Updated: Mar 13, 2022
According to Kundalini yoga and Vedic astrology, we are currently in the Aquarian age. This transition was said to have started on November 11, 2011 and will remain roughly for the next 2,000 years. The motto of this age is, "be to be." We have moved out of the Piscean age where there was pressure to prove ourselves in life. The Aquarian age however ushers us to live from wisdom rather than intellect, love rather than fear, and connection over separation. We no longer have to prove ourselves but rather simply be and recognize we are already whole and are not separate from anything.
“These are the five sutras which are meant to be understood and to be practiced by every man in the Aquarian Age. When it is said, in every darkness there is a light; in every block there is a way, that only means if you are somewhere very hard hit, just be still.” - Yogi Bhajan
The 5 Sutras of the Aquarian Age
In the dawn of each new age, there are a new set of concepts in which to live by. The sutras help us to navigate the collective and individual lessons being learned in the age and harness the power of the new energy in human consciousness.
1. Recognize that the other person is you.
The first sutra is recognizing that the other person is you. For the past several century's we have lived in a dualistic society where we are taught, we are separate from each other and nature. This Aquarian age is bringing us back to the ancient philosophies reminding us that we are all interconnected and that separation is just an illusion. When we can remember that we all come from the same unified consciousness, we can remember to treat the other as we wish to be treated...with love, respect, kindness and appreciation.
2. There is a way through every block.
My favorite Zen proverb is, "Obstacle are the path." The Aquarian age inspires us to not think of challenges and obstacles in life as hindrances towards our goals, but instead as the path that will lead us to our dreams. In the hero's journey, the hero doesn't become a hero sitting on the sidelines, they become a hero by conquering their fears and facing their demons. If we can look at the challenges, we face in life as the lessons we need to learn to achieve our dreams then we can become unstoppable!
This sutra also teaches us to listen to our intuition to move through blocks. All the answers to our questions can be found within. If we can learn to quiet the wandering mind through meditation, yoga and mind-body practices, we can learn to let the soul speak and show us the way.
3. When the time is on you, start, and the pressure will be off.
This sutra teaches us to live in here and now. Modern life can be extremely overwhelming at times, so it is important to remember that there is only now. When we can learn step back, pause and tackle life one breath at a time we can learn to surrender and trust that everything will be taken care of at the right time. The greatest way to achieve something big is to start small. Ask yourself, what is one small step I can take to get me closer to this goal? The universe responds to our energy, once you start, the universe will follow.
4. Understand through compassion or you will misunderstand the times.
An important lesson the Aquarian age teaches us is that we must work as a collective to solve our problems. Our past individualistic tendencies have led us judge and compete with others instead of loving and learning from each other. This sutra reminds us that whole is only as good as the sum of its parts and that we all play a role in our collective karma. If we are to succeed in this evolution of human consciousness, we must live through a lens of compassion and treat others and the natural world with respect and kindness.
5. Vibrate the Cosmos. The Cosmos shall clear the path.
The final sutra of the Aquarian age teaches us to find balance and live in harmony with nature. In this past industrial age, we have lost the art of living aligned with the natural cycles and rhythms of nature. This new age teaches us that each thought and action has a ripple effect and caries that frequency out into the universe. This sutra asks, how do you live your daily life and what Sadhana (personal practice) do you have to keep track of the energy you create and give out. Sadhana can include meditation, yoga, rituals, journaling and other religious or spiritual practices.
“Always do some sadhana no matter how short, because every effort of the individual mind to meet the Universal Self is reciprocated a thousand-fold.” - Yogi Bhajan
Integration of Sutras into Daily Life
Now knowing all this wisdom and guidance from the universe, I invite you to integrate the sutras into your daily and notice how it may change your perspective and experience in daily life. There is no doubt we are living through a transformative time in human history. With this transformation however comes destruction, pain, confusion and concern. But on the other side if these challenges are a chance to rebuild, to heal, to understand and find peace knowing that we are here to build a better future for all.
Love and light,