“You are what your deepest desire is. As is your desire, so is your intention. As is your intention, so is your will. As is your will, so is your deed. As is your deed, so is your destiny.” ― Upanishads

Most thoughtful Beings cross the threshold of the New Year with intention. Intention is powerful. It can begin to create a map for unfolding. The thing is, there are intentions that are more superficial and those that align us with why we are here.

“You are what your deepest desire is”

What is desire, anyway?

True desire is very different than those fleeting wants, (like my perpetual desire for ice-cream)…or the needs that we’ve been told we should have (house, 2.5 kids etc…)

True Desire is a kind of deep longing to belong in the center of the Self and the impetus to flow outward in life from this soul-infused space.

Who are you in your unique ray of the oneness?

Why are you here?

What lights you up more than any other thing?

If we can pursue this line of self-inquiry, then our deepest desire might begin to reveal itself. Once we feel, taste, sense the essence of this, we have an opportunity to initiate a powerful stream of manifestation. We can align our intentions clearly with that desire. Those intentions will map a trajectory forward that we can catalyze through the application of our will, which then activates our deeds, our actions, the steps we take as we move forward and onward. If we remain steadfast in the clear trajectory of our heart’s desire, the universe moves with us. Can you imagine the beauty and expansiveness of the destiny that unfolds from there? And…perhaps the incandescence of each soul activated destiny will help to shape a global destiny that is in alignment with the heart of all that is.

Practice at home

Meditation for Guidance & Inner Wisdom

“Watch out for your worst enemy—whoever steals your stability is your worst enemy. It’s not evil—that makes you strong. Rather it is those who lay emotional tantrums. They say, ‘You are no friend if you are not miserable when I am.’ We must work together against our own sickness.” –Yogi Bhajan

Part One

Posture: Sit with a straight spine in Easy Pose or Lotus Pose.

Mudra & Breath Pattern: Cup the hands lightly together. Leave a slit between the outer sides of the little fingers. Bow the head forward over the palms. Look into the palms, eyes barely open. Inhale in 10 strokes, mentally vibrating Whaa-Ho with each stroke. Exhale In 10 strokes, each time mentally vibrating Guroo.

Time: Continue for 11 minutes. Then inhale powerfully, exhale powerfully, and relax.

Part Two

Posture and Mantra: Still sitting in Easy Pose, hands in Gyan Mudra, chant in a continuous monotone:

Whaa-Ho Whaa-Ho Whaa-Ho Whaa-Ho

Whaa-Ho Whaa-Ho Whaa-Ho Whaa-Ho

Guroo  Guroo Guroo Guroo

Guroo Guroo Guroo Guroo

Time: Continue for 5-11 minutes. You may build up to 31 minutes.

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