Sadhana 108 Sobriety

The number 108 has its profound significance in Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism. Vedic sages who dealt with astronomy and mathematics considered 108 – a magic number, associated with perfection and success. Vedic culture also viewed 108 as a number of the wholeness of existence. 108 connects the Sun, Moon, and Earth ~ the average distance of the Sun and the Moon to Earth is 108 times their respective diameters.

According to yogic tradition, there are 108 pithas, or sacred sites, throughout India. And there are also 108 Upanishads and according to Marma Adi and Ayurveda therapy, there are 108 pressure points in human body (108 marma points, or sacred places of the body). The Sanskrit language has 54 letters, both representing the two genders and they are also called Shiva (masculine) and Shakti (feminine) respectively; when we multiply 54 by 2 (genders), the product is 108.

It is assumed that each person has 108 feelings: 36 tied to the past, 36 about the present and 36 about the future. Those who believe in God say there are 108 paths to God.

This almost never ending list goes on and on. The mysterious number 108 has accompanied humanity from the beginning and it will always be with us.

To honor the divine in me and to ignite my spiritual journey I am beginning a new Sadhana : 108 days of Sobriety. Why? I’m not an alcoholic, I don’t drink very often and I enjoy wine, but I’m on a spiritual journey for clarity. I want to be connected to my soul, to cherish the present and live my dharma.

The article that awakened me. {click here}

I would love you to join. I’ll post about my rituals, my tools and my journey. Follow me on IG.

NAMASTE – my love feels your love

Kim

 

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