My Khalsa Princess

My Khalsa Princess

Okay, I have to admit I love having a daughter, and like probably most fathers, I adore my beautiful Khalsa princess Charanjeet Kaur. Today she turned five years old (with my son turning 10 in a couple of months). It’s such a blessing to have children. They teach us so much. On one side it can often feel like so much work and energy to raise children, but if you pay attention & work at it, they are little gifts!

Through every day life I learn patience, staying neutral and calm, how to communicate better and having fun (I’m too serious with my work all the time so the kids lighten things up for me). Since they are always watching you, being a good example is important so it helps me keep on track with my spiritual discipline. Children are still so pure and innocent and remind me of our source….God in all. It is as they get older that they learn prejudice, hate, division, from the adults around them.

Charanjeet was born right after the annual 3HO summer solstice sadhana that happens each year here in the mountains of Espanola, New Mexico, so it can be challenging to have a birthday party with so much going on here! Weddings…..thousands of people traveling from all over the world to this little town to work on themselves. This year we squeezed in a small birthday breakfast for her before Gurdwara yesterday with just some of the family. Yummy pan cakes, cup cakes, vege links/strips and hot maple syrup with blueberries. Yum..yum.

For so long Charanjeet didn’t want to wear a turban because she didn’t think it was pretty (as she compared it to mainstream girl images of princesses and "glamor girls"). We didn’t want to force her, but wanted to encourage her to wear a real head covering. I’m excited now that she has changed and now loves her turban. Adding a pretty khanda pin, chunni…and showing how beautiful she looks in the mirror really helped. She now sees the real Khalsa princess that she is. This past week I took a bunch of pictures of Charanjeet Kaur up at Summer Solstice and at Gurdwara in Espanola and it really helps as she sees herself and her own shining light.

Here are some pictures that I took of Charanjeet this past week from her Birthday, Gurdwara, Summer Solstice, etc.

(view the slideshow full screen here)

7 Responses to “My Khalsa Princess”

  1. Mohinder Singh says:

    Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh.
    Bhai Gurumustuk Singh Ji,
    I am so happy to read your posting in Sikhnet. Like yourself, with Waheguru Ji's beant kirpa, my Singhni and I have also been blessed with Maharaj Ji's beautiful gifts; a son and a daughter. Sahib Singh turned 2 years old in February this year and Meher Kaur is 7 months old. We are so fortunate to have such beautiful gifts from Waheguru Ji as our Sikhi has taken on a new level with their presence. As you mentioned, its hard work but no gain without pain (as they say)…and this pain is also beautiful. Pateince, love, leading by example, guidance, realisation, etc are all virtues that have transformed our lives to a new dimension. This is (as always) in accordance to Waheguru Ji's Hukam. We wish you, your family, the Khalsa Panth and the entire world Chardi Khalla, prosperity, love and peace. And please say a big Guru Di Fateh to the whole Espanola Sikh Sangat from us.
    Bhai Mohinder Singh Ji, Bibi Gurdeep Kaur Ji, Sahibzade Sahib Singh & Meher Kaur
    (Ulm, Germany)

  2. dimpu says:

    Happy Birthday Charanjeet Kaur . God Bless

  3. Sat Bachan Kaur says:

    Beautiful Khalsa soul, such wonderful work us parents to maintain the light and radiance in your children.

    They are the future, I realize that it doesn´t matter how much work they are we must take care of this souls so they can sustain the indescriptible change that world is taken. They are the light in the future………………..Thank you for your service to mankind!!!!

    Wahe Guru ji Ka Khalsa Wahe Guru ji Ki Fatah!!!

  4. Gelten Somat says:

    The branding of the human soul by the enlightened is an attempt to immortilize themselves and ultimately it creates a heard like following that is a mindless shadow of the original. The towel on the head serves only to create an identity for those who do not have the confidence or ability to create one for themselves. Jesus buddah and even your Guru are all guilty of this and many live in there shadows trying to emulate them. This is not the true way. This is not directed to sikhs alone but to many other followers of other faiths.

    Gelten Somat – Enlightened at age 8

  5. She's so beautiful ji!

  6. Aman says:

    you have beautiful children. I just discovered your blog and I am so inspired!!!!