This last 40 days… I have been doing Awakening to the ten bodies and Laya meditation and it has been really interesting! A fairly upbeat movement Kriya, mostly arm work though of course there are some frogs thrown in there! Even the next Kriya I’ve started has frogs, wow what was life like before when I didn’t begin my day with them?!
The Ten Bodies are: Soul Body, Negative Mind, Positive Mind, Neutral Mind, Physical Body, Arc Line, Auric Body, Pranic Body, Subtle Body, Radiant Body.
When we use all these bodies and have them in balance we too will find more balance, so what have I got up to in 40 days? What wisdom have I gathered? Challenges faced and habits changed?
Well, I don’t have the usual collage of photos or a detailed write up. I have been reading 8 Human Talents by Gurmukh, I like how she writes from her story and experience, adds student’s stories and warm ups and meditations throughout the book. That book is definitely my Summer Kundalini read, what a teacher, what a woman.
This Kriya feels like it opened up a space to trust and truth tell – three times over.
Firstly: I told someone how I felt about them, they did not share the same feeling but wished me well. I felt down and I don’t usually feel the need to reach for ice cream but then I did. The day after I had the most horrible crushing indigestion (I used to suffer badly with it, as a teenager) so I crawled to the pharmacy for some tablets and managed to swallow down foods when invited by my mum to eat at my most favourite cafe. The days following the indigestion went and so did my on off chest pain that I’ve had all year. All gone.
Secondly: You know those friends who message you constantly inviting you to things that sort of fit on your spiritual path but not really, or not enough? That don’t know you well enough to know that you carve your own path? Well before I ignored, thanked politely and just allowed my message count to go up (there seems to be a trend where everyone is sending links to something on Whats app). Then I said my truth, we are all still friends and all is well, my inbox is less cluttered too.
Thirdly: I found the space and not stress to open up more and meet with a new person in my life. I never used to be a person to ask people out to stuff and some how (who are we kidding it’s Kundalini yoga) I’m now someone who asks first.
It was at the end of Kriya for Awakening to the ten bodies where the subtle truth telling occurred. Also I was volunteering for a Hari Krishna festival in the town centre making flower garlands where I met a new friend and something magical happened, then later at the festival (where I was supposedly handing out free fruit) met another new friend too.
I was looking through my journal at the end date – Wednesday 2nd August, when I noticed on my calendar that I had booked myself in for Henna on Day 40 and that the 3rd I was setting off for Wilderness Festival. Perfect timing that I didn’t even plan. Why plan anymore, just allow things to happen, to come!
My time getting Henna was wonderfully relaxing, my treat to myself and much like someone going to a hairdresser except a pretty pattern on my hands (though I don’t recommend getting it done on a rainy day, or when using your hands to pack camping stuff). I packed all my stuff for Wilderness, a festival with music, art and a lake in Oxford, my first ever, that I was soloing too.
I looked at all my stuff, that me, one person was to carry, this is crazy, what am I doing? Living.