With Yogi Bhajan

From the Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings

Now, here I am dwelling in infinite gratitude for this video of a classic moment with Yogi Bhajan. I don’t know when or where the live class took place, but I am glad to be with that mystery. I am now alone, in my home, practicing this kriya today with this video. This experience helped me to overcome severe neck pain.

Yesterday, for no apparent reason, I suddenly felt severe neck pain. So, I visited a local chiropractor as a new patient, hoping to receive one simple walk-in adjustment. I am certain all I needed is one adjustment as this has happened before. I get neck pain, get one adjustment, then practice Sat Kriya, and I’m okay again. But this chiropractor insisted that I needed a year’s worth of treatments and I should pay him $1700 up front. My own past experience has informed me that I simple need one quick adjustment to relieve the current pain I am experiencing. Could he give me one adjustment, and I pay him fairly for one adjustment? Then, I explained, I can more comfortably practice a yoga kriya that would send me on my way to self-initiated and self-directed spinal health. I explained this to him.

The chiropractor refused to help me on these terms.

I may have exited his office with the pain in my neck, but my personal power was still in tact. The way I felt, the chiropractor wanted to take advantage of my vulnerability. He spoke to me in a patronizing way and wanted to extract money from me when I was in severe pain.

So, I turn to yoga. Though I the physical body was enduring more pain than I would wish, I remembered the name, Sat Naam! My pain is not 100% relieved yet, but I will commit to a vitalizing yoga routine, and I am sure that with time the issue will work its way through the layers of existence and there will be healing.

Behold, the healing!

I am being reminded that this body may be finite, but through connecting to Sacred Space and Infinite Silence, I can observe the connection between my finite self and the infinite nature of the Divine.

Thank you, Kundalini Times, for posting this video. I post it here on this blog so that I may go back and practice it again in my personal sacred space. The kriya is called, “Balancing the Depository System.” It was fun to be with the Master in this way and enjoy the company of these yogis through a video recording.

May we be patient and trust that there will be moments when we can behold every system coming into balance. May we be at ease with stepping into our own power to self direct our own self healing. Sat Naam!

40 Days, 40 Years, 40 Prayers

Day 7

Yogi Bhajan taught that “Prayer is not a religious matter of psychological satisfaction. Prayer is a reality.  How you pray doesn’t matter if you touch its inner mechanism and reality.  Prayer is not completed with words.  Prayer is complete with intunement.”

To pray, one must tune in to inward mechanisms.

Recently, a friend asked me to pray for a community threated by wildfires.  I’d never been to the town he asked me to hold in my prayers.  I knew nobody personally, other than my friend who did not even live there now.  Nonetheless, I kept this community and their plight in my awareness.  In meditation, I tried to intune my whole being to my friend and this community.  I sensed anxiety, concern, and fear.  I welcomed all anxiety, concern, fear to rise within me.  I allowed the sensations that anxiety, concern, and fear bring to the body to be there inside my body, inside my tissues, inside my cells; however, I did not attach my identity to anxiety, concern, or fear.  I allowed it to be there without trying to fight it or avoid it.  But I fixed my intuitive identity on my prayer.

“Beloved Creator.  Help those who suffer; make them know deep peace that relieves all suffering.  Help those who fear; make them know great courage to face anything.  Make all beings feel forever exalted for having endured even the smallest amount of hardship and survived.  Sat Nam!”

But prayer is not completed with words.  So I can have all the word power in the world, but if I cannot deliver relief through my intunement, then my prayer will not be effective.  Still, the words are important because they offer comfort.  Whatever comfort the words brought to my body, I sent out to the people of the community threatened by wildfires.  Whatever true and deep relief my prayer offered to me, I consciously extended all those miles away to all those total strangers.

May the inner mechanisms of human consciousness continue to grow and reveal their value to our awakened minds.

Sat Nam!