For Individuals and Couples
In the science of Humanology, this is an example of a technique that practically alters the relationship between individual and cosmic consciousness. Counselors should teach and apply this principle. Instead of ending in a finite individual vibration which has the effect of dividing people and creating boundaries, end the session with this exercise to create an equilibrium with the infinite self. The mental frame from which you see yourself and the world will be totally shifted within and without by this exercise.
Posture: Sit in easy pose with the spine straight.
Mudra: Make fists of both hands. Put both fists with the back of palms towards you, 6 to 8 inches in front of the brow point. Extend and press the thumb tips together until they become white. There is no need to press very hard, just firmly. It is important for the last joint of the thumb to relax and bend as much as possible.
After you see the tip of the thumbs turn white, close the eyes and see the white tips through closed eyes. Once you are in position, relax the body.
Breath and Mantra:
Inhale deeply and exhale the breath quickly and powerfully as you chant Wahe Guru. The sound should be at as high a velocity or frequency as possible. The pitch will be high and vibrate through the nose and Brow Point as you chant Guru. The mantra should be paced such that Wahe is about 1 second and Guru is about 7 seconds. Take a deep breath and repeat the mantra rhythmically.
Time: Continue for 5 – 11 repetitions, about 2 minutes. This is not a practice to be done in a group. Practice individually or with a partner to end an argument.
It is essential to keep the eyelids closed. If they are open, you will get faint and dizzy in a few repetitions of the chant. If your eyes are closed, you are protected, and the effects on consciousness will happen in 8, 9, 10,11, or so repetitions.
There are always times in a relationship when couples don’t relate gracefully in higher consciousness. They want to yell and argue. They have lost the ability to listen, be silent and act as a single unit of energy.
When you have argued and talked until you can talk and argue no longer, sit 4 to 5 feet across from your partner in this meditation. Now, with deep and powerful breaths, alternate saying the mantra. Listen to each other's sound. If the sound is correct, it will penetrate the skull and seem to be inside you. This will break the spell of intolerance and confusion and disperse any latent anger.
Ending an argument this way will maintain peace in the subconscious so you do not carry the dispute into unrelated areas and times of your relationship.
© The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan