One of the most popular topics in Kundalini yoga is prosperity and the Prosperity 2 meditation is one of the more common meditations used to bring in the riches. Committing to a thousand days of prosperity was a big step for me, one that I thought would be filled with riches and plenty. It turned out a bit different.
I thought I was covered after the first time I committed to this meditation for 40 days. I was accepted for a position as a graphic designer as I neared the end of the 40 days. It was a triumphant moment, I had very little self-esteem at that time and it gave me a huge boost. I’d been freelancing for a while and didn’t trust my portfolio, so it was a surprise when the hiring manager liked my work. I worked with that company for about a year and had some great coworkers, but the energy started to drag me down after some changes happened at the company.
When I chose to leave the design company I began another 40 day round of the same prosperity meditation. As I neared the end of the first 40 days, my old supervisor called me up, he was switching to a new company and asked me to join him there. I turned the offer down because I thought I would be moving soon, but that pushed me to continue the meditation and I reaffirmed my resolution to continue the meditation for 1,000 days. I figured I would do great with my design business. However, when I talked to some friends about the meditation they told me they had lost their job when doing it and I found that puzzling.
As I’ve gone through this journey and attended prosperity workshops to better understand the concept of prosperity I ran into a very repetitive scenario. The folks holding the workshops had established businesses that had struggled and through the Prosperity 2 meditation and other additional meditations found ways to save their business and draw more clients and work in. It felt somewhat limited. Sometimes the scenario was that a person in a good job could double or otherwise increase their income from doing this meditation. As I continued I found something else happening behind the workings of this meditation.
My design business did ok, I have clients that I’ve worked with for a number of years and others who come and go. Sometimes the projects were bigger, sometimes smaller. Either way I seemed to run into a problem that the smaller clients were always on a low budget and I’d do some work for them for free, which created resentment on my end. With the larger clients the projects sometimes dragged on for a while and sometimes they would not pay me for months, which not only hurt my wallet, but also made me resentful. Some prosperity that was!
I tried to focus on my teaching practice, but aside from a couple of workshops the classes stayed small. I tried other projects as well and nothing seemed to work and my mind just got busier and busier trying to make money happen. What kind of prosperity meditation was this?
Since last year, as I’ve started a new life in Austin with my sweet fiance, I’ve discovered something. When we worry and try to make money, nothing works. When we spend time being happy, clients show up out of thin air. When we try to impress folks, they can tell and it’s usually unimpressing, when we work to uplift and bless the people that come to us, the prosperity takes care of itself. When we go into that place of worry or doubt about money or how people will perceive us, we go into fear, lack and negativity. If we instead focus on serving the other with whatever gift we have, open ourselves to do the best we can for the other with joy, we find ourselves surrounded with joy, positivity, abundance and love.
There’s one other component to this prosperity meditation – the soul. The Prosperity 2 meditation with the mantra Har works on the navel and heart center. Over time we find ourselves connecting further and further inward to the soul and what our purpose here is – how we can best serve the Infinite in all. When we do something that brings us a paycheck and we’re content, it’s great. But when we do what we feel called to do to serve the Infinite, the angels and cosmos celebrate and throw a party, because this helps others to live to their full potential and brings more light to the Earth plane.
The Prosperity 2 Meditation
So how do we do this?
Maximum time 11 minutes! Start with 3 minutes. Yogi Bhajan said if you have a steady job, then 3 minutes is enough.
Sit cross legged in easy pose (or sit in a chair with the feet flat on the floor) back straight and chin tucked into the neck slightly for neck lock.
Eyes are focused at the tip of the nose only 1/10th open.
We chant the mantra Har once per second from the navel. Use the tip of the tongue just behind the teeth, it will slightly distort the Har sound. You can try one of these recordings (Guru Prem or Simran Kaur look for Tantric Har or Tantric Har Too)
With the elbows at the sides and hands come together with the fingers at the throat. The palms face down with the fingers together. The left thumb is out and the base of it bumps into the crease between the right thumb and index finger so the the thumbs cross. This is important for the meditation. The index fingers also touch along their length.
As the next Har is chanted the palms flip over and the sides of the palms and pinkies bump against each other. It is a relatively forceful movement, but don’t hurt yourself!
Although the Prosperity 2 meditation can be done on its own, it is part of the more powerful Subagh Kriya, which is a longer prosperity meditation. (For that you can check KRI for Success and the Spirit.)
What else can we do?
In some sense this journey makes me think back to the 33rd Pauri of Japji (Prayer by Guru Nanak), which talks about how we have no power over anything, there is only One Doer of everything. Let the ego die and allow the Infinite to provide everything. Repeating the 33rd Pauri of Japji 25 times a day is called the Sampuran Kriya, which helps us find that surrender to the Infinite, helps us let go of the fear and find the love in each situation.
This is also a gift of the Radiant Body (10th Body), by putting ourselves in God’s service we no longer have need of the ego’s fearful search for riches, all our needs are taken care of. That takes courage, but we all have it. Below you’ll find the 33rd Pauri of Japji and a Kriya and meditation for the Radiant Body from Spirit Voyage.
akhan jor chupai nah jor
jor na mangan dayn na jor
jor na jeevan maran nah jo
jor na raaj maal man sor
jor na surtee gi-aan veechaar
jor na jugtee chhutai sansaar
jis hath jor kar vaykhai so-ay
naanak utam neech na ko-ay
No power to be silent. No power to speak.
No power to beg. No power to give.
No power to die. No power to live.
No power lies wordily might.
No power lies in earthy treasure.
They only increase your mental chatter.
No power to meditate or know the unknown.
No power to leave this world and go home.
One Power. One Actor.
One Doer. One Knower.
O Nanak! No one is higher or lower.