by SS Dr. Harijot Singh Khalsa, Espanola NM
Guru Arjan healed people through the heart center. He worked with love and kindness. His shabads are universally powerful affirmations, regardless of one’s belief system. As a Sikh, I am especially a devotee of Guru Nanak. He was a prophet and a messenger of how to connect with God. He brought people directly to God.
He used chanting and meditation to open the heart and taught people how to see the humanity in all. We are all children of God. He used the words “Sat Nam” or “My identity is Truth.” It doesn’t matter by what name we call God; what matters is the connection we make to that God-Consciousness in our Self and in all of humanity.
I see that more and more people are seeking the spiritual aspect of life. This summer I met with many of the Chinese students who came to Solstice. They come from an atheist country, yet they are hungry to find their spiritual path. I am impressed with their love for Kundalini Yoga.
In the early 1980s, the Siri Singh Sahib told me that because I reached a lot of people as a healer and through counseling them, it would be a protection for me to become a Minister. In recognition of the spiritual aspect of my work, I was given an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree when I was doing my studies in India on homeopathy and herbal healing.
Chinese medicine speaks of “Three Treasures”—Chi, Jing and Shen, which is the energy of God-Consciousness, nurturing the spirit. As a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, I practice Shen therapy to help people connect their spark of divinity with Divine. In my practice, I often use mudras and mantras or visual meditation.
Healing with Color
Color therapy is also a very powerful healing technology. Colors can be used for healing; their effect can be stimulating or depressing, depending on your state of Being. Your favorite color is likely to reflect your personality, but it may not provide the necessary balance for you.
Color therapy can be done simply by visualizing the color and breathing it into the body. Sit quietly for a few minutes, imagining the color in its purest state. Then repeat the affirmation several times, breathing deeply and visualizing the rays of color penetrating your body. You can use the following affirmations:
RED: The Red Ray is flowing through my bloodstream, filling me with energy.
ORANGE: The Orange Ray percolates through my glandular system, filling me with vitality and courage.
YELLOW: The Yellow Ray infuses my solar plexus with healing light and brings clarity and understanding to my mind.
GREEN: The Green Ray vibrates through my heart, bringing peace, harmony, and balance to my world.
BLUE: The Blue Ray is being absorbed by all tissues of my body as it cools, cleanses and purifies every cell.
VIOLET: The Violet Ray is flowing into my pineal gland, expanding my awareness and healing every aspect of my being.
In honoring Guru Arjan and healing, let us meditate through our heart center for prosperity, compassion, kindness and love and bring it to all people.
About the Author
SS Dr. Harijot Singh Khalsa is an ordained Sikh Dharma Minister. With over 50 years of experience, Dr. Khalsa has been at the forefront of the wellness movement, taking part in the beginnings of the Physical Therapy profession in the US, as well as spearheading the development of high quality massage education. Starting his decade-long studies in the early 1960s as a student of Chinese Medicine, he was one of the first Westerners to train with Chinese healers in the Orient. He has authored over 10 books and numerous articles in the field of natural health and healing, including the popular Swedish Massage Work Book, and has taught at a wide range of schools including universities throughout the United States.