6pm -7:30pm New moon circle in which we gather with a divine purpose… to set an intent to manifest our dreams which being in harmony with the self, family, community and the planet. If you cannot be with us but would like to send in a request to stay in tune and receive the healing , please write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know what intention to hold for you. If you are in or around Ventura, do come. Your presence is as meaningful to the circle and the circle is to you. We shall follow it with a vegetarian potluck dinner for those in attendance.
R.S.V.P. via email to save your spot and also get directions. Cost: Love offering.
Full Moon in August: Raksha Bandhan – The protective bond.
Every day has a significance in the oriental calendar. As per the astral alignments, everyone on earth exists, except humans who try to alter destiny. This leads to going out of destiny and giving rise to conflicts leading to a constant state of struggle.
It is not easy for anyone to know what is expected for perfect results. Whenever we focus on one area of our live, the other areas seem to falter. But there are a few simple things that can be done daily to keep the balance as best possible while evolving easily. Most growth seems to come in times of conflict. But is there another way?
Yes. It is by rising above the conflict we see the solution. Then we come down into the three dimension and enact it, live it. There are no shortcuts. Meditation is not a quick fix for anything. Meditation does not make a person holier or happier. Meditation isn’t sitting in one space and have a wandering mind. Hence we must meditate on an object, a form. With time(which could be millions of lifetimes), we bypass the form and reach the formless.
There are various forms of meditation. Whatever works for an individual that is what we need to do for ourselves. But changing your path often will always keep you in the beginner state.
Why group meditation? For collective energy for expressing gratitude and setting intent. When we are asking for anything we are affirming the lack of it. When we are expressing gratitude, we affirm abundance. Full moon is a time ot awaken the gentleness within us and may it shine through all darkness within us. We could choose to turn on the light or become the light. Until we can become the light, we must the candle/lamp every day and every night. No matter where we are in the world, we remain connected to the candle in our shrine, the lamp at our altar. A boat needs an anchor and a sail. We are like the boat. We need the altar and the plan, else we are all lost.
Writing out a plan makes it possible, brings down thoughts from the mental plane to the physical plane. Gives us a perspective on our desire. After we write it out, we realize that may be we do not need it, or it is not possible for now. Because there are other things unfinished or can’t be shoved aside.
After we pray/chant/meditate/connect with our higher selves, we surrender and release the effects of all our actions good/bad. We gain clarity. After the rain is gone, we can see clearer now. After the dust has died down, we can bring and come to peace and hence experience true power. Our ego leads to our deluded selves which creates the storm in our lives. There is no end to our desires and greed. They are all good as long as you can handle them, they are ecological (good for you, good for the planet) and you are keeping the balance in other areas of your life.
People turns towards spirituality to find peace. Maybe you experienced oneness with your higher self when on drugs and now you want to find it without the drugs. Maybe you made tons of money and have lots of fame and yet there is no peace and now you are here. Maybe the love of your life was all you cared about and now you are not as charmed by your love and are seeking peace. Our reasons for turning towards spirituality are all justified and equally real. But now that we are on a spiritual path and taste freedom without the drugs, the lust, the ego and drop into the freedom even if it is for a split second, we know we want more of it. Most of us feel this is it and I shall continue with my other quest and be spiritual enough to get the rest of what I was pursuing. A few say “to hell with everything else”; when I get IT, I shall have it all.