Cultivate your power.
Be the spiritual warrior you were meant to be.
Dig deep and do your part.
Our Earth needs more fresh air to breathe!
Here is one of my favorite third chakra kundalini yoga kriyas to help you develop your personal power and act on your meaningful life: Advanced Abdominal &Navel Strengthening. Sat Nam!
Happiness is your natural state". - GuruMeher, in his book Senses of the Soul.
I define happiness as a baseline of inner peace. A space where you have total equanimity no matter what the tides bring in. Happiness is not all flowery and giddy smiles and like everything is a party. Sometimes there could be anger and sadness, and still there is happiness.
This might be easier to understand in the opposite state: Sometimes on the outside you appear happy-- and might actually be feeling happy in a moment, for instance during a celebration or having met a goal --but inside, you don't actually feel peaceful, you might feel as if you are only projecting a fake happy. How's that?
"Happiness is your natural state". Why is this a good mantra? We don't always pay attention to our emotions when they alert us, and emotions are our friends. They are there specifically to guide us, just like our sense of touch guides us away from the hot stove. Repeat the mantra to help you remember: whenever you find yourself in a state of feeling Not Happy, or that state of inner peace is disturbed or not to be found, ask yourself: "What am I feeling?" Knowing that happiness is your natural state, then “not happy” means you have something to check in on.
Respect the senses, identify your emotions. They will always lead you toward the right path.
A kriya for releasing your emotional patterns and programming:
Working on your frontal lobe helps you release stuck negative emotional memory-- or the patterns and programming from your childhood and into adulthood that harden and form your personality. Negative emotions get lodged in the body creating physical pains while the patterns and programming harden in the frontal lobe. Try this kriya below to help relax and loosen that stuck emotional memory.
Here’s a great article relating to this: Kundalini Yoga and the Frontal Lobe : Navigating Overwhelming Emotions.
This yoga and meditation stuff really goes to your head. And your heart. And your gut. And every part of your body and organs. And your circulatory system. And your nervous system! It is the reason I am so passionate about sharing this technology —specifically kundalini yoga— with anyone who seeks to uplift their lives.
This practice wants you to act, to serve, to be your next BEST self. It helps you to KNOW that you want this too.
So when that realization hit for me, I went ahead and became my best self. Yes, it's that easy. You can just realize this and decide to be your next best self .
It’s called shifting your thoughts, and it makes a vibrational impact on your psyche. Decide you will be a better version of yourself. Right. Now.
Vibrate the Cosmos and the Cosmos will clear your way.
-one of the 5 sutras of the Aquarian Age, Yogi Bhajan
Your shifts will likely give way to your old habits and it will feel disappointing. Here’s the key: Commit to it. And also decide to commit to a regular practice that keeps you fueled. Kundalini yoga is like driving with premium gas in your car as well as having the upgraded model, personally designed with YOU in mind. This is the vehicle for your Soul, suited to who you truly are. Feed it well. .
With commitment to, and compassion for, yourself by carving out time for your DAILY practice and showing up even when you feel like the world is conspiring against you, you will find that harnessing the ups and downs gets you closer to the day when you will feel authentically in your better Self .
Decide. Commit. Live your truth. Sat nam.
I am the Essential Soul Mama. I am a mama, a soulful-spiritual teacher, an intentional storyteller, and a lover of stories of all kinds, in all forms. I write about parenting, natural health options, mind-body-soul connections, and anything that elevates our lives.