Written and published on 6 March 2021
Image: “Snow Maiden,” by Viktor Mikhailovich Vasnetsov, 1899, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vasnetsov_Snegurochka.jpg … public domain
Years ago, month after month, I and a few friends practiced a very special meditation on the eve of the full moon, at moonrise, when the sky was without clouds. We found several secluded mountaintops that had a view of the moon just rising up over the eastern horizon.
My favorite spot had a panoramic view of the nighttime lights of the City of Santa Monica (where I lived then) to the south, and of the Pacific Ocean to the west. The waves breaking upon the sandy beach were tiny and far away. They seemed almost to be painted, glistening, onto the distant sandy shore. To our backs the mountain rose a little higher, shielding us from the cold North wind. To our right the mountainside peeled down easterly into a steep downward slope, offering a view of the rising moon over the next mountain range.
The meditation lasted an hour and a half. As we sat, the moon would sail up into the night sky. Sometimes a deer would come up over the slope to the east, start to stillness as it saw us, then tiptoe away. Sometimes a snake would slither by, just beyond our outspread tarp. Sometimes a coyote might rustle through the chaparral behind us. The moon kept on shining down upon us as we sat in meditation.
Far away, the airplanes, one by one, took off from LAX, heading out over the ocean. The moon would rise up higher than they, till it was far over our heads. When it got that high, the meditation would end.
As I opened my eyes, and saw the moon high overhead, it was almost as if I and the moon were one. I felt at home sitting there … with brand new eyes … as if all my life I had longed to be home, and now I had found my place, my true home. It was as if, when I opened my eyes, I saw the world as fresh and new, unblemished, not in need of change, perfect just as it was … just as God had made it … powerful and pure and true. It felt like I myself was part of that, one with the moon, one with the mountain, one with God Himself, and He with me.
This is the writeup of Dhrib Dhristi Lochina Karma Meditation that Elandra Meredith and I put together in the 1980s. We received it from Yogi Bhajan, who was our teacher then. I made the drawing, and as I recall, Elandra Meredith was the model for the illustration …
Link: “Dhrib Dhristi Lochina Karma Meditation for Healing Eyes” … http://www.gurudevsnr.com/meditations/DribDhristiLochinaKarmaMeditation/DribDhristiLochinaKarmaMeditation.pdf ..
Here is the Healthy, Happy, Holy Organization’s link to the meditation, with a different name, and a slightly different writeup and emphasis …
Link: Healthy Happy Holy Organization (3HO) … https://www.3ho.org/ … Search the term: Meditation for Inspiring, Deeply Penetrating Speech
According to the instructions, when this meditation is practiced on the eve of the full moon, it has the most effect on the subconscious mind. The effects of the meditation, when practiced for an hour and a half on that day, are profound.
Through it we may gain an understanding of how a contemplated course of action will affect our own future. When we speak, we shall speak the truth, and others may understand it to be so. We may impart that truth to a person standing before us, but we may do it from afar, both in the waking world, and in the dreamtime realm of those in need of comfort.
And we may gain the power of the healing gaze; the power to heal the trouble in the Soul of another with the projected Light of our eyes (in my case, the left eye, although I cannot say if that is always so).
The mantra ‘Saa — Taa — Naa — Maa’ means to me ‘Infinity — Birth — Death — Rebirth’. That is close to the way I was taught the meaning.
It is this mantra, I feel, that creates the feeling of oneness with the Moon. As the moon circles round the Earth, so do our own Souls circle into and out of human incarnations. Thus through the meditation we may gain oneness with Earth, oneness with the sky and with the moon sailing through it; oneness with the seas (if they are in view as we sit); and oneness with the plan of God for our own Soul evolution.
As I practiced once a month, on every cloudless night before the full moon, it became like a hunger in me, for the night of the meditation to arrive. I recall how bitter my disappointment was when the meditation had to be cancelled at the very last minute because of clouds covering the moon. I recall how great was my joy when the evening sky was clear on the appointed day.
It was like my destiny fulfilled, once more to feel at one with all Time, all Space. It felt like home, this oneness with the All. So may it be for each of us, in the times to come … the time of New Life on New Earth for each of us, the New Humans.
In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
See also … Link: “Los Angeles, California – Moonrise, Moonset, and Moon Phases” … https://www.timeanddate.com/moon/usa/los-angeles ..
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