2015 Theme: The 3rd Sutra of the Aquarian Age
“When the time is on you, start, and the pressure will be off.”
Starting this year, our Women’s Camp theme will be the same as our 3HO and Solstice yearly theme. We’ll explore how this can apply to the life of a Woman today. What’s your vision for change in your life? What do you want to start doing, or perhaps stop doing? And finally, you’ll leave camp with the tools to initiate, manifest and sustain new endeavors, no matter how large or small. Join us as we explore this sutra in-depth and apply it to our lives.
Experience the joy and upliftment that comes when we meditate together as women of power, grace, and majesty.
Each year, we choose a different meditation for our daily morning practice, separate from our group sadhana. We choose meditations that Yogi Bhajan specifically taught for women, that you might not get to practice regularly in your daily life. This meditation supports the Camp theme, aiding personal transformation both during camp and 40-day period after camp.
Pursing the Cycle of Artistic Attributes
from ’The Mind: It’s Projections and Multiple Facets”
Description: When you see the reality of something, you know the impact it can have. You want to share it, extend it and promote it. This Projection seeks balance and proportion. It wants to express its insight without distorting the core. If this is too weak, you are satisfied with imagination or with the sensation of pleasure from knowing you could do something. It is like cooking without eating the food. If this is too strong, you eat the food but it is half-baked. You are subject to emotional and spiritual fads. Your caliber will be limited due to magnification and distortion. In balance, people and the cosmos feel your dedication like a burning flame. Your enthusiasm inflames and enlists the resources needed to reach your goal.
Posture: Sit in Easy Pose with a straight spine. Put both hands palms up in front of your torso. Elbows close to the sides. Chant steadily as you pull in the navel point.
Mantra: Har Har Har Har Har
The chant is continuous and regular. The pace is the same as the tape “Tantic Har.” As you chant each Har, trace outward circles with both hands, keeping the palms up. The circles are about 12 inches in diameter. As the arms come back along the sides, the elbows hit the sides of the torso definitively. Coordinate the sounding of the mantra, the pulling of the navel, and circling of the hands until they are a single flow.
Time: Continue for 11 minutes. To end, inhale deeply hold and exhale. Repeat 3 times.
More on the 3rd Sutra
When the time is on you, start, and the pressure will be off.
The 3rd Sutra is simple and clear—when you have a deadline and feel the pressure of getting a project done, the way to release the pressure is to simply begin. If you know what your first step is, just do it!
But often we dread and/or procrastinate starting (or completing) tasks and projects. We experience this in a variety of situations—mundane, like cleaning your house; practical, like organizing a project at work; or personal, like starting a sadhana or doing that new hobby you’ve always wanted to do but haven’t.
The first thing to ask is, “What is keeping me from starting?” Each person needs to look within to find their unique issue that is preventing forward momentum.
What is causing the pressure we feel? Do we have expectations of ourselves and the situation outcome? Do we think we should do, be, think something that we aren’t? Are we multitasking too much in life and feeling overwhelmed?
There are so many answers, and the question requires you to get to a neutral mind so you can hear the wisdom of your own soul telling you how to heal the blocks, and how to move forward.
When we can experience our true self and maintain a strong relationship with our soul, we live beyond the constraints of time and space. We know our true direction, and can let go of fear.
“You are only free when you are above time and space. When you are afraid, ‘What will happen tomorrow?’ you are not living, you are just dragging. Spirit is above time and space.” -Yogi Bhajan, 7/29/78
Once we are in alignment with our truth, we can begin to initiate change. Using the technology of Kundalini Yoga, we can begin to manifest and sustain new endeavors, no matter how large or small.
“This technology is fundamental to the physiology and consciousness of human beings everywhere. Understanding and practicing the technology of spirituality on a daily basis results in alignment, balance, focus, harmony and the ability to function successfully under the pressures of timeand space. It is now time that we must learn the way to be happy and to thrive under these new elevated levels of pressure.” -Excerpt from a paper read at a lecture by Yogi Bhajan on 7/27/99