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Many of you have experienced my Inner Peace Reiki Sessions where you also receive Sound healing where I share chants, mantras and tuning fork sound healing.  At my retreats and workshops we chant mantras from many sources and everyone loves them and experience the benefits from them.  Enjoy this article from Deepak Chopra centre. Peacefully, Jane Brown, BA, CSW, USUI Reiki Master

Author, In Silence Discovering Self through Meditation

 

Guest Article ~ 7 Simple Mantras for Healing and Transformation

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Everything in creation is, at its most refined level, sound or vibration. Every tree, every flower, every part of your body has its own unique vibration. Even the qualities you express in your life such as happiness, joy, abundance, and love are vibrations.

When you are healthy, happy, and vibrant, these vibrations are harmonizing with each other like a magnificent cosmic symphony. However, if the vibration of any area becomes distorted, the harmony breaks down, leading to a lack of wholeness and some discomfort in your life. Many forms of healing are based on knowing the correct sound or vibration and reintroducing it into that area, whereby you can restore the balance, harmony, and comfort once again.

Nature itself is full of sounds—birds singing, the wind blowing through the trees, waves breaking on the beach, innocent children laughing, and so many more. Unfortunately, for much of our time nowadays, we separate ourselves from nature. When you spend time in nature, listening to these sounds, your physiology becomes harmonized with the rhythms and flow of nature.

All traditions of the world have used sound for healing, whether the beating of a drum, a bell, a gong, or a sacred chant. The ancient Vedic Tradition of India has taken this a step further, exploring and refining the use of sound over thousands of years to formulate it into the Vedic Science of Mantras.

Mantras are specific sounds or vibrations whose effects are known. When either chanted aloud or repeated silently, they can create a desired effect in any area of your physiology or life—for healing, transformation, and inner awakening. This is, of course, a vast subject and there are mantras for everything from curing snakebites to spiritual awakening. It would take a whole lifetime to master this wisdom; however, we’ll discuss a few of the more practical uses here.

Japa

Japa means the repetition of a mantra so it encompasses all uses of mantras. However, Japa is most commonly associated with a fixed number of repetitions of a mantra. Usually a string of beads, known as a Mala, with a set number of beads would be used to keep count—one repetition per bead. Traditionally, most Malas have 108 “counter” beads and a “guru” bead used to indicate where to begin and end. Sometimes shorter malas with 54 or 27 beads can be used with longer mantras.

Using the Mala will often involve making a commitment. Let’s say you have a particular obstacle in your life. Knowing the mantra to help harmonize that situation, you might choose to repeat it 108 times (one Mala) for the next 30 days.

Deity Mantra

There are literally thousands of deities in the Eastern traditions, each associated with a different attribute and each having its own mantra, which invokes that attribute. For a Hindu, repeating one of these mantras would be a form of worshipping that deity. However, for those not so religiously inclined, the deities and their attributes should be viewed in their subtler context, as archetypal energies.

These energies are all within you, either dormant or in a state of imbalance or balance. When they are dormant, you may experience a lack in that area; when out of balance, you may experience some disruption; and when in balance, you may enjoy harmony and fulfillment.

By repeating one of these mantras, you can activate and harmonize its effects in all areas of your life. A simple deity mantra is:

  • GAM (gaam) – For removing obstacles and blockages and bringing wisdom in your life.

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Healing Mantras

As we’ve discussed, everything is sound and any discomfort or disease is a distortion of the sound in some area of the body. Reintroducing the correct sound helps to restore the harmony in that area. Healing mantras are normally repeated with the attention in the area of discomfort—or, you could say, directing the vibration to where it is needed.

There are some powerful healing mantras, which are best learned from a qualified teacher; however, here are some of the simpler ones:

  • For the sinuses: Mmmmm
  • For the ears: Nnnnnnn
  • For the eyes: Eeemmm
  • For the throat: Gaa Gha
  • For the jaw: Yaa Yu Yai

The vowels sounds can also be used for healing.

  • Aaa
  • Eeeee
  • Eye
  • Ooooo
  • Uuuuuu

These are non-local, meaning you can chant one of them and direct its vibration wherever you choose.

Chakra Mantras

Consciousness is transforming into matter at every point in the Universe, but is more lively in certain places. On the earth, we call these energy centers a vortex; in the body, we call them chakrasChakrasaren’t physical, but you can imagine the main seven in the body located along the spine. Each reflects different qualities in your life. For most people, their chakras are blocked or stuck, diminishing the flow of energy supporting those particular qualities or over-emphasizing them.

By putting your attention in the area of each chakra and chanting the mantra associated with it, you can begin to enliven the chakra and release its qualities in your life. There are several different sets of mantras for the chakras, the following set is for general everyday use. It’s important to do the whole set rather than just focusing on one or two. Starting with the lowest (first) chakra, bring your attention to that area of the body and repeat the sound 1 to 3 times aloud or silently.

Chakra Location Association Mantra
First Chakra (base of the spine) survival instincts LAAM
Second Chakra (sacral area) sensuality, creative inspiration VAAM
Third Chakra (solar plexus, navel) personal power, ego RAAM
Fourth Chakra (center of chest) unconditional love, compassion YAAM
Fifth Chakra (throat) creativity HAAM
Sixth Chakra (between eyebrows) insight, inspiration KSHAAM
Seventh Chakra (crown, top of head) spiritual union OMM

General Mantras

The following are mantras that could be used at any time to enliven the qualities contained within their vibration.

  • Shanti (shan tee): to restore peace and harmony
  • Anandam (aan an dam): to restore inner joy and contentment

Enlightenment Mantras

Enlightenment is a state of balance, harmony, and self-awareness on all levels. Therefore, all mantras indirectly support this spiritual goal. However, the Gayatri Mantra, being the “Mother” of the wisdom of the entire creation, gives you the direct path to Enlightenment. Traditionally, it is chanted at times of transition during the day—sunrise, noon, and sunset—but it can also be chanted at any convenient time. It is best chanted a minimum of three times each session.

OM BHUR BHUVAH SUVAHA (Om Bhoor Bhoo-va Su-va-ha)
TAT SAVITUR VARENYAM (Tat Sa-vee-toor Var-ayn-yam)
BARGO DEVASYA DHIMAHI (Bar-go Day-vas-ya Dhee-ma-hee)
DHIYO YO NAH PRACHODAYAT (Dhee-yo Yo Nah Pra-cho-da-yaat)

Meditation Mantras

The mantras already mentioned are intended to create or support something on the active level of life, and as such, they have meanings and/or intentions associated with them.

Meditation mantras have no particular meanings or specific intentions. Their role is simply to take the awareness from activity to the inner realm of silence and infinite possibilities. These mantras re-connect you to your most fundamental level of Being and allow you to begin to restore the memory of these qualities in all areas of your life.

Techniques, such as the Chopra Center’s Primordial Sound Meditation, select the mantra most suitable to guide the student on his/her journey of spiritual awakening. As such, these mantras are only taught by qualified teachers or in our online course format.

There is a more general mantra that can be used by anyone, somewhat for this same purpose. This mantra is SO HUM. It is usually used in conjunction with the breath.

  • Sitting comfortably, with eyes closed, begin breathing normally.
  • Silently begin repeating “SO” as you breathe in and repeating “HUM” as you breathe out.
  • The use of the mantra should be easy and effortless. Whenever the attention drifts away, gently bring it back.
  • This meditation can be practiced twice daily for 15-20 minutes each sitting.

As I said, this is a vast subject but I hope this has given you glimpse into this fascinating science.

*Editor’s Note: The information in this article is intended for your educational use only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition and before undertaking any diet, supplement, fitness, or other health program.


Learn to meditate and receive your personal Primordial Sound mantra— an invaluable tool for spiritual awakening—with our Primordial Sound Meditation Online CourseLearn More.


 

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Roger Gabriel (Raghavanand)

Chopra Center Educator
Born in Liverpool, England, Roger Gabriel spent his formative years in the United Kingdom and first learned meditation there in the early 1970s. It instantly became his passion and he soon trained to be a meditation teacher under Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. After moving to the U.S., Roger began studying Ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of health care. In 1985, while helping to establish centers for Ayurveda and meditation, he met and became friends with Deepak Chopra. Since then, Roger has assisted Deepak with numerous training programs, seminars, and workshops; taught thousands of people on all continents to meditate; and helped to train hundreds of people to become teachers of meditation, Ayurveda,…Read more
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The lamps are different,
but the Light is the same.

One matter, one energy, one Light, one Light-mind,
endlessly emanating all things.

One turning and burning diamond,
one, one, one.

Ground yourself, strip yourself down,
to blind loving silence.

Stay there, until you see
you are gazing at the Light

with its own ageless eyes.

Rumi

One of the most relaxing things I do before meditating is to light a candle.  It is a small ritual that begins my meditative time and it helps me to relax, reflect and pray.  I like to watch the flame flicker and bend but sometimes it is still and calm and I love its brilliant stillness.  I like to be alone at this time and allow my eyes to focus on the flame and enjoy its presence.

The candlelight sets the tone and assists me to feel the sacredness of my space. This light becomes a symbol for my Divine light within and around me, the ever flowing universal energy of our Source.   I allow myself to feel the love that is always presence in each moment.  As I begin to feel its presence, I give deep gratitude for each experience in my life and take time to reflect on happy memories.  Memories of sadness or regrets, I acknowledge but I do not dwell there…I let them go.  I focus on my breathing in and out and my mind and body are relaxed.

Then, I feel my eyes closing and I begin to enter a deeper place of consciousness where there is a wondrous connection with my inner light. Rumi reminds us in the poem above to look into our inner light “with its own ageless eyes.”  In this conscious space, I know I am safe, protected and loved in each moment.  I stay in my sacred inner sanctuary until I feel it is time to return to my room feeling relaxed and peaceful.  As I open my eyes, my small candle is still burning and I often sit for a few more minutes in silence and then gently blow it out to close my ritual. I continue my day with more courage and peace and a sense that I am never alone.

Peace and joy,

Jane Rosalea Booth

Author of In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation

 

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As our days gradually lengthen, we have the opportunity to move into our winter season to spend quiet moments of reflection and to open to more light in our heart. As I meditate, I envision a beautiful golden light flowing through my body, mind and spirit. The winter solstice reminds us that light is ever shining. On days that seem sad and dark, I move within to my quiet place within my heart and spirit lightens me.  Even if I tap into this source of love for only a few minutes, I feel better.

So let us welcome light and love into our hearts today…

A welcoming light

A uniting of cells

Movement between worlds

Receiving and birthing

Allows for transitions

Comfort eases change

Weightless waves flow

All light becomes one

Jane Rosalea Brown

May light lift and keep you well. Enjoy the spirit of the season!

Peacefully,

Jane Rosalea Brown, BA, CSW, USUI Reiki Master

Author of In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation

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Happy Winter Solstice

As the sun returns to brighten our days, may your life be full of blessings, joys and deep peace by opening your Sacred heart in meditation to discover love, joy and Oneness.  I wish you many wonderful beginnings, creativity and much success on your spiritual journey into stillness…into peace…into love.

Let us open our hearts to receive the light of love! Enjoy the spirit of the season!

Peacefully, Jane

Jane Rosalea Brown, BA, CSW, USUI Reiki Master

Author In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation, Jane Rosalea Booth

 

 

 

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Attar was one of the Attar 1119 -1220 most ancient and highly revered poets of Persia. He inspired later Sufi poets, such as Rumi and Hafiz

Intoxicated by the Wine of Love.
From each a mystic silence Love demands.
What do all seek so earnestly? ‘Tis Love.
What do they whisper to each other? Love.
Love is the subject of their inmost thoughts.
In Love no longer ‘thou’ and ‘I’ exist,
For Self has passed away in the Beloved.
Now will I draw aside the veil from Love,
And in the temple of mine inmost soul,
Behold the Friend; Incomparable Love.
He who would know the secret of both worlds,
Will find the secret of them both, is Love.

Farid ud Din Attar – translation Margaret Smith –

From “The Jawhar Al-Dhat  “

Enjoy the Video: Intoxicated by the Wine of Love by Attar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vhq1ZwfhSS0

Peacefully, Jane

 

 

 

Slide1I cannot imagine my life without the practice of meditation. It has brought me through so many times where I felt frightened or alone.  Over 25 years ago I began offering Happiness Circles in my home.  In these circle gatherings we connected to what was important to us.  It was a time to discover what ‘spirit’ meant to each person. We gave thanks for all our blessings. We wanted guidance to move through our lives with more tolerance, gratitude, forgiveness, compassion and love.  We honoured each person’s right to religious and personal beliefs.  We were interested in moving more deeply into our core beliefs and bringing the best qualities of our values into our daily lives.  We all grew and transformed in so many ways.

Meditation became integrated into our daily lives…to begin our day, to tap into during our work day to de-stress, to end our day with a grateful heart. It was part of our ‘way’ of life as we created our own ‘peaceful way’.

I am fortunate that I am still connected to the people who joined me for my Happiness Circles that transformed into Peaceful Way workshops, retreats and weekly gatherings. Our group is called The Sisters of the Spirit Mandala, after the mandalas we made at our retreats and gatherings.

There are many ways to meditate.  In my book, In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation, I offer a very simple way to begin meditation.  It is still the ‘way’ I use today. I believe in simplicity and not a lot of complicated exercises and methods. However, you can choose whatever way appeals to you! For me, my meditation is a sacred moment.

Five Benefits of  Meditation for You!

Here are some of my thoughts on the benefits of meditation:

  1. Meditation is where the body and mind meet the Sacred. Meditation gives a Sacred place where we can face things about ourselves we might not be willing to share with other.
  2. Meditation gives us time to redefine who we are, what our goals are and discover what our purpose is.
  3. Meditation steers us back to simplicity. It is an art as it goes beyond words to catch the fluid, changing, wordless moods and feelings for which there is no vocabulary.
  4. Meditation enhances our sense of peace, connection and spirituality. It is the place to release our stress, anxiety and heart ache. It takes into our Sacred Heart, a place to forgive, to accept, to feel compassion and to be love.
  5. Within our Sacred Heart, we connect deeply with the Divine. From this connection we discover our true Essence, our divinity and truth.  You are the Beloved and you see the Beloved in each person.  From this “knowing” your life transforms and grows in love and peace.

If you are just beginning to meditate, take some time to sit quietly, allow your mind to quiet, relax your body with gentle breathing, feel love for yourself in your heart, and let go of anxious thoughts…move into your inner silence…ask for guidance…listen…relax in your peaceful place within…

Take a few minutes each day to meditate and allow yourself to transform into greater love and peace.

Peacefully, Jane

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Jane Rosalea Brown, BA, CSW, USUI Reiki Master

Author of In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation

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Some morning thoughts…

Some days I want to pull up a blanket

Snuggle up with my dog

Watch the birds and squirrels play

Feel the warmth of the sun’s rays

Through the window pane

And I do take those moments

To relax, reflect, ponder my life

Sometimes tears rise up about old memories

Regrets to let go, tender thoughts of family

How I could have done things differently

But realize I would not be here now

Writing my thoughts, looking out to the woods

Hearing the waves pounding the shore

Or missing those who live away

All thoughts that bring me into my heart

Give meaning each day with deep gratitude

For every minute of my life, good and bad

I learned from them and try to integrate

Some wisdom as I move on

Into the last few years where I am free

At last, to finally be me

Young ones don’t see elders

We are invisible but that’s okay

I see them and know their struggles

Seem to be much greater than my teen years

But wait…we had Vietnam, cold war, drugs

The pill, women’s lib, civil right marches and so on

I lived through all those times

And all those years I was in search

Of understanding what life all about and who am I?

Well, I think I have a sense of who I am

I know what and who I love

I feel connected to all life, have a deep love of nature

My life has meaning while I am here

What I think, feel and do affects you

And everyone else. I am important

And so are you.  When I feel my Essence

If I can call it my essence, it feels awesome

Free and ever flowing.  My meditations

And Reiki energy have shown me light visions

That are indescribable.  I share with some friends.

One friend has even seen the same twinkling lights

That I see when we were together.  Nice to know

I am not imagining them.  Then there is ESP

Where I receive from others and also send

My thoughts to them.  It is so amazing when

They respond by e-mail or phone call

I know by what they are replying

My thoughts were received by them

I follow and trust my intuition…

So send your love to others, even those

That you don’t like…they need your love

The most…

Today, I am going for a horseback riding lesson. I love horses and am blessed by the opportunity to ride.  Follow what inspires you and brings you joy.  If you are going through difficult times, go within to listen to your inner spirit.  Take a few minutes each day to record your random thoughts!

Find comfort in sharing your love…

I am sending my love to you,

Thank you for reading my morning flow of words…unedited

Peacefully, Jane

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Jane Rosalea Brown, BA, CSW, USUI Reiki Master

Author In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation (Author Name: Jane Rosalea Booth) available on Amazon.ca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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