Would you like to connect with your intuition? A great way to access the intuitive faculty is by working with archetypes: myths, dreams, symbols and colors. Here I would like to introduce you to the practice of working with symbols and colors from the tantric tradition of North India, known as Yantra Sadhana (practice).
Archetypes speak to the non-verbal place within you that is closely connected to spirit and the forces unseen. Those who first ‘saw’ Yantras, were known as Seers, the wise sages of ancient India. They connected to the subtle forces in their meditations and saw and felt the Yantras as links to the unseen world. To get in touch with this energy I’d like you to do this exercise:
• Take a few moments to breathe fully, pause.
• Visit http://www.yantrabliss.com/yantra and gaze at the selection of twenty-four Yantras on display at the top of this page.
• Guide your eyes gently over the images. Receive the qualities that each imparts. When you feel that you have ‘greeted’ each Yantra, step back a little and see which one is most compelling to you at this time.
• Once you have made your selection, feel free to explore more about it, read the description, research the archetype in books or on-line. Most importantly spend time with the image itself and allow the shapes and colors to commune with your deepest capacity for understanding.
If you would like to receive a small jpg of the chosen Yantra, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be sent an image to print. You can print it out and get to know it more intimately over the coming weeks and see how the Yantra’s magic is coming to life, perhaps you will notice a positive shift in your work life, your home life and most definitely your spiritual life.
Headshot: Nousha Salimi.