For literally 25 years I did build up the Sodarshan Chakra Kriya, because Yogi Bhajan promised:
- it to be the highest Kriya (exercise) of all types of Yoga;
- it would give one a new start;
- it would cut through all darkness and barriers of the neurotic or psychotic nature, by giving one the vitality and intuition to combat negative effects of the subconscious mind;
- it would work when no exterior techniques from the outside work;
- and it would work at any time and in any space.
Since there are spiritual cycles I took a months break from meditating and waited for my next birthday which is always a good starting point,
so because today is my birthday I did start this final phase in which I want to put his promises to a test.
Whilst I don’t expect specific results, I do hope for the claim that a thousand days of daily practice supposedly will implement the meditation vibration into ones character so that it continues to work on ones personality for the rest of ones life.
I have to admit that I am very scared of failing, because 2.5 hours are likely to be skipped – if not done first thing in the morning.
This means that I not only have put my worldly activities into the background and don’t allow for any interference in the first hours of the day, but obviously have to skip spontaneous late nights – especially in combination with inebriations.
So yesterday evening I went to bed early and in panic not to miss the early hours (in which it is literally 10 times easier to meditate), I woke up 1.5 hours later, but knowing that I would not be able to fall asleep soon, I rose to the occasion and sat for 2.5 hours in the dark – from half past one to 4am (after which I did allow myself to sleep again – without this luxuary I know that I would not have the motivation to get up so early).
What really was beautiful was that in opposition to normal meditations when insights usually come in the relaxation phase after the meditation, I got my first insight after only a few minutes into doing it, because it involved the practice:
Throughout the entire 25 years I didn’t realise that I was mentally chanting “Wahe Guru” in the proposed 3 beats:”Wa”,”He”,and “Guru”, but maybe because in my mind “Guru” has two syllables I always gave the mantra one beat more, to allow for all 4 syllables – I did the “Wa-He-Guru” in 3 syllables but it was more like a 4/4 beat with the fourth beat played by another drum.
You can check out what I mean on the SCK-beats I made nearly two decades ago:
I then realised however, that this has an entire different dynamic to a walz-like 3/4 beat which is much more forward-driven.
So all I can recommend to practitioners of SCK is a new found rule of thumb:
– if you want SCK to become more contemplative, you can add the fourth pause-beat in your head,
– and if you need for some more power and action in your life, go for the walz-like non-stop “WaheguruWaheguruWaheguru” without any mental pauses.
It is amazing how there is always still room for more observations – even within such a simple and limited issue such as a 3-syllable mantra.
Maybe this is the key to amazing wisdom:
Once we ridden ourselves of our intellectual and emotional conditionings we free our souls to see these tiny details, most of us overlook.
Free yourself from your Hamster-wheels !