2019-10-18 07:57:29

When prayer becomes a habit, miracles become a lifestyle.
Walk in beauty. Live your magic.
xo Ixchel
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2019-07-29 07:10:09

”Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.”
– Rainer Maria Rilke
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Seth Godin wrote about the difficulty of people changing coming down to wanting it. Yes, and no.

At times I’ve gone through changes because I wanted to stop being a certain way, too perfectionist, too controlling, too reactive.
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But some of that was born of the Universe wanting me to change. This was shown in my relationships. People didn’t want to be around that person. I don’t blame them. I’m grateful. I would not have become aware of my foibles, were it not for these exits.

You can’t change unless you want it. But you won’t want it if you’re not aware of the effect of who you currently are.
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Even when Life imposes the change, through a loss of a loved one, a job, a home, we won’t get the lesson — the gift — unless we become more aware of who we were before the shift. Otherwise, it’s not a shift.
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When we make the awareness it can become the devotion to wanting to change. We come to desire and want the shift enough that it becomes a daily practice. That practice is my sadhana, my devotion. 4am Meditation.
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How to develop awareness? As Jamie Wheal reminded us quoting Rilke in his recent post, “Live the questions.” Then some years may be answers.
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2019-06-08 09:55:17

Kundalini works if you work it. ✨
Repost @_andreadelorenzi
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My Experience with Sodarshan Chakra Kriya 💫⁣

Yogi Bhajan said that of all the 20 types of yoga, including Kundalini Yoga, this is the highest Kriya. That it cuts through all the darkness and gives you a new start. ⁣
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In an article by @kellybroganmd I read a statistic that said this Kriya was studied to be 74% effective at treating depression and anxiety even where medication was ineffective.⁣
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With these statements I was naturally really drawn to the practice.⁣

The beginning days of the practice were beautiful. I had more energy, lightness, and joy throughout my day. I was absolutely loving the meditation!⁣
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And then as I made it into my last week this week, the subconscious beliefs started to come up. Things I thought I had long since dealt with, and also other beliefs I didn’t even realize were holding me back. ⁣
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Deep existential questions at the root of my battle with depression started to arise. ⁣
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Is it even possible to make a difference in the world? ⁣
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Will my life have any lasting meaning? ⁣
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Are we just under the control of people with more money/status/power than us? ⁣
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Should I just give up and play my role? ⁣
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Are my life goals fuelled by ego, or a genuine desire to heal and connect? ⁣
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Deep questions I know 😂 ⁣

Kundalini Yoga is this powerful tool that asks us to step up, ask ourselves the hard questions, and live a life that is about more than just ourselves. ⁣
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After experiencing the depth of emotion that comes with those questions, I’m starting to feel a shift in the direction of my life. ⁣
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I want my life to start being less about how much I can achieve, and more about how much I can help. ⁣
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And I need to re-evaluate how I can better do that. So I’ve decided to turn this 40-day practice into a full 1000- day Sadhana. ⁣
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I’m grateful for the depth of this practice and the changes it brings to me on a daily basis 🙏🏼 ⁣

2019-05-20 07:33:50

“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”
— Mahatma (Mohandas Karamchand) Gandhi

In my freshman year of high school I was placed in Sophomore level World History. I chose to study and write a paper on Gandhi. His devotion to truth through civil disobedience so moved me.

Living in a place where satyagraha is outlawed, the question becomes “How does one practice devotion to truth in these circumstances?”.

Through prayer and sadhana I examine how I may be an oppressor in my life. Through resolving internal oppression and disharmony we can create peace on Earth. I bare witness and hold space for peace by ending the subtle acts of violence on myself, my soul, my spirit.

I am honored that the spiritual name given to me reflects Gandhi’s given name. May my heart work in the world become a facet for his light to continue shining into the darkness. •
Repost 📷 @sorbetdelight
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