Tuesday's rain and snow combination made it seem so heavy outside- maybe word is oppressive.
You could literally see the heaviness. We have this fabulous Halloween spider hanging in the entrance to my doorway. His soft legs are about 6 feet long so they hang down daring someone to move through. When the weather was sunny and slightly warmer, his legs would swing freely in the breeze. I would catch the shadows from his legs out of the corner of my eye and constantly glance out the window to see if someone was there, forgetting I allowed the spider to linger there. Now his legs hang heavy with little movement as though depressed. I get that; this October weather can be depressing!
The leaves that have fallen from the trees cannot freely move in flight; their bodies heavy from rain, heavy from the gloomy snow. Even my road, which was recently repaved a few days ago, echoes this gloom. The water doesn't drain off the new tar or soak its way in; it just sits there dumbfounded, not sure where to go or stalled by the oppressive atmosphere?
The question is are you going to allow yourselves this same destiny? Do you choose to be influenced by the darkness or inspired by the light?
In this class, we elevated our energies by bringing in lightness: through visualization, energy and breath.
Ancient Vedic Seers describe light as the essence of the Universe.
"Agni is Light and the Light is Agni. Indra is Light and the Light is Indra. Surya is Light and the Light is Surya.” (Upanishads) Remember, Agni is the God of fire, Indra is the God of rain and lightning and Surya , that of the sun.
Quotes from Sri Chinmoy used in class:
“ Light and darkness. Darkness makes us feel that we are nothing and can do nothing, that we are useless. Light makes us feel that we are everything, that we can do everything, that we can become everything. ”
“When we live in darkness, our human life is a constant want. When we live in Light, our divine life
is a constant achievement. Light in the physical is beauty. Light in the vital is capacity. Light in
the mind is glory. Light in the heart is victory.”
When you are feeling down or the weather is getting the best of you, sit still for a moment with your eyes closed. Imagine a healing white light surrounds you in a hug. As you inhale, visualize breathing the white light in. As you exhale, see the light expand to fill your entire being:)