Siri Singh Sahib Bhai Sahib Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Yogi Ji
Class Lectures, Women's Camp
Invoke the Wealth of the Universe
Woman and Prosperity
A lecture by Yogi Bhajan at Women’s Camp June 26, 2001
Every female has a natural power of abundance, good luck, and prosperity, but she has to decide to concentrate on it. If a woman provokes the Divine, there will be prosperity. Her discipline guarantees it. But often she wastes her energy in many ways.
What is prosperity for a woman? It is when she expands herself, her goodwill, her good manners, her smiles, her counseling, and her uplifting. Prosperity is all good things. Whenever a woman puts all good things together, prosperity and abundance are assured. But if she wastes her time in bitterness, poverty is assured.
For a female, health, wealth, and happiness lie in her manners. You can study in many colleges, go to school, do anything, but basically it comes to one thing. And what is that? Kindness! A woman must make kindness a priority. Kindness is an essential part of every female.
As your kindness expands, prosperity grows. You will have more friends, you will have more opportunities, and good luck will knock at your door. Why? Because when you are kind, compassionate, have good manners, and consciously concentrate your energy toward being kind, there is nothing that can stop you from becoming prosperous. You must meet people, you must receive people, you must talk to people, you must share your wisdom with people.
There are 108 elements in this Universe, and they are all at the tip of your fingers, provided that you decide to be compassionate, kind, and caring. Then nobody can stop you. The idea is to just stop. Just wait. Don’t react. Just don’t react. There lies the whole Universe, if you just don’t react. Think of all the energy that we waste being jealous, being neurotic, talking negatively, competing and comparing in a very negative way- these are not essential things of life.
Let us see how good we can be. Make a fist of the left hand with the thumb out. Just feel the left hand; hold the right hand over it, and feel you are holding abundance. Close your eyes. Just see. Hold the left hand with your right hand. And hold it as abundance, and breathe in deep and long, and breathe out. (Note: through the nose.)
We are going to do it a few minutes, and you will be surprised how you will feel abundance in you. Concentrate. And don’t feel it is a hand. Just feel it is abundance, it is virtue, and the hand is your spirit. Feel it is not a hand you have in your hand: You have Jupiter, you have Saturn, you have the Sun, and you have Mercury.* You are holding them all in your own hand. The best thing is to know what you have. Continue for 11 minutes.
If you are concentrating right, your breath will start changing. Things do happen here. Here and now. Sometimes simply we do not have the power to concentrate, and that is why we miss the opportunity. Now instead of holding your hand, hold an orange. Hold it as a symbol of prosperity. Hold it with both hands. Look at the tip of the nose. Be gracious. Elementary abundance is in your hands.
Make the breath of life, the prana, to be the longest and to your maximum. Concentrate. That is all that is needed. Do you think that God is far away from you? Test it out. If your love is true, and true is your love, all that is in the Universe belongs to you. Continue for 11 minutes. Inhale deeply. Exhale and relax.
Now peel your orange. Eat it. Eat it very thoroughly. Chew it very properly. Hold it in the essence of prosperity. If you do this meditation for 40 days, breathing long and deep, each day holding an orange, calling it a symbol of prosperity, and then eating it, don’t ask me, you will find out for yourself.
* Each finger has a planetary correspondence.
© 1991 YB Teachings, LLC
Invoke the Wealth of the Universe
A lecture by Yogi Bhajan at Summer Solstice 1996
Your normal process of life is to not give; not giving yourself a chance, not giving to others. You do not believe in creating a vacuum. When there is a vacuum, God must fill it. I’m not saying that you are poor. But you could have more. Giving is the way of the rich—giving services, giving expertise, giving work, giving to others to get blessings, giving something for prayer, giving to the needy.
You don’t pay attention. You sometimes just don’t want to do anything. Sometimes you are not very agreeable. You are more concerned with scare tactics, with insecurities, than with your power to expand. I’m trying to give you a very handy tool so that you can be anywhere, and you can become rich. I’m not going to give you printed money, but I’m giving you a tool of prosperity. Will that be cool? All right, let’s do it. And I’d like you to be your own judge. See how it works. There are a lot of things that you think you can’t do, like looking unique or being excellent. But you only think these things because you are afraid of the responsibility. If the psyche is corrected once in awhile, for a few minutes here, or a few minutes there, you’ll be surprised how much good you can do for yourself.
This is a five-part kriya. Each part must be practiced for an equal amount of time, either 3 minutes or 11 minutes. Do not exceed 11 minutes. Only Meditation #1 can be practiced on its own, separately from the other exercises.
To become rich and prosperous with wealth and values is to have the strength to come through. It means transmissions from your brain and the power of your intuition can immediately tell you what to do. By practicing this meditation, you will be in a position to immediately change gears. If you need to go in reverse, you can go in reverse. If you need to go forward, you can go forward.
This is a very simple, old system. This is called “moon mound.” (Indicates outer side of hand along the small finger.) This side of my hand along the index finger is called Jupiter. Put the thumbs under the index fingers. I hit the Moon; I hit Jupiter. You are thinking, “What is this going to do?” This is going to straighten your head out.
Chant with the Tantric “Har”* with each movement. Alternate hitting the moon sides and the Jupiter sides of the hands together at the level of the heart center. Eyes should be nine-tenths closed, focusing on the tip of the nose. You should not do it more than three minutes when you are working during the daytime or you’ll become too rich! No, no, I’m not kidding with you. Hey you guys, you think I am joking. Come on; let’s do what works.
OK. Stop. Stop. You are not going to mint all the money right now, but this is what I am telling you. Anytime when you are puzzled and you are in bad shape, do three minutes of this meditation. If you do it for 11 minutes a day, it’s more than enough. Doing too much will be greed. It stimulates the mind: the Moon center and the Jupiter. When Jupiter and the Moon come together, there is no way in the world you will not create wealth. I’m not talking of money. Money is a common word. Money is only a medium. I’m talking of wealth. It’ll come to you. What I’m trying to tell you is that it’s all in you. It’s not outside. Just stimulate certain parts of the brain. I’m not going to do anything. It’s going to work.
Now, there are times when you are depressed, there are times you are impressed. When you are impressed, you usually do the wrong things. Are you listening? And when you are depressed, you always do wrong things. That’s a fact. When you are impressed, you don’t use your intuition.
Stretch your arms up sixty degrees. Open your fingers, spreading them widely. The fingers have to be totally hard. If you do it correctly, you will get the results. I will only tell you. I’m not going to do it for you. Look at how hard my fingers are. They are open. Now, in rhythm with the same Tantric Har tape, cross your arms alternating right over left and then left over right, still keeping the fingers stretched open. Watch.
Right in front, left behind. Fingers spread wide, arms open. Left in front, right behind.
Now this is an English mantra. Watch. You know this id, the thumb? Put them both in your fists and press as hard as you can, like you are going to squeeze the blood out of them. Press, press, press hard. Arms at sixty degrees. Move the arms in small backward circles. Press the id. Press, press, press hard. With each circle you make of your arms chant “God.” Chant “God” powerfully from the navel. Come on, machos. You are getting out of shape. From the navel. Okay, okay, that’s it.
The word “God” has three letters: “G,” which generates; “O,” which organizes; and “D,” which delivers and destroys. They are three sounds: G-O-D. God. When “God” is chanted from here (points to his navel point), then God can hear. When you chant “God” from the mouth, it makes no difference. He doesn’t even hear it. For this meditation it can only be chanted when you take the id and squeeze it really hard. And the circle has to be powerful. The entire spine shakes. Sometimes you’ll find you are lifting yourself from the ground. Don’t worry. It’s not a small exercise. Now keep it going: stretch it, tight, tight, as tight as you can. And the circle should be tight.
All right, relax. Suppose nothing works in your life—you don’t remember things, you want to get out of trouble, but you can’t reach anybody.
The right hand goes up and the left hand goes down; palms facing the body; hands meet in the middle but don’t cross each other.
Har Haray Haree, Wahe Guru. The mantra is a sound current through the tongue and upper palate. Har Haray Haree, Wahe Guru (Wahe is pronounced “wa-hay”). Continue chanting in a low monotone. Like Tibetans. Keep going. Deeper—from the base. Cut down your karmas forever. Deeper sound from the navel. Try it with honesty. Don’t slack off. (Six minutes.) Now whisper. Strongly whisper. Use the prana (breath). Burn any disease. Change the metabolism. (Three minutes.) Whistle. (Two minutes.) Then stop it. (If you are doing this meditation for 3 minutes total, each part is done for one minute.)
Put your arms at shoulder level, left hand under, right over. Breathe long and deep. Don’t let the hands fall. They should be parallel to the ground; that’s the law.
Keep your spine straight; sit correctly. Do nothing; just breathe one breath a minute: 20 seconds to inhale, 20 seconds to hold, 20 seconds to exhale. Try it. See what it does for you. Breathe consciously—one breath a minute. This is a complete set. It is called Sobagh Kriya. If there is a misfortune written by the will of God, by doing this set you will make it into good fortune. I’m not saying “man-made.” I’m saying if God Himself has written that you shall live under misfortune, by doing Sobagh Kriya you can turn your misfortune into prosperity, good fortune, and good luck.
This is the most sacred and absolutely most powerful kriya of Kundalini Yoga. And it is in parts. You can do each part either three minutes or 11 minutes, not more. If you do three minutes, do three minutes, three minutes, three minutes, three minutes, and three minutes. If you do 11 minutes, do 11, 11, 11, 11, 11. That’s the time. And do not exceed. I repeat, do not exceed. So, I’d advise you to move very cautiously, very slowly. Affectionately practice it.
A NOTE for Beginners:
Every Kundalini Yoga session begins with chanting the Adi Mantra
, Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo
three times. By chanting it the student becomes open to the higher Self, the Source of all guidance, and accesses the protective link between himself or herself and the consciousness of the “golden chain” of all Divine teachers.
RECITING THE ADI MANTRA
Sit in easy pose with the palms together as if in prayer. Gently press the sides of the thumbs into the center of the chest at the sternum. Inhale deeply. Focus your concentration at the third eye point. As you exhale, chant the entire mantra in one breath. Chant this mantra at least three times before beginning your Kundalini Yoga practice.
Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo: The “O” sound in Ong is long and of short duration. The “ng” sound is a prolonged sound through the nose. The first part of Namo is short and rhymes with “mom.” The “O,” as in “go,” is held longer. “Gu” in Guru is pronounced as in the word “good” and is short. The second syllable rhymes with “true” and is long. The word Dev rhymes with “gave” and is short.
Kundalini Yoga exercises may involve rhythmic movement between two or more postures. Begin slowly, keeping a steady rhythm. Increase gradually, being careful not to strain. Usually the more you practice the exercise, the faster you can go. Just be sure that the spine has become warm and flexible before attempting rapid movements. It is important to be aware of your body and to be responsible for its well-being.
CONCLUDING AN EXERCISE
Unless otherwise stated, an exercise is concluded by inhaling and holding the breath briefly, then exhaling and relaxing the posture. This consolidates the effects of any exercise and circulates the energy to your higher centers. Allow one to three minutes of relaxation in easy pose or lying on the back after each exercise.
Each session ends with the class singing the following dedication: “May the long time sun shine upon you, all love surround you and the pure light within you, guide your way on.” Sat Nam.
NOTE: In Kundalini Yoga, all breathing is done through the nostrils unless otherwise specified.
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