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Inner Conversations: Journey to the Mysterious Stonehenge

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View of the Heel Stone at summer solstice sunrise, as seen from inside the Stonehenge monument. Image via mysticrealms.org

This year we decided to take a trip with our little one to UK so that she could meet her grandparents. This was Samaira’s first trip abroad so the itinerary had to be carefully planned to suit the little one’s comfort. While planning for the trip we decided to stay in London for a few days as the vacation planner of the family I was very keen to check if I could make the trip to the so called “Heart Chakra” of the planet Earth the mysterious area of Salisbury, Glastonbury and Avebury. I looked at a number of itineraries and tours but none were baby friendly or I must say infant friendly. Then I happen to come across Pat Shelly, Pat is an experienced guide and conducts private tours of Stonehenge. I mailed Pat to find out if he could accommodate an infant on his coach tour of Stonehenge and I received a prompt reply from him that he would be more than happy. I booked a private viewing of Stonehenge on 11th August 2016 for three of us.

This was the only tour that we could take with Samaira considering that she can not travel more than 4-5 hours in a coach and as we were informed there will be lots of walking required and the terrain is not baby push chair friendly we will need to carry her we just decided to cover Stonehenge in this trip. There is something compelling about these trips which are full of excitement and mystery. A similar experience was Delphi in Greece last year where we visited the Temple of Apollo it is also considered as the Navel Center of Earth. You can read about the Greek Sojourn a journey with nearly 5 months of pregnancy. This year it was the journey to the Heart center of Gaia. My husband is not too much into esoteric journeys but has been a co traveler in many of my trips and thanks to it I am able to get some lovely shots of the place.

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A lot has been written about the Stonehenge however in this blog I will be sharing my own experience of the place. I had the company of Pat Shelly an amazing tour guide however I was not able to be with him to hear the archaeological discussions as I was busy ensuring Samaira was warm and well comforted as the winds were very strong. Here is some Wikipedia information on Stonehenge to brief you all so that you understand why it was such a compelling journey on my to do list. Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England, 2 miles (3 km) west of Amesbury and 8 miles (13 km) north of Salisbury. Stonehenge’s ring of standing stones are set within earthworks in the middle of the most dense complex of Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments in England. Archaeologists believe it was constructed from 3000 BC to 2000 BC. The surrounding circular earth bank and ditch, which constitute the earliest phase of the monument, have been dated to about 3100 BC. Radiocarbon dating suggests that the first blue stones were raised between 2400 and 2200 BC, although they may have been at the site as early as 3000 BC…………. Wow that is really really long time back and it is really amusing to see them standing tall and strong even today.

Mighty stones of Stonehenge

Midsummer celebrations have been held in Britain at the time of the solstice for thousands of years and  every year it attracts 1000s of visitors at Stonehenge and near by Avebury stone circles. Stonehenge is believed to have been used as an important religious site by early Britons 4,000 years ago. The Stonehenge Free Festival was a British free festival from 1974 to 1984 held at Stonehenge during the month of June, and culminating on the summer solstice. The festival was a celebration of various alternative cultures. The Tibetan Ukrainian Mountain Troupe, The Tepee People, Circus Normal, the Peace Convoy, New Age Travellers and the Wallys were notable counterculture attendees. (Source internet)

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We reached this amazing site at 7.45 pm in the evening and then navigated through the grasslands inside the stone circle. The amazing serenity of the place, the crisp and pure winds , the large expanse of sky and amidst it stands this secluded circle of humongous stones. The sight actually awe strucks you , standing among these chalk stone slabs which have stood through the ages felt so familiar may be who knows this monument was visited or built by people I knew 🙂

Some people say it was an ancient timeclock, some a temple , others a passage from life to death but for me this place has something to feel within.The monument is only a landmark ,there is much more to be understood and decipher.I spend some time looking at the massive chalk stones and I was really amused just as most of the people would be as to how these  Trilithons (the two vertical stones topped by a horizontal stone) were installed in that age where each stone weighed more than 15 tonnes??. Imagine the kind of vision and leadership needed to encourage  thousands of people to work together to set up Stonehenge. Even if it was Super beings who did it as believed by many , they have surely left a mark on the planet that has undergone the test of time and still stands magnificently

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A giant helps Merlin build Stonehenge. From a manuscript of the Roman de Brut by Wace in theBritish Library (Egerton 3028). Dating back to the second quarter of the 14th century, this is the oldest known depiction of Stonehenge. (Source :Wikipedia)

There have been many theories around Stonehenge just like the pyramids of Egypt but for travelers like me who are looking to experience these sights there is much more to experience and questions than only how they were built, why they were built etc. When I sat down to meditate inside the circle I could feel impulses of energy throbbing within the heart and as I closed my eyes I could feel that a lot of energy work had been done in this place.The only thing I wanted to do as an appreciation was a blessing for the creators and contributors of this interesting monument, it is because of these mysteries in the world we realize life is much more than what we are living.

You think because you understand ‘one’ you must also understand ‘two’, because one and one make two. But you must also understand ‘and’.

Rumi

Do write to me and share your experience would love to hear and connect.

And now planning my next destination…….

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credits : Summer solstice at Stonehenge By in | June 22, 2016 ; Wikipedia and internet for few images

Inner Conversations – Himalayan Sojourn

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The Study lamp is on, the writing desk all lined up awaiting the new article. The previous blogs have mostly been on Health and Healing so wanted to just do a general heart to heart with all of you specially after this beautiful travel.This month has started with a very exciting travel schedule.My Journey to one of the most amazing spiritual destination in the Himalayas.This blog is my inner conversations during the stay at the spiritual abode of lord Vishnu The Badrinath Dham. The Himalayas has been the meditation place for many Spiritual gurus, enlightened beings and in Hindu Mythology it is the abode of Lord Shiva and has a huge spiritual significance. It is said till date there are millions of Sages still meditating to help the evolution of humanity. Sargam_neelkanth

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Sato Panth Glacier

During the trip there was so much for me to absorb and experience that there was a subtle anxiety, yes anxiety , this journey will end soon ; there was a resistance to leave the place . Somewhere a wish that this experience should continue for long as I seriously didn’t want this to end. The serenity and energies of the place are extremely energizing and healing. Many Spiritual seekers have met enlightened beings en route Badrinath Dham, modern mystic of our time Sri M (Book: Apprenticed to a Himalayan Yogi), Yogiraj Siddhanath (Book:Wings of Freedom), Yogananda Paramhansa (Book:Auto biography of a Yogi) all have a written account of their journey in their books while traveling to this spiritual heaven. Iinterestinglythis trip was in my to do list but this will happen so suddenly I had no idea. The trip was an invitation from friend but today I can only appreciate the way this trip happened. The picture below is the Temple of Sri Badrinath this place has a lot of reference and connection with Hindu Epic Mahabharata. Badrinath-sargam trip

Badrinath Temple – India

The natural beauty is so mesmerizing that I was just busy absorbing nature, mountains, rivers and valleys. Just picture perfect every landscape had a story to tell. I could just keep looking in one direction for hours in great awe and love. I really wanted to experience meditation in this Tapobhumi (land of meditation and penance) thousands of great yogis and sages and even gods have meditated in this land. To share the same energy was a blessing, I pulled myself together and sat down to meditate and tune in to the vortex of energies.

Our mind is amazing it keeps us so occupied through the 5 senses that you want to continue see, hear the birds and feel the cool breeze. It was so difficult for me to close the eyes but at last I decided I will not open my eyes and sit and meditate and connect within.I was so full of gratitude and reverence. Initially all the stories of Mahavtar babaji, Shiva Ji , Vishnu Ji and Pandavas were flashing in my mind then gradually the anxiety to expect miracles disappeared. I was there with my Being.

The following conversation was an outcome of my interactions during the Journey and while introspection.

No Matter How Weak or Small we Appear as God’s Creation we are Source in all its Magnificence

In the vastness of the mighty mountains and open sky we appear as minuscule creation of God but we are part of the hologram which is called the Source/God/Allah/Rab 🙂 it is upto us what we do with this truth. We can either go into denial and detriment our own growth or build upon the truth and manifest our greatness.

We All have a Unique Place in the Web of the Universe

Every person every being in this space time reality is perfect in its own way, there is no need to judge the journey and expansion of others instead focus on our own expansion. There is no competition and there is ample space for everyone.However since the childhood we are told we have to be better than others and it makes our life miserable trust me we all are blessed with our unique gifts.We are a living spirit just discovering our own potential every day.

Source is Abundance and So Are We

Just like every piece of the apple pie has the essence of the apple it is made of we all have the essence of source within us. Most of us worship this essence in others and create a separation between God and ourselves. We ourselves have created a separation of what is God and what is not. However if we look from the eyes of Source/God everything has come from the Source and hence is Source in its essence. So I am no less a Source you are and you are no less Source than I am. The ego automatically gets battered and exits.

Lining up with Our Being NOW is the Key to Bliss

Time is an illusion in the third dimension it creates a separation between past , present and future however if we see from higher dimension perspective every moment is about NOW; Most of us look for an escape from living the life in Present instead we want to dwell in the past or plan for the future. The one most important revelation was aligning with our being in every moment. Accepting ourselves instead of waiting for the perfect version to show up in the future. This always creates an illusion of the gap, an illusion that there is a distance between you and your perfect reality thereby creating anxiety, grief and repentance.

“I am in every moment of my life in perfect harmony , the divine perfectly aligns my life to the infinite power that lies within me”

You can find the picture album of the journey:

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Lots of Love -Sargam

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How to Perform Astral Projection

Astral Projection

Astral projection refers to an out-of-body-experience (OBE) during which the soul leaves the physical body and travels to the astral plane. People often experience this state during illness or when involved in a near death experience, but it is also possible to practice astral projection at will. This article contains instructions on how to get started.

 

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  • Beliefs play the largest part in Astral Projection. If you believe that you are going to be possessed, you may feel like you are possessed. If you feel like your “silver-cord” is “weak” and that you can’t return, you will feel stuck. Feelings and thoughts are instantly manifested in the Astral Plane, anything you think/fear can seem to happen. Keep your thoughts positive. Don’t try to Astral Project after watching a scary movie.
  • It’s best not to be mentally or physically tired when attempting astral projection, as you will find it hard to concentrate. Drowsy morning feelings work better than being tired after a long day.
  • You cannot be hurt mentally/physically by something in the Astral Plane while having an OBE.
  • Try not to be scared on your first time, or it will seem to become harder to go back to your body.
  • When releasing your soul from your body, it can also help to imagine yourself all one dull color. Now imagine your colorful soul escaping from your body slowly.
  • If you feel it’s hard to get back to your body, just imagine yourself striking with your body at the speed of light. You can come back from any place with in one second. Remember your soul is free of distance and time.