May You Prosper #5

It’s very late, and I must wake early.  Why write?

I feel compelled to send out this prosperity blessing, this wish, hope, desire, vibration, whether it actually reaches a reader or not.

A student came to class today and told me that he felt he was walking a thin line psychologically.  He feels unsafe and wants to protect himself.  His thoughts had been keeping him occupied with two options.  He wondered if it will be enough to send out positive energy from within himself to the universe.  Will inwardly chanting mantras really work to keep him in peaceful environments; likewise, will sending out love vibrations really protect him from the surprise violence of the world?  Alas, this duality irks him: should he remain an unarmed, ordinary, peaceful man who practices yoga?  Or, should he go out a buy a gun to feel he can protect himself?

“So, you feel torn between two options.”  I said.  He nodded.  I smiled.

During the class I placed a kind of intention onto the rippling surface of the sound current.

May we continue to chant and practice, come what may.  The best weapon and the only weapon is our discipline.  All the rest, we must leave it up to grace.  That way we may rest in grace. 

At the end of the class, the student was convinced he did not need to go out a buy a gun.  “If I am faced with the barrel of a gun pointed to my third eye,” he said, pointing, “If I am faced with death, I shall remain fixed, in my mind, on a mantra:   har har har har har har har har har.

Even the flowers, so violently plucked from their roots too soon, freely share their fragrance long after they have been plucked.

May we continue to bow to the wisdom of the flowers.

Please join the global meditation to Activate Prosperity.

Sat Nam!

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Diamond Mind, Creator’s Mind

Day Ten

“The mind is above time and space.  If you decide not to complain, the mind will immediately compensate you with intuition.” ~Yogi Bhajan

Besides, intuition feels so much better than complaining.  There’s so much too complain about: I’m underpaid.  The weather’s bad.  I don’t get enough sleep.  I don’t get enough love.  I’m surrounded by stupid people.

Such complaints are not worthy of diamond mind energy.  When salary is too low, revel in the expertise and heart you devote to your craft.  When the weather makes us physically uncomfortable, compose a song.  When sleep deprived, commit to exploring and discovering the space within you where there are wells of boundless pranic energy.  When love starved, give more love away.  When surrounded by stupid people, bathe them in the light of your mind.

Diamond Mind, Creator’s Mind

Day Five

Sometimes we grow suspicious of social institutions, like education, religion, careers, and media.  We accuse these realms of giving us the experience of feeling “brainwashed.”

Your mind is given to you so you can never be brainwashed.

Every day, every hour, every moment, feel empowered to check in with the elements that make up your human organism and all things:  ether, air, fire, water, and earth.

Your mind is given to you to balance the amount of ether, air, fire, water, and earth that you are experiencing in any given moment, in any given circumstance.

Relating to the universe through your consciousness means becoming aware of the balance of the five elements that make up YOU.

Ether:  Check the quality of the space in which you exist.  Is that space giving you room to grow and glow?

Air:  Check the quality of your thoughts and your life force energy.  Do you have thoughts of high or low frequency?  Do you feel you have plenty of energy to give and love and serve?

Fire:  Check the quality of your digestion and lifeblood.  Do you feel at ease moving food through your system?  Are you aware of your blood’s circulation and its oxygen content?

Water:  Check the flow of your emotions and impressions.  Do you feel emotions flow easily through you giving you a rich human experience, but do not get blocked in your body or mind to create whirlpools of neurosis?

Earth:  Check in with your relationship to the Earth.  Do you feel rooted and grounded?  Have your hands helped in the garden?  Have your toes felt the grass or the sand?  Have you savored the sensations of nature in your face and cold in your bones?

If all five of the elements are balanced in your own human organism, nothing can penetrate you to the point of brainwashing you.  And you will no longer feel the need to use brainwashing as an excused to claim you are a victim.

The mind is your responsibility, and you have all the power in the universe to use your mind to become balanced, empowered, and liberated.  Be careful not to waste energy on emotionally-driven complaints of being brainwashed.  Instead, feel empowered to relate to your mind through your awareness.

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40 Days, 40 Years, 40 Prayers

Day 40

Wahe Guru!

On this day, 40 years ago, this world pulled me into its vortex, its whirling totality of wisdom, misery, joy, horror, sweetness, anxiety, ecstasy, color, and resonating silence.  I am infinitely grateful for every opportunity to grow my soul.

To celebrate my birthday, I meditated for 40 days using two meditations that, according to the teachings of the Kundalini Yoga tradition, are supposed to make my prayers effective.

Recently, I happened to choose “Mother Mary” from an Oracle Card deck.  The meaning of the card said, “All your prayers answered.”  The explanation promised, without a doubt, that all I prayed for shall come to be.

Really?  Over these 40 days I have prayed for so much.  I have prayed such vast and ambitious prayers.  I have consciously explored beyond any limits to the prayers of the infinite Self that needn’t heed boundaries and limitations.  I have engaged in authentic communication with the unknown parts of my Self.  I have fallen deeply and madly in love with the Unknown.  And this is the beginning!

Whether or not prayers are answered is far less important to me than this relationship I have forged with my Self and with Infinity, a relationship held fast by prayer.

May this loving prayer be with you when you need a friend.  May your prayers be heard and answered and adored and echoed and sung and praised and forgotten and discovered and remembered.  May your prayers be a source of healing, relief, comfort, connection, and strength for all beings.  May your prayers be unafraid to explore the Unknown, engage the Unknown, make love to the Unknown.  May prayer be a constant companion that wells up in your heart when you least expect it.  May your prayer continue to overwhelm you with blissful divine love.  May you be always and ever renewed and aware in your relationship to the One.  And may the pure light within you guide your way on!

Sat Nam!

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40 Days, 40 Years, 40 Prayers

Day Thirty Nine

Beloved Everywhere,  This is my conscious prayer.

May the human family learn to thrive and be happy under the increased levels of pressure that we are all experiencing.  May we train our minds and intuition to perceive inner dimensions while the senses navigate the outer world with dignity and grace.  May more and more souls chose to experience the sacred sound current as a way to elevate the frequencies of the mind’s thought waves.  May we all come to understand the significance of every word we speak and every word we think.  May we accept, take responsibility for, and acknowledge that our words create our world.  May we come to celebrate that by tuning in to our inner sounds, and by harmonizing those inner sounds with sacred sounds, we experience our inner wisdom and merge with the vast awareness of Divine Silence.  If only one being on this planet experiences Divine Silence, may that one experience elevate every being. May collective human consciousness know deep and perfect ease with All That Is.

Sat Nam!

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40 Days, 40 Years, 40 Prayers

Day Thirty Five

What an almighty challenge it is to live according to consciousness!  Every moment presents enormous challenge.  All the varieties of personalities and energies to work with!  All the bizarre distractions and overload to the nervous system!  All the tragedies and celebrations! All the zombies who are totally indifferent or checked out!  All the over dramatization and sensationalizing and celebrity and too-cool-for-school irreverence!

My meditation practice saved me today.  There were certain moments and situations in which it would have been easier and more comfortable, more habitual, to fall into the behavior patterns and thought patterns that occur when I rely on my ego, my emotions, or my intelligence in certain trying moments.  But, I am slowing my breath and reminding myself to remain fully conscious, fully alert, ready at any moment to face Life’s challenges with dignity, grace, and consciousness.

What helped today?  The image of the white light growing and expanding out from my heart center worked miracles in keeping me in my consciousness.  This vision is a skill I refined practicing this Isht Sodhana Mantra Kriya, and because I’ve been practicing every day, the vision just came into my mind when I needed it, as if it had been gifted to me by a generous Muse.  Receiving the gift was pure delight, and I was astonished at how much this helped.  As soon as I envisioned the white light growing and glowing and expanding from the center of my heart out into the universe, a divine grace intervened in my predicament, and the energy around the predicament changed.  The predicament is still there, but the energy around it is different; now, I have such clarity about the situation that I can move forward relying on my intuitive poise.

I’m feeling blessed to be cozying up to the flow of grace.

May you enjoy the flow of grace in each moment.  May your soul be served by your own beautiful, intuitive poise.  May the pure light of consciousness become your habitual way of being! 

Sat Nam!

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