These four pillars were given to us as power points, wake-up time. The spring or vernal Equinox is self-sacrifice time. Doesn’t sound good to you? Oh, but it is, for you have to die to your fears before you can get that rebirth, that luscious connection that we all long for. So are you ready to die?
Think of all the spring holy days. They all include death, from the Passover with the angel of death that didn’t take the Jewish babies, but how were they saved? With blood on the door. The angel of death took someone, some group. Then there’s Easter which has been preceded by 40 days of Lent where you give things up that you know aren’t good for you so that come Easter, you can arise with Christ into a more sublime state of your own life. Then Bhasakhi (Sikh Spring Holy Day) where Guru Gobind Singh actually asked for five people heads. Not figuratively but literally. Those with the courage to surrender their all were birthed into a new existence. They are known as the five Beloved ones and they were the first to be taken from a low class and elevated into a high class complete with Turbans which only kings were allowed to wear.
I ask you to sit and breathe into your fear.
Do this meditation 8-part inhale through the nose thinking Sa Ta Na Ma one sound per sniffed breath. Exhale in a whistle. Whistle gives you the capacity to release fear. The mudra is little finger (mercury) touching all the way from base of hands. Middle finger (saturn) tips touch each other. All other fingers are extended out powerfully.
Another great tip: write your fears out, read them, burn them.
You can be one of the last 2 people we can fit in if you say yes right away.
Go here and join us https://gurutej.com/workshops-and-retreats/ Come join Keith and me for a wonderful, empowering journey into the death and rebirth of you with others. It is always a more powerful experience to utilize the energy of a group. It is much more activating, much more supportive of going to deep places and staying there till the shift happens. I promise you a vast container to dive into and some powerful tools to take with you. Best of all a great group to do it with. There are only 2 places left. Are you one of those two? Then say yes to yourself and your energetic release and rebirth. https://gurutej.com/workshops-and-retreats/
To your fearless empowerment of your essence.
I had a very funny experience the other day. I was at this function and my tag read
Now those of you who know me know I hate wearing tags in my clothes (or on my clothes). I will never buy anything that has the name of a designer on it. (I know who my Designer is and it isn’t Calvin Klein or DKNY or Ferragamo). Anyway, back to the story. One man came up to me and starting talking and was really interested in what The Energy Gurus was (and why) and his wife came by and said, “Oh, I can see he is going to get back into yoga. Not me, but he will.” The next man (who approached me) then asked about it. I said, “When I say energy what do you think of?” He said, “Gas, coal wind, solar.” I responded, “Exactly. This is what most people think of, but what about your energy? Would you like to know how to change your energetic states?” His response was the most odd. He said, “Oh, God. That is a scary thought.” I have to say he was about 80 years old. He didn’t even want to think about changing his energetic states. I will also say that this was a very educated crowd. Interesting, that the thought of changing our energetic states is far scarier than thinking of other forms of energy—the old Newtonian concept that wants someone or something else to fix us; to shift our energy. The New age concept is, only you can shift your energetic states.
There is this Hafiz poem that tells God’s concept of what will happen if we don’t embrace our passion, which gives you so much more energy, and align our lives with that energy. Everything in life has energy. Some things take our energy and some things give us energy. Some things give us a false sense of energy and some things give the real goods. At each moment, we are choosing which side of the spectrum we are moving into. The poem states that God posted a decree on the wall stating, “If your heart cannot find joyful work, the jaws of the world will probably grab your sweet ass [and grind you to bits]. That last part is my addition.
So what do you do that gives you energy? What do you do that takes energy from you? What cheaters do you use? (i.e., caffeine, sugar, alcohol or… name your energy cheater) Do you want something real and yummy get out of the jaws of the world? Try this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFm7g70Lc-0
Did you do it? Don’t just skip over it. It can support you and your energy right now. The most important thing you can learn to shift, change, and expand is your own energy because without fabulous energy, how can you do anything in your life that is worthwhile? You know how to lose energy, you know how to have no energy and be drained, but how to get energy that will sustain, support and uplift you? No? That is priceless and you deserve priceless. Start with getting a video each day that will support you.
Then get the Kundalini Yoga Flip Charts so you can carry them with you—so you can be carried through life.
Wahe Guru love and life energy to you.
Do you know? I didn’t either, though I’m a Kundalini Yoga teacher, till I realized that my mission in life was to make everyone their own yoga energy guru. What does that mean. Okay this is the story. I realized after years of teaching people how to have better lives with Kundalini Yoga, meditation, diet, community etc., that we know so much about so many things but we don’t have a clue about us. We know about changing our clothes, our sheets, taking care of our cars and our homes but we don’t know how to take care of our rented home called our body.
What you know even less about is how to adjust your minds or your emotions. Can’t tell you how many thousands of times I have heard, “I just can’t shut off my mind, Can you help me with that?” I kept hearing these pleas everywhere I went—that and “Oh, my God. I need to get up from my desk during the day but there is so much to do. I don’t even drink water because I don’t want to have to go to the bathroom.” It’s the just one more thing complex. Then at the end of the day our minds are toast and our bodies are twisted and in pain, or emotions frayed and we aren’t bringing our best self home or anywhere else.
I said to myself there has to be a way that I can take all I have learned as a yoga energy guru and share it with others in a useful way. What people also kept telling me was, “I just don’t have the time to do that (whatever I suggested) it will take too much time. So I needed to make something that could be done in the office, or in the car or in the bathroom AND have a big bang for the 1-3 minutes I was asking them to invest. I can do this, I thought, and I did. I created these wonderful flip charts with 18 exercises that you can do all day long to reclaim your energy.
Here are two you can do right now so you have the experience. Taking my word as an experienced yoga energy guru is one thing but having the experience yourself is quite another.
Claw Dance: Two steps for radiant, charismatic energy
Round and tighten fingers in long-clawed-like hands.
Come up tall on your toes swinging the arms out to the sides and up over the head in a big arc motion. Breath in on the way up while saying “WHO”. Next, squat down while the arms are swinging downward in a big arc. Exhale saying “LA” on the way down. Keep repeating these 2 steps.
Round up and tighten fingers to mimic long claws.
Starting tall on tip toes, swing the arms up over the head in a big arc motion. Inhale on the way up while saying “WHO”. Exhale saying “LA” while squatting down and swinging the arms down in a big arc.
Keep repeating these 2 steps.
Strengthens thighs and increases energy. Replenishes your energy field and expands awareness. Helps clears the mind when facing challenges.
Pounding Har: Beat anger and clear cobwebs
Sit on heels on a mat, or at your desk if the room is sound proof.
Powerfully and rapidly beat the floor or desk surface with palm of hands while saying “HAR” with each pounding. Make the sounds from deep within the abdomen. For added benefit, pump lightly by pulling the navel in toward the spine with each “HAR”.
Helps release anger and frustration. Uses sounds and powerful motion to clear “debris” and stimulates all the nerve endings in the hands.
So for your sake, try these; use these and share them so you can become your own energy guru; so you can know how to shift your energy at any time; so you can know how to clear your mind, rejuvenate or release your body and open your soul so you can enjoy this hueman experience you are having.
Blessings to all Energy Gurus,
The dilemma is do I give in and just allow the seemingly doing nothing to prevail? Or do I fight it and power through? It really depends on the situation doesn’t it? The main ingredient here is truth, time and space. If you have the time and space to go either way then the real answer is what is the right things for you in this situation? It is not about right nor wrong it is about not lying to yourself about what is needed.
There are times to climb into the bath tub and stay there or take a walk on the beach or in the woods then there are times to pick your proverbial self up off the floor and get on with it as the British would say. Some people feel that they do not have choices and sometimes we don’t. Other times we do but we act like we don’t or can’t. This is the thin red line of truth telling. My suggestion is take a bathroom break. Doesn’t matter if you need one for the regular reasons just take one and do this.
Take your hands up by your ears left hand by left ear and right hand by right ear and with loose wrist and semi tight fingers acting like you are chopping wood in a forward direction. Do this for 3 minutes and I promise you it will clear your brain and you will have the energy to make a clear decision. That is what this is really about making the truly right decision for all concerned. Often we just need an energy change. Our cars need oil changes and we need energy changes. Try it, it could be your lifesaver.
Wahe Guru love to you