Lesson 18 - The Human Sensory System
An Introductory Course, Designed and Written by Guru Rattana, Ph.D.
The development of the human sensory system was a recurring theme in some of Yogi Bhajan's later lectures. I have compiled a summary of this material and have also included one of the meditations he taught and an edited version of his lecture from August 1, 2000. This material formed an important point of reference for the transition from the Piscean to the Aquarian Age.
Our personal relationship with our own energy is a vitally important aspect of our sensory system. In fact, the cultivation of our sensitivity to energy, in the many ways that this manifests, is the basis of our path to conscious awareness. You will notice this theme played out in many different ways in these lessons and continues to do so in my Guru Rattana Blog.
As you identify the themes that resonate with you, use them to establish an energetic relationship with yourself. As you do so, you will actively embody the new energies of the Aquarian Age. These are revolutionary times. It is my prayer that you enjoy the power, potential and the positive heart-centered energy that are available to all of those who choose to tune in and turn on with gratitude and grace.
The Human Sensory System
The human sensory system is our greatest asset in the new Aquarian Age. We can cultivate our sensory system by consciously connecting to our breath, strengthening our nervous system, activating our glandular system, balancing our emotional energies and channeling our mental energy to intuitive awareness. As we cultivate a subtle sensitivity to our being, we will experience a sense of completeness within ourselves that will give us great satisfaction. We will sense our own divinity. We will sense, "This is me." We will have the capacity to feel calm, contained, content and straight. We will no longer feel the need to be validated from outside because energetically we will validate ourselves by going deep inside our own being.
Destiny and Attraction Mode
As we establish a sense of our own identity, our destiny will be revealed to us. Everyone has a special destiny. What we came here to do will become clear. It is our job to deliver it in a meditative way. As we achieve a sense of completeness and balance within ourselves, the energy that we once used to try to compensate from our perceived limitations and to get validation from outside will be available to attract what we need to make our unique contribution to the world.
The era of go-get-it is over. The age of attraction has arrived. The attraction mode provides a new relationship with the Divine. God is no longer to be perceived as a force outside ourselves. As we experience our unity with universal energies, we come to understand that we are the co-creators and that we co-create through our consciousness and our vibration. The Divine is no longer a worshiping God but a God working for us. We experience this new relationship through our sensory system. Through our sensitivity, we can connect with universal energies. We experience that God works though his creations (us!). We learn to vibrate what we need so that it can manifest. If we are calm, what we need will come to us. If we have clear intentions, the God in us will answer our prayers.
The Shift is Here
Yogi Bhajan stated that the sensory system of all human beings on the planet was developing automatically between February and April 2001. By April 2001 our intuitive knowing was opening up without any effort, whether we wanted it to or not. The problem was that many people were not culturally or emotionally prepared for this shift in awareness, the ability to tell if someone was manipulating us and to know when someone was lying and what they were thinking. This shift in awareness caused a great deal of insecurity and mental and emotional disturbance. In this new paradigm it is no longer possible to survive though manipulation and control. Intuitive knowledge of the truth impacts on personal relationships and on the economic and political system.
On an individual level, people who are not disciplined are unable to handle the intense energy and its implications. Yogi Bhajan foresaw that during the transition years "We will find people getting empty, more perturbed, not able to bear enough, not having much tolerance, and very argumentative." Instead of channeling the energy to manifest, people would use the pressure as an excuse to get drunk, to take drugs or to compensate through other outside stimulation. Those unable to hold the energy in their own bodies would experience hopelessness and despair. Those with ability to incorporate the higher frequencies would get high off of the energy and experience bliss. They would know that this was one of the best times to be alive. They would enjoy themselves in the moment and have a genuine experience of love and joy. They would make the transition from the Piscean Age of "I believe therefore I know" to the Aquarian Age of "I experience, therefore I know."
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How can we Develop our Sensory System?
Yogi Bhajan offered us the following touchstones:
- Be the prayer
- Allow and commit to deep cleansing
- Find your identity inside yourself
- Be very honest, open and straight with yourself
- Learn self-control
- Learn to contain your own energy
- Cultivate inner contentment
- If there is a choice, choose the positive
- Identify your destiny and serve
- Cultivate character, commitment, and grace
- Balance yourself, so you don't need to be compensated from outside
- Give up manipulation and control
- When you want something, get clear, ask, be calm and let it come
- Develop a meditative mind to wait and see what comes to you
- Develop a relationship with a working God that dwells and breathes within you
Meditation Taught by Yogi Bhajan February 20, 2001
Sit in easy pose, Bring the chin toward the chest, holding neck lock throughout the meditation.
Cross arms over the chest, left under right, hands under armpits, "like you used to pout when you were a child."
Make an 0 with the mouth.
Inhale through the mouth.
Exhale through the nose.
Long, deep, complete breathing.
Continue for 11 or 31 minutes.
During the last two minutes, sing in a beautiful voice RA MA DA SA SA SAY SO HUNG.
To end, inhale deeply, suspend the breath (hold the breath while relaxing the body), squeeze the entire body and stretch the spine. Exhale. Repeat 2 more times.
Comments by Yogi Bhajan
"There are two ways to go: either you plan or God plans for you. Either you do it or God does it for you."
"If you have no patience of your own Self, you have nothing. Your trouble lies when you find your anchor outside of you."
"There are three things in life, which are very important - your consciousness, your caliber and your character. Trouble is like waves - they hit you. But there's nothing wrong. Trouble comes to everyone. At that time, what should you do? You should go within your Self. Because minus you out of you, you are ugly."
"Real freedom is, 'Nothing belongs to me. It all belongs to you, Oh Lord.'"
(Obviously relate to this last statement as the Divine within.)
Edited Version of Yoga Bhajan's Lecture - Sensory System Shift from Piscean to Aquarian Age
Those who have achieved a certain sense of their own purity will be needed by the world at large in the next 12 years. People's minds are going to go empty. We are currently in the cusp of the Aquarian Age. We have already gone through 9 years. There are 12 years left to pass from the Piscean to the Aquarian Age.
The Piscean Age
During the Piscean Age sex and sensuality were a primary attraction. Beauty was defined as physical only. Sexuality was the orientation of relationships. People were in pursuit of each other. The dysfunctions in relationships went to the point of obnoxious duality. Perversion became prominent. This is why we find few true marriages.
The Piscean Age was the ugliest of ages. Women were exploited to the brink and debased with the "Don't call me, I'll call you." game. Human beings had no strength, no character, and no taste. Therefore, women gave birth to the most fearful, insecure men who prematurely ejaculated or didn't ejaculate at all. The sexual disorders produced the power of destruction. This is why men created the atomic bomb and fought the world wars. Our sexual habits have been so shallow that the Akashic records have not even recorded them. Sexual intimacy had no depth. Each orbit only intercrossed with the other. They did not merge.
Religion and Reality
Instead of offering people a means to experience reality, religions gave us ugly fanaticism. The ugliest thing that religion did was to teach people to find God outside themselves. The real essence of religion is to teach KARTA PURKH - that God works and breaths in us. Religions taught us that we are inferior. With these self-blinders, we were unable to experience ourselves as a complete unit. The only way to survive has been through the insanity of the ego and the rational reference of "I know nothing." The synchronized person has become squeezed to the point of just physical existence. There are 6 billion ugly ducklings on the planet today. Six billion lost souls with no quantity, no character, and no commitment. We are yo-yos, wrapped up in lies espousing things that are not true. We do ugly things. Each individual tries to surround him or herself with power by building houses and acquiring money. In the end it is just a termite heap.
The shallow character of man is demonstrated by his ego, which is slanted like a snake that throws poison out at you. We never see a person talk about how much satisfaction, containment, commitment, character and realization he or she has. Our minds are focused on competition, who fucks who, how naked we are. When the human race starts making open, obnoxious mockery of themselves, nothing is sacred anymore.
The Aquarian Age
In the Aquarian Age the main need is for knowledge and for creative legacy. People are looking for fulfillment of Self through purity, piety, individuality and reality. People don't want to practice duality anymore. Sexual pursuits will not be the main attraction. The driving force is a new sense of the individual. People will develop a SENSORY SYSTEM where the individual will find himself complete.
Communication in the Aquarian Age will be humongous. Everyone will have every knowledge. The whole world will be at your disposal.
Physical intercourse itself will no longer give one a sense of satisfaction. Only our self-sensory system will give us satisfaction. We will develop this self-sensory system over the next 50 years. As we develop our personal sensory system, we will become straight and simple. We will experience beauty as internal, not external. Each individual will be able to reach out with such dignity, devotion and a lofty sense of self. The elevated beauty of the human character will be bewitching and so realized that any attempt by another person to manipulate another will not work.
Our goal is to build a foundation for the New Age. Only people of experience will be liked, respected, understood, and talked to in the Age of Aquarius. For the past 5000 years religion has taught you to redeem your soul. Religion is obsolete. YOUR SOUL IS ALREADY REDEEMED. What needs to be redeemed is your cheapness, not being true to your words, your shallowness, your commitment and your character.
Spirituality to most of the world is nothing but show business. No one is deeply sincere into the fact that they are factual. People don't believe they are real. It is a fact of life, a fact of existence that we are born in the image of God. This is it. HESHEIT is the totality of God. There is nothing more beautiful, more worthy, more conscious than you. It is a fact. The time has come for SELF-VALUE. It is time to be to be. I am. I am. We should not be searching for God. WE SHOULD BE GOD. We should not trust in God, we should dwell in God. We should open ourselves to the experience that God is coming through me. God is cleansing me. God is creating through me.
You have to become aware of how ugly we have made this earth and how beautiful it is supposed to be. We are not supposed to be enemies of God. We ARE God. Every grain of sand is God. We have to have our subtle body, our sophisticated self to see it. That is why in the last 33 years I (Yogi Bhajan) did not fit into your psyche and your reality. You are a collection of molecules living in a pranic body. So long as the psyche can't merge in you, you will have no awareness. The human is a combination of pranic body and psychic body. Creation in proportion makes you clean and clear. You stop searching and begin practicing. Your flow becomes vast as the universe and sometimes beyond the universe.
I don't want anybody because I want everybody. That is a difficult concept. You have authenticity. I want to be as it is. I go with the flow of the psyche of the universe as it takes me, as it moves me, as it desires me. When man lives like this he will stop cutting corners and come to real existence.
Greatness through Our Sensory System
The time is not too far away when anyone can be great, when we can't cheat each other. We can help each other. We can deal with each other as equals. Love of existence of our life, breathing reality and flow of psyche will give us a flow of self within self. Our sensory system will be developed and become our archangel protecting and glorifying us.
Those who hustle and hassle will die suffering. Your mind will direct you toward the right channels. Our future is now. The time has come to tap into your meditative mind and tune into what comes to you. Just don't be ugly by diversion. Don't create fantasies and imagine what is unreal. Our presence is our purity. Our projection will give us satisfaction and exalt us to nobility. We will master ourselves in our service, our character and our commitment. The most important thing we will have is our individual grace. Individual grace is the most wanted thing today. Our nobility is our projection. We will be gracious, kind and compassionate. These are our essential features.
Our creativity will be our sensory system. Through our sensory system, we will be over flowing with energy, touching and feeling the hearts of people, filling their cavities. We will act as great and our flow will fulfill the hearts of others. The gratefulness with be experienced in renewed relationships. We will create a new humanity. We will have a new sensory system and thus will establish the Age of Aquarius.
This summary of a lecture from August 1, 2000, is based firstly on a 1/2 hour long tape of the lecture, and secondly on the notes of a member of the audience - notes reread to and approved by Yogi Bhajan. Using his own words as much as possible, I have, in the interests of coherency, changed some of the order - i.e. everything about the Piscean Age is in the first section followed by everything about the Aquarian Age. I humbly offer it.
Meditation to Develop the Self-Sensory System
Point the Jupiter finger (forefinger) of the right hand straight up toward the sky with the thumb and other fingers closed in a fist with the right elbow bent and relaxed at the side. The left hand is placed flat over the heart center (center of the chest). Listen to the preceding lecture (recorded in your own voice).