So, part of my life outside of yoga is to teach motorcycle safety courses. I end traveling all over Texas, and generally miss my family while I enjoy teaching people how to do what I love.
Last night, my boss drove down from Dallas to San Antonio to come talk to us about what needs to happen and how its gonna work. So, on top of teaching at the Shriner Auditorium, I’ll be on the road again a couple of times a months to teach motorcycle safety in other towns.
This weekend’s destination – Midland, Texas! I get to work with a company-renowned pain in the ass, and was offered the choice to work there on alternating weekends, so after this one time, I don’t have to work with him again!
I like to think that I am a pretty decent RiderCoach, with a good background with working with difficult folk, so I shouldn’t flip out.
This is a mixed bag. On top of a fatter paycheck for going, I have the dubious comfort of staying at my deceased grandmother’s house.
How I do is another story, but I will have to face up to the lingering issues concerning my grandmother on top of being professional.
So, on that note…
How to Purge Ghosts and Restore Intuition (a meditation with visualization)
In Easy Pose, raise your arms with palms facing each other and begin moving them together in a figure-eight pattern. Your torso may rock some with this, but don’t let it be distracting. Close your eyes and focus on your third eye point. Allow the darkness behind your eyes to begin isolating yourself from your body, and find the dazzling white light. Let it raise you up out of yourself. (up to eleven minutes)
Visualize after you enter the light a vast desert, hot and beautiful. As you traverse this desert in the air, allow the clinging pains of nagging doubts and regrets fall off into the wastes. Let the heat purge you and make your pure. (up to 15 minutes)
Now raise your arms to vertical, keeping the same motion. In your visualization, let yourself fly up, over the clouds, into the blazing sunshine. Let the last of the pains, guilts, and sorrows melt off of you. If you feel the need to cry, let the pain out as you cry, to be purified and cleansed by the sun. When you are pure and light, descend into a blissful rainforest, lush and full of life. Let the scents of life fill your spirit as the cool rainforest soothes your purified soul. (up to eleven minutes)
Inhale deeply, and spread your arms wide. Exhale. Repeat.
Now see yourself in the mountains after the snowfall. Everything is pure and bright. take in the purity of the fresh snow and allow to bring your soul’s purity to the light. (up to fifteen minutes)
Spread your arms wide again. Inhale, and exhale.
Bring your hands to your lap, right over left. Using a gong or recorded gong, allow the vibrations to penetrate as you review your school days, bringing back your most creative energies as you touch on your days from kindergarted, first grade, until you reach your senior year. Let your incoporeal self absorb it all, until you are filled with your own creative energies.
Bring yourself back to your body. Open your mouth and breathe through it, without your teeth touching. (3 minutes)
Begin breathing through your nose, inhaling and exhaling as slow as you can. Let the purity, creativity, and sense of self merge back into your physical being, and reach out with your soul to God. Bathe in the light of God, the love of God, the sense that God is with you. (3 minutes)
Praise God with heart and song. If you would prefer, play Rakhe Rakhanhaar and try to follow the mantra. (six minutes)
Deep breath in, pull all three body locks. Exhale, and relax.