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Meditation for Self-Assessment

1 exercise, 5 - 13 minutes

Source: KRI International Teacher Training Manual Level 1

We always make a basic mistake: we do not recognize the power of the word in creating our world. There is no energy more potent than the word. Because we are unaware of the effect of what we say on consciousness, we say whatever we want and do whatever we feel.

A duality between word and action develops. This duality creates confusion, inconstancy, and lack of will and radiance. It is essential for the human life to coordinate our actions with the channel of creative energy of our words.

When we say "yes" we should mean exactly that. Observe how much your mind is behind what you say, or how phony you are.

This meditation causes you to assess how well you have coordinated actions and words. If you have not done this, there will be a duality in personality that you will experience as conflict. We need to assess ourselves in this manner all the time, until the mind is trained to say only what is true.

Then you can know the depth of the self and the unlimited creativity of the finite in relation to the Infinite in the personality and existence of the human being.

Posture: Sit straight in Easy Pose, hands in Gyan Mudra.

Part One

While the teacher speaks these words, the student listens with eyes closed, then repeats the words aloud. Listen carefully:

"I am an individual.

Very graceful.

Totally pious.

Absolutely perfect.

Unmistakably beautiful.

There is nothing the word can describe.

I am absolutely righteous.

A living truth.

In my conversation with friends.

In my conversation with enemies.

In my political life.

In my social life.

In my material life.

In my individual life.

In my private life.

I am absolutely correct.

Righteous.

Wise.

And totally good.

I understand.

Everything.

Absolutely.

I am perfect in knowledge.

I created God.

He never created me.

I am not kidding—it is the truth.

I am talking about it.

Therefore, I am the Creator.

I can create the word "God."

By writing it on the wall.

By speaking it with my tongue.

By communicating with people.

I made the radio.

Television.

I print the newspaper.

I spread everything which I know to do.

I am master and owner of this whole Universe."

To End: Open your eyes. Assess in your consciousness what percentage of what was said you totally agreed to in consciousness.

Part Two:

Chant the mantra Ong.

Continue for 3 – 11 minutes.

To End: Inhale deeply, hold the breath, and exhale.

Note: To end the chant in a class setting, have those who identify with the feminine start and then those who identify with male join in, so that there is an overlapping of the sound with separate starting times. This is the sound of creativity of the word.

© The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan