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Wunjo Peace and Bliss—ours for the sitting… 2010.12.22


I just returned from a Sai Maa Diksha meditation. The intent of this meditation is to experience deep peace and bliss by releasing that which no longer serves you. While this is not my spiritual path, I find the practice of meditation is helpful in shifting me into a calmer, happier state. I arrived late and harried, and after the first hands on diksha blessing I was centered, moving on “slow time”, and felt at peace. After the second round I was certainly experiencing joy.

Wunjo is the Joy rune. It is the symbol of the world in balance; the magic that happens when everything just falls into place perfectly. This is the joy that feels as if it will last forever. And this can only happen when the spirit is free from anxiety, fear, guilt, and other judgments. This is the heart that is measured against Maat’s feather and found to be pure and acceptable.

Wunjo is the power of now. Suffering is found in attachment to the future or the past. But all we really have is now; in the center of the sacred circle—which lives within each of us. We have the ability to choose our mood at any moment—despite what may be going on around us. The power of now is available to us and visualizing Wunjo can help us make that shift to joy.

Runic Yoga is a practice of taking a pose that imitates the runes. You can also create runic mudras with your hands. I find that taking the pose of a rune really helps me embody it and experience it fully. And whenever I am working with Wunjo, I always spend time in gratitude for the experience and send a blessing to others and the planet that they may share in my joy.

We closed our meditation with the following chant:

Loving kindness
For all beings
From the One
Beyond the stars
Through the darkness into light
We behold the gift of peace…

Shades of Sowilo remain—that cosmic light lifting us and our spirits out of the darkness. I am filled with joy that the returning light brings. And so mote it be.


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