Healing through Identity: Jap Man Sat Nam

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This Shabad brings deep relaxation and healing to the Self.

This Shabad brings prosperity and fulfills all desires.

Repeat, O My Mind, the truth of my identity – Sat Nam, Sat Nam. 

These words are the essence of this shabad, which is said to bring deep relaxation and healing to the Self. Most of our anxiety and stress comes from resistance – resistance to what is.

We find ourselves constantly trying to control, manage, persuade, manipulate – whatever word you want to use – our surroundings, our relationships, our environments and even our own identity, in order to make everything okay.

Part of this resistance to what is comes from our childhood – the ‘good girl’ complex – where we tried to be what our parents wanted us to be; and part of our resistance comes from cultural conditioning, which demands that we look right, act right, ‘be’ right – a projection of the same childhood fears and insecurities.

What if, instead, we relaxed into the true nature of our identity – Sat Nam? Feel your Navel Point relax, just by posing this question.

This shabad reminds us that prosperity and peace come as the natural result, the fruit of that bij, or seed, Sat Nam.

Seeing your identity as true, beyond any role you may play, any responsibilities or check lists, and relaxing into that true identity brings great healing. When you merge with that identity through meditation, the repetition of the Name – you become radiant, and disaster runs away from you.

Why? Because you’re in the flow of the creativity of your identity: You expand rather than contract. You accept rather than push away. You breathe in and you breathe out. You’re in balance with all that is. In this way you cross the world ocean of maya and merge into your truth – one with God – which is the deepest healing that can be obtained.

Suggestions for Practice

Play this shabad while you sleep or sing it before going to bed. In this way your mind is elevated through the Gurbani, and your soul begins to vibrate with the reality of Sat Nam.

Consciously release all other identities and roles: wife, mother, daughter, professional, friend, even woman, and merge into the single identity of Sat Nam. Breathe deeply in that space and know that all peace and prosperity come to you through this sound current.

Source manual for this practice: I Am a Woman: Creative, Sacred & Invincible 

©The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan

Jap Man Sat Nam

Guru Ram Das, Siri Guru Granth Sahib, page 669

DHANAASAREE Mahelaa Chautha 

Ichaa poorak sarb sukhdaataa har jaa kai vas hai kaamdhayna 

So aisaa har dhiaa-ee-ai mayray jeearay 

Taa sarb sukh paaveh mayray manaa. 

Jap man sat nam sadaa sat naam 

Halat palat mukh oojal hoee hai 

Nit dhiaa-ee-ai har purakh niranjanaa (Rahao) 

Jeh har simran bhaiaa te upaadh gat keenee

Vadhbhaagee har japnaa

Jan naanak kau gur eh mat deenee Jap har bhavjal tarnaa II 2 II 6 II 12 II


The Lord, the Giver of Peace,
is the Fulfiller of desires.
All good fortune comes from Him.

Meditate on such a Lord, O my mind,
That all peace will come to you.

Chant Sat Naam, O my mind –
always vibrate Sat Naam.

In this world and in the next,
radiant Is the countenance of the one,
Who meditates on the Immaculate Creator Lord.

Where one meditates on the Lord in remembrance,
from there all misfortune is driven away.
By great good fortune, one comes to chant the Lord’s Name.

Servant Nanak has been blessed with the Guru’s Instructions:
Vibrating the Lord’s Name, He is saved
and crosses over the ocean of existence.

(*as shared in the book, Psyche of the Golden Shield).

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Source manual for this practice: I Am a Woman: Creative, Sacred & Invincible 

©The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan

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