“Enough! I want to drop everything and move to the countryside.”
I have said this so many times and maybe some of you have too, while stuck in a traffic jam or listening to the upstairs neighbor walking loudly in high heels early in the morning.
And still, why do I feel so scared now that I am finally about to do it?
When I wake up in the morning for my yoga practice and I see through the windows of the front building dozens of employees in front of their computers at 7am, I have no doubt: my choice is the countryside. Then the sun shines and I walk along the streets thinking: “how beautiful is the city”! Then the night comes, and I can’t sleep because the traffic jam doesn’t take any notice of the moon high in the sky; and again, my thoughts convince me that the countryside is my shelter.
There is no way out. But what makes everything so complicated? Why, when we think we have something sure in our life, do doubts come and destroy it all? Is there a recipe to face every change – especially those we ourselves trigger – not as a drama but simply as part of life?
There is no doubt that change is the only constant on this planet: otherwise no flower would blossom, no child would born and nobody would move forward to transform his or her life. Yogi Bhajan said that “every 7 years consciousness changes. Every 11 years intelligence changes. Every 18 years lifestyle changes. It is the rule of the sun”.
So what holds back such a natural and smooth process in human life? The answer is only one: the mind. When the mind stops being the servant and becomes the master, then it opens the door to fear.
Luckily, yoga teaches us that there is something much more powerful than that, something able to throw out any fear: love. “Where there is love there’s no fear” and in this case it’s about recognizing, feeling and living the flow of divine love inside of us. This is Yoga, union with our divine nature and the universal wisdom.
When you can see the hand of the Infinite working for you, then your intuition will lead you and you will be able to surrender with faith to any change and their opportunities.
When we let our fears paralyze us we are holding down our soul’s evolution. Our life should be movement; curiosity on what every new day offers should be a permanent feature; embracing the future should make us happy.
According to yoga teachings, by meditating we can find the key to liberate our inituion and thus know when opening the door to changes is in our best interests.
The following meditation works on the attachment to the ego, which creates a fracture between our reality and the way we perceive it, by generating doubts.
Meditation for Change
- Sit in easy pose, with your chest open and your spine straight.
- Curl the fingers in, as if making a fist. Place the fingertips on the pads of the hands, then bring the two hands together at the center of the chest. The hands touch each other in the knuckles of the middle (Saturn) fingers and the pads of the thumbs. Thumbs are extended toward the heart center and are pressed together.
- Hold the position and feel the energy across the thumbs and knuckles.
- Your eyes are closed and the breath is long and deep.
- Continue for 31 minutes, then relax for 5 minutes. Once you master this meditation, continue for 31 minutes more after the break.
In the book Transformation. Seeds of Change for the Aquarian Age Vol 1. Mastering the Self many kriyas and meditations will lead you to experiment the feeling of letting to to the universal wisdom and expand beyond the Self, in a journey through intuition and inner vision.
Mantra for Intuition
And if you are looking for a mantra to open your intuition and help you finding inside the answers you are looking for, connect to the vibration of the mantra Wah Yantee.
Great Macroself, Creative Self. All that is creative through time, all that is the Great One. Three aspects of God: Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh. That is Wahe Guru.
Among the many and beautiful versions of this mantra, here are my latest discoveries from Snatam Kaur and Sukha:
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