“I am courageous… I step into my best version of self now”
Today we welcome the Shamanic teachings, which guides us to walk through gateway of the West, the energy of the Jaguar. This is an animal archetype which represents courage.
How can you move with power into your purpose?
Correlating it to Yogic Philosophy; I interpret this archetype to align with the Warrior Goddess Durga…
Durga is frequently depicted standing atop or riding a tiger or lion, which represents power, will, and determination. Durga symbolizes her mastery over all these positive qualities. Durga represents a warrior energy of foresight and confidence.
Mind Heart Coherence in Courage
The word courage is commonly defined as ”The ability to do something that frightens one.” When we break down the art of language – Courage to Old English and then from it’s latin stem ‘cor’ means “heart.” taking us to the the seat of feelings.
Simply stated, this common definition refers to the ability to do something brave out of a motivation from the heart. Through the meditative techniques learnt in the Cosmic Mind Shift Programme we create congruence with the heart, we take time for silent introspection and we are able to hear what our Soul Heart (Atman) truly desires and what subsequent action is needed to manifest a life we love, a life of abundance and joy.
” Can you cultivate the courage to be grateful for what you have in this present moment?”
Interestingly another correlation to the above teachings is found in the bible; it speaks of Courage in Hosea 11:10 “The Lord will roar like a lion. When he roars, his children will come trembling from the west” I believe that this relates to our awakening to Universal pure consciousness- the ability we have to access a life we love and desire, a life of abundance and joy. When we face our fears (trembling- shows fear, but courage to still take action) and step towards what we desire with trust and without compromise we will experience bliss. I find it interesting that the West is mentioned.
Relating to yogic or Hindu philosophy Durga is frequently depicted standing atop or riding a tiger or lion, which represents power, will, and determination. Durga symbolizes her mastery over all these qualities. Durga represents a warrior energy of foresight and confidence.
Yogic Mantras for confidence is RAM for the Solar- Plexus Chakra which is associated with the element of fire. YAM for the Heart Chakra.
Yogic Hand Position – Abhay Mudra
Abhay Mudra, which means “freedom from fear.” – Flat palm aligned with heart space.
Courage is not the absence of fear, courage is stepping towards the face of your fears and overcoming them. Trusting the universe is unfolding in your favour, that you are a courageous co-creator of this reality.