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Yogic Living: From Isolation to Connection & Community

“Sometimes each person's load can only be taken collectively. Collectively we can pull the weight. We have a collective strength in us, hand in hand, in friendship, in the love, and in the affection. Do not keep things to yourself and say, ‘I cannot.’ There is nothing you cannot do.”
-Yogi Bhajan, 10/5/01

Isolation can be by choice or by circumstance. If you are the only Kundalini Yogi in your town or state or country, you can feel isolated from your spiritual community. The good news is that through the mindful use of social media, you can be connected and feel part of a family of like-minded souls. And attending the occasional Solstice, White Tantric Yoga® course, or other yogic event builds connection and community even if you are the only Kundalini yogi in your area.

Some may choose isolation from social interactions even while living in an inspiring spiritual community. But humans are hardwired to interact with others. When we are socially isolated, we lack emotional support, friendship, and a sense of belonging and connection. And all kinds of opportunities may pass us by because we aren’t reaching out.

“By isolation, you block all the opportunities, all the wealth, all the happiness and everything which should come to you and belong to you. You put your shields up and nothing can enter. If you are open, wide, honest, giving, receiving, smiling, and kind, even God can walk into you. 
-Yogi Bhajan 7/19/94

 

Wisdom from the Master

Quotes on Isolation & Connection

Lectures

   We Cannot Live with our Isolation

   The Hunger of the Soul

   The Power of Group Sadhana

   Turning Loneliness to Oneness

   One Human Family

   Spiritual Awakening through Group Consciousness

   Inspiration from Group Consciousness

   The One is All There Is

   Love is the Totality of the Self

   Come Out from the Cocoon of Your Habits 

 

Kundalini Yoga Technology

The Divine Shield Meditation for Protection and Positivity
This meditation will eliminate the feeling of loneliness and separation from your soul. 

Ang Sang Wahe Guru
With this mantra, we experience that we are not alone. We feel the Divine Presence removing our fears and loneliness.

Group Solidarity Meditation
Practice this meditation to bring your group together into an energy of unity and oneness.

Meditation on Everyone as a Flow of Life
Join ‘I am’ and ‘we’ and ‘us’―join and flow―self-realized, united, with the realization that you are part of Infinity. 

Meditation for Elevation, Connection, and Joy
This mantra fills every cell with light and love. Individual consciousness merges with the Universal Consciousness. We experience that we are not alone.

Kriya to Communicate and Create Companionship
Create companionship with communication. Learn that life is a communicative companionship.

Meditation for Spiritual Stamina
“Sometimes each person's load can only be taken collectively.” 

Meditation for Increased Energy and Working in Groups—The 4/4 Breath
This meditation can bring you the energy to participate fully and work with energy. 

Meditation for an Invincible Spirit
In the face of any great change, we confront three destructive impulses: to be alone and withdrawn, to deny or fantasize about the future, and to live with greed or scarcity instead of prosperity. This mantra counters these three tendencies and instills the mind with courage and caliber.

 

From Our Bloggers

Expanding the Light One Connection at a Time  by Amy Carpenter

An Offering for Connection and Community by Lynn Roulo

A Kundalini World Traveler Always Finds a Tribe by Sarah Calvert

Connecting the Dots with Vibration by Deg Ajeet Kaur (Janet Howard)

The Blessings of Community by Narinder Bazen Khalsa

A Community of One: Facing my Fears of Being Alone by Catalyst Yogi

Overcoming Cold Depression by Shanti Shanti Kaur

The Most Divine Gesture: Sharing the Power of Prana by Narinder Bazen Khalsa

Come Out of Hiding for the Aquarian Age by Catalyst Yogi

The Myth of Individual Survival by Ek Ong Kaar Kaur

The Longing to Belong by Darshan Kaur

Space Fever: When the Mind Runs Wild by Catalyst Yogi

Connection through Sadhana by Nirbho Atma Kaur (Melissa Baker)

The Song of Seva by Nadh Singh