Like the Fragrance of a Rose by Adi Shakti

Like the Fragrance of a Rose by Adi Shakti

Yogi Bhajan had a lot to say about prosperity; he shared countless kriyas and meditations expressly to trigger the prosperity consciousness that naturally resides within us all.  A dictionary definition of ‘prosperity’ may sound something like the following: a successful, flourishing, or thriving condition, especially in financial respects; good fortune. That’s what most people think when they envision a life of prosperity, but those of us on the spiritual path know that this may be part of it, but it is not all of what it means to be prosperous.  After all, there are many rich people who are financially secure, but lead a miserable existence and then there are people who have very little financial independence, yet manage to lead happy and fulfilling lives.  By far the best definition of prosperity that I have come across originates from the Master of Kundalini Yoga himself:

“Prosperity doesn’t mean that you will have wealth, health and happiness. The best way to explain prosperity is to say it is like a rosebud when it flowers and opens up, and shares its fragrance.  That’s the moment, which lasts a few days, when a rose flower is prosperous.  When a man or woman is prosperous, it is the fragrance of security, grace, depth, character and truthfulness that a person can share.  Like a candle emits light, a human emits prosperity.” 

Yogi Bhajan stated there were three simple laws to being prosperous: to be kind, to not speak ill of others and to not speak ill of ourselves.  Simple, right?  It’s often the simplest things that are the hardest.  We are divine beings, but many of us have forgotten our Saat Naam, our true identity.  When we forget our divinity, we live in duality.  Life becomes a struggle and full of pain.  The word is used to destroy and hurt instead of to uplift and empower.  The heart is closed and unwilling to give.

The practice of Kundalini Yoga is a surefire way of peeling away the layers of illusion thereby allowing us to connect to our divinity.  When we acknowledge who we really are, it is a given that the prosperity that is already within us will be activated and flow into every aspect of our lives.  With balanced chakras and a strong aura and radiant body the days of chasing after desires will be a distant memory; you will effortlessly attract into your life whatever you need.  That’s being prosperous!

Here are some tools to access your prosperity consciousness that I have found to be potent based on my experiences through my personal Sadhana (spiritual practice):

1. Breathe long and deep regularly throughout the day; the longer and deeper your breath is, the more your psyche attracts everything to you—One Minute Breathe works wonders!

2. Approach each day, each interaction and each situation with an open heart.  As you breathe in mentally vibrate Saat (truth) and as you exhale mentally vibrate Naam (Identity).  This is guaranteed to expand your heart chakra and allow you to be kind, compassionate and generous.  The more you share, the more you get back.

3. Chant Pauri 25 of Jap Ji eleven times a day.  Definitely chant this pauri!

4. Practice any of the following meditations that are powerful activators of prosperity:

  • Three Minute Meditation for Prosperity and Self-Esteem
  • Magnificent Mantra Prosperity Meditation
  • Three-Minute Har Meditation
  • Subagh Kriya

5.  Build your self-worth (you cannot be prosperous if you don’t believe you deserve to be!) by monitoring your thoughts to weed out the negative ones and replace them with positive affirmations such as:

  • I am the Light of my Soul.  I am beautiful. I am bountiful.  I am bliss. I am. I am;
  • Healthy am I.  Happy am I.  Holy am I;
  • I am in success with my Divine;
  • I am worthy, wealthy and wonderful.
  • I deserve to prosper.
  • I have everything I need to fulfill my destiny.

6. Listen to Yogi Bhajan’s Patience Pays affirmation.  Keep the faith!
7. Practice an attitude of gratitude by daily recounting out loud all that you are grateful for—keeping a gratitude journal is a great thing to do, also.
8.  Consider tithing: donate one-tenth of your earnings to any spiritual organization that you resonate with.  When you tithe it is not only an act of gratitude, but also an acknowledgement that everything belongs to the Infinite—it is an investment that guarantees a big return.  Remember “All is One, and One is All.”

I invite you to experience any of the above suggestions for a minimum of 40 days or more and witness for yourself the power of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation.  I am always wonderstruck at how Guru/the Universe delivers when you commit to a sadhana and come earnestly from your heart with confidence and faith.  It also fills me with such joy to hear about the miracles that students experience when they start practicing a certain meditation.  Unexpected checks, gifts, opportunities are but a few of the blessings that can show up.  It truly is awe-inspiring.

The prosperity series, Success from the Inside Out, continues for 4 more weeks, so be sure to join us Saturday mornings from 9:00am.  It’s not too late!  Allow yourself to emit prosperity and bless those around you with your generosity and kindness—be like the fragrance of a rose.

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