There are about 18 of us at Urban Yoga Chicago delving deeper through (average) 90 days of daily Sat Kriya practice.
I saw a quote this morning, and it made me think of what we are doing together because people wonder and ask what will come of this daily commitment. Here is the quote:
Sat Kriya does that-- it wakes you up.
Waking up is pretty cool. It changes the lens through which you see, and when you begin to see through a different lens, you begin to make decisions differently.
And for some, that unknown can feel scary. But honestly, I can’t think of anything more scary than status quo. We know how we feel about, for instance the Catholic Church “not changing with the times,” and same with our current government as they protect an antiquated second amendment created by our Founding Fathers 240 years ago. Things must evolve or they erode. Despite our efforts to stay the same, nothing does. So easy it is to judge the Church and our government for holding tight to the status quo, yet we resist our own transformation.
We do this because it feels like we are relinquishing a perceived power that comes from familiarity. Shit hits the fan as we transform, yes, and we may find ourselves feeling like newly freed slaves recalling the “comforts” of old, the sting of the whip and the hunger for freedom a distant memory in the face of the unknown.
Our ego says “everything is fine, you don’t need to do this right now.” It tells us, “I know what’s good for you. Stop being silly and fall in line! And here’s why…” And the reasons are persuasive, and they feel incredibly legit. Who needs a new slave master when our egos take over? For those ready to step into their next most radiant Self, they know that those reasons are mere excuses that emerge to test the will.
Waking up — and keeping up — changes that. It quiets the noise so that you can hear your personal Truth, or Sat Nam. When you stay tapped into your Truth, it nags at you to move forward differently: to lead the way of your own life and not be led by others; to find community that will balance out the external noise that supports the tantrums of the ego; to allow yourself to indulge in tools that heal the psyche; to find ways to delve deeper through study, and to surround yourself with teachers of all kinds to hold vision for your elevation as well as to hold you accountable. Those teachers may poke and prod at you, to push you out of your comfort zone, to crack through the ego and into your truth, which knows that you are greater than you ever thought. And why not? Ego pokes at you all day, and so does society, instead telling you in many ways how you are not enough; and they work to keep you in your sleepy comfort zone.
Meditate on Sat Nam. Meditate and dwell in your own silence. Meditation brings you back into your own power because it connects you back to your God essence. And no, you don’t change. You are still you're essence. You’ve just now woken up to it.
Kundalini Yoga Quotes:
“I’d never felt anything like it; it was just an opening of energy and a feeling of such liberation.” -Marika Bethel, owner, Glowing House