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~Breath Of Fire~

Breath of fire is a type of pranayama used in Kundalini yoga. Also called fast breathing, the purpose is to increase prana in the body.

In breath of fire, the rate of respiration is increased to roughly 100 to 120 breaths per minute, but these are not short, shallow breaths. Instead, the inhalations and exhalations are deep and of equal length.

To begin, take an easy seated position such as padmasana (lotus pose) or vajrasana (thunderbolt pose). After a few minutes, the body and breath will settle into a naturally relaxed state. This is known as quiet breathing. To begin fast breathing, the speed of quiet breathing is increased by deeply inhaling and exhaling fully through the nose or mouth. During the inhale, the diaphragm is pushed out and pulled during the exhale. Fast breathing requires quick movements of the diaphragm which is controlled by the abdominal and chest muscles. Beginners should start with 60 complete breaths per minute, building up to more than 100 breaths per minute.

Short Stories {3} ~ Paradox Diffusion

Years after searching for God in psychedelics, Rumi had not wavered in her quest for knowledge. Without the benefit of a prescribed social role, she did what she wanted, when she wanted, which was to learn without regard for convention. Today, paradoxes were circulating around her mind, determined, she would not sleep without finding her answer.

At other times and in other places, Rumi would have been burned at the stake, hailed as a prophet, or stoned. The present time simply ignored her. Normal people treated Rumi as a public garbage can, light post, or stalled car, as an obstacle that could be moved but numbed by her surroundings.

“Take your pills NOW,” shouted the nurse down the corridor, from Texas’s renound mental hospital for the “insane.” Rumi rolled her eyes as Nurse Truchin’s sharp voice echoed and bounced off blood stained walls, she was sitting in room 23, her white washed room “gifted” to her by her parents, they could not cope with her cosmic mind anymore. Rumi had been in Senora Texas Mental Hospital for two weeks and she felt on edge, this was her first time in an asylum. Rumi paced up and down her abode, she had to take those dreaded sleeping pills or else they would force it down her throat somehow. Reluctantly she calmly walked down the hallway and was handed her pill through the dorms pill shutter.

Rumi swallowed the pill. “Good, now go back to your room, checks are at 11pm, make sure you are in your bed or you know what will happen,” said Nurse Truchin coldly. Rumi said nothing, she would achieve nothing by responding and quietly returned to her room blocking out the screams from the room beside her’s.

Shutting her door, relieved, she lay on her bed staring at the white washed walls that had become her friend. What were paradoxes? How could two opposing propositions exist at the same time? The sleeping pills were making her more and more drowsy. Lonely and with a heavy heart she pulled the duvet above her head. “A paradox is a statement or problem that either appears to produce two entirely contradictory (yet possible) outcomes, or provides proof for something that goes against what we intuitively expect,” Rumi reiterated inside of her mind.

Hallucinating as she usually did on these pills, she saw imagery quite like her visions on magic mushrooms a few months ago. Warping geometric patterns danced in a trance with eachother as her eyes flickered going in and out of consciousness.

I will sleep on this Rumi decided in her mind drifting off into the astral planes.

Upon awakening her answer had arrived, getting out her notebook she wrote “Paradoxes lead you to God.”

On her day of release, after all this time pretending to act normal to get out of this hell hole of an asylum, Rumi saw Mrs. Truchin as “insane” and Mrs. Truchin saw Rumi as insane. Rumi quietly knew that duality breaks down into formless consciousness; she was sane in an insane world.

“I know one thing,” Rumi said to Mrs. Truchin as she left the asylum doors. “And that is that I know nothing.” Rumi remembered studying ancient Greek philosopher’s such as Socrates years ago. Mrs. Truchin took one bewildered look at Rumi and walked away. Rumi smiled to herself and smelt freedom once again, her taxi was awaiting to pass through the doors into the insane world.

Time is a construct of consciousness and in higher dimensions has no meaning. but, in the lower dimensions it is used to measure changes and in the multitudes of parallel timelines all simultaneously existing. Paradoxes melt into the all, Source, Brahman, Allah, whatever name you stamp onto formless ether.

~DiosRaw 01/04/21

The Human Family Crash Course Series {7} ~ Magic ~ {4} ~ Daily Life Magic

Welcome fellow souls to « The Human Family Crash Course Series, » a new project collaborated together by empress2inspire.blog and dios-raw.com. Together we will be working on a different topic for each crash course; our seventh topic is focused on «Magic». Each topic will have ten posts with posts on Mondays and Thursdays. We hope you enjoy our series and we look forward to knowing how our posts have inspired you!

There is a beautiful quote that goes “The secret of happiness that you see if not found in seeking more but developing the capacity of enjoying less.” It’s true that the more you have, the more you want, but there is a little secret that I will share with you all today. Magic happens when you hold on, when you press pause and look at what you already got all around you. Your life is already so rich and full, sometimes you need to take a step back to remember that. We are made to believe that life is all about those big moments, those surprises, those holidays, those big moments, those WOW moments, but the thing is that if your entire life is spent in waiting for the next big WOW moment, there will be a lot of time and days in between that will feel nothing more than mundane. Time spent finding beauty in the simple moments is never time wasted.

Here are some of my favorite things that bring me great joy and remind me to slow down each day everyday ~

~Seeing the sunlight peeking through the curtains in the morning.
~A freshly made bed.
~Creaking floorboards in an old house.
~Fresh lemon water.
~Frosted spring mornings.
~The sounds of the birds.
~Peaceful walks in nature.
~The sound of rustling leaves.
~Cuddles with your pet.
~Watching the raindrops roll down the glass.
~The sound of the rain.
~Hearing the spin of the washing machine.
~Misty morning.
~Arranging fresh flowers.
~The sizzle of the pan as I cook my favorite meal.
~Taking the time to make a peaceful environment for myself.
~Candle lit baths.
~The flicker of a flame.
~The smell of freshly baked banana bread.
~Making the first morning cup of tea for the day.
~Having the morning light course through my home.
~Spring flowers and all that beauty and promise.
~Changing the bedding on a sunny day.
~Washing swaying outside on the line.
~Fresh flowers.
~The rainbow my light catcher makes.
~Long shadows in my home in the afternoon.

So let us take out some time today and think about things that you really look for in your life. It could be something very small, it doesn’t have to be something big, as I said, we often look forward to bigger things in life but life is in the little moments everyday. So make a list of what are those moments for you. They may sound mundane but they are magic. If you cherish those simple calm moments. Your life will become a whole lot different. Instead of looking forward to the weekend and all the little plans you have got, and dreading the five days in between where you have got to work, you could really look forward to every little moment each day. You may want to cozy on your sofa or you may be the social butterfly who wants to go out and meet your friends and family, that’s entirely up to you. But find your little things to be grateful about, to be mindful about.

These moments really make life worth living because without them, it gets to be very monotonous, you know, the same routine over and over and over again. Without these little sparks of joy it becomes very hard to carry on forward in life and feel positive because you only have these big things going on but sometimes those big things do not make up for the past things that have happened in your life. So taking the time to enjoy those simple moments will definitely change your life. It has definitely changed my life.

Take in your environment, all of it and instead of looking at the negatives, look at positives. These positives may be private and personal only to you and that’s okay. No one else has to understand what works for you if you like it, so be it. I would love to know what are those little things in your life which make you happy and which keep you grounded and sane on a daily basis. Please do share. There might be things that you intentionally enjoy or there might be things that this post has struck for you and you may say “Actually, those are some of the things that I like too!.”

So much of society today focuses far too much on the superficial things in life and I really think that living your own life, trying to enjoy it as much as you can is going to make the happiest as you can be and ensure that you can be happy and so are the people around you. And that to me is the meaning of life. We are here to build each other and walk each other home. That my friends is the little nugget of wisdom for the day. Hope you liked this post.

~Garima {Empress2Inspire}

~Shiva Lingam~

Shiva lingam is a symbol made from a sacred Hindu stone found in the Narmada River in western India and represents the Hindu god, Shiva.

Within yoga, the biggest benefit of Shiva lingam can be found in the way in which it allows the practitioner to store and intensify energy in the body. It is also said to promote feelings of well-being and being one with the world.

Shiva lingam is widely regarded as being a phallic symbol, often seen together with its female counterpart, yoni, which represents the goddess, Shakti. Both of these stones tend to rest in the center of temples. The shape of the Shiva lingam is said to enable energy retention for the maximum amount of time with balance and complete harmony.

Used for meditating and worshiping for centuries, Shiva lingam assists the practitioner with entering into a deeper state of meditation, expanding the mind and leading to a greater understanding of the spiritual whole that makes up the universe. When performed correctly, these stones are reported to permit greater energy levels as well as deeper and longer lasting peace and calmness.

~Laghima~

Laghima is one of the eight major siddhis (spiritual or paranormal abilities) of a spiritually advanced person in some traditions of Hinduism. Laghima, a Sanskrit word meaning “absence of weight,” is the power to make the physical body so light that it is almost weightless and, some believe, could float in the air or levitate.

The siddhis, including laghima, are developed through yoga, meditation, pranayama and other sadhanas. Laghima is described in the Vibhuti Pada of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.

Guest Posts {16} ~ Nano Rambling

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Life has ups and downs,

Quest for varied crowns,

Scaremongers from edgy sounds,

Befriends the irresistible hounds,

oh my replaceable wounds kick the inner clowns!

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~Bagalamukhi~

Bagalamukhi is the eighth of Hinduism’s 10 great wisdom goddesses known as the Dasha Mahavidyas. She is also known as Bagala for short and as the “goddess who paralyzes enemies.” In later tantric yoga, Bagalamukhi is associated with the practice of pranayama.

In some traditions, she is an incarnation of the goddess Kali. Bagalamukhi translates as “the one who checks the mouth.” She is so-named for her power to silence speech and still the mind. In yoga, such a state helps the yogi find peace and higher states of consciousness.

~Anavopaya~

Anavopaya is a concept central to the practice of Kashmir Shaivism, also known as Trika (three-fold) philosophy. It is one of the three methods in the Shaivist tradition to attain transcendence of the self. Although considered the inferior method of the three, it is still believed that yogis who practice these methods can unite with the Divine Consciousness.

In anavopaya, an individual increases awareness of their God Consciousness through the practice of mantra, pranayama and meditation – specifically, meditation which focuses on the inhale and exhale of the breath.

~Subconscious Manifestation~

The subconscious mind actually manifests 95% of your reality. This part of your mind is formed pretty much completely between the ages of 0 and 7, when our brains are predominately in a Theta wave state. The thoughts and beliefs of our parents, caregivers, and even the media end up forming the template of our subconscious mind.

If we don’t do the healing work, this subconscious mind will continue to manifest the same sorts of problems and frustrations for us over and over again. Only 5% of our thoughts come from the input of the conscious mind, so that’s why making lasting changes in your life requires a lot of deliberate repetition.