”Ong shabd is the creative sound of the word ‘Om.’ ‘Om’ cannot be chanted, cannot be heard, cannot be sung, but you can create it. It is a creative word. That is why Guru Nanak used Ong. It is the right pronunciation of the word ‘Om.’ Ong means creative force of God.”
”It is created in the conch, not with the mouth, not within, it is created in the conch of the human brain. It is the sound which is the combination of the breath, the mouth, and the nose. Where they two meet in the panel of the air, five airs will meet, you can create this sound.”
Sit in Easy Pose with a straight spine. Interlock all of your fingers except your Sun (ring) fingers, which are pressed together pointing upward.
The right thumb locks down the left thumb. Place the mudra at diaphragm level, several inches out from the body, with the Sun fingers pointing out at a sixty-degree angle. Close your eyes.
Inhale deeply and chant ”Ong” in long form, one recitation of Ong per exhalation (approximately 15 seconds, but in a group setting, each person chants in their own breath rhythm). The sound is created through the nose; although the mouth is held slightly open, no air comes through the mouth. The sound comes from the nose by way of the back of the upper palate. Your upper palate will vibrate, concentrate to do it correctly. 8 Minutes.
”…it is very important, if you want to be in love with yourself, to practice this sound. That will give you a great essence and joy of life.”
“Your shallowness or greatness of the soul shows up in your aura.”
In the Kundalini Yoga, the electromagnetic field that surrounds the human being is recognized as a chakra. Through this center of consciousness, we can easily experience realms beyond the physical body. The eighth chakra combines the effects and holds the powers of all the other energetic centers. Once we begin to integrate all our chakras, the aura fully radiates to protect and project us. Kundalini Yoga, as taught by Yogi Bhajan, thoroughly works to bring balance and strength to our entire system of energetic highways as well as the aura.
Our aura provides protection against disease and negative environmental influences while also projecting our true nature into the world. With a powerful eighth chakra we automatically filter negative influences and feel strong, healthy, vibrant. When the aura is weak, we seem vulnerable to everything around us like germs, attitudes, emotions and we feel sickly, shrunken, dim.
It is with the aura that we can embody the great human skill of radiance. A strong aura automatically uplifts and improves the workings of all the other chakras. It is a space of sensitivity that interweaves us with the entire universe and allows us to attract opportunities and wealth. With our eighth chakra we vibrate our highest consciousness and project our destiny. When we are in flow with our true purpose on earth, our aura is vibrant and we can affect universal forces with our mere presence.
From an energetic standpoint, insecurity has to do with third chakra and more speciﬁcally the stomach organ. The stomach (not to be confused with the abdomen) is an organ about the size of your ﬁst and sits to the left of your sternum. This organ, on an emotional level has to do with how you see yourself in the world. It is no wonder why obesity is such a problem because overeating is the easiest way to numb the stomach from emotions and it allows us to avoid feelings about ourselves.
Here is a great kriya for working with the stomach and to work with issues around insecurity. It is important to not only practice the kriya, but allow yourself to consciously be aware of anything that you are feeling to discover the roots of your insecurity.
“Healing the Stomach” in Self Knowledge
Mantra, Music, and Meditation Instructions for 2013
Recognize that the other person is you:
Humee Hum, Tumee Tum, Wahe Guru; I am Thine, in Mine, Myself, Wahe Guru
recorded by Mirabai Ceiba