We kick off our 3-Part Thriving Relationship Series with our familial relationships.
Like Ram Dass put it so eloquently, “if you think you are enlightened, go spend a week with your family.”
All relationships are your divine assignments for your spiritual growth. Let us start with our family relationships, the place of the most triggers and unexamined beliefs.
Meditation: Releasing Childhood Anger
(Origin: Yogi Bhajan)
This meditation will give you subtle powers. It will change you inside and out. It can be done either in the morning or the evening. Ideally you sit for 11 minutes and practice it for 40 days.
Sit cross legged on the floor or chair with arms stretched out straight to the sides. Keep your arms as straight as possible, shoulders relaxed away from ears.
Use your thumbs to lock down the mercury and Sun fingers (pinkie and ring fingers) and extend the Jupiter and Saturn fingers (index and middle fingers). The palms face forward and the fingers point out to the sides.
Inhale deeply by sucking air through your closed teeth and exhale through your nose.
Sit for 11 minutes.
Meditation: Loving Kindness Brahma Vihara.
The Brahma viharas (or the Four Immeasurables) are some of the oldest known meditations from the Buddhist tradition. The story goes that a group of young monks upon seeing the Buddha asked him how they could also become enlightened. He replied that no one can teach you to become enlightened, but if you practice these practices regularly it will create the conditions into which enlightenment may spontaneously arise.
Here, I share with you Loving Kindness Brahma Vihara as a path to forgiveness and letting go. Remember, forgiveness is your spiritual hygiene. It requires a daily practice.
Connecting With Your Ancestors and Descendants Meditation
I learned this beautiful meditation from the amazing Jean Houston. It helps you connect to your ancestors as well as your descendants, cultivate a deep sense of gratitude to all the generations before you and feel the continuity of life.
With this deep gratitude and whole hearted acknowledgment, you get to heal some of the generational resentments and open new possibilities in the quantum field of manifestation.
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With her brilliance, she helped me make my studio profitable within the first month of her coaching me. I would have never known the market needs, goals, and KPI’s to target without her expertise! Mrs. Rippy is worth every dollar, she knows the business and means business. I am forever grateful for her taking on me as a success student. We started with 20 members and have grown to +120 in the first 5 months! Thank you Albina, YOU ROCK! Thank you for your yoga business coaching”
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