By Satkirin Kaur Khalsa as shared in the May 2009 Aquarian Times Magazine
The Sikh Gurus compiled a guide for the upliftment of humankind through songs, collected in the Siri Guru Granth Sahib or Shabd Guru. Each Shabel, or song, gives an inheritance, a spiritual DNA that establishes our identity and lineage with Infinity. The words in shabads have a specific sound pattern and rhythm. When reciting Gurbani (the language of the shabad), the pressure of the tongue on the upper palate stimulates the eighty-four meridian points in a precise sequence. This process of recitation creates corresponding patterns in the neurons of the brain to stimulate the hypothalamus. This, in turn, causes the pineal gland to radiate. The glandular system balances, and you experience ecstasy and increased intuition. As we usher in the Aquarian Age, singing these shabads is said to be the most effective way to alleviate tension and confusion.
It takes a lot of milk and a lot of effort to make a little butter; and when you churn the tongue in the cave of the mouth, it takes a lot of repetition and time to manifest the effects.
When you choose a shabad to work with, ideally you recite it eleven times a day or sing it for thirty-one minutes a day, for forty days. It takes forty days to create the change in the psyche – to create a new habit and release the old habit pattern. You can continue for 90 days, 120 days, and even 1,000 days for mastery.
I offer this collection, Blessings of a Woman, for use as a guide for your life. For women, these shabads can inspire you to uplift yourself, your family, and your surroundings. For men, the shabads on this CD can bring understanding of how you revolve around the feminine and benefit from this support.
Amrit Peevo: the power of the mother’s prayer. Recitation of this ancient prayer protects, heals, blesses, and watches over. Just listening to the words invokes a powerful blessing. Yogi Bhajan said that the greatest power is the prayer of the mother. For those who don’t have children, you can focus on the child within yourself. To care for others, you must first care for yourself.
Listen to Amrit Peevo here:
The words to Noble Woman are from a class Yogi Bhajan taught at Women’s Camp. He said, “Never compete with nor confront a man. It will make your life miserable.” Rather, he impressed upon us the power of nobility. Sing this song to develop a grateful heart and understanding of your life.
Listen to the “Living Your Truth – Nobility” song here:
Wahe Guru Jio is a simple mantra to feed the essence of your soul and bring bliss to your day. Take the time to crowd out any suffering by moving your lips and tongue to attune to the bliss meridians of higher consciousness.
Listen to Feeling the Bliss of Your Soul – Wahe Guru Jio here:
In the meditation for a wise heart, Aad Gureh Nameh, we also sing the English translation. Each line says, “I bow.” When you bow, your head is below your heart, and soon your heart energy reigns supreme, thoughts are quieted, and your wisdom can speak to you.
Listen to Meditation for a Wise Heart – Aad Guray Nameh here:
The combination of the Akal Sahaa-ee mantra and the Adi Shakti mantra are for removing fear. You stretch the hands over the head in prayer, the Infinite stretches back to you, and fears and phobias are diminished.
Listen to Meditation to Remove Fear – Akaal Sahaee, Hari Har here:
Gobinda is the name of God as the sustaining power of the Creator. This shabad helps you to feel supported.
Listen to Meditation to Feel Supported – Gobinda here:
Bhand ]amee-ai is an affirmation of the creative power of the feminine. It causes indignities of life to fall away and empowers your words with grace.
Listen to From a Woman Man is Born – Bhand Jamee-ai here:
The final track on the CD brings deep relaxation. The ambient soothing, melting space created with the Raga scale is adorned here and there with heavenly Wahe Guru.
The CD contains a mix of world rhythms and sounds for easy listening, yoga class, and deep relaxation. Created for both men and women who want to transform, excel, and be radiant, it offers ancient mantra meditations that focus the mind and develop one’s compassionate heart.