Before we can bless others, we have to clear our own duality. We must be a clear channel for the Infinite. Any remaining shadows must be swept away so that the clear light of consciousness can shine through.
We must learn to bless ourselves before we can bless others. This can be a daunting task. The negativity from our past or the lack of self-esteem from our childhood can make the thought of blessing ourselves untenable. To be able to bless all, we must see the God in all—even in ourselves: “If you can’t see God in all, you can’t see God at all.”
This posture is called "Blessing." This is how the Popes used to bless the people: "May the Jupiter energy as Guru, and the Saturn energy as Guru, be with you."
Mudra: Sit in Easy Pose with a very straight spine, chin in, chest out. Bend the elbows into the sides, and bring the hands up so they are about six inches away from each ear. The palms are facing forward, fingers pointing towards the ceiling. Make the hands into fists, and extend the index (Jupiter) and middle (Saturn) fingers straight up, holding them side by side.
Music: Reality, Prosperity, and Ecstasy by Nirinjan Kaur also called the Prosperity Hymn). Sing along.
Time: 8 minutes.
End: Inhale and move immediately into Part II.
Mudra: Stretch the arms overhead, elbows straight, hands in fists. Extend the index and middle fingers straight, and bring the tips of the index and middle fingers together, so they are touching. No other part of the hands touch. Make a triangle with these fingers.
Music: Humee Hum Brahm Hum by Nirinjan Kaur. Sing along.
Make a perfect triangle, and let the Almighty descend. Sing from the navel. We are chanting, "We are we, we are God." The tongue will touch the proper meridian points and create the result if you pronounce it correctly.
Time: 6 ½ minutes
End: Inhale. Hold for 10 seconds. Exhale. Inhale, and immediately move into Part Ill.
Mudra: Fold the hands in Prayer Pose, palms flat at the heart center.
Music: Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo by Nirinjan Kaur. Sing from the navel.
Time: 1 ½ minutes.
End: Inhale and relax.
©The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan
This meditation is published in The Master’s Touch.