Mantra for Being Present: Dharti Hai
by Ramdesh Kaur
“Dharti Hai, Akash Hai, Guru Ram Das Hai“.
Dharti Hai means “the earth is”!
Akash hai means “the heavens are”!
It is a calling to witness, right here and right now, the presence of the divine around us. On the physical plane…manifestation is! On the etheric plane….manifestation is!
The last line, “Guru Ram Das Hai” means that Guru Ram Das is, too. Guru Ram Das represents the heart energy made manifest into the world. It projects straight out from the heart. So first you call upon the earth, then the heavens, and the energy meets and manifests through your heart. This mantra also calls on your highest spirit, keeps you humble and effective on your new ventures, and attracts opportunities for prosperity. Why? Because all of that is governed by the heart and your ability to channel energy through it.
The heart centre is a balance point. It is the place of balance between the lower and upper chakras, just as the energy of your heart centre can serve as a channel between the energy of the lower and higher planes. This is a mystical and powerful mantra, and the symbolism could be explained in great detail and at length. The point of any of these mantras is to do them. To sing them and to let them sing you.
Try it out. When you are busy and frazzled, calm yourself for a few minutes and stay present to the chant, “Dharti Hai, Akash Hai, Guru Ram Das Hai”. The energy is so grounding and powerful, it will pull you straight into your heart center. Ahhh…mantras.
One of my favourite versions of this mantra is the Gurunam Singh’s one, from the Album Silent Moonlight. Enjoy it!
For the Present is the Moment at which Time touches Eternity- CS Lewis
Meditation- Isht Sodhana Mantra Kriya
Posture: Sit in easy pose or in a chair with your spine straight. Apply Root Lock. Lift the chest high, chin in (i.e., Neck Lock).
Focus: The eyes are focused at the tip of the nose.
Breath: Will come naturally as you chant.
Mantra: Dharti Hai. Akash Hai. Guru Ram Das Hai. Please click here to hear a sample of this amazing recitation of this Miracle Mantra! And if you buy this download, you will also get Guru Charan Singh’s wonderful lecture where he explains this meditation, and leads you through it! I highly recommend it!
Mudra: Gyan Mudra. (back of hands resting on the thighs, tips of thumb and “pointer” fingers touch, making a circle.)
Time: Begin with 11 minutes and slowly work up to 31 minutes. The best time to do this meditation is at sunset, or in the evening, although you can pick another time to do it. See below for a link to time of sunset.
End: Inhale and hold … the grey of the earth, the blue of the ethers, your innocence and
compassion … stretch up and shake out your arms.
Dharti Hai: From the navel down, see a rich, solid grey; the dust of the earth. Saints feet have touched the dust of the earth. Perhaps you will be blessed to touch the very dust they walked upon. You will be elevated to the consciousness to have a human body, a human vessel.
Akash Hai: From the eyebrows up, visualize the most beautiful sky blue, rich, royal and light; the unlimited ether, the vast heavens. Royal blue; totally open and free in all directions. (The secret is to hold the image of the grey and the blue at the same time. Hold them both; hold the polarity.)
Guru Ram Das Hai: Meditate at your heart center. See an absolutely bright, white, radiant light, shining, penetrating all of the above and below. This is the movement of compassion, the manifestation. This is your presence, the reality of the present.
“Isht” is to have the concrete God, the realization.
“Sodhana” to purify or straighten you out … to have the realization of “you,” the God. This meditation straightens out “you,” the God.
Become immersed in the sound of the mantra. If you honestly practice this meditation, your intention manifests even if you forgot you had it; even if later you don’t know you wanted it! This meditation gives you the frequency to know before the act with your intuition … as a sadhu. As a sadhu, it is to be practiced at sunset for 40 days to obtain the Siddhis. It may be practiced for 40, 90, 120 days.
Yogi Bhajan said about this kriya: “My dear ones, you want your prayers to be effective. You want your ultimate destiny to manifest. This kriya can do it. I know there are thousands of kriyas that we do, but it just takes one done well and this is the one for isht sodhana to manifest.”
A Personal Note
I just started to practice this meditation today, 12 of May 2017 (still under the effects of the Budha Full Moon energy). I was miraculously driven to this mantra and meditation after a moment of prayer, longing to find the best way out of a delicate family situation. Immediately brought me to that space of inner spaciousness where you become God. That’s what we call Presence. Don’t seek for the presence of God in your heart, feel your own Presence, seek for your own truth, your realization is that you already are God.