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Cleansing the Psyche with Sodarshan Chakra Kriya

By Pritpal Kaur Khalsa

I would love to share with you a very personal story. In 1996, I attended a class with Yogi Bhajan just before the New Year. At that class, he asked each of us to practice a New Year’s Kriya for 40 days and to keep a journal.

I dutifully practiced the meditation and of course, like all meditations, it brought forward the bliss and also the garbage from my psyche. Also, I dutifully wrote in my journal every day. At the end of the forty days, I went to class with Yogi Bhajan and he asked who completed the meditation. I raised my hand.

He then asked how many of us kept a journal and again I raised my hand. Then came the clincher. He asked those of us who kept the journal to send it to him unedited. Eek. Send my teacher my unedited journal with all the garbage in it. So, I sent it off to him with all my dirty laundry exposed.

A few months later a letter arrived in the mail. It was a beautiful note. In it he said:

“I want to tell you something very personal: When I was very small and on my way to study with my teacher, my grandfather told me, ‘Your master will get rid of your ego and your fantasies. The moment that happens, there will be just you and your truth. Then you will become the living master.’ I want you to stand in front of the mirror and carve out the saint you are. Know that it is your actions that speak for you. It is the Kundalini that opens up the Sadh Sangat within you and puts infinite joy on the Guru’s face.”

He then went on to tell me to do 31 minutes of Sodarshan Chakra Kriya. Wow, what a gift and now the work was to begin of surrendering to the Master’s words and wisdom and to drop the ego and fantasies.

Many years passed and still I did not fulfill this request of my teacher. I had done almost everything else he had ever asked me to do. I knew that this one piece was and is essential to bring infinite joy and open up the Sadh Sangat, company of spirit, within. So, just before Solstice, I said yes to this divine practice of 31 minutes of Sodarshan Chakra Kriya. 

What a great gift it continues to be—a meditation that rebuilds personal identity, clears past karma and creates a platform of inner happiness and ecstasy. To embrace the Kundalini which brings vitality, intuition and clears the subconscious mind is the bounty of this meditation. I am on board and it is a great ride. I hope some of you will join me as we move into the Aquarian Age. 

Our time is now as teachers, leaders, healers and conscious beings.

With blessings and prayers for your victory.

Pritpal Kaur Khalsa is a KRI-certified Lead Teacher-Trainer. She studied at the feet of Yogi and Spiritual Master, Yogi Bhajan, for over 35 years and has dedicated much of her life to sharing the teachings of Yogi Bhajan and the 3HO Lifestyle around the world. Along with being a KRI Lead Trainer, she is also a Sat Nam Rasayan Yogic Healer, an E-RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance, Spiritual Life Coach and the creator of “Excel and Celebrate,” a transformational program for women. Pritpal currently serves as CEO of 3HO Foundation International. She lives in New Mexico with her husband, Pritpal Singh.