among the pile of reading material i brought along with me is a yoga journal magazine that i purchased last month on my way to california and never read.
one of the articles is about the ancient yogic practice of yantras - meditations based around colors and forms. given a choice of nine designs, the article suggests you choose the one that one that most appeals to you on an intuitive, or gut level, and then outlines a simple series of meditative practices around them. try it, the author, sarah tomlinson, advises, and see what happens.
on tuesday, i sat in the sunny quiet of my mother's white-walled patio, listened to the bees drone and the lawn mowers rumble, and followed the steps ms. tomlinson describes. the form that appealed to me had a six sided star of david in the middle (how fitting, i thought, considering my little brother's name is david) and was colored pale pink, soothing blue, calm lavendar and warm cream. interestingly enough, the qualities associated with the yantra i choose do reflect qualities i am currently cultivating - nurturance, sustenance, and compassion. i sat with the form, followed the author's suggestions, and waited to see what would happen.
on wednesday, the doorbell rang unexpectedly in the middle of the afternoon. Beloved sent flowers - a delicious mix of pale pink, soothing blue, calm lavendar, and warm cream.
and furthermore, the war must end. blessed be.