Daily OM for July 3rd – Laying Our Burdens Down

.Laying Our Burdens Down
The Feet of the Divine

by Madisyn Taylor

Lay your burdens down at the feet of the divine and feel the relief from your heart.

We all know the feeling of walking through life as if we are carrying the huge burden of our worries and stresses on our backs and shoulders, struggling to keep moving forward. There is no real way to move freely and fluidly in such a situation, and we are all longing to lay our burdens down. Just imagining that it would be possible to do such a thing can be enough to elicit a sigh of relief and a feeling of lightness.

The human imagination is a powerful tool, and we can use it to take journeys to faraway places without ever leaving our home. Because of this, we too can lay our burdens down at the feet of a divine being such as the great Mother, Buddha or a mountain. Releasing ourselves from that which we can’t handle on our own. No matter how smart we are, how capable we are, or how hard we work, no one can single-handedly cope with all the worries that we tend to take on in the course of our lives. And, we aren’t designed to do so. Our wellbeing depends upon our ability to hand over that which we can no longer carry by ourselves.

Visualizing yourself carrying your burdens to the feet of someone or something much bigger than you can be a powerful daily practice. To begin, sit with your eyes closed and envision an all powerful, supremely comforting being in what ever form that takes for you, standing at the end of a road. See yourself carrying a large sack, box, or other container, imagining that all your worries are inside it. Watch as you make your way to the being of your choice, and lay your baggage down at their feet. Allow yourself to feel the lightness and relief of this action, express your gratitude, and surrender. You will be amazed by how this simple meditation can liberate you from a burden you were never meant to carry.

Daily Feng Shui Tip of the Day for June 14 – ‘Flag Day’

On ‘Flag Day’ I’d like to share information that can conceivably change your life for the better. ‘The Six True Color Light Flags’ is a Feng Shui cure that draws power from the ‘Om Mani Padme Hum’ Buddhist mantra and promises healing, transformation and extraordinary spiritual growth. This cure also helps clear negative energies and emotions that will be replaced by benefits and blessings. So let’s see exactly how to craft these flags. Each of the mantra’s six syllables corresponds to a specific hue called ‘The Six True Colors.’ Start by creating one flag for each of the colors associated with the six sacred syllables. The flags can be made from fabric, paper or plastic. Just be sure to make each flag square and a solid color — white for Om, red for Ma, yellow for Ni, green for Pad, blue for Me and black for Hum. These flags should all be approximately the same size, and that size is up to you. Write the corresponding syllable on each of the associated colored flags. Tthen bless your flags by reciting each of the syllables separately while blowing a big breath into the flags. As you blow, imagine the power of the mantra permeating the flag and the energies of the specific colors filling heaven and earth. Bless each flag separately before grouping them together. You can then place them in the Wealth area of your main floor in order to attract all that promised abundance. Positioning them so they are visible as you enter the front door will welcome prosperity to your life. They can also be stationed in the Wealth area of your bedroom, office, yard or on the top of your desk. Raise these flags and raise your hopes for the abundant health, happiness and prosperity on the way to you right now.

By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com