Here is an excerpt from a July 1, 1991 Lecture at Khalsa Women’s Training Camp (KWTC), given by the Siri Singh Sahib, Yogi Bhajan. Scroll down to view the full video lecture.
The Siri Singh Sahib told a story of how his Nanny took him out on his third birthday and told him she had a special gift for him. The gift she gave him was a blessing she taught him; something that he said he remembered as a three-year-old and continued to practice throughout his life.
“In all these forty years, how religiously you have blessed yourself?
Come on. God lives in you. This is the Temple of God. Soul is part of the God. You are finding God outside, you whose Guru is Siri Guru Granth, you whose mantra is Wahe Guru, you can’t bless yourself, and you can call yourself the Sikh of the Guru?
You who are Jews, who believe in God, you who are Moslems who believe in God, you who are Christian you believe in Christ, who said God is, you can’t bless yourself? You can’t bless the residence of God, which you know? Have you touched your body, ‘oh sexually you might have, now honey, I love you…’, but have you touched your body once at all with reverence, that it is the Temple of God? Yourself. By yourself. Have you?
What is this book knowledge of God? You may know all these scriptures and everything. What practically you are doing? Nothing. Zero.
Close your eyes, meditate and call after me. Come on.
Chakra by chakra now. Now comes yoga. This is one of the yoga kriya, and it’s most powerful, it is very light and polite, I did it as a three-year-old child and I did it and most of the time I do it even now. All right, let’s do it:
I bless my head.
I bless my head.
And I bless my face.
And I bless my race.
I bless my grace.
I bless me, unto the infinity.
I bless my neck,
It holds me high.
I bless myself, like a great sky.
I see All, I know All. I am All by Thy Will.
Keep me healthy,
Never let me go sick or ill.
I bless my heart. I bless my beat.
I bless my words, which are sweet.
I bless my lungs, I bless the prana. I bless all, which comes through me.
I am a Tree of Life
I want to be true.
Graceful and happy, I pass through.
Give my heart, day of mine,
So that I can bless myself; I can be a star and shine.
I bless my hands, which play my life.
I bless them well. They solve the strife.
I bless my legs. I bless my walk.
I bless myself. I bless my talks.
I bless my thoughts.
I bless myself.
I am a blessed one.
I know the Almighty One.
Sat Ta Nam, Sat Ta Nam, Sa Ta Nam Ji
Wahe Guru, Wahe Guru, Wahe Guru Ji
If as a three-year-old I can do it, as a three-year-old I can remember it, you all can do it now.
Give your children values. Give your friends values. If you ever want to be respected, graceful, happy, give other people best of their values. You can only do it if you give yourself best of the values. Don’t seek appreciation. Don’t wait for circumstances. Don’t. Give yourself a chance. Just a chance.
Let it be. God made you a woman, God made you a man. Let it be. Let it be. Don’t brand it, don’t blend it, don’t bend it, don’t change it. Let it be.
Everything in God’s command will give you way. Everything. Give a chance. If you even don’t trust God, don’t believe in God, you don’t know God, forget it, just give a chance. Give the Creator of you and creation a chance, so that you can be who you are meant to be. Question is to be, not to be. Answer is let it be. I am not asking you to hassle, I am not asking you to do everything, just give a chance.
“Hukam razaa-ee chalnaa naanak likhi-aa naal.”
Let the destiny prevail. Don’t fall into the trap of fate. It’s written on your forehead. It can’t change. If you don’t give it a chance, it will never happen. If you give it a chance, it will happen fast. Death is inevitable. Life is a gift. Don’t create rift between you and life. You are splitting your personality with the power of your ego. You will never make it.