Welcome Spiritual Warriors!!!
Thanks for joining me for another opportunity to explore & share the magnificence of one of the oldest healing systems on the planet – Ayurveda – pronounced eye–yur–vey-dah.
Ayurveda, literally the “wisdom of life,” offers us a unique lens to view our life and how we individually express the universal components of existence.
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According to Ayurveda, everything that flows within us and everything that flows outside of us is comprised of five master elements – space, air, fire, water and earth. Notice how these elements flow from the lightest SPACE … the most subtle expression of life … to the heaviest, the most dense – EARTH. As the progression moves from space to air to fire to water to earth, we see and feel the increase in form, shape, weight and structure.
Ayurveda teaches us that everything in existence is a blend of these five master elements. So that means every person, every animal, every corner of the planet, every aspect of your daily life … has space, air, fire, water and earth flowing through it.
This intermingling of all five elements determines the energetic flow in every moment … in every conversation … in every interaction …in every interpretation and in every expression. Some moments carry more space, while others are fiery, and others are earthy. Some are sharp (filled with fire) while others are nourishing (water). By being mindful in each moment – and that comes from having a daily meditation practice – we can learn volumes about how and why we act the way we do, what elements are abundant or scarce in a given moment, and how to balance ourselves – bring us back to our natural state of balance.
The moment you feel yourself struggling or suffering – STOP – and ask yourself, “Which element do I have too much of right now?” and “Which element do I have too little of?” The answers will help you formulate your next step. Start the process by practicing 16 seconds.
Breathe in to the count of four, hold to the count of four, exhale to the count of four, and hold the breath out to the count of four – all the while watching your breath as it flows and observing it as you hold it. Then reflect upon the element that’s over-abundant; and once you are clear, identify the one that’s weak. Breathe yourself back into balance by using words and performing actions that ease your excessive element and heighten the one that’s faint.
Another way to help awaken that process is through sound therapy. Tens of thousands of people have immersed into Ayurvedic healing through my double-CD Journey to Infinity. The rapturous world music that transports each element into your cells is by my dear friends, Canadian sound-healers SacredFire. The album is 102 minutes and the quality of the recording is pure ear candy.
Another way to access these teachings is through my newest meditation release, the 40 Days of Transformation, where I dedicate five full days to the master elements. There are so many ways to connect to these timeless teachings – we go even deeper in my Masters of Wisdom & Meditation Teacher Training – (starting online this June!) Whichever, access point resonates most, I invite you to join me on the Journey.
Watch today’s video on Ayurveda to learn to use the master elements as an awareness tool and a guide to deeper meaning in your life; and join me this week on LIVE! from the SweetSpot on Hay House Radio and we’ll take it deeper (and take your calls).
In the meantime, keep it real, keep meditating, and I’ll see you in the gap!!!