28 Days of Love: Basking in the Glow of Love

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Greetings beloveds,

Can you believe it? 28 Days of Love is coming to a close today. Over the past 4 weeks we have connected with our heart, mind, body, and home/living spaces to find clarity and bring ourselves into alignment with the energy of love.

How do you feel? Take a moment to integrate the information and lessons that you have learned over the past month into your life completely. It may take some time to feel and know what changes you have made or may still need to make. Behavior and thought process changes enhance our states of being. Above all else I hope that this time has brought about compassion for yourself and others. Love is so much more than warm fuzzy feelings. It is the basis of our existence. Through love we find ourselves. Through love we find our purpose.

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So I send you forth with love, always and forever.

-Rose

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28 Days of Love: Wisdom of the Serpent

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Greetings beloveds,

Today we’re going to take one final look at the physical by speaking about Kundalini energy. Kundalini is one path of Indian practice of yoga where one uses particular movements, sounds, and postures to activate the life energy. That life energy which is located in the base of the spine is known as Kundalini (Shakti). Within all of us lies the energy of creation. This energy flows according to the lies of the universe with both masculine/feminine and giving/receiving. Again, do not let your preconceived notions of masculine/feminine limit your perceptions of the possibilities related to these terms. Masculine energy is not inherently tied to the male body or form just as feminine energy is not automatically held within the female body or form. We hold both energies within us. It is about balance.

Also known as the serpent due to the way that the energy is thought to wind up the spinal column through the main chakras, Kundalini awakening has been associated with longevity, wisdom, spiritual enlightenment, and energetic balancing. An energy of movement and growth, there are several ways in which one may activate the kundalini. These ways include breath work, meditation, and movement. The energy that rises up through the chakra’s integrate not only the chakras but all of the energetic bodies as well allowing for information that may not have been able to be understood before to be accessible. Again, why this awakening is related to the serpent as serpents and snakes are known to symbolize wisdom and sacred knowledge. Eels are also related with the kundalini and masculine energy.

Regardless of your gender or sex, kundalini can be activated. There are those who do not find this activation to be pleasant. It can be shocking to feel all of your energies brought together and to have access to so much more sensory input. Many find themselves feeling physically sick from the amount of energy being transmuted. It is with caution that I bring the topic pf energy activation to this blog, but as it can be so closely tied to the physical it only made sense to discuss kundalini energy. I will not share how to to activate this energy but I will say that this can be done spontaneously through a steady practice, one’s energetic path, or during intense sexual experiences. The building up of energy during an orgasm operates in the same way as building up energy for awakening, manifestation and growth. Although we may equate an orgasm with ejaculation and physical movement that is not always the case. Through the use of meditation and breath work one can move their energy in the same way as a sexual orgasm. Getting in touch with your energy of creation is a powerful tool that can assist you with aligning not only with your own higher being but with your ability to manifest all of your desires.

I hope that if you found this very lite introduction to kundalini to be interesting. If so please seek to learn more about this energy on your own in safe practices from reputable sources.

With love,

Rose

28 Days of Love: The Sacral Energy Center

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Greetings beloveds,

I hope you all are having a wonderful day! Today we will be exploring the second energy center of the human form connected to the physical body and movement; the sacral chakra. The sacral energy center houses the energy of creativity, passion, sexuality, and happiness.

Our sexuality is just as tied with our thoughts as with our body. The largest sensory organ of the human form is the skin. We are aroused not just from touch but from all of our senses including our extrasensory ones such as clairvoyance. Through these avenues we take in information and energy from the world around us.  The sacral energy center is one area through we can transmute energy to create and manifest our desires. It is the void where in new life can come forth. Let us not limit ourselves to a simplistic understanding of new life as the actual birth of a child. Let us look at life through an energetic lens. In that case all that exists or could exists lives. Thus we birth ideas, books, hopes, dreams, homes, businesses, societies, relationships, anything and more than we could ever dream of. This is why it is so important to nurture and balance our sacral energy center. For when our sacral center is out of balance we continue to manifest yet instead of the things we would like to come forth we find ourselves in situations and experiences we would rather avoid. It is in accordance to the 12 Universal Laws which do not see good and bad only the energy that we send out.

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Activating the sacral energy center will not only increase your ability to manifest (hopefully things you desire) but regulates our creativity energy in general. When that energy is clear and flowing we feel inspired, creative, renewed as if we can do anything. When the energy becomes stagnant you may feel yourself becoming stagnant as well. When you find yourself feeling this way it may be in relation to the amount of stress  you are experiencing. Stress is defined as any emotional or mental tension from adverse circumstances that one may not generally encounter. As you can tell from the general definition anything can be stressful depending on one’s perspective. This is why the practice of caring about how you feel is so important. A sure fire way to connect to your feelings and learn to be guided by your intuition is to connect to your sacral energy center.

I hope you’ll stop by tomorrow as we look at one last portion of our energy and the physical through kundalini.

With love,

Rose

28 Days of Love: Lov’n the Physical

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Greetings beloveds,

It’s finally here! Week 3 of our 28 Days of Love has officially begun. If you couldn’t tell from the title, the focus of this week is our physical form. That’s right we are about to get bodied! Our connection to our bodies can be wrought with thoughts and feelings that can be super accepting and supportive or not so kind. Yet our bodies are our material manifestation of our being. It houses our soul and mind. Our bodies are beautiful but they may not always exist in the way that society believes that they should.

People are born in a variety of forms with various states of health. It holds no bearing on one’s worth yet we place so much value on how our bodies look based on examples that are often unrealistic. The level to which we feel that we need to meet these standards affects not only how we feel about ourselves but how we interact with others. I can only speak to society here in the USA, but we have made some strides in becoming more inclusive of various body types and self-expression. There is still quite a bit of work to be done though. This is why we focus here at The Bliss Institute on connecting to our bodies through sacred movement and mindfulness. For the next week, we will discuss various ways to love our physical form.

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There are so many ways to love our bodies. Through the foods that we feed it, the activities that we engage in, the environments that we live in, and the thoughts that we think. When we take the time to treat our physical forms like the precious gifts that they are it improves our lives tremendously. Often though we may not have the time, energy or resources to do all the things we would like to for our bodies. Which is why our intentions and beliefs can be just as powerful as the things that we do. Here’s to a week of exploring ways to treat ourselves and show our bodies some love.

-Rose

28 Days of Love: Heart and Soul

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Week 1: Heart and Soul

Connecting to your heart:

When is the last time you connected with your heart? We get so busy being productive yet our hearts are often last on the list. How often do you hear that though and think to yourself “what the hell does connecting to my heart even mean?”

Let me share a secret with you, you connect to your heart all the time. Whenever you laugh from your gut unapologetically, sing at the top of your lungs, dance passionately, read a great book, or do anything that brings you joy, you are connecting with your heart.

You heart holds the sacred energy of your being. In connection with your root, will, voice, spirit and most high self, the heart brings forth your internal light which makes the world seem as if it were covered with glitter. Your heart energy also leads you to journey through the darkness when that light has dimmed. Our hearts are our strength.

Look out for a wonderful way to connect to your heart tomorrow.

-Rose

28 Days of Love 2019

Greetings loves,

I hope that you are taking time to care for yourself after the chaos of 2018. Change is coming and quickly. Over the next month as many focus on chocolates and bears, we here at The Bliss Institute dedicate each February to 28 Days of shamelessly loving ourselves and each other. Each week we focus on bringing a specific aspect of our being into alignment with source and love. The first week we focus on our heart energy via the heart chakra. During the second week, we examine the relationship between our thoughts and our hearts. The third week, we move to engage the body in heart felt connection. Lastly, we will explore ways to transform our living and other spaces that we occupy into nurturing areas of support and love.

They say it takes 21 days to form a habit. This month we are looking to encourage and fill our love meters in a time when making it through each day may be all that we can do. You deserve to take a moment to nurture yourself. Focus on what you can give yourself even if it’s just a moment to breathe and hopefully a bit of time to complete some of these exercises. Here’s to 28 Days of Love.

-Kamilah Rose

Spring 2018 Polarity Reading: The Divine Rises as the Masculine Descends

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Greetings beloveds,

Overall this spring, a time of rebirth is upon us. We are rising from the underworld and the feminine is in her prime having integrated her shadow over the winter. Although the astrological new year is upon us this does not mean that we have cut ourselves off from the wisdom of our intuition. That is the importance of bringing our polar energy into. In April, we will return to the wisdom of the waters through conchomancy. To read more about this form of divination with seashells check out this post here. If you are not near a body of water where you can find shells you can buy seashells from local craft stores. May suggests that we will need our knowledge of divination systems because things are not what they seem. We may feel stagnant or confused but if we are willing to be open to ways of knowing beyond traditional means we can gain some insight into what is going on. Gather more information and be patient. Sometimes it is best to be in he dark so that you do not interfere with the divine order. Lastly, June strengthens our connection with the feminine through the energy of Aphrodite. Find symbols such as the shells used in your conchomancy, pearls, roses, water, and items that are light pink and blue. If you do not have an area of your home devoted to Venus, Aphrodite, Oschun, or your preferred Goddess of love or sweetness then this would be a great time to do this. You may want to research creating ritual around Goddesses of love and sexuality. What connects or creates a barrier to your connection to this energy? Explore it because June brings us to a time of Venusian power. If you do not know how to best interact with this energy you will be swept away by it. Finding yourself possibly in the company of those who have mastered this energy. They will be charming, delicious, practically irresistible, self-centered, self-righteous, obsessive and jealous. Venus is the both the shadow and light side of all types of partnership whether romantic, platonic, business, or otherwise.

Masculine

Our masculine energy is experiencing a time of continued self-reflection. In Inanna’s journey through the underworld, she must find a replacement for her in the underworld to maintain her freedom. She first meets her handmaiden Ninshubur who she spares as she faithfully assisted Inanna in being rebirthed. Inanna then comes across her two sons who are both in deep mourning of their lost mother. Lastly, she comes comes upon her husband Dumuzi who has taken on the role of King with a gusto, seemingly not expressing despair for the loss of his queen. Inanna, then lets the Galla demons take him as her replacement. There is more to the story but you can read about that here. From this perspective, the masculine’s time in the underworld is during the spring and summer. In Persephone’s tale she leaves Hades, God of the Underworld, every spring to bring life back to the world. Osiris experiences a convoluted journey before taking his place as the Ruler of the Underworld indicating that his time in the conscious realm is limited as it is not his space of power. The masculine finds it’s power in spaces of reflection. As the masculine moves into the underworld let that energy find it’s peace. In April, there will be many signs which will guide you to the right path. The month of May continues to support us as we look to fulfill our life purpose. Lastly, as we are moving towards the steamy energy of spring’s fire as it meets summer’s water, what are you willing to sacrifice to move beyond your current state? As the feminine finds herself hung upon the meat hook in the underworld, the masculine is sacrificed to be reborn anew in the primordial waters of the divine mother come summer.

-Rose

Spring Equinox 2018 Love Reading: Love in a Time of Union and Chaos

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Greetings beloveds,

This spring we are all about love. So what’s the deal? We are choosing love over hate and ignorance. If you are in a situation whether romantic, platonic, or otherwise try to stay in a space where you feel loved and safe. The foundation we create now will affect what we harvest in the fall and winter. So what do you want growing in your fields? Bitterness, envy, regret? Oh no we are planting seeds of love, care, balance and healing. Choose love each time you are offered, always for your highest good.

April:

Take your time this April. There is more to the situation than what you are aware of. While you are healing, others are healing. When we heal, this sometimes causes us to act out of character. That behavior while not excusable, may be out of the norm. Take a moment to examine the situation within context putting your own safety as the top priority. If needed seek an external source to provide you with insight into the situation. Divination tools, counselors, and others are available to help you see what is really happening within your heart and that of others. Do not let yourself be abused because you believe you must put up with anything less than the best. Take that time with yourself. You are love. You are peace. You deserve the best.

May:

There is a special union taking place within a romance, friendship, family, or with yourself. It is a blessed union because you have taken the time to let your heart be free and open to accepting yourself. Now, you will join with others or completely be with yourself. Let your heart be filled with joy.

June:

Just as in our general energy reading we are entering a difficult or confusing time our hearts are experiencing the same energy. You are powerful beloved! You are working through your issues, integrating your shadow and finding internal/external union. This is not something that someone who is weak could do. You are stronger than you think but you must believe that. Sometimes this means releasing or cutting those who are draining you out of your life. You may need to speak clearly and directly from the heart. Or perhaps you need time to go within and let the inner powerhouse take the lead. This is a great time to work on your solar plexus chakra and connect this with your heart chakra. Find your power space and let this fill you giving you strength to move beyond this time.

28 Days of Love: Basking in the Glow of Love

 

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Greetings beloveds,

Can you believe it? 28 Days of Love is coming to a close today. Over the past 4 weeks we have connected with our heart, mind, body, and home/living spaces to find clarity and bring ourselves into alignment with the energy of love.

How do you feel? Take a moment to integrate the information and lessons that you have learned over the past month into your life completely. It may take some time to feel and know what changes you have made or may still need to make. Behavior and thought process changes enhance our states of being. Above all, I hope that this time has brought about compassion for yourself and others. Love is so much more than warm fuzzy feelings. It is the basis of our existence. Through love we find ourselves. Through love we find our purpose.

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So I send you forth with love, always and forever.

-Rose

 

28 Days of Love: Wisdom of the Serpent

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Greetings beloveds,

Today we’re going to take one final look at the physical by speaking about Kundalini energy. Kundalini is one path of Indian practice of yoga where one uses particular movements, sounds, and postures to activate the life energy. That life energy which is located in the base of the spine is known as Kundalini (Shakti). Within all of us lies the energy of creation. This energy flows according to the lies of the universe with both masculine/feminine and giving/receiving. Again, do not let your preconceived notions of masculine/feminine limit your perceptions of the possibilities related to these terms. Masculine energy is not inherently tied to the male body or form just as feminine energy is not automatically held within the female body or form. We hold both energies within us. It is about balance.

Also known as the serpent due to the way that the energy is thought to wind up the spinal column through the main chakras, Kundalini awakening has been associated with longevity, wisdom, spiritual enlightenment, and energetic balancing. An energy of movement and growth, there are several ways in which one may activate the kundalini. These ways include breath work, meditation, and movement. The energy that rises up through the chakra’s integrate not only the chakras but all of the energetic bodies as well allowing for information that may not have been able to be understood before to be accessible. Again, why this awakening is related to the serpent as serpents and snakes are known to symbolize wisdom and sacred knowledge. Eels are also related with the kundalini and masculine energy.

Regardless of your gender or sex, kundalini can be activated. There are those who do not find this activation to be pleasant. It can be shocking to feel all of your energies brought together and to have access to so much more sensory input. Many find themselves feeling physically sick from the amount of energy being transmuted. It is with caution that I bring the topic pf energy activation to this blog, but as it can be so closely tied to the physical it only made sense to discuss kundalini energy. I will not share how to to activate this energy but I will say that this can be done spontaneously through a steady practice, one’s energetic path, or during intense sexual experiences. The building up of energy during an orgasm operates in the same way as building up energy for awakening, manifestation and growth. Although we may equate an orgasm with ejaculation and physical movement that is not always the case. Through the use of meditation and breath work one can move their energy in the same way as a sexual orgasm. Getting in touch with your energy of creation is a powerful tool that can assist you with aligning not only with your own higher being but with your ability to manifest all of your desires.

I hope that if you found this very lite introduction to kundalini to be interesting. If so please seek to learn more about this energy on your own in safe practices from reputable sources.

With love,

Rose