Thursday, October 18, 2018

HARMONIUM TUTORIAL: "Wahe Jio" || 4 Easy Steps

Sat Nam,


If you are interested in playing harmonium for yourself, I have another great video for you!

This one outlines how to play "Wahe Jio" from my album THE COSMIC GIFT.

It's just 2 simple chords, and I give you one fingering variation.

This truly is the place to start if you want to begin a harmoniun practice! The only thing easier than this piece is playing a drone!

Joyfully,
Sirgun Kaur



Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Reclaim Your Happiness || REALIZE How Powerful You Are

Sat Nam,

This video is all about the journey from a low point to getting higher and higher and higher... in the yogic sense ;-)  
I share my philosophy on happiness and what it takes to maintain it. In a word: FOCUS. 



Joyfully,
Sirgun Kaur

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Charm the Shadows - Available Now


Sat Nam,


You know those projects you've been working on for over 7 years? They keep taking the back seat to more pressing projects...

Yes, those ones.

I have just completed something that I have been working on for over 7 years!

It's my first book of spiritual poetry, called CHARM THE SHADOWS. I'm an author!

It is a collection of my favorite poems that I've written since 2011. They chronicle my spiritual journey, motherhood, overcoming fears, breaking through old belief patterns.

It is available now as an e-book.

I am so excited to share this with you.

Joyfully,
Sirgun Kaur

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

What You Eat Doesn't Matter! (HOW You It Eat Does Though!)

Greetings!

When I was growing up in France, people would say "bon appetit" before eating their meal. Then they would plunge their fork and knife into their thoughtfully prepared food, and talk about everything under the sun.

When I moved back to the United States, I noticed people not only found less enjoyment around eating, but they spent nearly the whole meal discussing what was wrong with it!

I became convinced that there was a perfect diet out here and I had to find it.

That is how I came to eat a raw vegan diet for nearly three years of my life. I've also been lacto-ovo vegetarian, lacto-vegetarian, fruitarian, omnivorous, gluten-free, dairy-free, whole foods vegan, macrobiotic...

You name it. I've probably tried it!

When I discovered the teachings of Abraham-Hicks I was reminded about the law of attraction and why it doesn't matter WHAT we eat!

WAIT, did she really just say that?

More and more we hearing that food is the answer to pretty much everything health-related. All the food documentaries are telling us to stop eating added sugar, or stop eating processed fats, or carbs, or animal products, or or or...

You've probably noticed that there is so much "information" out there about food, that mealtime has turned into a very high-stress situation.

After all, there all almost no foods that everyone can agree on. Someone, somewhere, is calling almost every food out there "POISON."

Also, if you've sat down to a meal with another human being lately, you may notice (as I did) the negative self-talk people have around their food:
"Oh I shouldn't be eating this."
"I'm going to pay for this donut later." 
"I really shouldn't be eating this many carbs."
"I hope there's no dairy in this..."
I mean, if you find a dining partner who has only positive things to say about what they are eating, consider asking them out more often. They are a rare find indeed!

Because... how we FEEL about the food we eat is what matters. Not the food itself. 

Quantum physics has known for a while that it is our perception (which is shaped by our beliefs) that determines our biology. Our thoughts are responsible for our health.

Can you imagine what you are thinking when you are condemning the food you are chewing in that moment? What sort of effect do you think that negativity has on your digestion?

Do you see how it is backwards to look to FOOD to create health for us?

Not convinced? 

Watch me explain my rather controversial position on nutrition... you may find A LOT of relief in it.



So please remember to enjoy the food you are eating, and eat things that you enjoy.

Bon appetit (truly)!


Joyfully,
Sirgun Kaur


P.S. Here's a nice confirming quote by Yogi Bhajan: "It is not food that matters. It is the spirit behind the food, which matters. Offering a flower to a teacher is nothing. There are so many flowers but the spirit of that offering will let him stay for years with that fragrance. What you call as God is vibration. Prepare the food for your children in love. Make them to eat that. See how beautifully they grow."

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

NEW VIDEO: Steady as Stone LIVE at Bhakti Fest 2018

Sat Nam Friends,


I have some more awesome footage from Bhakti Fest to share with y'all. This one begins with a sweet sweet UKULELE SOLO! Yes, that's what I said. I honestly could not believe what an an amazing line-up of musicians I got for this festival. Chad Wilkins plays ukulele like no one I have ever heard.

This song is a trio of English mantras. Words that are meant to reprogram your brain to make you know your excellence and strength.

I hope we can effectively "brain wash" you. :-)



Joyfully,
Sirgun Kaur

Monday, October 8, 2018

Thank You Awaken Center for Human Evolution for Sharing My Story

Sat Nam,


This is exciting! I was asked to contribute an article on the HEALING POWER OF MUSIC for Awaken Center of Human Evolution's Blog!

Here I tell the story of how I came to meet the producers of Bhakti Fest, how I was asked to sing response vocals for C.C. White (still so grateful!), and how I came to be in the right place at the right time--again and again and again. Thank you Awaken: Center for Human Evolution for publishing this blog article!

Read it here.

Joyfully,
Sirgun

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Stop Beating Yourself Up for Your Negativity || Can You Love that Too?

Sat Naam,



This video is the result of a "downturn" my mood took a few days ago. I realized something profound as a result of it that I felt was very much worth sharing. 

I call it "STOP BEATING YOURSELF UP FOR YOUR NEGATIVITY || CAN YOU LOVE THAT TOO?"

My prayer is that we can all be a little easier on ourselves. Let our emotions be there and not add insult to injury by judging them so much.


Joyfully (truly),
Sirgun Kaur

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Why Sympathy SUCKS

Greetings Friend,

Today I want to talk you about something that has been on mind a lot these days: sympathy. As a culture, we seem to applaud those who feel the pain of others, worry for them, struggle with them, as A GOOD THING.

This video is about why you cannot help someone by feeling awful with them. That's not how vibration works.

COMPASSION means we see someone beyond judgement. We can be helpful because we KNOW someone's wholeness. We know that someone is capable of finding their inner support system. And we hold true to the KNOWING that all is always well--no matter what it looks like. No matter what.

Check out my video, which explains way more about this... And how you can be a helpful influence in someone's life.

Don't SUCK :-)



Joyfully,
Sirgun Kaur

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo

Greetings,

I'm excited to share a little more footage from my Sacred Chant Concert at Bhakti Fest's 10th Anniversary. 

This one is of a mantra that many of you will know very well: "Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo." 

The translation I give in the video is the best one I've given so far. 

Ong = I focus my consciousness
Namo = I acknowledge, I bow
Guru Dev = the divine teacher within

So all together, it translates to something like: 
I now focus all of my awareness on the divine teacher within. I acknowledge this transformative energy that already exists within me. I bow to that POTENTIAL.


Within each living being (including every living cell) there is an innate intelligence. So often we ask other people to substitute that intelligence for us. This is called "seeking advice."

Quantum Physics tells us that our Universe is a hologram. We are all holograms. This means that the ENTIRE body of intelligence that is our Universe exists in exactly the same form in every single living thing on this planet. 

The degree to which we are "enlightened" is the degree to which we put ourselves in a place of allowing that intelligence to flow through us... as us. 

As you chant this mantra, make sure the ONG sound resounds through your forehead and nasal cavities. It will activate the frontal lobe, which is associated with learning, and our personality. Vibrate that area with awareness and you will make yourself available to all the intelligence that is already within you.


JOYfully,
Sirgun Kaur


P.S. If you enjoy this video, please SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube Channel for more videos like this, as well as little educational videos on mantras and technologies for greater awareness. Thank you in advance!

Sunday, September 30, 2018

WAHEGURU: Mantra for Transformation

Greetings,

photo by Jake J. Thomas
In this video I explain the Kundalini Yoga and Sikh mantra "Waheguru."

This mantra is an expression appreciation and awe of the TRANSFORMATION that occurs when we step from our questions into our solutions.

I break the word down into four parts - WA, HE, GU, and RU, since each of these sounds has its own very rich meaning.

WA - an expression of wonderment
HE - in this moment
GU - darkness
RU - light

Put them together and you get a most powerful all-purpose mantra.



Joyfully,
Sirgun Kaur

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

What is a Mantra? || Finding Harmonic Resonance with Your SELF

Sat Naam,

In my newest video I give my personal take on what a mantra is and what a mantra does.

People sometimes ask me what the difference is between a mantra and an affirmation. To me, a mantra can be in any language. The distinction between mantra and affirmation is the thought process behind it.

--Take the meaning of mantra: to entrain/tune the mind.

--Take the meaning of affirmation - the action of affirming something.

Our Universe is not taking order through our words. Our Universe speaks the language of FEELING. When our mind is "in tune" with the greater part of our self (=yoga), we feel REALLY GOOD. The Universe responds in a way that will also feel good.

Many people use affirmations as a mantra... a combination of good-feeling words repeated over and over again until the mind is taken away from petty circumstances, and in-tune with greater purpose.

So if you are repeating "Ong So Hung" again and again and it sends you into bliss, that is what I would call effective use of a mantra.

If you are repeating "I am love" over and over again, and it sends you into bliss, that is also an effective use of mantra.

On the other hand, if you are staring at a disappointing bank statement, affirming angrily to yourself "I am rich. I am rich." That is not effective use of a mantra. You cannot mask your feelings with empty words.

The Universe FEELS you.

You feel me?

So say things that are easy to BELIEVE. 

That is one of the reasons it is easier for most people to use a mantra in another language.

Watch the video for more mantra talk:



Joyfully,
Sirgun

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