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How To Awaken Kundalini: 10 Powerful Methods

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The term “Kundalini” used by yogis means the Sacred Fire located in the area of the base of the spine. The Kundalini has seven layers; each of these layers has seven sub-layers. Therefore, there are forty-nine degrees of its awakening. In other words, the question is not so much whether the Kundalini has awakened or not, but how much or to what degree it has awakened. In this article, I want to share with you some of my research on how to awaken kundalini.

Why Is Kundalini Energy So Important For Spiritual Practice?

Kundalini energy allows the brain cells to register spiritual experiences and urges. The capabilities of the physical body, especially the brain and nervous system, increase. After a while, a person whose Kundalini has awakened to a high degree can become a genius, a great charismatic leader or a great spiritual teacher.

When Kundalini awakens, the positive and negative traits of a person’s character are much more intense. Kundalini energy is similar to fertilizer: just as fertilizer stimulates the growth of any seeds in the soil, Kundalini brings to life all the ancient seeds present in man – both good and bad. Therefore, a person entering the spiritual path experiences the strongest internal struggle. Therefore it is very important to practice inner purification.

One of the side effects of an improper, premature Kundalini awakening is excessive, uncontrolled sexual desire. A man can become a violent sex maniac. In some cases, a person may develop an excessive sense of pride or even megalomania.

Kundalini Energy In Different Traditions

Egypt

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In Egypt, the awakened Kundalini energy, rising to the center of the head, was symbolically depicted as a snake on the headdress of the Pharaoh. During ancient times, the Pharaoh was presented as being enlightened, an advanced personality on the path of the spirit, and a wise and benevolent ruler.

China

In China, the sage who managed to fully awaken Kundalini energy and took control of it was depicted as a man riding a dragon. This is how Bodhisattva Quan Yin is depicted in some paintings.

India

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In India, the degree of awakening of Kundalini energy is symbolized by the number of cobras rising above the head of yogi. The number of cobras indicates the number of already awakened Kundalini layers. Sometimes you can see a statue of a meditating yogi with one, three or even five cobras above his head. However, it is rare to see an image of seven cobras. Seven cobras symbolize a soul that has reached a very high level of development, for example, a great spiritual teacher.

In the Indian tradition,  Shiva represents spiritual energy and Shakti, symbolizing female power, which represents kundalini.

Christianity

In the esoteric Christian tradition, “the condescension of the Holy Spirit” represents spiritual energy and “sacred fire” represents Kundalini. This is what John the Baptist says in the Bible, “I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me comes one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.” (Matthew 3:11) In other words, it means that someone will come to give spiritual initiation or to give spiritual power.

The Holy Spirit is the spiritual energy, while the Holy fire is the Kundalini energy located at the base of the spine. When Shiva and Shakti, or the Holy Spirit and the Holy fire, unite, the spiritual energy awakens the Kundalini energy and raises it to the crown chakra, which leads to spiritual enlightenment, or expansion of consciousness. This sexual union of the Holy Spirit and the Holy fire is also what is meant by being born again. Just like a child is born of sexual union to become enlightened or reunited with God in Heaven one must be reborn and baptized through the sexual union of Holy Fire and the Holy Spirit.

Europe

In the European tradition, this spiritual energy is called “Prince charming“, and the Kundalini energy is called “Sleeping beauty”. When “the Prince” kisses the “sleeping” Kundalini energy it awakens and these two energies rise together to the center of the crown. After that, the Prince and the Princess got married and “lived happily to the end of their days”. Sometimes fairy tales are created by great spiritual teachers to convey inner teachings and practices to spiritually Mature disciples.

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A comparative study of different traditions will help you understand spiritual truths from a universal point of view, not just from the point of view of one culture. These examples show that the truth is universal. And spiritual truths do not belong to any culture or religion.

Kundalini Awakening Preparation

Usually, people ask how to awaken Kundalini but they don’t even know that they need to pass the preparation process first.

There are many methods of Kundalini awakening. Proper preparation is necessary!

  1. First of all, you need to purify your physical and energetic bodies so that the awakened Kundalini energy can move easily and unhindered without harming your physical body.
  2. It’s important to practice inner purification by means of character progression. You can achieve this through the development of virtues and the eradication of vices and bad habits.
  3. You need to activate your higher chakras (particularly the Heart and the Crown chakra) BEFORE you start practicing the methods of Kundalini awakening.

Activation of the Heart chakra is necessary for increasing intellectual abilities and willpower.

Activation of the Crown chakra allows the spiritual energy to descend in order to:

  1. safely awaken the Kundalini energy;
  2. awaken it to a higher degree;
  3. regulate the Kundalini energy.

Kundalini Awakening Symptoms

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The descriptions of the Kundalini awakening in yogic traditions and in modern western spiritual traditions are very different. The most typical, so-called “classical way” describes Kundalini awakening starting from the base of the spine up to the head along the Central energy channel, Sushumna. As a rule, the awakening begins, with the heating of the base of the spine. Then the heat rises along the spine and spreads throughout the body. When the Kundalini reaches the level of the heart, it begins to pulse rapidly. If the Kundalini reaches the head, there may be a feeling of light coming from the third eye or from the top of the head.

Sometimes the awakening of the Kundalini begins with the twitching of the toes. Then the tremor rises up the legs and covers the whole body. Sometimes Kundalini is crawling along the spine slowly and gently. Sometimes it can instantly move from one energy center to another. There are cases when Kundalini instantly reaches the center of the head.

For some people, Kundalini awakening is accompanied by sexual pleasure. Sometimes Kundalini rises with piercing pain in the spine or in energy centers. The rise of Kundalini can be accompanied by involuntary, spontaneous movements of the body, fixation of unusual poses or yoga poses. Often the breath rhythm changes. A person can see the light and hear different sounds. Some people see the visions of images or fragments of a real physical body. Sensitivity to odors may increase.

To learn more about symptoms of Kundalini awakening read the article “Kundalini Awakening Symptoms Everyone Should Know“.

How To Awaken Kundalini?

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Now that we have covered the preparation needed,  I can finally share with you how to awaken Kundalini.

The Bihar school of Yoga describes how to awaken Kundalini and gives 10 main methods.

1. Awakening by birth

If parents have a high level of spiritual development, it contributes to Kundalini awakening of their child.

2. Regular mantra practice

This method takes a lot of time and patience. You should have a guru who will give you the necessary mantra. Such a guru himself should have his Kundalini awakened, know Tantra and Yoga.

3. Tapasya

This is the purification of the mind and emotions from inferiority complexes. Tapasya is a psychoemotional process that eradicates bad habits and strengthens the will. This is the path for ascetics who are strong in spirit.

The term “tapasya” basically means a practical spiritual discipline that involves deep meditation, self-discipline, and efforts to reach self-realization. By practicing tapasya you can reach spiritual liberation.

4. Awakening with the help of power plants

In the ancient Vedic texts of India, there is mention of the soma plant. It’s a creeping plant that’s picked on the special Moon days. By taking Soma juice people reach the state of clairvoyance, divination, and revelation. The method of preparation of this drink is secret. The use of drugs or psychedelics has nothing to do with it.

5. Raja yoga

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This is a very powerful method of perfecting the mind by concentrating, meditating, and merging with the Divine. But I have to say that Raja Yoga practice without prior Hatha Yoga practice sometimes may lead to depression. It requires a lot of patience, time, discipline and perseverance. For most modern people it is very difficult.

Raja yoga is aimed at establishing control over one’s mind. In Raja yoga practitioner mainly focuses on how to control his mind, although certain minimum practices of asanas and pranayamas also take place as part of the preparatory process for meditation and concentration.

There are eight stages or levels in the practice of Raja yoga:

  1. YAMA
    Yama is a set of ethical norms that teach us to communicate with others in the right way. To be brief, it means one thing: treat people the way you want them to treat you.
  2. NIYAMA
    The step of forming the self-discipline and uplifting spirituality. This step involves regular visits to temples, meditative practices, a study of nature, thinking and walks.
  3. ASANA
    Body care is one of the most important stages on the path to spiritual growth and enlightenment. Performing certain asanas, we learn concentration and self-discipline.
  4. PRANAYAMA
    It is the ability to control your breath. Pranayama is a set and a system of special techniques that make it possible to establish a relationship between breath, mind, and emotions. Pranayama practice allows us to rejuvenate the entire body and prolong your lifespan.
  5. PRATYAHARA
    It is the ability to concentrate and not be distracted by various external stimuli. This step gives us the vision of the internal systems, understanding what can stop our personal and inner growth.
  6. DHARANA
    Dharana means ‘concentration’ or ‘single focus’. This is how we can calm down our mind, which distracts us from knowing more than we are able to understand. It helps us to see the limitless of our possibilities.
  7. DHYANA
    Dhyana means ‘contemplation, reflection’ and ‘profound, abstract meditation’. This is the stage of the full development of the properties of meditation and concentration.
  8. SAMADHI
    This is a state of intense concentration that can be achieved through meditation. Samadhi is a state of bliss and understanding. Samadhi is the highest stage of meditation, in which we experience oneness with the universe. In samadhi, the mind becomes still. We become totally aware of the present moment.

6. Pranayama

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If the disciple is sufficiently prepared, practices intense pranayama in a quiet and peaceful environment, eats only to sustain life, one day his Kundalini will explode like lightning and rapidly rise to Sahasrara. However, for those who are not prepared in advance physically, emotionally, mentally and intellectually, the explosion of energy can be tragic. Pranayama is an elitist method. It is very complex and not everyone can cope with it. However, I want to share with you one of the pranayama techniques that can help to awaken Kundalini.

The Pranayama Technique:

  1. When performing this exercise, it is necessary to concentrate on the basis of the spinal column – the first chakra (Muladhara). The first chakra is the location of the Kundalini energy.
  2. Close your right nostril with the thumb of your right hand. Inhale through the left nostril, while slowly pronounce the mantra “Om” 3 times. Imagine that together with the air you draw prana out of space.
  3. Then close your left nostril with your pinky finger and the ring finger of your right hand and hold your breath, pronouncing the mantra “Om” 12 times. Send a flow of Prana down the spine right into the base of the first chakra. Imagine that energy strikes the base of the spine (the first chakra) and awakens Kundalini.
  4. Then slowly exhale through the right nostril, pronouncing the mantra “Om” 6 times.
  5. Continuing to cover the left nostril with the pinky finger and ring finger, inhale through the right nostril, at the same time slowly pronounce the mantra “Om” 3 times. Imagine that together with the air you draw prana out of space.
  6. Then close your right nostril with your thumb and hold your breath, pronouncing the mantra “Om” 12 times. Send a flow of Prana down the spine right into the base of the first chakra. Imagine that energy strikes the base of the spine (the first chakra) and awakens Kundalini.
  7. Then slowly exhale through the left nostril, pronouncing the mantra “Om” 6 times.

Start with performing this exercise up to 3 times before meditation. With time and practice, it is possible to increase the duration and frequency of pranayama. Do this gradually and carefully, according to your abilities and capabilities.

7. Kriya Yoga

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This is the easiest, softest and most accessible method for a modern person. Kriya yoga is an ancient meditative technique for controlling energy and breathing. It is also a comprehensive spiritual path that includes meditation practices and proper living. The correct practice of Kriya Yoga allows the heart, lungs and nervous system to slow down naturally, creating a deep inner silence of the body and mind, thus freeing attention from the constant cycle of thoughts, emotions and sensory perceptions. In the state of this clarity and inner silence, there is a feeling of deep inner peace and harmony with your soul and with the Supreme.

8. Tantric initiation

This initiation is a very powerful experience for those who seek to control their feelings, passion and understand the nature of the Shiva-Shakti principles. In this case, a Guru helps to awaken Kundalini. The student may not even notice how he spontaneously crossed the path of ascension to superconsciousness.

9. Shaktipat

Many people believe that this is the safest method to awaken Kundalini. The Teacher personally should perform this method for his disciple. The initiated disciple can instantly enter the altered state of consciousness. He may, without prior training, to perform the asanas, understand mantras and Sacred Scriptures.

The right to shaktipat (initiation) does not depend on social status or behavior of a person. One can live 50 years as an ascetic, austere practices, and penance and still not receive shaktipat. And someone can live a normal life and receive the blessing from the Teacher at the very first meeting. It depends on the development of consciousness, which gives the Teacher the right to give someone Shaktipat. This is what only the Teacher can see. It is not an indicator of intellectual, emotional or religious development and is not related to lifestyle, nutrition or thinking.

10. Abnegation

This is a paradoxical method of Kundalini awakening without any desire to its awakening. By following this path you’re living according to this principle: “I’m not going anywhere. The Universe takes care of everything. I accept everything that comes to me.” And if you really believe that, Kundalini will eventually wake up.

Abnegation automatically affects the heart of a person, and this impact is not understood by many, because only a few reach the level of development at which abnegation becomes possible. This action ignites a spark of spirituality in the soul. And when a person reaches this stage, he/she takes the first step on the path to spirituality. The spark produced by this action in the depths of the heart turns into a flame, into a torch illuminating life. It changes the whole Outlook of life. The whole world seems different.

The Magic Of Kundalini And Its Mystery

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The Kundalini experience is a universal phenomenon and it does not belong exclusively to the tradition of Yoga. It was common for most cultures and traditions to keep knowledge about Kundalini in a great secret. Back in the days, only Masters had the right to pass this knowledge to their disciples.

The greatest mysteries of ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome were connected to Kundalini awakening. Kundalini is also known in the tradition of Christian Gnostics and Neoplatonists, in Kabbalah and Christian ascetics.

Although Kundalini awakening has always been a mystery, there are many cases when energy manifests itself unexpectedly, in completely unprepared people. Quite often it happens with teenagers during puberty. Some people connect it with hormone increase. For a similar reason, there are many cases when women spontaneously experienced Kundalini awakening during the change of hormones.

Sometimes people who are not familiar with Yoga and the concept of Kundalini may experience its awakening without the understanding of what is going on with them. They may complain that they can not sleep at night, feel the heat, the flow of energy, vibrations, etc. Also, they may feel the waves of pleasure in their bodies that they have never experienced before. Instead of using this situation for cognition and spiritual growth, usually, these people go to the doctor. The doctor does not know what it is, but treats it anyways, saying that it is hormonal change.

To learn more about symptoms of Kundalini awakening read the article “Kundalini Awakening Symptoms Everyone Should Know“.

Conclusion

Due to the fact that Kundalini awakening is quite a serious and multi-layered process, there is no room for haste. It is necessary to take your time for consciousness to keep up with the ongoing energy changes. It is important to go through all the necessary stages on this very deep, delicate, transformational path. Sometimes this does not happen as quickly as we would like, and it is certainly important to continue the practice. At some point, it may seem that nothing is happening, or that you are not moving forward. But the thing is – it is just an illusion that your inpatient mind creates. Keep practicing, and at the end of the process, you will certainly see the result.

I hope in this article you found some answers on how to awaken Kundalini. I’m wishing you good luck in your spiritual practices and self-realization path. Namaste!

Katya Ki is the Founder of SOLANCHA Magazine, a Metaphysical Expert, a Reiki Master, and Human Rights Attorney. She has been studying Eastern metaphysics, cosmology, and esotericism for almost 20 years now. And she's still discovering new knowledge, which is hidden in ancient teachings. During her pilgrimage to the monastery of Saint Catherine in Egypt, she discovered the SOLANCHA System. This is how the SOLANCHA journey started!

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Spiritual Warrior Quotes: 40 Deep Sayings to Inspire Your Spiritual Journey

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There are many interpretations and definitions for the term “Spiritual Warrior”. In the Buddhist tradition, a spiritual warrior is someone who longs to attain complete spiritual realization and who combats the universal enemy: self-ignorance, the ultimate source of suffering according to Buddhist philosophy. Others believe that a spiritual warrior is someone who has the courage to walk a path that not many have walked before, who chooses to live up to their true Spiritual Nature, becoming a catalyst for the evolution of consciousness. In this article, we have collected 40 spiritual warrior quotes that express different views on what a spiritual warrior is. May these quotes inspire you to stay committed to your spiritual path, personal evolution, and the journey of self-realization.

40 Spiritual Warrior Quotes

#1

“To be a spiritual warrior means to develop a special kind of courage, one that is innately intelligent, gentle, and fearless. Spiritual warriors can still be frightened, but even so, they are courageous enough to taste suffering, to relate clearly to their fundamental fear, and to draw out without evasion the lessons from difficulties.” ~ Sogyal Rinpoche

#2

“Only as a warrior can one withstand the path of knowledge. A warrior cannot complain or regret anything. His life is an endless challenge, and challenges cannot possibly be good or bad. Challenges are simply challenges.” ~ Carlos Castaneda

#3

“The warrior of light knows the importance of intuition. In the midst of battle, he does not have time to think of the enemy’s blows, and so he uses his instinct and obeys his angel. in times of peace, he deciphers the signs that God sends him. People say, “He’s mad.” Or, “He lives in a fantasy world.” Or even, “How can he possibly believe in such illogical things?” But the warrior knows that intuition is God’s alphabet and he continues listening to the wind and talking to the stars.” ~ Paulo Coelho

#4

“To be a spiritual warrior, one must have a broken heart; without a broken heart and the sense of tenderness and vulnerability, your warriorship is untrustworthy.” ~ Chogyam Trungpa

#5

“Intent is not a thought, or an object, or a wish. Intent is what can make a man succeed when his thoughts tell him that he is defeated. It operates in spite of the warrior’s indulgence. Intent is what makes him invulnerable. Intent is what sends a shaman through a wall, through space, to infinity.” ~ Carlos Castaneda

#6

“The things that can restore us have to get in, too. This is what the wisdom of an open heart is all about. All the spiritual traditions speak of this but I love the Tibetan tradition: “A spiritual warrior always has a crack in his heart because that is how the mysteries can get in.” ~ Mark Nepo

#7

“He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior.” ~ Confucius

#8

“The spirit of a warrior is not geared to indulging and complaining, nor is it geared to winning or losing. The spirit of a warrior is geared only to struggle, and every struggle is a warrior’s last battle on earth. Thus the outcome matters very little to him. In his last battle on earth, a warrior lets his spirit flow free and clear. And as he wages his battle, knowing that his intent is impeccable, a warrior laughs and laughs.” ~ Carlos Castaneda

#9

“Warriors of light are not perfect. Their beauty lies in accepting this fact and still desiring to grow and to learn.” ~ Paulo Coelho

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#10
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”The basic difference between an ordinary man and a warrior is that a warrior takes everything as a challenge while an ordinary man takes everything as a blessing or a curse.” ~ Carlos Castaneda

#11

“The spiritual warrior hides from nothing. We jump into the fire, we dive into the ocean. We become the sea.” ~ Charlotte Sophia Kasl

#12

“To be a warrior is not a simple matter of wishing to be one. It is rather an endless struggle that will go on to the very last moment of our lives. Nobody is born a warrior, in exactly the same way that nobody is born an average man. We make ourselves into one or the other.” ~ Carlos Castaneda

#13

“The strongest of us are those that are spiritually strong, and a spiritual warrior is one of vulnerability.” ~ Chogyam Trungpa

#14

“The hardest thing in the world is to assume the mood of a warrior. It is of no use to be sad and complain and feel justified in doing so, believing that someone is always doing something to us. Nobody is doing anything to anybody, much less to a warrior.” ~ Carlos Castaneda

#15

“We warriors of light must be prepared to have patience in difficult times and to know that the Universe is conspiring in our favor, even though we may not understand how.” ~ Paulo Coelho

#16

“The real Art of Peace is not to sacrifice a single one of your warriors to defeat an enemy. Vanquish your foes by always keeping yourself in a safe and unassailable position; then no one will suffer any losses. The Way of a Warrior, the Art of Politics, is to stop trouble before it starts. It consists in defeating your adversaries spiritually by making them realize the folly of their actions. The Way of a Warrior is to establish harmony.” ~ Morihei Ueshiba

#17

“A rule of thumb for a warrior is that he makes his decisions so carefully that nothing that may happen as a result of them can surprise him, much less drain his power.” ~ Carlos Castaneda

#18

“Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.” ~ Carl von Clausewitz

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#19
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”Personal history must be constantly renewed by telling parents, relatives, and friends everything one does. On the other hand, for the warrior who has no personal history, no explanations are needed; nobody is angry or disillusioned with his acts. And above all, no one pins him down with their thoughts and their expectations.” ~ Carlos Castaneda

#20

“A warrior of light knows that in the silence of his heart he will hear an order that will guide him.” ~ Paulo Coelho

#21

“Each Warrior wants to leave the mark of his will, his signature, on important acts he touches. This is not the voice of ego but of the human spirit, rising up and declaring that it has something to contribute to the solution of the hardest problems, no matter how vexing!” ~ Pat Riley

#22

“One has to beckon the spiritual warrior inside oneself whenever it is deemed necessary for the task at hand. Courage is the fuel. Healing is the direction. Forgiveness is the balm. Love is the atmosphere Divine.” ~ Donna Goddard

#23

“To open deeply, as genuine spiritual life requires, we need tremendous courage and strength, a kind of warrior spirit.” ~ Jack Kornfield

#24

“Whenever a warrior decides to do something, he must go all the way, but he must take responsibility for what he does. No matter what he does, he must know first why he is doing it, and then he must proceed with his actions without having doubts or remorse about them.” ~ Carlos Castaneda

#25

“Warriors of light frequently ask themselves what they are doing here. Very often they believe their lives have no meaning. That is why they are warriors of light. Because they make mistakes. Because they ask questions. Because they continue to look for a meaning. And, in the end, they will find it.” ~ Paulo Coelho

#26

“Foster and polish the warrior spirit while serving in the world; illuminate the path according to your inner light.” ~ Morihei Ueshiba

#27

“You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.” ~ Swami Vivekananda

#28
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”In order to have faith in his own path, he does not need to prove that someone else’s path is wrong.” ~ Paulo Coelho

#29

“A warrior considers himself already dead, so there is nothing to lose. The worst has already happened to him, therefore he’s clear and calm; judging him by his acts or by his words, one would never suspect that he has witnessed everything.” ~ Carlos Castaneda

#30

Empaths did not come into this world to be victims, we came to be warriors. Be brave. Stay strong. We need all hands on deck.” ~ Anthon St. Maarten

#31

“The Warrior of the Light is a believer. Because he believes in miracles, miracles begin to happen. Because he is sure that his thoughts can change his life, his life begins to change. Because he is certain that he will find love, love appears.” ~ Paulo Coelho

#32

“The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” ~ Bruce Lee

#33

“Feeling important makes one heavy, clumsy, and vain. To be a warrior one needs to be light and fluid.” ~ Carlos Castaneda

#34

“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” ~ Kahlil Gibran

#35

“Warriors do not win victories by beating their heads against walls, but by overtaking the walls. Warriors jump over walls; they don’t demolish them.” ~ Carlos Castaneda

#36

“Yesterday’s pain is the Warrior of the Light’s strength.” ~ Paulo Coelho

#37

“Be a Warrior, not a Worrier.”

#38

“Untroubled, scornful, outrageous – that is how wisdom wants us to be: she is a woman and never loves anyone but a warrior.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

#39

“Weapons may be carried by creatures who are evil, dishonest, violent, or lazy. The true warrior is good, gentle, and honest. His bravery comes from within himself; he learns to conquer his own fears and misdeeds.” ~ Brian Jacques

#40

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” ~ Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

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6 Rituals To Celebrate September Equinox 2021

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The September equinox 2021 will take place on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at 3:21 p.m. ET. For the Northern Hemisphere, this marks the beginning of shorter days and colder weather. Fall is the time of year when we set up our internal space and make room for the new to come.

In this article, we will share with you what to expect from September equinox 2021 and what practices and rituals you can perform for aligning yourself with the powerful energy of the fall!

September Equinox 2021

The changing seasons are key points in the cycle of life in nature. The four focal points of the year: the Winter Solstice, Spring Equinox, Summer Solstice, and Fall Equinox are illuminated stages of an inner spiritual journey – a spiritual cycle that we take within ourselves.

The word equinox comes from the Latin word aequus, which means “equal,” and nox, which translates as “night”. The Fall Equinox is a meaningful time of year to honor the harvest. Whether that be a “real” harvest of the things planted in your garden or the harvest of efforts and intentions for your life path that you had set earlier in the year.

On the September equinox, we honor the light and the dark and express our gratitude for the changes that come with the passing of time. The Fall equinox is believed to be a magical time, where harmony fell on the planet and where we could embody an equal balance of dark and light. Just like a yin and yang symbol, we can’t have one without the other. We need darkness to see the light and we need the light to recognize the darkness. Therefore, the September equinox is all about honoring both of these qualities that live within each of us – our inner shadow and our divine light.

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This is the time to acknowledge growth and expansion as a natural evolution of being. During the fall season, our lives go through cycles of growth, harvest, death, and rebirth just as we see in nature.

On the September Equinox, we should remember to honor all that we have in our lives and shift our consciousness from one of lack to one of prosperity and gratitude. Rituals and special practices can help us to do it in the most powerful way.

Practices & Rituals For September Equinox 2021

#1: Sunrise and sunset watching

Sunrise and sunset on the equinox are the key energy points. By watching them on the equinox, you’re aligning yourself to the natural cycles and cosmic rhythms.

At sunrise, go outside and turn to the east. Stand for a few minutes, welcoming the beginning of a new day and a new cycle of your life.

At sunset, turn to the west, watching the sun going behind the horizon. When watching the sunset, focus on gratitude for everything you have in your life and for letting go of everything that doesn’t serve you anymore.

#2: Reflecting on the blessings

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The September Equinox is the time of the final harvest. When people lived more closely connected to the Earth and grew all their food, this was the time of year they’d celebrate the summer’s abundance. This is the time when we should reflect on the abundance in our lives. Take a moment and make some notes in your gratitude journal. What abundance did you experience this year? What blessings have you received? What are you grateful for?

Use gratitude affirmations to express your appreciation for everything you have in your life.

#3: Letting go practice

To experience new growth, we need to let go of our old leaves – old patterns and habits that no longer serve us. What are you ready to let go of? What do you need to shed in order to grow?

Use the practice of Karmic Relationship Healing to let your past go.

#4: Energy Cleansing Ritual

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September equinox is a perfect time for cleansing your energy from any negativity accumulated in your field. This simple yet powerful energy cleansing bath ritual will help you to do this.

Before you fill the bathtub with hot water, light scented candles (or ordinary candles), dim the lighting. Set up your intention to purify your energyclear your aura, etc.

  1. Fill the tub with warm water.
  2. Be sure to add sea salt, because it takes away all the negativity.
  3. Turn on meditative music for relaxation. These can be the sounds of nature, spiritual chants, mantras, etc.
  4. Get in the bathtub.
  5. While laying in the bathtub, visualize that water and salt take away all your problems. And every minute your body becomes lighter and lighter.
  6. When you feel that you have spent enough time in the bath, drain the water. When draining the water, imagine that all the bad things go away with it.
  7. After performing the ritual, you will feel a true renewal at the level of body and soul. You can climb under a warm blanket with a cup of your favorite herbal tea and just let yourself relax.

#5: Setting Intentions

September Equinox 2021 is a good time for setting intentions and choosing new goals in life. Take your time to think about what you want in life, what changes you need to make, and the new habits you need to develop. Choose what metaphorical seeds you are planting this season, and how you will water them.

Now light a candle to create a sacred space. Choose positive intentions to focus on. Meditate on the candle flame while concentrating your attention on your intentions and goals. You can also repeat positive affirmations and personal mantras to boost the effect of this practice. If you don’t know your personal mantra, take our QUIZ to find yours!

#6: Ritual “Reconnecting With The Sun”

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  1. Stand facing east. Look in the direction where the Sun rises.
  2. Say your gratitude to the Sun for all the good things in your life and ask for guidance and assistance in the future.
  3. Visualize your future as you would like it to be. Listen to all the feelings and emotions that arise. What do you feel? Immerse yourself in these feelings. Let the sun recharge you and fill your intentions for a good future with its energy.

The Bottom Line

The significance of the September Equinox for the people walking the spiritual path is the time of year where we activate our new cycle of spiritual and personal growth. As we become silent and rest we are creating space for our greater vision to emerge. On the day of Fall Equinox, we encourage you to take some time to acknowledge your life cycle and spiritual path. In doing so, you are honoring, not only your own growth and light within but the ancient wisdom that has served humanity for many thousands of years.

Happy Fall Equinox!

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The Full Harvest Moon 2021: Powerful Time For a Global Healing

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The Full Harvest Moon 2021 will occur on Monday, September 20, 2021. The upcoming Full Moon is often called the Autumn Moon, Falling Leaves Moon, Leaves Turning Moon, Moon of Brown Leaves, Yellow Leaf Moon, Child Moon, Mating Moon, Rutting Moon. In this article, I will share with you what kind of energy, challenges, and spiritual lessons this Full Moon brings to us. Also, I’ll give you some helpful tips, recommendations, and spiritual practices that will help you balance this energetically powerful time so you can get the most out of it.

When Is The Full Harvest Moon 2021?

The full Harvest Moon will rise in the southeast just after sunset on Monday, September 20 – just two days before the fall equinox! This full Moon reaches peak illumination at 7:54 P.M. Eastern Time on the 20th.

The Full Moon In Pisces

According to Vedic astrology, the Full Moon takes place at 4 degrees of Pisces. The Full Harvest Moon 2021 occurs on the Pisces/Virgo axis (the Moon in Pisces, the Sun in Virgo).

The Sun in Virgo will give a tendency to hard work, pay attention to small things and details. Therefore, during this time, it’s good to make plans and follow them. However, there is a danger of getting bogged down in details. Perfectionism can interfere with the implementation of the result. Also, it’s not a good idea to bring others to nitpicking and petty remarks.

Keep in mind that Virgo is characterized by youth and lack of life experience. Therefore, the overall vision and determination to proceed with the implementation of the plan may decrease. It is worth having good support and guidance from more experienced people.

Pisces is a mutable sign ruled by Jupiter. Its element is Water. Pisces is a sign that is emotional, sentimental, intuitive, self-pitying, spiritual, compassionate, sympathetic, faithful, lacking boundaries, lacking initiative and self-confidence. This full moon may manifest these qualities in people. Many people may become more intuitive and even develop psychic abilities during this time.

Since many of us will feel that our intuitive abilities are greatly strengthened, we should use this time for creativity, art, meditations, spiritual rituals, and practices. Devote more time to studying your inner self, analyze it and highlight ideas that you could implement in the future.

The Full Moon In Uttara Phalguni and Uttara Bhadrapada Nakshatras

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According to Vedic astrology, the Full Moon takes place in the lunar mansions of Uttara Phalguni and Uttara Bhadrapada Nakshatras. Let’s take a closer look at these lunar mansions and what kinds of energies they represent.

Uttara Phalguni Nakshatra is commonly marked by Denebola, denoting the end of the leonine tail in the constellation Leonis. It is symbolically associated with a hammock or rear legs of a cot. Its symbolism is associated with tranquil spaces, healing, and recuperation. Uttara Phalguni is a prestigious star for those wishing to return health to the sick or strength in the weary. This nakshatra is focused on global service which means providing for the individual on the understanding they also contribute for the benefit of all. It is also considered a nakshatra of union, which might be in matters of business or personal relationship. In general, it stimulates the need to heal, nourish, and serve. Uttara Phalguni is notable, generous, giving a quick mind and high honers, but has an association with the people of a bad reputation.

During this Full Moon, Uttara Phalguni wants us to focus on friendship and our service to others. This is a good time to develop and manifest such qualities as generosity and compassion. Also, we need to remember to take care of ourselves, focus on self-healing and self-love. During this time, we may feel extra emotional about wanting to alleviate the suffering in society and help others. However, we should keep in mind that this nakshatra gives a tendency to be controlling and very stubborn in your efforts. Therefore, it’s essential to remember to find balance in everything you do!

Uttara Bhadrapada Nakshatra is symbolically associated with the back two legs of a funeral cot. While this imagery is maybe unsettling, the energy of this nakshatra is considered to be grounding and stabilizing. It has meanings of a reorientation after a loss or the steps of integrating a changed reality following a shock. Located in the middle of Pisces, Uttara Bhadrapada Nakshatra shares some of Pisces’ quality of completion.

Uttara Bhadrapada is deemed fortunate in matters of legacy, that is, sporadic gifting from benefactors or profits from long-term investment. Real estate, heirlooms/antiques, and other fixed assets can also be considered. Since this nakshatra is also associated with a coiled serpent, there could also be tendencies to accumulate a ‘chance upon’ wealth, since secured or hidden treasures are typically associated with serpents/nagas. Additionally, people involved in any form of occult practice, including astrology, clairvoyance, or divining, may increase their income during this time. It is due to the fact that these are all deemed serpent’s talents.

In general, this Full Moon is an excellent time for signing legal documents or long-term contracts and giving advice. Rest assured that during the Full Harvest Moon 2021 people will have the necessary awareness for making proper decisions.

Health-related Issues

Uttara Phalguni Nakshatra may cause weakness of the small intestine (ulcers), diseases of genitalia, injury to the lower spine, severe headaches, appendicitis, thrombosis, and inflammatory conditions of the liver. It can also cause health issues related to the outer thighs, liver, bowel, and navel.

Health-related issues of Uttara Bhadrapada Nakshatra include weakness of feet, lungs, and teeth, anemia, fevers, digestive irritability, constipation, piles, and epilepsy. It can also cause health issues related to the sides of the torso, navel, ankles, feet, toes (including toenails).

How to Work With the Full Moon Energy?

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If we do not live in the rhythm of the lunar cycle, we most likely will feel mood swings and fatigue during the Full Moon time. Moreover, our emotional and even physical condition may deteriorate. Therefore, it is very important to learn to live in harmony with the Moon, especially when it’s at the peak of its activity.

Spend this time during the Full Moon doing some introspective work. Don’t let your energy run rampant with trying to make things happen. Time spent in silence, prayer, and meditation will be karmically rewarded. No matter what’s happening around you, stay calm, grounded, and centered.

For harmonizing the influence of the Moon on our lives, we can perform Moon practices and adjust our lifestyle to the Moon’s vibrations.

Spiritual Practices For the Full Harvest Moon 2021

#1: Filling Up With Lunar Energy

This practice is especially recommended for those who have mood swings and unbalanced emotions.

Instructions:
  1. Place a glass of clean water on the windowsill (or next to the window) so that the moonlight reflects in it. Leave it there for the night.
  2. In the morning, drink that Moon water on an empty stomach. Tell your gratitude to the Moon. Chant the Moon mantra: OM CHANDRAYA NAMAHA (108 times).

#2: Full Moon Mantra Chanting For Attracting Abundance

During the Full Moon, go outside (backyard or patio), stretch your hands up to the Moon. When looking at the Full Moon, set your intention to attract abundance into your life and repeat the following mantra for 12 minutes: OM SHRAAM SHREEM SHRAUM SAH CHANDRAMASE NAMAHA

The Bottom Line

The Full Harvest Moon 2021 will teach us how to be more generous and compassionate towards others and ourselves. We, as a society, have been through big chaos, instability, and uncertainty lately. Now is a powerful time for nourishing our souls and healing our emotional traumas. We all need this break to slow down, reflect, heal, recharge so that we can move forward with courage and clear awareness of world events.

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