What Is A Spiritual Name

What is the meaning of an SPIRITUAL NAME? A spiritual name is, by definition, your fundamental essence of being; it is the supreme Self within you. The vibration of its nadh (inner sound current) and meaning when spoken is a tool that helps to enhance your energy.

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Can you give yourself a spiritual name?

The first step is to request and get your spiritual name. The next step is to embrace it as your spiritual identity, which will assist you in realizing your destiny. Many students have found that a sacred naming ceremony with friends and community members has helped them transition to their spiritual name. A naming ceremony is often done at the end of Kundalini Yoga courses for people who have sought spiritual names. Others have had their name given to them by a yoga teacher or a significant other. People can also hold naming ceremonies for themselves to help them receive and use their new names deliberately. Sharing this transition with individuals who are important in your life, like with other life transitions, can make it more meaningful.

Do people have spiritual names?

Many people have been granted spiritual names or have created their own spiritual names. Spirituality is defined as “religious or religious belief-related.” Spiritual can also refer to a state of mind “in contrast to material or physical things, referring to or affecting the human spirit or soul.” The second definition appeals to me. A name is the name by which you are recognized in the world, and it has a tremendous impact on the flow of energy in one's life. According to Kundalini Yoga, “The designated destiny that forms your identity on Earth is your spiritual name.” I'd like to thank Google for providing me with the terms I used. All of these definitions, as well as others, are included in spiritual names. I also consider a person's trail name, which is given or earned when hiking a long distance trail, to be a spiritual name. That name will always conjure up thoughts of the journey, both good and bad.

It is true that the sound of a person's name carries with it a certain amount of energy. I believe that energy is what aids in the manifestation of your predetermined destiny, which becomes your identity. As a result, the energy associated with your name is just as essential as the name itself. But how do spiritual names come to be chosen? I can't say for certain. I am aware that certain names are given in part according to numerology. Others choose their own names based on what they feel is appropriate. Some are given to initiates during meditation, healing, or crisis experiences. It could be anything that describes you to other hikers in the case of a trail name. Consider changing your name if you don't like the spirit of your current one and it's no longer in accord with your life's mission. It could be something as basic as a nickname. You are not required to update it legally unless you so desire.

For some, the legal road is the only way to satisfy a desire to give up one's current identity in exchange for a new or reclaimed one. All name changes, legal or not, are spiritual statements, even when taking on a new spouse's name. As a result, any new name becomes a spiritual journey as the new name's vibration begins to influence your existence in the world.

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Say your name out loud. Is it a good fit for you? Perhaps it did in the past, but you now desire something different for yourself. I've done name deconstruction activities and found them to be really helpful in understanding how my names influenced me. As a result, I had to rebuild myself several times. You could call it an identity crisis, but that's not how I see it. I think this is a good idea “What is my lifepath?” is a question I've been pondering, as well as “Where do I want to go from here?” My life's path hasn't always been obvious. I, like many others, have been given the opportunity to choose which path to take. What new moniker should I choose? That can be difficult as well, yet it may be simple for some.

For example, despite the fact that it spoke directly to my ambitions to be a spiritual person doing good acts in the world, I was originally hesitant to take on the identity of StarLightworker. I have an affinity for the stars, and I've realized that I'm here to accomplish work of the Light. I was persuaded to utilize the drum for the first time by an indigenous elder during a drum-making ceremony. Each person was asked how they wanted the inside of the drum inscribed as we went through the process of making it. Kelly, my given name, is what I just said. Everyone else went by a given or chosen moniker. Because he was wise enough to know me better than I knew myself at the time, the elder inquired whether I was sure. He then pushed me to use the name StarLightworker, which I had only recently coined for my job but was hesitant to own. I hadn't even had the opportunity to try it on yet. That was the final nail in the coffin. It felt as if the Universe was telling me that I needed to get to work. The term has come to symbolize the therapeutic and spiritual work I conduct around the world. It's me, by the way. To allow myself to inhabit the name, I had to take the name. That was an important lesson to learn.

At the same time, I understood that my previous married name was no longer appropriate for me. When I preserved pride by refusing to return it to my previous marriage, I clung to it. He told me I had to return it. That was the name of one of my children, and I insisted on keeping it. I eventually regretted my decision and had to live with it until I either remarried or summoned the fortitude to officially change it. Even though StarLightworker had become a part of me, it was not a legal name I wanted. After dealing with this issue for several years, I decided on a new last name and began using it anonymously to test it out. Meanwhile, I was dating a man I thought I could spend the rest of my life with. As a result, I sat and waited. And then there were three more years of waiting. I'm happy to report that my present husband proposed marriage just a few months after I decided to file the formal paperwork, and I readily took his last name, Stewart, to replace mine. The new moniker felt natural. So, my name is Kelly Stewart on a personal and legal level. For the time being, the vibe suits me. I consider myself a caretaker of the land I manage. Professionally, I go by the moniker StarLightworker. However, there is another part of me that feels compelled to complete its goal.

When people are given a name, regardless of how it is given, some will run with it and utilize it in every part of their lives. Kundalini Yoga has given several names to its practitioners and encourages them to use them professionally and individually. To match, many people have changed their legal names. I was given a Kundalini Yoga name several years ago and have only recently started using it in some of my spiritual practices. The process of acquiring the name Jiwan Saraswati has been enjoyable for me. I didn't think I would, but as I work with it, I can sense the positive affects it is having on my life. Maybe one day I'll tell you more about how I came up with this name.

In the meantime, if your own identity's feel doesn't fit you, I invite you to try something new. Take a chance! It's not always necessary to put it on to begin embracing it. It can sometimes be more accurate in describing who you've already become. Make every effort to be at ease in your own skin. Don't be concerned about offending others, as this can happen. It's not a personal assault on them; it's simply you using your willpower to grow into a bigger and better version of yourself! Spirit will back you up if it's in line with your objective. That is something I can assure you of.

Who wants to join me on a long-distance trail trip with me someday so we can get a new name? If you dare, send me an email.

What does Kaur mean in Kundalini?

  • Why are men's spiritual names Singh and women's spiritual names Kaur?
  • Why is my name spelled differently than that of a buddy with the same name?
  • My spiritual name is difficult to relate to for some of my family, friends, and work acquaintances. What options do I have?
  • I've realized that my spiritual name is traditionally reserved for people of a different gender than me. Have you made a blunder?
  • I've found several explanations for my name that don't match the one I got. Was there a mistake?

What is a spiritual name?

A spiritual name is a vibration, a frequency, and a tool that, by the strength of its naad (inner sound current) and the divine nature of its meaning, helps to enhance your energy. It's a part of your soul's identity. It encourages you to live in your highest consciousness and assists you in achieving your ultimate goal. “When one asks for a spiritual name, that name essentially describes that person's destiny,” Yogi Bhajan said. Making the decision to get a spiritual name is a step toward breaking free from old patterns and reconnecting with your Infinite self.

“Your spiritual name is the name given to you by God, and it is your celestial identity. That's all there is to it. It is your guiding force, whether you live to it or not. It's also a prayer. Yogiji is a Japanese word that means “one who is joined with the greater soul.” When people refer to me as a ‘Bhajan,' they are referring to a ‘divine song.' And when people refer to me as “Harbhajan Singh,” it signifies “the lion who sings the holy melody.” It's a prayer in the language of others. What exactly is a prayer? It's a call to action. And you pick up the phone. You feel better. It's a benefit. It's a way of obtaining blessings from others.” Yogi Bhajan (yogi bhajan)

How do I know I am ready to receive a spiritual name?

Anyone who asked for a spiritual name was given one by Yogi Bhajan. “When a person requests it, he or she is prepared.” Above all, his timeless words struck a chord with everyone: “Everyone is entitled to a chance to change.” This was his criterion, and it is still in use today.

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Who gives spiritual names today and how are they given?

Yogi Bhajan's Chief of Staff, Nirinjan Kaur, was directly trained in his system of determining names by him for over thirty years. It is based on your birth date and involves the use of his own numerology system. The Siri Guru Granth Sahib (holy Sikh texts) is occasionally consulted. Yogi Bhajan granted Nirinjan his blessings to continue his mission of giving names to individuals who ask for them before his death in 2004.

Why are men given the name Singh and women Kaur as part of their spiritual names?

For men, the second component of each spiritual name is Singh, and for women, the second portion is Kaur. Kaur means “God's princess or lioness,” and Singh means “God's lion.” The names Kaur and Singh evoke noble qualities such as grace, power, courage, and conscientious living.

Why do married couples/life partners often have the same spiritual names?

The ultimate goal of marriage and/or a life partnership, according to Yogi Bhajan, is to become one “As if there were one soul in two bodies.” He frequently gave couples the same initial name because he believes that having the same name helps them achieve togetherness and oneness. “A spiritual marriage is an amalgamation process in which the man and woman eventually become one, preserving all of their unique qualities while complementing, supporting, and covering for one other's flaws.” Yogi Bhajan (yogi bhajan)

Why do some people receive the same spiritual names?

People from all across the world have asked for and continue to ask for names. Whether or whether other people share your name, the name you receive is the correct one for you. Not only is it based on the numerology of your birth date, but many people who have gotten their spiritual names have said that Yogi Bhajan's soul is very present in this holy act of bestowing names.

Why is the spelling of my name different from that of my friend who has the same name?

There could be more than one method to spell your name correctly. The majority of the names were initially given in Gurbani, the sacred language of the Sikhs. As a result, there is no direct relationship between these names and the English alphabet, nor is there any right or wrong way to spell them.

It's more vital to pronounce your spiritual name than it is to spell it. The optimal spelling to choose is whichever helps you and others pronounce the name as accurately as possible. On the Names and Pronunciations page, look for your name. You'll see how it's suggested to spell it. Please email us if you do not see your name on the list.

How do I pronounce my spiritual name?

The Names and Pronunciations page contains the majority of the spiritual names and their pronunciations. Because many of these names are from Gurbani, they can be difficult to pronounce for English speakers. “…The tongue in English is typically in the back of the mouth. The tongue is in front of the mouth in Gurbani, tapping all of the meridian points on the upper palate, which stimulates the brain and raises consciousness. It's the ideal naad (internal sound current).” Yogi Bhajan (yogi bhajan)

I am finding it difficult to connect or resonate with my name.

Even if you are unfamiliar with your spiritual name at first, the strength of its sound current and the depth of its meaning can assist you in moving beyond any self-imposed restrictions to that snug tranquil place within you that is unlimited, that is your infinite self, that is who you are.

What can I do to resonate with my name and integrate it into my life?

Changing your name is a significant life transition. The 40-day guideline is always beneficial when making substantial adjustments in your daily life. According to yogic technology, changing a habit — retraining the mental process and nerve system – takes 40 days. Using your name for at least 40 days allows you to integrate it into your personality. Consider it, write it down, chant or recite it softly and aloud, and encourage others to do the same. As a personal mantra, focus on your name. Allow it to reflect your inner depth, reminding you of your soul's deepest destiny on a regular basis. A spiritual name can only be given to a person once in their lifetime, according to Yogi Bhajan. In its creation, there is a specific time and space – a destiny.

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You might want to take a look at the Adopting Your Spiritual Name page, which can assist and support you in this process. If you're still having trouble with it after 40 days, we recommend writing to Nirinjan Kaur.

Some of my family, friends and business associates are having a hard time relating to my spiritual name. What can I do?

Because the majority of the names are derived from Gurbani (the Sikhs' sacred language), loved ones, business associates, and others may find them unusual sounding and hence uncomfortable. They frequently have trouble pronouncing, spelling, or using the full name, and choose to shorten it.

Keep in mind that accepting and connecting with your name may take some time. Put yourself in other people's position, and be patient and compassionate with yourself as well as your friends and family. The majority of us desire things to be simple and convenient. It is up to you to fight for what you believe is right for you and to stick to your principles and commitments. Be true to yourself. In this state of being, a spiritual name will support and assist you.

The more your name is spoken, the more it seeps into your being.

Then you begin to notice how powerful it is in manifesting in your life.

Slowly pronounce your name, write it down, listen to it, feel it, and take in everything it has to give. Relax and enjoy your nickname.

What if I was given a name from the Siri Guru Granth Sahib at birth?

Any name derived from the Siri Guru Granth Sahib is imbued with the heavenly force and language of Gurbani. It might work as a guide in your life if you meditate on it.

However, for some people, their given names – even if they come from the Siri Guru Granth Sahib – have a long history of connections, some of which may or may not be spiritual. It is absolutely acceptable to want a different name, as long as you understand that this name will be used solely to help you develop your spiritual identity and fulfill your spiritual destiny. It's up to you and your consciousness to pick how you want to approach it. In any event, it's critical to believe that your choice is the best one for you.

What if I have received more than one name?

Some persons have been given multiple names. This could be the result of sending in several request forms, a computer problem, or a 3ho Spiritual Names Office error. Whatever the reason, the first name you receive is the correct one for you.

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If I become a Kundalini Yoga Teacher, am I required to get a spiritual name?

No, it is entirely up to you whether or not to take on a spiritual name. You may be urged to earn one during a Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training course, but it is not essential.

I have discovered that my spiritual name is traditionally used for those whose gender is different than mine. Did you make a mistake?

In some cultures, a given name is solely given to one gender or the other. Yogi Bhajan's spiritual name system, on the other hand, is not constrained by cultural conventions. His approach assigns a spiritual name based on its nadh (inner sound) and meaning to a person's destiny. If you look up your new spiritual name on the internet and discover that it has been given to someone else, it does not mean that it was given to you incorrectly. It signifies that this name has been chosen to assist you in achieving your fullest potential, regardless of how it has previously been used.

I have discovered explanations of my name that do not match the one I received. Was there an error?

It's possible that Yogi Bhajan's notion of a spiritual name differs from other ones available online. His interpretation/definition of a spiritual name is based on its vibrational strength, universality, and effectiveness in raising a person's awareness to his or her highest destiny.

Why do people have spiritual names?

A spiritual name is a vibration and a tool that, via the strength of its nadh (inner sound current) and meaning, serves to elevate your energy. It's your soul's spiritual identity. It is a test of your ability to live in your highest state of consciousness. Making the decision to get a spiritual name is a step toward breaking free from old patterns and connecting more fully with your limitless self.

What is my dharma name?

A dharma name is a sacred name given to a religious or spiritual tradition's pupil or follower to commemorate their initiation or other auspicious occasions. A dharma name is given to someone who is ordained as a monk or nun.

The dharma name is also known as a precept name, refuge name, dhamma name, or sangha name in Buddhist traditions. Dharma is a Sanskrit term that means “obligation,” “virtue,” and “righteousness,” among other things. It also alludes to Buddhism's ethical teachings.

Where is kundalini located in body?

The Kundalini energy is said to be coiled at the base of the spine. The position can be described in a variety of ways, ranging from the rectum to the navel. Kundalini is thought to be housed in three and a half coils in the triangular sacrum bone.

Where is Kundalini yoga from?

Kundalini has an interesting and fascinating history. The technique is derived from Raj Yoga, which has been practiced in India since 500 BC and is recorded in the famous Vedic collection of scriptures known as the Upanishads. Kundalini yoga is distinct from other kinds of yoga in that it is descended from a Sikh tradition, a religion created in 15th century Punjab that promotes love, equality, and service to others and is distinct from Hinduism and Islam. Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, studied and practiced yoga, and Yogi Bhajan, a Sikh, combined their teachings. Many of the meditations in the Kundalini practice stem from the Sikh tradition, thanks to the junction of yoga and the Sikh heritage through Guru Nanak. For example, Guru Nanak's enlightenment experience while learning with the yogis inspired him to employ the mantra Sat Nam in Kundalini yoga.