♥LOVE TIP – Monday February 6, 2012
Hello cherished and valued ♥Ones,
Singapore’s CHANGAI airport is always for me like a warm familiar place…..home almost! It has so many great memories for us. For those of you who don’t know, my partner Shelton is an American and he has a house in Seattle, Washington in the north-west of the United States…..In the beginning years of our relationship (which began in 2001) we were travelling back and forth between the US and Australia about every 3 months for the first few years as we could only get 3 months visas for each other’s countries and we wanted to be together…….hence lots of stopovers in Singapore on the way between Perth and Seattle….so we discovered lots of great ‘nooks and crannies’ and great places to ‘hang out’………so as we had a 4 and 1/2 hour wait we headed for Terminal 2 and I indulged and had a foot massage followed by a comfy couple of hours nap on the couches just near there. Great hint for travellers with long stopovers!!……. And then our departure at 2.30am – and next stop India!
Hello from Incredible INDIA🙂
Coming into the immigration area in Terminal 3 at the Indira Gandhi International Airport is a surprise and a delight. We were greeted by some amazing pieces of art. What a WELCOME and what a treat!
Firstly, spread right across the top of the passport control area is a wall of hands showing a number of Mudrās –
Mudras are expressive hand gestures that form an intrinsic part of Indian Classical Dance, Yoga and visual arts. Mudras are believed to channelize natural forces and aid spiritual and mental well being by enhancing the flow of energies through the body.
The following mudras have been used as a part of the design at the T3 Terminal. [Source – http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/DIALmudras.pdf – includes a picture of each of the hand positions]
1) Abhaya Mudrā – A sign of blessing / greeting that denotes protection or reassurance. The idea conveyed here is that ‘you are safe, be fearless, I am here to shield you from all harm’ ……It is actually one of the simplest mudras: An open hand and the fingers are bent slightly almost like someone is trying to reach out….. This one is my favourite with the lovely Shelton in front….who is also my favourite 🙂
2) Varada Mudrā – Charity and service – The act of giving, in love and in benevolence
3) Ākāsha Mudrā – This mudrā conveys the aspiration to harness the energy of the air and the sky and guiding this energy to positive activities where it is most needed.
4) Mayur Mudrā – An expression of tremulous joy, just as a peacock’s fan like plume dances in the wind. This mudrā symbolizes flow and joy, new directions and the oncoming of novel tidings
5) Chatura Mudrā – This mudrā connotes the presence of aesthetic pleasures or sweetness in life; connoting eyes or a face; and lastly, the proof of being/ promise. In geometry, chatura also means a square, and since a square means creation, it is also a symbol of genesis
6) Tripatāka Mudrā – Denotes the application of tilaka or victory mark on forehead, but specifically denotes the hoisting of a flag composed of three fabrics or colours, hence tri-patāka. Definitely symbolizing journey, travel, arrival, welcome and victory.
7) Prāńa Mudrā – Prāńa symbolizes life force. Life force is air. This symbol expresses the inhalation and exhalation of this life-force, our tenuous link to our environment. This mudrā seeks to strengthen this linkage between the individual life form and the ever throbbing life-force of the universe
8) Trishul Mudrā – Symbolizes three-ness, trinity, the trident and progress through energy and zeal.
9) Prānāyāma Mudrā – This is one of the yogic hand gestures used to alternate the breath through the nostrils during Nādi Shodhana Prānāyāma, a sort of regulation of our breathing through alternate nostrils. Symbolises good health, equilibrium, well-being and life force.
I accept all these BLESSINGS and offer them to you too!
We then collect our baggage and get ‘picked up’ and ushered by an Indian employee of Jet Airways who takes over our very full luggage cart…..shepherding us right through the airport right up to the front of the check-in line (past about 50 other people!!) for our last short flight from Delhi to Chandigarh…….. Hey, sometimes all one can do is stand back and marvel at how well we are taken care of!!!!!
Through security one more time and we are greeted by another amazing sculpture which depicts 12 asana’s of the Surya Namaskara or as known in English – Salute to the Sun… which particularly seemed fitting as it was not long after sunrise……..and also felt somehow to me as symbolizing the perfection of the new beginnings before us…..
and then another: “No matter how far You go remember where you are from”
What an amazing amount of messages and BLESSINGS for the beginning of our journey in India! How can our time here be anything other than MIRACULOUS!
And then arriving into my daughter ♥Zoe’s ♥LOVE-ing arms in Chandigarh at 9.40am – how truly blessed I am!
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With wishes for your day to be full of MIRACLES – and a reminder of ♥SARK’s wonderful message – “you are always on your way to a miracle!” ……Invite miracles by opening your heart and hands and saying – Miracles come find me!……. Much ♥LOVE and BLESSINGS, Susie♥
Expect your every need to be met,
Expect the answer to every problem,
Expect abundance at every level,
Expect to grow spiritually ~ Eileen Caddy
[And expect it with graceful allowing……]
“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson