Feeling positive, abundant and blessed in completing another great week for Mindful Monday – Healthy Living!. This week is special for me.
Highlights of last week:
This year I did Mahashivarathri Fasting and Prayer for the sixth time from 2010. On March 5, 2016, I started my Mahashivratri Sadhana with the grace of my Spiritual Guru Sadhguru. From March 5 to March 7, I had fasting and took only two meals in a day. Being a vegetarian basically, it’s not that much difficult for me to avoid non vegetarian food on those days. We were instructed to take bath twice and to eat handful groundnuts soaked in water overnight and pepper soaked in honey. Both groundnuts and pepper with honey are rich in Iron and Minerals that helped me to keep up my fasting. And I chanted the Om Sarvobhyo mantra and Yoga Yoga Yogeeswaraya mantra 12 times daily. It created the necessary foundation in my body.
The most awaited night of Mahashivarthri – a night of nameless ecstasies was simply a night of celebrating my inner peace. I have a will to attend the function at the yoga center. But due to family and health conditions, it was not possible. So had the mantra chanting, pooja and fasting right in front of TV watching the live telecast. At the celebration grounds, the festivities begin with chanting followed by Sadhguru leading me through several preparatory spiritual processes. At the stroke of midnight, Sadhguru initiates the huge gathering into a very powerful meditation which is the most looked forward event of the night.
My room was prepared by lighting a lamp. It is best to stay awake and aware while remaining in a posture that keeps the spine in a vertical position throughout the night. Continously chanted or sang various powerful chants and songs of Lord Shiva. I also went for a walk ,looked into the darkness and get connected with the nothingness – Lord Shiva . It was really a night for celebrating my inner peace.Chanting of the Mahamantra, “AUM Namah Shivaya” and “Shambo” made me to cry literally. One could understand the power and bashfulness of this night only by their own experience.
Other regular activities of this week will be summarized in my next Monday Post since I would like to share only the positivity and bashfulness of the vibrant night in this post.
Inspiration For This Week : Surrender
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