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When Someone is  

Mean to You..

Aikido--Ueshiba  

 Become a Warrior of Spirit!

 

 

Was someone mean to you today? How did you handle it?

 

In these speeded up times, we seem to be getting hit with all that "old stuff" that hasn't been dealt with yet. So, now let's deal! What an opportunity for growth, eh?

 

Now, what was your reaction when someone was mean to you? Dumfounded, hurt, angry, lash back, slink away to lick your wounds? Did you allow the interaction to reinforce your identity as a victim by taking the affront personally?  So, the first thing in such a situation is not to injure yourself.  

 

DO NOT INJURE YOURSELF BY GOING INTO VICTIM MODE!

 

Instead, understand that in this Aquarian Age, Yogi Bhajan told us that people will be going crazy. This means crazy to every degree, and on all levels, and this could even refer to US!

 

So, take every affront as a most tremendous opportunity to practice your warrior training. Train both "in battle," meaning in the situation as well as constantly in the "dojo" of your mind when you are not being attacked. Train yourself with the dedication and strength of a warrior so that when the attack comes, your instantaneous response is automatic. You snap into the laser focus and practiced powerful presence of a warrior of Spirit.

 

This is truly a profound martial art of Consciousness.

Now I know that this takes a lot of dedicated training to be able to do this in the absolute second, just as any martial art does, so you might as well get started right away.   Therefore, in the instant:

  1. In a flash, park your own victim feelings--anger, hurt, judgment, self-defeat, fighting back, etc. Nothing will throw you off more than indulging your own self-destructive emotional habits of being victimized, fighting back, etc.

  2. Ground your energy into Mother Earth, and expand yourself immediately--this is the warrior's stance, and this is what keeps you balanced and rooted in the power of your Presence. Do your best to relax while still being attentive and aware.

  3. Breathe Heart Breath--that is you powerfully move this healing energy though both of you to loosen and raise the very real energy of the situation out of being stuck in the lower registers of "head butting" to a "place" where surprising changes for the better can happen. Remember this "battle relationship" is lethal business that is being raised to the powerful higher dimensions of freedom.

  4. Use a mantra, call on Guru Ram Das, Baba Siri Chand and/or Yogi Bhajan. Their incredible influence is your "army at your back" that can open the way and take charge through you as you "hold the space."

  5. Set yourself in a purely neutral state. This is a fully focused energetic state that is based in profound neutrality--never numbness. Neutral space is CLEAR SPACE where you can "hear, feel, see" the True way of dealing with the situation for everyone's highest good. Don't worry if your nerves are playing havoc with your body. Just mentally and energetically hold the neutral, clear state as best you can. The challenge is that as you are doing this, you never quite know where you are going. OK! Just stick with what is flowing through you at every second.
  6. Intensely listen with the same "apparatus" that you use when engaged in intuition. It is a sensation of "big ears" or hugely increased awareness where you can "hear, feel, see, etc." what is truly happening as well as your receiving guidance in the second on just how to respond--way beyond the obvious. In this condition, you cannot hold onto any preconceived notion of how to act. Instead, listen to the words flowing out of your mouth and the tone in which they are delivered. In this "place" of intuitive response, you cannot cling to any kind of old judgment based on how things "should" be going. You are stripped of all guile, leading you to express the power of the Present in unforeseen ways.

  7. Don't forget that you are listening to and responding to the words of your "opponent" as well in this whole mix. Quite a multi-dimensional blend in the moment. But as you gain practice, this flow will come naturally.

  8. Be profoundly grateful for the encounter!After all, the other person is your "worthy opponent."  "The other person is YOU!" as Yogi Bhajan said.  How else could you possibly engage in this extremely potent training to be totally present in your Soul--no matter what?

 

Then before the encounter, as part of your daily training or after it, spend time in a meditative state communicating with your Divine Soul, or any of those Divine Personages--Guru Ram Das, Baba Siri Chand or Yogi Bhajan, asking them to understand how you can change yourself to better handle these kinds of situations.

 

I assure you that you will get the most incredible feedback! Let your "everyday self" (your mind, emotions, cultural training, preconceived ideas and so on) ask the questions. Then allow your Divine Guidance show you the Truth and how to heal yourself, how to clear yourself, how to extend the Power of the Present into every situation that comes your way. Use all of your Kundalini Yoga tools to move through any blocks!

 

Let this be your "post mortum" method to dissect the situation so that you can understand how to handle it from this higher level so much better in the future. Sadhana is a great time to do this.

 

Churning over that "he said, she said" blaming stuff in your mind just sweeps you away to continued stupidity. Don't be a victim to it.  

 

Rather, listen to your most profound Teachers within, and with great purpose and commitment, learn from Them and heal. This is the only way that will really work for us as we progress more and more into this Aquarian Dimension. Then move on without carrying a grudge or animosity for anyone--only heart breath for healing on all sides, and pure gratitude for your growth.

 

Then it would be such a tremendous help to all the rest of us if you would please post your experiences with this training to our Soul Answer Tribe Facebook page so that we can understand your path of trials and surprising results with this. This is how we learn and support one another! Please go towww.Facebook.com/groups/soulanswer  to share.

 

Thanks so much, Dear Warriors of the Spirit. We are enthusiastically looking forward to meeting you there in our cozy, online group--our place of shared hearts and Souls.

 

Lots of Love,

Siri-Gian Kaur

 

Copyright Siri-Gian Khalsa, www.SoulAnswer.com , 2012

 

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To easily print out this article, please go to www.SoulAnswer.com/right_side_up.html    

 

 

Regarding the photo at the top:

 

Once I wrote this article, I realized that this method of Spirit Warriorship embodies many of the basic principles of Akido, which is that Japanese Martial Art that connot be done aggressively--only in defense from attack in which the defender redirects the flow of energy between them.  Aikido actually means the practice of blending or harmonizing energy or "Ki".   

 

The white haired gentleman in the photo is Morihei  Ueshiba who was the gifted founder of Aikido.  As you can see, he is not ruffled at all as he powerfully redirects the flow of his worthy opponent's energy!  This is primarily done with powerful, flowing, completely non-aggressive energy--not muscle. And when you are "thrown" by a fine practioner, you feel so happy, so much fun.  It is really amazing! 

 

 

 

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posted 14 Jun 2017, 10:19 by James Madden   [ updated 9 Nov 2017, 06:23 ]

Class Schedule

posted 25 Aug 2013, 05:18 by James Madden   [ updated 11 Sep 2019, 11:02 ]

Sat Nam Dear Yoginis & Yogis,


Autumn 2019 Schedule

There will be no Kundalini Yoga classes from 11.9.19 until Sunday 22.9.19.

A new 8 week course of classes will start on Sunday 22.9.19. There will be a classes on Sunday mornings 11.00 to 12.30pm and on Monday and Tuesday evenings from 7.30 to 9.00pm. This course will focus on the chakras. Each week we will practice a particular Kriya and Meditation for each chakra.


You can buy as many classes as you are able to attend over the 8 week period.


There will be no classes on Sundays or Mondays of Bank Holiday weekends. 

  

You are free to join these classes whenever you wish. 


All the classes are taught by James Madden (Nam Sangat Singh).


You are invited to just drop in and check out Kundalini Yoga whenever you wish subject to space being available. There will  be 3 classes per week for you to choose from after 22.9.19. 


Classes will be on Sunday mornings 11.00am and Monday and Tuesday evenings each week at 7.30pm. Times of classes are available on the side panel to the left of this page.


The classes are small, maximum 7 students, and so they are particularly suitable for Beginners, because lots of individual attention can be given to each practitioner.


Space is limited so, to avoid disappointment, you are invited to book your space by email or text asap. Because numbers are small, you will receive more individual attention than is available in larger classes.



Yoga means "union". It is the experience of Infinity in our own finite form. Kundalini Yoga offers us the discipline through which our self can experience our Self. You are welcome to drop in anytime subject to space being available. The classes are independent of each other so you can start whenever best suits you.

 

Also, if you are interested in having a Sat Nam Rasayan healing or a Jyorei healing please contact Nam Sangat Singh aka James Madden on namsangats@gmail.com.


If you would like to study to become a Sat Nam Rasayan Practitioner please contact Har Kirat Kaur at harkiratkaur0013@gmail.com. 


Sat Nam Rasayan is a meditative technique that is a precise way of healing. To practice Sat Nam Rasayan is to enrich all areas of your life.

 

When you practice Sat Nam Rasayan or have a healing you usually reach a deep state of silence. While this is a beautiful experience, it is but the beginning. As you go deeper in the practice you are not only learning a sophisticated tool to help someone else, you are also developing your own consciousness.  


Please note it is a good idea to always wear a head covering when practicing Kundalini Yoga. Accordingly, I suggest that you, if possible, wear a head covering when attending class.


Jyorei Healing is also available by request.


Infinite Blessings to you.

 

Cherdi Kala.

Nam Sangat Singh



Sunday Morning Classes

posted 9 Sep 2012, 06:23 by James Madden   [ updated 2 Jul 2018, 05:07 ]

Normally there will be a class from 11.00 am to 12.30 pm on Sunday mornings. Please check this website,particularly in summer, before coming to Surya Yoga Studio on Sundays to see if that particular Sunday morning class is on.

The Sunday morning class is sometimes taught outside if the students want that. For example, on 1.7.18 we took advantage of the beautiful sunshine and held the Sunday morning class outside at the back of Surya Yoga Studio as you can see below:

Kundalini Yoga Class outside at 4 Maxwell Road, Rathgar, Dublin 6, Ireland


If the majority of the participants want and the weather is suitable then we will hold the Sunday morning classes outdoors. So if you are coming to such a Sunday morning class, please bring with you everything you will need to practice in comfort outside.

Occasionally, as requested by students, will be a full Aquarian Sadhana at Surya Yoga Studio. It normally starts at 6.00 am and finishes about 8.30/ 8.45 am. Please let me know if you are interested. Please bring some food to share. Sadhana is offered on a donation basis.

 ALL ARE WELCOME.

Questions Answered by Yogi Bhajan

posted 24 Aug 2009, 20:00 by James Madden   [ updated 9 Sep 2012, 06:30 by James Madden ]

Yogi Bhajan Answers Questions on the Sensory Human in the Aquarian Age

During his classes, Yogi Bhajan often opened the class for questions from his students. Here are a few questions and answers about the Sensory Human.

 

Question: How will being a Sensory Human affect personal relationships?

Answer: When Sensory Human beings get together the attraction is timeless, limitless, and forever.  Nothing else can come between them.

 

Question: I am a beginner in Kundalini Yoga and I definitely want to be a Sensory Human. Where do I start?

Answer: Start each day consciously breathing and developing a one-minute breath[1].

 

Question: You have said that the emotions are the sensory system of the soul. Could you explain how we can use our emotions as the communication system of our soul and not as trauma inducers?

Answer: When emotions guide us they serve us; when we are ruled by them, they destroy us. Develop your sixth sense in meditation by concentrating at the tip of the nose with the eyes one-tenth open. It will all come to you automatically.

 

Question: What is the difference between going beyond the five senses as a Sensory Human and raising the kundalini?

Answer: The entire power of the human is its connection to the Universe through the psyche and the sixth sense. This is the basic point from where the Kundalini rises.

 

Question: I have been celibate for several years but am now in a very intimate relationship.  Is it possible that being in a sexual relationship will help raise the kundalini and I will become a Sensory Human?

Answer: Kundalini Yoga is one yoga that is for householders, so it does not require celibacy. But you have to have a legitimate, productive relationship free of guilt, and with sincerity.

 © The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan

Previously published in Aquarian Times, Spring 2003

 




Thank you for visiting the site. I will try to post some interesting bits of information and teachings from time to time.  
For now, if you are interested in learning more about Kundalini Yoga please feel free to join one of the classes.
 
Thanks,
James

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