STORY OF TILAK(MARK WORN ON THIRD EYE)- In Hindu philosophy, the tilaka is a mark worn usually on the forehead, sometimes other parts of the body such as neck, hand or chest Tilak may be worn on a daily basis or for rites of passage or special religious occasions only, depending on regional customs. It is worn on very auspicious occasions like a havan (Hindu ritual done for prosperity and positivity), marriages, while welcoming guests The term also refers to the Hindu ritual of marking someone's forehead with a fragrant paste, such as of sandalwood or vermilion, as a welcome and expression of honor when they arrive In ancient history, the great sages and ascetics used to apply ash on their foreheads after the completion of their rituals. Since then it's been an integral part of the Hindu culture P.S. Applying sandalwood paste on your third eye, cools down your body and helps in meditation.
New Moon In Leo Gathering with @kaiyahealingarts @kaiya.girl and a beautiful group of powerful women. We discussed the significance of this new moon, the medicinal value of Jasmine tea, the meaning of smudging oneself or a space with sage or Palo Santo, ancient ritual that women performed during their moon cycle, the resurgence of women claiming our power through connecting with our bodies. We wrote out lists of things we want to shed as well as things we want to grow in this new season. The growth lists were folded up and placed by the pink candle shown in the video. The shedding lists were shredded and then placed in a bowl, where we then burned them. We smudged one another with Palo Santo bark (from a fragrant tree) to help cleanse ourselves energetically, making space for the new (smudging doesn't necessarily involve literally 'smudging' the bark on someone. In our case we lit the piece of Palo Santo, as you would incense, and then waved the smoke around each person's body). When we left we took the lists of what we want to cultivate so that we can be reminded of them daily. I am putting mine under my pillow. :-). It was beautiful and powerful to come together and practice self care, as well as to speak our truths and share. Looking forward to the manifestation of so many dreams! I'm pumped for the next gathering! And so happy to meet every woman present. #selfcare#newmoon#sacredspace#women ...
I couldn't decide what to watch tonight, so I went to my DVD collection and pulled out one of the movies I am in, American Mummy/Aztec Blood. If your wondering what's going on in this picture, buy or rent the movie. Mature audiences.