Meditation for the Arc Line
- Sit in Easy Pose, eyes closed. Drop your elbows, holding forearms out, parallel to the ground, palms flat. Cup your palms and hold them above your knees.
- Move your arms behind your head, stretching your arms as far over your shoulders as possible. Visualise scooping up water and casting it through your arc line, over your shoulders, by flicking your wrists. The action is seamless and rhythmic. Carry on at four scoops to 10 seconds chanting 'Wahe (pronounced Wahay) Guru, Wahe Guru, Wahe Guru, Wahe Jeeo' for a time between 3 and 31 minutes. Do one complete round per repetition of the mantra; scooping up, throwing, and coming back to the starting point.
- To complete, breathe in, and stretch your hands back as far as possible. Hold for 10-15 seconds. Breathe out, repeat three times in total. Relax.
Yogi Bhajan comments: 'This meditation is for the arc line and to clear karma stored there. Wahe Guru is just a hand of prayer. Remember the power of infinity is not outside, it is inside. When 'I' and infinity create an impact, you'll become totally Divine. Otherwise there's a duality that keeps you away from reality.'
Commentary on the Meditation
Yogi Bhajan teaches a model of the energetic body as comprising five parts: the radiant body, the subtle body, the pranic body, the auric body and the arc line, each with specific and complementary roles.
The arc line describes an arc of light from earlobe to earlobe, known as the halo. A brilliant arc line is recognised by many cultures as a the mark of a realised transcendent consciousness.
It is seen in magnificent depictions of the Boddhisattvas in Tibetan Sacred art, in the deities of the Hindu pantheon and the iconography of orthodox Christianity.
The function of the arc line is to attract and repel different qualities of energy and store energetic repercussions you have experienced and created in your life. This residue dulls the brilliance of the arc line and reduces its impulse frequency.
This practice enables you to gently erase the tarnished detritus from your arc line using a precise combination of visualisation, projection, sound current and movement typical of the multi-sensory mode of a kundalini kriya.
Maintaining a visual image at the Agia centre, the pituitary gland or third eye, etches the projection at its screen which is then transferred via the visual cortex to the brain and the endocrine system through the blood, to the organs and tissues. Water is a universal healing agent, a global metaphor for spiritual sustenance which quenches the fire in the soul. Water cools, cures, cleanses, refreshes and revitalises.
In the realm of metaphysics, the present is before you and past behind you. The movement of the hands which have the five elements in harmonious balance, showers the arc line with water and carries the spent energetic residue into the past behind you.
The entire bio-system is immersed in the sonic template of Wahe Guru Jeeo: 'ecstasy is transformation of my soul'. This mantra was first recorded by revered Rishi Patanjali, author of the seminal text The Eight Limbs of Yoga, and adopted hubdreds of years later as the 'the mantra of transformation' by the Sikh Gurus, a line of yogi sages culminating in the warrior saint, Guru Gobinde Singh.