"One prosperous thought is more powerful
than a thousand thoughts of failure."
- Yogi Bhajan
Kundalini Yoga has really shifted how I conceptualize prosperity. I am still learning and bringing awareness to my relationship with money. There are moments when the relationship between me and money feels hopeless and there are times when the relationship feels rich with possibilities. How we interact with money is A LOT about our relationship to ourselves. Money is often reflecting whatever stories we have about our needs and wants. I have always admired people who are fearless in spending money of what they believe they deserve they need. There is something powerful about relating to money as a deserving being.
When I decided to enroll in a Kundalini Teacher Training, I reached out to my friends and family for help. I had just graduated from grad school, did not have a consistent job or income, and yet I felt in my soul that I needed to be enrolled in this training. I humbly bared my vulnerability as I started a GoFundMe page and asked for help. In that moment, I revealed that I needed help. I could hear my inner critic going wild, hating the idea that people would know that I didn't have my life together. I also felt free; I felt free to not have to pretend I did have life together, and it felt miraculous as folks I knew from many different walks contributed to help me with making my Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training happen.
What I received covered most of the cost of enrollment. And then, each month I travelled to L.A which was a whole separate cost - food, air travel, transportation to and from training, and whatever tools and books needed for training. I was blessed by generous friends who opened their homes to me during trainings; I always had a beautiful place to stay when I was in town. I started to notice that each weekend, it, worked out. The money, the travel, the accommodations, the getting back to the Bay Area in time for work on Mondays. I began to learn what grace is through receiving so much grace. I don't know what grace is, but I can tell you what it feels like for me. It feels like relaxation, like putting your feet up and watching a beautiful sunset and feeling your shoulders relax, and noticing tears streaming down your cheeks as you bare witness to the beautiful creation of God which you are apart of.
I have recently taken a risk and decided to lead a Women's Yoga Retreat in Puerto Rico this June. This has been my DREAM - facilitating explorative spaces where magic and healing is witnessed! This is what makes my heart sing! I have already gotten a few sign ups (there goes Grace again), and lots of inquiries.
One thing I was noticing was people saying they wanted to come but feeling restricted about joining because of money. While I am not able to lower the prices of my retreat, that I have designed to be affordable, I am able to share this POWERFUL technology of Kundalini Yoga and what happens when we decide to re-align with our birthright of prosperity and abundance.
The Pisces New Moon and Solar Eclipse lands this Sunday February 26, 2017. New Moons are a PERFECT time to start a 40 Day Practice. Pisces, the dreamer of the Zodiac and ruler of imagination, creativity and dreaminess gives us permission to dream beyond what our mind can fathom. Prosperity is beyond what words can express.
Join me daily for 40 Days from Sunday February 26, 2017 - Wednesday April 6, 2017 in practicing one of the following meditations once daily. Here is how to join:
How To Participate:
Here are some video instructions from yours truly!
1) Choose which meditation you would like to do. There will be 2 choices (see below). Read about each and see which resonates. Remember to Tune in before doing the meditation - More info about how to do this in the instructional video above. Note: These mediations should NEVER be done under the influence of alcohol or drugs!
2) Commit to practicing the meditation you choose DAILY. Keep a short journal where you meditate and journal shortly after your meditation. You can write a few words about the experience, or about what thoughts were coming up or anything you are noticing in your life. Keep the journal, it will help develop the neutral mind. Don't worry about what you write, just write.
3) Email me and share what you are noticing! Or feel free to ask questions.
4) I have a private Facebook group for women who are embarking on these 40 days, message me if you would like to join!
Option 1 - ARDHAS BHAEE MEDITATION
“Normally there is no power in the human but the power of prayer. And to do prayer, you have to put your mind and body together and then pray from the soul. Ardas Bahee is a mantra prayer. If you sing it, your mind, body and soul automatically combine and without saying what you want, the need of the life is adjusted. That is the beauty of this prayer.” — Yogi Bhajan
Ardas Bhaee Amar Das Guru, Amar Das Guru, Ardas Bhaee, Ram Das Guru, Ram Das Guru, Ram Das Guru, Sachee Sahee
Directions: Sit up tall in an easy posture or chair and relax the shoulders and upper arms. Bring the hands up to the height of the heart and interlace the fingers and grip tighter than usual. Eye gaze is focussed at the tip of the nose. Chant the mantra any amount of time - 3 minutes, 5 minutes, 7 minutes, 12 minutes or whatever length of the recording you would like to chant along with. For more directions click HERE.
About this Meditation: This meditation is a mantra for answered prayers. This is also a good meditation for connecting to the soul and loosening the grips of the ego. We gain experience of peace and prosperity through this mantra. This mantra gives us confidence that all are needs are met and ALL prayers are answered. This can be helpful when going though a situation that seems hopeless or when you feel stuck. This guarantees that your prayers are heard. (Note: This was my mantra for passing a big Clinical Exam I recently took)
Option 2: MEDITATION FOR PROSPERITY II (HAR, HAR)
"This mediation stimulates the mind, the moon center and Jupiter. When Jupiter and the moon come together, there is now ay in the world you will not create wealth." - Yogi Bhajan
Directions: Sit up tall in an easy posture and pull your chin in slightly. Eyes are almost closed with the gaze at the tip of the nose. Elbows are by the sides, forearms angled up and outward with the fingers at the level of the throat. This exercise starts with the palms facing down. Alternately hit the sides of the hands together. The pinky fingers and the Moon mounds (located at the bottom of the palms) hit when the palms face up. When the palms hit facing down, the sides of the index fingers touch, and the thumbs cross below the hands with the right thumb under the left. Chant Har, Har along with this recording of Tantric Har. Each time you chant Har alternate the hands movement. Chant from the navel, using the tip of the tongue. Please chant from 3-11 minutes, and do not exceed 11 minutes! Yogi Bhajan said, "This meditation can be done for up to 11 minutes. It is so powerful in bringing prosperity that more than 11 minutes would be greedy." For video instructions click HERE!
Tantric Har is recommended to chant along with for this mediation.
About this Meditation: "Har is one of the aspects of God—the Creative Infinity. Yogi Bhajan said, “Har is a Shakti Yog mantra, Har is the original God, and sometimes, if you chant just that one word, Har, with me, you will realize God in just a couple of seconds.” - Yogi Bhajan. This meditation attunes the mind to the vibration of prosperity. Blockages to prosperity are dissolved. The mantra Har translates into God and Infinite Creativity. When we chant this mantra and do this meditation, we align with the infinite create God-source that we are. We can begin to recognize ourselves as that infinite creative. This will open the flow of prosperity in your life and is known to manifest CASH MONEY! (Note: I did this mediation for 40 days when I first moved to the Bay Area for grad school and was delighted by a finding a great job and increased income and opportunities!)
The Law of Divine Compensation: On Work, Money, and Miracles by Marianne Williamson
Yoga for Prosperity: Enrich Your Life Through Kundalini Yoga & Meditation as Taught by Yogi Bhajan by Siri Kirpal Kaur Khalsa