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Global Keep Up

By Darshan Kaur

Rrrrringgggg… there goes the alarm. It’s early, it’s still dark, it’s cold out there! And yet, sadhana[1]calls, the day’s responsibilities call, it’s onward and upward and there is no cessation to that march of personal discipline. But really, it goes much, much further than that, and there is deep and gratifying inspiration in the knowledge that when you Keep Up, you are participating on a global level for change in the world as we know it today.

This is all about the exponential power of the collective: the collective power of prayer, the collective power of consciousness, the collective power of Keeping Up. We may think we are alone, but actually we share the planet with 6.5 billion other humans, not to mention the animal and plant kingdoms. When we keep up with our sadhana, our daily spiritual discipline, we are personally forcing our mind to aim at something higher than ourselves—and we see the miraculous changes can occur in our own lives. Now just think of the theories of the domino effect or the hundredth monkey[2], and imagine the effect of 100 people focusing their minds to aim at something higher than themselves; 1000 people; a million people.

The fact is, millions of people do participate each and every day; each in their own way, among every known race, creed, religion, and spiritual path. Every single day millions and millions of people focus their minds, bodies, and energy through prayer, meditation, yoga, and many other spiritual disciplines for the betterment of their own lives and the betterment of the world. In the midst of the many trials of our times like war, global warming, and polarizing political environment, there is the hope of change by tuning into “the global keep up.”

[Published in Aquarian Times, June 2007]

Darshan Kaur Khalsa worked for Sikh Dharma International for 11 years, first as the Deputy Chief of Staff and then as the Director of Dasvandh. Her current venues are: Money Girl Consulting, Your Path to Prosperity Courses and Freelance Writing. She is a happy mom, writer, musician, and entrepreneur. She is the co-creator of Aquarian Wisdom Calendars and the Yogi Bhajan Every Day email service. For courses or consultations Darshan Kaur can be contacted at: [email protected]



[1] Daily spiritual practice

[2] Refers to a sudden spontaneous and mysterious leap of consciousness achieved when an allegedly “critical mass” point is reached.