I’ve been tearing up quite a lot lately. It could be that I finally have a home again after 6 years of non-stop travel. Or the fact that so many of my childhood dreams are bearing fruit. Or that, besides all the good in my life, I still find it hard to accept the daily ups and downs of diabetes. No matter what the reason for my tears I know that taking the time to sit and be with my vulnerable heart enables me to be stronger and to deal with whatever challenges come my way.
As my holiday gift to you, I’d love to share this simple technique to release the feelings that can threaten to overwhelm us during this sensitive time.
And…I wish you a very happy, settled and balanced holiday season!
with great respect…
The Sat Yam meditation
Place your hand on your heart. Feel the warmth of your hand at your heart and notice your breath. Take a few moments here to let the mind settle.
Bring the heels of your hands together and extend the fingers so your hands are in the shape of a cup or lotus (padma mudra).
Imagine that inside your cup/lotus are all the emotions and feelings that haunt you. Don’t think too hard about it. See what arises.
As you inhale, lift the cup/lotus by straightening your arms sending the emotions back to pure unconditioned awareness.
As you exhale, open your arms to the side and surround yourself in a fine purple mist.
Repeat this a few times, lifting the cup/lotus overhead on inhalation, surrounding yourself with a fine purple mist on exhalation.
Repeat the moving meditation a few more times silently adding the sound Sat on inhalation and Yam on exhalation.
Let go of the movement with the arms, resting the hands on the thighs.
Continue to chant internally: Sat as you feel the breath moving up the spine to the crown of the head on inhalation; Yam surrounding yourself in the fine purple mist on exhalation. Think of it like an internal fountain replenishing itself with every in and out breath.
Finally, feel the sound Satyam resting like a pulse at the centre of your heart. Rest there for another few moments.
When you’re ready, gently open your eyes and head into your day.