Success and the Spirit: Don’t Be Scared of Insecurity
By Ek Ong Kaar Kaur Khalsa
“The only purpose of life is not to be scared of insecurity. Insecurity does nothing but scare a person. It’s a scarecrow. It is a scarecrow that will not let opportunity and grace come and sit and be friendly. Listen – whatever is going to happen is going to happen. There’s nothing anybody can do. If you feel insecure about it, bad things WILL happen. If you don’t feel insecure, they will go away. That’s the Catch-22.
“The purpose of prayer is to tie in with Infinity. It’s simple mathematics. The purpose of prayer is to tie in with Infinity and when a zero ties into Infinity, it becomes Infinity. Infinity means “all powerful.” That just means you are not scared, you are not afraid. That’s all it means. You project your fear through prayer with Infinity and multiply and tune in – and your fear goes away. When your fear goes away, the divine takes over.”
–Yogi Bhajan. From Success and the Spirit: An Aquarian Path to Abundance
Fear is an incredibly powerful emotion. It clouds our judgment. It makes it difficult to listen to what other people have to say. The origin of fear comes from a biological survival response. “DANGER! Get the heck out of here!” When a person is facing a real- life threat – like being robbed at gun point or almost getting into a car accident – that survival response can save a person’s life.
The problem comes when there is no actual threat, but the thought of something going wrong triggers that response. Your child hasn’t actually fallen out of the tree in which she’s climbing. But the thought that she might fall creates insecurity. You haven’t actually lost your job – but the thought that you might lose your job causes you to lose sleep at night.
In those moments, the mind generates a lot of scary images. And if those images take over, they undermine our ability to navigate through life. Fear blocks intuition. It creates negative emotions and destructive reactions. The funny thing is – those reactions often don’t have anything to do with what is actually going on in the here and now. The reactions come from the mind trying to protect itself from a scenario that only exists in its own imagination.
To deal effectively with insecurity, we need to train the mind. The first step of training is to help the mind realize that worrying about the future isn’t its job. The mind was given to you to serve the journey of your soul; to apply itself to the actual problems at hand and deal with the reality of the moment. Whatever is going to happen is going to happen. The mind can’t control its environments. But it can be intuitive, clear, and flexible enough to have a conscious response to what happens. It can be response – able.
The second step is to give the mind something higher than itself to relate to. When the thoughts come that create fear, worry, insecurity and negativity – all we need to do is redirect the energy. Use a mantra – like Ra Ma Da Sa Sa Say So Hung. Consciously relate to a positive, Infinite vibration. When the mind prays, meditates or chants, there is nothing mystical about it. Simply, you are giving yourself a tool to take the mind out of its negative cycle and into a vaster perspective. As soon as you break through the negativity of your own thoughts, it gives you the capacity to see the One Hand behind the whole show. When you lock into seeing the Hand which does everything – you can relax and let the Divine take care of things.
Our work isn’t to worry or predict what disasters are coming. Our true work is to not be scared of our own insecurity. Relax into the drama of creation and direct the mind towards Infinity. In that height, you will see that the Divine really does arrange everything to support the journey of the soul.
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.