by SS Snatam Kaur Khalsa, Espanola NM
Because I grew up in Sikh Dharma and 3HO I became very familiar with the concept that in my lifetime there would be a monumental transformation called “the coming of the Aquarian Age.” Somehow for many years I envisioned that there would be a massive and almost explosive transformation in which all the people would suddenly be intuitive and completely spiritual.
Although this is a very exciting way for things to happen, and it may still happen this way, lately my perspective on the whole coming of the Aquarian Age phenomenon has shifted. I now see the change coming to us as a more gradual process that has actually been happening quietly for many years now and will continue to happen for many years after the actual date.
I actually feel that many of us on this planet won’t even relate to the Aquarian Age, or know that we are in it until a point in the far future when we will all be so totally in it that we won’t even need the term “Aquarian Age” any longer!
Healing Our Relationships
On a personal level, over the past year I have noticed that I am being given opportunities to heal relationships of all types on a very deep level. I feel that I am being asked in these relationships to be loving, pure and completely real. There is a kind of mirror of reflection in every relationship that is asking me to go deeper within myself and come from my own purity.
I’d like to say that this is because we are coming into the Aquarian Age; however it may be that I’m just going through life on a spiritual path. Anyone else out there experiencing this?
I have also noticed while on tour that there is a shift in consciousness with our audiences. A few years ago there was this huge energy or push from our audiences to make us rock stars. We were bombarded with people wanting to take pictures and get our autographs.
Just in this past year, I have noticed a kind of calming of that energy. I needed it too… because I was getting overwhelmed by the frenzy. On a subtle level I prayed that the energy would shift. I believe that the universe responded in an Aquarian kind of way. At various events that we attended recently, people seemed to really give us our space.
I initiated conversations with a few people and within the midst of conversation found out that they really love our music and what we are doing. In the manner of the communication I sensed a feeling from people that there is a realization that we all have God within us, working in different ways. There was a real and mature recognition of this concept. I believe that this is an Aquarian phenomenon.
Our Fragile Planet
Finally, I believe that the most powerful agent of change right now that is bringing us into Aquarian thinking is the environmental crisis that we are facing. We live on a very fragile planet that has become so because of our human practices. After all of my world travels I have come to recognize one thing: there is nothing more valuable to us as human beings than fresh air, good water, good soil, and healthy ecosystems.
People around the globe are recognizing this. However the vast majority of governments and large businesses are still not really recognizing this with their practices. As ministers of Sikh Dharma I believe that this crisis is an opportunity for us to apply all of our yogic and spiritual knowledge to serve people to make the necessary shifts for us as a humanity to become caretakers of the planet. The best way we can serve is through our example.
I pray that each of us finds inspiration to look at our personal lives and the practices of our own communities to find ways to serve. Guru Nanak gave us the inspiration in Japji: Pavan Guru, Paanee Pitaa, Maata Darat Mahat. Air is the Guru, Water the Father, and Earth the Mother.
May Guru Ram Das bless each of us to fully embrace the beautiful opportunity of the Age of Aquarius.
About the Author
SS Snatam Kaur Khalsa is an ordained Sikh Dharma Ministers. Snatam Kaur embodies the Sikh message of strength through inner serenity. She is an ambassador for 3HO (a United Nations affiliate), and is deeply committed to supporting the U.N.’s Peace Resolution through her ongoing Sacred Chant Tour. She brings music, yoga and meditation to the communities she visits, as well as to hospices, juvenile detention centers, and schools.