“When you reach the end of what you should know, you will be at the beginning of what you should sense.” ―Kahlil Gibrán

Faith. Does that word trigger you?

It sure triggers me. Most of us have been taught from an early age to put our faith into things without question. Institutions, people, concepts, ideals, relationships, religions, government. Time can spend shopping around for what seems best to trust, but it is all a scam to distract from what is most important; to have faith in one’s self. Self trust is the only way to be the master of your intuition, your creativity, and strength, and only from that place can you have faith that you are trusting in things that align with your highest good.
Why don’t we trust ourselves? Fear, confusion, skepticism, and doubt, take away the self-reference we require to have faith in our actions. It forces us to rely upon outside opinions and influences to decide how we will behave, think, and ultimately what will determine our self-concept. When we give our energy away to someone or something else, we are trying to measure up to someone else’s idea of us and that is not sustainable.
A common roadblock is to not be able to trust in what’s happening, or fear what others are doing.  But if we have a self concept created from our own self knowledge, It doesn’t matter what happens in our lives because there is integrity in our actions. We can handle anything that comes to us without the requisite of validation and can trust we will do the best thing in any moment, and that’s the greatest gift we can give ourselves.
To really have faith in yourselves means you might start to do things that don’t make sense to the external world, because your intuition is guiding you. Being intuitive means your imagination is strong enough to envision and desire, and met with the fearlessness to be able to act whether or not it’s convenient or even “logical”.
This requires work. It requires an experience of knowing what your voice of intuition sounds like. It’s not magic, it’s practice. It’s not immediate, it’s patience. Most of the time we are drawn to making a decision in order to feel different, or be perceived differently, or because we feel threatened or  stressed. This takes us away from our intuition and depletes energy. Our identity is deeper than that. Through yoga we develop this elevated identity. A self reference that isn’t reliant upon other things to prove our existence. It gives us confidence, strength, and the ability to act from our heart. When we are connected to this place within us we have the ability to dissolve stress, depression, fear, anxiety, confusion, or anything else standing in the way of feeling connected to our own source energy.
Faith isn’t trusting that something is or is not going to happen, it’s connecting to your divine self and allowing the flow of that to bring prosperity and grace to everything that happens in your life.
Practice at home

Meditation to Connect the Subconscious & Intuition

This can give you a strength which you never had before.

Posture and Mudra:

Sit in Easy Pose with a straight spine. Bend your arms at the elbows so that your fingertips point upward. Place the hands, forearms, and elbows so that they all make one vertical line from elbow to fingertips. Keep them in line with your chest. Rest your upper arms against your side ribs. Place your hands in Gyan Mudra with the palms facing forward.

Sit very straight with fingers straight and with a precise touch. The forearms must be perpendicular to the floor and in line with the body.

Eyes:

Eyes are nine-tenths closed and one-tenth open.

Breath:

The breath is called Trinity Breath. Slightly pucker your lips and inhale powerfully in two-strokes through the mouth (1 second per stroke = 2 second inhalation). Exhale powerfully in one stroke through the nose (1 second).

Time: 3-15 min

To Finish:

Inhale deeply, put your hands together at the center of the chest in Prayer Mudra with the forearms parallel to the ground, hold your breath for 15-20 seconds as you press your hands together with all your strength. Press so powerfully that your hands shake. Exhale. Inhale, hold the breath for 15-20 seconds and repeat this pressure on the hands. Exhale.

Then inhale and stretch your arms up over your head and stretch your spine strongly upward. Hold the breath 15-20 seconds Exhale and relax.

Join Rian Bodner and Johanna Bell,  co-directors of Illumina East as they discuss how to be a “spiritual” person in the real world.