8.8.2021 :: Lion's Gate Meditation
Silence is Golden
There are certain times of the year I suggest leaping into the spiritual realm. This Sunday, 8.8.2021, is one of those days - and it's called The Lion's Gate.
It's Leo season when the leaves are lush, the flowers tell pretty stories, and we are covered in blankets of warm summer air. It's time to slow down and float in and out of our normal routines. Time to be still.
This day is a bit auspicious, numerologically significant, and spiritually potent. A day that can help clear out energy blockages and allow us to start manifesting abundance. Goggle whatever you want: the facts, traditions, and history to this day - yet I am here to tell you simply Lion's Gate is a portal, a quantum leap, an unsuspecting festival of aligning your life's purpose. So pull out your meditation cushions, intentions, magic spells, or hula hoops - your choice. Let's do this.
Here is a video of my expression on Lion's Gate last year. I opened a portal with arms all a flutter as I was called to take a journey to Menla, and sit in silence. Truth be told it's a pretty boring video. "Why am I making a video of this anyway?" I asked myself a year ago, and now I grin as it exemplifies the experience that Trungpa Rinpoche called "cool boredom." My normal vipassana practice turned golden. Suddenly there I was feeling the need to be lighter in the universe not, hot or speedy. I shed a few things that did not serve me and gained a lightness of being.
Folks always tell me "Jen I can't meditate. I can't turn off my brain." you know what my answer is to that? "Yep, ME TOO!" We can't turn our brains off, yet we can take some time to slow it down and allow for sacred pauses in between the thoughts. I'm not saying sit and flutter your arms around. I do that naturally, I'm Italian ;) What I reminding you to do is set up regular calibrating practices like:
Please commit to aligning yourself ALL YEAR ROUND, so that when the portals do open - the magic happens. This is how manifesting abundance works.
Slow it down. Do the work in simple daily practices, and suddenly you are... _____fill in the blank______.
Trust me. We are Manifesting big things on the planet right now! Independently and collectively. I urge you to stay focused on your journey and believe that the universe will provide for you the perfect alignment of soul and spirit.
8/8 is a great day to give it a start.
Lucky me. I got to take refuge at Menla on 8.8.2020 last year and it was a powerful cleansing of many aspects of my life. Known as "Tibet in the Catskills" I took a bit of silence and solace for my soul. This graceful meditation arose from the magic in the mountains.
"The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
Don’t go back to sleep.
You must ask for what you really want.
Don’t go back to sleep.
People are going back and forth across the door sill
Where the two worlds touch.
The door is round and open.
Don’t go back to sleep"
don't go back to sleep...
When the Lion's Gate is Open.
Signed Narnia Print by Pauline Baynes
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