“You must develop the mind, through meditation, to give you the positive of the negative, and the negative of the positive, so that by your own grace and consciousness you can find the neutral of it. In this way, you can reach to the subtle, refined and spiritual dimensions of your life and your relationships.” – Yogi Bhajan
“CUP OF PRAYER”
March has several facets that will play into the bigger picture of this 4 Universal Month. We have what I will call a “progressive energy” in the numbers this month which will help us propel the intentions and goals we’ve set our sites on by building a solid foundation which will hold the space for our future endeavors. In calculating the numbers for March we must acknowledge first that it is the 3rd month of the year (that gives us 3 energy) and before its reduced to 4 (as the final number), the total number for March 2017 is 2020- giving us the energy of 20- 2 in a more dramatic and reinforcing way because of that zero. 2, 3, and 4 will all be part of the energy in March.
Lets begin with the 2 energy- 2 represents our Negative Mind. The 2nd Body allows us to analyze the risks in a given situation and is there to protect us. When the 2nd Body is balanced we are disciplined, caring, and co-operative. However, if its not balanced we can get stuck in the conflict of the mind and find it hard to move forward. An imbalance in the 2nd Body can also cause us to make poor decisions because we didn’t take the time to assess the risks, thereby creating conflict in our life. 2 represents relationships as well – a “longing to belong” energy- when not tempered and balanced this can lead us to say yes when we really want to say no, and vice versa, causing us to “belong” no matter the cost because we are wanting to trust and connect with others.
3 energy is the Positive Mind- It is here where we see the possibilities in things. 3 is the number of food, joy, and creative/artistic expression and when balanced is highly sociable, optimistic, and operates from a place of unlimited potential. When 3 is not balanced however, it is insecure, depressed, excessive, and over indulgent.
4 energy has to do with the Neutral Mind. This Universal Energy of 4 in March offers us the opportunity to take the information we’ve gathered over the past couple of months and now start to build a home for it- in a neutral and intuitive way. 4 is about foundation, order, and the structure of things. 4 is also the number of WORDS and making sure that we use committed language this month will be of the upmost importance. This is a period where we can finally put our ideas and concepts to work in a practical and organized way. This cycle is about follow through and going with the flow- not too much; not too little. “Should” can come up a lot during this period if our Neutral Mind dips into the negative polarity; This is where that Neutral Mind can serve us the most- that intuitive knowing that allows us to tune into the natural rhythm of things. Giving something back might come up this month for us, as 4 is the number of service and is highly supported now.
In this progression you will notice the absence of the number 1- our Soul Body. This is REALLY important to note because it means that we need to give extra attention to our Soul this month. Remember, 2017 is a Universal Year of 10/1 energy and so this Soul Body is where we will be operating from this year as a whole, along with our Radiant Body. The most valuable question you can ask yourself as we navigate this month, and the year overall, is, “am I being me?”. We MUST come from a place of Self now. Apply for that job, have that conversation, build a dream, but do all of it because it resonates with what you want, not what you think is expected of you.
The greatest counsel I can offer you this month is this: tap into the depth of YOU- no fear, judgement, or excuses- and then move forward with that truth- YOUR truth. Shift through the gears of your mind (negative, positive, neutral; 2, 3, 4) in a swift and methodical way; The pros, the cons, and then lead with your HEART. This is the gift of that 4 energy. It connects us to our heart center, allows us to see through the Maya (illusions), and in this space is where all the answers lie. Stay steadfast in knowing that nobody knows more or better than you when it comes to your dreams and aspirations. Build, build, build that solid structure that will house all that you desire. Commit to yourself with joy, optimism, and trust. Life is happening for you, not to you. And so it is.
Chant or listen to the Mantra Sa Ta Na Ma, also known as Kirtan Kriya, to Elevate the 4th Body.
“The greatest education is the science of self. The science of self and self-awareness is the highest knowledge a man can possess because then you can pull yourself through all circumstances.” -Yogi Bhajan