“The time has come. You have to be you. Neither very haughty nor second hand fashion. Be a beautiful, bountiful and blissful human. Nobody can create you. God created you in His own image. Don’t create your own images. There is just one image of you – as you being the being of God. It’s very human and that is what the Age of Aquarius is all about. It will be an age of humans and peace, love and service and we shall all be relatives. The small wars and fights will go. Humanity will prevail again. As the Berlin wall fell, other walls will fall. We will all be united under One God. One Spirit. One Self.”
– Yogi Bhajan, from Success and the Spirit: An Aquarian Path to Abundance
One of Yogi Bhajan’s most famous quotes is: “If you can’t see God in all, you can’t see God at all.” Sometimes, we try to see the Divine in others. But the simple truth is that it’s very difficult to see God in all until you’ve honestly taken the time to see the Divine in yourself, first.
What does it mean that we are created in the image of God? The Divine Light, conscious and omnipresent, took a spark of Itself and placed that spark inside the human form. Every human body and every human mind is meant to project that Divine Light in time and space.
When we don’t see the Divine in ourselves, then we see a lot of other things, instead. Each of us has our own laundry list of faults and disappointments that we use to beat ourselves up with: what’s wrong with us or what wrongs we have done. Yet, it’s rare that we recall our virtues, our blessings, and our positive characteristics. We’ve been so trained to see the worst, we have a difficult time seeing the best. But to find the Divine within ourselves is to find the BEST of the best. And to represent that in every breath is the privilege and blessing of the human life.
How can we find that Divine spark within? It comes through sadhana, through a daily spiritual practice. The first Sikh Master, Guru Nanak, said it clearly in his writings – in Japji Sahib. Amrit vaylaa sach naao, vadiaaee veechar. In the Amrit Veyla, the hours before sunrise, your true identity becomes clear to yourself. And you can understand that greatness. Through your practice, by developing your sensitivity, you can identify that Light within: what Its qualities are. What Its purpose is. The natural, joyful flow of life that It is here to create.
This is the Age of Aquarius. When each person identifies the Divine within themselves first. And then, from a sense of nobility, grace, expansiveness and love, reaches out to build relationships with others. Not to worship God or to find God. But to be the being of God.
Our limited concepts limit us. Infinity is part of being human. And the human is part of Infinity. To connect with the Infinite in the finite brings peace, kindness and prosperity not only to ourselves; but to those around us, as well.
With Divine Light.
Ek Ong Kaar Kaur
Editor’s Note: Success and the Spirit: An Aquarian Path to Abundance contains the wisdom and teachings of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan and was edited by Ek Ong Kaar Kaur Khalsa. Would you like to host a workshop on Success and the Spirit in your area? Send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org