LISTENING TO THE VOICE OF YOUR SOUL
By Siri-Gian Kaur Khalsa, www.SoulAnswer.com INTUITION
AS THE FOUNDATION OF THE AQUARIAN AGE.
Over and over again, the Siri Singh Sahib told us how important our intuition is and that it will be so necessary
in this Aquarian Age. Now I am beginning to understand why. Evidently in this New Time,
our established cultural footings will be pulled out from under us or at least disrupted. Consequently,
the only true security that will support us will be given to us as guidance in the moment from the very Big Picture, which
is what we would call the Divine, God, Guru or Soul.
That intelligent Consciousness is what actually connects every action in this
huge Play, and if we follow it humbly and with great dedication, amazing connections happen for us—seemingly out of
nowhere. If we live in the ease and the flow of that very present guidance, “synchronicity”
occurs at every moment for our great benefit. I think of it as a most amazing Divine choreography among
us. And those who don’t use their intuition for whatever reason, it appears they will suffer greatly
in these coming times because they shut out their Divine dance partner leading them and “arranging their affairs.”
Now, this Guidance or Voice is not remote,
but completely present and available at every moment when we pay attention to it. It is never judgmental,
always forgiving and uplifting, cozy, absolutely loving, and ready to give the greatest guidance at every nano-second if we
just tune into it. This is the experience that hundreds of participants in my course “INTUITION TRAINING: The Art of
Soul Listening” have had.
And that is what Guru Nanak explains so eloquently over and over again in Japji Sahib.
He calls it “Suniai” or “Listening” in pauris 8 through 10. “Deeply
listening, sorrow and errors depart!” The Siri Singh Sahib asked us to do our sadhana and then stay
in meditative consciousness during the day. As he said, “Meditation is listening to God.”
This condition of intuitive “listening” to the Divine is what it means to “see the world through
the Guru’s eyes.”INTUITION IS…
That “telephone call” with your
most essential Self, your Divine Beloved is what we call intuition. You can rely on it at every second
because It infallibly gives you Truth, even in finding your car keys, and has your very best interest at heart—from
lifetimes unto your Infinite Conscious Union with It! The Siri Singh Sahib said that everyone has intuition,
which is the ability to consciously and very personally interact with the Divine. However, only a few have
psychic ability, which is the ability to see, hear or sense our everyday world on the subtle levels. Please
be forewarned that psychics don’t necessarily interact directly with the Divine as you do with intuition.
And intuition is not channeling, which the Siri Singh Sahib said is actually accessing a different aspect of yourself.
Edgar Cayce reported the same of his own channeling work.
I find that you get the most clear communication with your Divine through your intuition after you
have earnestly done your meditation. The manual “Praana, Praanee, Praanayam” is full of meditative methods to clear and strengthen your intuition. And I love the great standard
Kirtan Kriya (see link at the end of this article) to solidly establish that connection. Also, the
13th pauri of Japji Sahib "gives you occult knowledge of Infinity. It brings deep intuition." (From Psyche of the Soul by Bibiji.
Click here to see that.) As the Siri Singh Sahib always said, "The Unknown is known to me." Because
all of our Kundalini Yoga kriyas, mantras and meditations clear our access to our intuition, plus power up our subtle mechanism
to receive intuition, the Siri Singh Sahib called KY the "Yoga of Awareness."HOW TO ACCESS AND VERIFY INTUITION
Now the big questions on intuition are:
Move Over to the Soul Space
- How do you access that perfect
can you tell the difference between your intuition and your ego?
The answer to the first question is what
you learn in your first few minutes of any Kundalini Yoga class. You sit straight, you breathe long and
deep, and you focus through your third eye. Then it is so important to relax, to come into ease, to flow,
and to be neutral—not numb or dumb. This is essential.
being uptight or judgmental and so on actually block your intuition, so it is important to have cleared that with meditation
first. Breathe deeply to relax completely into your Soul at your third eye. This moves
you over to a different state of being or consciousness. You can feel the shift. It
is often compared to the state of Sat Nam Rasayan. It is pure openness, Light, fully neutral yet profoundly
settled and grounded. It can be called the “Soul Space.” The Siri Singh
Sahib often admonished us to just give up our long standing problems on the spot, and we just looked at him with blank faces
in disbelief. This moving over to your Soul Space is how you do that! In this space,
your problems can melt if you let them and then your response is likely to be “What problems?”
Actually Experience the Divine Consciousness
Then if you
ask your Soul, “Are you there?” you may be surprised by the answer. Everyone has a different
answer—some funny, some matter of fact, some sublime, and some have no words—just a Presence. But
they all point to the same Source that flows as the most unique You.
Next, please sense how you feel. For instance, you may subtly feel energy moving,
or expansion, or as though you are truly “Home,” or feel like yourself in the most profound sense, or just feel
fine, and so on. Note that each time you tune in, you may feel a bit different, but the point is that you
KNOW you are in contact with your Divine. Then you may either ask a question of your Soul, or just ask
It to talk to you.
Now you get your
Soul’s communication through your “human sensory system”—that is through any and all of your senses,
but on the very subtle level. You may “hear” an answer in your mind. It
is not an actual sound, but kind of like remembering what someone said, although Soul usually surprises you with answers that
you could never have thought up. You may sense your Divine Beloved’s communication as feeling, movement,
seeing, knowing, even tasting or smelling, or deeply knowing, or perhaps even hearing or seeing something in your “everyday
life” that just seems to jump out at you, and more. Remember, not everyone “hears,” but
everyone senses intuition in their own special way. This is not a thought process in which you figure something
out. However you can use intuition in the back and forth of the negative/positive mind interchange to develop
new vistas for you. Intuition springs from the neutral mind.
Once you get used to knowing when you are tapped into your Divine Beloved,
you can shorten your access method. That is, do long deep breath to become still and neutral. Then become
receptive by listening, knowing, seeing, feeling, etc. What a great habit!
Some people say that they get their intuition in the feelings
in their heart, which can be true. But be very clear whether that feedback is based on your desires, your
broken heart, etc., or in your true intuition. That is why I find that the third eye is the best place
to first get grounded in your Conscious communication.Discerning the
Voice of Your Intuition As Opposed to Ego
I understand that the Siri Singh Sahib said that the solution to question #2—that is discerning whether the
answer you got is actually from your Soul or from your ego is to put the (energy of your) answer that you originally got at
your third eye, and then meditatively project third eye energy through that answer.
If that original idea, vision, words, etc. disappear,
or you get distracted, or it stays stagnant, just let it go as more of your mind’s play. But if when
you project through your third eye into that idea, vision or words, you begin to get more words, the vision turns to a movie,
you feel the expansion of it, or you feel the affirmation of that Truth in your body, then please do trust it and follow it.
One caution: if that “voice” becomes haunting, nasty, controlling, blaming, hurtful, disrespectful, won’t
let you alone, and so on, you can be sure that you are not listening to your Soul. Your Soul usually generates
a feeling of soft, totally reliable power. It may become softly forceful if It really, really needs you
to listen at that moment for your own good.More Parties on Your Intuition
if you find that the Siri Singh Sahib, Guru Ram Das or other Gurus or saints begin communicating with you, just be grateful
and listen. Remember, this intuition phone line extends to them as well. You can really
develop the habit of listening to the Siri Singh Sahib by gazing at his very special Tratakam picture. See
the end of this article for more information on Tratakam. TRUSTING WHAT YOU HEAR
That brings us to pauris 12 through 15 of Japji Sahib, which are about being faithful to, or trusting what you actually
do hear-- “Mannai.” “By trusting what you hear when you listen, the Truth of your own
inner Consciousness will saturate your psyche with wisdom and deep understanding.”
But yikes! Here’s the challenge.
Having the courage to carry out what the Divine tells you to do, whether it makes sense to you or not, whether you
are guided to follow the cultural “good thing” or not, and whether or not you have the whole picture and understand
the outcome before you actually follow Soul’s guidance is where trust and courage come in.
What I have found with long-time meditators
often is that they hear the voice of their Divine, but mistake it for their ego—especially when they are told about
their huge Destiny, or when It is giving information that continues to explore and expand what is currently understood in
the teachings, rather than having the courage to delve deeper according to their great Teacher, Guru’s very REAL direction.
Again it takes genuine courage to be WHO you are, and not simply be what others or habit expect you to
be. The Siri Singh Sahib demonstrated that courage consistently. So, experiment with
what you are given. WHAT IT’S LIKE
TO LIVE FROM YOUR INTUITION
Intuition often gives you baby steps that are kind of like clues on a treasure hunt. You have
to do one small task before you will be given the next clue. It may make no sense in the moment, but you
just have to follow it. Then when you look back on the whole seemingly jagged course, you get it!
Or your great and cozy Friend may give you the outline of your whole Destiny, but it may be so huge and daunting that
you don’t know where to begin. But never have I seen Soul outline a whole plan in a way that mind
totally understands from the outset. That’s why the spiritual path is called a Journey not a destination!
Just humbly follow with courage and relaxing
breath, step by step in big things and in little bitty, everyday things. For instance, you can ask your
best Friend what to wear today, what to have for this meal, how to move out of a snarl, how to be prosperous, or what your
life’s course should be—anything! And when you don’t happen to follow Soul’s direction,
It doesn’t get mad or chalk up marks against you for turning away. Rather It patiently recedes into
the background, patiently waiting for the time you finally take advantage of Its impeccable, simple wisdom.
When we don’t listen to our intimate Divine, we get slapped
around a lot by the chaos that ensues in our everyday life. When we do live by the course It gives us,
our internal difficulties subside regardless of what is happening out there. And the most amazing thing
is that so often when we listen and follow, we are often led to the most delightful material and emotional satisfaction.
We are actually taken care of. Who knew?
When you honestly live in this Conscious Intelligent “Space,” you find that all of that
esoteric material of the ancients, the teachings of the Siri Singh Sahib and the Siri Guru Granth Sahib make perfect sense
to you because you have the experience that they are describing. Rank amateurs at this Soul Listening come
up with incredible, classic wisdom that they may never have heard before, but which is generally regarded as deep and sacred
knowledge. It is quite amazing!STAY “PURE”!
Be very sure that you do not try to use your
intuition for your selfish gain. Soul just won’t give it to you, but you end up being misled by your
ego, mistaking it as Soul. And definitely don’t try to sneak behind the scenes to get the goods
on someone, which is an indication that you are based in your ego’s self-righteousness, greed or insecurity.
With that, you just rack up terrific karmas that may have to be remediated in a painful way. So,
what’s the point?
the contrary, this is literally where you give your head. That is you let your ego relax into gratefully
serving Soul rather than taking charge of the whole shebang; although mind can have lots of conversations and clarifications
with the Divine Teacher—the Guru, as is its privilege. And obviously ego’s attempt at hijacking
credit for this great wisdom is called Spiritual Ego, in which ego craves to be adored by other egos, rather than relaxing
and humbling allowing Soul to purely love and adore it—the very most fulfilling and life healing experience there could
ever be. DON’T KILL YOUR EGO, CLEAR
So, pure humility
to Soul and being fully present with It is how we move towards true partnership between our Soul—the Groom, and our
ego or “everyday self”—the Soul Bride. We do not try to kill our ego, which is actually
the conscious mechanism that allows us to participate fully here in this Earth environment and to serve the most cozy Infinite
here and now. What we are looking for is for ego to relax and let Soul become the senior partner in a most
remarkable and satisfying relationship! This is actually the path to Yoga or Union, which is moving out
of the chaos of duality or separation. Then finally, when Soul is ready, It subsumes ego into unbounded
recognition, or Self Realization of its full conscious Union with, and as the All in All. That is pure
Soul will often lead
us into situations where we are given the great opportunity to love, forgive and let go of our own tightness.
That way our own psyche and relationships can be healed. So, this Infinite guidance may not give
us what we desperately think we need to cover our insecurities. Soul may move us into situations that are
frightening to us, simply because we need to heal that part of our subconscious to free ourself a bit more on our way to full
Union with your Beloved.
My favorite mantra to hold me steady and move through those overpowering fears is Gobinday, Mukunday, Udaray, Aparay, Hariang, Kariang, Nirnamay, Akamay. I lash myself to the proverbial mast with
that mantra until my emotional storm subsides—no matter how long it takes. In this way, yet another
destructive energetic layer is cleared from my being and my life becomes easier, lighter and more prosperous.
But if you consistently
relax into your Divine, no matter what, you will experience such ease, such kindness, creativity, support and love for you
from your precious Source no matter what you see happening in your “everyday world.” This Light-filled
experience is called Cherdi Kala, or uprising spirit. Spontaneously expressing your Divine through the
projection of your cleared ego is living as your very real, most authentic self. What fun!
What pure pleasure! So, do your best to trust Soul’s guidance at every moment for the fun
Living fully from your intuition
is truly an Adventure of the Soul. It is the very most intimate relationship you could have, and it is
the path to Union, true Yoga! Really have fun with your Divine. That’s what it’s
Lots of Love,
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