I am struck by what Dickens said in A Tale of Two Cities: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times; it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness; it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity; it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness; it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair; we had everything before us, we had nothing before us; we were all going direct to heaven, we were all going direct the other way. In short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on it being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.”
Does this sound like your reality? It seems to reflect mine and the energies of this time.
The Siri Singh Sahib warned us that the years 2013 through 2014 would be tumultuous. He wasn’t kidding! It seems like every time I turn around there is yet another stressful demand I need to address. Yes, these are indeed challenging times; yet my daily Sadhana uplifts my spirit and the Guru carries me.
On the brighter side of these polarity forces, I am seeing the beginning of positive changes for the expansion of our Ministry. We are working to upgrade our systems for better communication and for the administrative needs of the Ministry; collaboratively developing globally-accessible Minister training; supporting spreading the teachings of Sikh Dharma as shared with us by the Siri Singh Sahib; and seeing more of our sangat siblings embracing their destinies as Ministers. It is exciting to be a part of this history.
I am looking to the Ministry to help create the future of our Ministry. We have been using our Minister gatherings as a forum for this input, and have begun preliminary talks about a Ministers’ Conference that could be globally accessed. With a 10-hour-per-week administrative assistant and the rest of us serving as seva, these are big plans. However, it’s the Guru’s mission and we have the blessing to help deliver it.
What does the Age of Aquarius mean to you? To me it means a shift in vibratory frequency that is predicated on purity. In the motto that was created by the Ministers a few years ago we said, “Sikh Dharma Ministers: Working in Unity and Purity to Serve Humanity.” What a precious touchstone to keep on your altar and in your heart. May we continue to serve in humility and grace and carry the banner on.
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.