Got this from Tej Kaur Khalsa last year 3/8/2006. Many people suffer from depression these days. It’s a sign of the times. Our fast paced world actually gives us a scattered feeling of emptiness. Things are moving so fast that our creations are shallow, lack depth, and so create a feeling of hopelessness. Cold depression is worse than regular depression because you feel depressed but you don’t understand why because things seem to be moving. The following mediation can help calm the mind, bring things into focus and relieve anxiety.
The worst thing happening right now is ‘cold depression.’ It is a state of mind in which you are depressed, but you are not aware of it. You want to destroy everything you touch, because you don’t feel anything responds to you. What we need in our society today is compassion. That gives the power to listen with strength and tolerance.
–Yogi Bhajan, 10/17/2000
MEDITATION FOR FIGHTING COLD DEPRESSION
Yogi Bhajan has told us that the years between now and 2012, when the Age of Aquarius has set in, will place many people in a state of confusion & emptiness, due to the change of the times. He let us know that many people will hit the stage of “Cold Depression” – becoming frozen and unable to move, do, engage. This ‘epidemic’ will increase as we near the dawning of the Aquarian Age.
This meditation will help you to find the pockets of internal conflict, open them up, and transform this stored energy into ecstasy & intuition.
Position: Sit with a straight spine. Interlace the hands in Venus lock in front of the chest, with the Jupiter fingers (index) pointed straight up.
(Venus lock means the hands are interlaced with the thumbs pressed into the opposite mounds on each side of the thumbs: For Men the right thumb is above the left; for women, the left thumb is above the right. )
Mantra: Wahe Guru, Wahe Guru, Wahe Guru, Wahe Jio. (This mantra is on all sadhana CD’s and the version by Sangeet Kaur was used during class.)
* On ‘Wah’ chant from the navel.
* On ‘Hey’ chant from the heart
* On ‘Guru/Jeeo’ chant from the lips.
Time: 11 minutes.
* Inhale deeply, hold, and concentrate on the sound at the navel, heart & lips. Exhale.
* Inhale a 2nd time, and hold, giving your cold depression to ‘Wahe Guru.’
* On the 3rd inhale, hold and give your life to God, and let it merge with the Universal Force.
Comments: “Take the curse off and place it around God’s neck. Free yourself. Purify yourself and be free.” –Yogi Bhajan
Wahe Guru: *Wahe basically means “Wow” or “Ecstacy.” It’s sort of an exclamation of the joy of existence. Guru means that force which brings one from darkness into light. Together it means basically: Wow! How awesome is that force that guides me to the light of my soul… or something like that.
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Jai Gopal31 Jan 2009
Yogi Bhajan said that Cold Depression is a state of mind wherein you are depressed, but you can’t figure out why. There doesn’t seem to be a cause for the depressed feelings. He said cold depression will result from the increasing amount of information that we as humans have to process in the information age (also known as The Aquarian Age.)
The mind receives thoughts from the universal mind (infinity), so it has an infinite capacity. But the mind is also limited and gives us our perceptions of reality. With the rapid increase of information in the information age, the mind becomes scattered by too much information and focusing becomes really difficult. Without focus, the things you create as your life become more fleeting and less substantial. The result is a lot of “multi-tasking” and doing lots of things that amount to no real progress. This causes a state wherein you’re depressed and you don’t know why– because you’re doing so much, but nothing is really satisfying or enriching. This is what Yogi Bhajan termed “Cold Depression”
aria31 Jan 2009
what is exactly “COLD depression”????
Looby25 Mar 2011
i am in a place where i can’t do. I feel as though i have gone mad
Jai Gopal25 Mar 2011
Sat Nam Sarah. Hang in there. A lot of people feel like you do. Do the meditation here, if you can. If that’s too much just sit and focus on your breath and breathe as deeply and slowly as you can, focusing completely on the breath no matter what the mind tells you. Just keep stretching the breath… a little more inhale and a little more exhale each time. Keep doing that slowly and increasing the time. Then if you can, get some physical exercise in the body– move around. Do some exercise that makes the body sweat. One of the symptoms of depression is a feeling of stagnation so you have to reach down deep inside to just breathe and then keep going. Don’t think about it… just breathe and exercise and keep up– after a while you can build some momentum, then seek out a practice that works for you– check out kundalini yoga classes in your area. Practicing in a group is very supportive. Our prayers are with you. Sat Nam.
Bhagwati18 Feb 2012
I also think that I am in a state of cold depression. And it make me afraid. I am parcticing Yoga..but still. Are there also recommandation from Yogi bhajan concerning food? Because I am a lot of times very hungry.
Jai Gopal18 Feb 2012
Yogi Bhajan taught quite a bit about food. I suggest you try and find a copy of “The Ancient Art of Self-Healing,” Which categorizes several teachings from his lectures regarding food as medicine and other natural healing techniques.
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