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Listening to Angelic Whispers

This meditation refines the sattvic guna of your mind. Sattvic means pure, true, and balanced, and it represents contentment, joy, peace, and harmony.

Posture: Sit down very calmly and quietly, with a straight spine.

Mudra: Put your hands on opposite shoulders. Your arms must cross. Hold your shoulders well with the arms relaxed on the chest.

Eyes: Close your eyes.

Mantra: Listen to the instrumental recording of the Ardaas Bhayee mantra. As you listen to the instruments play this tune, whistle with it. Hear the sound of the whistle at the Brow Point. Keep the eyes closed. Be very calm, and quiet inside of yourself. This is a posture of peace.

Ardaas bhayee, amar daas guroo,

Amar daas guroo, ardaas bhayee,

Raam daas guroo, raam daas guroo,

Raam daas guroo, sachee sahee.

Translation: The Grace of Guru Amar  Das (who is the hope of the hopeless) and Guru Ram Das (who is the King of the yogis and bestower of blessings past, present, and future) guarantee the prayer will be answered and all one's needs provided for.

Time: Continue for 15-31 minutes.

Then begin long, slow, deep breathing. Mentally listen to the echo of your whistling. Hear the sound you created before. Bring your unison power of the mind, the subtle sattvic guna of the mind, to listen.

Once you learn to listen this way, you can listen in exactly the same way to what God's Will is. When you can still the mind, refine it, command its guna, then you can listen to God's Will, discern what it is, then act. Life will be very easy, content, and fulfilled. In the Bible you are told the same thing. There is a word called "Behold." Behold yourself. Be within yourself and listen.

Time: Continue for 3 to 11 minutes.

To end: End with three powerful breaths. Inhale deeply through the nose, hold for 5 - 10 seconds. Exhale powerfully through the mouth. As you hold the breath in, put all the pressure downward on your shoulders with your hands. Press them down, and keep the spine steady and straight. Repeat the breath three times. Relax.

© The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan

This meditation is found in Transformation, vol. 2, available through KRI.