Don’t worry about the future

Last night my wife and I watched an interesting movie that has a resonance with what is happening.

In class last night we did a meditation about this.
Meditation: 881026 Removing Fear of the Future
The meditation removes fear of the future by freeing us of the endless mental contrivances we construct in order to avoid fear and pain.

The movie is The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared.

The man is portrayed in various stages of a very colorful and eventful life. He lives by his mother’s dying admonition not to worry about the future.  She said that worry will always make things worse.  She suffered greatly, even in dying, but knew the secret of happiness, even if she never realized it in her life.  She said to Allan, her son (the now 100 year old man) it always is what it is, and will always be what it will be.  He took her up on that, which made all the difference.  He led a happy and charmed life.  Even at 100, he wasn’t finished.

The story is similar to Forrest Gump.  He also led a charmed life.  Forrest’s secret was innocence.  Allan’s was living in the moment, flowing like water.  Both were lucky, seemingly making their own luck.  Both were free of fear of the future.

Meditation: For contemplating what comes next after the Women’s March

 

 

Meditations:
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“You know each other, because you were all born in the same time and space as a batch of the third millennium. No matter where we live—we have all come to the planet Earth. You know that you are here. Do you accept that everyone knows everyone? Do you ever go up to someone and say “Hi, you are here, I am here!” without knowing the person’s name? Whenever dealing with people, remember you are here along with everyone else all of the time.” – Yogi Bhajan

Balancing projection with intention
Yogic scriptures tell us of the four stages of the mind: normal awareness, the dream state, total mental rest, and total awareness. Mastery of this meditation enables the practitioner to master these four levels of the mind. It can create a mental equilibrium so that our expression will be consistent with our intention.
Contemplating our intention will align our intention with our identity.

Living above denial and the faculty of self engagement

When we feel badly about what is going on around us, and feel helpless to do anything about it, we are denying who we are and separating ourselves from it.  Rather, we should know the self that is equal to the challenge and  engage it rather than separate or shrink from it.

Increase the flow of spirit in you
When everything is upside down and stagnation and chaos prevail, it is time to be and not do.  There is nothing to do personally but peacefully participate in the divine flow.  That flow is present even in chaos and will emerge as the way everything will eventually right itself.  The situation is too complex to force any single remedy successfully.  Relying on your inner worth with perseverance and being in the flow will allow divine wisdom to take its course.
From “It is time to be and not do”.

Develop patience and intuition
You must consciously breathe the breath of life. Give yourself a chance to wait, and the patience to understand. When you meet and talk with somebody, or think about somebody, you cannot even think of that person’s condition if you do not use patience and intuition. If you do not use patience and intuition you will do a lot of wrong. Patience and intuition are essential in order to meditatively assess what is going on.

 

About this page
After the women’s march, it is useful to contemplate what comes next.  As individuals, a community and a nation, men and women, we can look first within ourselves to know our light, find our strengths, and gather the means for making an effective impact that will heal our communities and bring them together, local and global.  Then we can reach out and join with others communicating our ideas and plans.

I have begun this page as a means of reminding us of the motivations that brought everyone together and as a means of sustaining the internal space that it opened in us through that experience.  It is a collection of meditations that I feel will contribute to that intention.  All the meditations were given to us by my teacher, Yogi Bhajan.  They come from the tradition of Kundalini Yoga, which is simply a technology that gives us tools for living a happy life. Continue reading “Meditation: For contemplating what comes next after the Women’s March”

Meditation: NM091 – Self Emboldment, Engagement, Vision

Left Jupiter (index) finger touches forehead.  Right Jupiter,Saturn fingers up at sides. Tongue at upper palate.  Molars tight.  Eyes 9.10 closed, looking at the tip of the nose.  Pump the navel.

Listen to every heartbeat (Nirinjian Kaur)

This meditations increases flow in the brain,  self emboldment, vision.
When you react, you stop seeing.  Helps involve you with what’s going on.

A Recipe for living in interesting times – a meditation and healing class at Yoga West (review)

On 02/01/2017, we held a meditation and healing class at Yoga West:

A recipe for living in interesting times

When we are anxious, at odds or even depressed with the way external events are going, often we are unsure that we can contain or meet the challenges that are presented to us.  This can come from self denial.  We doubt our strength, endurance, wherewithal to keep up and our ability to lead.  Self denial can also cause chronic insecurity and crushing self doubt.  We worked on mitigating that with the meditation  http://www.harinam.com/meditation-nm0394-live-above-denial/.

If we can repair our inner projection and feel comfortable in our skin we can then modify how we are trained to relate with externals.  Where we have withdrawn or checked out from what is going on around us and separated from other people we can reengage and participate again in reality.  For that we performed the meditation
http://www.harinam.com/meditation-for-faculty-of-self-engagement/

When the circulation between our self and the outer world is reestablished and flowing, then we can ask the universe for good things to happen.  This meditation addresses that.
http://www.harinam.com/meditation-for-prosperity/

We performed healing exercises that reestablish the flow of prana between the hara and the heart chakra.  Prana from the earth enters the hara.  The flow through the heart supports our intentions and stamina.  This can resolve obstacles in our life.  Balancing the hemispheres of the brain also supports this.

Meditation: For Prosperity

Place hands on knees with the thumbs touching the Mercury fingers (pinkies).   Balance the weight of the body.  Place eyes at the tip of the nose.  Chant the mantra Har Har Har Har Gobinde…

 .        Har Har Har Har Gobinde

31 Min.

Meditation: NM374 – 20001128 – Patience and Intuition

 

 

1. Sit straight in a cross-legged position. Hold your hands in Sarab Gyan Mudra in front of the heart—fingers interlocked with the index fingers extended pointing up and thumbs crossed. Eyes are closed. Chant along with Nirinjan Kaur’s Ong Namo Guroo Dayv Namo mantra. Continue for 11 minutes

Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo – Nirinjan Kaur

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