This article was written by Atma Kaur and was published in the May, 2009 Aquarian Times Magazine.

It’s now 2009.  Each passing day, month, year carries us closer to the day when the transition from the Piscean Age to the Aquarian Age will finally have arrived. We ask ourselves, “What will it be like? “- not just the years that will follow this entry into the new Age, but also the years that come before it.

I have given a lot of thought to this shift. Yogi Bhajan spoke about the types of changes we would encounter. He spoke about natural disasters, information overload, and ultimate group consciousness . Still, there are so many questions I would like to have asked him. I can’t say what the future holds in store for us.  What I can say, however, is that while questions remain about the outcome, it is really the journey that is important.

Studying at Miri Piri Academy has opened  me  up  to a world of self initiative. It has inspired me to keep developing my­self, and through the understanding of my own identity I have gained the confidence to face the coming change as a leader. Like Noah’s Ark, I am becoming a vessel with the capacity to shelter those in need. So how do I build my Ark? My build­ing material is Sadhana (daily spiritual practice). The more I practice yoga and meditation, the clearer and more secure I become in my experience.

Like Noah’s Ark, I am becoming a vessel with the capacity to shelter those in need.

Yogiji gave us the tools that we  will  need  on  this  jour­ney. He told us that in this time of information overload, people will seek self-assurance . They will look for consolation within themselves. They will flock to  technologies like Kundalini Yoga. As a student of his teachings, I am inspired to develop myself, to push through and experience myself and all of my facets, and to enter  this Age prepared to reach those who are seeking.

I have seen and felt many of the changes Yogi Bhajan talked about . The most significant difference is the pressure that seems to affect everyone. I see it in my home, in my personal life, in businesses, even in our government. Recognizing the pressure is the first step. I have to remember that I do not have to suppress myself. The pressure I feel is just another source of inspiration to keep up.

My prayer is for all of us to live in tune with our higher selves and vibrate the frequency of our own divine nature so that we can live in conscious communication with ourselves and our world. May we live always in and by God’s Grace.

“We are entering the Age of Aquarius. The entire psyche is changing.  You  must  pu­rify the mind, body, and soul to be real, innocent, and sattvic. Elevate yourself to be angelic. This age you will serve is an age of awareness, an age of experience.”  ~Yogi Bhajan

This is the bio for Atma Kaur listed in this 2009 article:  Atma Kaur is a senior student at Miri Piri Academy and from Greenfield, Massachusetts. After graduation she plans to  attend college to study law and politics, and to continue developing herself as a teacher and a leader. She hopes to use her education to  serve actively in our global community.