I do hope your life has been better than mine of late. I normally have a lot going on but this is even over the top for me. The Siri Singh Sahib warned us about these times. However, if what has been asked of me lately is a prelude to coming attractions for you, hold onto your turban, it’s going to be a wild ride!
In my world, outside of my professional counseling practice, there are people (biological family, neighbors, associates, etc.) involved in huge life-changing events, which are also putting demands on me. I am used to helping people but these challenges affect me as well. That is a little different from my norm.
I feel like I am juggling many balls in the air and catching not a single one. My job is to stay centered, aware, alert, impersonally personal, and to act as directed by my higher self. There is no breathing room, just the next crisis.
Yes, I do Sadhana every day. I don’t think I could survive any of this without it. I am also doing two additional meditations to carry me through these times: the 1000 Years and Beyond Meditation for an Invincible Spirit and Sodarshan Chakra Kriya. These precious tools give me a chance to re-center while the next demand comes whirling my way. I must say that at this point I am exhausted. I need a spiritual booster shot, and I know it.
Today is Guru Ram Das’ birthday. I drove out to Espanola this morning for the two and a half hours of chanting Dhan Dhan Ram Das Gur and the ending of the Akhand Path. What a gift! I bathed in the vibration of the Shabd and the Sadh Sangat. The Siri Singh Sahib really did give us such wonderful practices, teachings, and tools. But above all, he gave us the Guru.
Yes, all the balls are still up in the air but I know God is catching them and His plan is better than mine. I do my best to surrender to that fact every day and I pray a lot! We have so much available to us to help uplift our spirits. I am grateful to God and Guru who are carrying me through.
SS Dr. Sat-Kaur Khalsa
Secretary of Religion
Sikh Dharma International
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 the Office of the Secretary of Religion. Dr. Sat Kaur is a long-time member of the International Khalsa Council and the Khalsa Council Executive Committee. She maintains a full-time psychotherapy private practice in Santa Monica, California and Santa Fe, New Mexico, counseling individuals, couples, and families to support their personal and spiritual growth. She is a certified Kundalini Yoga teacher, a facilitator of White Tantric Yoga®, and a published author.