"Love is a consciousness of living in another being and experiencing yourself." ~Yogi Bhajan
While in Vancouver last week-end for a Narrative Therapy conference, I had the opportunity to go to two Kundalini Yoga classes at Yoga West and found a beautiful Kundalini Yoga book entitled Divine Relationships by Nam Kaur and Siri Atma.
Although the focus of this book is primarily Divine Relationships in the sense of adult partnerships, the concepts and practices are relevant for all relationships, including our relationship with Self.
"You all try to find your soul mate without finding your own soul. The problem is that we want to emotionally attach to somebody. How can your attachment ever be true if you have never attached yourself to your soul, to your consciousness."
When we have a solid, clear, and committed relationship with our Soul, we can experience the deliciousness of merging with another and maintaining our own uniqueness.
"At every moment you have the chance to make conscious choices. Before you act, ask yourself, 'Will this add to my grace?' Listen for the voice of your soul, it will answer you. If you live consciously, you will be content and self-contained. Once you are you and you are content, your attraction, your confidence, your sensory system, and your psyche will all work to attract a spiritual partner for you" (Nam Kaur and Siri Atma).
In Chapter Two, Seeking a Spiritual Partner, Nam Kaur and Siri Atma speak about the importance of recognizing the caliber and spirituality in another - which is strength of character, commitment, and deep honesty, not flirting or charisma. In fact, Yogi Bhajan asserts that when we flirt, we can create holes in our aura which leave us susceptible to destructive relationships. Strength, not charisma, is what carries relationships through time.
"Love is blind only when you are sensually involved. Love is very flowery and rosy when you are emotionally involved. Love is very dreamy when you are mentally involved. And love is very light, and pure and conscious when your soul is involved." ~Yogi Bhajan
Each time we are romantically hurt, it leaves scars in our aura. We can be weighted down by these scars and disappointments in love. "The pain blocks the inflow of cosmic energy and you become less sensitive to the possibilities life offers" (Nam Kaur and Siri Atma).
This Kriya guides prana to the heart centre, creating more openness so you can give and receive love without fear, anger, or resentment. The experience of compassion is cultivated, which releases pain of past relationships and elevates your current relationships.
Click here to access this Kriya, which was originally called Essence of Self. I will teach this in tomorrow's (Thursday's) 5:00pm Kundalini Yoga class at Hemma, so please come if you would like to experience it!
The Difference in the Sexes
Next Tuesday's May 12th (9:00am) Kundalini Yoga class will be on The Differences in the Sexes. Consider this:
"A woman's aura contains sixteen times more antennae per square millimetre than a man's, and her radiant body is sixteen times stronger. This gives women heightened electromagnetic power and makes all their faculties sixteen times stronger."
This is both wonderful and daunting, when you consider that this 16X-fold in impact goes either way - Creative and Destructive.
Furthermore, for a woman, every sexual imprint remains in her aura and arcline for seven years, and sometimes forever (there are Kriyas that can clear these imprints). Whereas a woman's vibration remains in a man's aura for only one lunar cycle. Yikes - how unfair is that?!! (smile)
We will practice a Kriya for the Aura, Positivity, and Vitality, as well as Sodarshan Chakra Kriya which helps clear past sexual imprints.
And Don't forget -Register this month for the Fall Kundalini Yoga Retreat and save $100.00!
After teaching class on Tuesday next week on May 12th, I am off to Bali to teach Kundalini Yoga at my sister's "Create a Life You Love" retreat. Jennifer will be subbing classes for me on May 14th, 19th, and 21st while I am away - thank you Jennifer!
Wishing everyone a beautiful May! ~Dawn
Dawn Rabey, PhD
Transpersonal Psychotherapist Registered Clinical Counsellor