May 21 2015

Foundation Stones

Category: Tantra @ 9:52 pm

Foundation Stones

On a level of consciousness much deeper than the rational, you must come to believe that you have a purpose for being here, that you are capable of knowing your life's mission, and that you have all you need to express your greatness and accomplish even the miraculous. This simple ceremony can help you acquire this vital wisdom.

Time for Exercise: 30 minutes, 15 minutes for each lover

Properties Required:

Seven stones of different colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, and white (or clear). Polished stones purchased from a gem shop are best, but many items commonly available around the house will be suitable substitutes. Most important is that you have seven of the same type of object, one each in the seven different colors. Other suitable small objects include pieces of glass or smooth plastic, flowers, scarves (or other pieces of colored cloth), and fruit.

Steps:

Your partner lies naked on her back.

Place the stones on her body at the chakra points in the following order, one at a time:
red stone on her mound of pubic hair
orange stone on the belly about two finger widths below her navel
yellow stone at the solar plexus, at the point of the breast bone just below where the ribs meet
green stone between her breasts
blue stone at the center of her throat
purple stone in the center of her forehead
white or clear stone near the crown of her head

As you are placing the stones, say something such as this:
"As I place these stones upon your naked body, the energy of love moves freely in and out of you."

When all of the stones are in place, say something such as this:

"All of the foundation stones are in place, and your entire body will vibrate in harmony with your purpose in life. You are now empowered to accomplish your life's mission. These stones are symbolic of your foundation in this world, on this planet, and in this life. From this secure platform you may go forth inspired to express your greatness, to experience and accomplish wondrous things."

Repeat the exercise for the other partner.

Comments:

Focus all your attention on each chakra center as you place the stones, remembering your intention of love and power. When you are the receiving partner, allow each center to open to the loving touch and energetic intention of your lover.

Excerpted from our new book Sensual Love Secrets for Couples: The Four Freedoms of Body, Mind, Heart and Soul, by Al Link and Pala Copeland, Llewellyn, 2007

Al Link and Pala Copeland own and operate 4 Freedoms Relationship Tantra. They regularly host lover's romantic weekends near Ottawa Canada, and weeklong retreats in exotic locations. For more info Visit www.sexyspiritualrelationships.com and their blog www.askaboutloveandsex.com or send email: 4freedoms@tantraloving.com

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May 03 2015

Soul Freedom Exercise – Grounding

Category: Tantra @ 8:50 am

Soul Freedom Exercise - Grounding

GROUNDING

Grounding is a simple yet powerful energy connection exercise. Through it you connect your individual energy flow to the energy flow of Mother Earth. As you tap into this great force of life, you will become calm and revitalized.

Time for Exercise:
10 minutes

Properties Required: none

Steps:

Sit comfortably with eyes closed, back straight but not rigid, shoulders relaxed, arms at your sides, feet flat on the floor.

Take several slow deep breaths through your nose.

Focus all your attention on your genitals from your tailbone to your pubic bone (your root chakra).

Gradually allow an image to form that extends from your genitals to the earth. This can be any image you like, for example, an extension of your flesh, a stream of light, a hollow tube, a tree trunk or roots.

When you have your image formed, picture it reaching from your genitals (your root chakra) all the way down into the very center of the earth. Your connecting image passes through your chair, through the floor, through the ground, through the bedrock, and all the way to the molten core at the heart of Mother Earth.

Now, allow any negative energies, any overwhelming sensations you might be experiencing (worry, pain, sadness, hyperactivity, lethargy, anger, and so on), to flow down through your body, through your connecting bridge, and into the earth's core.

Imagine these negative energies reaching the center of the earth and being consumed and transformed in a fiery blast. They flow back up to you as Mother Earth energy—calm, strong, full of life.

Continue to send overwhelming sensations down to Mother Earth and allow her vitality and serenity to flow up to you through your connecting image. Experience the peacefulness and vigor of grounding.

Comments:

As you are grounding, you might notice particular sensations: heat, tingling, color, sound, light. The importance of this exercise lies in consciously releasing negative energies and absorbing positive ones. If you make this practice a regular habit, you will notice a considerable decrease in your stress level.

Excerpted from our book Sensual Love Secrets for Couples: The Four Freedoms of Body, Mind, Heart and Soul, by Al Link and Pala Copeland, Llewellyn, 2007

Al Link and Pala Copeland own and operate 4 Freedoms Relationship Tantra. They regularly host lover's romantic weekends near Ottawa Canada, and weeklong retreats in exotic locations. For more info Visit www.sexyspiritualrelationships.com and their blog www.askaboutloveandsex.com or send email: 4freedoms@tantraloving.com

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Apr 14 2015

Kali Ma – The Great Mother Kali

Category: Tantra @ 7:51 pm

Kali Ma - The Great Mother Kali

Introduction

Kali Ma is the first of the 10 mahavidya, or wisdom goddesses in the tantric tradition.

She is portrayed with black skin, 4 arms, wide open glaring eyes, a necklace consisting of severed heads and dances on the graves in the cemetery her tongue lolling wildly out of her big wide open mouth, laughing at the attachments of us mortal humans.

Indeed she is a terrible goddess to behold, especially for those who are not initiated in her ways.

Somebody who starts a serious study and worship of Kali Ma might discover how Kali Ma starts taking away from him what he really does not need. He might lose everything he/she owns, but Kali Ma knows that this is what is needed to jolt him/her out of the patterns formed by our every day life. A person not worshipping Kali ma might be terrified by these aspects but a person who knows the ways of Kali would smile inside and thank the Goddess for giving him/her the chance to wake up and move on.

For instance I once had a friend who had an apartment she loved dearly. She had longed to go to India to study yoga for many years, but she did not know what to do with her apartment and was confused as how to be able to keep the apartment while having to leave for india for an extended period.

She started a spiritual sadhana with Kali Ma to ask the great Goddess for a solution.

A month after she had started this sadhana her apartment caught fire and burned down completely. She got a huge sum from the insurance company and used the money to go to India!

This is how Kali Ma works. She solves the problems in ways you would never dream of and you might probably get quite terrified in the process as well!

Kali Ma - Her aspect of death

These terrible aspects of Kali are closely related to us having to relate to our ultimate inevitable death (which indeed is the most terrible aspect of existence that most of us can imagine).

Death is an important moment in life. The monks of the Tibetan tradition use a large part of their lives for a spiritual practice, which is preparing for this great moment of transition in the very end of our lives. "Die before you die", or "Memento Mori" (remember death) are old profound sayings that have a deep meaning. We cannot truly taste life before we accept and embrace the fact of death as a part of life. Every little moment contains a death, a destruction, for events to be able to unfold through the energy of time.

Every moment is a death because it has to die to give place for the next moment. But we cannot accept it. We hold on desperately. It is deep in our nature. If meditating by a flowing river contemplating the water flowing by, notice how the eye would fix on a ripple and follow the flowing movement. Try distance yourself from the fixating of the eye and stare beyond the water. This is how our relationship to death should be, as something that we can let pass knowing that there is a huge river of life and death, and when we can learn to let go we begin to transcend this river of live and death known in the eastern traditions as the "wheel of life".

In ancient India in the time of the Buddha there was a woman who lost her son. She was deeply struck by grief and could not get over it for many years. Finally one day she learned that the great Buddha was passing by her town. She went to Buddha and begged him for what she should do to get her son back. Buddha told her that the first step was to visit every house in the town and ask for alms and to tell the inhabitants in the house that she could only receive alms if a relative of the house had not recently died. If she did this he would tell her how she could get her son back.

She set out visiting every house and to her amazement when she had visited each house she found that her alms bowl was empty. In every single household the inhabitants had experienced the death of a loved one. She was deeply humbled and finally understood that death is a natural part of life. She understood that she should not ask anymore to get her son back and could let go of him and her pain and sorrow.

This is the kind of understanding that Kali Ma will give us.

Kali Ma - Her aspect as mother

Kali is often spoken of as the Great Mother. She will terrify us but she will also pick us up afterward and caress us softly and if we are open to her we will understand the grace that she gives to us.

Without this power of Kali we could not move out of our confinements of our self imposed box and truly transform. She is purely beneficial in all her aspects, the terror relates only to the fear of life we have inside ourselves and all our egoistic tendencies.

Adepts of Kali feel her as a great protective mother that continuously holds her hand over her adorers.

One of the greatest adorers of Kali was the great sage and holy man Rama Krishna from India. Reading his biography is an absolutely inspiring story of a man who worshipped the great mother all of his life.

Hans Hvass is a musician, computer scientist and teacher of Tantra and Yoga leading a tantric art and retreat community centre in the north of Copenhagen. Hans was born in the kingdom of Swaziland in Southern Africa and lived in Hong Kong and France before settling down in Denmark where he met Mariah Claiere at the Music Conservatory of Copenhagen. Together they form the music duo Ibis music, which specialises in making tantric music for relaxation, lovemaking and evoking of the tantric goddesses. Hans Hvass has specialized his studies of tantra to The great cosmic Goddess Kali.

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