Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Meditation for self authority

Sit in an Easy Pose, with a light jalandhar bandh. Keep
the torso straight at all times. Do not lean forward or
Mudra: Bring the hands in front of the body at the level
of the Heart Center. Close the fingers over the thumbs
into fists with the thumb tips at the base of the little
fingers, if possible. Press the fists together at the first
knuckles from the tips of the fingers in such a manner
that the base of the palms are together and the backs of
the palms face away from the center.
Eye Position: Fix the eyes on the tip of the nose. There
is no required mantra except the subtle sense of the breath
Breath: Begin the following steady breathing pattern:
Inhale deeply through the nose. Exhale completely
through the mouth with pursed lips. Inhale smoothly
through the mouth. Exhale through the nose.

Time: Continue for 3 minutes. Build slowly to a steady
11 minutes. Build the meditation to a maximum of 22

To End: Inhale and hold the breath as you stretch both
hands up over the head. Exhale and continue to stretch for
2 more deep breaths. Relax.

Caliber is the ability to maintain the projected status and
activity of our committed self. When we become our own
directive authority, then the psyche can fulfill the self,
and you can be happy. Normally we reject authority and
initiate chaos out of an attempt to create individuality by
difference rather than through integrity and wholeness.
This meditation enhances your capacity for caliber, to
hold and execute self-authority.

Meditation on creating your future

Become still and project the mind to create your future and your relationship to the world.
Posture: Sit in Easy Pose. Stretch the spine straight and become very still.

Eyes: Eyes are closed.

Mudra: Relax the hands in Gyan Mudra across the knees.

Part A

Drink the breath in a single, deep, long sip. Close the mouth and exhale through the nose, slowly and completely. 7-15 minutes.

Part B

Inhale and hold the breath comfortably. As you hold the breath in, meditate on zero. Think in this way: “All is zero; I am zero; each thought is zero; my pain is zero; that problem is zero; that illness is zero.” Meditate on all negative, emotional, mental and physical conditions and situations. As each thing crosses the mind, bring it to zero—a single point of light, a small, insignificant non-fact. Positive things—notice without zeroing. Exhale and repeat; breathing in a comfortable rhythm.
7-11 minutes.

Part C

Think of the thought you need the most. What quality or condition do you most desire for your complete happiness and growth? Summarize that thing in a single word like “Wealth,” “Health,” “Relationship,” “Guidance,” “Knowledge,” “Luck,” etc. It has to be one word. Lock on that word and thought. Visualize facets of it. Inhale and hold the breath as you beam the thought in a continuous stream. Lock onto it. Relax the breath as needed. 5-15 minutes.

To End: Inhale and move the shoulders, arms and spine. Then stretch the arms up, spread the fingers and breathe deeply a few times.

Comments: Your mind does not have a limit on its creativity when it is beamed with a focus after clearing it of other distracting thoughts and attachments. The best way to practice this is on an empty stomach with only liquids taken during the day.

Yogi Bhajan • June 12, 1990