The use of an altar has proven to be very important in terms of self-realization for us, and many of our students. We have found that personal home altars can be a point of focus for your spirituality, a place where you confirm the mind in compassion and love. It can also be used for healing, manifesting or meditation. The altar symbolizes an area where you honor wisdom, and transformation. Many people have altars out of wood or on wood, because the wood’s presence gives testimony to the greater cycle of life.Items to add to your altar:
- Pictures of self realized people
- Your own picture confirming yourself to be in the company of the realized ones
- A mala with 108 beads symbolizing mastery and completion
- Objects that make you feel protected and strong
- Objects, which represent your divine state, harmony, and serenity
- Crystals to represent clarity
- Candles to represent enlightenment
- Fresh flowers to represent prana
- Incense to represent upliftment
- Play specific mantras to confirm the intention for the altar
The purpose of adding your own picture to the altar is to consciously create the habit to worship your own higher self. This is why we as kundalini yogis are mindful to inhale Sat (truth) and exhale Nam (identity). We do this to confirm that our identity is Truth. When you create your altar let it be dedicated to your own higher self. What you will notice is that as you take time to regularly connect with the altar, you start to unlearn any condescending behavior or language that insults your real identity. Your words and your actions will become aligned with your higher Self.
We also noticed that the focus for our morning practice changed from trying to get rid of problems to dwelling in bliss. We experienced bliss to be the ultimate state of deep, higher self love.
Yogi Bhajan used to say frequently “If you can’t see God in all, then you can’t see God at all.” Let your altar be dedicated to your own God self, so that you can see the God in all.
AQUARIAN SADHANA MANTRAS
Ek Ong Kar Sat Nam Siri Wahe Guru
(7 minutes) I am at one with the creator, my true identity is infinity, I accept my darkness and my light as this process of integration is what makes me whole and affirms my humanity. With this mantra, we strengthen the connection with the infinite self, the part of us beyond the physical world, beyond creationWaah Yantee, Kar Yantee, Jag Dut Patee, Aadak It Waahaa , Brahmaadeh Tresha Guru It Wahe Guru
(7 minutes) Great Macroself, Creative Self, All that is creative through time, All that is Source Energy (Three aspects of God) Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh. All this is in the experience of Wahe Guru.Ek Ong Kar Sat Nam Kartaa Purkh Nirbhao Nirvair Akaal Moorat Ajoonee Saibung Gur Prasad Jap! Aad Sach Jugaad Sach Haibhee Sach Nanak Hosee Bhee Sach
(7 minutes) I am at one with the creator, my true identity is infinity, it is that identity which accomplishes everything in my existence. My higher self-identity is fearless, revengeless, I realize I am undying, that my light in me before and after the womb and I had to recognize this Truth and this is the formula that gave me that realization. I realize that by true light has always been always will be and Nanak confirmed that this is the identity of all human beings.at Siri, Siri Akaal, Siri Akaal, Mahaa Akaal , Mahaa Akaal, Sat Naam , Akaal Moorat, Wahe Guru
(7 minutes) It promotes victory in all aspects of life. Truth is undying, eternal, greatest and is the essential nature of allRakhay rakhanahaar aap ubaaria-an, Gur kee pairee paa-i kaaj savaari-an Hoaa aap da-iaal manaho na visaari-an , Saadh janaa kai sang bhavajal taari-an Saakat nindak dusht khin maa-eh bidaarian, Tis saahib kee tayk Naanak manai maa-eh Jis simrat sukh ho-i sagalay dookh jaa-eh
(7 Minutes) This is a mantra for protection against all negative forces, inner and outer. It cuts through every opposing vibration, thought, word, or action. By remembering your essential nature, which is connected with all, you are protected, guided by your intuition and safe from harm. By connecting to this during your daily sadhana, all happiness will be experienced and pain and sorrow will no longer affect you the same way.Wahe Guru Wahe Guru Wahe Guru Wahe Jio
Sit in Vir Asan 22 minutes “Wow, God is great!”Guru Guru Wahe Guru, Guru Ram Das Guru
To activate the fourth chakra/Body and set your energy for the day. (5 minutes)MIRACLE MANTRA SADHANA “I do not believe in miracles, I rely on them”
Sitting in easy pose we chant the following mantra 5x on each breath for 2.5 hours:Guru Guru Wahe Guru Guru Ram Das Guru