ShivThe meaning of the numbers of 2011

My feeling is not to focus on what will happen out there in and around the world in 2011. Instead I suggest we turn our attention inwards and discover what can happen within us this year. And from there to consider what we will bring to the world rather than what we will experience in the world.


Do not ask what the world will bring you this year. Enquire within yourself, what is within you, and what waits there to be shared with the world.

It is a year to cultivate community. Not just with those you share some local identity with: you share identity with all humanity. Cultivate community with your neighbours, no matter their religion or lifestyle, and serve to create moments of community anywhere, any time with anyone.

This is a year to practice being alone in company and in company when alone.When you are in company – just listen and feel the one that sits always in your heart breathing you. Be alone with your Original Self.

When you are alone – tune in to the vast circle of your inner heart and the presence of all beings of light there. Know you are in the good company of those that share the common solitude.

Whatever greatness you have faith in, believe in, search for or long for [God, Creator, Origin, Guru, Higher Self, Spirit…]rest at its feet in your heart. in this way awaken it within you.

Meditate fully on the relation of God and you and you and God within your own being.

Meditate on the oneness and your alignment with the oneness.

God is 1. God is the oneness of all things. You are part of That 1, while also being just your own 1. When you are fully and honestly your own 1 then you will have a spontaneous alignment with The 1.

With every breath you can spare through every day of your life become available for a meeting with the god within.

Fall into to your heart with every exhale.
Never, under any circumstances, let the heart fall.
Expand the inner space with every inhale let your words and your breath mix and merge as one.
Stop, be, breath and feel your own existence.
Your single, solitary, soul self.
It is in these moments that you might whisper a phrase that will join the sigh of the body with the question/s of your mind, and thus create the human moment and momentum.
It is in these moments and in this consciousness that you can really be in communion with others.

Don’t just want to trust – Trust now! trust the inner most self.
Don’t hope, search or wait for love – Be in the love that is within you now.

This is a year to risk your heart and discover how the world will mirror the condition of your heart.

The heart often contains a paralyzed pain, or the pain of paralysis. This pain is an indication of nearness to God, and nearness to all those that are with God. This is because in the pain we are open, and in the openness there is access to the 4th dimension/realm/state where god is ever present un-manifest but vibrant.

11 does not merely ask, it demands a balance of the equation between the higher and lower planes; above and below will be working to equalize with each other.The universal will and the individual will shall ask for an alignment without interference. Personal shall become impersonal, and impersonal shall become personal. The soul may well go on strike if it feels that the life you live is not congruent to its integrity, and that you are not listening to its wish. This will feel like something is completely blocking the way, or sabotaging you.

Think of different vertical parallel lines in your life (10 + 1) and how they might be brought into a harmonious relation. An obvious example, from a yogic point of view, is the various expressions of the left and right sides of your body. (Brain, ears, eyes, nostrils, nadis, kidneys, limbs, etc.)

Some mantras for the year 2011:

For 11 – mantras of the divine communion, where the separation becomes a polarity and the polarity becomes a communion, and the communion may, by grace, become a union:

– I am all is
– I am I am
– ong namo gurdev namo
– ek ongkar sat gur prasaad, sat gur prasaad ek ongkar

For 4

– guru guru wahe guru guru ram das guru
– humee hum brahm hum
– I am thine in mine myself [humee hum tumee tum] – let thy soul be awakened
– chatr chakr varti chatr chakr bhugte
– dhan dhan ram das guru

Recommended meditations for the year:

– anything for endurance, stamina, keep up spirit.
– as well as for contact to your soul.


Shiv Charan Singh is the founding director of the Karam Kriya School and Kriya centre for Kundalini yoga in North London. Scottish by birth, he is an outstanding and authentic spiritual teacher. Karam Kriya means ‘action in spiritual awareness’. Shiv Charan is deeply committed to guiding students in their spiritual growth so they can bring spiritual awareness into their everyday lives and develop their full potential as human beings. He is a skilled counsellor, author of several books on human communication, the mystery of numbers and poetry. He runs training programmes throughout Europe, Russia and the Lebanon.

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