We’ve been going with seasons of modification as we approach the Aquarian Shift around 11/11/2011 and the very first summer season solstice of that shift in 2012.

aquarian shift

As the air tattva controls this period of our shift it suggests we’re hit with a whirlwind of ideas inside us and worldwide: clashes of ideology, impulsive ideas, intuitive shine, and spiritual yearning. The old ideas will certainly be challenged. But we don’t have the complete sense of space that permits modification to manifest. That comes with the last tattva- the ether. We’re poised, energized, urged, and impaled by arrows of thought and feelings that come in legion.

We need above all the neutral mind. We must-before taking any action-drop judgment and bias. We require a healthy scepticism to let our own certainty unwind and to invite the increase of brand-new creativity-the gentle nudges of our international kundalini.

The neutral mind just starts after the 4th chakra. The qualities of this mantra (Guru Guru Wahe Guru, Expert Ram Das Master) tap the power of that neutral mind. Just then can recovering happen-as the old battles are launched, the old concerns redefined. Then we can be fully engaged and present to the miracle of being human together.

This isn’t a time for a brand-new leader, a new faith, a brand-new belief, or a brand-new pledge. This is a time to awaken, develop, deliver, and cope with spirit and courageous kindness. People exercise this mantra around the world for healing, as a sadhana, for a 40-day practice. One act of kindness and true blessing now blesses us all as One and is a heritage we can share.

The Air Tattva is connected with the Heart Chakra, house of the heart and lungs. Essentially all of the body’s blood journeys with the lungs every minute. So the quality of our breath has a direct impact on the quality of our overall wellness and health.

If we sit silently and spend time breathing deeply, we’ll certainly see the lungs expanding and contracting with the breath. If we tune in more deeply, we’ll certainly likewise notice that there are locations within our bodies that feel shut down from the prana (life force) that’s an indispensable part of the breath. Evaluation of these areas could expose that emotional and physical injuries are kept therein – that the body has actually armored itself in feedback to trauma. We discover that we can make a conscious decision to reintegrate these fragmented aspects of ourselves with thoughtful self-inquiry. In discovering how to value and take care of ourselves, we begin to authentically value and care for others.

Human beings have a cooperative relationship with plants and trees: We inhale oxygen and breathe out co2, they breathe in carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen. This is a reflection of the interdependency that we show each other and all living things. Once we begin to see the world’s pleasure and misery as our own, the response that results from this connection is compassion.

Past Themes

Humility, healing, service, and compassion.

Theme for 2011:
The Air Tattva Takes us to the Heart of Service

2011 is the year of the Air Tattva, which is related to the Heart Chakra, the center of kindness and compassion-where Me becomes We. We’ll certainly concentrate on the Air Tattva at Summer season and Winter season Solstices and throughout the year. The mantra we’ll be using is Guru Master Wahe Guru, Expert Ram Das Master, the mantra that invokes the spirit of Master Ram Das: A Note from Gurucharan Singh Khalsa: The tattvas stand for qualities all of us experience in our self and nature. They’re seasons of change: from earthy solidity that forms a great base, a company ground for practice, and at the exact same time withstands change, to the etheric quality of formless possibility that lets objective grow and equips your words and ideas.

Enjoy this mantra however you can. It’s immediate effects, for it taps the timelessness beyond the mind’s tumult and conflict.


Air Tattva:

The 2011 Global Meditation as taught by Yogi Bhajan


Any relaxed, meditative posture with a straight put up spinal column.


Gyan Mudra, Jupiter (index) dinger and thumb together at the knees. Arms straight but relaxed.


Chant in a monotone. Repeat the mantra 5 times on each breath. Take a fast deep breath between chanting cycles. 3-11 minutes. For a longer sadhana, practice 108 repeatings in the Amrit Vela before the rising of the sun. For an extensive experience of the miracles of the mantra, where even the karmas are cleared, practice 11 repeatings of the mala, that is, 11 cycles of the 108 repetitions. For mental clarity, uplifted mood. And success makes use of the faster variation of the mantra (see initial version on Mantra Series # 1-. For psychological cleaning and calm depth use the slower variation. Both will recover, broaden and help handle the quick unpredictable mind that’s the air tattva.


Guru Master Wahe Gur Expert Das Expert has a simple definition. It’s designed to take you on a journey from the individual to the infinite and back once more. Guru is wisdom, that which changes any kind of lack of knowledge or block into light. Gu is darkness and ru ways light. You start with a really personal knowledge as you shout guru. When you repeat Guru, you broaden that into experience. Then you state wahe Guru and go beyond mindful expertise and into the world of the infinite. Once again you chant Guru and begin bringing this same knowledge back into the world as Ram Das, the manifesting power of God coming into your life with service. The cycles is total when you state Guru a last time. You’re back where you began, however with the eyes of infinity and the heart of a healer fulled of miracle and true blessing – such as Expert Ram Das was!