The spiritual empowerment lessons of Leo and the other fire signs (Aries and Sagittarius) include activating our inner light and cultivating our auric radiance. Our goals are (1) to awaken the light in our mind, (2) to awaken our heart light, and (3) to shine our light so brightly that our radiance attracts to us what we need and works for us in magical ways.
Achieving this attraction mode of being involves holding our center in our spine, heart, and neutral sacred space. As you consolidate your center, test your ability to not get lost or absorbed in the crowd. Can you stay in your neutral, compassionate heart center and not get entangled in relationship stories or distracted by events and others’ agendas? With self-training, we make progress in achieving these goals.
Self Focus and Self Love
We need self-focus and self-love to build and maintain our (1) heart center, (2) identity structure, (3) inner authority, and (4) radiance. The same dynamics are at play when we offer our creative contribution to collective endeavors and when we connect with the Infinite Force. Merging means fitting in perfectly into the whole. First we have to become whole ourselves.
Personal authenticity, authority, and integrity are requirements for both participation in the group and for co-creation with the Divine. It is our personal responsibility to shine the light of our soul, which is the energetic foundation for both self-realization and for establishing our Divine connection. It is the light of our soul that integrates into the universal (and global) whole of which we are each a unique and vital part. We don’t get lost. We get found!
The kriya Heart of Gold from Transitions to a Heart-Centered World is a great one to cultivate your heart light. Feel the warmth in your spine at the level of your heart and let it become golden. Gold grounds us and keeps us in the body. The hands are an extension of the heart chakra. Feel the connection between your hands and your heart. When you prepare food, touch yourself, others, and things, or use your hands in many other ways, feel that your heart is directing and feeding their movements.
Heart of Gold
Yoga Mudra: In Lotus (or Easy) Pose, bend over placing forehead on the ground, hands in Venus Lock behind the back, index fingers extended, and raise the arms straight up, pulling the shoulder blades together with long deep breathing for 3 minutes.
In Easy Pose, lean forward to 60°, grasp opposite shoulder blades and pull right arm under left, and hold with long deep breathing for 3 minutes.
Arms stretched straight out in front, parallel to the ground, spread the fingers wide apart, feeling heat at the base of the palms, and hold with long deep breathing for 3 minutes. Then tense hands and relax. Brings energy to the heart in 2 shifts.
Rub hands in a circular motion around the centers of the palms for 3 minutes.
Upper arms at sides, bring left one out to the side away from the body and hold the right one close in, palms facing each other, and meditate on the energy between the hands for 7-15 minutes.
Ego Eradicator: Arms up to the sides at 60°, fingertips on pads and thumbs extended up, breathe long and deep for 1-2 minutes, and then follow with 1-2 minutes of Breath of Fire.
Place palms 4-6″ apart at the heart center, palms facing each other, right one above, left below. See a golden ball of light between the hands. Expand the light with each breath for 10-15 minutes.