All posts filed under: Sri Kaleshwar

Channeling negativity

There is a constant flow of energy through our lives. We cannot control this flow, stopping or starting it at will, but we do have influence over how it is expressed. Sometimes it’s a flow of positivity, sometimes it’s a flow of negativity. Often both at once. The laws of karma say, similarly to newtons laws of motion, that for every action there’s an equal and opposite reaction. What this means is when you have a great positive energy coming into your life, there’s also a great negative energy that comes. Perhaps you’ve had the¬†experience of going on a beautiful mountain retreat where you feel elated and one with nature. Then returning to the city you feel a heaviness or anxiety and get in a fight with your loved ones. Or oppositely, have you ever noticed after an illness or life trauma has passed, when you have cried your heart out or slept all week. Then you walk out into the world and everything is fresh, beautiful and you are full of new hope and …

Earth Mantra Day 12 – all night

I thought I would give reciting my mantra in bed another shot. The night before it had been so pleasant and cozy and relaxing. I put my daughter to bed at 10:30, way past our usual bed time. The Cosby Show on netflix had entranced us. I gathered up my things, the mala and the small pot of soil, and crawled under the down comforter. Counting the beads in my right hand I stuck my left thumb in the soil to connect to the earth element and started to recite the mantra under my breath. This is by far the longest mantra I have ever recited and if I’m alert and moving quickly I can get through it in 30 minutes. But that really doesn’t ever happen. Spirit always has another plan for me. In this case I was unconscious by the time I reached 1/4 of the beads and then awoke to a knock on my door. There was my sweet daughter who had had a nightmare and wanted to crawl in bed with …

Ganesha namaha

When praying to any Hindu God always pray to Ganesh first. The Elephant head son of Shiva and Shakti removes obstacles clearing the way for the Divine. He is also known as the Patron Saint of Letters and for his love of sweets. I begin by invoking him. I am in a 41 day process of charging the Earth Mantra based on the teachings of Sri Kaleshwar. This is my second process I am engaging with his guidance. As I contemplated a daily meditation that would likely take over and hour and needed to happen at the same time each day I asked for guidance. I got a clear affirmation from another master I have worked with over the years, Sidi Shaykh Muhammad Sai-d Al-Jamal ar-Rifa’i ash-Shadhuli, a renowned Sufi Sheik and head of the Shadhiliyya order in Jerusalem. This affirmation of God as One and all paths that have Truth leading to the same place was so astonishing to me that I immediately dedicated myself to the work. It is from these same amazing …

Earth Mantra Day 13 – all night

I thought I would give reciting my mantra in bed another shot. The night before it had been so pleasant and cozy and relaxing. I put my daughter to bed at 10:30, way past our usual bed time. The Cosby Show on netflix had entranced us. I gathered up my things, the mala and the small pot of soil, and crawled under the down comforter. Counting the beads in my right hand I stuck my left thumb in the soil to connect to the earth element and started to recite the mantra under my breath. This is by far the longest mantra I have ever recited and if I’m alert and moving quickly I can get through it in 30 minutes. But that really doesn’t ever happen. Spirit always has another plan for me. In this case I was unconscious by the time I reached 1/4 of the beads and then awoke to a knock on my door. There was my sweet daughter who had had a nightmare and wanted to crawl in bed with …