Sat Nam Beloveds
I hope you enjoy this meditation for opening the heart sometimes a little directed, focused effort is needed 🙂
Try it out and let me know how you find it.
A little reminder that when we practice in this tradition we chant a little mantra to connect in, repeated 3 times. This can be found here
Sit in an Easy Pose, with a light jalandhar bandh. (neck lock, pulling the chin back)
Eyes: The eyes closed, looking up, focusing at the Brow Point.
Mantra: SAT KARTAAR
As you say SAT, the hands are pressed together in Prayer Pose at the center of the chest. As you say KAR, the hands are extended out from the shoulders, half-way towards the final position. Fingers are pointing straight up. As you say TAAR, the arms are fully extended out to the sides and parallel to the floor, fingers pointing up.
Make the transition from step to step a flowing movement.
Time: No specified time.
Practicing this meditation allows love to flow more freely, if you are feeling separate, isolated or closed and want to feel a deeper sense of unity then this is a great little practice.
Some information about the mantra- (beautifully explained at www.spiritvoyage.com)
- Complete Mantra:Sat Kartar
- Language: Gurmukhi
Author: Yogi Bhajan
- Translation:God is the Doer
- ‘Sat Kartar” is a sound that Guru Nanak, founder of the Sikh Path, (which many of our Kundalini Yoga mantras have come from) would speak, when things would happen, good or bad. His response was, “Sat Kartar!” and in effect he was saying, God or the Great Divine One, is the One doing this action, this situation. The “Sat” in the mantra is first identifying the Soul’s True Sound(means Essence of Truth, or Being) It is said that directly behind the heart is supposedly where the Soul resides.
“Kartar” means Doer, and when the two words are combined, it is to say “Doer, Manifestor, or Walker of the Truth.” When these primal sounds are repeated/affirmed over time, as a practice, we are in effect, opening,expanding, and directing the energetic FLOW of the Heart.
The second aspect of this heart-opening mantra is that it is a key to living in a state of Faith; we are calling our souls to walk, to experience, to do, in our lives with the belief and understanding that the Divine One is working in all situations. To experience the trusting, faithful aspect of love in our lives, we sometimes need to first do the work to open and trust the Flow of the Divine doing everything. When we open to that Flow then we establish and allow a path for the Universe to Flow back to us in response, with All it is waiting to give to us.
See you next time, with a big embrace in the heart. Devi Kirin xx