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Friday, 06. June 2008
Ra Ma Da Sa, Sa Say So Hung
Ra Ma Da Sa Sa Say So Hung is one of the most powerful mantras known and is extraordinarily effective in dealing with health challenges. It is powerful. It is universal. It works on many levels; the mental, spiritual, emotional, and physical.
Listen below in full length (13:33) this Healing Mantra:
Ra Ma Da Sa by Snatam Kaur from the CD "Grace", 2004.
Ra Ma Da Sa is like a rare diamond, which connects you with the pure healing energy of the universe. You can instill the health trend in your consciousness by injecting this strong healing vibration into your mind.
Here is a detailed explanation by Shakta Kaur:
Posture: Sit in easy pose or in a chair with a straight spine.
Focus: Eyes are closed and focused at the third-eye point.
Breath: The breath will come automatically as you chant. Inhale deeply before you begin chanting.
Mantra: “Ra Ma Da Sa, Sa Say So Hung.” The mantra should be sung in one complete exhalation. As you chant the first “Sa,” your navel point is pulled in so that this syllable is abbreviated. You should rest for 4 beats between the first “Sa” and the second “Sa.” You should also pull your navel point in as you chant “Hung.” “Hung” should be vibrated at the root of the nose. The rest of the syllables are drawn out in a strong, powerful chant. Strive to keep your chant at full volume (loud but not raucous) throughout the meditation.
Meaning of Mantra:
Sa=infinity, universal energy
Sa=repeat in second half of mantra
Say=the personal embodiment of Sa
So=the personal sense of merger with Sa
Hung=the Infinite, vibrating and real.
The mantra literally means, “I am Thou.” It is also used to mean, “The service of God is within me.”
Time: 11 minutes, increasing gradually to 31 minutes.
End: Inhale deeply, hold your breath and visualize the person you want to send healing to (it can be yourself). Make that image in your mind very clear and see a glowing green light around the person. Keeping that person in your mind, exhale. Inhale deeply, hold your breath and continue to send the person healing green light. Still keeping that vision in your mind, exhale. For the last time, inhale deeply, hold your breath and see the person very clearly, see the green healing light bathing the person, bathing every cell in the body. Exhale and relax.
Note: This highly effective meditation deals with vayu siddhi, the power of air. It brings health and many other desirable positive changes. If you wish to heal yourself, imagine a glowing green light around yourself as you meditate.
Here is another beautiful version but I don't know the artist. Some idea anyone?
Chanting or listening to this mantra set to this classical tune will drive out depression and revibrate your life. It is timeless and can not be outdated. It has worked in the past, it works now, and it will work in the future. There is no time, no place, no space and no condition attached to this mantra. It burns the seed of disease. Use it everyday. Offer it to anyone.
If you work with it, it will work for you. In moments of anxiety, despair, fear or worry, let it be your safeguard. It will give you a strong sense of your own centeredness.
In the words of Yogi Bhajan, Master of White Tantric and Kundalini Yoga, who openly taught this healing mantra to the Western world, "It has worked for three thousand, four hundred years, why should it not work now?"
Snatam Kaur - Mul Mantra
Friday, 30. May 2008
Buddha beneath the Tree of Life Meditation
The Light becomes brighter and brighter, and here you are: you behold a magnificent temple. You hear music, you inhale the scent of aromatic perfumes.The light streams in pulsating waves, in perfect harmony with the vibration: Om-m-m.
'The Tree of Life' or the 'Universal Tree' incorporates the universal concept of the World. It may be comprehended as the Tree of Knowledge, the Tree of Fertility, the Tree of Desire, the Tree of Ascent – from the earth up into the heavens, or from the earth into the underworld. The Tree of Life plays the role of a unifying, organizing element in any one of the ancient mythological systems, being in and of itself a kind of coordinate system or axis, within whose embrace all other components and their symbols are encompassed or inscribed. The roots of the Tree of Life penetrate deeply into the subterranean realms. Bridge-like, its trunk reaches out from the Earth to the Sky. Its boughs and branches rise up to the highest planes of the heavenly spheres, attaining the mysterious world of the Source whence all that Is springs forth, where gods and stars dwell. This is the center of the Universe, the core element, around which all the visible and the invisible life of the entire Cosmos arises and propagates. The shaft of this Tree manifests itself as the Axis of Space and Time; its sap is the Dew of Heaven, the life-creating Ambrosia that bestows the possibility of renascence.
The Tree of Life - don't miss The Tree of Life in different cultures.
Thursday, 29. May 2008
Take a pause for reflection: Slow down. Stop. Relax. Still. Center.
Be mindfully present.
Why? How? Read more ...
Tuesday, 27. May 2008
Mandalas for Painting in Meditation
Print ‘em and paint ‘em:
32 Crop Circle Mandalas for Painting in Meditation
from Klaus Holitzka: Kornkreis-Mandalas.
72 Mandalas for Painting in Meditation
from Heike Owusu: Mandala-Welten. Mandalas worldwide.
45 Mandalas for Painting in Meditation
from Rüdiger Dahlke: Mandalas of the World. Many rosettes of churches.
Kinhin - Walking Meditation
Perhaps you envision meditation as something completely peaceful and still. Not always. Meditation is a tool for calming and concentrating the mind any time, any place. Sitting meditation comes first because it's easiest, but there are other kinds. One of the most important is walking. Now that you've tried sitting, try kinhin, a Zen form of walking meditation.
Don't think about it, just experience it. You will find not thinking about it very difficult at first. You may take pride in your movement when it's smooth and graceful. If you're beaming with pride or thinking too much, remember that you're just walking — no reason to get puffed up. Relax your thoughts and let your mind calm down.
If you can manage this slow kinhin, try speeding it up, letting your arms relax and swing normally. Try doing kinhin outside. Eventually you'll be able to bring kinhin awareness into normal walking. It's the first step toward bringing meditation into your whole active life.
Fast Walking Meditation
In Japan kinhin is done really fast. It must feel good after a long session of sitting meditation. You're probably not doing whole days of meditation like Zen monks do, but you might want to try this during finals time or some other time you've been sitting too long and need action.
The meditation techniques we've talked about so far are usually done indoors. For fast walking meditation, it's best to have a large space to walk in. Unless you live in a big house, it will be easier to practice outside. The back yard is often good, since you won't run into anyone there, and no cars will run into you. Plan your route before you start the meditation. Walking around the perimeter of the yard is good. Try to stay on flat ground.
Sit in meditation for a few minutes until you can follow or count your breath without getting lost too often. Stand slowly. You can take the same posture as in kinhin, or you can let your arms hang normally at your sides. It is a bit harder to do with arms hanging because they'll begin to swing. Don't let it bother you, just let it happen naturally. Next, start walking. Keep your eyes half open so that you can see where you're going, but don't focus on any one thing. Don't risk tripping and falling over, just don't get hung up on what is in your field of vision.
Start slowly for a few breaths. Once you're moving and able to return your mind to breathing, you can pick up your speed to a normal-to-brisk pace. Remember, you are still meditating. You may be tempted to start thinking, to look around, even to stop at an interesting place such as the fridge or the basketball hoop. These are thoughts. Don't follow them. Let them fall away. Return your mind to meditation. Tougher here, isn't it? You are expanding your meditation farther into your life. You can practice fast walking meditation anytime you walk.
This article was excerpted from 'Buddha In Your Backpack' by Franz Metcalf.
Available at Amazon
Sunday, 18. May 2008
You Can Heal Your Life - The Movie
This moving film offers an intimate look into metaphysical teacher Louise Hay's fascinating and inspirational life.
It's based on the best-selling book of the same name is hosted by author and teacher Louise L. Hay. This film gives penetrating insights into Louise’s fascinating personal story; and shows how her views on self-esteem, abundance, and the metaphysical causes behind physical ailments were developed. It also reveals how she applied these concepts to her own emotional, spiritual, and professional life.
A number of luminaries in the fields of self-help, philosophy, health, spirituality, and New Thought join Louise, giving their take on success, happiness, and the myriad ways in which people can heal their own lives. And there are also gripping firsthand accounts from others who have been positively affected by Louise’s work.
Louise L. Hay: You Can Heal Your Life - The Movie, 2007
Runtime: 90 minutes
Features appearances by:
Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
Candace B. Pert, Ph.D.
Mona Lisa Schulz, M.D., Ph.D.
Christiane Northrup, M.D.
Jerry and Esther Hicks (The Teachings of Abraham)
Doreen Virtue, Ph.D.
Music is composed by Grammy Award Winner Musician Jim Brickman.
Friday, 16. May 2008
What Is Cosmic Ordering?
At it's simplest, cosmic ordering is making a carefully worded "wish" and sending it out to the cosmos in the hope that your wish (or order) willbe answered.
Despite the fact that it has recently come to people's attention, partly due to the television star Noel Edmonds putting it as the main reason for his spectacular career comeback, cosmic ordering has been around a long time.
Its roots can be traced back to at least the early 1900's when Wallace D Wattles wrote a book called The Science of Getting Rich. In this, he talked about thinking about things to turn them into reality. This may sound simplistic but if you actually stop to think about it, it's perfectly sensible. Near enough everything you see around you started as a thought in someone's mind - the computer you're reading this on, the chair you are sitting on, the room around you. Every one of these started as a thought.
Cosmic ordering takes these thoughts and focuses on them. You send out a precisely worded request to the cosmos (or universe or your god if you prefer) and then let the cosmos deliver on that request. Some requests are simple and will be delivered by doing nothing more than this. Others are more complicated and will take some effort on your part to come to fruition. Yet others are so far away that they will need a lot of effort before they can become part of your reality.
One of the problems a lot of people have with the Law of Attraction (which is very closely related to cosmic ordering) is that they dream up a request and then get disappointed when it doesn't manifest itself into their life in a few hours or days. A common request is to win the lottery. The trouble is that a large number of other people are also putting out this request and the numbers involved just can't work for everyone. Almost 95% of lottery winners only get 10 times their stake back. So even if you "win" the lottery, chances are that you've only won $20.
It's far better to focus on a slightly smaller goal. Ideally, one that you are more in control of. It's also worth starting small - you've done that with most everything else in your life if you think about it. As a toddler, you took time to be able to walk even one or two steps without falling down. But that didn't stop you and eventually you learned how to walk.
It's the same with cosmic ordering. Start small. Send out a small request - say for a parking space to be clear for you or the next few sets of traffic lights to be green for you - and get it fulfilled. Then work up to a slightly larger request, get that filled, and so on.
Make sure your requests are worded positively. Your subconscious mind is working with you on this and it needs clear directions to get what you want from the universe. Negatives or lack of clarity will getin the way of your cosmic order being filled for you.
7 Principles of Cosmic Ordering
Anyone can do it, anytime. But to ensure success there are several key principles that are important to the process of Cosmic Ordering. If you want to explore the process of Cosmic Ordering more thoroughly then there are several excellent books on the market. However to get you started, here are 7 key principles of Cosmic Ordering.
1 Decide What You Want
This is perhaps the most challenging part of the process, knowing what you really want and never has the term "be careful what you wish for... You might get it!" been more relevant. To help you work out what you might want, review the questions on the what to order page.
2 Make Your Orders Positive
Make your orders positive, present tense and personal. This is very important, avoid negative words like not and no, instead try to phrase your request positively in terms of the things you want. Keep your orders personal to yourself, order only beneficial things. Placing hateful, negative or vengeful orders are likely to backfire, so keep your orders coming from a loving place of the heart.
3 Order In the way that works for YOU
To each, their own. Every person is unique and each person has a different sense of their connection to the Universe. Place your orders in any way that suits you. Many people like some ritual or other mood to accompany and empower their orders. Do whatever is right for you.
4 Trust the Process.
Trust the process of Cosmic ordering. It is often best to start with simple orders, like a parking space or something similar until you build sufficient trust and understanding of the process. Part of this is letting go and leaving the Cosmos to deliver your order in the best possible way and at the perfect moment for you. It is in our nature that we try to control everything around us, but it is important not to be to prescriptive as to HOW our order is going to be delivered and relaxed about the timeline. If we attempt to, we simply interfere and restrict the creative possibilities open to the Universe to deliver our order.
5 Trust your Inner Wisdom
Allow your inner wisdom to guide you in your choices. Trust yourself to place the perfect order for yourself one that states what you want and perhaps when you think you might want it delivered. But an order that strikes the right balance between action and allowing. You must allow the Universe to bring you your order, this means letting go of all anxiety and holding complete belief that the Cosmos will deliver for you, but at the same time being open, aware and ready to take the opportunities that the universe may bring you as part of its delivery.
6 You Deserve It
You deserve to have a wonderful life, believe it, live it. The universe is infinitely abundant and we all deserve our good. Accept that you deserve good things; if you cannot bring yourself to believe that you deserve good things, it becomes difficult to ask for them with an open and honest heart. Whilst the words of your Cosmic Order might say "I have a beautiful car!", your thoughts might be "I don't deserve it." ... that message is your true belief and that is what the Cosmos will deliver. When you place your order, know that you do deserve it.
7 Acknowledge Your Successes
Feel gratitude when your Orders are delivered, recognise the amazing power of the process. Even if you suspect that your delivery may just have been a coincidence, recognize also that what your requested WAS delivered. Recognising and rejoicing in your ordering success will serve to reinforce your belief and therefore the success of your future orders!
Source: The Cosmic Ordering Website by G Symond.
You can also place your own Cosmic Orders online right now there.
Thursday, 15. May 2008
Guided Meditation Exercise: The Ocean Breath
"For hundreds and thousands and even millions of years the ocean has done this. It has breathed against the shores of country after country. Shaping the crevices and caves and cliffs, smoothing the sands, exposing and carving the rocks for the myriads of life forms that evolved and found just the nutrients necessary for them to grow and thrive ..."
Friday, 02. May 2008
Spiritual Reality - Journey Within
Spiritual reality is a video on meditation on which are revealed spiritual secrets from Spiritual Masters of India. This video is really unique. It speaks about meditation, cosmic energy, third eye and enlightenment as well as life after death.
The way it teaches meditation without any mantra and only with observation of the breath is really powerful and every one can do it no matter what religion he/she believes. Spent the first 10 minutes to watch the movie and you will understand the uniqueness of this movie. And I'm very sure that you will stay for the other parts ...
Spiritual Reality - Journey Within: Part 1 (10:00)
Meditation is the journey of our consciousness towards the Self.
Sleep is unconscious Meditation
Meditation is conscious sleep.
We receive some amount of Cosmic Energy in sleep and in deep silence.
We receive abundant Cosmic Energy in Meditation.
Meditation is the journey of our consciousness from:
Body to Mind,
Mind to Intellect,
Intellect to Self
To do Meditation, the first thing is Posture.
We may sit in any posture. Posture must be comfortable and stable.
We may sit either on the floor or on a chair.
Cross your legs clasp the fingers
Close your eyes gently
Observe your normal Breath
Do not chant any Mantra do not think of any God
Just witness the Breath
If any thoughts come,
Do not go behind the thoughts do not negate the thoughts
Just come back observe the Breath
Witness the Breath
Be the Breath
More @ Spiritual Reality
Wednesday, 30. April 2008
This meditation centers around the seven chakras, shortly explaining their meanings. The presentation also gives some 'sacred truths' as related to each chakra. With cool graphics.
Click below or view it in a bigger version here.
Found at Visual Meditation by Caroline Myss Ph.D.
Tuesday, 15. April 2008
How to Create A Law Of Attraction Vision Board
Law Of Attraction Vision Boards:
The Secret To Getting What You Want In Life
Have you ever wondered why your dreams haven't come true yet? If you've been reading my newsletter for awhile, you know that I embody and teach the 'how to' principles behind successfully achieving our goals and dreams. Nothing happens, no forward steps are taken until we first have a dream. However, even when we have a dream, we can't begin manifesting it until some important first steps are taken to prepare a solid foundation for success. To make a dream come true we don't have to initially know HOW we are going to do it. Instead, we only have to know what we want and then engage our physical body senses in the process. The basic first steps include:
A. Generate a clear and specific vision of the dream or desire. Gain a big picture or overview of what you want. Know what direction you want to move toward.
B. Articulate and express the dream. In other words, it's important to know what is wanted, not just what isn't wanted.
C. Learn to use the feelings of fear, uncertainty, failure, or overwhelm to fine tune the vision. Then call forth the feelings of excitement and joy to fuel motivation. We manifest goals by feeling good about what we want.
D. Create optimism and a sense of impending success.
For example, let's say you have the desire to permanently overcome certain eating behaviors. Yet, until you articulate this desire in a forward moving direction, and then begin regularly seeing and feeling the joy of your desired outcome, the dream remains vague and distant. If the feelings surrounding your dream are strictly ones of apprehension, fear, overwhelm, or indecision -- the dream doesn't have a chance of developing. As long as your dream remains bracketed in a negative desire and enveloped in a fear state, the chances of achieving it are minuscule. To make dreams come true, you must be able to visualize your destination, believe in what you want, and be able to generate ongoing excitement about your desires.
Vision boards are a terrific tool that combines all of these success and motivation techniques. They are a fun and simple way to remain clearly focused on the joy of creating your dreams and goals. Vision boards, or dream boards as they are sometimes called, are great tools that allow you to accelerate your success!
What is a Law of Attraction Vision Board?
Read more ...
Tuesday, 08. April 2008
How To Practice Buddhist Walking Meditation
Although Buddhist meditation is usually associated with sitting in the lotus position, you can also practice walking meditation. By practicing mindfulness as you walk, you can make this kind of meditation part of your everyday life—just be careful crossing the street.
(Transcript of this video)
You Will Need:
An area to walk in
A meditation track on a music player or a watch or clock
Step 1: Decide when & where
Decide when and where you will practice the walking meditation. For beginners, a large room or an outdoor spot free from obstacles, like a running track or open field, are ideal.
Tip: As you become more skillful, you can practice the walking meditation anywhere, even going from your car to the office or on a busy city street.
Step 2: Decide how long
Decide how long you will practice. Fifteen minutes is a good amount of time for beginners. You can play a meditation track on a music player that corresponds to the amount of time you’ve chosen, or use a watch or clock as a timer.
Step 3: Stand still & upright
Stand still and upright, becoming aware of the ground supporting your feet and the balance of your body as you stand.
Tip: Hands are generally lightly clasped in front or behind the body.
Step 4: Lift right foot
Lift your right foot, noticing the weight of your foot at the end of your leg. Be mindful of the word “right.”
Step 5: Slowly step forward
Slowly take a step forward, noticing your change in balance. As you put your foot on the ground, notice the pressure and the ways your balance readjusts.
Step 6: Lift left foot
Lift your left foot and take another step, still noticing the changes of weight and balance. Be mindful of the word “left.”
Step 7: Bring awareness to stages of each step
As you keep walking, bring your awareness to the stages of each step: the raising of the heel off the ground, the lifting of the whole foot, the pushing of the foot forward, the dropping of the foot back onto the ground, and the pressing of the foot into the ground as you shift weight onto that leg.
Step 8: Walk & stay aware
Continue to walk, staying aware at all times of the changes in balance of your body, of everything you feel.
Tip: Keep your eyes focused about 6 to 8 feet in front of you to avoid distractions, but be aware of anything around you that might pose a hazard.
Step 9: Reflect on experience
Stop walking when it’s a safe moment to do so, and stand still for a few seconds to reflect on your experience.
Practicing walking meditation before sitting mediation can improve concentration during the latter.
How To Practice Buddhist Breathing Meditation
How To Practice Buddhist Loving-Kindness Meditation
Wednesday, 02. April 2008
Finger Meditations: Mudras
Hindu healing practitioners already discovered long ago that too much or too little of an element (earth, water, air, fire, and ether) causes the body to become imbalanced or even seriously ill. We can restore the harmony within us through the corresponding images. Just as every element can have a positive influence on us, it can also destroy us. The individual elements naturally influence each other.
Every element has special needs that can be easily satisfied in a balanced and calm dynamic state. But how often are we stressed, rest and exercise too little, eat too much, or let ourselves be plagued by worries? All of this throws us off balance. When the body is no longer capable of attaining harmony, we are out of balance and we become susceptible to disease.
Dhyāna Mudrā - Amitābha statue at Kōtoku-in in Kamakura, Japan
Click the picture for a larger view
The following meditations can be done during the sleepless hours of a long night or an illness. It demands nothing more of the body than lovingly embracing one finger with the fingers of the other hand.
Meditation 1: Thumb Energy
The fire element, the lung meridian, and Mars (the planet and/or ancient god of war) are associated with the thumb. The fire of the thumb nourishes the energy of the other fingers and absorbs excess energy. It thereby restores equilibrium. When we think about the incineration of garbage, we sense that destruction through fire can also have a power that creates order. Even in nature, when during the course of the decades a monoculture of the strongest has been created, the forest fire once again creates the preconditions for a larger variety of new plants. The overheating within our bodies, the fever, kills entire cultures of bacteria. Fire is dependent upon air since it dies without oxygen; the same also applies to our cell respiration. The metabolism in the individual cells can only properly function with adequate oxygen. We can actually strengthen every part of the body or every organ by visualizing and/or breathing light and warmth into it.
For the next meditations: Read more ...
Friday, 21. March 2008
Enjoy this short Easter Meditation with beautiful artwork by Dr. He Qi paired with a Melchite chant for the passion sung in Arabic.
Friday, 14. March 2008
Chan Meditation by The Dharma Drum Mountain.
Read and learn about The Principles of Chan, Methods, Three Stages of Chan Meditation, What is Enlightenment, Chan Practice in the Daily Life, The Effects of Chan Meditation, The Essence of Chan, and much more.