Tuesday, August 12, 2008

3d Eye - not the music group

I wonder is the music group, Third Eye Blind, realizes that this is the state that many of us walk around in all the time--with a loss of connection to Higher Awareness.

In yoga, the third eye is referred to frequently in meditation as a means to encourage a connection with the Divine or Higher Awareness. The Bible says,

“When thine eye becomes single, the whole body fills with light.” ~ Matthew 6:22

In the yogic tradition, this "single eye" is the third eye, also known as the sixth chakra. When opened, you may have a deeper sense of knowing what is true--not because you read it or it makes sense, but you simply know in your heart. Inspiration and intuition stem from this energy center of the body. If you struggle with trusting yourself, work with asanas and meditations geared for this area.

Interestingly, balance poses are recommended to tap into the freedom and wisdom of the third eye. To be honest, I am not sure why. My best guess is that you have to be still and centered and trust in yourself in order to stand on one leg.

Be sure to add at least one balancing posture to your day and work with a teacher and great body awareness to level the hips somewhat while following a deep and steady breath. Allow the head to float skyward like a helium balloon. Enjoy the combination of rooting and "flying" at the same time.



Today is the first day of the rest of your life!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Lotus Flower Symbol

The beautiful strong, and yet delicate, lotus flower is the perfect analogy for our growth as human beings.

Life begins with the roots growing deep into the mud at the bottom of a pond. There is a density and heaviness, just like our material or physical world.

As we grow and experience life, our thoughts come alive vibrating at a higher frequency than the physical body. This is the water where the stem reaches towards the light above.

Finally, the flower opens above the water's surface basking in the light and freedom of the open air.

This is our spiritual journey. To begin with the physical, mental, and at last enlightenment. Here you come to know ease and spiritual truth--the least dense of these three realms.

Love Much,


Today is the first day of the rest of your life!