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The Meditative and Intuitive Mind with Sodarshan Chakra Kriya

By Bhavanjot Kaur

“Man without intuitive mind is a car without brakes. An intuitive mind cannot be achieved without a meditative mind. The meditative mind is a process to the intuitive mind.”
-Yogi Bhajan

My daughter and I took home a guinea pig a few years ago that was light brown and had a perfect mark between his eyes that was white. This was actually the deciding factor of him over the rest of the pack as my daughter excitedly announced, "Look mom this one has a third eye—let's get him!"

My daughter, who at the time consistently put a sticker on her forehead between her eyes pointing out that it was her third eye, decided to name our guinea pig just that--‘Third-Eye.’ As we were driving home with our new pet, I looked at her in the review mirror and mentioned that 'Ajna' was the formal name for the third eye chakra—the space of intuition, and that it might roll off the tongue a little better than ‘Third-Eye’ and she agreed in her own four-year-old matter of fact way by proudly naming him "Ajna Third-Eye."

“You have the windshield wiper on your car. Why? In the rain you cannot see. That wiper moves the water so that you can see. If it is snowing, it wipes the snow away. The purpose of life is that you can see. You can see what you have to see. The unseen eye in you must see. It should see clearly through the fog, through the snow, through the rain. The rain of richness, smog of mental pollution, and snow of ego have to be cleared so that you can see where you are going.”
-Yogi Bhajan

I recall a frigid morning in Connecticut similar to the low temperatures we have been experiencing of late. I sat on my yoga mat in a cold and barely lit room in the wee hours of the morning after an hour drive in the dark icy cold. This is the first time I recall practicing Sodarshan Chakra Kriya. I remember my yoga teacher symbolically connecting the meditation to our current weather stating that this meditation was like a snow plow pushing through the snow and clearing the way. This is how we clear our past karmas—like a restart button for our life, and how we can develop and strengthen our meditative mind and intuition.

I remember the meditation being challenging and I struggled catching my breath on the inhales and felt my abdominal muscles fatigue and I even began to break a sweat—even in the chill of the room. Then, trying to keep my eyes crossed at the tip of my nose posed another difficulty. Even with all the seeming challenges this meditation posed for me in my first experience, I could also feel something changing within me and around me—a weightlessness like heavy ice within me melting away.

“Whenever you meditate on the tip of the nose, the frontal lobe will become hard. As you meditate more, it will become like lead. And the funny thing is, one day automatically it will not be lead. It ‘breaks.’ You will have intuition to see the unseen, know the unknown, and hear the unheard, and your life will not be the same as it is now.”
-Yogi Bhajan

I have a fairly new KIA vehicle, for which I have playfully defined the acronym as "Kundalini Intuitive Awareness." Ironically, I went to drive my car one day recently and with all of its modern gadgets the side rear view mirrors were not going out automatically as they normally do. I thought about it for a second as I tend to get many intuitive messages from my car. I realized what was being communicated to me. Aha!

“Don't look back. Let the past be where it is—in the past. Our intuition is for the now and for the road ahead.” This seems timely for the coming New Year. Our strength lies in our ability to keep moving ahead intuitively even after the most challenging of roads that we might have travelled.

I looked at my car door and saw a button I'd never noticed before and I was able to fix the mirrors, but it wasn’t until after I got the ‘message.’ To me this is very much the gift of intuition: receiving subtle messages through our environments and understanding them immediately.

We don't have to do the work of clearing our past. We don't even have to know what it is that we are clearing. We must just choose a meditation and let it do the work for us. Practicing each day will cultivate the meditative mind so we can develop our intuition and keep moving forward into all of our tomorrows.

“In your life first you create habits, then habits create you. And today is a day when you can create a habit of meditation. Then meditation will make you intuitive, and intuition will solve your problems.

“As a human, you have to know before you face life, that you cannot live the life of impulse. That is how the animals and birds live. You as a human, whether you are a Christian, Jew, Sikh, Hindu, nobody, atheist, whatever you call yourself; you have to have intuition.

“Yesterday's gone, my friend. Today is going away. You can only know tomorrow. If you know tomorrow, you'll be happy and hopeful. If you don't know tomorrow, you'll be happily miserable. That is the deciding factor.”
-Yogi Bhajan

Bhavanjot Kaur is the owner and founder of Hamsa Healing Arts located in Centerbrook, CT. Bhavanjot is a Kundalini yoga teacher and Radiant Child Yoga Teacher. Bhavanjot is a Reiki Master practitioner and Teacher, Craniosacral therapy practitioner, Raindrop therapy massage practitioner and she also offers sound therapy with a 32" Paiste Symphonic Gong. Bhavanjot is a consultant for essential oils, medicinal mushrooms and CBD oil. She is mother to a delightful six-year-old little girl who overcame a rare childhood kidney cancer, which inspires her work with Lucy's Love Bus and the Connecticut Cancer Foundation. 
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