MEDITATION — ISHT SODHANA MANTRA KRIYA
(Miracle Mantra Series 1, Volume 2)
Posture: Sit in easy pose or in a chair with your spine straight. Apply Root Lock. Lift the chest high, chin in (i.e., Neck Lock).
Focus: The eyes are focused at the tip of the nose.
Breath: Will come naturally as you chant.
Mantra: Dharti Hai.
Guru Ram Das Hai
Mudra: Gyan Mudra.
Time: Begin with 11 minutes and slowly work up to 31 minutes.
End: Inhale and hold … the grey of the earth, the blue of the ethers, your innocence and compassion ... stretch up and shake out your arms.
Comments: Dharti Hai: From the navel down, see a rich, solid grey; the dust of the earth. Saints feet have touched the dust of the earth. Perhaps you will be blessed to touch the very dust they walked upon. You will be elevated to the consciousness to have a human body, a human vessel.
Akash Hai: From the eyebrows up, visualize the most beautiful sky blue, rich, royal and light; the unlimited ether, the vast heavens. Royal blue; totally open and free in all directions. (The secret is to hold the image of the grey and the blue at the same time. Hold them both; hold the polarity.)
Guru Ram Das Hai: Meditate at your heart center. See an absolutely bright, white, radiant light, shining, penetrating all of the above and below. This is the movement of compassion, the manifestation. This is your presence, the reality of the present.
“Isht” is to have the concrete God, the realization.
“Sodhana” to purify or straighten you out … to have the realization of “you,” the God. This meditation straightens out “you,” the God.
Become immersed in the sound of the mantra. If you honestly practice this meditation, your intention manifests even if you forgot you had it; even if later you don’t know you wanted it! This meditation gives you the frequency to know before the act with your intuition ... as a sadhu. As a sadhu, it is to be practiced at sunset for 40 days to obtain the Siddhis. It may be practiced for 40, 90, 120 days.
Yogi Bhajan said about this kriya: “My dear ones, you want your prayers to be effective. You want your ultimate destiny to manifest. This kriya can do it. I know there are thousands of kriyas that we do, but it just takes one done well and this is the one for isht sodhana to manifest.”