One the biggest challenges we face in this modern time is separation.   It is leads to a type of sadness we call Cold Depression. The constant bombardment of information and stimulation, high stress levels, rapid change and the “go – go – go” mentality of our modern world, the Cold Depression is essentially an isolation from our own soul.

At the core of the Cold Depression is a deep sense of loneliness. When our own energy reserves are depleted, we try to find something outside of ourselves to get a rush. This type of seeking leads to numbness and an insensitivity to our own self. Such “coldness” fosters inner anger and isolation from our soul, when it almost feels like our soul has gone silent.

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We love Mirabai Ceiba’s version of “Waheguru Wahejio” from their new album “Sevati!”

We have found that the fastest way to break through the silence and reconnect with your soul is by chanting mantras. The mantra “Wahe Guru, Wahe Guru, Wahe Guru, Wahe Jio” is especially powerful for overcoming the Cold Depression. 

Meditation for Release of Cold Depression 

Posture: Sit in easy pose with a straight spine. Interlace your fingers so that the finger tips press into the cavities between the fingers on the back of each hand. The index fingers are straight up, pressed together along their length. Thumbs cross each other comfortably. Hands are held at chest level.

Focus: Eyes are open, focused at the tip of the nose.

Mantra: Chant Wahe Guru, Wahe Guru, Wahe Guru, Wahe Jio from your navel point, creating a mental focus in this way. At the sound of Wha focus at the navel point; Hey focus at the chest; Gu (as in “good”) – roo (as in “true”) focus at the lips. Follow the same sequence and rhythm for Wahe Jio (“ji” as in “gee;” “o” as in “go”).

Time: Continue for 3 minutes building up to 31 minutes.

To End: Inhale and hold. Listen to the sound of the mantra. Exhale. Inhale, hold and give back all the cold depression to God. Exhale. Inhale, hold, and feel the preciousness of life. Let it go through your exhalation. Relax.

Music to support your practice.

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Crimson Sadhana by Gurunam Singh.

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Sevati by Mirabai Ceiba.

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Meditations for Transformation: Merge & Flow by Snatam Kaur.

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