• Happy Winter Beginnings

    Posted by Jennifer Mercier

    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! 

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  • Create brilliance in your life and Prosper!

    Posted by Jot Khalsa

    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.

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  • 4 Day Workshop for "Opening Prosperity Pathways"

    Posted by Jot Khalsa

    Do you want opportunity and prosperity to ‘come

    knocking’? Experience how the Kundalini Yoga Kriyas,
    meditations, mantras and affirmations we will practice
    during these 4 days will align your mind and energies for a
    “success cycle”. Open yourself up to good fortune and a
    new world of connections!


    Yogi Bhajan often spoke of the need for commitment as a first step toward achieving happiness.
    We will set an intention for you to commit to your own happiness and prosperity, encouraging
    your committment to a 40-day “success sadhana,” practiced daily on your return home.


    According to Yogi Bhajan, 40 days of practice is the minimum time it takes to develop a new
    habit. Acknowledging our birthright to be happy, we will ‘set the stage’ for you to build a habit of
    inviting universal abundance! Using powerful meditations we will confirm our prayer and
    willingness to receive unlimited bounty, at the same time acknowledging that “gratitude is the
    open door to abundance” and “patience pays”. – Yogi Bhajan

     

     

    Day 1 – Understanding why cultivating and developing consistency with your Kundalini Yoga and meditation practice is one of the most precious things you can do.


    Day 2 – Discovering and Manifesting your Unique Destiny – each of us comes to this life with unique gifts. Kundalini Yoga and meditation can help you find and develop those.


    Day 3 – Understanding why performing selfless service/seva can be a ‘treasured’ part of your spiritual growth and development as a human being and kundalini yogi.


    Day 4 – The Essentials – identifying and ‘polishing the facets’ of you, your ‘team members’, and your endeavors, required for ultimate success in life.


    Each day will incorporate Kundalini Yoga and meditation.


    Jot Singh Khalsa has practiced and taught Kundalini Yoga and meditation for 40 years, and feels
    blessed to have studied directly with Yogi Bhajan for 30 of those. He offers weekly Kundalini Yoga
    classes and regular workshops internationally. He is a world-class award winning artist/craftsman and
    designer whose work has been featured on book covers, magazine covers, in museum exhibitions and
    in print media published in 8 languages. He shares life experiences born of deep commitment to his
    personal sadhana (yoga and meditation practice), his Dharma (serving as a Sikh Dharma minister,
    Khalsa Council member and Solstice kitchen manager), his marriage, his business and its legacy, and
    the martial arts. His original work can be found on the following websites:

     

     www.KhalsaKirpans.com 

    www.TheKhalsaRaj.com

    www.LifeKnives.com

     

     

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  • "Opening Prosperity Pathways" Jot Singh's 2012 Summer Solstice Class

    Posted by Jot Khalsa

     

    Sat Nam All,

    2012 marked my 40th year of practicing Kundalini Yoga. It has been a very special journey. I had the good fortune to spend 30+ years with Yogi Bhajan giving me regular input about my life and my work. Blessings still come through the privilege of that relationship. It was earlier this year that it became clear to me that I should be offering classes and workshops around the concept of prosperity. At Solstice I was offering my 6th class in 6 months titled 'Opening Prosperity Pathways.' These classes were offered throughout the USA and one in Vancouver, BC while also traveling for business.

    I've concluded that real prosperity is all about alignment--aligning ourselves with the Universal Forces that are behind all that is, so that those forces can provide all that we need to be successful and prosper. How do we achieve that alignment? The best tool I've found in 40 years is morning sadhana. I believe the wisest thing you can do in your life is practice Kundalini Yoga whenever you can get to it. To me it is unparalleled on the planet as a system to uplift and give balance to the human.

    It's okay if you can't make it happen in the early morning--make it happen sometime during your day and cultivate consistency towards a daily practice. If you find that you are very grateful for how Kundalini Yoga makes you feel and the consciousness it engenders, then consider trying to shift your life/schedule so you can do your practice between 4-7am. Yogi Bhajan spoke of this time as the most precious time to do your practice, where it can be up to 40 times more powerful than any other time of the day.

    Yogi Bhajan spoke about prosperity often and some of what I share in my classes are quotes from him that he shared over decades. Things like:

    The Three Laws of Prosperity: Be kind to everyone. Never speak ill of anyone. Never speak ill of yourself.

    "When the heart gets into prayer, every beat of the heart creates a miracle."  - Yogi Bhajan 10/5/1996

    "The shocking truth about prosperity is that it is shockingly right instead of shockingly wrong to be prosperous." 

    - Yogi Bhajan 4/89

    In early August I'll offer this class over a 4 day period at the European Yoga Festival in France. Then I'll travel to the U.K. and teach on this in conjunction with 'Manifesting Vibrant Health and One's Unique Destiny.' I believe each one of us comes to this life with unique gifts, and Kundalini Yoga is the most precious tool for us to find those gifts, polish the facets of them, and offer the 'fruit' to humanity in some fashion. It is the best system to find out what to do next in our lives if we are not quite sure. It brings us deep inside of ourselves and allows us to explore those things we have enjoyed doing in our lives-things that we know we are good at, and things that people have told us we are great at. Then with discrimination, we can try different things through a more 'informed' self.

    Yogi Bhajan wrote me a letter 30 years ago. 'Son, you have artistic gifts, make things that uplift and inspire people'. So we are working diligently to create a global company that does just that. We are offering things publicly through our websites and events we attend and wholesaling to yoga centers and retailers worldwide. We design and create jewelry, knives, swords and Kirpans.

    The concept of the knife/Kirpan on the Sikh path is simple. It is something that arose through generations of religious persecution in India. Be a protector of those who are not able to protect themselves. Yogi Bhajan encouraged us to train in martial arts as a perfect complement to Kundalini Yoga. It develops the spiritual warrior. Find a great teacher/school and do it!

    Sat Nam and Blessings,

    Jot Singh

     

    Jot Singh's work can be viewed on the following websites:

    www.TheKhalsaRaj.com

    www.KhalsaKirpans.com

    www.LifeKnives.com

    He can be contacted personally through this website contact.

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  • Hello there,

    Posted by Jot Khalsa

    We recently returned from Winter Solstice Sadhana in Florida. Perfect weather allowed for swimming in the pond at our location almost daily. It was a treat – as was the presence of so many from around the world (about 700). They had come to work on themselves and experience the bliss and joy of community, Kundalini Yoga classes, workshops, daily early morning sadhana (yoga/meditation practice), healing, white tantric yoga, horseback riding, swimming, canoeing, networking and much more. Our worldwide Kundalini Yoga community comes together twice a year for these sacred solstice events – and a third time in France in mid-summer for the Yoga Festival there. With a dear colleague from New York, I oversee all food preparation, serving, etc. for the US gatherings for many years now. It is a great privilege and blessing. I offer a variety of products for sale at all 3 of these gatherings with a good portion of it being jewelry. We decorated many and are grateful for the continued support and demand for our innovative, uplifting and inspiring things. Peace to all, light to all and love to all.             Jot Singh

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