“Gesture of Banishing”
The hand gesture that many call demonic and the sign of the devil is ironically used in many ancient traditions to expel demons or delete thoughts and actions which are against life, peace and harmony. It was called Karana Mudra in yogic and Buddhist circles.
Also called the “The Gesture Warding off Evil”
It is made by raising the index and the little finger, and folding the other fingers. It is nearly the same as the gesture known as corna in many western countries, the difference is that in the Karana mudra the thumb does not hold down the middle and ring finger.
You can find abhayamudrâ sometimes also as a left-hand gesture. Ekajata and Yama, as well as Vajrapani and Bhutadamaravajrapani are frequently shown in this mudra.
Things are as they are - we suffer because we imagined different. - Rachel Wolchin
Since time immemorial, it is an expected norm for us to learn to accept things or otherwise we suffer. And in a way it is true, when we don’t accept a situation, we suffer it. But this does not mean that the sequence of events cannot be consciously molded to benefit us instead of being helpless by passively accepting all things as they are.
Is there something in particular you are struggling to accept in your life? Observe how your body and mind feel when you contemplate about that situation, person or idea.
Now consciously relax.
Let go of the contraction in your heart. Doubts and fear are old limiting beliefs, they have no power over you - just close your eyes and tell yourself “it’s ok, let go…”, you will see you can do it.
From this more composed space, see and understand how you can experience this situation without suffering.
This choice is always available there for you, anytime, anywhere.
The art of tea leaf reading is knowing as Tasseography. It is a popular form of divination that comes from many different cultures. Originally China was the first region where tea was grown commercially, and is also said to be where the form of divination started.
Use a simple loose leaf tea to begin
Pour the tea into a simple white cup to read the tea leaves
While drinking the tea, concentrate on a question or on your future
When only a small amount of tea remains, use your left hand to rotate the cup anticlockwise three times. Carefully flip the cup upside down and allow it to drain.
Start reading! The leaves closes to the rim represent events in the near future, the sides of the cup represent the not-so-distant-future and the bottom represent the distant future.
Make note of the symbols and patterns and look up the meanings.