My Left Brain is Offline

August 19, 2013
Katherine Austin Wooley



The past 6 months I've been in a yoga Teacher Training.  As I began practicing Kundalini yoga several years ago, I started to look at many of  the trainings offered. For a few years I actually considered whether I really "need" another certification, but ultimately decided that a TT is not about getting a piece of paper. It's about the next layer of your soul's growth on its spiritual journey.

The further down the rabbit hole I went, the more clear it was that my soul and I really wanted to study with powerful teachers of this lineage that could transmit the teachings in the purest way.

As the universe would have it, I applied to two trainings that would eventually be canceled for one reason or another.  Then along came some divine messengers that helped me make my decision and would eventually land me at the right place at the right time.

Along came 35 students (who had a contract to be together) for the first group of teacher trainees of the Aquarian Age.  It became apparent as time went along, we had been together before in another lifetime.  It was a reunion.

The training took place for 3 separate weeks over 7 months. I loved the fact that we went away and immersed in a magic bubble each week.  It allowed me to really receive the teachings; they were imprinted into me and my auric field.  It truly felt like I left life as I know it.  My left brain was offline.

Ok, ok. Many are LOL right now at this statement since I don't live the traditional way any-hoo!

The meditations, pranayams, and teachings were so powerful.  And I could allow myself to really let go and dive in.  Just a few days into each week, I knew my left brain was offline.  I was often overwhelmed by a massive feeling of love, tears and goosebumps by how open my heart was and the supreme ecstasy and joy that was overtaking me.

This is also the translation for Wahe Guru:

  • Translation: Wahe is a statement of awe and ecstasy. Guru is the one who brings us from darkness to light. Wahe Guru is an expression of complete ecstatic awe of the Divine.

  • This is a mantra of the Infinity of ecstasy and dwelling in God. It expresses the indescribable experience of going from darkness to light (from ignorance to true understanding). It is the Infinite teachers of the soul. A trikutee mantra, it balances the energies of the generating, organizing, and transforming principles. It expresses ecstasy through knowledge and experience. It is the gurmantra, which triggers the destiny.

It was the most profound experience to feel this God, Divine or what ever name works for you like alignment.  It's nothing like I've ever experienced before.  My left brain was offline and I was One.

Week 3, final week of TT:

Graduation....and time to return to society and life-as-I-know-it.  Something big had shifted this time.  I felt like a switched had flipped.  Not only was I sustaining this higher feeling but the clarity, awareness and knowing my I AM was even more profound.  My Sat Nam; my Truth, my True identity.  I couldn't go back to the previous me even if I wanted to.

This is the path of yoga.  Yoga IS who you really are.

That bears repeating because it is so profound and true: yoga is who you really are.

It is essential to have some sort of daily sadhana for your self each day, to "plug" in.  It's virtually impossible in today's mostly negative, fear-based, fast-paced, high technology world to keep up without a system to keep YOU up!

May the long time sun shine upon you, all love surround you and the pure light within you guide your way on.....




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