“Prosperity doesn’t mean that you will have wealth, health and happiness. The best way to explain prosperity is to say it is like when a rosebud flowers and opens up, and it shares its fragrance. That’s the moment, which lasts a few days, when a rose flower is prosperous. When a man or woman is prosperous, it is the fragrance of security, grace, depth, character, and truthfulness that a person can share. Like a candle emits light, a human emits prosperity.”
–Yogi Bhajan, 12/26/97 from Success and the Spirit: An Aquarian Path to Prosperity.
In the practice of Kundalini Yoga, we recognize that we are part of creation. Creation operates on the principle of flowering. The sun gives. The earth gives. The rain gives. Then, the plants flower. The food is grown. Fruits ripen. From that cycle, consciousness evolves in so many forms on the earth.
True prosperity does not come from accumulating as many earthly possessions as possible. True prosperity happens when our own being comes into a state of flowering. Each of us has something unique to share. When we walk the path of our soul’s calling, known as destiny, that is prosperity.
Being prosperous creates contentment, ease in giving, and a trust in the Universal flow. It does not seek to protect itself from challenges, but rather, it embraces challenge as an opportunity for growth.
Over the years, Yogi Bhajan gave many different kriyas and meditations to activate the human capacity to expand, and to develop prosperity consciousness. Expansion and prosperity are completely connected with the destiny of the soul. Everything we need to complete our soul’s purpose is pre-arranged and waiting for us to receive it.
"If you feel just one thing in your life—that life is nothing but the gift of God—you are divine and the most courageous person. Try it! Try it as a thought. The moment you feel that life is a gift, you’ll become prosperous."
- Yogi Bhajan, 7/5/84.
© The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan