Commit to Splendour

build abundance and devotion into your mindset

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Lets create change and make it sustainable, channel our fresh energy in tenderly establishing our new habits in the aim of a life that is well nourished, full and rich.. Letting that positive energy of our sadhana begin to release and replace the old.

Bringing in shakti bija mantras to our sadhana. Shakti bija mantras are probably the most important of all mantras, whether for meditation, worship of deities, energizing prana or for healing purposes. They carry the great forces of Nature such as the energies of the Sun and Moon, Fire and Water, electricity and magnetism, not simply as outer factors but as inner potentials of Divine Light. They project various aspects of force and radiance for body, mind and consciousness. They hold, resonate, and propel our energy in specific and transformative ways.

Shakti mantras can be used to create, sustain or dissolve various forms, patterns and forces within us. They have particular affinities with certain locations in the body or with specific chakras. The application of Shakti mantras, like other mantras, depends upon the goals of life that we are using them for, the quality of energy we are energizing them with, or even the lens that they are being applied - through Yoga, Ayurveda, Vedic astrology or Vastu. The same shakti mantra can be used in many different ways, depending on what conditions we are calling it in to. However, at the deepest level, Shakti mantras are meant to arouse and support the Yoga Shakti or inner power of Yoga within us. Below will be the introduction of the bija sound SHRIM (shreem). Associated with the head and third eye shrim has a particular quality, leaving a certain residue or imprint on our subconscious.. At an outer level connects us to the abundance of our dharma and artha - our career and financial gains - and the fulfillment of our kama, or our desires. At an inner level it can be used to bring beauty and happiness to the mind, devotion, bliss and the beauty of perception.

We will keep working at our Sankalpa for a few more days, letting it really settle in. Using the mudra below, the mantra, settling beneath the surface noise and allowing things to find their place around you, as you create this space for tuning in to that highest intelligence at your fingertips.


Sankalpa Journaling

As you may be beginning to gather, creating a solemn vow for your life is no small feat. Keep in mind there can sankalpas that may cover a particular period of time, say 40 days or even the years that you are parenting small children or in a particular role of work. The conditions will determine how you need to manage your energy. Then there can be an overarching sankalpa for your life, one that really comes clear in a moment when your mind is balanced or you are connected to the deep yearnings of the heart.

Keep allowing it to develop. You’ll know when it hits the spot and your actions can all loop back to that one rule for your life.

“All creation begins with sankalpa. In pure consciousness there is the first stirring of sankalpa, which evolves into thought and speech, finally leading to that action which is evolutionary. An individual who is established in Being can harness the power of sankalpa to bring about the spontaneous fulfillment of any desire. As the Upanishads state “You are your deepest desire (sankalpa) As is your desire so is your intention. As is your intention so is your will. As is your will so is your deed. As is your deed so is your destiny.

~ Deepak Chopra

Journaling Questions

What actions, decisions and choices can I make today that will support my sankalpa?

What do I need to do to support and maintain those actions, decisions or choices?

What will I need to watch for today that may throw me off course from supporting my sankalpa throughout the day?


Shakti Bija Mantra ~ SHRIM

Shrim is one of the most commonly used mantras because it is probably the most benefic of all sounds, drawing to us all that is good, helpful and promoting of positive growth and development.

Shrim is the seed mantra of Lakshmi, the Goddess of prosperity and abundance, and the feminine energy of Lord Vishnu, the preserver in the Hindu trinity of great Gods, and brings Lakshmi’s many blessings.

It is the mantra of faith, devotion, refuge and surrender. In Sanskrit, shri means splendour, like the beautiful light of the Moon. It carries lunar energy or Soma, the possibility of coherence that allows for the material universe to exist.

Shrim has a soothing effect on the mind and emotions, allowing us to surrender to Divine grace and take refuge in the higher powers.

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Practice

Step 1. Familiarise your self with the tone, texture, shape and quality of the sound. It doesn’t have to be loud - though you may want to experiment for a few minutes with volume, tone, length, speed and where you can make the sound resonate in your body.

Step 2. Find a tone that feels like it hits the right spot and commit to it. This is the sound that you will chant aloud, using your voice and the more obvious way of feeling vibration to imprint the qualities of SHRIM in your subconscious.

Step 3. Make it part of your sadhana. 108 repetitions of the sound (using your male beads) or use a timer and chant for 2 minutes.

Step 4. Bring it inward, chant silently in your mind for 108 repetitions or for 2 minutes, remembering the feeling of it when you chanted aloud

Step 5. Continue with the silent chant, this time let the sound take a new form. A sense or a feeling rather than the sound you heard when you chanted aloud. See if you can focus the sound shrim in your midbrain, right in the centre of your head.

Sit quietly for 10 minutes or as long as you can allowing for SHRIM to take its affect on your energy.

Once you feel connected to the mantra within you as a resonance, feel free to use this shrim swaha meditation for furthering the sweetness of shrim and creating that abundant quality of mind.