Happy Fathers Day!!!… and big (BIG) shout-out to all the cat dads out there! ??? With quarantines still in place in so many areas it’s hard not being able to see our loved ones, but that’s also when we learn that true connection is within. We are honoring the Men in our Lives this month by unveiling our “Essences for Men” category… check it out and SAVE BIG through June!
On the note of distance not truly mattering… we just had our first Group Remote Healing Session using Shanti Kai™ Vibrational Essence Therapies, and it was sooo good to connect with so many of you from around the globe face to face and yet all in one place. I am always in awe that the essences can work like that … that’s nature at work on a truly mystical level..?? (more on that below).
On the topic of “nature’s awe”, today’s solar eclipse with new moon in cancer, and Annular “ring of Fire” phenomena, the second of 3 eclipses is currently underway…so hang on tight as we’ve got a couple more wild weeks before the cosmic energy calms down! Checkout our latest blog (Below) for more!Not only that, but we are starting a Monthly Shanti Kai™ Moon Meditation and Essence Healing Circle Meet up,…a test drive of what our deeper Group remote healing sessions are all about. More on that below!
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This weekend the Sun moved into the sign of Cancer, and yesterday marked the summer solstice, followed by today’s “Ring of Fire” New Moon Annular Solar eclipse, also in the sign of Cancer. While we will not see this eclipse in North America, some parts of the world will be able to see the moon not quite cover the whole diameter of the sun, creating a ring of light or “fire”. All of this Cancerian energy points to a lot of emotions coming to the surface and perhaps issues related to self-nurturing and taking care of others in need. And how well you manage your temperament (Fire energy) and emotions (water energy) may come up, forcing certain truths, and bringing situations and feelings to the forefront that may need resolution. As is true for all eclipses, this time is best spent taking some time to be still and go within, rather than taking action.
We are recommending our Transformation™ and Removing Obstacles™ Essence Blends for the next two weeks (leading up to another eclipse!) to help you more easily turn within during this period and access higher levels of transformation, helping you clear out inner obstacles, that would rob your peace of mind and helping you with elevating lower emotions, and feelings into higher ones. While this is easy enough to say… we are all too aware, from countless other eclipse experiences, that when emotions do come to the surface it can seem more like a sh!tstorm, than a beautiful transformation. Spiritual awakening is rarely pretty to watch, let alone experience, and in the moments just before the clouds part and the light breaks through it may seem more like your sewer lines broke at the exact moment a tornado tore through town, upheaving the sewer line content into your midst in a violently fast whirling motion, instead of that that golden aura and beautiful white light you thought you’d be seeing instead.
We thus suggest when working with our June Solar Eclipse Companion Essences: Removing Obstacles™ and Transformation™, that you practice “baby steps”, (kind of like Bill Murray did in “What About Bob”). You may not make the “radical jump” transforming hate into love, so instead go for moving from hate into dislike, and then maybe neutrality, to semi tolerant, and eventually you’ll arrive at “all out” transcendent love.
Before we give an exercise on working with these essences, here is a note about what to expect with any eclipse and why.
According to the ancient Indian science of Ayurveda, a Surya Grahan, or solar eclipse, is something mystical and beyond the realm of science, having far reaching impacts that effect everyone.
To understand why an eclipse has such deep cosmic meaning, you must understand it’s legend which (oversimplified) involves the moons of Saturn, Rahu and Ketu. (Rahu and Ketu are points of intersection between the moon and sun and are respectively referred to as the north and south lunar nodes). Rahu represents greed and lust… selfish desires and indulgence, while Ketu is the great liberator, who in legend frees the sun and moon from Rahu who selfishly engulfed them.
Often on Facebook and Instagram, leading up to eclipse, you’ll see a plethora of posts from well-intended astrologers, life coaches or spiritually aligned therapists, advising we all plant new seeds during eclipses; but eclipses have long since been known as inauspicious (since the beginning of time in fact). As mentioned above, an eclipse is Rahu’s revenge on the sun and moon, a time when he steals their light, robbing us humans of the light quotient our brain receptors are accustomed to, causing confusion in our subtle bodies. In fact, the truth is eclipse are a terrible time to start new endeavors, as new endeavors are blessed with “light”. Our White Light™ Essence for instance, is our essence for new beginnings… but during an eclipse Rahu has selfishly gobbled up the light, casting a shadow of doubt on any new endeavors started during this time.
Eclipses can be a good time for meditation or other spiritual and contemplative practices, in fact yogic traditions find eclipses are a powerful time where deep transformation can occur. But unlike our tendency in the west, to want to be outside witnessing this cosmic act, Vedic science would not encourage it. Turning inward can not only help protect you from harmful effects but can help replenish energetic reserves, that might otherwise get depleted.
Moreover the periods of time in between eclipses can be a bit like navigating in a half state, or inter dimensional space… things just don’t quite line up like they normally would or should, and in this case, we are in a sequence of 3 eclipses… with the final being on July 4th through the 5th. Thus, consider using the recommended Essences until we are out of the shadow period of the last eclipse, in mid July.And now, as promised, here’s our Exercise on Working with our June Solar Eclipse Companion Essences: Removing Obstacles™ and Transformation™:
(l.) Tune into where you feel the “inner blockages”…where do you feel your emotions? If you are angry, is it in your chest? If you are worried or anxious, in your stomach (or chest)? If its confusion, is it in your mind…if it’s overwhelm, your back or shoulders? Is it a pain in your neck or in your bleep?
Because knowing where you somaticize (or hold onto) the emotion in your physical body, is the first step.
(2.) Shake your bottle of Removing Obstacles™ and apply over your: 3rd eye area, forehead/ temples, neck (front & back) AND wherever you feel your emotions surging (or even just creeping to the surface).
(3.) Take a few deep breaths in and out, as if the area where you feel the block has a nose and is breathing in and out from this region. If it is your chest breathe in through the front of your chest center, exhale out the back side of your chest center, cleansing this area with breath and the essence energetically “downloads”.
(4.) Simply observe any sensations as if you are merely witnessing yourself doing this exercise in the third person. Stay in body and grounded, but merely witness your emotions and feelings, and any physical sensations as they rise and fall… ebb and flow.
Step out of judgment and into the space of neutrality. Nothing is good or bad. It is all just waves, peaks and valleys. One will surely come after another, joy and pain, conflict and peace… but just be the witness for now in this moment.
(5.) “Shake Shake Shake” your bottle of Transformation™ and then apply over same areas. This time using the same breath. If emotions or feelings intensify, just observe.
(6.) Sit with it a few moments, simply observing. You may wish to repeat step 5 again after a few moments.
(7.) If you have not felt your vibration lift significantly, repeat the entire sequence again, checking first to see if the feeling. or blockage, is still in the same area, or if it has moved.
(8.) After completion, you may add a layer of our Violet White™, Lighten Up™, White Light™, or Prosperity™ Essence to help elevate your vibrational state. Again, shake the bottle to activate, and then spray over same areas, and any new areas where you experience emotion or tension.
Today a rare Saturn-Pluto conjunction occurs, an event that only happens about every 33 years. This time, however, the conjunction happens with both planets in the sign of Capricorn, which hasn’t happened in 500 years! This aspect will influence the entire year, and may have the effect of tearing down current outworn structures so they can be rebuilt. This is a great time to use Shanti Kai™ Companion Essences Removing Obstacles™ and Transformation™ from our Planetary Line, to help ease the challenging energies that these planets can bring, and to help you harmonize with the process of change and transformation.
Removing Obstacles™, our Saturn aligned essence, is formulated especially to help block some of the more challenging energy that this planet is known for. This blend is also designed to help you build up a vibration to counter resistance, whether that resistance shows up externally or on an inner level, so that you can more easily align with your goals.
Transformation™ is our Pluto blend and is designed to ease you through the process of endings, new beginnings and rebirth. This essence may help you to recognize what it is in your life that needs to be released and encourage the desire and ability to transform and let go. It is also formulated to help you align with your highest truth and encourage rebirth and renewal.
With the winter solstice just behind us, and a new year AND new decade just around the corner, a new moon Solar Eclipse in Capricorn occurring on Christmas Day (depending on where you are) offers yet another opportunity for new beginnings. Think of it as another major hint from the cosmos that real change is underway! Instead of resisting, we recommend aligning with the energy of change and allowing it to happen, all the while influencing it with your highest intention toward creating the type of change that you would like to see.
For this, we recommend our Holiday Eclipse Companion Essences, Removing Obstacles™ and Prosperity™, to help you work through blockages that would hold you back, whilst aligning your energy with expansive frequencies that encourage opportunity and success, whatever that means to you!
According to the ancient Indian science of Ayurveda, an eclipse can be an especially powerful time for meditation or other contemplative practices, but unlike our tendency in the west, to want to be outside witnessing this cosmic act, Vedic science forbids against it. (There is a science behind why they recommend you not witness an eclipse, in fact they say you should draw your blinds and turn inward in meditation, prayer, and contemplation, as a means of protecting your brain and nervous system, and all your major energy centers, from harmful effects). Turning inward can not only help protect you from harmful effects, but can help align you with the powerful energies the eclipse brings forth, and help replenish energetic reserves that might otherwise get depleted.
Removing Obstacles™, our planetary blend for softening Saturns influence*, is formulated to help you clear internal blockages, especially those found in the root or Muladhara Chakra, enabling you to sit for longer periods in meditation. This in turn allows replenishment of your prana and enables your creative, life force energy to move more freely up the spine and nurture other important energy centers. It can be a helpful Essence to use in goal setting and in empowering yourself toward change, as well as in working through challenges and frustrations that are certain to arise whenever you aspire to new heights!
Prosperity™ is designed to encourage positivity, well-being, expansion, prosperity, and opportunity. This is our blend for aligning with Jupiter, the planet of expansion, higher learning and fortune*. Furthermore, this essence may help you to develop a greater sense of purpose and to discover what it is that brings you greater joy and happiness. Shanti Kai™ Prosperity™ is formulated to encourage wisdom and may help to enhance higher learning, making it an excellent tool for students of all types, those going to school, learning a new skill, or just looking to expand the powers of your brain. It also works on balancing the Manipura Chakra, which in turn has a stabilizing effect on the mind. Learn more by visiting the products below.
*In Vedic astrology, which portends to the science of the Vedas (ancient yogic philosophy) and to health, Ayurveda, Rahu and Ketu are points of intersection between the moon and sun, and are respectively referred to as the north and south lunar nodes. They encircle six major planets during this eclipse, including Saturn and Jupiter, and the fact that they can block the light of the Sun and Moon in and of itself can signify endings and new beginnings. During the eclipse, the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn are all afflicted by Ketu in the sign of Sagittarius, the house of Jupiter. While that’s much more than you need know about to benefit from our Essences, we are highlighting this information to explain our selection of Essences (Removing Obstacles™ our Saturn Essence, and Prosperity™, our Jupiter Essence). If you have our MercurEase™, Ma-Hina™ (Moon), Golden Aura™ (Sun)), or Earth Chakra™ Essences, you may also benefit from these in the days leading up to and following eclipse.
On Wednesday, September 18th, the planet Saturn ends its retrograde after having been retrograde for many months. Once Saturn begins is direct motion we may gradually begin to experience more ease in our daily lives and our projects, and some of the heavier Saturn energy that has been doling out lessons having to do with discipline, responsibility, and commitments will begin to lift and soften. The days surrounding this transition however can bring stronger than normal Saturn energy, and we may temporarily feel the effects of these lessons more intensely. Our Removing Obstacles™ blend is designed to help ease some of the more challenging energy that Saturn can send our way, and help us to integrate some of Saturn’s lessons so that we can grow stronger and be more equipped to meet our goals.
Saturn transits are not typically viewed as good news, but if we take the time to listen to and work with lessons that this planet brings, it’s a huge opportunity for us to make positive changes that can really propel us forward in life. Mastering issues around discipline, commitments and responsibility actually provide us with more freedom and opportunity rather than holding us back or restricting us. This is why Gurumayi Chidvilasananda, a meditation master and yogic Guru says in her book, “The Yoga of Discipline” that discipline brings total freedom and ultimately grants us liberation from the bondage of life.
Once named “Saturn Block” Removing Obstacles™ contains ingredients from the Nature Kingdom that are believed to help soften some of Saturn’s harsher aspects. It can help to break down resistance to learning some of these lessons, and help to remove some of the energetic blocks that may keep us from moving forward. Sometimes we may have blocks that we are not even consciously aware of (which makes it hard to work with), however Removing Obstacles™ is formulated with ingredients that traditionally help with accessing sub and unconscious states, and releasing fears, beliefs and behaviors stored inside. This blend also targets blocks in the Root Chakra, which typically involve survival issues, fears, and family matters. As blocks in this chakra make it near impossible to meditate and prevent one from reaching higher states, Removing Obstacles™ is a great companion essence to pair with the following Essences:
Saturn turned retrograde on April 29th where it will remain until September 18th. Saturn is known for bringing us lessons about discipline and responsibility. Retrogrades can intensify the energy of a particular planet, and so during this period we may be seeing more clearly and feeling more strongly where we need be responsible or more disciplined. Luckily, Shanti Kai™ Removing Obstacles™ from our Planetary Line is the perfect tool for handling this taskmaster planet! This blend is designed to soften some of the harsher energies that Saturn can throw our way, and help us to integrate any lessons that this retrograde may bring us that can ultimately bring us closer to reaching our goals.
In Vedic science, Saturn is considered a very important planet that has a strong influence over us here on Earth. Saturn has a large electromagnetic field with energy waves that reach us and have the ability to affect our health, work, relationships, or cause us slow downs in reaching our goals. While Saturn is known for showing us where we need to be more disciplined and responsible, as well as for doling out karmic lessons, if we work with the energy it can present us with a wonderful opportunity to grow and evolve.
Removing Obstacles™, once named Saturn Block, is designed to help block some of the harsher Saturn energies that can affect us, whether they be outer obstacles or more internal blocks such as limiting beliefs or negative thinking. This essence assists in clearing these energies so that you can keep moving forward towards your goals, as well as integrate the lessons Saturn may bring in a more gentle way so you can grow into your highest potential.
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