Personal power is the courage, determination, and capacity we gradually gain throughout the course of our personal evolution. When exercised in healthy and natural ways, it becomes a nexus for the love, well-being, happiness, and meaning that we find within our interpersonal world. Without personal power, true empowerment will be hard to grasp. And ultimately, empowerment is where we want to be. Empowerment is the destination on our path. Personal power is like the bridge that takes us across the flowing river – carrying us across on our path and keeping the process moving forward. And just like the actual bridge that needs to be cared for over time, so that it doesn’t crumble into the river, personal power has to be consciously attended to by the individual. Otherwise, it begins to deplete and disintegrate.
To do so, we can utilize several different techniques. We can focus on movement, which will generate endorphins, those lovely feel-good neurotransmitters in the body. We can focus on nutrition. We can also focus on boosting our vitality.
Ultimate health and wellness of the mind, body, and soul are dependent on strong vitality. Strong vitality increases the capacity of our mind to process and deal with the challenges of everyday life, which becomes part of our ability to apply our resolve -our will- with unwavering determination. As we establish a reservoir of vitality, we will be more able to tap into the conscious direction of our Soul and the life energy needed to fulfill our purpose on the planet. The positive feedback loop created between personal power, vitality, and empowerment permeates our Soul with motivation, dedication, self-confidence, joy, and divine connection.
Adi Shakti Meditation for Vitality
Adi Shakti, Adi Shakti, Adi Shakti, Namo Namo
(I bow to the Primal Power)
Sarb Shakti, Sarb Shakti, Sarb Shakti, Namo Namo
(I bow to the all encompassing Power and Energy)
Pritham Bhagvati, Pritham Bhagvati, Pritham Bhagvati, Namo Namo
(I bow to that which God creates)
Kundalini Mata Shakti, Mata Shakti, Namo Namo
(I bow to the creative power of the Kundalini, the Divine Mother Power)
POSTURE: Sit in Easy Pose with a straight spine.
MUDRA: Bend the elbows down by the sides. Bring the hands into Ravi Mudra, Sun (ring) ﬁnger held down with the thumb, the palms face forward and the ﬁngers point straight up. Keep the other ﬁngers straight.
Important: The wrists are at the level of the shoulders, with the hands in line with the ears. Make sure the spine is kept very straight, and Neck Lock engaged.
EYES: Eyes are closed.
MANTRA: Chant along with the Kundalini Bhakti Mantra – Adi Shakti
(When this meditation was first taught, the recording by Gurudass Kaur was played).
TIME: 31 minutes.
TO END: Inhale, keep the posture steady, and move immediately into Part Two.
MUDRA & MANTRA: Keep the same mudra, don’t move at all—begin chanting HAR aloud, pulling in on the Navel Point with each recitation. The recording Tantric Har is used.
TIME: 4 minutes.
TO END: Inhale very deeply. Hold 15-20 seconds. Exhale through the mouth in a whistle. Inhale a second time, very deeply, hold 15-20 seconds. Whistle out every bit of breath you can. Inhale a third time, and squeeze your entire being. Hold and squeeze 10-15 seconds. Cannon ﬁre out through the mouth. Relax.
We wish you infinite love and blessings in your practice. We would love to hear about your experience with this meditation. Feel free to comment below! Sat Nam!