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Spiritual Expansion: Amrit Singh's Message of Growth and Transformation


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Spiritual Expansion

Welcome, dear readers, to another installment of Michelle's Inspiration Hour, where we strive to provide you with a daily dose of motivation and enlightenment. Today, we have a special guest with us, Amrit Singh, who has embarked on an extraordinary journey of self-discovery and transformation through the practice of Kundalini yoga. His dedication to this spiritual path has not only enriched his own life but has also allowed him to guide and uplift others through personalized coaching.

 

Amrit's journey began over three decades ago when he was just 19, seeking a spiritual connection in a world pre-dating the internet's abundance of information. Initially, his quest led him to substances, but a pivotal moment occurred when he discovered Kundalini yoga. Through this practice, he experienced a profound shift, realizing he could attain a heightened state of consciousness without external substances. This revelation marked the beginning of a remarkable 30-year journey of self-discovery.

 

Michelle, our enthusiastic host, delves into Amrit's experiences, particularly his time in India. Amrit describes the challenges of living in a third-world setting, where external comforts were scarce. However, amidst the discomfort, he learned valuable lessons about the resilience of the human spirit and the universality of our essence beyond physical differences.

 

The conversation takes an intriguing turn as they discuss spirituality and its distinction from organized religion. Amrit emphasizes that spirituality, for him, is the essence within each of us, transcending the confines of religious labels. He encourages individuals to explore their spiritual paths within their existing belief systems, using various tools that resonate with them.

 

As they navigate the conversation, Amrit touches on his childhood, revealing that his initial connection with spirituality was strong but waned as he sought acceptance among his peers. Reflecting on his journey, he acknowledges the importance of each phase, leading him to reclaim his authentic self.

 

The discussion further explores the concept of spiritual awakening (Spiritual Expansion). Amrit challenges the notion that one needs to find something external, asserting that every individual is inherently spiritually awakened. It's not about discovering something new but remembering the innate connection to the spiritual realm.

 

In a poignant moment, Amrit shares advice for his younger self, emphasizing trust in the unfolding journey and acknowledging that every experience contributes to personal growth. The conversation evolves into a profound exploration of spirituality, highlighting its universality and its distinction from organized religion.

 

As the podcast concludes, Amrit introduces his new coaching program, specifically designed for men in long-term relationships facing challenges. He addresses the common scenario of couples feeling a widening gap and offers a solution for men seeking to reconnect with their partners.

 

In the spirit of inspiration, Amrit leaves us with a powerful statement: "If you can't see God in all, you can't see God at all." He encourages us to recognize the divine in every aspect of life, fostering a deeper connection with ourselves and the world around us.

 

In parting, Amrit leaves us with a resonant word: Expansion. May we all embrace the vastness of our potential and allow our spirits to soar freely on this beautiful journey of self-discovery and connection.



Transcript of Episode:


 Michelle Henderson  (01:12):

Hello everybody. Welcome to Michelle's inspiration Hour. I'm your host, Michelle, and I'm absolutely thrilled to have you with me today. In each episode of the podcast, I am here to provide you with daily dose of inspiration that will lift your spirits, nourish your soul, and leave you feeling motivated to conquer whatever challenges life throws your way. Today we have a very special guest who's been had an extraordinary journey of self-discovery and transformation. His name is Amerit S, and he's dedicated over three decades of his life to study the Kundal Yoga, if I pronounce that correctly, a practice that has not only enriched his own life, but also allowed him to deeply connect with others throughout his remarkable journey. His true passion has been to guide and uplift individuals through personalized coaching. His specialty lies in helping people unlock the freedom they need to pursue their passions while living in a life they love. So whether you're seeking to discover your own path, to enter peace, pursuing a lifelong dream, or simply looking for that spark of motivation to brighten your day, you're in the right place. Emirate's wisdom and experiences are here to inspire you. Let's bring him on to hear all about this wonderful, inspirational, spiritual journey that he has been on. Thank you so much for joining us today. Well,

Amrit Singh (02:50):

Thanks for having me, Michelle. That was such an amazing introduction. I loved it and I really loved the video. I was sitting here bobbing my head back and forth. I loved it. I was like, oh, wow. It's such a cool journey, and the cool pictures can't wait. If you share it to me, I put it all over my social media and it's going to be awesome.

Michelle Henderson  (03:10):

Oh, well, good. Well, I'm glad that you enjoyed it, and believe it or not, I can actually watch you, but when you're off the screen, I could watch you and I love it whenever the guests kind of dance to the music, that means that you're enjoying it. That's a good thing. Okay, so we're going to start, and I have actually done this type of yoga, so hopefully I'll pronounce it right. I'm going to try it again. Kund Dali. Oh wait, Kundalini yoga. It's

Amrit Singh (03:37):

Pretty close. Yeah, I mean Kundalini, yeah, like that

Michelle Henderson  (03:42):

With the Texas draw, of course,

Amrit Singh (03:44):

With the Texas draw of course. And then people in Texas even understand you.

Michelle Henderson  (03:50):

Yeah, absolutely. Absolutely. So tell us, I have actually done this type of yoga and it is very, you're working with a lot of energy whenever you're doing this type of yoga. So what did it do for you? What results did you see in your life after practicing yoga

Amrit Singh (04:12):

For me was I started early. I was 19 when I had my first class, and at that time I was on my spiritual search and there was pre the internet. So my spiritual search kind of consisted of smoking a ton of Ana and being stoned all day long because that was the closest thing I could find in my normal German life to spirituality. And I was like, I kind of feel something when I smoke, and so I have the magic solution. I just need to smoke all the time. And then that was kind of back frame because I was just stoned the entire time. Nothing changed in my life and I was just sitting there without anything happening. So I was like, okay, I need a better approach. So when I started practicing Kundalini yoga I, and the first time when I really applied myself and I went deep and I did the exercises the proper way and the breathing, and suddenly I had this high experience, which I only knew from the drugs without the drugs, and I was like, oh my God. And this is just the beginning. And so from there, I've been building up this stamina and the strength to recognize that I can feel high and expanded without putting substances in my body. And I mean, it's just been blowing my mind. And that was the beginning of an amazing 30 year journey now.

Michelle Henderson  (05:45):

Well, and you're seeking inside, instead of trying to find something to make you feel connected with the God and divine and everything, you found something because a lot of people go, I can't do yoga. I can't concentrate on those poses or whatever. But you're right, it's all in the breathing and that energy just kind of moves around and you can raise your vibration that way as well. So good for you for seeking something different, saying, you know what? There's something else that I need to do to change that. So I hope everybody's listening to that. And then you move to India. So I mean, I'm going Good for him. You are definitely that spiritual seeker. What did you learn in India that you did not know before?

Amrit Singh (06:34):

Oh my God, I learned so much. I learned that I can be very, very physically uncomfortable, but very comfortable inside of me, in my emotions, in my mind and my spirit and very connected, even though it's 120 degrees out and the power went off and there's no fan and noisy, and you can only eat spicy Indian food and there's no shops to go through. And I mean, the list was so long, India in the early 2000 was just really third world living. And I realized so much that I'm so much more than all these outside comforts and influences and a clean bed sheet and a toilet where you can actually sit on instead of having to squat. And I mean the list is just so long night at night when you're going to the bathroom rather than just tapping around in the dark and crazy, crazy, crazy stories of all that what happened in India. But I ultimately really realized that it allowed me to recognize that we are so much more than just this physical body, this physical body. We might be a man, we might be a woman, we might be white, we might be black, we might be Asian, we might be German, whatever. But the essence is the same for all of us.

It's so beautiful that we all got different accents. It's so beautiful that we all got different eye colors and different hair colors, and it's just so much fun. It's like playing a multi role video game and everybody would look the same in it. How boring would that be? You'd be like, I don't know who I'm met. They all look the same. But because we all look different and we all are different, I think it just makes it so much fun to recognize that we get to express ourselves. So for me, for example, when I started growing my beard and putting my turban on, I was like, oh my God, I look so different now. And everybody looks at me different. And then I went into this narrow path of the SIHH religion and I learned a lot from it. But just five years ago I kind of broke out from it, and I'm like, I don't want to be labeled as religious.

I don't want to be labeled fanatic. I don't want to even be labeled to be in one religion. So when people now ask me, are you a Sikh? I'm kind of like, yeah, kind of. But I'm so much more than that. I'm a spiritual being and I love talking to spiritual seekers from the Christian religion and from the Islam and from Buddhism and to Jews. And I'm like, oh my God, we're all the same. And it really doesn't matter what you have on your head or how long your facial hair is or if you have any, it's all the same.

Michelle Henderson  (09:32):

Now, when you were younger, did you ever think that you would find who you are today?

Amrit Singh (09:40):

I think differently because when I was really young, I could really connect with this magic in myself. And I knew, oh my God, there's so much more and there's all these different realms and these different levels. And then by the time I turned 9, 10, 11, I kind of shut down to that and I just started being the cool guy and being like, oh, oh, nothing phases me. I never feel any pain. I don't have any emotions kind of person. I was super emotional when I was a little kid. And so I kind of turned into this asshole bully version of myself and had to go through that for a couple of years. And yeah, that's kind of what the wheat helped me to recognize that that wasn't me. But then I was just stoned for years. And then finally when I stopped and I got out of it, I was able to reconnect where I left off when I was seven or eight to now when I was 25. And I put these two pieces back together and I was like, oh my God, I can express that level of my child being again.

Michelle Henderson  (10:48):

Right. So do you think you were fighting for some reason, trying to be who you are so that you could be accepted in society or what made you fight it? Because almost sounding like when you cut that connection with your spirit journey and you went a different way and then you came back to it, but what do you think stopped you from continuing it?

Amrit Singh (11:16):

Well, my connection was so strong in my childhood. It was just part of my identity. I thought everybody would feel like that, but I realized a little later it was not like that, and I just wanted to fit in. I didn't want to be the weird kid. I wanted to be all the other kids. And I was also really smart and really good at playing the game of social interaction. And so I'm like, I can just play the game. I can just be the one on top. I can just be the leader of the group. No problem. I can play that whole game. But I was always wearing this mask. I was never truly myself. I was always going through all my emotions, keeping in check, and I was almost like a superior thing compared to the other teenagers who were going through their emotional dramas and their ups and downs, and they were kind of ruled by their authentic self. And I was up here wearing that fake mask being almost like a sociopath who's like, oh, you're crying. I'm not crying. I'm going to get what I need to get. And it took me a couple of years to get out of that.

Michelle Henderson  (12:21):

Right. Oh, it absolutely sounds like, and it also sounds like you kind of learned a lesson along the way. You know what I'm saying? You're actually a whole different person than you were back then, and you were able to find yourself and your unique self and your authentic self. So I know it's very difficult because it's so abstract and it's really hard to describe. What does spirituality mean to you? Just like you said, you're not religious, it's separate from that, but what do you feel is spirituality?

Amrit Singh (12:57):

I almost think, and this happens to me every time I use the word spiritual because I recognize how I'm defining it myself differently than how the norm defies it, because spirituality very quickly gets clumped together with religion. For me, it's kind of the opposite of religion. It's that connection with spirit and spirit is the spirit. Connection is something we all, every single one of us has inside of us. It's a little bit like we got hands, we got ahead, we got eyes and we got spirit, so duh. But we can call it something else because the word spirituality is so overused already. So we could come up with some other word for it, and then it might be easier for people to really recognize, okay, I got a mind I can relate to that I got a body because I can touch it. And then I got that spirit aspect that spark that connection to infinite.

This when I close my eyes and I really truly go inwards. And there is something. And so the reason why religions had such a monopoly on that for thousands of years was because they just came up with some good rules to make sense of that and say, here, read this five times a day and you'll be okay. Yeah, no, follow these 10 rules and you'll be okay. Religion was just a way to make sense of spirituality and set a little bit of a standard, which was easy enough to follow for people who were busy working, having a family, making sure people are surviving, and it helped them to stay connected. So for me, long answer to the simple question, spirituality is really our essence, and it's a little bit for me, like gravity. You say you don't believe in gravity, but then please don't jump out of the window.

Michelle Henderson  (14:57):

Right? Agreed. I absolutely love that. I love it. I love it. So if somebody is going through a virtual awakening, what would you tell though?

Amrit Singh (15:10):

Ah, I love that question because we, in my opinion, come here already spiritually awakened, right? Every single one of us is spiritually awakened just by the definition of being human. You come spiritually awakened, and if you doubt that for a second, look at a baby's eyes the moment they're born, you can see that depth and that spirituality so much deeper than you can see it in some monk who's living in the ma layoff and has been meditating for 60 years. So we all come with a spiritual awakening and then we kind of condition and train and society gets us to believe we are separate from that. So when people come into this process where they are thinking, they're going through a spiritual awakening, it's really a spiritual remembrance. And I would tell them, don't think you're going out there to find something which you don't have. Just allow these layers to naturally drip away because all the answers, all the knowledge, everything is inside of you. And if you have a Christian practice, practice that because that will help you if you're a Muslim, practice, your Muslim practice. If you're an atheist, perfect practice your breath work and your body work and do whatever you want to do, but do something which use some tools to remove these layers. Don't use the tools to think. You need to find something in the outside world.

Michelle Henderson  (16:52):

And I love that remembering, remembering your soul, your essence, and who you truly are. So let's think about, if you could go back to that childhood, what would you tell yourself as a child now since you've known a lot of that you've been on your journey, what would you say to yourself?

Amrit Singh (17:17):

I mean, it would be nice to say, trust yourself, do what you do. But I don't know how my childhood would've been if I would've not turned into that asshole version of myself. I might've experienced things very differently. I might've gotten my ass kicked much more often than because I was the tough guy. I didn't get my ass kicked. It was very convenient. So I almost think trust the journey. It's all going to be okay. Don't worry about it. There is no mistakes. We make our choices, then we live with the consequences and beautiful things come out in the end as long as you show up from your heart and you follow the path. And so it took me many years to get back to that point, but I think I wouldn't want to change any of them.

Michelle Henderson  (18:13):

Oh, I love it. Absolutely love it. And I think you're so right. We do have to go through certain lessons and through different stages in our life so we can be who we are. Now you said something interesting, okay, and I've got to come back to it. So whenever you said about when people are going through spiritual awakening, that if you're Christian or whatever religion that you are, you need to hang onto that while you renew yourself and remember who you are. So kind of to explain a little bit, dive deeper into that. So why should we, because I've heard a lot of the opposite, oh, you need to get rid of that religion so that you can carry on. So tell us about why you said that. Well,

Amrit Singh (18:56):

For me, I see religion in different ways, right? There is every religion has a tool set, and that tool set is either prayer, it is going to church, it's community. It's like all these different levels of tools. And the reason they've been using those tools is because those tools work. And so my recommendation is use those tools at the same time. I agree with you, limit yourself from being boxed in. Limit yourself from people who tell you, oh, we are the right religions because we got turbines and beards. We are so much better than anyone else who doesn't. And so these people are on the wrong path. We're on the right path there. I would say like, Hey, red flags. Red flags every time when your religious limitations disconnect you from others who look differently and who speak differently and you act differently than you.

I would say a big red flag. And that is much broader than religion. It's the same issue we have in racism and in so many other areas of our lives. But the tools from the religions work, and if you don't have religion, you can go find some Tibetan mantras or some Hindu hand mudras or some beautiful Christian gospel songs or read some parts from the Bible because all this stuff is based on the same thing. It's based on allowing you to travel back to source energy. And I loved what the Dalai Lama said about it. He said, Hey, all you guys coming to my classes now you all want to convert to Buddhism. It's like a man who's been digging a well for 10 years and now he sees someone else over there finding water and it abandons well, one or two meters from water and go, starts digging next to the other person just because they found water there. Stick with your, well, stick with your digging process and use these beautiful techniques from other religions and these amazing tools to go deeper in your process. And in the end, when you find source energy, it honestly doesn't matter if you call it Christ consciousness or you call it Allah or you call it Vishnu or it's all the same in the end, but it's nice that it all has different names.

Michelle Henderson  (21:26):

I totally agree. And the reason why I was bringing it up is because whenever I started getting into spirituality and really diving into different areas, people are saying, again, give up your religion. I'm going, that is a part of me still. That's a puzzle piece of me. That's what I grew up with. I had a great experience in my religion. I know a lot of people haven't, and so I understand they probably need to go out and seek where they really feel authentic for themselves. And so like you said, I think it's going to be different for everybody else, but we all end up in the same place seeking what we need to in the very end. Okay. So what I'll always ask my guest, if you had an inspirational statement, whatever it is, because this is an inspirational podcast, what would you say to somebody that really needs to hear some type of inspiration?

Amrit Singh (22:22):

The one which comes to my mind goes right hand in hand with our conversation about religion is if you can't see God in all, you can't see God at all.

Michelle Henderson  (22:38):

I love it. Short and sweet. Oh my gosh. And you're right. And we're all God, right?

Amrit Singh (22:44):

Exactly.

Michelle Henderson  (22:45):

Yeah. Is there anything else that we did not talk about that you want to make sure that we get in?

Amrit Singh (22:53):

I would love to talk a little bit about my new program I'm doing because I'm just so excited about it. Absolutely. So I don't know when your podcast is, so I won't say the dates, but I've been focusing my coaching, which I've been doing with a lot of different people on a more niche group. And I realized what's really needed and what a lot of my clients were struggling with were men in relationships around between 30 and 60 who have been married for 10 years, 15 years, 20 years. And they come to this point where they're realizing, oh my God, the gap is widening. I talk less with my wife, I connect less with her. I have less intimacy, I have less passion, I feel less trust. And she feels the same. And this is this person who 20 years ago was the love of my life and we were so close and we were so connected and everything was so beautiful, what happened? And then they think, huh, if she could just change, my life would be so much better.

And she's thinking the same thing, give me that magic stop. I can find it at this idiot. So he finally changes so I could have a better life. And so after 10, 15, 20 years of marriage, we both realized the other person's not going to change. I can put the pressure on as much as possible. They're not going to change. That's the one thing we are sure about. And so this workshop I put together is really designed for men in that situation who are just saying, Hey, I see this. I see the gap widening in my relationship. All I do is get passive. I just wait it out and then kind of gets a little better. But we are never really coming back together. It just doesn't get as worse as quickly when I stay passive. And the women are kind of in this point where they're like, okay, I give this guy two more years.

If nothing happens, I'm out. And then they pull the plug. And so I want to invite those men who are in this situation to reach out to me and say, I'm happy to spend an hour with you and guide you and help you and allow you to see what you need to do in order to start closing this gap. Because I'm under the belief that a hundred percent of every relationship is our responsibility. The moment we start giving some of that away and we say, oh, it's 50 50. I was nice yesterday. And then she was nice. So I'm going to be an as today. That just doesn't work. You need to show up. You need to show up for your relationship. You need to show up for your wife, you need to show up for your kids. You need to show up for your extended family, and you need to work on being the best version of yourself. And if you do that in working with me for three months, your wife will notice and be like, what's going on?

Why is he transforming? Why is he so nice? And guess what happens? She'll be like, I need to keep up with this guy. This is awesome. Yeah, I want to do something too. And guess what happens? You start closing the gap. It's a process. It doesn't just happen overnight, but you are changing direction and you notice how you keep getting closer and closer and the communication improves, the trusts improve, the emotional connection improves. You can suddenly share from your heart and you're coming back to that love which you thought was lost 15 years ago. So that's my big passion

Michelle Henderson  (26:37):

Right now. Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh. That is awesome. Oh my gosh. I just love it because my husband and I have been married 35 years.

Amrit Singh (26:45):

Send him to me, send him to me.

Michelle Henderson  (26:49):

Well, no, but it's so interesting because we have gone through the different stages and we're aware of it and we're empty nesters right now. And so our relationship changed. But I think because of our history, for our love, and I always tell him we're changing, he is going, I'm not changing. We're changing together. So we're actually in a really good place. That's awesome. But I can see where after 35, if you don't change with it or you don't move with the different changes and fear kind of comes in and like you said, you try to change that other person. There's some problems that can happen. So that is so needed. So I love to hear that you are actually doing that. So awesome. Awesome. Okay, so you ready for the last question for the wheel?

Amrit Singh (27:40):

I'm ready for the wheel. Let's do it.

Michelle Henderson  (27:42):

Okay, let's do it. Let's see what question comes up that we need to make sure we answer? Oh my gosh. And we keep talking about your childhood,

Amrit Singh (27:56):

What came up? I can't see Favorite childhood, childhood memory.

Michelle Henderson  (28:02):

Yeah, interesting. It's so interesting how spirit it works because it always comes up with something that we've talked about in the podcast or what the guest needs to talk about.

Amrit Singh (28:21):

Oh, I have so many favorite childhood memories, but the one that comes up is always with family and with animals. I loved animals when I was little, and I would always, like anywhere we would go, I would go seek out that first pet. I could meet anywhere. And this is something which still happens today. We go to a party somewhere, I end up sitting in the corner with the dogs and the kids. That's the people I like to connect with. So when I meet people on the street and they greet me real friendly, I'm like, who is that person? And then I see that dog, I'm like, I know them because I know the dog.

Michelle Henderson  (29:02):

Right? And that just means that you've got great energy if the animals are seeking out you. And the same thing, that's always

Amrit Singh (29:11):

The little kids and the pets all on my lap. Yes. So my favorite childhood memory was really when we would, I grew up in Berlin, so I was kind of a city child, and we would go out on the countryside and there was this horse and I wanted to go to that horse and everybody was like, do not go to the horse. It's super aggressive, it'll bite you, it'll bite your hands. And I'm like, it's an animal. I don't think it would be too aggressive. So I started making friends with that horse, feeding it a lot of sugar over the next couple of days. And then I think it was four or five days into it when I was able to climb on this super dangerous horse, which would bite everybody else, and a horse would let me lie on it and nap on his back. So that was probably one of my favorite childhood memories because was such a big animal and it liked me and it gave me a lot.

Michelle Henderson  (30:08):

Oh, absolutely. And I would be honored for that. But yeah. Yeah, that is wonderful. Horses are scary for me.

Amrit Singh (30:16):

Yeah, They were much bigger.

Michelle Henderson  (30:22):

Yes. So where can people reach you, especially if they want to take your workshop and just say, need some type of your coaching guidance? So where can they reach you

Amrit Singh (30:36):

For the man who qualify, who are in a long-term relationship and say, I really want to work on that. My recommendation is go to my landing page for that. It's marriage reconnection roadmap.com. And I think we can add that as a link on the bottom later. It's easy to find. And for everybody else who says like, okay, I feel it's super interesting. I want to learn more about this guy, but I don't really fit in that group. Or maybe I'm not in a relationship right now. I have my regular website, which is coaching. Now do info and you can get in touch with me there. And if you're on TikTok, find me on TikTok. I love posting. I don't know if you're on TikTok, but it is so much fun to be on. I need to find you. I love it. It's so much fun.

Michelle Henderson  (31:24):

What is your channel name?

Amrit Singh (31:26):

It's just my name, AMRI Singh. And then with my last name re, so it's R-E-I-M-S-C-H. But we can put all the links below and I would love to just for people to reach out to me, just send me an email or send me a message. It's 2023. It's so easy to find me on Instagram, find me on Facebook, find me on TikTok, find me on my website. Just send me a message. Because you know what I love to do is hop on the phone with people and just spend time with them. And I always will do that free of charge. And I often have people who are like, oh my God, this blew my mind. Can I send you some money? And I'm like, no, don't send me money. I love doing this. You want to work with me? Yeah, you're going to have to send me money because that's how it works. But that first session, I'm so happy to be of service and I love it.

Michelle Henderson  (32:19):

Alright, so as we go, what's one word that we can send off for one word that you want to tell anybody?

Amrit Singh (32:27):

Expansion. Expand your wings. Really let them be big and go flying. This is so much fun.

Michelle Henderson  (32:35):

All right. You heard it here. I will see you next week for more inspiration and we'll talk about more about spirituality as well. We'll see you then.

 

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