Stardust

Once we embark on a spiritual path, it’s easy to abandon our humanness, in search of our soul. Sometimes, we even begin to believe our human self is getting in the way of having a full-on spiritual experience. However, the human self isn’t meant to limit us. Rather, it was given to us as a divine gift to co-create this life journey, learn lessons, and rise above dark times to shine in the light.

I have to often remind myself that my soul chose my human body and the experiences and situations I find myself in everyday. I will admit, I have gotten “lost” in dark times, and sometimes feel like I just want to run out of my body and back to the stars. When this happens, I am urged to sit down with my soul and have a little chat.

The conversations usually start like this: “Soul, I don’t understand why you chose my human being. It’s making all these lessons too difficult and challenging. Can you go back and pick again?” My soul, time and time again, says, “I chose perfectly. Sit back and enjoy the ride. Everything is as it should be.” I don’t always agree with my soul’s wisdom at the time, but she is right. Her choice was made with love, and I will honor that no matter how difficult it can get here on earth.

One night, when I was feeling especially frustrated with the human in me, I wrote this blurb. It transformed, as I wrote it from dark to light, recognizing I need her to be here and help me serve.

“I sit here within this shell feeling trapped, coddled, and sophisticated by limitations. In every direction I turn, from each corner, crevice, and space, I see no way to escape. I am trapped! Turning, dancing, spinning in circles, still no escape from this space that limits me, imposes fear, drinks worry, and nibbles on neuroses. I remember the word “breathe,” taking in a gentle wave of fresh air opening those spaces that were marked with caution.

This shell, although tough and seemingly impossible to befriend to love, is my freedom, my earth dance, my experience of the world beyond the beyond. My liberation lays nested in the arms of a simple smile of acceptance, gratitude for being present to experience this all-terrain vehicle that is willing to drive me, take me, and carry me along. I must go! I must accept her invitation, take her hand, jump in the front seat, and go!”

If you find yourself struggling with your human self these days, I think it’s pretty normal. The Universe is really poking, provoking and elevating us above the duality of the mind and the crud that is limiting us from fully accepting all parts of who we are in mind, body and spirit.

Accept the gift of this life as a spiritual being having a human experience. Connect from the heavens and the earth. Be here now!

Hast Kriya

Practice Hast Kriya, found in the manusat nam wahe gurual Reaching Me In Me, to connect from above and below and enjoy this earth dance. You can practice this meditative kriya using the Sat Nam Wahe Guru by Ajeet Kaur.

To begin: Sit in Easy Pose. Extend your Jupiter (index) finger on both hands. Lock the other fingers down with your thumbs. Time your movements with the music.

Touch your Jupiter fingers to the floor when you hear “Sat.”

Touch your Jupiter fingers together over your head when you hear “Nam.”

Touch your Jupiter fingers to the floor when you hear “Sat.”

Touch your Jupiter fingers together over your head when you hear “Nam.”

Touch your Jupiter fingers to the floor when you hear “Wahe.”

Touch your Jupiter fingers together over  your head when you hear “Guru.”

Touch your Jupiter fingers to the floor when you hear “Wahe.”

Touch your Jupiter fingers together over your head when you hear “Guru.”

Comments: Start with 3 minutes of practice and build to 22 minutes.

Allow this kriya to remind you to embrace God’s gift to you as a human. You are here for a divine reason. Walk your path with faith that all is as it should be. Let Yogi Bhajan’s words settle you into the full experience of you.

Your mind is your servant, your body is your vehicle, and your soul is your residence.


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