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.