This is a time of tremendous change administratively for our Dharmic organizations. Many very dedicated individuals have stepped forward to help straighten out multiple problematic issues, procedures and policies for the functioning of our Dharma. They have given hours and hours and hours of their time and energy.
I appreciate and acknowledge their work. It will be a long, slow process but there is movement. It is my prayer that we end up with a more Aquarian infrastructure with checks and balances that support a healthy future.
We are in the midst of a gigantic change process. There is always resistance to change, yet change is inevitable. It is a leap into the unknown and over time it becomes known. Nothing can remain hidden in this age and that certainly includes our Dharma.
Life is a great teaching machine.The thing that comes out of change is a new perspective on ourselves and our world. The change process offers a bigger picture and greater understanding that can eventually lead to better results. It is an opportunity for self-renewal even though it often feels awful in midstream. It is such a test of our belief in God’s Will.
The shabad that is helping me these days is:
AAKHAN JOR CHUPAI NEH JOR
JOR NA MANGAN DAYN NA JOR
JOR NA JEEVAN MARAN NEH JOR
JOR NA RAAJ MAAL MAN SOR
JOR NA SURTEE GI-AAN VEECHAAR
JOR NA JUGTEE CHHUTAI SANSAAR
JIS HATH JOR KAR VAYKHAI SO-I
NAANAK UTAM NEECH NA KO-I
No power to speak, nor silence to keep.
No power to beg, no power to give.
No power to die, no power to live.
No power to rule or enlighten the mind.
No power to awaken my soul to Thee,
No power to find the way to be free.
By his own will, O Nanak, none can be
good or bad.
He alone has the power to reveal the way
(Japji, 33rd Pauri, translation from Peace Lagoon, Sacred Songs of the Sikhs)
For several months now, there have been seemingly “impossible” demands on me. It has been my experience that every time I turn around someone else needs something from me, or some event needs attention or some situation mushrooms into multiple complex issues that must be resolved.
By God’s grace and Guru’s blessing, my sadhana has carried me through. It has been a time of extraordinary stress. I am so grateful for the technology that carries me.
I keep saying to myself, in May the pace will slow down and I will have a chance to “stop and smell the roses.” Well, it’s May. Hello, it’s May! AAKHAN JOR…I guess God has a different plan! As highly intuitive people, we must listen to our inner guidance with an even greater sense of Shuniya consciousness.
The key to me is what the Siri Singh Sahib always said: “Keep up and you will be kept up!” Balance is the key to life; striving for it is a worthy goal.
Wahe Guru Ji Ka Khalsa! Wahe Guru Ji Ki Fateh!
SS Dr. Sat-Kaur Khalsa, Secretary of Religion
ABOUT THE SECRETARY OF RELIGION
SS Dr. Sat Kaur Khalsa has served as Secretary of Religion since 1991 and was ordained as a Sikh Dharma Minister in 1975. As Secretary of Religion, Dr. Sat Kaur oversees and is ultimately responsible for the delivery of the functions of this Office. Dr. Sat Kaur is a long-time member of the International Khalsa Council and the Khalsa Council Executive Committee. Dr. Sat Kaur maintains a full-time psychotherapy private practice in Santa Monica, California and Santa Fe, New Mexico. She counsels individuals, couples, and families to support their personal and spiritual growth. She is a certified Kundalini Yoga teacher, facilitates White Tantric Yoga®, and is a published author.