Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Kali Sadhana Day 14

When I went up to my altar space, I intended to just do a short yoga practice, nothing more than the sun salutes, and meditate.  However, after calling my circle and stating my affirmations, I started practising, and got drawn into the flow.  4 A's, 4 dancing warriors, 2 C's (standard 12-part sun salutes), standing poses, backbends, seated and supine poses - totalling 30 minutes.  Still not a long practice, but certainly enough to feel fully warmed through, and balanced :)

Then, I sat and drew two cards from the Tarot of the Sidhe (Schiffer, 2011) for my New Moon reading.  I placed them at the centre of my altar while I chanted to Kali, allowed the energy to flow through me, and then closed the circle again.

As for the cards, the Warrior Prince (Knight of Wands) tells me to Release the need or desire to be constantly doing, constantly in action.  Meanwhile, the World's message is to embrace the fullness of life's experience - the dark and light, the movement of the seasons, the cycles of life.  I see here less a cycle ending than just the perpetual movement of life.  Not a movement created intentionally by us, but that which flows from everything that occurs: the metacycles, as opposed to the movement and change created the Warrior Prince and his actions.

Once again, it seems to me to be a message to accept the rhythm set down by life, and by this pregnancy, rather than trying to push and pull and prod things into doing what I think I want them to :)

4 comments:

  1. What a beautiful world card this is. I love it how you describe the difference between the metacycles and our own actions and business. I know so well how hard it is to let go of control, but when you do, if you can, you feel the how much lighter life can be. :)

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    1. Well, I sure didn't manage that well today, but I guess it's a good reminder to work on it! Hope I'll find that lightness of being, too :)

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  2. I finally found a YouTube video of the Dancing Warrior sequence, and I have to say I have found muscles that I had forgotten long ago. :D When I finished, I couldn't help but think that you do this daily and you're pregnant - wowza!

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    1. Well, I may be doing a less hard-core version than the one on Youtube :D I do one breath each of warrior 1, warrior 2, side angle, warrior 2, reverse warrior, triangle, warrior 2 and then back through the vinyasa. I think some people hold each pose longer, but for me that loses the dance aspect :)

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