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.
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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.
What's a spiritual name?
“Can you tell me what a spiritual name is?” A spiritual name is the chosen path that leads to your physical identity. It's nothing more than a celestial identity. It is possible that you will not live to it; but, it is possible that you will live to it. It is, nonetheless, the guiding force. It's also a prayer. Yogiji is a Japanese word that means “one who is joined with the greater soul.” If someone refers to me as ‘Bhajan,' it signifies ‘divine song.' And “Harbhajan Singh” means “the lion who sings the holy melody.” It's a request. In the words of the other man, it's a prayer. It's a vocation. What exactly is a prayer? It's a call to action. That concludes our discussion. And you pick up the phone. You feel better. It's a bonus and a means to gain the approval of others. That's all there is to it; it's not a big issue.” Yogi Bhajan, Los Angeles, 4/22/1990
In the early 1970s, Yogi Bhajan's students began asking their spiritual names.
“Our spiritual names became our tools, touching our emotions, influencing our words, and softly influencing our actions on a daily basis, altering us and liberating us from our prior insecurities.” Nirinjan Kaur, Nirinjan Kaur, Nirinjan Kaur, Nir (Director of Spiritual Names)
Yogi Bhajan provided thousands of spiritual names to students who asked for them during his lifetime.
“We take into account your past, calculate your future, and assign you a target name, a spiritual name.”
This is the path you must undertake.
It establishes the baseline.” Yogi Bhajan is a yogi who teaches yoga.
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Giving a gift is crucial while requesting a spiritual name. The value of what you are getting is brought to your awareness through this deliberate exchange of energy.
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.
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.
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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 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.
What is the significance of names in the Bible?
The act of naming is linked to power and intimacy. The act of naming conveys power. When God created man, he named him Adam, and one of the first tasks he assigned to him was to name everything placed in his care. In the Bible, name is associated with authority, but it also communicates intimacy.
How do you get a yoga name?
Consider coming up with a distinctive yoga studio name if you want to stand out from the crowd of other yoga studios.
When coming up with a name for your yoga studio, try to think of something that no other yoga studio has done. Avoid using cliches or words or phrases commonly connected with yoga.