You've heard me prattle on about my inspiration for a Bhakti Sadhana, inspired by Shiva Rea's recent work called Living Sadhana. The idea is to choose a practice for the next 30 days beginning with the new moon (that's today, friends!) that suits your current emotional|psychological|spiritual configuration. More right here. Below are my musings about the shape and structure of my next 30 days, which is a work in progress. But short version is: "Catch the Love Train!"
Space and Actions
Clear clutter out of car and family room where I am building a small altar. I will also clean out the clutter of negative thinking from my self-talk.
Service to my patients and students: focused intuition toward their greater good and Higher Self. Focused intuition on my kids and how to help them navigate their developmental nuttiness.
Sankalpa (a short potent declaration of your intention or dedication for the sadhana period that becomes a steady navigational compass during your 30-day sadhana. This is the summary of all of the different aspects of your sadhana in a phrase that you can internally at the beginning of your sadhana and any time you need to refocus your energy):
Reflection and Dedication: Dedicated to my daughters and Higher Self
Purpose of Sadhana: Amp up love, benevolence, intuition and joy. Out of mind into heart.
Practice: 30 min asana - emphasis on back bending. Will be working with Anusara principles of alignment in my back bends.
Date of Beginning and Closing: beginning April 14, lasting 30 days
Sacred Texts: Byron Katie, Marianne Williamson, Gurumayi
Opening Ritual and Altar: see photo - Gurumayi and a silver heart