Greetings from the Land of Enchantment: Community Meditations and the Power of Prayer

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Community Meditations and the Power of Prayer

When communities meditate together, great things are possible. We have several examples within our 3HO family, Summer and Winter Solstice, Yogi Bhajan and Guru Ram Das’ Birthday Global meditations, Peace Prayer Day, International Peace Day, and more. And all around the world, communities come together to set their own intentions: someone is dying, someone is being born, 40-day, 90-day and 120-day journeys of intention, purpose and prayer. Recently the community here at Hacienda de Guru Ram Das set an intention for rain. We were joined by yogis from California to Southwest Texas and well, there’s no other way to say it, we brought the rain! Actually, Guru’s Grace brought the rain. Either way, it was a blessing. And we’re going to continue to pray because this drought is ongoing. And as Yogi Bhajan said, “drought is a good minister because it gets so many people to pray.” And praying together is a beautiful thing. It’s possible that this is the shabad Guru Amar Das wrote it in response to another great drought in Northern India. The people came to him saying they were being ridiculed by other yoga schools. People were saying their Guru wasn’t a True Guru if he couldn’t relieve the drought and bring the rain. The interesting part of the way this story is told is that Guru Amar Das didn’t then pray to have the drought relieved. Instead, he wrote the shabad and told his people to sing and pray together. It was their collective prayer that would affect the change. And so we do the same today, we come together to pray and recite the Guru’s Bani, and the sound current sends itself out into the universe and everything is changed. There’s still time to join our communal prayer. Go to to find the shabad sheet and a recording. A people who pray together, stay together. Take every opportunity you can to join one another in circles of intention, healing and love. Unite in consciousness and become one; group consciousness serves us in ultimately cultivating universal consciousness. This is the path. This is the journey. Let’s walk it together.


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