Joy- Give yourself to Permission – Kundalini, Gong and Meditation Classes


My intention this week had been to write about the emotion of shame, but events of the last few days completely changed my focus.

Last week at the end of a very intensive weekend of Kundalini Level 1 Teacher Training, I was asked by my dear friend and colleague Annoushka to give myself a break and come away with her to attend a yoga retreat for 2 days at Ulpotha. Not only is Ulpotha one of my favourite places in the world but also one of my favourite teachers Melissa Smith was teaching.

I learnt so much, by giving myself time out, permission to dive into the depth of myself and feel joy. I first had to first process guilt and worry about cancelling a class, but all these emotions melted away as I smelt and heard the rain hitting the dry red earth, listened to the birds at dusk, heard the rustle of the wind in the trees as it picks up tempo before a storm. The sounds of the frogs and insects in our tropical paradise of Sri lanka. The feeling of water on my skin, weirdly hot and cold in the lake in Ulpotha. To the sound of my heart and breath during asana, meditation and relaxation.

All these things reminded me that I was not here on earth just to survive. I was also divinity, a co-creator of my reality. Survival was the old way, governed by our worries and intellect, linked with our fear of existence. With it comes judgment, blame, shame and guilt. When we separate from our innate nature of love and joy, our psyche splits into the polarity of good/bad, right/wrong, a two-dimensional world where life is a burden, a struggle. When we give ourselves permission to work with our heart brain, at a higher mental and physical frequency and do everything in the name of joy, even the boring or difficult things become effortless, effort. We act/do or work towards what we want, use the pause between the effort and surrender to be fully present to the reality of what IS. Then you can surrender yourself to the flow of life and receive the outcome with ease. Fulfillment, contentment and joy reside in the heart brain. Give up your worry of survival, do something inspiring that puts joy in your heart every day, even if it is just a beautiful affirmation, poem, deep breath, kiss, singing, chanting, the feel of the air on your skin, anything that connects you with the joy that always resides in your heart. This will allow you to access the deep well that resides in all of us, that will allow you to relax, trust and know all your dreams will be fulfilled.

With thanks to everyone in my life, to all the lessons I learn daily and the opportunity to experience existence.

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Tues 14 Mar  6-7pm Kundalini Meditation @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 15 Mar   5- 7.30am   Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE CLASS)

Wed 15 Mar   3-3.45pm    Radiant Kids Class@ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 15 Mar  7.15-8.15pm   Kundalini Yoga @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road Col 5

Fri     16 Mar  3- 5pm Teachers Class and Meeting@ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock

Sat 17 Mar 9.30-10.30am Hatha General @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock, Col 5

Sun 18 Mar 10-11am Hatha General@ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock, Col 5

Sun 19 Mar 5.30-7pm Healing Gong Bath@ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Pl, Col 7


Level 2 teacher training – Lifestyles and Lifecycles with Shiv Charan at Guava House

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Gong the sound of Healing – 21 May 6-7.30pm Sri Yoga Shala, Galle


The ancient Greeks, Egyptians, Navajo Indians and Vedic texts mention Gongs being used as a healing instrument.

The gong works on changing our frequency. Everything in the Universe pulsates or vibrates at its own frequency. For example, emotions such as love and fear have specific frequencies. In 1665 a scientist discovered Entrainment. If you put a group of pendulum clocks all on the same wall, all moving at different times, in a few hours all their movements will become synchronised. Entrainment happens when variant frequencies in the same vicinity all change to reflect the highest frequency in the vicinity. This is what the Gong does, it changes the frequencies or vibrations in our body and mind to match its own high frequency. The Gong contains all the sounds in the Universe, it’s frequency is the sound of creation itself.

In life when we deny our challenges, get stuck in anger or fear or decide to ignore the problem, we create blocks or dissonance. These blocks tend to create stagnation and finally dis-ease in the body and mind. The Gong’s use of overtone frequencies break down these blocks and then the gong brings the body back to balance, stability and resonance during the soft notes.

Gong Bath at Sri Yoga Shala, Galle 6-7.30pm Sat Vesak 21 May 2016. Investment 2000rs


Destress Kundalini Yoga

anti stress yogaWhat is Stress?

Stress is not an illness. It is a sign of distress. Stress is the pressure that life exerts on you, the Allostatic load and the way this pressure makes you feel. Stress will distort you if your body and mind cannot handle it or you will adjust and stretch to accommodate it. Stress is universal, in fact we need a certain amount of stress in our lives to help us change and grow.

What is Negative/Toxic Stress?

Stress becomes negative when it is accompanied by fear or other enduring emotional responses. Chronic stress develops and if we do not learn to control and redirect our emotional response, we suffer and create our own problems.

Stress Factors in Life. Tick the ones that effect you?

  • Physical Pain or Chronic health problems
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Worry, anxiety and/or over thinking
  • Over eating or Undereating
  • Personality changes in stressful situations (STRESS PERSONALITY)
  • Information overload and scattered attention
  • Irritation, short temper, inner anger
  • During this course we will provide you with tools and techniques to recognise when you are suffering from negative stress. What your stress monster personality is and how to cope with it. How to increase vitality. How to develop good relaxation techniques. This week we will work on reducing body blocks that hold your physical body in patterns of pain. By making the physical body more relaxed, stretched and comfortable, we can unleash a dam of vitality which is innate in you.
  • Homework
  • Also to spend 5 mins quietly colouring in your relaxation art work, in a quiet comfortable place.  After class this week you are to practice one or both of the SLEEP TIPS, either shoulder stand or stretching your feet towards you on SAT and pointing your toes on NAM 3-5mins.

Mon 16 Nov 6-7.30pm Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Pl, Col 7

Tues 17 Nov Meditation @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 18 Nov 4.45- 7am Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE)

Wed 18 Nov 3-3.45pm Kids Yoga @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 18 Nov 7.15-8.15pm Kundalini Yoga@The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

Thur 19 Nov 7.15-8.15pm Yoga to Destress, The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Rd, Col 5

Sat   21 Nov 6-7pm Gong Bath @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Pl, Col 7

There is a way through every block – Dissolve them


Dissolve the Blocks in your life

We do not realise it but we actually block ourselves. We get entangled in our emotional wants and needs which fail to serve our real heart’s desire for connection with our infinite self.

Yogi Bhajan explains: “We have forgotten one thing. We have not come on this Earth to have a religion, not at all. We have not come here to do a business. These are all tools to achieve one thing-which is a basic human instinct—that this finite wants to merge in Infinity. We want to have not this, not that, but we want to have everything; we want to feel everything, we want to know everything, we want to merge in everything, and we want everything to merge in us. When you stop trying this, you destroy yourself. It destroys your mechanism because then you act against your own nature to seek Infinity.”

Sometimes we do not recognize that our finite experience in the human body is in part to create a polarity so we can experience the Infinite. The finite and the Infinite are like two hands which are there to both serve our heart. We feel the desire to expand and touch that infinite nature.

We may express this as a desire for:

  • Power
  • Status
  • Money
  • Looking physically good or fashionable

But when we settle for these finite goals, instead of understanding that these things are an expression of our infinite nature not our hearts desire, we get stuck. As Yogi Bhajan put it, we settle for a single peanut butter sandwich instead of the ongoing feast of plenty that will continue for all our lives.

In order to elevate ourselves as human beings and to stay on the path of our spirit, there are simple tools that can help us. They give us the clarity, courage and consciousness we need. This meditation is one of those tools.

The practice of this meditation, even briefly, locates you in your heart, opens your perception, and lets you immediately recognize the way forward. All the blocks that seemed absolute dissolve. When darkness and struggle seem to surround you, a ray of light finds its way in and it is even easier to see through the darkness. This is a state of ordinary miracles. This is a steady state of gratitude to see the constant flow of miracles that accompany you on your path. That is Dharma!


2nd Sutra Meditation: Mandhavani Kriya

“When your work doesn’t proceed, you get blocked, if you chant this mantra, then not only it will start it will start like Infinity.” -Yogi Bhajan 4/11/77

Posture: Sit in a comfortable cross-legged position with a straight spine.

Mudra: Bring the hands in front of the throat, forearms parallel to the ground. The left hand is palm down; the palm is flat and the fingers point to the right. Extend the left thumb toward the throat. Bring the right thumb between the left thumb and index finger, placing it in the center of the left palm and allow the fingers of the right hand to rest on the back of the left hand. Lock the right thumb in place and apply firm pressure on the left palm. Hold the position at the level of the throat about six inches in front of the body.

Eyes: Closed

Mantra: ad Asch, Jugaad Sach, Hai Bhay Sach, Naanak Hosee Bhay Sach

Breath: Inhale deeply and completely exhale as the mantra is chanted in a monotone.  Inhale and continue. This mantra is from the 17th Ashtapadi of Sukhmani Sahib

Time: 31 minutes.


Be sure to keep the arms parallel to the ground. The key to this meditation is locking the right thumb and keeping firm pressure on the center of the left hand. Your thumb may become sore after a while but be strong and don’t give an inch.

© The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan

Comments by Gurucharan Singh: Let each sound resonate through your whole being like a pebble across the calmest of ponds. And in that complex matrix of ripples you are still personally present and feel your vastness in equal proportion to your specific finiteness. You are in this body—at this time—timelessly and fully engaged. When you listen from the doorway between the finite and Infinite, the mantra you recite becomes the shabad—a sound that dissolves the ego as it invites the Infinite through the heart that you embody. As Yogi Bhajan instructed us:

“This is a Shabad. If you can perfect that Shabad—perfect means when you can recite it correctly at any time without any hindrance while reciting, this is the perfection of the Shabad. While reciting you can hear it accurately. You hear it within yourself, not anybody else. That means it is perfected. Then whenever you will perform it the master miracle will happen.”

Classes This Week

Gong and Breath Class Sat 17 Oct 6-7pm at Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Colombo 7. Investment 1000Rs.

Recognise the Other Person is YOU – Detox from Sympathy

recognise the other is you


Humans are the only animals who enjoy sympathy. As a society we need to detox from sympathy as it feeds our victim consciousness (which we have from time to time) or gives our egos feelings of superiority.

First we need to differentiate between empathy and sympathy.

Sympathy comes about from, and is developed through, suffering. We can sympathize with someone because we have experienced similar situations and can understand degrees of intensity. While we may never have been homeless we can sympathize, because we have been lonely, lost, poor or otherwise in a difficult situation and we can multiply that experience in our mind to have some approximation of what homelessness might be like.

Sympathy is also situation dependent. We may have sympathy for a homeless single mother who is trying to feed her child, but no sympathy for a homeless drunk who is trying to feed an alcohol addiction. Empathy is a deeper state of connection with other living beings.

First of all Empathy is not limited by circumstance. Empathy doesn’t judge the circumstance of a homeless drunk, empathy simply and directly shares in the pain of hopelessness, desperation and regret. It is also possible to have empathy without sympathy, feeling the pain while simultaneously admitting the person’s own responsibility in creating or alleviating that pain.

Empathy is a powerful development of our ability to take the roll of other. It is marked by the graduation from a mental calculation of the circumstance to a direct recognition of the internal state of another being. This awareness throws out the particular circumstance and is able to actually FEEL that person’s pain or joy/sadness/love/peace etc. . . .

How is this possible?

Well as our consciousness expands to include deeper truths about the fundamental nature of our being, our personal borders begin to literally expand to include other people.

Almost everyone does this with members of their own family. We can feel the tension in the air when a loved one is angry.  As we consciously expand our state of awareness we become empathetic to a wider circle of people, animals, environments, etc.


Being open to the interior state of nearly every being you come across is a challenging and confusing state of affairs.  But the trick is to keep your own aura or electromagnetic frequency high, so you can tune into that person or circumstance and then up lift the situation with your energy. That does not mean you will solve all the problems of that person or the world, but give them a boost, see a little light at the end of the tunnel, see that they can be their own healer, miracle etc. In the Aquarian age this is called to see the other as you.

This kind of empathy, loving understanding doesn’t ignore pain or suffering, nor does it dismiss it in any way. In fact it invites you to feel all feelings without avoidance and experience the pain of others which softens and enlargers your heart to be even more loving. This breaking of our heart is a good think as it allows greater compassion, allows us to be real with people as we understand through this compassionate love. The Love that flows through you at the heart centre allows you to increase your electromagnetic field, not as a protection but as an opening to all of life.

In short it is that the way out is the way through. Keep feeling and caring. Keep diving deeper and responding with Genuine Love to more and more of what you encounter each day, don’t act necessarily, breath and feel.   As your outward flow of Love becomes habitual and your electromagnetic fields becomes stronger, the feeling of being tossed about in the emotional landscape of others will subside. You will find yourself anchored in the limitless and effortless flow of Love. You may not have noticed this, but meditate on it a bit and you will find that it is true: There is no difference between the feeling of Love flowing out from us, and Love flowing in towards us.

We make up stories about fairness and keep score of the number of times a type of situation has occurred, and we tell ourselves that we are owed an influx of love from somewhere outside of ourselves.

But the truth is that ultimately there is no other for love to come from and no other for it to go to. The actual feeling, the life affirming grace of Love’s movement within us, which we so desperately scramble for, is no different moving ‘in’ or ‘out’. We can feel the movement of Love within us ALWAYS, by simply allowing it to flow through us endlessly into the world.

  • Complete Mantra: For the meditation of Compassion.

Rakhay rakhanhaar aap ubaariun (cross hands over heart)

Gur kee pairee paa-eh kaaj savaariun (hands down on your knees)

Hoaa aap dayaal manho na visaariun (cross hands over heart)

Saadh janaa kai sung bhavjal taariun (hands down on your knees)

Saakat nindak dusht khin maa-eh bidaariun (cross hands over heart)

Tis saahib kee tayk naanak manai maa-eh (hands down on your knees)

Jis simrat sukh ho-eh saglay dookh jaa-eh (cross hands over heart) repeat

Jis simrat sukh ho-eh saglay dookh jaa-eh (cross hands over heart) takes hands down briefly before starting again from the top.

This week’s classes:

Mon 28 Sept 6-7.30pm Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Pl, Col 7

Tues 29 Sept 8.30 -9.30am Kundalini Yoga@The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Rd,

Tues 29 Sept  6-7pm Meditation @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 30 Sept 4.45- 7am Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE)

Wed 30 Sept 3-3.45pm Kids Yoga @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 30 Sept 7.15-8.15pm Kundalini Yoga@The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

Sat 3 Oct       9.30-10.30am Hatha General @The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

Sat 3 Oct       5-7.30am Sadhana @The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road (FREE)

Sun 4 Oct      10-11am   Hatha General @The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

Making Your Dreams Come True – The Yoga of Prayer


The Power of Real Prayer?

Very simply it is when you ask for a higher power or authority to intervene.   In the Piscean Age, Religion taught you to look outside yourself for miracles. Religion should have taught you to call on your higher self in prayer.

We tend to pray when we are desperate, insecure, lost.  But you can also live in gratitude and that is living in prayer.  Prayer is actually gratitude. You are the miracle you want to create, you are the divine, so learn to pray to your heart your soul.

Prayer comes from the heart not the head. Love comes from inside your heart just as prayers come from inside you. When you practice this you become bright, beautiful and trustworthy.   Anytime you pray from outside you, you are trying to pressurise the situation to create a result. You are trying to use force not love to create change.

The brain stem is the control centre for your total personality, projection and progression. Once you start vibrating from the brain stem like an expanding wave into infinity you unite the finite and infinite in you. This is prayer that works.

If you want more peace, feel more peaceful. If you want more prosperity, feel more abundant. If you want more joy, feel joy bubbling up from the depths of your being.

The first step is to learn to send vibrations out, become a beacon of vibratory power of your soul.  This vibration flowing out of you is prayer. It will meet all challenges unto infinity.  When you expand into your vastness, your greatness, your Great Spirit, your great soul.  You will really understand prayer and the power of it, the power of you.

Meditation to Teach You to Pray

prayer 2

Mudra: Interlace the fingers so the left Mercury finger (pinkie) is on the outside. Extend the Jupiter fingers (index) up straight. Cross the thumbs, so right is over left. Place this mudra in front of the Heart Center so the thumbs are very close to the chest, and the Jupiter fingers are pointing straight up toward the ceiling. The elbows will be bent.

Eyes: Closed or 1/10th open.

Focus: Build an image of yourself. You are still and radiant. Your breath is slow, deep and meditative. Imagine you are sitting on the top of Mount Everest, so all the world is around you. Consider your spine is like a tube of light. There is light between the base of your neck and the base where you are sitting. Now it is sending out light rays. You can send waves to the entire globe with each thought.

Your prayer is like a stone, which is dropped in the middle of some water. It creates waves and ripples. Feel yourself as the waves and ripples go on and on unto Infinity. The power of your soul is the pure power. Let the power of your soul vibrate out. It has no limit or boundary. With each breath and with the ripples of your heartbeat, project, bless, and be blessed. Merge in Infinity and let Infinity find you too.

Time: 11 minutes, 31 minutes maximum.

To End: Do heavy Breath of Fire, holding the position to awaken yourself out of the meditation. Continue for 1 minute.

prayer 3

Then stretch the arms out to the sides, forearms bent up at about a 45-degree angle, palms down. Begin circling just the hands, right hand counterclockwise and left hand clockwise, in 6-inch circles. Don’t just circle them. Stop every so often as the hands are up and out to the sides, and flutter your fingers a little, as if you are sending off energy to the environment and space around you.

This week’s classes:

Mon 21 Sept 6-7.30pm Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Pl, Col 7

Tues 22 Sept 8.30 -9.30am Kundalini Yoga@The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Rd,

Tues 22 Sept  6-7pm Meditation @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 23 Sept 4.45- 7am Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE)

Wed 23 Sept 3-3.45pm Kids Yoga @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 23 Sept 7.15-8.15pm Kundalini Yoga@The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

Thurs 24 Sept 6-7pm Gong Bath and breath meditation, 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Investment 1000Rs

Saturday 26 Sept meet us at the Good Market for a FREE CLASS.

Attitude of Gratitude


What fills your heart? Gratitude

What is having an attitude of gratitude?

Very simply it is when you are grateful for the breath of life. We only cultivate gratitude when we feel things are going our way.  We cannot accept all that life holds for us because our mind keeps us stuck in our patterns, polarities of likes and dislikes.

Yogi Bhajan says, “People ask me, what we should do when we feel something is wrong? When there is something wrong, thank God it is not you. When you feel there is something good, thank God that you have learned something. In this way, you can process your life and progress your life.

We need acceptance of ourselves, we are human. Don’t let your mind talk negative, think negative or you will negate yourself. Instead cultivate an attitude of gratitude. Instead of telling people you love them, when you want something from them instead tell them how grateful you are to have them in your life.

Yogi Bhajan says, “We do not want to know how good we are. We want to know how bad everybody else is, but we can never, ever find our goodness this way. If somebody is bad, let it be. But try not to be bad yourself”.

zen-quotesHe says, “Mantra is “man” “tra”. It is a mentally projected vibration that entangles with Infinity and creates the effect. It is a sound system that you, I, me, we, they, thou can all create. It has nothing to do with what you feel or what you are. But when all the vibrations of you and your environments have gone negative, that is the moment to use the mantra. When you chant this mantra with the breath of life, you tap into all the angels of the Universe, including your own great ancestors who have a qualifying life as an angel. It’s quick. It’s fast. It’s purposeful. It brings in what you need”

POSTURE: Sit in Easy Pose with a straight spine, chin in, chest out, belly in. Physically and mentally straighten your spine, so the channels can be clear.

MUDRA: Bend the elbows down by the sides and cross the forearms over the diaphragm area, parallel to the floor, right on top, left underneath. Grab the right elbow with the left hand and the left elbow with the right hand. Comfortably lock your hands so that you have the elbows in your hands.

EYES: The eyes are closed.

BREATH: Breathe long and deep for 1 to 2 minutes before beginning to chant.


Har Har Har Har Gobinday

Har Har Har Har Mukanday

Har Har Har Har Udaoray

Har Har Har Har Apaaray

Har Har Har Har Hareeang

Har Har Har Har Kareeang

Har Har Har Har Nirnaamay

Har Har Har Har Akaamay

Nirinjan Kaur’s version of this mantra was used in class.

Chant the mantra out loud from the navel. Continue for 1 minute.

Then whisper powerfully. Use the pranic power. Keep the navel engaged. Continue for 3 ½ minutes.

Then chant silently. Move the breath with the navel. Keep the navel moving as if you were chanting, but you are silently chanting with the mantra. Continue for 8 minutes.TO END: Inhale deeply, stretch your spine as much as you can, while squeezing the ribcage, the area where your elbows are locked, as well as every part of your body. Hold for 15-20 seconds. Cannon Fire exhale through the mouth. Repeat for a total of 3 times. Relax.

This week’s classes:

Mon 14 Sept 6-7.30pm Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Pl, Col 7

Tues 13 Sept 8.30 -9.30am Kundalini Yoga@The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Rd,

Tues 13 Sept  6-7pm Meditation @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 15 Sept 4.45- 7am Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE)

Wed 15 Sept 7.15-8.15pm Kundalini Yoga@The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

Understanding Your LEVEL of Consciousness


Understanding the study carried out by Dr. David R. Hawkins, MD, PhD 

Each level of consciousness coincides with determinable human behaviours and perceptions about life and God. Each level represents a corresponding attractor field of varying strength that exists beyond our three-dimensional reality. There’s a critical point within each level from which its field gravitates (or entrains).  The numbers on the scale represent logarithmic calibrations (measurable vibratory frequencies on a scale which increases to the tenth power) of the levels of human consciousness and its corresponding level of reality. The numbers themselves are arbitrary; the significance lies in the relationship of one number (or level) to another.
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Overview Dr. Hawkins points out that the two greatest spiritual growth barriers seem to be at level 200 and 500. Two hundred, the level of courage, represents a profound shift from destructive and harmful behavior to life-promoting and integrous lifestyles; everything below 200 makes one go weak using kinesiology. Currently, approximately 78% of the world’s population is below this significant level. The destructive capacity of this majority drags down all of mankind without the counterbalancing effect of the 22% above 200. Because the scale of consciousness is logarithmic, each incremental point represents a giant leap in power. As such, one person calibrated at 600 counterbalances the negativity of 10 million people below 200. The second great barrier is level 500, or Love. Love in this context is a way of being in the world. According to Dr. Hawkins, the reason the level of love is so difficult to achieve is because our ego is so rooted in the physical domain as opposed to the spiritual domain, which emerges at 500.  The 500s represent a very difficult hurdle, as only four percent of the world’s population calibrates in the 500s. This level denotes a shift from the linear, provable domain (classic physics or Newtonian physics) to the nonlinear, formless, spiritual realm.  The 400s represent the level of reason, guided by the linear, mechanistic world of form. Interestingly, the top echelon of intellectual genius, including Einstein, Freud, Newton, Aristotle, etc., all calibrated around 499. (note from Martha: My energy system puts Aristotle in Love and Einstein in Joy.) A person’s level of consciousness remains rather steady through the lifetime. Emotions come and go like the passing wind, but a person’s calibratable level is governed by specific energy fields in the nonlinear domain which generally doesn’t waver. Over the course of a lifetime, the average person’s level will change approximately five points (this is not a statistical derivation, but an average discovered through Dr. Hawkins’ kinesiologic research). However, it is possible for an individual (such as a spiritual aspirant) to have his or her level of consciousness jump (or drop) hundreds of points in a single lifetime.

The Levels Described:

Enlightenment 700-1000
This is the highest level of human consciousness where one has become like God. Many see this as Christ, Buddha, or Krishna. These are those who have influenced all of mankind.

Peace 600-700
Peace is achieved after a life of complete surrender to the Creator. It is where you have transcended all and have entered that place that Hawkins calls illumination. Here, a stillness and silence of mind is achieved, allowing for constant revelation. Only 1 in 10 million (that’s .00001 percent) people will arrive at this level.

Joy 540-600
This is the level of saints and advanced spiritual people. As love becomes more unconditional, there follows a constant accompaniment of true happiness. No personal tragedy or world event could ever shake someone living at this level of consciousness. They seem to inspire and lift all those who come in contact with them. Your life is now in complete harmony with the will of Divinity and the fruits of that harmony are expressed in your joy.

Love 500-540
Only if, in the level of Reason, you start to see yourself as a potential for the greater good of mankind, will you have enough power to enter here. Here is where you start applying what was learned in your reasoning and you let the heart take over rather than the mind – you live by intuition. This is the level of charity – a selfless love that has no desire except for the welfare of those around them. Ghandi and Mother Theresa are examples of people who were living at this level. Only 0.4 percent of the world will ever reach it.

Reason 400-500
The level of science, medicine, and a desire for knowledge. Your thirst for knowledge becomes insatiable. You don’t waste time in activities that do not provide educational value. You begin to categorize all of life and its experiences into proofs, postulates, and theories. The failure of this level is you cannot seem to separate the subjective from the objective, and because of that, you tend to miss the point. You fail to see the forest because you’re tunnel-visioned on the trees. Paradoxically, Reason can become a stumbling block for further progressions of consciousness.

Acceptance 350-400
If Courage is the realization that you are the source of your life’s experiences, then it is here where you become the creator of them. Combined with the skills learned in the Willingness phase, you begin to awaken your potential through action. Here’s where you begin to set and achieve goals and to actively push yourself beyond your previous limitations. Up to this point you’ve been generally reactive to what life throws at you. Here’s where you turn that around, take control, and become proactive.

Willingness 310-350
Those people around you that are perpetual optimists – this is their level of consciousness. Seeing life as one big possibility is the cornerstone of those operating here. No longer are you satisfied with complacency – you strive to do your best at whatever task you’ve undertaken. You begin to develop self-discipline and willpower and learn the importance of sticking to a task till the end.

Neutrality 250-310
Neutrality is the level of flexibility. To be neutral, you are, for the most part, unattached to outcomes. At this level, you are satisfied with your current life situation and tend not to have a lot of motivation towards self improvement or excellence in your career. You realize the possibilities but don’t make the sacrifices required to reach a higher level.

Courage 200-250
This is the level of empowerment. It is the first level where you are not taking life energy from those around you. Courage is where you see that you don’t need to be tossed to and fro by your external conditions. This empowerment leads you to the realization that you are a steward unto yourself, and that you alone are in charge of your own growth and success. This is what makes you inherently human: the realization that there is a gap between stimulus and response and that you have the potential to choose how to respond.

Pride 175-200
According to Hawkins, since the majority of people are below this point, this is the level that most people aspire to. It makes up a good deal of Hollywood. In comparison to Shame and Guilt, one begins to feel positive here. However, it’s a false positive. It’s dependent upon external conditions such as wealth, position or power. It is also the source of racism, nationalism, and religious fanaticism.

Anger 150-175
As one moves out of Apathy to Grief and then out of Fear, they begin to want. Desire which is not fulfilled leads to frustration which brings us to Anger. This anger can cause us to move out of this level or keep us here.

Desire 125-150
Desire is a major motivator for much of our society. Although desire can be an impetus for change, the downside is that it leads to enslavement to ones appetites. This is the level of addiction to such things as sex, money, prestige, or power.

Fear 100-125
People living under dictatorship rule or those involved in an abusive relationship find themselves at this level. There is a sense of paranoia here, where you think everyone is out to get you. Suspicion and defensiveness are common.

Grief 75-100
Many of us have felt this at times of tragedy in our lives. However, having this as your primary level of consciousness, you live a life of constant regret and remorse. This is the level where you feel all your opportunities have passed you by. You ultimately feel you are a failure.

Apathy 50-75
The level of hopelessness and despair; this is the common consciousness found among those who are homeless or living in poverty. At this level, one has abdicated themselves to their current situation and feels numb to life around them.

Guilt 30-50
Not too far from shame is the level of guilt. When one is stuck in this level, feelings of worthlessness and an inability to forgive oneself are common.

Shame – below 30
At this level, the primary emotion one feels is humiliation. It is where most thoughts of suicide are found. Those who suffer from sexual abuse are often found here.

Note from Martha:
The Hawkins scale is arbitrarily from 1-1000. The key level of 200 corresponds to 40 megahertz. We like to keep ourselves clean of energies below 40 mhz. as well as any higher-vibrating energies or resonances that are contributing to physical or emotional grief.

Saturday’s 12 Sept  Aquarian Teacher and Gong session will help you feel and increase your vibration 6.30-7.30pm (FREE) @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

Dissolve your Hidden Self by Increasing your Radiance


The Hidden self diminishes our radiance and connection to our true identity.

Summary of Hidden Self, Agenda and Mask it creates

The Hidden Self and mask is completely separate to the Persona or Shadow Self. Nearly all of us have a Hidden self with a hidden agenda which developed between the ages of 0-7years. The trauma you could have suffered could be as simple as your mother left you in a room while you were asleep. You woke up scared and insecure, crying and the ego decided you never wanted to feel like this again. So you become reactive and start manipulating situations so as to avoid these feelings of insecurity and fear. The child’s agenda if it is not dealt with consciously at a young age becomes the hidden self. Because we are not neutral about ourselves we dismiss the hidden self and its agendas and do not believe the outside world is affected by our private thoughts and feelings.

We react in the same way to all situations, which may not make sense in the current moment. The gap between us and reality increases.   If our habit is to simple react, or to react and deny we reacted we divide and fight ourselves. It is just like trying to see ourselves in a shattered mirror.

Building our Presence and the Authentic Self

When we develop:

  1. Our frontal lobe so that we can use its discriminative ability to filter our thoughts and impulses.
  2. Develop our Intuitive capacity.
  3. Expand our radiance and Aura so we connect our electromagnetic field to the Universal Electromagnetic field.

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There is 2 ways of doing this, you need to work on Shakti and Bhakti.Shakti or strength is created through the daily discipline of kundalini yoga. By balancing the pranas and opening the central channel so that the kundalini energy of consciousness can flow. In many lectures Yogi Bhajan explained to us how we can develop an aura extending to 9 feet in all directions. However self-doubt, inner conflict can diminish the aura to 3-4 feet in a moment. To extend your radiance to connect with the universal magnetic field you need to enter a state of neutrality

Bhakti is the approach of love, surrender and merger. Normally we live in duality and conflict which saps the radiance of our aura. When we bow our head to our divinity and that of everything in the Universe, we open up a diagonal path past the blocks that seem to be in our way.

But our inner agendas dissuade us from this practice of surrender, instead we practice half-heartedly, comfortable and familiar with our own limitations. Our limits begin to define us rather than our radiance liberating us.

Question: How are you going to bring/more Shakti and Bhakti into your life?

This week’s classes:

Mon 7 Sept 6-7.30pm Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Pl, Col 7

Tues 8 Sept 8.30 -9.30am Kundalini Yoga@The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Rd,

Tues 8 Sept  6-7pm Meditation @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 9 Sept 4.45- 7am Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE)

Wed 9 Sept 7.15-8.15pm Kundalini Yoga@The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

Friday 11 Sept 6-7pm Teachers Class @The Om Space, 185/9Havelock Rd Col 5.

Sat 12 Sept 9.30 -10.30am Hatha General The Om Space185/9 Havelock Rd, Col 5.

Saturday  6.30-7.30pm Introduction to Aquarian Teacher Training and Gong Bath – FREE @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

Sunday 13 Sept 10-11am Hatha General The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Rd

Sat nam Fi x