Mudras, Hands and Mantras: Thumb & Index Finger

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For the next few blogs I will be working with the powerful energies of mudras which can transform and accelerate our self-healing.  Before we move on to the mudras we will work with each finger in meditation!

Meditation 1: Thumb Energy
The fire element, the lung meridian, and Mars (the planet and/or ancient god of war) are associated with the thumb. The fire of the thumb nourishes the energy of the other fingers and absorbs excess energy. It thereby restores equilibrium.
When we think about the incineration of garbage, we sense that destruction through fire can also have a power that creates order. Even in nature, when during the course of the decades a monoculture of the strongest has been created, the forest fire once again creates the preconditions for a larger variety of new plants.
The overheating within our bodies, the fever, kills entire cultures of bacteria. Fire is dependent upon air since it dies without oxygen; the same also applies to our cell respiration.
The metabolism in the individual cells can only properly function with adequate oxygen. We can actually strengthen every part of the body or every organ by visualizing and/or breathing light and warmth into it.
Either sit or lie down. Now encircle your right thumb with the four fingers of your left hand and place your left thumb along the inner edge of your right hand. Close your eyes.
Focus on a part of the body that is weak or ill. Now imagine that a light is burning in the lower center of your body (at the height of the naval). Every time you exhale, direct the rays of light toward the respective part of the body. First let large, dark clouds of smoke
things that make you ill, pain, etc.) escape from the illuminated body part. Then concentrate solely on the light that slowly fills, illuminates, and heals this part of the body.
Calmly keep holding onto your thumb for a while and feel the flowing warmth. Then encircle your left thumb and also hold this for a while.
Meditation 2: Index Finger Energy
The heart chakra, the large intestine, and the deep meridian of the stomach are associated with this finger. Here we also find the “sure” instinct, having “a good nose,” the ability to reflect, and inspiration. This energy goes to our innermost core and back to the cosmos from there. We can also draw on our innermost being (intuition) and receive from the cosmos (inspiration). This finger includes both closeness and expansiveness. How much closeness can we stand?
The air element represents the mind—the power of thought. Thoughts are as invisible as the air and yet, as the yogis have discovered, they are the cause of all the actions that we take or refrain from taking, of everything that we reject and attract, for our health and for every mood, and for the entire design of our life. The planetary power of Jupiter is also associated with this finger, and indicates the eternal change of things— accepting life with all its facets, working through (digesting), and letting go again.
There is also a clear, purposeful look into the future in this finger. Since our thoughts are so important, we should consider their quality more frequently. If we do the following meditation several days in a row, we will notice that there is a certain habit in our thoughts. Habits can be changed as soon as we become aware of them, but changes always require a certain amount of time. If we continuously replace harmful thoughts with useful ones, we can also change the circumstances of life accordingly.
Sit or lie down. Now encircle your right index finger with the four fingers of your left hand, letting the thumb extend to the middle of your right hand. Close your eyes.
You are sitting in front of a field and observe the swaying ears of grain. When you inhale, the ears of grain move toward you. When you exhale, they move away from you. Sometimes you see the entire field, and sometimes you see the individual ears of grain. You also see how the space gets smaller when you inhale, and larger when you exhale.
The yellow ears indicate transience, the great dying that is already contained in the seed of a new beginning. After a while, look into the expanse of the blue clouded sky and then inwardly to the safety of your own heart. Now observe the thoughts that come and go, and think about your thoughts for a while. How do you think most of the time? In a positive, negative, confident, fearful, brooding {turning over worries), critical, memory-dominated, or future-oriented way?
Keep holding onto your finger for a while and feel the flowing warmth. Then encircle your left index finger and also hold this for a while.
Mantra – Sa Ta Na Ma
This mantra can be said silently or out loud – when you are repeating this mantra imagine the words vibrating inside your physical body, releasing those old outworn patterns of thought and behaviours.
This mantra expresses the five primal sounds of the universe “S” is infinity “T” is life “N” means death “M” Means rebirth. The fifth sound is “A”.  The Power of this mantra comes from the fact that is rearranges the subconscious mind at the most elementary level.  It has the power to break habits and addictions because it accesses the level of the mind where habits are created. 

Until next time – Diamond Light, Ryan


2 thoughts on “Mudras, Hands and Mantras: Thumb & Index Finger

  1. Dear Master Orion Diamond, My name is Juanita-l am a student of the metaphysical field. l enjoy your lessons. Thank-You! This is my very first time on this website-the information and techniques have been most helpful.

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