Birthday wish

/ October 5, 2014/ Yoga/ 2 comments

This morning when I woke up, I went through the list of things that I am grateful for and thank the universe for another year full of blessings. When I asked myself what I wanted for my birthday, the thought that immediately came to mind was peace for my birthplace!

It breaks my heart to see my friends and family suffering in this land savagely ridden with manufactured hatred. However, what makes it really hard is that I feel I can’t do anything to help.

When Deepak Chopra invited to a global meditation for peace, I immediately joined and participated. It felt good to do something that will help my friends and family. I became very motivated with the message of being the change you want to see. So If you want peace, be peace.

Also, after I read an article from Rolf Sovik, Heal Yourself, Heal the World: The Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra. I became very fond of this mantra. I started to learn it but I got so busy during the summer that I forgot about it. Well I forgot about a lot of things …

To help me get back on track and to regain the vitality I lost from overdoing it… I came to the Himalayan institute for a self-transformation program. This weekend, I attended to a workshop called Exploring the chakras through asana with Shari Friedrichsen. This morning, Shari spoke about Rolf’s article and I quickly realized that it was the same article that I read!

Shari explained that you can recite this mantra not only for healing yourself with a particular issue, you can also use it to heal a place! Well the universe cannot be more clear, right? You want to help, here is a tool you can use!

After the session ended, I spoke to her and told her about my story. She smiled and told me that this mantra is very powerful but it is even more powerful if you recite it on your birthday! So now you know what I am doing for my birthday.

If you feel compelled to join me in my birthday wish of peace and healing, please recite aloud this mantra 3 times:

OM. Tryambakam yajamahe
Sugandhim pushti-vardhanam
Urvarukamiva bandhanan
Mrityor mukshiya mamritat

You can listen here to Pandit Rajmani Tigunait translating and explaining how to recite the Maha Mrityunjaya mantra:

The link to Rolf’s article explains the meaning, has instructions for reciting this mantra, and has a recording to learn how to recite it.

Today, I am more grateful than ever to be alive and in health. But even more grateful to have been shown so many clear signs of what to do to help heal our world.

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  1. Wish you very HAPPY BIRTHDAY !
    May GOD bless you peace always and very health life ahead.
    Enjoy !!

    1. Thanks so much Kayal!

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