“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.
It is recommended in our tradition that if you find a meditation that works for you, keep it up each day for forty days. That will form a new habit in your psyche that is congruent with the effects of the meditation. Do it for 90 days for it to permeate into your subconscious. That will also break any habits that the meditation addresses. Do it for 120 days so that its effect will permeate the unconscious. That is a secret for ensuring its impact on your environment and other people in your life. Do it for 1000 days to master it. Then you will completely embody it.
Here is a that my wife Ellen photographed at the Women’s March event in Los Angeles. It features a short speech given by Eric Garcetti, the Mayor of Los Angeles where he expresses eloquently his view of why it happened and why they were there.