This Gratitude Monday I am grateful for my beloved teacher Siri Singh Sahib ji, Yogi Bhajan. We celebrated his birthday last week on August 26th with 2.5 hours of Long Ekongkaars at the Omega Retreat Center and participated in a global meditation with the worldwide 3HO community by chanting the mantra Guru Guru Wahe Guru Guru Ram Das Guru for 11 minutes.
Lately I am trying to eat more vegetables for my physical health and well being. I was reminded last night as I served myself some zucchini from the Omega dining hall of a time when I was 5 or 6. It was Khalsa Youth Camp at Ram Das Puri. Yogi Bhajan was coming to see us. We prepared a basket from the garden piled high with these beautiful zucchinis. One of the children delivered the basket to him. He reached for one of the zucchinis and took a huge bite of it which totally shocked me because it was raw. But then he proceeded to eat the whole thing right there. He once said to me years later as I sat with him over a plate of baby artichokes, “life is eating you up, isn’t I?”. I nodded my head in frustration. He took a small artichoke in his hand and leaned forward and looked into my eyes and said, ” then you eat up life!” In one bite much like he had eaten the zucchini he ate that artichoke, and smiled at me with a twinkle in his eyes.
This morning after my sadhana I listened to his words of affirmation called “Patience Pays.” I felt deeply blessed and would like to share this vibration with you. I invite you to take a moment to read these words and let them sink into your consciousness.
“Patience pays. Wait. Let the hand of God work for you. One who has created you let Him create all the environments, circumstances, and facilities & faculties.
Tu kaahay dolay praaniaa tudh rakhaygaa sirjanhaar | jin paidayas tu kiyaa soee kardaa saar
Oh individual, why you are in a very doubtful state? One who has made you will take care of you. One who has created this universe, all the planets, planetary faculties and facilities on Earth, He is the One who has created you. Wait, have patience, lean on him, and all best things will come to you.
Dwell in God. Dwell in God. Dwell in God. Befriend your soul. Dwell in God and befriend your soul. Dwell in God and befriend your soul. All the faculties and facilities of the Creation, which are in your best interest, shall be at your feet. You need million things; million things will reach you, if you are stable, established, firm, patient. Remember, Creator watches over you and Creation is ready to serve you, if you just…be you. So please take away the ghost of your life and stop chasing around. Consolidate. Concentrate. Be you. And may all the peace & peaceful environments, prosperity approach you forever. Sat Nam.”
You can hear Yogi Bhajan’s voice actually saying this affirmation from this You Tube video:
You can download this affirmation for your meditation practice at www.spiritvoyage.com under the title Patience Pays by Yogi Bhajan.