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Practicing Prosperity: Priorities (& Proof)

True's series on everyday abundance continues with a look at our priorities and how they come to be so.  Are we choosing what is most important to us?  Or have they been chosen for us?  Where we devote our attention, time, money and energy is the evidence of our actual priorities, regardless of what we might wish were so.

Yogi Bhajan talks of prosperity as a "bewitching" and "hypnotic" state of mind.  As we dream and think and compare our lives to others, we fall into the habit of prioritizing the world of maya above our own spiritual lives.  But Yogi Bhajan notes that "Whenever there is anything in maya our goal, we neglect our soul.  That is how it is; it can never be wrong."  It is vital that we create room in our lives to maintain our spiritual practice so that prosperity is invited in.

We work with a kriya in which we are invited to be present in every movement so that we might understand where in our bodies we hold our energies.  And then do a meditation in which we assess ourselves on several levels.
Homework:  Yogi Bhajan says that “to achieve prosperity, you have to totally profile yourself, completely, absolutely, meditatively, spiritually, rhythmically.”  With that in mind, you are invited to meditate &/or journal on your life priorities - what matters most to you.  And then look at the proof of where your actual priorities are through the way you utilize your time, money, energy and attention.  Do your wishes and your actions line up?  How might you alter your priorities to better serve your own prosperity?
Please see Practicing Prosperity: Personal Prosperity (Week One) for the 40-Day daily practice and instruction.

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1 hr 40 min

Practicing Prosperity: Perspective

The second in a 6-week series on everyday abundance. Today, we look at how our Perspective on Prosperity has come to be.  We have been taught what to value; and how to value ourselves by others.  Our own perspectives began as the echo of the perspectives of others - families, friends, teachers...  Families, in particular, carry patterns and habits down through generations.  And then there are the experiences of our lives that have honed our way of seeing and thinking; and the choices we have made along the way, for better and for worse,

Yogi Bhajan noted "First you make habits, and then habits make you."   The question is, do our accumulated habits still serve us?  By utilizing our kundalini practice to set new rhythms and healthier habits in our ten bodies, might we create a truer perspective on our own prosperity...  and live more purely and honestly.

Our set and meditation today deal with conquering time - allowing us to release the past to the past so that we may be in the here and now, and as purely ourselves as we can be.

 

Homework:  Yogi Bhajan says that "to achieve prosperity, you have to totally profile yourself, completely, absolutely, meditatively, spiritually, rhythmically."  With that in mind, you are invited to meditate &/or journal on four areas. making a list of 10 (give or take) in each area.  Filter each through the concept of how you assign value - to money, things and to your self.  The task is to identify and release that which no longer serves you.  First - what moments or events in your life (beyond your control) have helped to define you?  Second - what choices of your own making have changed you?  Third - which people have shifted the way you value things...  or yourself?  Fourth - how your family's heritage has assigned value through the generations and years?

Please see Practicing Prosperity: Personal Prosperity (Week One) for the 40-Day daily practice and instruction.

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1 hr 35 min

Practicing Prosperity: Personal Prosperity

We begin a 6-week series on everyday abundance.  In today's world, we tend to think of prosperity in terms of specific static acquisitions.  But prosperity really means "flow".  It is a personal perspective, and what it means to us may change many times throughout our lives.

"Prosperity doesn't mean that you have wealth, health, and happiness.  The best way to explain prosperity is that when a rosebud flowers and opens up, it has its fragrance.  When a man or a woman is prosperous, there is that fragrance of security, grace, depth, character, and truthfulness, which that person can share.  Like a candle emits light, a prosperous human emits prosperity."  (Yogi Bhajan)

 

Today also begins a 40 day practice which you may choose to participate in to whatever degree you wish.  Do one of the following, or some, or all.  The purpose is to bring you into awareness of your own personal prosperity, and to expand that abundance in your life.

Three minutes of Cat Cow
Sahaj Sukh Dhyaan (available on 3ho.org)
Mentally recite Mul Mantra 5 times:  1x as you inhale; 3x as you hold your breath in; 1x as you exhale.  No time limit.  (Var.:  Mentally recite 2x inhale; 1x hold; 2x exhale).
Experience Your Own Soul Blessing You with Prosperity (available on 3ho.org)
Mantra: Har Har Har Har, Wahe Guru, Sat Nam, Har Haree
Chant aloud Har Har Har Har (at & pumping your navel center), Wahe Guru (at your heart center, holding diaphragm lock and navel center in for the duration...); Sat Nam (at your 5th/Throat Chakra with neck lock); Har (at your 3rd Eye); Haree (up through the top of your Crown Chakra).  Hands on knees in Gyan Mudra; eyes 1/10 open, focused at the tip of your nose.  11 minutes, building up to 31 minutes.
11 recitations of Lakshman (White Sun's first album has a lovely version).
Listen to/chant Bahota Karam (25th Pauri of Japji).  (White Sun just released a beautiful version, available on iTunes...).

Homework:  Yogi Bhajan says that "to achieve prosperity, you have to totally profile yourself, completely, absolutely, meditatively, spiritually, rhythmically."  With that in mind, you are invited to meditate &/or journal on what prosperity means to you.  What is your ideal of it?  And what does prosperity look like to you in the here and now?