Sunday Conference 10.20.13

Sunday Conference with Diana...

October 20, 2013

Brief review of 1st and 2nd chakras - Muladhara and Svadisthana -

3rd Chakra – Manipura – Honor One Self.  Manipura is equivalent to Niyama (8 limbs).
Partially moving toward internal spirituality.

The first 3 chakras are basically the “external” chakras of our spirit energy.

Refer to pages 96 & 97 of Anatomy of the Spirit.  “Manipura” – Honor One Self.  
Summary of Organs, Mental and Emotional Issues, and Physical Dysfunctions attendant with Manipura.  It is yellow in color, its mantra is “ram” and it is the fire element.

Page 168- Discussion of the “two legs” (spiritual legs) – ability to stand up as an individual.
Manipura has but one spiritual goal:  to help us mature in our self-understanding and the relationship we have with ourselves and self respect.

Page 170 – Developing self-esteem – issues of life’s ups and downs; life’s “props” (the illusory aspects of physical assets and limitations).

Page 173 – “From an energy viewpoint, every choice that enhances our spirits strengthens our energy field; and the stronger our energy field, the fewer our connections to negative people and experiences.”

Pages 180-181 – Story of Evan.  “…the universe measures our success by how much we have learned …”  …”new cycles of learning are sometimes uncomfortable…”

This morning’s practice, we will focus on refining the bandhas.  Move with lightness and strength. ..pausing (to assess bandhas engagements)from down dogs to stepping or jumping forward.

Read Part II, Chapter 4 (Anahata)

Homework practice:
10 contractions of the bandhas with breath.
3x/day-Agni sara-3 rounds of 5 breaths each

 Weekly Message:
Sacred Truth: Honor One Self
Stand up as individuals...our spiritual legs...we become "ALIVE" inside
by becoming internally empowered

The following is taken from Brene Brown’s book, “Daring Greatly.”
The phrase ‘daring greatly’ is from Theodore Roosevelt’s speech. 
The speech, sometimes referred to as “The Man in the Arena,” was
delivered at the Sorbonne in Paris, France, on April 23, 1910.
This is the passage that made the speech famous:

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how
the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could
have done them better.

The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose
face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly;
who errs, who comes short again and again,

because there is no effect without error and shortcoming; but who
does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms,
The great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause;

who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement,
and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly …”

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