    Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE)

Wed 7 Feb 3.30-4.15am      Kids Yoga Class @ The Om Space, Colombo 5

Wed 7 Feb 6.45-8pm          Kundalini Yoga@ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Thurs 8 Feb 11 – 1pm          Special Needs Kids and Teachers Class@ Reach Beyond

Thurs 8 Feb 3-4pm               Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

Sun   11 Feb 10-11.30am     Kundalini Yoga @ Sat Sangat, Negambo

The Science of Sound – Kundalini yoga heal and inspire – 29 January 6.15-7.30pm Prana Lounge

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I spent a very special weekend hearing different sounds at the Galle Literary Festival. The words and vibrations of inspirational speakers, who used their voices to inspire, excite and uplift. This week we continue with our investigation into the yogic science of sound to make our words powerful, uplifting and inspirational.

The Science-We are the most amazing instrument. We discussed the power of sound to raise our vibration last week, as we played the instrument of our body and its 72,000 surs, string or meridian points. Why is mantra a quantum technology? It is quantum because sound manipulates the smallest particles in our bodies to effectively change the combinations and patterns within us. These patterns then form the informational DNA of your spirit. A sacred rope of knots to lift you to the divine.

These primal sounds we use in mantra are called Phonemes. The Shabd (sound) guru (teacher) uses these primal units of speech plus universal grammar under laying all language to change the psychoactive neurology of the brain. Repeating the pattern embedded in the Shabd guru ingrains that pattern of primal sound into the brain, this is the patterns of sound made at the beginning of time, the big bang so to speak. Enlightened Masters having experienced the sound current, have extracted these sounds from the Anahat (the unstruck or unmanifested sound current) and plucked these particular series of notes from behind the silence to give us a technology to heal the maladies of our time. You may ask why these particular notes and not all sounds. Because not all combinations of sounds create a pattern of wholeness and healing.

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Why does it work?

Shabd means sound, but when you break the word down you get Sha, meaning the expression of ego and bd, to cut. Ego is formed by the minds constant automatic processing that attaches us to identify with objects, people, feelings, thoughts, etc. The Ego is not bad, just very limited.   When all your actions, thoughts, etc are attached to ego your reality becomes very narrow, and you live in the duality of pain and pleasure. When you transcend, the ego see it but are not taken by it, then you intuitively connect to the larger Self the vastness of what is and understand the play of life from this perspective.

Each primal sound is a unit that is pronounced by a particular part of the mouth. When we form a word to speak it, the tongue moves and touches the palate, the top of the mouth, and the teeth in a well-defined area. The sound of the word directs the pressure of the air and vibrates the vocal chords to stimulate specific areas in the skull. The primal sounds use these areas of reflex, attached to meridians, to direct brain patterns. That is why it is easier to meditate to Mantra, because it cuts through the ego of negative and positive thoughts to the truth of you and your neutral mind.  Having practiced chanting for around 16 years I can attest to the power of mantra. Try it and lets your normal day words come from a clear mind and inspire all those who hear you.  Sat nam Fi x sanasumainsrilanka.wordpress.com read our weekly blogs, raymond.fiona@gmail.com   0778011984 www.sanasuma.co.uk http://www.3ho.org

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This week’s classes:

Mon 29 Jan 6.15-7.30pm    Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

Tues 30 Jan 9.45-10.45am  Kundalini Yoga @ Om Shambala, 143 Fife Rd, Col 5

Tues 30 Jan 3.30-4.30pm Special Needs Kids Class@ Reach Beyond, Tickell Rd, Col 8

Wed 31 Jan 5.00- 7.30am    Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE)

Wed 31 Jan 3.30-4.15am      Kids Yoga Class @ The Om Space, Colombo 5

Wed 31 Jan 6.15-7.45pm      Blue Moon Gong@ Om Shambala, 143 Fife Rd, Col 5

Thurs 1 Feb 11 – 1pm          Special Needs Kids and Teachers Class@ Reach Beyond

Fri     2 Feb 5.30-7pm        Gong Bath @ Rukgala, Digana, Kandy

2018 The Year of Sound: Kundalini yoga Mon 22 Jan 6.15-7.30pm@ Prana Lounge

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Having just been to the movies to watch Pitch Perfect I was inspired by how amazing music, singing and sound can lift you up and start really transforming you. In fact Mick Rock legendary 70’s rock and roll photographer and yogi said, “ You paid whatever you could afford for your mantra…I ‘ve used this mantra ever since. Very easy to use very powerful.” In later life he discovered Kundalini yoga. When asked why Kundalini? He said, “It totally works. It is not bullshit crap. It’s not theoretical. You don’t have to start as a believer or be a follower of Yogi Bhajan to get the benefits. All I really know is the Kundalini kriyas, postures, meditation, chanting and breathing techniques enable me to easily access an altered state in a non chemical way. I just go into the Kundalini space. My brain, my being transforms.”

Practical Guide: So how does Sound & Mantra work

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Thoughts and sounds are energetic waves we cannot see but exist. If you project a specific form of energy through the mind, it can have a predictable effect on the physiology of the body and psyche of the brain. This we call mantra. Mantra essentially is a sound wave that you pulse across the brain to create a specific effect within you. It is a bit like a mathematical formula. Each mantra creates a measurable end. It alters the chemistry and pattern of the neurons with both physical and esoteric effects. This has been measured in Harvard and UCLA when they researched how Kritan Kriya (SA,TA,NA,MA) affected DNA and regrowth of telomeres in patients with Alzheimer’s.

Every element of the universe is in a constant state of vibration manifested to us as light, sound and energy. The human sense perceives only a fraction of the infinite range of vibration, so it is difficult to comprehen that the Word mentioned in the bible is actually the totality of vibration which underlies and sustains all creation. A person can tune his or her own consciousness into the awareness of that totality with the use of a mantra. By vibrating in rhythm with the breath to a particular sound that is proportional to the creative sound, or sound current, one can expand one’s sensitivity to the entire spectrum of vibration. It is similar to striking a note on a stringed instrument. In other words, as you vibrate, the universe vibrates with you.” ~Yogi Bhajan

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Chanting a mantra either silently or out loud is a method of directing the mind. All of our emotions (sorrow, joy, bitterness, elation) are vibratory frequencies. You can call them beliefs, attitudes, whatever you want, but fundamentally they are vibratory patterns that determine the program played by our mind. So much of what we interact with as “reality” is the program our mind is playing. Our vibratory pattern determines how we feel.

We chant constantly, even if we aren’t aware of it. Chanting can look like “I’m failure, I’m failure, I always fail so why bother trying”. If every other word out of our mouth is “I don’t have enough money for (fill in the blank)” then that, too, is the vibratory pattern we are sending across our minds. When we consciously chant a mantra we are invoking its specific vibratory resonance and placing it into our mind’s field. So if the mantra is for prosperity, peace, happiness, intuition or any multitude of other marvelous things that is the vibratory pattern we are establishing. It doesn’t actually matter if we know the meaning of the mantra; it will still have an effect. The sounds themselves are encoded with meaning and vibratory range. It’s not all about belief. Nor is it placebo. It’s a matter of the universe itself using certain frequencies to manifest things. Mantras were developed by those who could hear and understand the language of the universe. They then blossomed forth these combination of sounds to harness specific vibratory patterns and allow us to mirror them back to the universe in its own language of sound, light and energy.

When chanting it is important to listen to the sound of your own voice, no matter what the pitch or tone. It is not about harmonising. But try to make sure your voice does not dominate either. As the thoughts or emotions arise in meditation, chant strongly and consciously to match the frequency of the thought or emotion. The mantra can then dissolve or replace this pattern with a positive one.

Mantra is also great for people who find meditation difficult. Chanting mantra is a way of staying focused and positively cutting through negative mind loops and patterns. Great to use with Autistic children. Find a mantra that you feel the effect of and use it this year to be the truest, highest version of you. Sat nam Fi x sanasumainsrilanka.wordpress.com read our weekly blogs, raymond.fiona@gmail.com   0778011984 www.sanasuma.co.uk http://www.3ho.org

This week’s classes:

Mon 22 Jan 6.15-7.30pm    Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

Tues 23 Jan 9.45-10.45am  Kundalini Yoga @ Om Shambala, 143 Fife Rd, Col 5

Tues 23 Jan 3.30-4.30pm  Special Needs Kids Class@ Reach Beyond, Tickell Rd, Col 8

Wed 24Jan 5.00- 7.30am    Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE)

Wed 24 Jan 3.30-4.15am      Kids Yoga Class @ The Om Space, Colombo 5

Wed 24 Jan 6.45-8pm New Kundalini Yoga@ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Thurs 25 Jan 11 – 1pm            Special Needs Kids and Teachers Class@ Reach Beyond

Thurs 25 Jan 3-4pm              Kundalini Yoga, Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

Sat     27 Jan 6.00-7.30pm   Gong Bath @ Sri Yoga Shala, Thalpe, Galle

 

Kundalini yoga & Success at Work – 15 Jan 6.15-7.30pm Prana Lounge, Col 7

yoga at workLast week we looked at practical ways to maximise 2018 so we can thrive this year instead of just trying to survive. But how can we also bring our spiritual practice into our work environment? The working world and yogic principles might seem like strange companions but clarity of purpose, commitment to ethics and being authentic have driven some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs from the Apple Empire of the late Steve Jobs to Richard Branson. We should not be surprised that the last book that Steve Jobs read was, The Autobiography of a Yogi, by Paramhansa Yogananda.

The movement now is of better business as a creator of value, not just wealth.  Profit being a by product of purpose, not the reason to get out of bed in the morning. Yogic thinking destroys the life limiting beliefs which can hold so many of us back whether in our professional or personal lives.   The practice of kundalini yoga and meditation gives us the clarity and focus which made those like Steve Jobs and Warren Buffett so successful. Yogic principles also help us navigate the ethical dilemmas that characterise the work environment, having to make money and employ others.

 

Practical Guide to Yogic Success at work

  • Be yourself. There is no sustainability in wearing a mask or trying to be like someone you admire. By focusing on your strengths and abilities you will find your niche.
  • Once you understand your niche exploit it, be the best you that you can be. Oprah Winfrey said she never competed with anyone. She was told just be yourself she.
  • Being a former lawyer, I love a little critical thinking and I find writing easy, therefore not only do I teach yoga and I have decided to be a teacher trainer but it suites me to understand yoga on a mental level as well as a spiritual level one and I work this out by researching and writing my blog.
  • Self care – it is important for your mental health to build a life outside work. This could mean developing a yogic practice, social life with friends, hobbies. Headspace to breathe other air is good. This helps you keep a perspective at work.
  • Planning – make a plan but leave room for the magic of connections, collaboration and creativity to come into your work.
  • Do what you need to but have unshakable faith and confidence that what you need will come to you when you need it.

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raymond.fiona@gmail.com   0778011984 www.sanasuma.co.uk http://www.3ho.org

This week’s classes:

Mon 15 Jan 6.15-7.30pm    Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

Tues 16 Jan 9.45-10.45am  Kundalini Yoga @ Om Shambala, 143 Fife Rd, Col 5

Tues 16 Jan 3.30-4.30pm  Special Needs Kids Class@ Reach Beyond, Tickell Rd, Col 8

Wed 17 Jan 5.00- 7.30am    Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE)

Wed 17 Jan 3.30-4.15am      Kids Yoga Class @ The Om Space, Colombo 5

Wed 17 Jan 6.45-8pm New Kundalini Yoga@ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Thurs 18 Jan 11 – 1pm            Special Needs Kids and Teachers Class@ Reach Beyond

Thurs 18 Jan 3-4pm              Kundalini Yoga, Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

Fri     19 Jan 6.30-8.00pm     Gong Bath @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

 

The Year 2018 = 11 – Kundalini yoga in Sri Lanka

Happy 2018 dear ones. I have been on holiday spending quality time with my family this Christmas season but will see you all back in class after 7th January 2018.  I just wanted to share our amazing teacher Shiv Charan Singh’s message for 2018 with you all. Happy, healthy, holy to you and all your families. Remember what ever we need to face we are always equal to our challenges. Sat nam Fiona

THE YEAR 2018: (Note: this is not a predictive text. Just some guidelines for those to whom it means something)
Every year we appreciate renewal of the year as a chance to give our life a new focus, or a refocus, checking the direction, and sowing new seeds. Each one has their own way to do that. and sometimes we can appreciate and benefit from a suggestion. Here is just a suggestion guided by the intelligence inherent in numbers
The first change from 2017 to 2018 is that the 7 becomes 8. This unit number is in the place of the Hidden treasure or hidden demon (virtue or virus). The seed within the seed. The gift within the gift. The poison within the gift, or the gift within the poison.   8 suggests power and energy, abundance or abuse, economy, compassion or fatality, sympathy – empathy – antipathy, authority, healing, life and death, purity and the pranic body.  8 is the number of infinity, beyond time, which also means beyond time and space. We are all linked in timelessness, but it is a dreamy state that we mostly are ignorant of. Pausing our busy life to contemplate our shared infinite link moves us into compassion through which healing happens. Taking time in nature helps a lot.
The impact of this change then changes 17 to 18. The sum of the last 2 digits of the year represents the overall potential/ seed/sutra = 18 = 9:  Tolerance or tyranny. Patience or frustration. Peace or extreme restlessness. Direction or dispersion.  9 is the number of subtlety. The subtlety that sabotages us when we ignore it.  Peace is subtle, which is why it often eludes us even after years of peace talks. Before walking in the world to bring peace. We first need to walk peace into our selves. Walking in consciousness of nothing but the act of walking is recommended. Also practice sitting in peace. Sitting in a way that the subtlety of peace can settle within.  9, in relation to the total of 2018 = 11, leads to the mystery of expand to contract and contract to expand. If we don’t recycle then we cannot renew; we will simply run out. Fragment to unite.

The next level of impact is that 2017 becomes 2018. This sums up to 11.  The sum of the full/whole year implies the future, the shared human destiny, the possibilities and opportunities. Not only the flowering of humanity but also the fragility, the trauma, the pain and the paralysis of that unfolding being cut short, thwarted.
11: The highest possibility of the 11 will only be known if we do not reduce the 11 to become 2.   The number 11 is 10 and 1. Intimacy, likeness and unison between the Macro-Unity, 10, and the micro-unit, 1. In religious language that is ‘God and me, me and God, are One. Otherwise it is 1 + 1 = 2, and that is duality, separation and splits in our life.
11 is the relation between the Universal Spirit Radiant Body, 10, and the Individual Soul, 1. Combining ‘Royal Courage’ and humility.  In 11 we find reflections of the soul – richness of wisdom through alignment. In 2 we suffer the poverty of separation, despair and naivety.
11 = I am, you are, we are, we are 1. Beyond temporary bonds and attachments to rediscover the eternal and infinite connection.  11 is the mirror effect of the universal spirit.  It is consciousness being conscious of itself through the individually embodied consciousness.
The 1 (in 11) is the indication of new beginnings, while the 10 indicates a complete closure of what was. In 2018 certain things will unarguably be over and the seeds of new possibilities will emerge.
2018 is a year for breaking the unwanted and karmic ties, the chains , the bonds. And renewing your bond with the Infinite, the Eternal, the Unchanging. Bound to the One within your heart you will be free of everything else. From that state you will discover how the unlikely path becomes the only path.  A year to fully and totally offer your self to your higher consciousness. A year to fully receive the offering, not just of life itself, but also the offering of the teachings that guides us through the Maya of time and space towards the realisation of the unison between the micro self and the macro self. The offering of the teachings is called GurPrasaad; the Guru’s Grace or benevolence.  In other words 11 is the inner knowing of, and identity with, the One that gives you all you are.
Establish the micro ‘i am’. Return to the place you come from – within your self. Come back. Come back to the One. And the Great Macro ‘I Am’ will come to your side.  Become small to know the All. ‘I know nothing, yet I am’; this is existing in the non-existence; it is a zero-point.
11 – the individualised conscious soul, will always relate to the Universal Spirit of Oneness: Listening and attuning to the will of the One. Reflecting upon, and stepping into, the pervasive light of the One. Living in, and with, the consciousness of the One. Remembering and walking in the company of the One. The simple act of bringing the palms together in front of the heart invites the innate potential of the 11 to actualise itself.
11 invites Harmonious Alignment in Conscious Action. Alignment of parts of our own personal life; between heart and mind; between our thoughts, words and deeds; between the higher self and the inner soul. Alignment between women and men, parent and child. Alignment between the community [outer self] and the individual [inner self]. Harmonious Alignment between communities of all types of diversity.  It is an inviting chance to tune your soul in with the Cosmos, to restate your identity and come together with others in celebration. Ultimately alignment will bring a sense of solidarity with all beings.
’All my life I prepared for one thing; the day I meet God, I will meet as His part and parcel never an
individual. Therefore never meet any human as a individual to individual, meet always as a part of
parcel of that person as you are one. Because there is one God and every creation of that one God is
one, learn the art to be one.
And remember, one and one makes eleven, never two. Your force will increase eleven fold, if you
talk to somebody as one to one, within the one of that person,…. you can share the whole world and
dare to love all in one and one in all. One and one is eleven, when you talk as one with another
person, you power will increase eleven fold.’’  Yogi Bhajan July 27. 1995   v

What is your legacy for 2018 – Kundalini Yoga

legacy 1Last week we healed our insecurities and the barriers we had erected to dealing with the challenges of life by using the grace of god meditation. This week we think about legacy, the ability to have a selfless, infinite projection into everything we do in our lives. Legacy means the deeds and characteristics we will be remembered by. What would you like someone to say about how you lived your life and what lasting character you created when you die. Will you just leave money and property to your loved ones, or will they remember you for your kindness, tolerance, compassion. Think of any person you admire, for example what characteristic springs to mind when you think of Mother Theresa? Compassion. Selfless sacrifice? Martin Luther King, justice, equality? Gandhi, peaceful resistance?

Yogi Bhajan the Master of Kundalini Yoga, who came to serve humanity in the Aquarian Age, came to the West to share his legacy, the technology of Kundalini yoga. He came to establish a legacy not a lineage. It is our great blessing to have the guidance of our Spiritual Teacher, Yogi Bhajan, and the connection he gave us to Guru Ram Das and the Golden Chain. Yogi Bhajan transformed the traditional concept of a ‘spiritual lineage’ to one of a spiritual legacy. Historically, a spiritual master would pass his wisdom and lineage on to only one disciple or from the master to his son. Instead, Yogi Bhajan passed on the sacred technology of Kundalini Yoga and its legacy to all who would come to the energy of the Golden Chain as held by Guru Ram Das—the Raj Yogi and Guru who opened the doors to any seeker who would come.

Now spend a few moments thinking what type of legacy or characteristic you would like to focus on for 2018. When you walk into a room what is your energy going to be, a healer, innocent, purity; open, compassion? Hold that thought as many times as you can during the day to hold that energy and project it into your life and those who meet you. Be your legacy in 2018.

Sat nam Fi x sanasumainsrilanka.wordpress.com read our weekly blogs and brain candy updates raymond.fiona@gmail.com   0778011984 Merry Christmas and Happy 2018. I will see you all in January.

This week’s classes:

Mon 11 Dec 6.15-7.30pm   Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

Tues 12 Dec 9.45-10.45am Kundalini Yoga @ Om Shambala, 143 Fife Rd, Col 5

Tues 12 Dec 3.30-4.30pm Special Needs Kids Class@ Reach Beyond, Tickell Rd, Col 8

Wed 13 Dec 5.00- 7.30am Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE)

Thurs 14 Dec 3-4pm             Kundalini Yoga, Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

 

 

Move from Duality to Divine Identity – Kundalini Yoga

We worked on tolerance and compassion last week. By being mindful of our conversations, actions and thoughts whilst coupling this with the compassion kriya posted on Sanasuma Facebook page. Let’s focus on more healing this week before we end classes for 2017 with thinking about the legacy we would like to focus on in 2018.

The extraordinary role of the mother our first teacher is responsible for a child developing her authentic identity and embracing her divine feminine. Ideally the mother or Guru Mata provides a new-born child with security and love. She is the primary foundation and first influence of that child. The intimate and authentic relationships, the Mother has, sets the blue print of trust in the child.

When a child’s basic need for security and love is not fulfilled the child reacts, developing fear and lashing out in anger. When our first teachers (mother and father) do not have a strong foundation in their own divine identity, we form these same distorted beliefs about the world around us.  Gradually innocence is lost. The child learns to manipulate and manoeuvre in an effort to control her life. As she becomes older she becomes conservative, extreme, longing for predictability and control over life. As a result we lose our grace, neutrality, intuition and sensitivity.

Do you feel you are holding on to childhood anger? Take a few breaths, close your eyes and see if an answer comes to you?

True our soul chose our first teachers, our parents; we choose this experience to have in this lifetime. But our solution is not wanting different parents or a difference childhood. Our salvation is to embrace our stories up to now, take personal responsibility for our own lives, our actions and reactions. Then we can free ourselves from these stories, patterns and blueprints through awareness, forgiveness and steady, continual practice of authenticity. This will eventually give you GRACE.

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 This week’s classes:

Mon 4 Dec 6.15-7.30pm   Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

Tues 5 Dec 9.45-10.45am Kundalini Yoga @ Om Shambala, 143 Fife Rd, Col 5

Tues 5 Dec 3.30-4.30pm Special Needs Kids Class@ Reach Beyond, Tickell Rd, Col 8

Wed 6 Dec 5.00- 7.30am Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE)

Wed 6 Dec 7.15-8.15pm    Kundalini Yoga@The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

Thurs 7 Dec 11.30 – 1.pm Special Needs Kids and Teachers@ Reach Beyond, Tickell Rd

Thurs 7 Dec 3-4pm             Kundalini Yoga, Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

Fri       8 Dec 6-7.30pm       Gong Bath and Healing – Sri Yoga Shala, Thalpe, Galle

Sat     9 Dec 5.30-7pm       YTT Gong and Tattva’s – Secret Garden, Unawatuna