The Truth About Your Destiny | Omega

Living your destiny is about broadcasting the biggest, most compassionate version of yourself, says Kundalini Yoga teacher Guru Jagat. Here's how to live it even when you don't know exactly what "it" looks like.

There is a destiny for you. A fulfillment of your purpose. A higher frequency for your total life experience.

Kundalini Yoga puts—and keeps—you in charge of your own destiny. In the past, your destiny patterns, your karma, were considered set and a place of disempowerment.

This is one of the major advances of Kundalini Yoga and meditation. The yogic, bioenergetic technology of Kundalini is so precise, so cultivated in its accuracy, that just a simple 11-minute meditation can shift lifetimes of patterning.

In the past, when maybe you’d have to spend your whole existence working off bad karma, you now have the power to reorganize your thoughts and therefore your experience of reality.

Through Kundalini Yoga, you can activate destiny for greater fulfillment in this lifetime, and learn to hack the mainframe to reprogram any thought or behavior that is keeping you from this.

You no longer have to take the long way around. You don’t have to suffer for centuries upon centuries—or even years upon years or months upon months. You can change your experience right now, in a matter of minutes.

Don’t Quit Your Day Job

While we have an intuitive sense about our destinies, there’s also a lot of confusion around what destiny means and how to live it.

Many people, once they find some spiritual path, get this idea that they’re not supposed to do the job that they currently do. Their work is beneath them in some way. They just can’t handle the watercooler chat. It’s not their “destiny.”

This is a real misconception. Yogic practice says very strongly that if you want anything to change in your life, you have to have enough energy to find beauty and elegance in the most mundane of tasks and bring that up to the surface of your experience.

It’s a highly meditative and spiritually disciplined task to do that, especially if you don’t like what you do for work or who you have to do it with.

Whatever is already here, whatever job you have, whatever relationship you have, whatever chore you have to do, do it with openness and with the inherent beauty of the moment and the people—then you will open up almost instantaneously.

In the West, everything always looks much greener on the other side. We don’t want to engage with what’s in front of us.

We’ve been programmed to consume, always looking for the next better thing. But if we train ourselves to serve and engage in each moment, literally we become evolution in action.

What Success Really Looks Like

Your job is not a block to your destiny. Waking up in some way in your ordinary life is actually such a wonderful opportunity to engage in a bigger way with everything through a more actualized version of yourself.

This means that you don’t get on a high horse or embody the classic spiritual self-righteousness. You may leave your job eventually, but you’re definitely not too spiritual for it.

The true concept of destiny is ultimately vibrating and broadcasting the biggest, most compassionate version of yourself. You can do that anywhere—in line at the grocery, dealing with the public, writing an email, or cooking dinner.

Many things are currently changing in our society and consciousness, and therefore there is a breaking out of some of the programming of what success used to look like.

Some are still locked into the model of existence to go to college, get the thing, then do the thing, and then do that thing for the rest of your life and then retire. Or the model to elevate money, money, money at the expense of living.

That’s not truly a fulfillment of destiny and will always leave you empty-handed no matter how shiny and seductive it was. And no matter how ordinary the task is, if our intention is to become more alive in each moment and each day, then whatever it is will become deeply satisfying.

Redefining Your Destiny

Destiny gives you the heights of living. The ways that we give our gifts are changing. Every five years, even every two years, people are redefining themselves. This is good news.

There’s an alignment with bigger truths of ourselves. That doesn’t mean you should drop your 3-D world the moment you have some wink of spiritual energy or experience. But it also doesn’t mean staying put in a place that doesn’t allow you to expand into the fullest experience of your incarnation.

As you engage more deeply with what’s in front of you, you will graduate in some sense, and new opportunities and calibers of experience will be available to you.

You may not know what your destiny is exactly. That’s okay.

First we want to lock in a deeper resonance of fulfillment and happiness, because once we have that experience in our being-ness, then it starts to illuminate right action more and more clearly. Clarity and joy have momentum.

We know two things: if you engage deeper in love with what is in front of you, something will be revealed. That’s number one. Number two is that if you serve more than just your own personal preferences in this era, then something’s going to open up that’s a higher frequency of the destiny.

When you don’t know why you’re here, you just have one mandate and it’s actually quite simple!

In every moment of every day, you create more prayer, more love, and more genuine interaction between human beings, and you see where that takes you.

This energy will open up the chambers of your destiny and, ultimately, the powerfully magnetic energy of your heart.

Bringing more love into every interaction on the planet—and treating every moment as a prayer in action, a self-blessing—will automatically start to give you more direction into destiny, purpose, and mission.

And when you have an idea of who you are and what your destiny might be, this is one of my favorite practices to start to bring that into realized existence.

Exercise: Writing Your Own Destiny

Directions: Sit in easy pose or lie on your back, close your eyes, and draw your positive imagination of the picture of your life and self as radiant and strong and prosperous. Keep imaginatively writing the beautiful story of your life as you want it on your own forehead. Continue for 11 minutes.

© Excerpted from Invincible Living: The Power of Yoga, The Energy of Breath, and Other Tools for a Radiant Life by Guru Jagat. Copyright © 2017 by HarperOne.

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