Sunday, November 03, 2013
A Yantra is a type of Mandala it literally means loom, instrument just as mantras with sound can be useful in balancing our mind and body through sounds and calming. Yantra visual patterns can be used to quiet a restless mind. This is a symbolic representation of aspects of divinity, the creative forces of the universe. My Yantra is inspired by my eclectic love and seeking for Balance. My Tarot Astrology has Nature as my fifth element and Seeker of Earth, Air, Fire and Water.
I have incorporated my passion for numerology, astrology and native totems, music notes. I translated an old Sanskrit verse: “From the unreal, lead me to the real; from darkness lead me to light; from death, lead me to immortality,”Brhadaranyaka Upanishad, 1.3.28. Passage to Welsh and used the word mortality in place of death by mistake and inscribed it into the Yantra.
I know it is a Sanskrit prayer but have heard and read different version of the words.
In Yantra Meditation you allow your eyes to focus on its center the Akasa (the fifth element the sky, space the one without body. The dot in the center of the soul spirit is called Bindu which presents the unity that underlies all the diversity of the physical world. The Triangles enclosing the Bindu the downward pointing one represents the feminine creative power the upward facing one represents male energy. The circles outside the triangles represent cycles of cosmic rhythms the notion that time has no beginning and no end. This rhythm is within us and without us.
The Lotus petals outside the circle represent opening as the heart and seat of the Self. It illustrates the understanding which comes from opening and expanding. When the heart opens understanding comes. Upon the petals are the music notes that make up my name at birth starting with the E above the Dragon totem the letters in the outer circle starting with the D note above the Dragon totem is the music notes for my birthday. The circle of Nine Totems ,we are each born with nine animal totems they guide us and while we are not limited to just the nine and in addition 7 of the nine once we have learned their wisdom will leave us two totems will never leave us the right side and the left side walk with us through life.
Wisdoms of totems:
The east totem: Guides to the greatest spiritual challenges and guards while on the path of illumination.
Owl Stealth Secrecy Silent and swift movement Seeing behind masks Keen sight Messenger of secrets and omens Shape shifting Link between the dark, unseen world and the world of light Comfort with shadow self Moon magick Freedom
The west totem: Guides to personal truth. Helps us to find the answers that are buried deep within us.
Orca Creator of the Cosmos Having the ability to convert raw matter into stars, planets, ect. Freeing the soul from the physical body Controlling rainfall on Earth Using the vibration energy of song to heal Assisting humans in finding their soul's song Soul memory Seeing the unseen Teaching the ability to seal soul fissures and energy leaks
The south totem: Guides to trust, balance and innocence. Protects the inner child. Wolf Facing the end of one's cycle with dignity and courage Death and rebirth Spirit Teaching Guidance in dreams and meditations Instinct linked with intelligence Social and familial values Outwitting enemies Ability to pass unseen Steadfastness Skill in protection of self and family Taking advantage of change
The north totem: Is very wise help to discern when to listen and when to speak. Reminds us of all the blessings that have been given to us. Dragonfly / Damselfly Mastery of life on the wing Power of flight Power to escape a blow Understanding dreams Power of light Breaking down illusions Seeing the truth insinuations Swiftness Change Connection to Dragon
The above totem: Is the connection to the Great Star Nation, the Universe and reminds us that you came from the stars and so will return one day. This totem also brings dreams helps to connect to other dimensions other than just this one.
Hummingbird Ability to heal by using light as a laser from mouth Endurance over long journeys Ability to fly into small places to heal Joy Happiness Love
The Below totem: Teaches the lesson of Mother Earth and how to stay grounded and balanced while on our Earth Walk.
Polar Bear Ability to navigate along the Earth's magnetic lines Introspection Solitude Expert swimmer through emotional waters Finding one way back from the brink Ability to find sustenance in barren landscapes Strength in the face of adversity Communication with Spirit Dreams Death and rebirth Transformation Creature of dreams, shaman, mystics and visionaries Defense and revenge
The Within totem: Brings your heart desires and gives you the strength to be true to your dreams walk the talk.
Dragon A Dragon totem is one of the most powerful totems, representing a huge range of qualities, emotions, and traits. Strength Courage Fortitude Dragons are also messengers of balance Magick Encouraging us to tap into our psychic nature See the world through the eyes of mystery and wonder. Embodiment of primordial power The ultimate ruler of all the elements. The master of all the elements: Fire, Water, Earth, and Wind. Powerful guardian and guide. Encourage communication with your Dragon Acknowledge your Dragon's presence as often as possible. Honest A peaceful warrior Inspirational Lucky Special places within us Stoking the fires of our hearts.
Right side totem: protects you like a father as well as gives you courage and spirit to fight when necessary. Hawk Clear- sightedness Being observant Far memory Messages from spirit Guarding ship Recalling past lives Courage Wisdom Illumination Seeing the larger picture Creativity Truth Experience Wise use of opportunities Overcoming problems
Left side totem: Protects you like a mother as well as teaches nurturing yourself as well as others, teaches how to experience and have loving relationships. Dolphin / Porpoise Knowledge of the sea Patron of sailors Change Wisdom Balance Harmony Communication skills Freedom Trust Understanding the power of rhythm in your life Use of breath to release intense emotions Water element Magick
The square at the outside of the Yantra represents the world of form, the material world the illusion of separateness and boundaries the four T shapes are portals or gateways they represent our earthly passage from external and material to the internal inside the Yantra and the sacred. One each T is the element symbol of Earth is the North(Top) , Air is the East (right), Fire is the South (bottom) and Water is the West (Left) and Spirit, Soul Akasa is the center.
The tenth symbol is deer print and this is the native American symbol of my birthday Deer people can be a source of inspiration in any relationship. They can be the daydreamer.The Deer is encouraging, active and sharp minded. With a great sense of humor, the Deer has the ability to get a laugh out of just about anyone. In a conversation the Deer can hold his/her own. This combined with the Deer's quick wit make them a welcome guest at any party. The Deer is always aware of his/her environment. The patterns of creativity represented are shapes expressing the forces of nature and their influences on the world and on us.