Since the new moon this month, I have been woken up in the middle of the night at odd hours. Some would say I am having a spiritual awakening or am downloading information, and these may be true, but I also feel that I am being woken to do something–sadhana. I am a firm believer in when you heal yourself, you also heal the collective.
Last night was the third night I was woken up at 2 am. I tossed, I turned, I woke up my husband and the dogs trying to find my phone in the darkness and trying to leave the bedroom, and by 3 am I had finally given up on getting any sort of good sleep at all. I sat in our other bedroom trying to do deep breathing, then alternate nostril breathing. I even did my normal “fall asleep chant” wahe guru but nothing was working. I suddenly knew it was time. Time to return to a practice I had been doing off and on again for years, but I knew everytime led to profound spiritual growth. I opened my playlist (click here to listen to my Aquarian Sadhana playlist on Spotify) and began to chant for nearly an hour and half. Once I was finished I looked at my phone and the time was 4:44– a perfect time to receive guidance and messages from angels, the ether, and the beyond.
What is Sadhana?
Sadhana is a daily spiritual practice. Yogi Bhajan states that it is “a committed prayer. It is something which you want to do, have to do, and which is being done by you. … Sadhana is self-enrichment. It is not something which is done to please somebody or to gain something. Sadhana is a personal process in which you bring out your best.”
Shakti Parwha Kaur states that “during what are called the “ambrosial hours” (the two and a half hours just before sunrise), when the sun is at a sixty-degree angle to the Earth, the energy you put into your sadhana gets maximum results. Your world is quieter. It’s easier to meditate and concentrate before the hustle and bustle of the day begins.” If you cannot get up early in the morning to do sadhana, then do it some other time! Having a spiritual practice at any time will be of great benefit to you.
What are the benefits?
helps prepare you to excel and take control on your journey
helps you look within to see anything that needs to be cleared
helps you to receive guided message and open your third eye
helps you calm your nervous system, adrenal glands, and create peace in your life
helps you feel connected to the infinite
helps you feel connected to all
There are so many benefits to a daily sadhana practice, but the most important one is the benefit that you alone receive. Every time I do my practice it is different. Sometimes I cry and release things I have been holding onto for months, other times I feel a sense of sovereignty, and still others I receive guided messages. Take the time to honor your own sacred path and see what is opened for you.
How do I create a daily spiritual practice?
Below are some ideas for cultivating your own sadhana practice for spiritual growth. You do not need to do them all. You can even glance over the handout of the mantras and see which one works for you right now. So you could do some yoga, a mantra, and time spent connecting with the infinite in any way you choose. If you have an altar, you can do all of these things in front of your altar with candles lit, Himalayan salt lamp glowing, and your favorite incense or essential oil aroma pouring through the room. Really create the space during your time. Again, you can do this during the ambrosial hours (as stated above) or choose another time that works best for you. I love to do my practice at night
Yoga — the perfect way to start is simple, daily sun salutations. If you are looking for a more guided approach, please see my 4-Week Self-Care Yoga Course.
Yoga Daily Sadhana: click here for the handout and click on the playlist here. — for practitioners who are ready to commit, this practice takes 62 minutes. Leave additional time if you would like to take a shower or have some tea before practicing. Yogi Bhajan recommended dry brushing, having a cold shower, then putting almond oil on, as well as scraping the tongue with a tongue scraper followed by drinking warm lemon water before beginning your mantras. You may also want to do some yoga prior to sitting for 62 minutes.
Spending some time in prayer or visualization at your altar. — in the morning I choose to create my own prayer to what I believe in or the goddess I am working with. You could write down in a journal things you are thankful for, draw a few tarot cards to see what’s speaking to you, spend time playing with a new divination tool (pendulum, runes, oracle cards, etc), visualize and think of things that make you feel good.
Most importantly, you want to create a high vibration. When things come up to be cleared, let them through. Feel it and heal it. When things make you feel good, like visualizing yourself doing what you love or thinking about something that made you really happy this week, stay in that forward momentum. The most positive vibes you have, the more you will attract.
There are so many ways to create your own personal sadhana practice– for you, a loved one, or even as a family. For assistance in doing so, here is a FREE handout that you can download by clicking here: Creating your Sadhana If you are needing help creating a more personalized practice, please message me directly by filling out your info here below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am honored to help you grow into your spiritual practice. Please see my offerings page for other items you may like assistance with such as our free sacred sisterhood, guided astrology and tarot readings, reiki, intuitive and alchemical energy reading, kundalini yoga, and so much more. All can be done in person or virtually.