"If you hold an anti-war rally, I will not come. If you hold a PRO-PEACE rally, invite me“ ~ Mother Teresa ~
Let us take this time to contemplate the mind, and how our quiet acts of peace, love and healing can help mend ourselves, and in our quiet, peaceful way, help a wounded Nation.
The three functions of the mind
given for survival, it is reactive, protective and searches for potential danger. It is sensitive to pain and it shields you from the forces that may disrupt or destroy.
constructive, risk taking, seeking fulfillment and possibilities
searches for pleasure, fullfilment and possibility in how you can utilise things in your experience. It is constructive, risk taking and active.
assessing, reflecting uniqueness of the soul
judges and assesses without attachment in relation to your own purpose and reality. The Neutral mind observes the actions of both the Negative and the Positive Mind and judges both in relationship to your higher self. Each thought should be filtered through the Negative, the Positive and Neutral Minds.
Minds are developed differently in each individual. Some people have a stronger Negative Mind, some the Positive Mind, while others have mastered the Neutral Mind. Occasionally all three are strong, existing in balance, this is the enlightened mind, capable of flexibility, creativity and is able to reflect the uniqueness of the soul.
The mind exists as a servant to the soul, but somewhere in the chaos of our daily lives, the mind takes control and soul becomes subservient to the mind.
When the mind is full of unconscious identifications, emotions, projections, intentions and attachments, the thought is perceived for other than what it is. These masked thoughts become the basis of false judgment and fruitless commitments. Yogi Bhajan taught that there are 81 facets to the mind and the use of Kundalini Yoga helps to regulate the reaction of the personality.
Meditation is the process of controlling and transcending the waves of the mind, allowing the flow of radiance from the soul.
Meditation is for everyone. It uses the inherent self-sensory system, the mind, and the body. Through the use of refined patterns, meditation creates a communication between you and your mind and your mind and your soul.
Meditation which uses mantra, works on the upper palate of the mouth, which controls the autonomic system and the impulsions of the old brain and limbic systems.
Develops the Neutral (meditative) mind
Takes us from a finite to an infinite perception of reality by connecting us to the clarity of the soul
Promotes a sense of well-being, inner peace, stability and calm
Releases reactions and unconscious habits, subconscious fears and blocks, and builds the spontaneous and intuitive link to awareness itself
Encourages mastery over transforming emotion to devotion
Promotes the ability to focus energy, enhancing effectiveness and efficiency
Promotes clarity of mind, mental awareness, and the ability to be present
Resolves core issues of stress-producing patterns
Develops the frontal lobe of the forehead which controls your personality
Meditation to eliminate haunting thoughts
ANG SANG WAHE GURU, which translates as:
Ang is 'cell’ or 'limb.'
Sang is 'in every part,' or 'with every part.'
Whaa-hay is the indescribable living ecstasy of lnfinite Being.
Guroo is wisdom or the knowledge that transforms your mind, emotions and essence.
“The word Ang Sang Wahe Guru is meant for destroying unconscious habits and unconscious thoughts for which we are not willing to go through the consequences.” Yogi Bhajan 29 / 6 / 90
Chanting this mantra synchronizes the finite sense of self to the lnfinite Oneness.
Options for how to use this Mantra
1. Kriya for Healing the self, this is a beautiful simple meditation for self-healing.
Posture: Sit in Easy Pose. Arms are crossed, holding opposite shoulders. The left arm should be over the right. The shoulders should carry the weight.
Music: Nirinjan Kaur’s Ang Sang Wahe Guru. Sing with the tip of the tongue.
2. Repeat Ang Sang Wahe Guru 25 times a day
25 times you have to say for yourself: "Ang Sang Wahe Guru." In 24 hours you have to say 25 times, to yourself, not for me, not meditating on God, not closing eyes, not doing any yoga. You can do it while sitting on a toilet seat. It doesn't matter. It is all you. You have to have no ceremony for it. It will develop intuition in you that you need. It will let you see the unseen, hear the unheard, and know the unknown.” Yogi Bhajan 6 / 1 /90
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This blog has been created from excerpts from the "The Aquarian Teacher", level one instructor textbook and using resources available on 3HO.org