The Five Dakini Family Meditations

This blog summarises the wonderful book ‘Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine’ by Lama Tsultrim Allione. So all credit is due to this inspirational woman. I write this blog for my students who have been practicing the Five Dakini meditations with me over the last few weeks. If I were to take out one key essence, it would be to understand how we don’t get rid of what we consider to be ‘negative’; we transform that energy. This shift of the en-ergy associated with our emotional wounds is what helps us to avoid the spiritual bypass and to not seek feel good vibes at the expense of what is occurring inside.

History of the female in Buddhism:
Before the female Buddha Tara came into being, she was a princess named Wis-dom Moon. She was devoted to the Buddha’s teachings and on the cusp of attain-ing enlightenment, but she was told it was not possible since she was in a body of a woman. She replied that ‘there is no man; there is no woman, no self, no person, and no consciousness. Labeling “male” or “female” is hollow”. And, on she went to reach enlightenment. Many female models of strength have been largely lost, repressed or hidden from view throughout history.

The feminine emerged in Buddhism during the eighth century in the Tantric Buddhism tradition in India, and then migrated to Tibet. Buddhism had been around for a thousand years by this time. The Sanskrit word for dakini in Tibetan becomes khandro, which means “sky dancer”, literally “she who moves through space”. Everyone has the possibility of becoming a dakini (or a Buddha) since the ego can be transformed into wisdom at any point.

The dakini is the most important manifestation of the feminine in Tibetan Buddhist teachings. She is compassionate, yet she also relentlessly tears away the ego. The dakini is a messenger of spaciousness and truth, presiding over the funeral of self deception. There are many symbols associated with the dakini, such as her hook of compassion, which pulls beings out of suffering. The dakinis are also seen dancing, so bodily movements become an expression of the potential inner ecstasy.

By activating the dakini power within us, we are activating aspects of our psyche that have become repressed, and we bring that energy forward and explore its potential for transformation and possibly enlightenment. The dakinis appear in challenging moments, during a transition, or they may appear in our dreams. They cut through the dualistic beliefs in our lives in which we like or dislike something, think someone is pure or impure, clean or dirty and so on.

Mandala:
The Sanskrit word mandala means “the circle”; it can also mean “the place that holds or contains the ultimate essence”. According to Carl Jung, the mandala is an expression of the self, which is whole at birth, but which is lost during the process of ego differentiation, the necessary process of establishing oneself in the world. To return to the whole self requires a process of “individuation”, and the mandala plays a key role in this.

In Tibetan Buddhism, the mandala has three aspects: the outer, inner and secret. The outer mandala relates to the phenomenal world around us and is the world of our projections. The inner mandala deals with the process of inner transformation and employs the five buddha families and meditations using deities, such as the five dakinis.

The five buddha families are:

1) Buddha family
2) Vajra family
3) Ratna family
4) Padma family
5) Karma family

Each family embodies an encumbered emotional pattern or reaction, traditionally called the “five poisons”, which can be transformed into wisdom. Encumbered implies a pattern that hides our innate wisdom, but that the energy itself is not inherently bad.

The third mandala is called the secret mandala because it depends on your own understanding of reality: a self secret. It relates to your own mind in that any encumbered emotion that arises is a potential messenger of wakefulness. The emotions, thus, are not random occurrences, but offer the power of transformation. You begin to see the world as the outer mandala, then you learn to transform your encumbered emotional patterns through the inner mandala and finally you will be able to experience the secret mandala, applying it to your own life.

When you are working with the five families, you do not reject the five poisons, you rehabilitate the energy into its essential wisdom through the Mandala of the Five Dakinis.

Story of the origins:
There is a Tibetan teaching, the Prayer of Samanabhadra, which talks about the basic split or rupture with the primordial essence that created the “I” and the “other”. It states that there is “one ground, two paths, two results”. One ground is often referred to as the “ground of being”, the infinite potentiality of our existence and the universe. It is formless, limitless, empty space. It is radiant and ex-presses itself in all-pervading compassion. The two paths form when the ground of being expresses itself of self-exteriorises into appearances. It manifests as the five lights: white, blue, yellow, red and green. An individual either recognises that rainbow-hued light as inseparable or as a separate world of appearances. Thus, there are two paths, one towards liberation, recognising the inseparability and one towards confusion, seeing appearances as separate.

The second path of confusion forms the dualistic barrier, and our ego fixation becomes a way to resolve our separation anxiety. The result of taking this path is called samsara, the pattern of grasping that propels us through life, death and rebirth. The ego after the rupture sends out agents to survey the world for the following three occurrences:

1) Threats: leading to aversion, aggression or hatred
2) Safety: leading to desire, grasping and attachment
3) Indifference and ignorance

The interplay of these three poisons creates two more: pride or arrogance and jealousy or envy. These are the origins of the five poisons: ignorance, anger, pride, desire and jealousy.

Five families:
We each belong predominantly to one or more of the buddha families. Since we are working with the five wisdom dakinis, the buddha families are experienced in their feminine form, meaning that they are the five dakini families now. Below are listed all the attributes associated with each family:

Buddha family:

This is the central family since it permeates all the others. It is the emptiness from which everything springs and everything returns. It is consciousness itself. The symbol is the 8-spoked Wheel of Dharma, the Dharmachakra, the eight fold path to enlightenment, according to the Buddha: right view, right intention, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness and right concentration.

This family is associated with the colour white and the element of spaciousness. It relates to spacious architecture, like Greek ruins and temples. An interior environment would be calming, have big windows and expansive views, with a softness to it. It may have white furnishings and no clutter. The landscape of this family would be white winter skies with snow or vast sand dunes and deserts. The buddha type of body is open, sensual, feminine, roundness to her belly, relaxed and with free-flowing garments.

Encumbered pattern:
The encumbered pattern is spaced-out or ignorant. Rather than having spacious-ness, it leads to a kind of dullness. These types do not initiate activity and can tend towards immobility and stubbornness. If they are caught in their foggy world, they can seem insensitive to others. They lack a quickness of mind. There is a sluggishness and denial. They want to be safe and protected. They withdraw from the world and wait for danger to pass. They are frozen emotionally. They can veer towards complete dissociation. They prefer to avoid difficult situations.

The buddha person can become very heavy and dense and become depressed. They become immobilised and cannot get out of bed. It feels as if they cannot feel anything since they have completely checked out. They also procrastinate and put everything off. They just keep forgetting to deal with things. They can be in deep denial and decide they do not want to know. They can be destructive and create intergenerational trauma if they keep on denying.

In response to deep stress and trauma, people can dissociate from their bodies as if they are daydreaming. This is an extreme Buddha reaction.

Wisdom:
The wisdom is all-encompassing space. In Sanskrit the word is jnana dharma-dhatu. Dharma = truth or reality and dhatu = space. Jnana means beginning-less wisdom. It is what we knew before the basic split or rupture with the ground of being. The wisdom generates people who are calm, open-minded, gentle, peaceful, generous, tolerant and enjoy the simple things in life.

Meditations:
A. Nine relaxation breaths:
1) The first three breaths relate to physical tension: breathe into any physical tension you are holding in your body. Notice where you feel it. Notice the texture of the tension. Then, breathe into it, hooking the tension with the inbreath, and releasing the tension with an exhale, sending it deep in-to the earth and far away. Repeat X3.
2) Repeat the above with any emotional tension.
3) Repeat the above with any mental tension.

B. Generating motivation:
Before beginning a meditation with a family, say: “it is my heartfelt motivation to practice for the benefit of myself and all beings”.

C. Buddha Family Meditation- unlocking the encumbered energy

1) Scan your body and feel the energy of depression, denial, spaciness or distractedness in your body. It could be heaviness in the limbs, a cold chill in the belly or a feeling of compression in your heart.
2) Feel the encumbered energy by imagining a time in your life when you felt this, creating the sensations that this generates.
3) Now, intensify the encumbered feeling of depression, isolation and confusion so that you can feel it really strongly. This gives a feeling of the Buddha family in its blocked state.
4) Now sound the seed syllable, slowly in a low voice: BAM. As you sound it, feel the sound go through your body, almost like you are sending the sound into your body, rather than projecting it out. As you sound the seed syllable, see your body permeated by white light and spaciousness. Feel the obstructed pattern of ignorance transform into all-encompassing wisdom. Let the wisdom come from the sound and light.
5) Rest in the wisdom as long as you like. Repeat the seed syllable slowly and mindfully, resting after each repetition, as many times as you like, always resting in the wisdom energy at the end.

Vajra family:

Vajra in Tibetan is dorje, which means “diamond”. It also means “indestructible, invincible, firm and stable”. Enlightened wakefulness is indestructible. The Sanskrit word vajra can be translated as “thunderbolt” in that it can cut through any situation. The symbol is a sceptre, with a central hub and prongs radiating out, like energetic power emitting from the hub. It also symbolises the phallus, masculine power of skilful means although it applies to men and women.

The colour of this family is blue, a cool colour. The element is water, which can be steam, liquid, ice, froth, wavy, flowing or still. It can be gentle or destructive. The time is dawn, that clear, chilly time before the sun rises. There is much potential. The season is late autumn going into winter. It is the sharp, spiky vividness of a late fall morning, which has a barrenness. The landscape is rugged mountains and icy rivers. The shape is a circle, representing a mirror. The sense perception is sight, visual clarity. This clarity extends to an intellectual ability to correct any distortions with a precision that is penetrating.

The vajra person is scientific and logical and can analyse something from every point of view. A vajra interior would be simple and modern, but with hard edges and textures, such as Japanese aesthetics. Less is more with vajra. The body type is thin, well toned and angular, with sharp facial features. It is a naturally slim body type, not created through diet or gym. The clothes are well-tailored and high quality.

Encumbered pattern:
Anger is the encumbered pattern, hot, frigid anger, similar to steam. This hot energy is one of the most destructive patterns on this planet. The combination of anger and power can be very destructive. The other type of anger is cold, passive aggression, like ice. It is the energy we found in the Buddha family turned out towards the other. Anger is controlling since when we are angry we get the control of the room.

Anger can materialise as contraction, judgement and criticism. The Buddha family is disconnected, but in the Vajra family, we forcefully cut off, detaching with a cold intellectual analysis. Anger has an aggressive pushing-out quality and can trigger physical symptoms, such as an increased heart rate, higher blood pressure, increased adrenalin and cortisol, preparing us for fight or flight.

Underneath this pattern, there is often fear and vulnerability, thus vajra types tend to survey the environment for potential threats. Anger is the defence, spurred on by fear. A vajra person can have their anger triggered by: rudeness, poor service, fatigue, hunger, injustice, infidelity, bullying, being humiliated, sexual frustration, violations, traffic, financial insecurity, being ill, grief and loss.

A vajra person can over intellectualise and disconnect from intimacy, rather than being present. They have a tough time knowing what they feel. The vajra sexuality can be sadomasochistic, unemotional and detached. The vajra person needs to be right. They tend towards austerity and spartan lifestyles.

Wisdom:
It is a mirror-like wisdom and clarity that reflects everything, which is unaffected by what it reflects. The base of the mirror-like wisdom is space and openness, which comes from the Buddha family. In this state, all phenomena appear accu-rately and without distortion. It is about recognising the illusory nature of things. There is clarity without reactivity and judgement, not the coldness and heartless anger in its encumbered state. They say that the worse your pattern is, the brighter the wisdom can shine. The sharp edge of anger can develop into panoramic awareness.

There is a difference between a fierce necessary manifestation and plain hatred. By working with the shadow aspect of anger, we can channel it in a constructive and compassionate way.

A. Nine relaxation breaths (as above)
B. Generating motivation (as above)
C. Vajra family meditation- unlocking the encumbered energy

1) Scan your body and feel the energy of anger in your body. It could be heaviness in the limbs, a cold chill in the belly or a feeling of compression in your heart.
2) Feel the encumbered energy by imagining a time in your life when you felt this, creating the sensations that this generates.
3) Now, intensify the encumbered feeling of anger, control and coldness so that you can feel it really strongly. This gives a feeling of the Vajra family in its blocked state.
4) Now sound the seed syllable, slowly in a low voice: HA. As you sound it, feel the sound go through your body, almost like you are sending the sound into your body, rather than projecting it out. As you sound the seed syllable, see your body permeated by blue light and cool water. Feel the obstructed pattern transform into mirror-like wisdom. Let the wisdom come with the sound and light.
5) Rest in the wisdom as long as you like. Repeat the seed syllable slowly and mindfully, resting after each repetition, as many times as you like, always resting in the wisdom energy at the end.

Ratna family:

The word ratna means “jewel”, and the wish-fulfilling jewel is ratna’s symbol: a golden jewel-like amber set in gold, with a quality of rich, delicious honey. They are ideal rulers due to their capacity to provide stability and prosperity. The colour is yellow, and the season is early autumn, when the leaves are yellow and falling. The landscape is a fertile forest or jungle with rotting logs and vegetation feeding the rest of the environment. The element is earth, and the shape is square. Ziji transmits the qualities of the transformed wisdom, which is confidence, generosity and a firm connection to the earth. The time is high noon when you feel the intensity of everything ablaze.

There is potential for growth, but also a sense that it could almost be too much. The senses are smell and taste, so there is a deep appreciation of food and wine and savouring flavours. It can lead to greed. A classic ratna image is the figurine of a sleeping woman. The mud houses of Africa resonate with this family. A ratna house would be comfortable with lots of cushions and blankets; it would be cosy with wooden, earthy adornments.

Encumbered emotion:
The encumbered emotion is pride or arrogance, covering up insecurity, creating the need to consume, hoard, shop and eat. You cannot let go of things since you experience acute fear there may not be enough. It creates a consuming hunger, the need to take up space and to consume others. There is neediness and an insistence on love. Invasive parents fall into this category, trying to control their children’s lives. Rinpoche said of this family that “it is like swimming in a dense lake of honey and butter that when coated in is difficult to remove”. They can be overly generous. Ratnas grab onto things and hold on for dear life: food, status, alcohol, drugs and so on, where such greediness leads to always wanting more. The ratna reaction might be “I’m great … I’m actually the best and what I’m doing is superior to others”. They feel are not good enough, so they compensate with food, drink etc. They need to be worshipped by their partners.

They can be controlling, blaming, self-absorbed and so full of themselves, they are unaware of the needs of others. If they get feedback about their behaviour, they could take up more space. Their aggrandising behaviour covers feelings of shame and worthlessness. They need applause. They can be heavy, overpowering and messy.

Wisdom:
The wisdom is equanimity, unchanging stillness and an enriching presence. It also implies impartiality, not judging or valuing what could be considered beautiful over what could be disgusting. When we stop grasping, the wisdom arises. It implies generosity based on a richness that comes from stability and a sense of groundedness that can be trusted. So, pure and impure are equal concepts. The transformed ratna is a settled person; things just are as they are. There is fertility and prosperity to this family, so practicing it can boost your resources. You can open to prosperity and receive the richness just as you are. It is about feeling good enough to earn your money. Thus, the wisdom is about feeling worthy. There is a generosity based on the Buddhist teachings of the three empty places: the emptiness of the self, the other and the gift itself. They are empty of inherent separability. It is about things being generated from within, rather than being consumed. There is a sense of trusting the earth so that the more we give with-out being imprudent, the more we receive. There is enough to sustain us. There is also a sense of self-acceptance in that we do not need others to approve of us. There is dignity not pride, and a confidence not arrogance.

A. Nine relaxation breaths (as above)
B. Generating motivation (as above)
C. Ratna family meditation- unlocking the encumbered energy

1) Scan your body and feel the energy of arrogance, pride or insecurity in your body. It could be heaviness in the limbs, a hollow feeling in the belly or a sinking sensation in your heart.
2) Feel the encumbered energy by imagining a time in your life when you felt this, creating the sensations that this generates.
3) Now, intensify the encumbered feeling of arrogance, pride or insecurity so that you can feel it really strongly. This gives a feeling of the Ratna family in its blocked state.
4) Now sound the seed syllable, slowly in a low voice: RI. As you sound it, feel the sound go through your body, almost like you are sending the sound into your body, rather than projecting it out. As you sound the seed syllable, see your body permeated by yellow light and an earthy grounded quality. Feel the obstructed pattern transform into the wisdom of equanimity. Let the wisdom come with the sound and light.
5) Rest in the wisdom as long as you like. Repeat the seed syllable slowly and mindfully, resting after each repetition, as many times as you like, always resting in the wisdom energy at the end.

Padma family:

This is the western part of the constellation, and the colour is the deep red of a sunset and a glass of wine. This family is connected to fire, desire, heat and a longing in the heart. Having developed the dignity of ratna, we become self-contained and enter the realm of passion and compassion, the big heart. The symbol is the lotus, a red lotus, representing our enlightened nature since lotuses grow from the mud, unscathed and fragrant. The Sanskrit word for passion is raga, also meaning red, relating to the emotions. It is a magnetising, blazing red of fire that helps us to digest, circulate our blood, warm our bodies. It is the energy of the sun and of life.

The time is sunset, the time when we light the fire. The shape is triangle, upward pointing like a flame. The season is spring, with mild days, a season of transition, making way for new beginnings. It has a quality of freshness and possibility. February, the beginning of spring, comes from Febris, or rather fever in Latin when the heat returns. The landscape is soft rolling hills, mossy glens and sandy coves. There are curves, rounded shapes and lots of flowers.

The sense is hearing. Hearing can trigger seduction as it can stir the emotions. The padma home is artistic without being crowded, with a sense of harmony and beauty, soft leather couches, burgundy curtains, candelabras, candles and always warm. The body type is well proportioned and very attractive. Padma people emanate magnetism and charm since they are vivacious, warm and outgoing, as well as being athletic and fit. They move with grace and are traditionally attractive, with radiant eyes. They like figures hugging clothes with solid colours, like red.

Encumbered emotion:
The encumbered emotion is intense desire, lust and craving. Padma people tend to manipulate situations and people through their magnetism. Padmas want to be hot, but they need the assurance from others. They want to seduce without the need for communication and heart connection. There is a compulsive need to be seductive, and they get frustrated when they don’t get what they want. They become hyper aware of the person they are trying to seduce. They often start relationships, only to drop them after the initial seduction phase because that is more important than the relationship. They are connected to the peacock, an animal that cries ‘look at me!’

They struggle meeting the challenges of an intimate relationship and are put off by the lack of glamour in intimacy. They are alluring and sexy during the chase and immediately go cold when it is won. Padma people often lack healthy boundaries and may betray their partners. They can be sex addicts. Because they fear loneliness and being abandoned, they can also stay in unhealthy relationships. They think all their problems can be solved once they find the right person. Commitment is hard, and they can consume the other like a fire.

Padmas can seem like they are empathetic when in fact they are manipulating others. Padma passions can turn into obsessions and stalking. They feel like the other person has something they must have. On the other side, padma people can get involved with abusive people, not being able to let them go. They fear losing their magnetism and attractiveness, and so they do anything to maintain that.

Wisdom:
Padma people have a discerning wisdom or a discriminating awareness. They can see the relationship of things in great detail. When the ego fixation is gone, radiant compassion emerges without an object. There is magnetism, but without effort. We can love in this state without the need to be loved back. It is a contained warmth. This family is connected to the aggregates of perception, which are the psycho-physical constituents of a human being: form (the body), feeling, perception, volitional action and consciousness. They combine to create the body and mind of each person. The padma person can detect the relationship not only between people, but also between colour, texture, sound, forms and so on, so they can be in the arts. As a lover, you are aware of every little touch and detail about the other person without ulterior motives. The padmas’ discernment al-lows for skilful compassionate connections, allowing you to guide others and to see relationships without your personal stake in the situation. When there is discernment, you will not get involved in unhealthy relationships since you do not have all the padma needs going on underneath the surface. There is an awareness about what is good for everyone. There is no struggle, no ego clinging in your discernment.

A transformed padma is good at communication, having a warm, beautiful energy with the potential for deep love, compassion, warmth and kindness. The Padma families have long lives and good health. There can have a real intimate sexuality, based on love, not seduction. It is about allowing the subtle bodies to meet, combining the energies into a union: a sacred sexuality. It implies a deep knowing through experience, not the intellect.

A. Nine relaxation breaths (as above)
B. Generating motivation (as above)
C. Padma family meditation- unlocking the encumbered energy

1) Scan your body and feel the energy of craving or desire in your body. It could be an ache in your heart or a heat in the belly. Where do you feel it?
2) Feel the encumbered energy by imagining a time in your life when you felt this, creating the sensations that this generates.
3) Now, intensify the encumbered feeling of grasping, craving or longing so that you can feel it really strongly. This gives a feeling of the Padma family in its blocked state.
4) Now sound the seed syllable, slowly in a low voice: NI. As you sound it, feel the sound go through your body, almost like you are sending the sound into your body, rather than projecting it out. As you sound the seed syllable, see your body permeated by red light and fire. Feel the obstructed pattern transform into the wisdom of discernment. Let the wisdom come with the sound and light.
5) Rest in the wisdom as long as you like. Repeat the seed syllable slowly and mindfully, resting after each repetition, as many times as you like, always resting in the wisdom energy at the end.

Karma family:

This family is in the northern part of the constellation, and it is about air, wind and movement. It is the culmination of all the other families, which we are now ready to manifest into action. The word karma means action. It has two symbols: the double-edged sword that cuts through emotional instability and false concepts about reality. The sword has the energy to cut through what needs to be done away with, slicing through negativity and other trapped places. The sword penetrates into truth, cutting through delusion and obstacles, destroying what needs to be destroyed. To accomplish things, we need to cut away a lot of dead wood, which drags us down. The other symbol is the double vajra, a crossed vajra with four prongs, symbolising the four karmas or enlightened activities: pacifying (vajra), increasing (ratna), magnetising (padma) and subduing (karma).

The colour is green, and the element is air, signifying movement. Green is the colour of growth, but there is also the green of jealousy. Green can be envy or to go. The shape is the half circle. The sense is touch since air touches everywhere, all around our bodies, and touch implies action. We reach out and act, rather than receive. The architecture of this family is associated with efficiency, being sparsely furnished, allowing for a good organisation and free flowing movement. It would be airy with green plants hanging from the ceiling. There might be a yoga space. Green and black dominates the interior.

The time is summer when things are most active with thunderstorms and rainbows. Everything grows with speed, and destruction is part of creation. The time is midnight when the day has been accomplished, and we turn to new beginnings. There is also a sensation of air at midnight, of movement and possibility. One thing ends, and another begins. The landscape is windy, with complicated, hard and rocky places. It is also the city where everything moves with speed. The body type is thin and wispy, more delicate than the vajra person. The karma person does not settle anywhere, flitting from place to place, full of nervous energy. They have their hair cut short for ease and practicality, just like their clothes, practical.

Encumbered pattern:
The obstructed emotion is called tadrel, translated as jealousy, but it goes beyond the love relationship type of jealousy. It is about comparing oneself to oth-ers, and the envy in keeping up with the Joneses. There is paranoia in the belief that there is an in-group, which you are not in. You feel excluded and left behind. The obstructed pattern is to keep busy so as not to feel your emotions. There is also a sense of avoiding heartbreak by staying free. You sidestep the pain associated with commitment. The busyness stops the feelings of loneliness and disappointment. There is a constant need to keep frantically organising everyone and everything.

These types can be impulsive, take risks, speeding and pushing forward without looking carefully. Control and surveillance are important. This family is linked to defending territory and watching what others are doing to be sure to keep up with the competition. There is this compulsive work element and the competitive emotional element, which comes from the feeling that ‘being’ isn’t enough. Only doing is valuable.

There is also the agitated mind that is never still, created by the busyness and manifesting as nervousness and emotional reactivity. This is also called a lung disturbance, and the feeling is being overloaded and stressed out when our emotions are overwhelming. Because of this, the natural capacity to feel compassion is blocked.

Wisdom:
This family refers to the all-accomplishing wisdom where the neuroticism becomes the ability to skilfully realise activities and to cut through what needs to be cut through or subdued. This wisdom brings into action what has been realised in the other four families, which is a dynamic, heroic action. You are able to get things done efficiently and be in the flow. It means being there when the wind picks up the sail, and you go, not forcefully, just moving with the wind. The stress leaves when we realise there is nowhere to go, no one to compare ourselves to.

It is the ability to connect to the flow of energy to carry out activities, being in the flow. The flow is often accompanied by synchronicity in which events connect through meaning, rather than causality. It implies the wisdom to interpret other events as symbolic of inner events, like a sign. These types of events happen when we trust the flow, rather than trying to control everything. You can get more done by allowing space with lots of room to breathe.

A. Nine relaxation breaths (as above)
B. Generating motivation (as above)
C. Karma family meditation- unlocking the encumbered energy

1) Scan your body and feel the energy of envy, jealousy or ambition in your body. It could be a winded sensation in your chest, tension in your shoulder or compression in the belly. Where do you feel it?
2) Feel the encumbered energy by imagining a time in your life when you felt this, creating the sensations that this generates.
3) Now, intensify the encumbered feeling of envy, jealousy or speediness so that you can feel it really strongly. This gives a feeling of the Karma family in its blocked state.
4) Now sound the seed syllable, slowly in a low voice: SA. As you sound it, feel the sound go through your body, almost like you are sending the sound into your body, rather than projecting it out. As you sound the seed syllable, see your body permeated by green light and air. Feel the obstructed pattern transform into all-accomplishing wisdom. Let the wisdom come with the sound and light.
5) Rest in the wisdom as long as you like. Repeat the seed syllable slowly and mindfully, resting after each repetition, as many times as you like, always resting in the wisdom energy at the end.

If you wish to you take part in these meditations, made simple, at the end of a class, please get in touch.

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