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….)

HNS Class Golden Bridge Hollywood – 2012-02-08 – The Visual Field

Tune-in. Ong Namo….

Next week I’ll be out of town. Lou Nelson will probably be here to teach this class next Wednesday.

Now we’ll do a really good Meditation for knowing whereby you can perceive the psyche of the other:
Grab the left thumb with the right hand so that the right palm is wrapped around the left thumb. The fingers of the left hand rest on the outside of the right hand. The hands are in the lap.
The eyes are closed, looking at the bridge of the nose.
Contemplate. Watch the flow of your consciousness.
Begin to feel as though your nose is inverted, reversed: that the tip of the nose is where the bridge is, and the bridge of the nose is where the tip is.
Recite silently to yourself the Mantra, “Sa Ta Na Ma.”
Time: 11 minutes
To conclude: Inhale; hold the breath; stretch the spine; squeeze; tuck the chin; feel the space that you just created in this Meditation. Exhale. Relax.

That hand Mudra and the eyes in that position puts pressure on the Third Eye, develops and opens the Third Eye, and stabilizes the Meditative Mind. We can recall the experience of the space that that Meditation puts us in.

The Meditation had the effect of linking the individual psyches into the whole group. Meditating is easier in a class situation because we all interlock with the group psyche.

We’re here to work on developing our Projective Meditative Mind, which is essential in order to use our consciousness to project an intention to heal. We heal with our intention through our awareness.

Just stay in the space that we’ve developed here. Don’t worry about not understanding. Resistances are on top of our experience. Just do it.

Healing Exercises:
Round One: Remember the space of the Meditation. You can put your eyes into the same position and silently repeat the Mantra to yourself to help to recall that space of the Meditation. Place your awareness in your Third Eye space. Now also become aware of the sensations of light that come in through your closed eyelids. Allow the perceptions in your Third Eye space to affect and interact with the sensations of light. Allow the sensations of light to affect and interact with the perceptions in your Third Eye space. Allow all your sensations and perceptions to form a single, unified field of perception. Come into relation with your partner’s attachment to resistance to change. Be aware of the effect on your field of perception. Now become aware of the Silence that exists among and within all the resistances, distractions, pressures, and discomforts. Allow the sensation of the Silence to affect all the dark corners, all the stuck places, everything that is hidden. Just feel everything that you feel. Allow all the resistances to go into the Silence. Use your intention to modify the tendency to bring it to neutral. Come to conclusion.

In the course of the process of doing this, things can come up. Just feel that in its elemental form.

Round Two: Repeat of Round One….

Round Three (Elizabeth, Roopmeet Kaur, Helen, Jennifer, and Sat Akal Kaur — down): Repeat of Rounds One and Two….

Round Four (Siri Seva Singh, Hari Simran Kaur, Sanjiwan Singh, Japneet Singh, and Robert — down): Repeat of Rounds One, Two, and Three….

Intention is just consciousness. Intention doesn’t have weight, mass, or momentum.

We can choose how we hold our consciousness, and how we relate. We relate by not reacting, not pushing, just allowing.

When we set an intention to heal, what we relate with will begin to heal in that way.

We don’t have to refer to an outside standardized mechanism. The results will show up in your Tiny Pet’s experience.

So everybody is okay, pretty spaced.

Before you go out and hit the streets, engage in conversation and come back to Earth.

I’ll see you back here in this class in two weeks.

We’ll close class now.

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

Meditation: LA827-19950307 – Third Eye

LA827-950307 Sitting straight, chest slightly forward, place Elbows at the ribs, Palms facing upwards and towards your face. Close the eyes 9/10, looking at the tip of your nose. Now imagine that you have eyes at the back of the skull and look through those eyes in the back. Breathe very slowly.
Long breath is long life. This is the position in which mankind first learned to pray. Feel the connection of the second and fourth chakras.  21min.

Inhale, press hands on heart, right over left, hold, squeeze, exhale powerfully. 3X.

Guru Ram Das – Guided Meditation

View the entire lecture in the Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings

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HNS Class Golden Bridge Hollywood – 2012-01-04 – Basic SNR

Tune-in. Ong Namo….

Ganesha Meditation: Just contemplate. Contemplate the mind. Watch the thoughts. Watch the flow of your consciousness.
Time — 3 minutes

So you’ve just popped into a new space.

We’re here to experience. That’s how we learn. As a group we can go through it together. In a group our psyches interlock, and the group will have a similar experience. Guru Dev Singh called this “the Sangat Effect.” When you practice Kundalini Yoga in a class, it’s easier than practicing by yourself.

We use only our awareness to heal. Awareness in its proper form or position can help us to be able to project an intention to heal. We Meditate and practice certain exercises to help us to stabilize the Projective Meditative Mind, which is that specific aspect of awareness. The exercises are directed toward stabilizing that awareness.

The Rules or Propositions:
First — I know something because I feel it. Our perception tells us what we know. The mind is part of that field of perception.
Second — I can feel only myself. Our sensations are being produced inside ourselves. We can know how we’re affected by relating with something. We can trust how we’re affected by that relating. We look inside ourselves to know how our perception is altered. We call that with which we relate in a healing way an “event,” which can be anything: a person, liver, toe, anything.
Third — We can include everything in our experience in the relation. We innocently assume that to be true in an absolute way. We don’t put any perceptions on top of the experience. If you think, I don’t know what I’m doing, include that as part of the experience. Subtly, resistances are part of the experience of healing. You are experiencing what your sensory perceptions are telling you. Yogi Bhajan called this “the human sensory experience.”

It’s not useful to interpret anything. We perceive directly what’s there. We are experiencing what is happening directly with us. Yogi Bhajan said, “Intuition is the most important thing to develop in these times.” We can’t rely on old assumptions now.

We must live in a healing space. We heal through our presence. We make no differentiation or distinction. We bring the Sacred to the mundane through a unitary, non-dualistic way of relating. There is no separation.

When I ask Guru Dev Singh, “How did you know that?” there is no way to describe that. He is Teaching us how he knows.

We’ll practice being in the space of the Meditative Mind.

Round One: Open the space. Migrate your awareness to your First Chakra so that you are sitting in your First Chakra. Come into relation with your partner’s First Chakra. Become aware of the Silence that exists within and among everything. Be aware of the Silence while you’re continuing to be aware of all the activity in your field of perception. Open your eyes just enough to allow in some light into your vision. Be aware of the effect on your field of perception. Become aware of the emotions, and of the tendency to want to move. Continue to be aware of the Silence in the discontinuities. Come to conclusion.

Round Two: Repeat of Round One….

That was a really small step. In my Workshop this Saturday, we’ll learn how to heal with our eyes. Through your vision you’ll be able to direct your attention anywhere in your perception.

Opening your perception is affecting your event. In some way you’re merging in your consciousness so that there’s no separation.

Our experience is the reality. Your partner will have her own experience. We all have our own experience.

There’s no independent observer on the outside. You’re the source of all your sensations. It is what it is. We don’t want to try to describe it with our rational, analytic mind. Guru Dev Singh called “the synthetic mind” that which synthesizes, rather than analyzing against some reference.

We’re being more intuitive and more free in choosing how to relate. We find the best way to relate in the moment.

Round Three: Repeat of Rounds One and Two….

The First Chakra is the place where you hold your compulsions, your deepest attachments to your territory, and your tendency to grab onto anything. Don’t heal compulsions directly. You don’t want to wreck everything. Then the Tiny Pet will feel: Then what’s the point? I feel lost.

Student: That’s how I’ve been feeling.

So how can we release the something that’s being affected? The emotions and patterns of thought are specific to things. Don’t eradicate the compulsion. Just starve it.

Round Four: Repeat of Rounds One, Two, and Three….

The intention is more powerful than you think. You know because you can feel it.

There are nice, basic Meditations that we can do to soothe anxiety.

The Kriya For Nonreaction is posted on my website: harinam.com. Download the pdf, and do that Mediation for 40 Days. That Meditation helps you to go deeper into an experience, and not get thrown to the surface through reactivity.

Every little thing can make stories come up. It’s useful to reduce our reactivity. We don’t have to be a slave to the mind. We need to tame the mind so that we can become more effective and efficient in healing.

Let’s close now.

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