It is an honor to be teaching at Big Bear Yoga Festival this year. Join me Saturday, October 1st 2022!
Īśvarapraṇidhāna is one of the ultimate concepts found in the Bhagavad Gita and Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. The compound term stems from two separate words īśvara and praṇidhāna. Īśvara has several layers of meaning referring to God, the Ruler, the Soul, the Self or the Atman. Praṇidhāna in this context can be interpreted as fixing all attention, desires, service and prayers upon Divinity. Many say that Īśvarapraṇidhāna is a total surrender to God; I prefer to say it is a full submersion into devotion, bhakti, Self-re-membering. Instead of surrender, it is to place intense focus and energy towards achieving one’s Will, dharma and Divine victory. Through devotion one can overcome mental inertia to direct their conscious forces; to aim through the lenses of the Soul; to manifest ones’ highest calling, here and now.
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“Truely speaking, perhaps one is never rid of the hostile forces as long as one has not permanently emerged into the Light, above the lower hemisphere. There, the term “hostile forces” loses its meaning; they become only forces of progress, they force you to progress. …
Put everything into the hands of the Supreme Lord. Until that day when the Sun shall shine forever, the day of total Victory.”
Gratitude is a choice, an action, a state of mind that changes our physiology. Have you ever noticed that when you are actively grateful, that you feel happy? It’s actually quite scientific.
When we dwell on what is “wrong” the body experiences agitation due to the release of epinephrine and detrimental chemical cascades resulting in increased blood pressure, altered heart rate, altered digestion, anxiety, depression and insomnia… just to name a few.
Expressing gratitude regularly sends signals to the brain and increases feel good endorphins through the parasympathetic nervous system. Having an attitude of gratitude also neutralizes fight/flight stress reactions, calming the sympathetic nervous system resulting in improved mood, rejuvenation, better sleep, increased energy and more stable cardiovascular system.
“O King! The World Mother, the Ocean of mercy, seeing the Devas terrified, withheld Her Fearful Cosmic Form and showed Her very beautiful appearance, pleasing to the whole world. Her body became soft and gentle. In one hand She held the noose, and in another She held the goad. The two other hands made signs to dispel all their fears and ready to grant the boons. Her eyes emitted rays of kindness; Her face was adorned with beautiful smiles. The Devas became glad at this and bowed down to Her in a peaceful mind and then spoke with great joy.
As polarities shift and new sankalpas manifest, The Kali Dub Project honors and invokes Ganesha, Lord Vinayakaya, the remover of obstacles. The elephant headed son of Lord Siva and Parvati wields an axe to sever our Self-limiting attachments. His noose and goad guide our paths and he displays his broken tusk to remind us that sacrifices must be made along the way. Ganesha dances within the muladhara chakra to awaken Kundalini Maa’s ascent up the sushumna.
It was an honor and pleasure to be featured on Dharma Warrior TV to present “The Power of Pranayama” as part of the series “Yoga: Life Transformation Beyond Fitness”. For thousands of years, yogis have harnessed and manipulated vital life forces through breath control. In this podcast and blog I discuss the benefits of pranayama and teach two techniques to take back control over your physiology, mind and subtle body.
Tonight, during the approaching dark moon, a very potent current of energy will rise during Maha Shivaratri. In honor of this auspicious day, The Kali Dub Project has released a sonic sadhana. Descend into psychedelic mantra, dubbed-out, bass ridden devotion to invoke Lord Shiva, the Adi-yogi, the Adi-guru. During this powerful night, let Shiva-consciousness fill the temple, make the great sacrifices and transcend into ritual to be liberated from personal and collective entanglements.
Question: Who has had the most positive, significant impact on the course of your life? How did this impact change your path?
To answer the question my mind flows in prose and quotes titled “My Mother”. In Vedic teachings, our birth Mother is our first guru and we specifically selected her and her womb for our birth and path. Upon choosing this incarnation, our Mother is the first rite of passage and she holds the key to liberation if we are wise enough to understand her role.
My Mother. My confidence and strength. …
As the dark moon approaches, new sadhana vibrations have fused as part of the Kali Dub Project, featuring tracks by Crucified Wolf and Kalavati Devi. It was such a treasure to recently spend time in Lynchburg Virginia, deep in nature, submerged in devotion, art, bhakti and ritual. As we rejoice in the light of God, we become filled with power, knowledge and bliss.
Enjoy this live recorded psychedelic mix by DJ Tony. “Turn it up and fall to the feet of The Mother.”
Lord Krishna said, “Whatever you do, make it an offering to me – the food you eat, the sacrifices you make, the help you give, even your suffering” BG 9×27
“This book is a profound and moving devotional song to the Mother. Truly, a gem from the heart of a true devotee. The text enchants one into a deep devotional meditation on the multiple aspects of the Mother. The paintings are superb, original and deeply evocative. With only this small book, I believe that one can profoundly enter into the mysteries of the Mother and develop an effective praxis. To be studied, not only read, a true Lectio Divina. A Tantra. “
“In “Mother Gnosis”, Kalavati Devi has combined her extensive knowledge and background in Ayurveda, the traditional medicine of India, together with her visionary art skills and in-spired poetry all dedicated to the Divine Mother of the Universe Herself, Kali MAA. What truly adds to this work is Kalavati Devi’s own personal interaction and intimate journey with this all too often misunderstood Deity. Be ready to be awe-spired as you become absorbed in her story, words and art-filled images.”
issue of Zazen Sounds Esoteric Publication. This latest 60 page publication is part of an on going society of free thinkers dedicated to art, esotericism and true spirituality towards transformation, liberation and enlightenment through empiricism.
TRIPRAXIS UNTO THE DARK MOTHER by Christie Smirl
“Deep within shunya, She pulses ra- diations from the void. Emanations from The Dark Mother are raw and pure, capable of inducing radical transmutation and purification from maya.
Day of the Dead, also known as Fèt Gede, All Saints Day, All Souls day and Dia De Los Muertos. This two day sacred festival has been celebrated by cultures all over the world to bridge the living and dead through ritual, music, parades, dance and feasts. Altars are decorated with marigold flowers, skulls, photos, veves, foods and drinks to welcome visits from the land of the dead in celebrations. On this Day of the Dead, I am very happy to have Lesly Paul join us in a discussion about sacred art and honoring the spirits.
Welcome back to Healthier Vibrations. Today I am delighted to have a special guest Baba KrishnaKali Das on Healthier Vibrations podcast to discuss TANTRA.
Baba has been practicing Eastern Spirituality for over 30 years, teaching internationally for 20 and years and initiating spiritual aspirants in Mantra Deeksha and Tantra Sadhana the past 10 years. Guruji is a devotee of the Divine Mother as Kali Maa. Baba initiates suitable candidates into Vaishnav Aghori, Nath Aghori, Kapalik and Kaula Tantra Lineages through direct guru parampara.
In this discussion Baba discusses how tantra has become greatly misunderstood, gives a short introduction regarding the history of tantra and speaks upon what tantra is and is not.
“Tantra is misunderstood and exploited both East and West. In the East it is at times misunderstood as black magick by the uneducated and superstitious, and in the West it is exploited due to ignorance and greed as sexual therapy and a mean to better orgasms. The aim of Tantra is none of these things.The aim of Tantra is none of these things. Tantra is derived from two Sanskrit words – Tanoti, meaning to expand, and Trayate, meaning to liberate. Tantra is the ancient art and science of expanding and liberating consciousness through soliciting Shakti, the Primal Energy of the Universe.” excerpt from Freedom is our birthright – read more from Baba at the website Empowerment Through Tantra.
Happy Navratri! During this very auspicious time of year we celebrate and honor the divine feminine. As part of that celebration, it was an honor to be a guest speaker at the LIVING SHAKTI SUMMIT with Sri Maa Prem Gyan Publications. During the interview I discussed the journey of embracing the divine light and love of Shakti as well as the important role of Agni for the manifestation of Shakti.
Pre-orders for Mother Gnosis are now available. The limited edition copy of Mother Gnosis is a 8.5 x 8.5 inch, hard back book with 72 premium color pages. It will be accompanied by Come Unto Maa – Kali Tripraxis, a trance-scribed 15 page, 4.25 x 6.875 inch, soft cover pocket book along with selected ritual prints. Both books will come hand signed and numbered.
Join Dr. Christie Smirl (Kalavati Devi, Katyani Dasi) for a very special offering during the first five nights of Navratri to learn the mysteries of Kali and how to embody the Mother with formal etiquette and ritual and praxis.
Mother Gnosis is a graphic grimoire and compendium of over fifty red and black artworks, poems, prose and invocations that emanated through ritual praxis and devotional ishwara pranidhana to Kali Maa between late 2020 and mid 2021. Mother Gnosis unravels an array of esoteric images and intimate gnosis of the Mother, Kali Maa.
er meditational skills with a laser focused mind into stillness. Meditation is critical for mental health. Here are some quick tips for success.
Spiritual and psychological benefits of fasting with a twist of Ayurveda.
The Rigveda is the first of the Vedas to come into existence. In its first mantra, “agni mide purohitam”, Agni has been described as the first name of God. Everything which is worth attaining in human life can be achieved through the power of Agni.
If you missed the live broadcast of “The Sound of God: Gaining a Clear Channel”, here it is!
You are here to understand true happiness and realize that the main cause of unhappiness is ignorance. How can you turn your unhappiness into happiness? The key is knowledge. The highest knowledge is knowledge of your true Self.
within. Sound healing practices coupled with multi-faceted interdisciplinary sciences can reawaken this inner divinity. Mantras are capable of purifying the subtle and physical body as well as removing obstructions that blot out divine intelligence. Modern life and stress can disengage a persons’ inner Soul alignment. People are bombarded and conditioned by radio, television, politics, social and cultural groups, and insidious egregores. As people react, vibrational thought waves result in positive or negative shifts in a persons’ subtle anatomy, organ systems and overall vitality.
I am excited to invite you to the Shift Network 2021 Sound Healing Summit. Join me and 35 of today’s highly sought-after experts, sound-healing pioneers, and practitioners — including Eileen McKusick, Jeralyn Glass, Andi and Jonathan Goldman, Dr. John Beaulieu, Christine Stevens, Russill Paul, the Brothers Koren, Mary Youngblood, Masankho Banda and others.
It was an honor today to receive this feedback and review on the upcoming book Mother Gnosis. As of today, Mother Gnosis is in review and being considered by an esoteric book publisher. Very exciting!! Stay tuned. “This book is a profound and moving devotional song to the Mother. Truly, a gem from the heart…
Mother Gnosis is a graphic grimoire and compendium of fifty red, black and white illustrations, poems, prose and invocations that emanated from dreams, wakeful visions, trance, ishwara pranidhana and surrealist automastism between late 2020 and mid 2021. Mother Gnosis offers a personal and professional dissertation about the Mother, Kali Maa, Agni, Ayurveda and gnostic divinization.
On this episode of Healthier Vibrations, Sean Stoltenburg and I discussed Sonic Sadhana, as a form of devotional bhakti. As a spiritual practitioners, many of us are familiar with japa meditation, kirtan and mainstream bhakti, but Sean brings a deep rich vibration into “sonic ritual”.
Daily self care rituals can make or break your health, happiness and Self evolution. We discuss Ayurvedic and yogic self care routines for optimal wellness in the 50 hour, 200 hour and 300 hour Ayurvedic Yoga Awakening programs. Here is a short classroom excerpt. To learn more and enroll today, go to HealthierVibrations.com.