The importance of sharing your thoughts and feelings .....
When I was growing up I was rarely able to garner the self-trust to share my thoughts or feelings. I was fortunate to recognize this somewhat later in life and began shifting it. At first, I’d share thoughts whether or not they might be appropriate, after feeling stifled in my youth. I started recognizing the need to be more sensitive and that it might be better not to offer any thoughts if I hadn’t reflected some and could share something appropriate and intelligent.
I’ve continued with that approach and found it to work for me - even when those thoughts might be controversial to some. Now oftentimes, I will add thoughts to ‘the mix’ of any conversation. Having the courage to speak our minds with conviction, confidence and equanimity, I’ve come to believe is an important and healthy capacity. Welcoming all voices and opinions around issues where there may be strong feelings, demonstrates maturity and tolerance, which is sorely needed these days globally. I believe this may start with parents (which I’m not) encouraging children to speak up and be heard. With proper guidance from those parents, it can be a wonderfully empowering thing for children, who can carry it forward toward their life fulfillment and successes.
- Jot Singh
The sacredness in being a warrior of Light..
The universe ‘smiles’ on us when we get out of our comfort zone and serve others. Small gestures of thoughtfulness, kindness and generosity ‘earn big points’ with the universal forces behind all that is. When we look after each other sensitively we are blessed. Most of us want to be happy and carefree I believe and that likely looks a bit different for everyone.
Make it your business if the spirit might move you, when you hear or see someone being treated less than respectfully in any way, to intelligently and thoughtfully approach the situation. The intention here is to intercede and endeavor to bring understanding, honor and grace to whatever ‘violations’ seem to be happening. This takes courage and a certain capability (a smile may work well when approaching). If you have trained in self-defense and you can be neutral (you will be mentally prepared), and not become emotional or angry, the results can be positive for all. When we act as those who endeavor to ‘keep the peaceful and natural order of things’ the universe brings us all we need.
I was reflecting some how to flourish and prosper in these tumultuous times and never allow yourself to be taken advantage of.
Consider taking a moment to reflect on all of the positive things that you have to be grateful for that are part of your life. It is not a small thing these days to be mindful with an ‘attitude of gratitude’. If the spirit might move you try to develop a routine, that incorporates some kind of disciplined practice that gives you a good feeling and some peace. Kundalini Yoga and meditation have been my personal go to ‘set of tools’ for almost 47 years now. Whatever might work for you, cultivating some kind of discipline with something that helps you relax and feel tranquil, can be essential these days. This can help maintain a positive mental attitude with hope for success and good fortune. Learning how to protect yourself, in a very respectful setting, can help insure that no one will get too close to you without you being OK with that. Be kind, thoughtful, and generous with others - best you can. The universe will bring you everything you need in your life. 😃
- Jot Singh
Hello! We wanted to kick off our Khalsa Raj blog by wishing everyone a happy and healthy December and Holiday season! In this time of giving, at least in the West, we wanted you, are loyal customers, to know how much we truly celebrate you!! So in the holiday spirit we are offering you many deep discounts!! PLUS we didn’t just want to limit our specials to just Black Friday and Cyber Monday, so our discounts are running now until the first of the year!! All SPECIALS can be found HERE!
Our intention is always to create and offer products that inspire and uplift your life and we are currently receiving NEW stock in some very exciting designs!
On this special day, we wanted to specifically share with you our new Chakra Lotus Adi Shakti pin pendants. This brand new design is one that we had waited quite a long time to get to you and they are finally IN STOCK! We are so pleased we decided to offer them at 15% off because we want you to have one (or more)!! Use code lotus15 at CHECKOUT.
A lot of thought and design time was put into this exquisite piece, so we wanted to give you some insight into some of the significance behind every aspect of this piece:
Lotus Flower: In many cultures this symbolizes spiritual awareness. It is often used as symbol of aspiring to enlightenment. Wearing a Lotus Flower pin, pendant or necklace is a wonderful reminder of our own individual, unfolding spiritual journey. Some believe the heart of all beings is like an unopened lotus and when virtues are realized, the heart opens like a lotus.
The Chakra, Chakkar or Chakram traditionally: This was used to protect oneself (often Sikhs in India wearing one or several on their turban) against aggressors. In skillful hands one could be used offensively to help vanquish a foe. (There was tyrannic religious oppression in India for generations).
Adi Shakti : Is a symbol of infinity. It relates to primal creative power and has three parts to its design:
The Chakra is a circle, also a symbol of infinity and reminder that God’s infinite nature, has no beginning or end. To the extent one understands the creation as a reflection of the Creator, a circle can be seen to reflect the oneness and unity of mankind in essence, regardless of apparent differences of race, religion or gender.
The Khanda is the double-edged central dagger, representing the straight and narrow path of righteousness, the razor’s edge that cuts both ways – in that what you do to others you are actually doing to your Self. In yogic terms, the khanda represents neutral mind – the ability to make non-reactive decisions.
The two Kirpans are curved single-edged knives on both sides of the symbol and represent the polarities that need to be balanced by neutrality: temporal and spiritual, negative and positive, etc. In yogic terms, these two kirpans represent the negative and positive minds. Guru Hargobind (one of the founders of Sikhism) wore two swords, signifying Miri – political or temporal power, and Piri – spiritual sovereignty.
Stainless Steel energies are highly projective. As such, wearing stainless steel can be like donning spiritual armor. If you are looking to protect yourself from aggressive advances or any forms of extreme negativity, stainless steel is a good option. Having, wearing or keeping Steel close at hand, also offers one strength, courage, grit and determination. Stainless steel is also maintenance free and never changes color or tarnishes.
Cubic Zirconia has the same molecular structure as diamonds, so wearing them provides the same energetic effects as wearing diamonds. Diamond - Worn in everyday life, diamonds can intensify one's ability to focus consciousness on manifesting one's goals, dreams and destiny. They seem to emanate more energy for their size than any other stone, and may amplify the power of any emotional state. They can work therapeutically to "burn through" underlying emotional issues. Diamonds encourage us to see the Light within and to radiate that light outward, illuminating ignorance and illusion. Diamonds often carry the energies of angelic beings who are aligned with both courage and light. They encourage us to express our most sacred self.
There is something potent and powerful about adorning ourselves with sacred symbols and empowering materials. We are here to serve and would love to hear from you!! Send your comments, send your stories, send your moments of inspiration and upliftment!
November 2013 - Want to be truly prosperous? At one point my wise teacher Yogi Bhajan headed 14 corporations, and was still the kindest, most thoughtful, generous, funny and courageous person I had ever met. Learn with me around his teachings on prosperity - November 11th at this free webinar. It will be my good fortune to assist you to create brilliance in your life through Kundalini Yoga and meditation. Click here for further details and info. on the webinar. Click here for more on Yogi Bhajans teachings on prosperity.