HNS Class Golden Bridge Hollywood – 2012-07-18 – Healing by Altering Perception

Tune-in. Ong Namo….

Meditation To Stimulate The Third Eye:
Close the eyes.
The elbows are bent. The forearms are parallel with the floor. Both palms face down to the ground.
The hands are out in front of the chest. The right palm sits on top of the left hand.
Recite out loud, 3 times per breath (then inhale, recite 3 times per breath, continue):
“Aad Sach Jugaad Sach Haibhee Sach Nanak Hosee Bhee Sach”
Time: 11 minutes
To conclude: Inhale deeply, hold the breath, squeeze the spine, squeeze every muscle, exhale — 3x
Relax.

Our perception has changed in some way. We no longer see things in the same way that we used to.

Our perception is made up of all kinds of things that are in place in a structure that doesn’t change much.

When we heal, perception changes. When someone’s perception changes, healing happens. We can help someone’s perception to change.

Our entire Perceptive Field is our reality. We are the source of all our perceptions. Sight and hearing are processed internally in our brains and perceptive faculties. We can feel only ourself.

We can know how we are affected by something in a healing relation, which is the basis of how we know anything.

We allow something new to happen. If some change happens in our perception of the relation, then some change happens in our event, and healing happens.

We heal through our awareness. Our intention facilitates something to change. Our intention becomes potent and manifest. We meditate, and we allow our awareness to migrate to that aspect of awareness where that can happen.

You are stabilizing that aspect of awareness by being here in this class.

We have resistance in some ways. We preconceive distance and position, which appear to be static and unchanging. Our preconceptions are the resistances that we hold to allowing something new to happen.

We allow our experience of the relation to be dynamic and changing, and then something is allowed to change when in our consciousness we have merged with what we’re relating and we’re not separated from everything.

Going into a big crowd of people will affect you in a strong way. The group at a rock concert has a group psyche that everyone can feel.

By being in this class, all practicing the same thing, the group psyche carries us to be in the experience.

We don’t rely on any reference external to the experience.

There is no separation; so if we’re allowing something to change, then the other is also allowing something to change.

It’s okay if this is mysterious. Forget what you think you understand. Be in your experience.

We’re going to practice today with perception.

Healing Exercises:
Round One: Open the space. Recall the space from the Meditation. Come into relation with your partner. Become aware of the resistances. Set the intention that as a resistance resolves, your Perceptive Field expands; and you allow your Perceptive Field to include more perceptions. Continue with this process. Come to conclusion.

Round Two: Repeat of Round One….

Round Three: Repeat of Rounds One and Two….

Round Four: Tiny Pets, think of someone or something that irritates you, that bugs you, and that you don’t like. (Repeat of the process in Rounds One, Two, and Three….)

As you increase the perceptions in your expanded Perceptive Field, your partner is gaining more perception and going beyond the perception that holds that irritation. A more inclusive view can resolve things.

The Tiny Pet begins by thinking, I don’t like that because…. In this healing process the “because” can go away.

Round Five: Repeat of Round Four….

If you forgot what was bugging you, your perception now includes more.

You can heal by expanding or altering perception.

Student: I’m irritated that I’m exposed to perfume on a regular basis.

If you have a reaction to the perfume, then practicing the Meditation that we did at the beginning of class will help you in a lot of ways, and will give you more of a perception with less of a viewpoint.

This process helps you to be more tolerant so that you don’t react so much. As your awareness includes more perception, something can change in you; and that can help.

It’s very common in the way we react to want to avoid something, or to collapse in the presence of something. This process helps us not to be so reactive.

Let’s close class now.

Sat Nam. Sat Nam. Sat Nam. (silent prayer….)

It has been the Tradition since I’ve known Yogi Bhajan that we share the cookies that the Birthday person brings to class….

I’m going to hold a Workshop on Healing and the Third Eye on Saturday at my home, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Afterwards we’re going to have a veggie barbecue. The directions to my home are on my website: harinam.com.

Guru Dev Singh said, “If you understand everything that I’m teaching, then you’ve got to go run the other way.”

We spent a whole Retreat with Guru Dev Singh practicing increasing and altering perception.

HNS Class Golden Bridge Hollywood – 2012-07-11 – Mantra

Tune-in. Ong Namo….

Meditation To Say, “Hello” To Your Intuition (tip of the tongue on the soft palate; sit perfectly motionless) — 11 minutes

So in Sat Nam Rasayan®, we heal using our consciousness with our intention. We’re aware when we relate with something that needs to be healed. The aspect of awareness known as the Projective Meditative Mind is where we can project an intention. We practice a process of allowing everything in our perception to be as it is and not reacting. We allow whatever will happen in the healing process to happen. Our not reacting will allow the relation to produce something new.

Healing Exercises:
Round One: Open the space. Come into relation with your partner. Say just loudly enough for your partner to hear the Mantra “Wah.” Keep repeating the Mantra “Wah” just loudly enough for your partner to hear. Be aware of the effect on the relation. Now stop saying the Mantra. Now touch your partner’s arm, slowly applying pressure until you reach the point of maximum pressure, and then slowly releasing the pressure, in a symmetrical fashion. Keep repeating that process of slowly applying and then slowly releasing the pressure. Be aware of the effect on the relation. Come to conclusion.

We were applying the simple Mantra “Wah,” which had an effect on the relation. We used “Wah” in a way that would produce a flow that smoothed out any uneven sharpness. When there is too much fire or heat, more flow balances that out.

The motion of the hands of slowly applying pressure and then slowly releasing the pressure in a symmetrical fashion produced flow.

The Element of Water can be included in the relation for a similar purpose.

The Mantra “Wah” and that particular Mudra, that motion of the hands, allowed the heat to distribute in more useful, balanced ways.

The Tiny Pet just has to show up and be there.

Opening the space is just a process that we go through to stabilize an aspect of awareness, to be in the Projective Meditative Mind. However that happens is fine. I help to guide you to find the place where you are stable in that aspect of awareness.

Round Two: Repeat of Round One….

That was relaxing.

Round Three: Open the space. Come into relation with your partner. Say just loudly enough for your partner to hear the Mantra “He.” Keep repeating the Mantra “He” just loudly enough for your partner to hear. Be aware of the effect on the relation. Now stop saying the Mantra. Now touch your partner’s arm. Start with a firm, tight grip on your partner’s arm, and then very slowly and incrementally release the pressure. Continue to repeat that process. Start with a firm, tight grip on your partner’s arm, and then very slowly and incrementally release the pressure. This is an asymmetrical process as you’re starting with a tight, firm grip, and then slowly releasing the pressure. Continue this process. Be aware of the effect on the relation. Come to conclusion.

Round Four: Repeat of Round Three….

The Mantra “He” has the influence of expansion like the Element of Air.

The Mudra, the hand motion, is to start with a firm, tight grip, and then slowly release the pressure.

Those two sessions together were an antidote to hot weather. We are having a long, hot summer everywhere in this country. People are a tinderbox of emotions, uptight, jerky, and acting on impulses.

Increasing the flow with the Element of Air allows people to tend to forget what they were uptight about. If something’s bugging somebody, help the person not to be so bugged.

Wah — Water
He — Air
Guru — Compression — Fire

The choppy, staccato, high-frequency sounds in the environment are fiery and produce reactions.

Just be aware that doing broad strokes such as including Mantra and Mudra in the relation has an Impact.

You can adjust the position that you’re holding in relation to a group of people. You can move to the side and turn a little to produce a more comfortable relation.

Approaching people directly face-to-face can produce a feeling of compression and confrontation, and they’ll react. If you come up to an animal directly face-on, the animal will run away. If you approach by circling in, then you are not adding too much intensity; and so then you can perhaps get very close to the animal.

There are real, tangible consequences of the Impact of the physical interaction.

Fire produces the sensation of a tendency.

Mantras will always have an Impact through sound.

Mudra is a Form that has an Impact through what you perceive in your Perceptive Field.

Most of this country is really hot now, and people are very tense. Help them.

Do something once, and something will happen in the relation.

If you say the right word in the right way, the person’s perception of you can completely change. That person can change his mind about you when you say the right word in the right way.

Let’s finish now.

Sat Nam. Sat Nam. Sat Nam. (silent prayer….)

In Guru Dev Singh’s Kundalini Yoga Workshop here at Golden Bridge on Tuesday night, July 10th, he taught Mudra with Mantra, while holding a position, which produced amazing results in the mind that seemed magical. Yogi Bhajan gave us 4,000 Meditations. It’s important to find the proper way to say the Mantra, and to hold the Mudra very precisely. Last night Guru Dev Singh taught us the Mantra, “Ek Ong Kar Sat Hari.”

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HNS Class Golden Bridge Hollywood – 2012-03-14 – Healing with Sound

Tune-in. Ong Namo….

We’ve done a lot of practicing with healing through the Chakras and using the visual component, which adds a lever to our healing. Today we’ll use sounds to heal.

2 Meditations….

That helped. We’re a little less reactive to our perceptions now. Every point of stimulation brings up reactions. We meditate to get past all that reactivity.

When we open our eyes when we’re healing, we’re separating what we see from the function of sight. Our inner perception is what we’re using all the time when we’re doing Sat Nam Rasayan®.

Today we’ll start using sound. Today our practice will be a little more sophisticated.

In Sat Nam Rasayan®, we’re stabilizing our awareness in a way in which we can relate with something and project an intention. We like to become empty. We are empty in that we’re not reactive. We practice just being there in the perception.

This sounds easy, and yet it seems hard when you try to do it.

Just go with everything that’s happening in the experience. You don’t have to believe it.

Healing Exercises:
Round One: Open the space. Become aware of the Silence in the space. Place your awareness and your perception in your hearing. Allow your hearing to intermingle with the Silence in the space. Come to conclusion.

Round Two: Repeat of Round One….

The perception of hearing has a special relationship with Silence.

Next week we’ll have class here.

On this upcoming L.A. Marathon Sunday, March 18th, Guru Dev Singh will teach a Sat Nam Rasayan® Intensive near Objets d’Art & Spirit on Sunset Boulevard. Guru Dev Singh will teach a Kundalini Yoga Workshop here at Golden Bridge at 8:00 p.m. next Wednesday, March 21st.

We’ll close class now.

Sat Nam. Sat Nam. Sat Nam. (silent prayer….)

HNS Class Golden Bridge Hollywood – 2012-03-07 – The Visual Field

Tune-in. Ong Namo….

Meditation To Stimulate The Third Eye:
Har Har Gobinday Har Har Mukanday Har Har Udaaray Har Har Apaaray
Har Har Hariang Har Har Kariang Har Har Nirnaamay Har Har Akaamay — 11 minutes

That Meditation produced a certain space and overall feeling. The experience of that Meditation is what counts. Doing that Meditation produced a memory in our experience. We’ll recall the experience of the Meditation.

In Sat Nam Rasayan®, we practice doing things in the way that we’ve been taught. We experience exercising our intention to heal. We adjust our awareness in a way that allows our intention to become manifest. We become aware of our awareness. We modify our awareness in specific ways.

We don’t necessarily know how to do anything. We set an intention to relate with something for healing. We’re affected by the relation. The experience of that is what’s important.

We can feel only ourself. I know something because I feel it. We can know how we’re affected by something. We don’t look to our memory or past experience. We experience our perception directly. We observe the unaffected flow of experience uninterrupted.

Being stable in Shuniya, the unhindered state of mind, is a prerequisite for healing.

Yogi Bhajan said, “If you can empty yourself, the whole universe will come, bow, and serve you.”

Yogi Bhajan referred to Shuniya as “Zero Mind,” the place where everything exists all at once.

Healing Exercises:
Round One (Sanjiwan Singh and Jayson — down): Open the space. Recall the space of the Meditation. Become aware of the Silence in the space. Now open your eyes just enough to allow in some light. Now come into relation with your partner. Allow your partner to affect you. Become aware of the position of your partner’s awareness. Now set the intention to move your partner’s awareness into your partner’s Third Eye. Now come into relation with your partner’s Inner Projection. Set the intention to increase your partner’s capacity for self-healing. Use your intention to neutralize the tendencies. Come to conclusion.

It’s all resistance. We can absolutely assume that when we relate with something in a healing way, everything in our experience is included. Whatever feels contrary to our intention is a resistance. Everything is included when we relate with something. Treat feelings of insecurity, doubt, and uncertainty as resistances.

When we relate through the Silence, we cannot be bothered and reactive. All reactivity in the whole system begins to disappear. The reactivity is to the intention. The whole system begins to align with our intention.

Round Two (Siri Seva Singh and Roopmeet Kaur — down): Repeat of Round One….

Now you lie down, Hari Simran Kaur. Everyone come around Hari Simran Kaur, and heal her now. Just go directly to the experience of the Meditation, and heal Hari Simran Kaur now….

We can either take the steps, or we can just go directly to the experience and heal. There is no controversy. The experience contains everything. None of it needs explanation.

Be aware of what touches your intuitive intellect. What you’ll perceive is resisting its balance. You perceive through your intuitive intellect, which is not based on forms that we impose. The healing is based on our awareness and how our awareness is Impacted.

In Shuniya, we’re choosing how we relate, which is how something will be healed. We know it in terms of our experience. We are the source of all our own perceptions.

In this Body of Teachings, any Teaching that you say contains all the Teachings.

There are a lot of ways that we’re distracted. Pain is a distraction.

Because you Meditate, you go directly to the Source.

This is the first time that we’ve used the Third Eye in this practice.

You don’t have to hold the position that I’m sitting, listening, and trying to understand what the instructor is saying in English. Being aware that you’re hearing something and that something is happening is good enough.

You’re jumping into Dreams. If you find that it gets very Dreamy and you are present, that’s enough.

When you’re using the visual component of your perceptive field, opening your eyes more to allow more light will tend to keep you more present. It’s okay to open your eyes. It’s easy to be distracted by forms that we think we recognize and then build stories.

Very often I’ll heal with my eyes open. When your eyes are open, you have to be really stable in your neutrality so that you are not swayed by anything that you think you see.

Seeing inside with your inner vision is the Second Sight. Drop the preconception that there’s anything out there. We are the source of everything.

You heard it inside of you. You triangulate and impose the presumption of measurement and distance. It’s better not to be distracted by all that. When you are not neutral, you find some bias. Then you’re feeling that something is in some direction with some tendency. A bias can be feeling really good, a discomfort, or out of sorts.

Become aware of anything that has a prejudice or bias. Bring that to no position. Then the perception of the tendency starts to disappear. We can neutralize everything. A tendency has bias and resistance in it.

Light is the sensation that is produced that has color and intensity. Light as an “agent” has meaning and qualities. Associating light with a feeling state with qualities is imposing a prejudice. We give up all our attachments to our preconceptions, and become neutral.

We don’t like to feel anger and hatred. They’re not neutral.

Your intention is more effective when you are neutral. Your intention can change and become new. Your intention is based on something. We’re not completely free to go beyond all forms. Intention arises from contemplation. Contemplate the intention, and allow that intention to include more. Then we’re in this new place.

You’re always listening.

We have a concept of what healing is.

Things are pleasant and unpleasant. Subtleties come up. We don’t need to philosophize.

Our compassion is our motivation. You heal it, and move on to the next thing.

The Yoga Kriya in its pure form itself produces an intention to have some kind of experience happen. Doing the Kriya will produce the experience of the intention.

Some people are motivated by their beliefs that practicing Yoga will benefit them, and that belief gets them to class one more time.

The experience is what happens when you do the Kriya. Yogi Bhajan said, “I don’t guarantee you anything except that you’ll have an experience.”

You guys were strong and cooking today.

We should close class now.

Sat Nam. Sat Nam. Sat Nam. (silent prayer….)

HNS Class Golden Bridge Hollywood – 2012-02-22 – The Aspect of Enlightenment

Tune-in. Ong Namo….

Let’s Meditate.

Innocent Thumbs Meditation: Just contemplate the mind. Experience every sensation. Don’t judge your experience. — 11 minutes

So let’s do some exercises in a particular type of contemplation that is a little different and is nice to practice sometimes.

Healing Exercises:
Round One: Open the space. As soon as you become aware of the present moment, realize that moment is now gone, and there is a new present moment, which as soon as you’re aware of that moment, it is gone, and now there is a new present moment. Pressurize your perception so that you’re aware that as soon as you’re aware of the present moment, that moment is gone, and there is a new present moment. Now come into relation with something in your partner’s past that is still lingering. Heal that. Neutralize the tendencies. Come to conclusion.

That’s called the Aspect of Enlightenment. It takes us outside of our own box, outside of whatever frame exists in our awareness, outside of the resistances that hold us to a perception of linearity. It’s then easier to get outside of the assumptions of distance and time.

Round Two: Repeat of Round One….

Round Three (Japneet Singh and Sanjiwan Singh — down): Repeat of Rounds One and Two….

You can’t feel anything else. You feel yourself in the relation. The perceptions are your own. You are the source of your own perceptions. And it’s not that you have to believe that or not.

You allow your intention to affect everything by holding your perceptions in the presence of your intention and by merging in that relation. Then your differentiation is diminished.

You do have artifacts of perceptive duality. Wherever the intention comes from doesn’t matter. Through the contemplative process the intention becomes modified. Now you have a new intention through contemplation with the event.

The event is unbalanced in some way.

You contemplate to become really stable in your awareness of yourself and the other in a merged consciousness.

Ego comes in when you feel separate from everything. Ego says, “I’m different and distinct from everything else.” Ego wants to exert power.

In a merged consciousness differentiation melts away, and the concept of “you” melts away. Then your intentions start to become effective. Intention comes from the Infinite Source. There is no locality to your intention.

When you go into the Space and heal, you lose your sense of position; and you don’t think about things. Then all those resistances that separate everything start to disappear, and everything starts aligning with your intention.

We jump out, back into our dualistic perception, when we have lost stability in the Space. In the Meditative Mind, we are merged in a non-dualistic state. We contemplate so that our awareness is stable in the Projective Meditative Mind.

Yogi Bhajan’s Teaching is that we move from “I am me” to “I Am; I Am,” which doesn’t define the “me.” Then the “me” becomes everything. “I Am; I Am” doesn’t localize the object with boundaries and constraints. Expand your awareness. Then “me” starts not to make sense anymore, and doesn’t matter.

Who is the observer?

Just allow all the differences. Don’t question preferences. Just observe the diversity. Questions point back to individuals as separate.

When you say, “We are One,” you are still holding yourself apart, as part of “this” group. Go beyond the consideration of what is “me.”

You can’t break out of dualism by thinking. Thinking will never get you out of dualistic thought.

When we practice together in class, it’s easier and simpler not to think. Logic and rationality has a structure and premises, and it’s easier just not to go there.

Experience the flow. Have the experience directly, not burdened by preconceptions and postulates.

It is hard to get away from the way we think.

To experience the whole universe, it’s better not to have any reference and just go with it.

Contemplation increases the intensity, which can be hard to contain. We want to be comfortable in relation with knowledge we already have.

Not moving produces an intensity. The Principle of Zen is that if you contain the intensity produced by not moving, your mind will be as big as the universe. In Absolute Stillness, everything keeps expanding. Let the waves happen of their own accord. Keep releasing your tendencies to want to move. The Practice of Zen is singularly pointed to being in Shuniya, and is done through the will of not moving, even when you are screaming silently inside. The experience of the mind in its pure form in Shuniya is everything. By trying to describe the experience, we’re diminishing it.

We should close class now.

Sat Nam. Sat Nam. Sat Nam. (silent prayer….)