February 5th -- Self-Love

Flow Motion Meditation with Damon Givehand

February 5th

Theme for February Sessions -- Self-Love

Guiding Question for this week's practice: What is it that you need to show up consistently as your best?

NOTE: You are listening to this inside of the Pull Pen Paint 2022 course. This class is no longer open for registration as we prepare for Pull Pen Paint 2023 (registration opening soon).

PLEASE NOTE: we will NOT provide recordings every week, so if you can't make it for all the sessions this month, just return here to experience this one over and over again.

HUGE HUGS to our Pacific Time Zone community members who show up at 7AM Pacific Time. 😘

THREE PARTS

The recordings have been provided in three parts.

Part 1 is the introduction where Damon talks about the practice and we share what to think about as we roll this out over the year.

Part 2 is the practice itself.

Part 3 is the Q&A Segment where some practitioners stayed to ask questions of the practice. We invite you to listen in case you have the same questions.

The quote Damon shared at the start of the session -- "Where there is no love, put love, and you will find love." - Saint John of the Cross

Part 2

Part 3: Q & A

The Chant

oṁ āyurdhehi 

oṁ prāṇaṁ dhehi |

oṁ apānaṁ dhehi |

oṁ vyānaṁ dhehi |

oṁ cakṣurdhehi |

oṁ śrotraṁ dhehi |

oṁ mano dhehi |

oṁ vācaṁ dhehi |

oṁ ātmānaṁ dhehi |

oṁ pratiṣṭaṁ dhehi |

oṁ māṁ dhehi |

oṁ mayi dhehi |

oṁ śāntiśśāntiśśāntiḥ ||

REPEAT WORDS

oṁ = :-) 

dhehi = do let me know; please place; 

śānti = tranquility, peace, quiet;

EACH LINE ONLY ONCE

āyur = (āyus) life, vital power, vigour, health, duration of life, long life

prāṇaṁ = breath of life, 

apānaṁ = downward breath;  

vyānaṁ =breath that is diffused throughout the body;

cakṣur = the eye;

śrotra = the organ or hearing, 

śrotraṁ = the ear; the range of hearing; 

mano/manas) = mind, intellect, 

vācaṁ = to speak words; 

(vāc) speech, voice, 

ātmānaṁ = about the absolute Truth, the Supreme Soul; 

ātma = Self; the individual soul, 

anama = “one who makes no salutation to others,” a Brahman; 

pratiṣṭaṁ = obstacle; 

māṁ = Me

mayi = are in Me;

THE TAKE AWAY PROMPTS: 

1. How do you note a difference between wants and needs? 

2. How do you communicate your wants and needs to others? 

3. How playful can you let yourself get when it comes to loving yourself? 

4. How can a practice of acceptance support you in loving you? 

5. How can you lead with love? 

6. One way to love yourself is to attend to your personal dreams, plans, desires, and projects (especially those that allow you [or require you to]) PLAY.

Complete and Continue