Becoming Your Own Best Mother + Father

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I wholeheartedly believe that the moment we start to get honest with ourselves and take responsibility for the energy we bring into any space is the moment we finally “grow up.”

I say grow up loosely because having a strong sense of childlike faith, wonder and play is necessary for a life well lived. 

By grow up I mean make space to witness our wounds and trauma from an empathetic viewpoint and slowly make the journey back home to ourselves. 

The journey home is going to vary for each individual but learning to identify your patterns  is a beautiful place to start. Our triggers - or shadow emotions - are guideposts to bring us closer to the origin of our wound(s). 

Once found, we can begin to see ourselves (and those who have hurt us) as innocent children modeling unhealthy behaviors passed down from previous generations. 

When you can start to see your mother and father through the lens of compassion, you can start to understand how you too are inherently innocent. 

Many adults in our culture are children acting out temper tantrums in drag. They are masking these tantrums as emotional, physical, sexual and even spiritual abuse. 

They are the wounded creating wounds unconsciously as the body desperately tries to bring up what is still unresolved in the pre-conscious and unconscious landscapes of their psyche. 

But as we know better we do better and our generation has been called upon to act as agents for change. 

Ask yourself what kind of love you needed and desired from your mother and father and then go and create that love for yourself. 

Becoming your own best mother and father has profound impact on your overall health and well-being and you deserve to receive the benefits and generosity of your own gentle loving kindness. 

The Science of Hydrotherapy

Since ancient times, people have prayed for the blessing of ishnaan. What is ishnaan? Ishnaan is the total sum of hydrotherapy.

The power of water is sixty percent the power the human. In hydrotherapy we believe that the sixty percent internal water of the body can be totally exchanged in sixty minutes with the use of external water.

When we do ice-cold water massage, not only do we open up the capillaries, but then we they return to normal, that blood goes back to the organs. The heart, kidneys, lungs, liver - each organ has its own blood supply. In this way the organs get flushed. When the organs get a flushing then immediately the glands have to change their secretion. It is a law. And when the glands, which are the guardians of the health and life, change, youth returns. What is youth? Young glands. If your glandular system secretes correctly, the blood chemistry is a young chemistry. All this neurotic neurosis and angriness will be over.

Why take a cold shower?

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• keeps your skin radiant

• opens up the capillaries

• flushes the organs

• keeps the blood chemistry young and healthy

• simulates the healthy secretion of the glandular system

Precautions: Start with the outer extremities - feet, hands, arms. The thighs shouldn’t go under the water first, so as not to disturb the calcium-magnesium balance. The same for the genitals and the head. Do not take a cold shower during pregnancy or menstruation or when you have a fever, rheumatism or heart disease. If there are problems with the sciatic nerve or high blood pressure, start slowly! Alternatively you can wear cotton shorts to buffer the thighs and sexual organs.

The Science of Hydrotherapy is very precise and sophisticated, and very simple. Here are the effects on different parts of the body.

∞ If you let the cold water fall just below the lower lip for ten or fifteen minutes, you will be bright and your mind will be very clear.

∞ If you put the water between the eyebrows and the upper lip, you will be very energetic.

∞ If you put the water on the forehead, you will be so sleepy that you just can’t match it.

∞ If you massage the upper arm, you are totally curing your stomach.

∞ From your elbow to about two inches (5 cm) above your wrist corresponds to to your digestive tract.

Two inches above the wrist to the wrist corresponds to your heart.

∞ The wrists correspond to your liver, and the fingertips correspond to your brain.

∞ If you put the water on the front of your neck and let the water run down your entire body and hands, you will totally change all your cells.

∞ If you let the water hit your chest and go all the way down to your genitals and stay under it for a while, you are totally changing the chemistry of the blood from unhealthy to healthy.

∞ If you let the water hit your feet and massage the right foot with the left foot, and the left foot with the right foot, you are actually massaging your entire body. Stand before a cold shower and massage your feet and your calves by yourself. Use your feet to massage. Don’t use your hands.

∞ Then stand away from the water and using both hands, massage your entire body and let the body get hot. Then take a cold shower again and massage your body again. Do that for about twelve to fifteen minutes. You should have a friend handy to pull you out. You will be in a totally different space.

Editor’s Notes: Remember to keep this simple so you don’t overwhelm yourself and then do nothing. Try getting into a lukewarm shower and then slowly turn the hot water off. The important part is that you get a shock to your system. This is not the way it is taught in kundalini yoga but I have found it’s better to start small and work your way up so you can have wins, rather than quit before you start.

[From The Aquarian Teacher: KRI Teacher Training Level One Manual + my notes from Teacher Training]

Tuning In to the Golden Chain + the Teacher Within

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The power of mantra is multifold: first we are activating the 84 meridians via the upper palate to create vibration, which carries information. This vibration shifts the neurochemical release in the body which shifts your electromagnetic field.

Mantras are typically in Gurmukhi, a sacred Indian language, and occasionally, in English. These mantras contain the vibrations of peace, prosperity, connection, and many other qualities understood by their impact, even if the meaning of each word is not known. Pronunciation comes with repetition and by example. Many mantras are available to listen to on the KRI website.

Understanding the meaning of the words adds another layer of effectiveness to chanting.

The first mantra chanted at the beginning of every kundalini yoga class is the Adi Mantra followed by A Mangala Charan Mantra.

ONG NAMO GURU DEV NAMO (the Adi Mantra)

I bow to the Creative Wisdom, I bow to the Divine Teacher within.

AD GURAY NAMEH, JUGAAD GURAY NAMEH, SAT GURAH NAMEH, SIREE GUROO DAYV-AY NAMEH (a mangala charan mantra) This mantra protects the body in light so the heart is free to open.

This mantra is used for “tuning in” to the divine flow and self-knowledge within each of us, and linking us to Yogi Bhajan and the Golden Chain of teachers. It is chanted at least three times at the start of each Kundalini Yoga class.

[From The Aquarian Teacher: KRI Teacher Training Level One Manual + my notes from Teacher Training]

The Blue Ethers

When we cross over, the tattvas and chakras dissolve at the same time. The first element to go is Earth, then Water, Fire, Air and then Ether. As the tattvas and chakras dissolve, you will move into a state of consciousness where your life replays from the neutral mind. The soul will leave the body inside of the subtle body and together they will travel along the electromagnetic field of the Earth until moving on to the blue ethers.

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Tattvas and The Chakras

Tattva Chakra Energy Function Conditions

Earth First eliminating energy fixity, depression, greed, steadiness

Water Second eliminating liquid guilt, delusion, pitilessness, creativity, affection

Fire Third digest foods desire for control, fear, shame, purification

Air Fourth promotes circulation, indecision, anxiety, attachment, hope, forgiveness

flexibility

Ether Fifth containment of self self-control, senses of command, honor, contentment

In the Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Chakras, we are beyond the elements. The quality associated with these chakras is light. If emotion becomes mixed with any of these chakras they become cloudy.

[From The Aquarian Teacher: KRI Teacher Training Level One Manual]

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The Ten Bodies

The human being has 10 bodies. One physical body, three mental bodies and six energetic bodies.

Kundalini Yoga is designed to clear the residue of each body so that you may become more subtle, and closer to the soul.

The ten bodies are as follows:

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Initiation

Spiritual awakening is an initiation process; it cannot be bought or sold, there is no certificate or course, no diploma or degree, it is a process of initiation, one that often looks like extreme darkness such as depression, anxiety, thoughts of suicide, grief and its stages and feeling like you've lost your mind.

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Elevate Your Frequency

We don't get to believe life is sacred only when it's convenient. 

We don't get to say, everything happens for a reason, but then when life throws us lemons complain. 

We don't get to say there are signs everywhere but only when they are pointing to our most desired outcome. This is just an excuse to not look at something within. 

We don't get to call people souls but not treat them that way. 

We don't get to pick and choose what experiences are lessons and when we feel like seeing it as such. 

We don't get to go back to sleep after we've awakened. We don't. 

And I know it felt easier before when you could blame others, make it their fault, point out their flaws and turn a blind eye to the fundamental spiritual laws of the universe. 

The universe operates on laws; it is responding to your vibration. So if you are one of those people who only believes in the sacred when it serves your needs, then you've probably already noticed mixed signals from the universe. 

That's what happens when we give mixed signals. 

We can want love in our lives but treat people like shit. 

We can want to attract abundance but feel gripping panic in our chests every time we pay a bill. 

We can want opportunity but fail to love and work on ourselves. 

We can say we trust the universe but try to control every last area of our life. 

Whatever vibration we offer up to the universe is what she sends right back our way, so when things are not going as desired don't get mad and say you knew it, find a way to see what is working. Find a way to shift your vibration, to be ok with whatever is arising, and love it. 

When we love, we elevate and from here we can get excited about the life we are co-creating, we can correct our course and manifest our hearts desires in alignment with our truth. 

All of life is sacred, every moment is perfect for something - even the challenging ones. It is not you against the world, but rather you creating with it and although we do not control our environment, we sure do shape it by responding from either fear or love, resistance or acceptance. 

Together let's elevate to the frequency of our holy heart center, let's dance with desire, and run with the wild dynamic state of creation called life. 

Do you Feel Safe Yet?

Do you feel safe yet? 

I didn’t think so. 

Because nobody feels safe until they know who they are. 

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I AM

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I am,
I am the light at dawn cascading through the trees
I am the springtime wind dancing with fresh leaves 
I am the grateful heart that beats inside your chest 
I am the sensation of true loves kiss, pressed upon your lips 
I am the joy that swells to the surface when life goes as planned 
I am the sweet sadness of the tears that fall when we fail to understand
I am the river that flows inside your veins, keeping you alive 
I am the magnetic force of the universe that you've come to know as time 
I am the calm after the midnight storm, the breath of fresh crisp air 
I am the cosmic unfolding of duality, the choice is yours to bare 
I am the support you desire in moments when you feel like you're all alone 
I am the radiant power that propels you and helps to guide you home
I am the in-between, above, below, the waking and afterlife 
Take special care of what you say after "I am" in this life
- k •••

For a powerful testament to who you are and why you’re here, click here.
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Repeat After Me . . .

My value is not determined by how many likes I get. 
My worth is not wrapped up in followers. 
I will not allow the voices of others on social media and in the real world to silence my truth. 
I will stop comparing myself to highlight reels. 
Thank you for unfollowing me and making room for those in alignment with my message. 
I promise to show up authentically from the wisdom of my soul. 

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Prosperity

Want to learn how to align to prosperity? Ya, I thought so.

The thing is, it seems that everybody and their dogs are talking about manifestation so how do you know what works and what doesn’t? Results.

As a society we want what we want when we want it, and in the West we are hardwired to expect that whatever we need is the click of a button away. We no longer are expected to have cash on hand or in our bank accounts since credit card companies are practically giving them away. This means more debt, more consumerism, more stress and everything that comes along with that.

It’s designed this way on purpose so that you, the consumer, keep feeling like you need more and more and more to be happy but, the truth is, you’ll never get there that way and deep down you know it. So why then is it still prevalent?

We’ve got to do something about self-worth and real prosperity.

Abundance, opulence, prosperity, and wealth at the root, are all about feeling expansive. We are infinite creator beings in a body and beneath the many layers of programming we do know it; however, we need tools to access our inherent worth and it’s certainly not taught in the school systems. I don’t know about you, but I never learned how to love myself, soothe my own pain, speak kindly within, or turn on my divine birthright for prosperity.

Prosperity doesn’t just mean money. Wealth doesn’t just mean cash. Opulence doesn’t just mean luxuriousness and abundance doesn’t just mean endless spending. All of these words are about the energetics of expansion and magnetism: each one represents the frequency of being infinite.

You are not small. You are meant to take up space in this world and shine brightly. That takes energy and I’m going to show you how to tap into your infinite nature. Bring on the abundance, prosperity, opulence and wealth - whatever that means to you - and get ready for more of whatever it is you’re calling in. Perhaps it’s an abundance of health, a wealth of relationships, prosperous partnership or just cold hard cash. You decide. Have fun.

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The Fire Within

We are all comprised of 5 tattvas or elements: earth, water, fire, air, and ether. 

If the tattvas are balanced and strong, as well as in the proper areas of the body, then you can repel stress, trauma, and illness and magnetize health, prosperity and alignment. 

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