The full moon, sometimes called the Harvest Moon, is a time of celebration. It’s the time to play and celebrate feeling alive. You’ve done the work to manifest your intentions through the New Moon, the 1st quarter moon, and the Waxing Moon, and now it’s time to play, enjoy, and practice gratitude. Not sure where we are in the lunar calendar? Download your free printable moon phase calendar here. The full moon is associated with the element of fire and the season of summer. This is the peak: it’s a time when your energy is the highest and you probably... Continue Reading
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Mantras can be any thought, goal, idea, or vibration that speaks to you. But above all, they are sound. They connect you to the universe because sound echoes everything in the universe. You can click here to check out my Mantra series that I wrote a few years ago. This sound is incredibly powerful. Ancient texts have stated that the divine, or God, originally manifested as the sound of Aum. The Power of Mantras Why are mantras so powerful? They help you focus and calm the fluctuations of your mind, purify your chakras, heal your soul, change negative thought patterns,... Continue Reading
I hope you all had a wonderful time with friends and family during this holiday season. The holidays come and go so quickly, it can be difficult to fully dwell in the moment and embrace the joy and comfort of the season. Today I want to talk about a special mantra as we close out our mantra series for the month of December. The phrase Om Namah Shivaya is known as the greatest redeeming mantra and translates to “I bow to Shiva” or “I honor the divinity within myself.”
Wow, here we are at Christmas week already! I hope chatting about different mantras has been helpful and inspiring for you while preparing for and celebrating the holidays. Today I want to talk a bit about the word Soham (pronounced sohum), which is Sanskrit for “I am THAT.” Soham answers the universal question, who am I?
These words by the Indian mystic and guru Osho are wonderful ones to meditate on, especially during this festive season spent with family and friends. It speaks of the idea that to live a full life is to love deeply. To love others is the greatest gift we have been given and that we can bestow onto those around us. Osho believed that loving and living are one and as we move into a new week I hope to remember and live these words. What is one thing you can do this week that shows love as a miracle?