My New Year's Resolution was to read Japji ("Song of the Soul") every morning for the rest of the year (and beyond). A few weeks later I began a 40-day Amrit Vela sadhana, so I was waking up at 3:00am every morning (no matter what!), reciting Japji, warming up my body with 15 sun salutations, and then doing my bound lotus practice. I also added a 40-day mung beans and rice mono-diet in there just for karma points.
My real New Year's Resolution though was to get married. This was a bizarre declaration I made to myself considering I wasn't dating anyone at the time. I wasn't even interested in anyone. And yet my husband came along... we got married last month.
I didn't consider the link between my sadhana and my marriage until very recently.
In retrospect, I realized that what I was doing with this MAHA SADHANA ("maha" means great, "sadhana" means daily practice) was sending a very clear message to the Universe: "I am ready to commit." In fact, I changed my frequency to be in alignment with commitment. No one told me to do this, I was Divinely inspired.
When we commit to something that serves our highest good, we choose faith over doubt. We choose to ignore our neurotic minds. We choose to go back to our mats (or sheepskins) each day and reassert our commitment to our own soul.
I am so grateful I knew to do this. I am so grateful for the beautiful Sound Current of Japji, which gave me the roots to grow into Love.
Today I stuffed a bazillion and a half envelopes full of CDs to send to people who supported our new album, The Music Within.
As I was stuffing, and writing, and checking names off my list, I remembered just how many hands were involved in the making of our CD. Thanks to the grace of the internet, we were all able to join forces to create this music. And now our music is being sent all over the globe to various yogis and friends...
How incredible. Hooray for the internet. Hooray for the Aquarian Age of inter-connectivity.
Yesterday we celebrated our "Independence." Today I celebrate our INTER-Dependence.