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Growing Pains: Humanity Enters the Aquarian Age

By Gurucharan S. Khalsa

In essence the Aquarian Age is humanity’s transition from adolescence to maturity. We leave behind the Piscean Era and enter into an age of global awareness, radiance, intuition, and cooperation—an era that will usher in an age of equanimity and prosperity, accompanied by an evolution in our capacity to perceive, think, feel, and sense.

Such growth means that much needs to be left behind. Old structures and ways of thinking, communicating, and living will pass. Confusion, depression, and conflicts will increase as the old ways of holding power—politically, religiously, socially, and personally—all fight their last fight.

This period of testing and growth will last until 2038 when peace will have an opportunity to prevail on Earth.

Yogi Bhajan used his intuitive clarity to focus and prepare us for this transition, noting that the dawning of the Age would be precisely at 11:30am (PST), November 11, 2011. The cusp period will end and the Age of Aquarius will begin. We will be challenged on every front, and from that pressure, a new culture of consciousness will bloom.

He defined it as the time of Khalsa: those who are pure in heart; clear in conscience; fearless and effective in action; intuitive, kind, and compassionate; noble within the Self; and humble before the Infinite Creator.

One of the many blessings in the community of those who practice Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan® is the love of discipline that allows us to awaken, expand, and refine our awareness. With that expanded awareness we can act effectively, heal those in distress, and enjoy the tumultuous, spontaneous creativity of life.

Yogi Bhajan gave us the technology of Kundalini Yoga so that we could learn to act with integrity and clarity as teachers, healers, and leaders; so that we could be human under the pressures of the times and the distractions of change, ego, and emotion; so that we may enter the Aquarian Age awake, aware, and joyous.

Practice in community. Be together. Be brilliant with light. Be powerful with prayer. Be prosperous. Face the future with an open heart and open arms.

Let’s join hands and hearts as a contemplative community and act together in the love of excellence, the gratitude of being, and the hope for peace and prosperity.

Gurucharan Singh Khalsa, PhD, is a counselor, writer and teacher of meditation and Kundalini Yoga. He was the international director of training for Kundalini Yoga for 40 years. Gurucharan is the author of The 21 stages of Meditation, Breathwalk, and The Mind (coauthored with Yogi Bhajan). He coedited, with Sharon Mijares, The Psychospiritual Clinician’s Handbook, and produced numerous other manuals and texts for the application of meditation techniques to communication, lifestyle, vitality, stress, and relationships.