To Remove Fear of the Future

Sat Nam and welcome to the end of our series on Flux and transition.

The last couple weeks have really asked us to sit with our deep sense of self, our original self, our infinite self, and find out how best to move through moments of flow. One thing I have learned is that by taking a pause, finding the breath, and then making our way through we can better ride the waves and not feel as thrown by them.

This last meditation is called the meditation to remove fear of the future! This in combination with the kriya to become crystal clear will make for a beautiful seal on this month’s theme.

The meditation is a simple one, it’s a potent one, and it dives us directly into the heart center. We will be seated comfortably and we will form this mudra that symbolically tucks our egos away for a few minutes, our thumbs representing our ego. We wrap one hand around another in a way that is supporting. We take this mudra to the heart center touching our chest and we breath deep and meditate to the shabad, “Dhan, Dhan, Ram Das Gur.” This shabad is recited in hopes to find a way through a block, overcome obstacles, open ourselves up to the belief in miracles and the impossible becoming possible.

I personally have used this shabad meditation daily for a while to help combat feelings of anxiety, depression, and fear that I was having. It didn’t make those things go away but it did help me find comfort and ease so that I was able to confront and eventually come out the other end of the situation that I was in.

The Meditation 🧘🏻

Finding the mudra:

⁃ Seated comfortably, put your left hand in your right

⁃ Place your right thumb in the center of your left hand with the left thumb on top

⁃ Let the right fingertips gently curl around the hand

⁃ Bring this mudra to touch the heart center

Mantra: “Dhan, Dhan, Ram Das Gur”

Dhan dhan ram das gur jin syreaa tinai savaari-aa

Pooree ho-ee karaamaat aap sirjanhaarai dhaari-aa

Sikhee atai sangatee paarbrahm kar namaskaari-aa

Atal athaaho atol too(n) tayraa ant na paaraavaarl-aa

Jlnee too(n) sayvee-aa bhaa-o kar say tudh paar utaarl-aa

Lab lobh kaam krodh moho maar kadhay tudh saparvaarl-aa

Dhan so tayraa thaan hai sach tayraa palskaari-aa

Naanaak too(n} lehnaa too(n) hai gur amar too(n} veechaarl-aa

Gur dithaa taa(n} man saadhaari-aa

Link to shabad and it’s translation:

Link to my favorite versions:

Snatm Kaur

Hansu Jot

Published by Joshua Tiaga (he/him)

Hey! I’m a queer yoga teacher from San Francisco. Using this space to share what I’m learning and hoping others find some value in it for themselves.

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