Special Days for Meditation — August 2016
The various effects of Pralaya are apparent and more visible now. The negative is predominant especially at the global level. The churnings of Pralaya are getting nastier and unpleasant. It is highlighting the Ego Consciousness prevalent and the damage being done to subvert any efforts towards Peace and Unity.
The positives are less visible and any change is witnessed only at the individual level. Those who have made genuine efforts through the past months and years to spiritualize themselves, find that they are less affected by all the global developments and are able to connect to their Inner Light and be stable. Their lives are less affected by the chaos prevailing.
Sailing Through This Period
The churnings induced by the Pralaya processes are exposing the shortcomings, negativity and all the suppressed realities, both globally and at the personal level. These occur so that we can identify and accept the reality, take responsibility and work on them.
The churnings will continue. For us the solutions begin at the individual level. All the peace and love we want in the world, it begins with us.
The transformation is not easy. The influence of the last 5000 years of Kali Yuga is present dominantly in our Consciousness compared to the earlier Ages. The influence of years of sufferings, negativity, hatred, wars, power and ego dramas, and all the pain humanity has emoted these centuries are influencing us. They are present as a negative consciousness on the Earth and at the individual level, is present in our genes which we acquired from our ancestors who underwent these experiences.
So the transformation is not only affirming to be positive but making sincere efforts and working towards it. The influence of Light and the wonderful energies being released regularly help us to clear all these effects and in a smoother transit towards Light and Love. Ultimately it will help us towards a more united world and a life where we can live in Unity Consciousness. Reiterating, our sincere efforts are utmost required.
The duration of this churning period will be determined by us collectively. When most of us choose Peace and reject ego and hatred, the work of Pralaya is accomplished and it will come to an end. The more we begin to choose Love, Light, Equality and Oneness, and acceptance of the Higher Intelligence, the easier it becomes to transcend the influence of the Pralaya energies and lead a wonderful life.
During August and September, we shall have the presence of many Divine Personalities and Rishis on the Earth. We shall also have important occasions like the Eclipses and Equinox. Let us make use of the new opportunities and special energies available during this period and intensify our efforts to better ourselves and grow spiritually.
During this month, many special energies will be available to strengthen the bonds between individuals, especially among the family members.
Dealing with Stress and Disharmony in our Life
Many of us are influenced by the churning processes. We are feeling more stressed or face difficulties and sense a lot of disharmony within. One of the areas which we can easily work on and has a large impact, is to develop a positive attitude towards life. Most of us usually complain and criticize more than appreciate or be grateful. Consciously shifting our focus and perspective towards the positive and appreciating the good as well as accepting and embracing each situation will put us as ease, as well as strengthen the positive traits within.
Forgiving the past and moving on is also very important.
The Rishis additionally suggest the below technique to help us to deal with all this. The technique will also help us to connect to Love better.
Regular practice of this technique will give wonderful results and help in leading a better life. We get guided through the tough phases ahead and will also be able to remain peaceful and calm.
Duration – 24 minutes
Begin with 21 rounds of Pranayama with Golden Light. Inhale slowly and along with your breath, imagine that you are inhaling a lot of Golden Light also. Imagine the Light to spread to your entire system. Then exhale slowly. You do not have to hold your breath in between. Practice this 21 times.
Then imagine a huge ocean of Pink Light and Love in front of you. Let the Light and Love be flowing continuously. Strongly affirm that you are being loved, cleansed and de-stressed and that there is complete Peace and Harmony within and around you.
Then mentally enter the ocean of Pink Light and Love and go deeper and deeper into the ocean and keep experiencing the flowing Light and Love around and within you. Immerse yourself into this as deeply as possible and keep experiencing this for the entire duration of the Meditation.
There is no mantra for this.
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Other than the individual level, we are naturally concerned about the global affairs. Our nature and dharma is to care and be concerned about others. Presently most of the Pralaya processes are supervised by the Higher Intelligence. (Terrorist attacks are not the influence of Pralaya. They are the work of the dark forces). We want to send Light or send healing energies to help everybody and the place affected. But all this interferes with the work and the pralaya process. The higher Intelligence doesn’t allow these energies to reach the place.
Because of all these factors, the best things that we can do presently is pray and also send unconditional Love. Collective prayers for peace have a huge impact. Also Love is our natural vibration and state, and extending this to our fellow beings helps them.
The time though is to primarily focus within. We have to introspect and work on our inner growth. We have to strengthen our relation and contact with Light. Our individual growth helps in the collective growth and in the global transition automatically.
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The special days of August are—
2nd August — Amavasya
Normally, occasions like the New Moon Day were reserved for connecting to our ancestors and for inner work. But with the intensification of the churning processes, we make use of all opportunities to pray for Peace and work towards our inner transformation.
On this day, let us pray for Peace and Unity; within and in the world. Let us also focus on strengthening our spiritual foundations so that we can grow further.
There is a lot of fear all over the world due to the increase in hatred and violence and the terrorist activity. Let us send Love to the whole humanity and also pray to God to help sail through this period as quickly and smoothly as possibly.
The techniques to be practiced on Amavasya (the first two are to be practiced only on this day) –
1. Stability of Emotions
Duration – 24 minutes, to an hour
Imagine abundance of Love and bright Light (no specific colour) coming from Chandra Deva (Moon God) and allow the Light to fill you completely. Pray for protection and blessing from Chandra Deva and experience the love and Light throughout the Meditation.
Keep repeating the mantra “Om Chandra-Moolaya Brahmaya Namaha” silently throughout the meditation.
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2. We acquire many aspects, conditionings and experiences from our ancestors. The following technique helps us to work on and overcome many of such issues.
This special technique is to be practiced only on the New Moon Day(Amavasya)
Duration – 24 minutes, to an hour
Imagine all your ancestors as a ball of Light in front of you. Offer your love, respects and Light to them.
Then, practice 7 rounds of Pranayama with Blue Light.
Imagine a lot of Fluorescent light-Violet Light coming from above and send the Light to the globe of Light in front of you. As you keep sending the Light, imagine the globe to start radiating with this Light and also have a strong intent that you are feeling loved and peaceful within.
Repeat the mantra “Om Sahasrayai Tejasaya Pitruyai Namaha” silently for the entire duration.
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3. With the increase in the Pralaya energies, many individuals are also becoming more sensitive. Such individuals experience large changes in energies and feel overwhelmed around these energetic days.
Some are also able to sense spirits around or unknown fears within which they are unable to articulate it clearly.
For all these issues, the Rishis suggest praying to Goddess Adi Shakti and Lord Hanuman.
Then let them fill themselves with a bright soft Pink Light and very light-Violet Light and also imagine the same energies around them as a globe. We then pray to these energies for protection and strength.
Let us keep repeating the mantra “Om Adi Shaktiyai – Anjaneya Shaktiyai Namaha” silently.
This technique also helps to build inner strength and stamina. It can be practiced anytime you feel insecure or fearful.
Practice this technique facing North for a minimum of 24 minutes, upto an hour.
7th August — Naga Panchami
This is the day when we honour the Snake God and Goddess. Snakes in general are very spiritual beings and they are very intimately connected to Mother Earth. On this day, after expressing our love and gratitude to these Beings, let us spend some time interacting with them.
The Rishis have also requested Nag Devata and Goddess Nagini to assist them in anchoring and releasing the energies required to strengthen the bond and unity between individuals on the Earth.
On this day, let us connect to the Snake God and Goddess and offer our love and respects. We also pray to them for their blessings. Let us open ourselves and receive as much energies as possible from them.
Following is a technique to help with this –
Duration – 24 mins to 60 mins
Offer your respects and love to Nag Devata and Goddess Nagini. Then pray to them to help you bond with your siblings, parents, children, relatives, friends, society and then the entire humanity.
Also pray for Peace, Healing and Nurturing to prevail within and on Earth.
Then imagine very dark Blue Light coming from these personalities and allow it to fill your entire body. Then extend the same Light to your loved ones, friends and then to the entire humanity. As you keep spreading this Light, imagine everyone becoming united and becoming “One”. Keep experiencing this Oneness throughout the meditation.
Repeat the mantra “Om Nagayai Shakti – Prakashaya Namaha” silently.
12th August — Worship of Mahalakshmi
An amsha of Goddess Mahalakshmi will be present on our Earth for 10 days. Lord Kalki and the Rishis have requested a lot of help from Her in their work and she will be bringing many special energies from Adi Shakti to our Earth for this purpose.
Let us welcome Her wholeheartedly and try to experience Her as much as possible. Express your gratitude for all blessing received by us. Let us also open up ourselves as much as possible and absorb the special energies she brings.
She is the Goddess of abundance and wealth. Let us pray for both the spiritual and material wealth as well as her grace and blessings to be on us always. Let us also pray for Abundance and prosperity.
We practice the following technique for 10 day (12th to 21st Aug) to connect with Goddess Mahalakshmi and experience Her—
Duration – 1 hour
Imagine light-Violet Light and Fluorescent dark-Pink Light coming from Goddess Mahalakshmi and allow these energies to fill your entire body. Keep experiencing this throughout the Meditation and repeat the mantra “Om Mahalakshmi Shaktiyai Namaha” silently for the entire duration.
14th to 18th August — Anchoring of Special Energies
(Inner Bonding and Inner Peace)
As mentioned earlier, this month the focus is on strengthening the relation and bond between individuals and helping everyone to Unite. These 5 days will be highly energetic and many things are expected to take place during this period. Goddess Mahalakshmi too will be present during this period and will be playing a major role.
Try to make use of this opportunity and consciously work on strengthening these aspects as well within you.
Following is the technique that can be practiced to connect to and experience the special energies. Practice in addition to the special technique of experiencing Goddess Mahalakshmi
Duration – 1 hour
Imagine very bright Golden Light and Fluorescent light-Violet Light coming from above and allow them to fill your entire body. Have a strong intention that it is bringing a lot of stability within, strengthening your bonds with every individual and also bringing a lot of Love, harmony, and Light within.
Keep absorbing these energies and allow them to permeate deeper and deeper within and pray that these energies form a strong foundation for your future life. Allow the stability, Peace and bonding to grow.
While experiencing this, repeat the mantra “Om Antarayai Mangalayai Namaha” silently for the entire duration.
18th August — Purnima, Upakarma
This Purnima is again a highly energetic day. During this Purnima, the occasion of Raksha Bandhan is also observed. It is the day to strengthen the bonds between the brothers and sisters. It also coincides with the last day of the release of special energies relating to strengthening bonds and helping humanity to unite.
The occasion of Upakarma is also observed on this day. It is the day to reaffirm our commitment towards spirituality and towards a righteous living.
On this day, make affirmations and resolutions to strengthen the spiritual aspects of your life. Pray that we are always in the constant radiance and Love of Light. Pray for Peace and Bliss in your life always.
We can practice the following technique to reaffirm and strengthen our spiritual vows.
Duration – 1 hour, upto 3 hours
Imagine that you are receiving a small ball (about 1 inch in diameter) of bright-Golden Light from above. Accept this ball and allow it to settle in the near the centre of your chest.
Then imagine the bright, radiant and glowing Golden Light to spread from the ball to your entire body. Imagine your entire body glowing with this Light. Also have a strong intention that the Light is helping you to open up to newer energies and to more Light.
Mentally request the ball of Light within to help you constantly and help you remain in the right track. Keep experiencing the bright Golden Light and repeat “Om” silently throughout the Meditation.
Note– For those who wear a cotton thread across the shoulders, you can imagine the thread also to be full of Golden Light.
24th August — Krishna Janmashtami
An amsha of Lord Krishna will be present on Earth with all his radiance and unconditional love for 10 days. The Rishis have requested his help for a special project. This project involves bringing better understanding and bonding with the high officials and the people. This is to help in better law and order in the respective nations and also for maintaining peace and sanity to the best extent possible.
To assist with this, Lord Krishna will be brining special energies from Vaikunta and from Andromeada Galaxy.
We can connect with Him and experience Him as much as possible during his stay here on Earth. Also pray to Him for his help and support to sail through this phase.
We can practice the technique from the 25th of August till the 2nd of September.
Duration – 1 hour
First offer your respects and love to Lord Krishna. Pray to him for humanity and the Earth. Mentally be as open as possible to receive the energies from Lord Krishna and pray to him that you are always in the righteous path.
Then, imagine Blue Light coming from Lord Krishna and imagine the Light to fill your heart and your Soul. Imagine the heart and the Soul to be radiating and illumed by the Light. Also imagine that you are receiving the unconditional Love and blessings from Lord Krishna along with the Light.
Keep experiencing this throughout the Meditation. Repeat the mantra “Om Krishnaya Namaha” silently.
25th August — Amara Punyathiti
On the death anniversary of Maharshi Amara, it is a wonderful opportunity to connect to him and try to be in link with him throughout the entire day. Maharshi Amara will be present on the Earth and will be bringing a lot of energies relating to nurturing and peace and healing. He will be working along with Lord Krishna and it will be a highly energetic day. Together they will bring a lot of abundance and miracle to every individual’s life.
It is also a day of humility and gratitude. Let us connect with God and the Rishis and the Divine Personalities and express our love, thanks and gratitude. Let us also make conscious efforts to surrender to the Divine.
On this day we can practice following technique –
Duration – 1 hour. You can meditate for a longer duration if you want.
Imagine that you are receiving a lot of dark-Green and Violet Light from Maharshi Amara and allow the Light to fill your entire body.
Then offer your respects and love to him, and then keep experiencing the Light for the entire duration of the Meditation.
Repeat the mantra “Om Amarayai Tejasaya Vinayai Namaha” silently for the entire duration.
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