The process of self-healing is the privilege of every being. Self-healing is not a miracle, nor is self-healing a dramatization of the personality as though you could do something superior. Self-healing is a genuine process of the relationship between the physical and the infinite power of the soul.
You have to understand the process of healing in the Age of Aquarius. What will give the healing is the flow of your soul energy.
That is the best vitamin; that is the best health capsule you can ever take—your own breath of life.
The art of healing, the art of ecstasy, the art of God-consciousness has millions of names in mystic terms. It has to do with rhythm and reality. When the body is in rhythm, there is ease. When the body, or any part of the body goes out of rhythm, there is dis-ease.
If your breath is very deep in the lungs, it will give you a good red blood. Good red blood, with the oxygen, is quite sufficiently empowered to take away impurities. When the lungs start clearing the blood, then the liver, spleen, and kidneys have much less work to do.
We have given you different sets of exercises. They can work for you. Why do you have to exercise? When the body grows, each year of its existence, it becomes more rigid. You move in special patterns. You move your hands in a special way, your legs in a special way; and that does not exercise a lot of muscles. The muscles which do not get any type of exercise get weak and that area of your skeleton gets out of shape. The moment your skeleton gets out of shape, the nervous system starts feeling the pressure. It starts messing up the circulation, then reconstruction of the tissues gets weird. After a while you fall apart and you are in trouble.
There are times when you cannot even control the sugar level in your body. Remember that when you put sugar in your metabolism, you are upsetting your metabolism in a very direct way. X amount of sugar is understandable, but the amount of sugar you put in, only God can save you. And whenever you put x amount of sugar, you must follow the law of depression. When you get that kind of depression, you lose a lot of friends. Therefore, it is very fair to channel your energy. One of the best ways to channel the energy is to do the pranayama.
When you do not channel the energy properly, then you must get depressed. Don’t [over]extend yourself and get out of balance. I have seen people who get depressed in this way: Alright, let us have a party in the evening. At 11 o’clock, the party will be over. Let us go to a movie. Then, after the movie, come home. Alright honey, give me a cup of coffee. They up the next day at 4:30 in the evening. They do not know what to do. This is called Phase Depression. That person will not get his scene together for almost four days. It takes the body 72 hours to get the body back into the same working process. Just one night of action.
There is only one problem: You do not trust your powers. There is no difference between you and God. Count your blessings. Be proud of yourself. Make your children, friends and neighbors proud of you. Let your touch be the Master’s Touch. Serve the Age of Aquarius. Keep up and God will keep you up. Trust it. Stop looking down at yourself. Feel God within. There is no God outside of you.
When you are blessing the sick, you beg of the Almighty, but actually you are not begging for anything, because from inside your being, energy is pouring into the other person. It is from a state of compassion, of compassionate meditation, that the healing activity of God, within the being, flows.
Nobody is not a non-healer. God has provided an entire healing system within you. You heal yourself. Herbs heal, God cures and doctors diagnose.
‘Hail Guru Ram Das and heal the world.’ It is His problem to heal. Your problem is to insert Him into it. You have nothing to worry about. If he doesn’t heal, His Name will be spoiled—what’s it to you? Most of the time you do not know what to do, true? There are so many times I don’t know what to do. So, I insert Him into it.
A few years ago we said, ‘Hail Guru Ram Das and heal the world.’ It looked like a joke at that time. Heal with what? Now the Age has come when your own psyche can be in flow and beam on the other personality, and in the cross-exchange you can heal a person just by walking by his side. For this we have to have a mental clarity, and we have to have a mental projection.
All you have to do is send a message or somehow establish communication between the mind and body of the sick person. The mind should be in peace, so that the body can do the job. That’s all the cure is. The body cures itself. Medicine allows it to get into that space where healing can take place.
Before you touch anybody you have to make sure that you are as pure as possible. If you don’t purify yourself of all the inner duality, negativity can prevail through the flow of the psyche.
Whether you are a medical doctor or a chiropractor or another type of healer, life has a challenge that you have to be egoless. You have to just become, without self, a healer at that moment, for that purpose.
As a healer, the first thing to tell every patient is to breathe deeply. Shallow breathing means no endurance, no patience.
Any roughness in your life creates a reaction in your glandular system and the glands are the guardians of your health and your happiness. The problem is not how rough you are. The problem is, can you meditate and clean yourself out. One who doesn't take a bath after ten or fifteen days stinks, and one who doesn't meditate after fifteen or twenty days goes berserk.
©The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan
Image: Yogi Bhajan giving a foot massage to Swami Satchitananda