Friday, March 23, 2018

One with the Universe we are Jedi however—it our job to keep it positive! ~ Yogini Yoda

Recently I have been experimenting with revisiting creative visualization young Jedis. As many of you know I have been meditating since 1967. This began when I was a student at the Abington Friends School as tiny child. You have to love a school that has the word friends in their name!

Back then I fell in love with the Quaker style of sitting silently for an hour on Wednesday mornings with everyone. Later in high school I added a two hour seated meditation with my school mates on Sundays. This is the antique meeting house that still hosts weekly meditations on the property that once belonged to William Penn!

Over the years I have been certified as an instructor and taught many forms of meditation including traditional seated silent Meditation, Mantras, Creative Visualization, and Yoga Nidra. I have experimented with Bi-neural beats and Innerpulse brainwave entrainment equipment both myself and with students and clients. Added to this list are my certifications in hypnosis and NLP. These last two weeks I have been revisiting many of these very valuable tools to help clear the mind-stuff and rejuvenate creativity. This and the constant thirst for learning is what drives me and inspires me daily! In addition, I know that when I am learning I am happiest!
Experimenting with various forms of meditation and mind control is a passion of mine. After 21 years of teaching holistic health for colleges in three different states, I retired in 2000 when I woke up to the fact that it is the mind and our relationship to it, that needs healing, not so much the physical body.

My recent need for a transfusion of knowledge led me to find my way to Mindvalley. Here I have been experiencing classes and quests led by superb instructors delivered in a great format to both my computer and devices. The delivery configuration is really remarkable and it is so wonderful to be able to take my classes with me whenever and wherever I choose. I find myself daydreaming to be an instructor for this wonder-filled organization and have already become a lifetime member of their tribe.

It is a wonderful gift when we stretch outside our self-imposed boxes. My current effort to do this is including a combination of silent meditation along with creative visualization and hypnosis at various points throughout the day. I have noticed intense dreams returning and I want to see just how much more happiness I can create to radiate to everyone around me. Today I watched people's expressions change from gloomy to smiles as I passed them at the grocery store. These three tools together seem to create a magical cocktail of happiness!
As you know I am a huge fan of happiness as it is the topic of my second book, Unfolding Happiness an introduction to happiness, health and Ayurveda with a great deal of hands on experiences in meditation written along with Ayurvedic doctor Vijay Jain, MD.
You might find it strange that a seasoned meditator wants to listen to a beginner level guided meditation. I am finding it to be rather magickal—I like to add the "k" as it is even more magickal! In creative visualization this morning, I had a flash insight into what is consciousness and found that it is centered in Vishuddha chakra.
The magick of the throat chakra is that words coming out of our mouths circulate back into our heads and there transform into images.

These pictures are the communication that form our realities.
The miraculous best-selling author, motivational speaker, leading celebrity therapist, and pioneering hypnotherapist trainer, Marisa Peer teaches about the importance of keeping the pictures in our heads positive, especially about ourselves. She encourages us to look at the words we use to describe ourselves and our situations. This inspired me to share a list of positive words with my students today. I urge you to have a look at the words and phrases you use on a regular basis to describe your relationship to money and abundance, career and relationships and your level of health and happiness. I have placed this on my mirror and around my home at eye-level to infuse myself with love. I hope you are going to do the same.
As Marisa advises, ask a friend to tell you the words they hear you speak repeatedly. If you find words that need to flip over to the positive, you can look up antonyms or search for new words here. I am so grateful for the inspiration and healing love I am receiving from this wise Yoda's teaching! Try putting I Am in front of one of these words for a potent infusion of self-love. This is a really dynamic way to make an affirmation!
Speaker, author, former business school professor and creator of Creativity and Personal Mastery, a course designed to affect personal transformation, Srikumar S. Rao is going to be my next great instructor at Mindvalley. I took a class with him today on the topic of resilience and am so excited to be going on a 45 day quest with him beginning in April. I invite you to join me!
 

Here is another an amazing video on Ted delivered by this fellow Yoda giving wisdom on happiness.

I hope I am inspiring you to learn and grow today and that you realize your mission. Let us all focus for a few minutes each day on making this world happier and healthier for all.
Do you crave knowing more?  Visit: www.AmbikasWisdom.com
Do you want to stake classes with me? Visit: www.GreySchool.org  and take classes in Psychic Arts.
Would you like a private session in Meditation? Contact me.
With LOVE and Magick always,
Yogini Yoda

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Know thyself you must Jedi!



 
In the age old wisdom of the Vedas, four books of science and knowledge from the ancient eastern lands is written: आत्मानं विद्धि pronounced AtmAnaM viDhi. It is the phrase, "Know Thyself." This is one of the true purposes of Meditation and the Psychic Arts. AtmAm is the nature of one's soul, the true self. This is the light and energy that science is just now acknowledging regarding what we human beings truly made of. What this esoteric statement is poetically teaching is this:
1. Direct experience is the foundation of true knowledge.
2. In order to truly experience anything, one must fully merge with it or become one with it.
3. The experience one has determines the quality and ability to fully merge.
4. All dualities must be embraced and unified. One must move beyond, “I like it, I don’t like it,” and be fully immersed in, and unified with the experience.
5. It is human nature to avoid dualities. This is a quality of beta behavior. Therefore we must push through and embrace seemingly uncomfortable situations. How do you accomplish this? If you believe you do not like something, can you accept that others do? Can you be comfortable in a situation that you normally avoid? Can you immerse yourself in what you perceive as uncomfortable and find acceptance?
6. In your quest, the mind identifies obstacles. The mind fools you. You are not the mind. The mind is a tool that you have a unique connection to. It is exterior. The mind constructs what you perceive as reality.
Strive to find the light in your own being and in the being of others and all things. The greatest gift the world has to offer you is knowledge. Realize there is no such thing as time for you truly are an infinite being wearing the cloak of a physical body, like the robes of a wizard. Become fully absorbed in all experiences and wear your wizardly robes humbly.
When you are able to become fully absorbed in situations and fully embrace them, there is no possibility of being disturbed or distracted. Duality confuses the mind to perceive that all things are separate from the observer.
Just as are motto of Grey School, where I teach says, “Omnia vivunt, omnia inter se conexa,” which translates to, “Everything is alive, everything is connected,” we must not just accept the statement but become it!
Practice silencing the mind in the deep-trance-state of meditation and know thyself!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The unattached mind is the cosmic spaceship to enlightenment, Jedi~Yogini Yoda

Enlightenment—what does the mention of the word bring to mind?
 Perhaps you see the clouds parting and a light beam blazing on your path?
I wonder if it is valid to state such a claim. My Jedi senses say, no. It is difficult to experience an experience without becoming attached to it.
I wrote about this in my second book Unfolding Happiness.   The way I see it is that experience are like a river  that once stepped in, one cannot duplicate the experience.
Each week I field conversations from people that have received convoluted information via what ever lineage or teacher or school—it really doesn't matter. Much of the information floating around has been so manipulated and convoluted that is is almost unrecognizable!

The core information is heinously derivative regarding:
Chakras, Mantra, Postures, Pranayama, Kundalini, Energy, Diet...you name it. It all seems very screwed up and that people take what they like and change what they do not think they like or do not know and understand—and make it into what ever suits them in the moment.
This seems to be symptomatic of all Yoga Schools for instance imagine I am different schools speaking here:
I like wine or chocolate so I will make a practice around Yoga postures and wine tasting or chocolate eating. I am tired so I will declare that meditation happens lying down rather than sitting up.
I believe it is easier for people to always begin on the right side so I will make everything I do begin on the right rather than using the true information and the reasoning concerning elemental causation, physiology and cosmology behind techniques.
I like chicken and fish so I will eat this and call myself a vegetarian.
I like the pretty colors of the rainbow so I will declare that chakras are these colors...
...and negate what is really going on inside of each powerful energy center.
I want to look like I belong in Cirque de Soleil so I will focus on ridiculous postures that make me look good on Instagram.
I will put a lot of love and good intention into my chanting so it does not matter that I have no clue about the words I am saying or the proper pronunciation. Case in point: कर्मन karma translates to: Action. कार्म kArma adding a longer "A" sound changes the meaning to: belonging to a worm!
Therefore the belief that as long as I have good intention I can negate the cosmos, the Lord of the day or hour and do as I please—turns out to be grossly incorrect!
Yoga has become an exercise program that is branded Yoga. It is exercise with a sprinkling of spirituality. This is not what Yoga is! Yoga has only one intention: Meditation!
The convoluted belief system continues:
Yoga postures are a full practice when I add a little mindfulness.
I don't need to read or understand the Bhagavad Gita or Patanjali to be a Yogin.
I am a great Yogi after 200, 300 or even 500 hours of training.
I am enlightened, I am awakened,I have had a Kundalini experience, therefore my third eye is opened up!—I find this one particularly annoying and field it at least once a week. 
Energy workers, massage therapists, psychologists and wannabe shaman are all spouting this nonsense and most of the time the individual has not even experienced a Kriya of any sort.
Let go of looking for this. Just breathe and experience and let things happen naturally.
The unattached mind is the cosmic spaceship to enlightenment, Jedi~Yogini Yoda

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Water we are-water we must bless! ~ Yogini Yoda

 
Dr. Emoto has long been an inspiration for me. His love and understanding of the mysteries of water have fascinated me.

Many years ago, seeking shade from the July heat outside Sedona Arizona, in Cornville my good friend Jo and I set out to go to West Sedona.

We were unable to get down the only road that led from her house as the bridge was blocked. Taking this as an omen we flipped our plans and headed to what would have been our final destination that day. 
 The cooling waters of the aqueduct behind Montezuma's Well.
There we cooled our feet and sat in the shade marveling at the magickal quality of this precious water in the desert. After we headed to our favorite trees to meditate. What happened next was nothing short of extraordinary! What appeared as a prim Japanese business man appeared. He began to lay out ceremonial cloth and objects by the creak nearby. Then disappeared into the mouth of the crack in mother earth on the backside of the well that feeds the peaceful channel. He emerged with large containers of water he had gathered then disappeared and reappeared once more dressed in the robes of a Shinto priest.

We startled and he motioned for us to stay. We were honored. The priest proceeded to conduct a ceremony blessing and thanking the earth and the waters. I leaned on my tree and closed my eyes. 

The Hopi Kachina of water, Long Hair emerged from the rock of the well, and towered above me. Later the man explained he was headed to a summit with tribal leaders and Dr. Emoto that would take place in the San Fransisco mountains to bless the waters of the earth.

I urge you to do a water ceremony in thanks for this precious element during the upcoming Solar Eclipse for together we can heal this planet. When we focus and direct consciousness we are indeed the vehicles of magick!


Monday, March 20, 2017

Diving inside the pool of Wisdom with Yogini Yoda


Ambika in an interview with the Hot Chicks of Elite Online Publishing Talking on the topics of Vedic wisdom, her books and meditation. Join her in the realm of magick!

More on Meditation and the wisdom of Yoga in my book Lilith.
More on Happiness Health and Ayurveda in my book Unfolding Happiness