5 Sutras of the Aquarian Age

This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius. Everybody sing! When the moooon is in the Seventh House, and Jupiter aligns with Maaaaars...

Okay, but seriously though, I spent an hour online with Gabriel Bernstein last night and today's #mondaymeditation is all about her recent keynote at the Wanderlust Festival.


She is a student of Yogi Bhajan's Kundalini Yoga, the guru known for ushering in the Aquarian Age. If your hippie flag doesn't fly quite as high as mine, the Aquarian Age is also known as the age of awakening. It's a pressure cooker, as Gabby describes it, of intense energy, consciousness, new paradigms, and a more authentic way of living with the earth and each other. It's an age of people deciding to become who they truly are. It's also, as she says, "not a time for creating disciples. This is a time for creating teachers and storytellers." The Aquarian Age has a feminine energy that's all about aligning yourself to the vibrations of The Universe (as opposed to convincing yourself that you are living your life well by mastering and conquering and controlling and other such masculine vibes).

Not to get lost in those weeds, whether you think it's a bunch of mumbo jumbo or whether you've tuned in, the five sutras (or threads/knots) of the age are still wise words. I'm sharing the notes that I scribbled as she spoke. Some bits are direct quotations and some bits are my reflections on what she said.

Sutra One: Recognize the other person is you 

What we admire in others is a part of ourselves that we haven't fully developed yet. The light you see in someone else is an expression of the light you actually have within you. Pay attention to who inspires you and then learn to express that fully. What we don't like in others, on the other hand, is a disowned part of our shadow. Instead of attacking yourself or the other person, let yourself get to work and fix that part of your shadow. The more you wake up, the less you can vibrate with that crap anyway. It will start to make you sick to be around negative energy and you'll have less of it in your life.

Sutra Two: There is a way through every block 

Tap into the conscious part of yourself that actually believes this. Clear all the clutter and chatter out of the way until you get to your core, where you know this is true. You'll be given creative ways to get through any block. Let creative spiritual energy flow through you and get out of your own way. Fear blocks everything. Love clears the way for everything.

Sutra Three: When the time is on you, start, and the pressure will be off

The Aquarian Age is a pressure cooker. You are not alone in feeling the intensified vibrations. Stop freaking out, stop trying to plan to the last detail what you're supposed to do about it, and stop trying to control everything. Just start. Start. Do something. Take a step in the direction you want to go. The pressure will be off as soon as you start, and the next step will unfold. Stop planning. Just go. Don't play small, either. Once you go for it, go.

Sutra Four: Understand through compassion or you will misunderstand the times

You don't truly know anyone's story. Everyone is fighting a hard battle. If you turn your back on people and if you fight back, you will misunderstand the energy of the times. "In my defenselessness my safety lies." The ego is the darkest and weakest part of us. We are safer and more secure when we let that go and feel defenseless (ie stripped of ego). The Universe will step in.

Sutra Five: Vibrate with the cosmos and the cosmos shall clear the path

When you're irrational, you're not vibrating with the cosmos. Thinking you are in total control of everything around you is irrational. You have to tap into The Universe around you and get out of your own crazy. You can decide in any given moment to vibrate high or low frequency. Whatever you're vibrating is coming right back at you like a boomerang. High frequency: Abundance, trust, love. Low frequency: Scarcity, fear, freak out.

OM. Love,

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