I start by setting my intention. It is my intention, today and every day to create a life with more harmony. As I create harmony in my life I create more harmony in the world. As the world sees my harmony others become in tune with it.
The photo depicts the position I have always held my hands when I am connecting my head to my heart. I am not sure where or even if I learned this, it has always just seemed to come naturally to me. If there is water near to me it is enhancement but not necessary. I can also achieve the water presence using a bowl full of it. I have a perfect half sphere that I use for this purpose. It has no flat bottom, gravity and the water hold it in balance. Somehow this seems perfect for my serenity journey. Sometimes I use incense and sometimes a candle but often nothing other than my body. I can do this on the edge of my bed, sitting on a chair or even lying down. Always my eyes seem naturally to close.
In Hindu and Buddhist tradition the hand positions are often called “mudra” and can be used as a silent form of self-expression. For me the touching of my middle finger to my thumb has always symbolized my head and my heart joining although I have never been able to find any “proof” of this nor any mudra that depicts it. It was something that came to me intuitively and as you may know I am a great believer in listening to my intuition. I no longer question why it is, I simply accept that it is, as it is and this alone is a sign of my inner serenity. There is not always an answer beyond it feels right. I am a spiritualist not just a scientist.
So when I want to deeply connect or want to go to a place of internal serenity I often use my hands with my fingers connected this way to form my eternal circle of heart flowing into head back into heart. The other thing I find helps me is to make sure my feet are firmly on the ground. When I am sitting I find it helpful to remove my shoes and have either my bare-feet or my stocking-feet (depending on time of year and/or geographical location) touch the floor. It does not matter whether it is a bare floor or carpet or inside or outside to me. It is just making sure I am connected to all that is around me. I move my position until I feel fully connected.
And when I am fully settled I find that my body automatically begins to relax. It is as if an invisible cloak descends upon me. Starting at my head, this beautiful, light, silk cloth gently touches the top of my head, the top of my ears, my shoulders, my forearms resting on my knees, my upturned hands with encircled fingers, down my legs until it covers my feet. Now I am fully covered under my cloak of serenity. The light behind my closed eyelids turns to a golden hue. I am sure my face has a gentle almost beatific smile upon it and I feel totally at peace.
I hope today your serenity descends and your consciousness ascends. Namaste.