Prosperity – How do YOU define it?

A bit of a personal note here: I’ll admit that in recent years, and specifically right around the end of one calendar year and the beginning of another, I have been rather preoccupied with a sense of insecurity, specifically regarding the New Year and what it holds for me; especially regarding Radiance M-bodied Yoga, my part-time but full-hearted Yoga business. The following questions begin to play like a broken record in my mind: “What if no one shows up for the class?” or “What if I put all of this energy into designing a program and it bombs?”

Given that this is likely my Negative Mind piping up, wishing to protect me from the potential of what could go wrong, I’ve learned that one of the best ways to silence, or at least quiet the “What if’s?” is to practice Prosperity Meditations. And it just so happens, that in this incredible practice of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan® there are several!  There are so many, that this year I have decided to take the entire month of January to focus on the concept of Prosperity in order to “share/spread the wealth” as it were.

In fact, Yogi Bhajan had a good deal to say about the concept of prosperity. Prior to my beginning my studies in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan®, if I were to be asked to define the term “prosperity”, I would have likely limited my definition to a reflection of being financially well off. In my continued studies of the technology of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan®, this definition has broadened dramatically. Below are some of Yogi-ji’s better known quotes on prosperity which resonate with me.

“Prosperity doesn’t mean that you will have wealth, health and happiness. The best way to explain prosperity is to say it is like a rosebud when it flowers and opens up, and shares its fragrance. That’s the moment, which lasts a few days, when a rose flower is prosperous. When a man or woman is prosperous, it is the fragrance of security, grace, depth, character and truthfulness that a person can share. Like a candle emits light, a human emits prosperity.” – Yogi Bhajan, Success and the Spirit: An Aquarian Path to Abundance

“The Three Laws of Prosperity:

Be kind to everyone.

Speak not ill of others.

Speak not ill of yourself.”  Yogi Bhajan, Aquarian Times, Autumn 2001

And finally, as someone who struggles with “control freak” characteristics, the below quotation is one I feel could be taped to my mirror, especially at this time of year:

“It doesn’t matter what you have or what you don’t have; it matters only how easily you can let go.”  Yogi Bhajan, Aquarian Times, Autumn 2001

So how do YOU define prosperity? In the month of January, you are welcome to join me during the Monday, Wednesday, or Saturday classes to learn more about how the science of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan® can be incorporated into your life to learn to more readily live with a greater sense of abundance and gratitude in your daily life. See the class schedule for times.

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