A Collective Positive Projection to Honor Mother Earth
Over 40 weeks in 2020 (February 3 – November 2), we are sharing a different technology each week – tools to strengthen our subtle bodies, and through our collective efforts, manifest more peace in our own lives and peace for our Mother Earth.
The practice for our first week is a short meditation – a collective prayer for Mother Earth, that will invoke the blessing of the divine mother in our hearts. The meditation ends with a prayer for the loftiness of the Creator Mother Earth and peace.
It is only natural that many of us see devastating headlines about climate change and the degradation of Mother Earth, and feel a lot of fear about what the future holds, for us and future generations. This meditation will help us clear our fear so that we can be more effective in taking positive action to serve our planet today and uplifting others around us who are fearful about the future state of the planet
A meditative and prayerful mind is a valuable tool to bring to bear when thinking about environmental degradation and climate change. A meditative perspective and a prayerful orientation can allow us to approach the climate crisis with a sense of calm, and fresh ideas for solutions. This practice will activate our prayerful minds in relation to Mother Earth, and will set the stage for further weeks of our practice to come.
Seeing the stress Mother Earth is under can cause a lot of stress in the individual psyche of those of us who want to help and heal her. That feeling of helplessness and stress can keep us from being able to act and project. Let’s use this meditation to alleviate our own stress and positively project that the stress Mother Earth is feeling may be relieved as well.
Let’s magnify our positive prayers for Mother Earth, and through this shabad project that all of us can come together to avert the worst effects of climate change and save the earth despite what appear to be ‘impossible’ odds. Through this shabad, let’s project for big shifts and technological, economic, cultural and political miracles to manifest in the realm of climate change.
It is natural for many of us to feel discouraged about the state of our beloved Mother Earth in these times, and to feel fear about the future state of the planet. This meditation will help us to get in touch with our inner power and warrior spirit, help us find the strength to take actions every day to save our planet, and help us to face these turbulent times with courage and grace.
This shabad will bring us strength and balance, and bring together the energies of Mother Earth and the ethers within ourselves. With the power of Mother Earth and the heavens united in us, we can more effectively see the Creator’s plan and our own role in bringing positive change to help heal Mother Earth and ourselves.
The Siri Singh Sahib, Yogi Bhajan, cautioned that as humanity enters the Age of Aquarius, that is, through 2038, many of us will experience a phenomenon he called ‘Cold Depression.’ Cold Depression affects our vitality of spirit and leads us to behave in ways we would not otherwise.
Many of us may have felt the experience of Cold Depression in recent years – in ourselves, in our loved ones, or even just in the world around us. Cold Depression can easily be brought on when we consider the ongoing environmental devastation occurring on Mother Earth, and when we think about the possible effects of climate change in the future. This meditation will help us lift the fog of ‘Cold Depression’ from our minds. It will free us up so that we can tune into our lightness, energy and vitality to serve Mother Earth fully today, with open hearts.
This shabad will invoke God’s protection in our lives during these challenging times, and allow us to generate a frequency that opens the way for us to build secure environments in insecure times. Through this shabad, let’s magnify our positive projection for people everywhere to feel God’s hand behind them as they build safe and cozy environments for themselves, their loved ones, their communities and those they serve. Let’s visualize our dear Mother Earth filled with and surrounded by divine love and protection.
During this turbulent time on planet earth, from the spread of coronavirus to global warming to economic insecurity to personal struggles of all kinds, having moments or episodes of “freaking out” is becoming more common for most of us – understandably! This meditation is an invaluable tool to bring to bear when we are freaking out. It alters our energy during these episodes by changing our nostril breathing. “Exercising this ability can prevent nervous breakdowns.” If we practice this meditation, we may gravitate toward it naturally as a tool when we experience moments of freaking out in the future and it is hard to think clearly. This meditation will be there for us in those moments. We can also share this as a helpful tool for others – our friends, loved ones, and communities, if they “freak out” in the times ahead.
During this strange time, it is easy to get lost in our feelings of fear, despair, and hopelessness. This meditation will help us cut through these feelings and tune into our courage, divinity and inner light. This meditation will give us the strength to face these times with courage, and serve our Mother Earth and fellow humans in whatever ways we can each day.
Pavann guroo paannee pitaa maataa dharat mahat:
“Air is the Guru, Water is the Father and Earth is the Great Mother of All.”
Let’s magnify our positive prayers for Mother Earth! Through this group practice, we honor Mother Earth and project for her healing, and for growing awareness and positive shifts to fight climate change throughout the world. We released new musical recordings of the Slok each day of the Earth Week Sadhana – listen here!
Having a strong Neutral Mind is very valuable during these times – when it is easy for our Negative Minds to dominate our awareness and thought process. Having the Neutral Mind as our default can allow us to come from a place of strength and expansiveness, rather than fear, negativity and contraction, when we are thinking about our own lives and the ways in which we might serve humanity and Mother Earth during turbulent times.
Let’s combine our prayers and create healing energy for ourselves, our loved ones, our global family and our planet. Let’s collectively beam our love, strong prayers and healing energy to our dear Mother Earth, and those all around the world who have lost loved ones, are recovering from coronavirus or are suffering economically during this time.
We are experiencing rapid universal transformation. Old structures and outdated ways of thinking and being are crumbling. We see it in our personal lives, in our communities, and in the global news. In order to keep up with the times and truly live for each other, we must transcend our individual consciousness and expand into a collective Infinite consciousness. Let us draw on this meditation for fearlessness during these times of challenge, and begin to cultivate an expanded awareness of Infinite global consciousness within ourselves. Mother Earth’s heart rejoices when her children experience the Truth of their unity and connectedness in love and service to one another.
Many of us are likely experiencing feelings of insecurity and fear during this time. This week let us rest in the cozy and peaceful energy of this Shabad and give our fears to the Infinite Creator. Let us release our feelings of fear and insecurity into the loving hands of the Divine. Let’s cultivate this peaceful feeling in ourselves, spread it in our homes and communities, and project it all around the world for humanity and healing of Mother Earth.
This meditation will allow us to deeply connect with our heart centers. It will allow deep awareness of our Oneness to penetrate our consciousness and will be very uplifting. Let’s send this powerful loving energy to our loved ones and Mother Earth this week, and be totally open to this energy of unity and connection. “Once you do it sincerely, your channels will be open and you can do it for anyone you can imagine. Those who send out good vibrations will receive ten times the amount from the Universe. You gain when you give.”
This meditation will allow us to experience the frequency of the Divine in ourselves and in our lives. It will allow us to go deeply into the feeling of Divine love, and feel calmness as we surrender to the energy of our own Divinity and drop the energy of our ego. As we begin to experience this Divine and loving energy, let us think of Mother Earth surrounded in love and healing, and relax in the knowing that all is being taken care of by the Universe. Let us trust in the deep knowing that the universe has our back. “Have no thoughts while doing this meditation. Let the Living God come into your heart center. Instead of “I” – let “Thou” prevail.”
This meditation will facilitate our connection to the heavens and the Hand of God. It will allow us to tune into the connection between Mother Earth and the heavens in a deep and powerful way. Let us tap into this elevated perspective and rest in this connection. Let’s visualize Mother Earth and all beings on the planet held in the loving energy of the heavens.
This meditation will help us cut through any mental fog we may be experiencing during these challenging times. Through this meditation, let’s tap into our internal wisdom and envision ways, both small and big, that we can help Mother Earth and our fellow humans during this time of global transition. “This meditation has the capacity to make your mind clear as crystal. It can totally eliminate mental impurity, but it must be done correctly.”
This meditation will help us develop powerful energy and strength to face our day during these times of challenge. Through this meditation, let’s bring powerful and positive energy into our lives, and use this energy to take steps to help humanity and heal the planet in whatever ways we can.
Let’s bring this positive energy of victory and success into our lives, and send this vibration all over the world. With the energy of this Shabad and a powerful collective projection, let’s pray for victory in the fight against COVID-19 and success in the fight against climate change. May the light of the Guru be with us always.