Make your morning cup of Invisible Landscape. Be mindful during the process. Use the best water you can find, maybe your favorite cup. Once the tea is ready go outside to greet the morning sun, the earth, and the elements. Barefoot on the ground, greeting the sun, breath in the fresh air, the smell of the day, the tea, listen to the sounds, notice if there is anything unique about this day. Maybe a bird flies over you, what kind of bird is it? Maybe it is another animal. Maybe a car horn or siren sounds. What type of messages could these things have for you?
Say this mantra over your tea as many times as feels good to you.
Om Tripuray Vidmahe Tulsi Patray Dhimahi
Tanno: Tulsi Prachodayat
Here is a link to a Youtube video for pronunciation: LINK
Go inside light your coal and burn your copal in your ceremonial space clearing stagnant energy. Further, notice what kinds of thoughts or messages may be coming in. As your clearing the space, focus on internally offering the copal to both your Soul-self, and the plants in the tea as well. Thank them for assisting you in tuning into your greater awareness. Set your teacup in a safe space. Make sure your copal is in a safe space as well as you get settled for the meditation. Greet your alter. Sit or lie down however is best for you for meditation.
Later as you progress you can do this meditation anywhere, at any time, eyes open or closed, and feel free to begin experimenting with that as you wish. For starters, though it is most effective if you set an intentional sacred space to begin to tune into your extra sensitive awareness.
Close your eyes and breathe gently into your abdomen and start reciting the Tulsi mantra internally. Focus just on this mantra and your slow, steady gentle breathing. The pace of the breathing should go with the cadence of the mantra, sing it to yourself. Do this until your body is very calm and relaxed, but not asleep, the tea will help you to stay focused and slip into the alpha or theta state.
Now Imagine a chord or tentacle of energy reaching out from your heart space, the center of your chest. Reach this tentacle of light out towards the Tulsi plant you have planted. Simply rest your awareness on the plant. How does it feel? What type of thoughts or feelings are coming up. Just relax and be patient. You can also imagine your Tulsi seed as it gathers nutrients in the soil you have planted it in. Taking in the water, the earth, the air, seeking for the warmth and light above it, always reaching for the light and warmth of the Sun. Imagine its growth process from seed to large bush. How does that feel, again rest your energy on the seed or plant itself (depending on its stage of growth. Just be aware of how it feels, is there a texture, where in your body do you feel new sensations? What type of sensations? What type of thoughts come in? Perhaps internally ask and invite the plant to come into your life, help to heal you, tune you into your gift of awareness, calm, peace, and anxiety free.
Thank the plant for whatever messages came. Come out of meditation, and try to remain in this state of heightened awareness throughout your day. Do this meditation for at least seven days. Perhaps record your findings in a journal, or share on social media if you feel comfortable, make a video and send it to us or post it.
Tulsi Seeds are a free gift for those that purchase the Self Illumination Kit, if you haven’t purchased yours yet you can check it out here.
Growing Your Tulsi Plant:
Tulsi is a highly revered plant in India and Asia, said to be the incarnation of a goddess and grown and worshiped in many homes. It is said to be a powerful protector for the home, and also help to bring fortune and luck. This plant should be treated with care and respect.
Get a smaller starting pot, maybe about 32oz pot or so, along with some good organic potting soil. Tulsi likes warmer weather and should be kept around 70 degrees or warmer. Sow 3 seeds placed in a triangle around the pot, keep them moist but not wet while they germinate.
Once they are a couple inches tall you can start to give them a little less water, but still keeping an eye to make sure they are not starting to wilt. The plant will get a couple feet high, it will need to be transplanted around 1 foot tall to a larger pot. After its a foot tall you cant start to take small harvests to add to your tea. Tulsi likes lots of light, so keep in a window sill, you can bring outside or plant in the ground if you live in an area without winter.