Cultivating your Own Sadhana for Spiritual Growth



Since the new moon this month, I have been woken up in the middle of the night at odd hours.  Some would say I am having a spiritual awakening or am downloading information, and these may be true, but I also feel that I am being woken to do something–sadhana.  I am a firm believer in when you heal yourself, you also heal the collective.


Last night was the third night I was woken up at 2 am.  I tossed, I turned, I woke up my husband and the dogs trying to find my phone in the darkness and trying to leave the bedroom, and by 3 am I had finally given up on getting any sort of good sleep at all.  I sat in our other bedroom trying to do deep breathing, then alternate nostril breathing.  I even did my normal “fall asleep chant” wahe guru but nothing was working. I suddenly knew it was time.  Time to return to a practice I had been doing off and on again for years, but I knew everytime led to profound spiritual growth.  I opened my playlist (click here to listen to my Aquarian Sadhana playlist on Spotify) and began to chant for nearly an hour and half.  Once I was finished I looked at my phone and the time was 4:44– a perfect time to receive guidance and messages from angels, the ether, and the beyond.



What is Sadhana?

Sadhana is a daily spiritual practice.  Yogi Bhajan states that it is “a committed prayer. It is something which you want to do, have to do, and which is being done by you. … Sadhana is self-enrichment. It is not something which is done to please somebody or to gain something. Sadhana is a personal process in which you bring out your best.”

Shakti Parwha Kaur states that “during what are called the “ambrosial hours” (the two and a half hours just before sunrise), when the sun is at a sixty-degree angle to the Earth, the energy you put into your sadhana gets maximum results. Your world is quieter. It’s easier to meditate and concentrate before the hustle and bustle of the day begins.” If you cannot get up early in the morning to do sadhana, then do it some other time! Having a spiritual practice at any time will be of great benefit to you.