We Are The Earth

Originally Posted to: https://www.3ho.org/3ho-lifestyle/health-and-healing/healing-earth/serving-earth-seva-sadhana-program

By Ram Krishan Singh

At the deepest level, we are the Earth and the Earth is us. Human beings are one of the diverse forms of life that evolved out of conditions upon the Earth. Our very existence depends completely upon the Earth, from the air that animates us, to the food that nourishes us, the water that gives us life, and the shelter that protects us. The Earth is our Mother in the sense she gives us life, provides and takes care of us.

When we serve the very source of what gives us life, there is a very deep sense of connection and spiritual fulfillment. The Earth is the physical embodiment of wisdom, her every nuance is the outgrowth of universal law. When we return to our roots, we feel connected. By putting our hands in the soil, we are healed. We start to remember something ancient and deep within us.

The health of Mother Earth is her flowering richness and diversity of life, thriving in harmony and perfect balance. However, humanity is consuming and polluting at an ever increasing rate, every natural resource available.

If we continue to consume without giving back, we will run out. Already the balance of our planet’s ecosystems and microclimates that once supported intricate and interconnected forms of life are deteriorating. 150 – 200 species of plants, insects, birds, and mammals go extinct each day. Scientists predict that by 2050 the oceans will have no more fish.

We are no different than the Earth and all forms of life. We are composed of all the same elements. We came from the same Source that created all of creation and by reconnecting, we reunite with a primal purpose: to live in harmony as a part of all creation.

As we move forward in the Aquarian Age, collective consciousness is awakening. Every effort to raise awareness, serve one another, and uplift each other serves that awakening planetary group consciousness.

By dedicating time and energy towards serving our planet, we also serve ourselves, and we enhance the quality of life for everyone.

The Seva Sadhana Program at the Mother Ashram

The Seva Sadhana program was inspired by a call from the Earth; an empty field filled with weeds sat just asking to be restored to vibrancy. Reflecting on Yogi Bhajan’s words, “This land is healing land and all who come will be healed, uplifted, and transformed,” why not welcome people from all over the globe to come?

Step by step the pieces came together. A building was donated and restored for living quarters for participants (known as sevadars, or selfless servants). Word of mouth spread, many people inquired, and the Seva Sadhana program started receiving guests from all directions.

Sevadars experience the blessings of Ashram living, deepen their practice and understanding of Kundalini Yoga & Sikh Dharma, and serve an integral role in the unfolding living legacy left by Yogi Bhajan.

The program welcomes yogis and spiritual seekers from all over the world to come to Hacienda de Guru Ram Das, the Mother Ashram, and serve the land as they serve their soul. Rise in the amrit vela for group spiritual practice, live the 3HO lifestyle, learn, grow, and serve the land and community.

The Seva Sadhana program features the core elements of Ashram living: selfless service (seva), daily spiritual practice (sadhana), and spiritual community. Participants stay at the Ashram, rise early for morning sadhana, and contribute about 25 hours of seva each week including working in the community garden.

There are three different ways to participate in the program: the three-week intensive, the self-guided stay, and group seva. Visit our website for more information www.sevasadhana.org or contact the program director.

All are welcome to come and live the healthy, happy, holy lifestyle, rise in the amrit vela, practice the yoga of awareness in community, and learn, grow and participate in the activities of the Mother Ashram.

“This truly was an exceptional opportunity to expand my spiritual practice in a protected and supportive environment. I can’t wait to come back to the Mother Ashram.” 
-Siri Om Kaur

The Community Garden

The Guru Amar Das Langar Garden provides fresh and vibrant produce for our community meals (langar). As the garden expands, so does our capacity to serve the community. Yogi Bhajan would say that by serving the land we are healing ourselves and healing the Earth. By living in harmony and serving the land, we share in life’s abundance.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwZhpTBa0mI

Ram Krishan Singh Khalsa is a lifelong student of the healing arts and Universal Truth. With over 11 years of worldwide travel and intensive study, he shares in the spirit of unity through his life work which he calls the science of Cultural Detox and the Way of the Radiant Heart. He currently serves as the director of the Seva Sadhana Program at Hacienda de Guru Ram Das Ashram in Espanola, New Mexico, where he lives with his wife and daughter.

Living Word

Originally Posted to: https://www.3ho.org/creations-vibration

By Ram Krishan Singh

“’In the beginning there was a word, word was with God, and word is God,’ and anybody who can speak the word and mean it, the whole Universe will uphold his meanings.”
-Yogi Bhajan

In the Beginning…There was the Word

Throughout countless traditions and said in countless ways, is the same universal Truth: In the beginning there was the word, the word is God, and the word is creation. All things find their source in the primal word or sound current that was, is, and will be forever more.

This initial word serves as the organizing principle of creation; and it is this primal pattern that contains the evolutionary blueprint of Life.

As creation coalesces around this organizing principle, dimensions of existence come to be, formed upon harmonics of this original source vibration. It’s like looking at a cell through an electron microscope and seeing there are worlds within worlds.

Human Instrument Receiver: Transmitter of Truth

We as human beings have come from this evolutionary process of creation and have an evolutionary capacity to consciously realize our source and awaken this primal memory within every cell of our physical body. Having a human birth is considered, in many spiritual traditions, to be a very special opportunity to realize God.

The opportunity is a direct result of past virtuous actions that are bearing fruit in this lifetime in order for those wholesome seeds planted long ago to reach fullest expression. Through experience, we have the opportunity to increase awareness of our Source Vibration and awaken greater awareness of the Soul.

When the human body-heart-mind system is clean, its channels vibrate and it serves as an instrument of perception and expression. Channels are like strings that resonate from subtle non-visible dimensions to the physical systems of the body, and a single frequency can propel consciousness into direct experience.

Science is now understanding how all creation vibrates: matter vibrates, sound vibrates, light vibrates. Our human instrument is designed to be receptive and interactive within all realms of vibration.

Creation is Now

Creation is not just one event long ago—it is happening right now. Out of the infinite potential of this moment creation is happening. Every thought, feeling, emotion, word, action, is a directive to the Universe.

Speech is one of our primary modes of communication, and it operates through sound. Our eardrums receive vibrations and perceive them, and our minds translate those patterns into meaning.

Sound is one of our God-given gifts of creation, and it serves the same organizing principle as the original Word of creation. Some indigenous traditions tell how a bird’s song creates its trajectory of flight and gives it the ability to fly. Just as the bird creates its ability to fly, our vibratory projection creates our path of destiny.

This is our task of the Aquarian Age, to consciously create our reality as artists of our lives—not only through our choices, but through our vibratory projection. Thought, emotion, speech, action, intention, emanation, all that we are and all that we do, we aim to project the Truth of who we are. And how do we do that with authenticity and grace? By attuning to our primal universal origin—the primal sound current.

Radiant Embodiment

Physiologically the human instrument radiates an electromagnetic field that is constantly interacting with its immediate surroundings and the Universe. This interaction is a two-way street of communication that intricately informs from the densest to the subtlest details of our state of being.

While the mind is a powerful creative instrument, the heart generates an electromagnetic field 60 times stronger, and this field is directly influenced by the quality and coherence of the state of the individual. This means that a consistently happy individual vibrates a stable field of happiness.

The more consistency, alignment, and authenticity in our projection, the stronger the electromagnetic vibratory field and the clearer the interchange between the individual and the Universe; and the brighter the Soul’s projection into the vibratory worlds of existence.

“Vibrate the Cosmos and the Cosmos shall clear the path” is about bringing greater Heart-centered coherence to our projection—every expression and interaction. The ideal is a coherent alignment so the light of the soul shines through as our radiant embodiment.

With coherence in our lives from the origin of light at the soul level, through the mind to physical expression, to intention, to our electromagnetic field, to the subtlest interactions, to the Radiant body, the light of the Soul cuts through time and space.

We are blessed to have the technology of 3HO and Kundalini Yoga available—a science of radiant embodiment and a complete lifestyle for self-mastery, the ability to project a precise emanation of the Soul.

When we want to move forward but the way seems blocked, open the way by vibrating the Cosmos. Through integrity of being, sacred sound, and whole hearted efforts, the Universe responds by design. It’s up to each of us to project Truth and the way is open.

Together WE Make a Difference

Collectively every individual makes a difference. Humanity’s collective coherence has a powerful impact upon our Planet and collective experience.

Over 600 scientific research studies conducted in 30 countries have shown that in cities where as little as one per cent of the population practiced the same meditation technique, crime rate is lowered by 16% on average, indicating increasing order and harmony. Research scientists named this phenomenon of rising coherence in the collective consciousness, the Maharishi Effect.

The Maharishi Effect demonstrates a universal principle in Nature: internally coherent systems possess the ability to repel external influences, while incoherent systems are easily penetrated by disorder from outside.

This natural phenomenon is our collective voice and how we can work together across the globe to see heart-centered growth and development.

This is the science behind our 40-day worldwide meditations. This is the power of our consciousness uniting and acting as one. We have the ability to affect our planetary destiny.

3HO will be offering a 40-day global meditation event prior to Summer Solstice with the Master Key Meditation, which features the mantra, ‘Ek Ong Kar Sat Gurprasad Sat Gurprasad Ek Ong Kar.’ This meditation will also be practiced every day during both the Summer and Winter Solstice events.

June 21st is UN World Yoga Day. Hundreds of thousands of people gather all over the world and practice yoga together. It’s also the time of Summer Solstice Sadhana in Espanola, NM where thousands practice White Tantric Yoga®, meditating together for three days and creating great shifts upon humanity’s collective consciousness.

Participate daily in our worldwide meditation and join in on the Solstice/World Yoga Day celebrations in person or tune in anywhere in the world. Let us vibrate together and allow the Cosmos to clear the way for the whole human race!

Every Soul makes a difference in this world, the time for action is now!

Ram Krishan Singh Khalsa is a lifelong student of the healing arts and Universal Truth. With over 11 years of worldwide travel and intensive study, he shares in the spirit of unity through his life work which he calls the science of Cultural Detox and the Way of the Radiant Heart. He currently serves as the director of the Seva Sadhana Program at Hacienda de Guru Ram Das Ashram in Espanola, New Mexico, where he lives with his wife and daughter.

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Technology for Global Awakening – One Individual at a Time

The mere act of rising before the sun is an act of courage and strength, one must overcome so many dimensions and forms of self just by getting up. When we rise in the amrit vela, the 2.5 hour period before the sun, we are awakening our conscious mind to the subconscious. The the Sun is the presence of our collective conscious in the dimensions of time and space, and by awakening before the sun we are bringing deeper awareness to the unseen dimensions below the surface that often are not seen, yet are the undercurrents of our daily mental / emotional / physical patterns and behaviors.

We rise early and shower with fresh water, that is water that comes without heating or cooling, just water as it is. It just so happens this is often cold as it comes out of the tap, and in the jungle it is always cool and refreshing. This is another opportunity to overcome limitations in the name of health, happiness, and wholeness. The water awakens the body, flushes out toxins and old blood from the organs and allows new blood to circulate throughout the body. Its better than any cup of coffee, and afterwards there is a crisp wakeful readiness, and the body is warm.

We dress ready to present ourselves upon the altar of the Day. By singing the sacred song of the soul – we merge with the celestial chorus which is the vibratory patterns or etheric blueprints that create divine order.

In energetic harmony we ground this natural order within our human instruments through Kundalini Yoga with sacred breathing, movement, and concentration. Its truly meditation for the aquarian age – allowing us to hold the inner vision upon the One Truth of God within – throughout activity and service in the world.

After cleaning and attuning our human instruments to the harmony of the universe we vibrate the name of God in loving devotion and concentration. Just as a lightbulb filament vibrates and produces heat and light, so too do our channels vibrate and create spiritual light upon the planet and within – and in conjunction with the Sun’s rising, a New Day is Birthed, imbued with our prayers, intentions, and energy that we contribute.

We are the Dawning of the Aquarian Age. Gone are the days of the seeker in solitude, now the wisdom of the ages has entered main stream, and its time to live it as a collective. In community we are blessed with the opportunity to gather together, vibrating together as one in resonance our impact is much greater. We each are uplifted and brought into harmony with the spirit of unity.

Our sadhana (or morning discipline) is a true act of selfless service – and in service we are served, cleaned, strengthened, and filled with the grace of creation. We align as conscious co-creators with the same forces of creation that move all things. That which is the essence of birth, death, growth, decay = the spark of life that animates the play of life – we align with that self generating principle.

By awakening ourselves before the sun, we initiate the day from within, by challenging ourselves we develop a quality of leadership that shines of its own light – just as the sun. As we walk the path and align our thoughts, actions, words, emotions, every expression comes from within – living from the vision of Truth, our energy and radiance increases.

Just as a battery we carry the charge, our bodies project the vision within – our bodies are the projection or emanation of the Soul or God Spark within. When this energy is used in alignment with the vision, it increases, if it is used in ways that are disharmonious – destructive – or patterns which do not serve ourselves or the whole it is lost and not replentished.

We are each a self generating universe with the infinite potential – each with a mission to fulfill upon the planet. The Truth is within, the vision is within, it is our priviledge to serve this Truth imperfectly step by step with every breath and every heart beat – surely as we do so we learn more precisely what this Vision is in detail and form. Step by step we perfect the embodiment of this Truth.

Collectively we walk together, learning to serve one another, the planet and the whole. We learn how to co-exist peacefully and harmoniously – synergistically just as we see ecosystems and plant / animal species in nature. As we learn to exist harmoniously with all of life, we realize our Fullest Expression of Union – not only at the soul level but as the Radiance Embodiment of God. As all cells of this universal multidimensional being are re-united – this unfathomable infinite physical body of Highest Self is self illumined.

What a time to be alive! What a challenge before us! How can we do our part?

Rise in the Amrit Vela – allow Health, Happiness, and Wholeness to conquer the small self each and every morning as the precedent for the entire day
Sing God’s Praises – vibrate in harmony with the primal force that animate life
Clean Body Temple – maintain a pure and pristine body temple through diet, movement, rest, regular detoxification to serve as a clear instrument
Serve Your Soul – connect with the vision or intuition inside, and move towards it, follow it towards greater and greater happiness and fuller embodiment

I Am, We Are – there is no separation. By consciously coming together and aiming for a common vision, we achieve far more than what One may do. Only by coming together and living our Truth will we Truly be supported by Truth and in Truth all things are possible.

Sat Naam
Ram Krishan Singh

Shifting of the Ages

We live in incredible times. We are living in the shifting of paradigms, moving from a self centered power struggles rooted in survival towards a community / Earth centered appreciation of wholeness and inter-connectedness with all forms of life.

The trajectory is set in motion by cosmic order from the beginning of time, and now here we are, on the world stage experiencing the reality of change. Forces rise up in struggle, resisting change and trying everything to hold on. But as the Earth turns, and the solar system spins and we all spiral together through the universe on this unfathomable journey – we evolve towards greater and greater consciousness and self awareness. There is no turning back, all things happen in Grace as part of this beautiful process of awakening. We are privileged to participate and play a part in this orchestra of events leading towards conscious harmonic symphony.

Zoom in to this time and space upon planet Earth and we are faced with the drama of our age. Polarities surge and push to fulfill self-ish agendas – seemingly unaware despite the awareness that brings light to the repercussions. The old systems operate on a collective level through society, like an entity striving for survival.

On a certain level we have polar extremes, black and white – the corporate machine in power driven pursuit and the Earth centered hearts & minds who aim for global unity and the greatest good of all. In that broad spectrum is contrast and every color of the rainbow, and that is the beauty of our world.

We see very clear indications that those who are Earth aligned are not yet acting coherently in an organized manner as One – which they aim for. Instead the drive for power has taken the “leader of the new world” the United States because the other polarity is operating according to the laws that we’ve collectively agreed upon and set in place. This is all part of the shift…

The Heart of True Spirituality is the universal Spirit that moves all things. It is not found only in meditation, yoga, ritual, prayer, or ceremony. It is found in EVERYTHING. The light and the dark. The same intelligence that brings about destruction and dis-ease has the capacity to bring peace. The difference is education and awareness.

Those light workers, who do their part in the upliftment of humanity and for the solidarity of its people see that Spirit in the heart of each and every individual. The only difference between the two is the form of experience which serve as conditions for education. And so the question turns to how can we help to educate, how can we help to creatively portray the big picture science of health, happiness, and wholeness that leads to collective understanding and coherent action?

Allow the same energy that produces judgement, criticism, frustration and separation to rise to the challenge of finding expression through creative unifying action. Its time for the spiritual groups, and specialty groups that have been islands throughout time to reach out and establish connections. Just as synapses in the brain connect brain cells that each perform different functions, so too do these connections enable more complex and dynamic problem solving abilities on the collective level through collaboration. Its time to reach out to our neighboring communities to uplift one another, and welcome one another into our homes and hearts. This act alone brings Real change faster than any political campaign.

This does not mean to abandon efforts upon the level of political action – for this is an equally important manifestation of the shift of the ages. Yet the root and heart of the change will come from the Reality that we are all One. This is True Spirituality, outside of the mental abstraction. Our neighbor needs food, how can we help? How can we Truly empower one another to live in the exaltation of our Highest Potential? Give a person a piece of bread and you feed them for a day, teach them to bake and you provide them with a livelihood and means of self reliance, teach them to grow their own food and the science of health, happiness, and harmony and you have empowered them to live in the Glory of God manifest here on Earth.

Let us inspire one another to think Globally and act Locally. Real change isnt out there, it starts inside us and radiates outwards naturally as we shift our paradigm. Heaven on Earth is a reality, it is a choice. Have we attuned to this possibility and embody this consciousness? Are we really meeting each moment with the silent prayer How May I Serve? And are we ready to let go of the “old ways” to allow the manifestation of the New to be Now?

This is a personal choice. It starts with the choice, and every feeling, thought, word, and action are brought into coherence and alignment with this choice. Our presence in the world is the Radiance of the Truth – this is who we are. Live in integrity and allow this Radiant Projection to bring coherence and solidarity into to the world. These streams flowing from the heart create the collective tapestry, each one of us serving as threads that strengthen and unite – and this tapestry is the weaving of what is to come.

When things are down and darkest, that’s when we stand tallest.

In the clear contrast of the present world stage, we must choose with all of our heart what we are serving. The outer drama does not define us or represent us, and it is up to each of us to make this statement through our clear actions of integrity. This is God’s Grace and ultimate protection – it is the Living Truth and the ONLY refuge. Stand as a Rock in Truth and be in harmony with all things.

Watch the show, and let it go. May it inspire a new togetherness for the planet and rekindle the sense of aliveness that allows for real change to come.

~ Please Share the Message ~
If each one of us share this message in our own way with one new person each week – and that new person also continue to share with 1 new person a week including the message to share – it would take 33 weeks to reach the 7 billion people living upon this Earth – that is just around 9 months…. We are the change we wish to see in the world and the change is Now.

From my heart to yours
Sat Naam
Ram Krishan Singh

Our Climate – the 12th Hour

Our climate is the #1 studied problem upon the planet. 97 – 98% of scientists agree and 2-3% disagree (who have been linked to oil) that Climate Change is going on. Climate patterns which have been established over the course of Earth’s history – are changing, and the human species is largely responsible for this. Life upon the Earth has grown within ecosystems directly dependent upon these natural patterns – so the trajectory and course of life upon our planet is unknown.

American culture / western culture in particular is NOT feeling the impact of climate change as DIRECTLY as those who are in touch with nature who ARE feeling it. Yes the weather cycles are out of natural rhythm, there have been 4 “hundred year” droughts as well as 4 “hundred year” floods in the past 10 years. 150-200 species of plant, insect, bird and mammal that used to thrive in natural conditions, are becoming extinct every 24 hours. This is nearly 1,000 times the “natural” rate, say many biologists, and is greater than anything the world has experienced since the vanishing of the dinosaurs nearly 65m years ago.

With all this we are observing – we arent even feeling the full effects of climate change because the oceans are absorbing 93% of the heat created.

Speaking with an oceanologist:
This year alone there will be a 40 – 50% bleaching and die-off of the world’s coral reefs and an estimate that only 3% of the coral reefs will make it through the changes now occurring.
The oceans are 30% more acidic than they were 40 years ago
The UN predicts that in 30 years the worlds oceans will have no more fish
Phytoplankton which is responsible for 70% of the Earth’s oxygen is extremely sensitive to temperature and even a couple degrees can be critical for their life

At this point, there are self perpetuating destructive feedback loops in place – the oceans are absorbing heat which is warming and melting the polar ice caps (which reflect 80% of the sun’s energy back into space and these will soon be gone), which is releasing methane gas into the atmosphere – which increases heating of the planet.

At one time the Earth’s atmosphere was full of carbon, it was inhospitable. This carbon, over billions of years, was sequestered into the Earth – and life came to be within perfect conditions. Oil is a concentration of this carbon. When we burn oil we are releasing carbon back into the atmosphere at a rate of 1,000,000 years each year. In other words, we are time traveling backwards 1 million years every year in terms of our atmosphere’s hospitableness.

There is enough methane gas under the permafrost to wipe out life upon our planet, and the hotter the Earth gets, the faster it gets hotter.

America uses 33% of the Earth’s resources, and carries the greatest responsibility of all nations upon the Earth for what is happening. We need to wake up IMMEDIATELY.

THERE IS JUST ENOUGH TIME FOR THE IMPOSSIBLE

This is a call to necessary simplicity. Our world needs immediate action. We do not have time to waste or future generations to wait for. We are the answer to our prayers, the hearts / minds to create change, the instruments of divine intervention, and the souls that care.

There is no more time – this is the 13th hour – no more articles to read, no more research to do. Our home is burning, and we must do what we can to put the fire out.

With awareness comes responsibility to act. Its not up to the masses, our government, leaders, or neighbors ~ its for each individual ~ me and you.

We are here, so lets give all we’ve got with whole hearts to nonviolently resist the ignore-ance of the status quo, by living in a natural & regenerative way that meets our human needs AND nurtures all of life upon our planet.

All of life serves an integral role within the ecosystem it is a part of – we are no different. We must return to our roots of what gives us life, re-establish our connection with nature, and re-discover our role as stewards of this miraculous gift that is so unique and special within the universe.

We are gifted with life, not to squander this human existence as locusts devour a crop, but to learn how to serve that which gives us life and be an integral part of the process of creation.

What do we choose to serve? Destruction, lost in a dream of tomorrow’s empty promise? Or do we choose life, which is here right now, and is a natural fulness, richness, and interconnectedness beyond condition. We must respond to the call to realize our place, one by one, family by family, community by community, all humanity shifts.

POSSIBILITY:
In order to reach all people upon the planet, each individual who hears this call must take action and share the urgency of this message in their own way. If each person shares with at least one other person directly each week, this message and movement CAN reach the 7 billion people of our planet in 33 weeks. This process starts with you.

Now that you are aware of the potential for change, and the integral role you play in creating this change ~ you have a choice. Do you simply forget and continue distraction as usual, or does your heart rise to the call?