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Chants for Sleeping, Prayers for Achieving Mystical Experiences and Mantra’s to Relieve Stress. The Power of Sound!

16 Nov

 

 

Study – The Energizing Power of Gregorian Chants

 

The Energizing Power of Gregorian Chants

One group of Benedictine monks discovered an unexpected benefit from their Gregorian chants: teir chanting seemed to energize their bodies.

In 1967 Alfred Tomatis, a French physician, psychologist and ear specialist, studied how chanting affected the Benedictine monks.

For hundreds of years they had kept a rigorous schedule, sleeping only a few hours a night and chanting from six to eight hours a day.

When a new abbot changed the schedule and cut out the chanting, the monks became tired and lethargic. The more sleep they got, the more tired they seemed to become. Tomatis was called in to find out what was wrong with them.

He believed that chanting (and listening to certain kinds of music) served a special purpose—energizing the brain and body. He said the monks “had been chanting in order to ‘charge’ themselves.”1

He reintroduced chanting, along with a program of listening to stimulating sounds, and the monks soon found the energy to return to their normal schedule.

Whether the monks knew it or not, they had discovered the power of sound, especially spoken or chanted prayer.

Monks Report Extraordinary Mystical Experiences

 

Monks Report Extraordinary Mystical Experiences

The Eastern Orthodox Church has also preserved a tradition of repetitive prayer. Their story demonstrates the immense power of the spoken word.

For hundreds of years, Greek Orthodox monks have reported extraordinary mystical experiences that stemmed from their repetition of a simple prayer:

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy upon me.

They repeated the prayer over and over again, while sitting with their chins resting on their chests to focus their attention on the heart. They believed the prayer facilitated divine union by attracting the mind to the heart, which they saw as the seat of divinity.

As they said the prayer, the monks synchronized it with their breathing—a practice that is similar to Buddhist and Hindu techniques—breathing in with the first half of the sentence and out with the second.

The monks attempted to repeat the prayer continuously, pursuing Paul’s directive to “Pray without ceasing.”

One elder advised that they should even attempt to repeat the prayer while sleeping! He instructed them to meditate or repeat the prayer “without interruption, whether asleep or awake, eating, drinking, or in company.” (Hindu yogis also train their minds to repeat mantras during sleep.)

The monks claimed that after several weeks of repeating the prayer for hours a day, they would enter a transformed state of being. They said they could see a powerful light around them, as powerful as that witnessed by the disciples at Jesus’ transfiguration.

One monk described the condition as a “most pleasant heat,” a “joyful boiling.” He claimed to live in a state that was beyond pleasure and pain, experiencing a “lightness and freshness, pleasantness of living, insensibility to sickness and sorrows.”4

This is a state in which “the flesh” is “kindled by the Spirit, so that the whole man becomes spiritual.”

The monks’ description brings to mind the idea of non-local reality.

Apparently, these monks had chanted and meditated themselves into a non-local state. The prayers had propelled them into a constant experience of heavenly fire.

This goal — entering a higher state of consciousness, a state of oneness with God — is why people repeat their decrees, chants, mantras and prayers.

Harvard Study: Repeating Mantras Relieves Stress

 

Repeating Mantras Relieves Stress

In the early 1970s, Dr. Herbert Benson, president and founder of the Mind/Body Medical Institute at Harvard Medical School, documented a phenomenon he dubbed “the relaxation response” which he says is the opposite of the body’s fight-or-flight mechanism.

Benson experimented using Sanskrit mantras. He told his subjects to sit quietly and repeat the prayer either mentally or verbally for ten to twenty minutes, to breathe regularly and to push intruding thoughts aside as they entered their minds.

Benson found that those who repeated the Sanskrit mantras, for as little as ten minutes a day, experienced physiological changes—reduced heart rate, lower stress levels and slower metabolism.

Repeating the mantras also lowered the blood pressure of those who had high blood pressure and generally decreased the subjects’ oxygen consumption (indicating that the body was in a restful state).

Subsequent studies documented in Benson’s Timeless Healing found that repeating mantras can benefit the immune system, relieve insomnia, reduce doctor visits and even increase high-school sophomores’ self-esteem.

Benson and his colleagues also tested other prayers, including “Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me,” and found that they had the same effect. Even words like oneoceanlove and peace produced the response.

It appears that Benson and his colleagues had uncovered a universal principle: repetitive prayer allows human beings to enter a relaxed state.

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Kuan Yin- Goddess of Mercy

23 Aug

Kuan Yin Mantras – Keys to the Heart of a Divine Being

 

Mantras to Kuan Yin, or any archangel or ascended master, are short spoken prayers consisting of a repeated word or group of words. Mantras are a science inner engrams of the Word, formulas for the release of God’s energy. They are not mere poetry.

A mantra is the bridge over which we pass from the natural to the spiritual order of things.

A mantra to a particular ascended master is inseparable from that master’s vibration.  Thus, mantras are keys to the heart of divine beings.

Kuan Yin Mantras – Spiritual ‘Cures’

There is a set of mantras for thirty-three forms of Kuan Yin venerated as Avalokitesvara in China since the seventh century. The Ascended Lady Master Kuan Yin teaches that her mantras can be invoked as “cures” for a specific condition.

When you read the words of her mantras, take the one that strikes you as being something that can fill a gap in your life, something that can fill in an empty space, a void. As you capture the mantra in your heart, your heart sings the mantra back to you. The mantra itself sings to you so that you hear from your innermost being the pure voice of your soul reciting that mantra. This is the power of God within you.

And by accepting that power, you authorize it to enter your world through your recitation of the mantra. You make that mantra your own until you feel your whole body filled with the light of Kuan Yin.

Kuan Yin’s power and virtue are manifest in her ability to bring boundless love and compassion to all sentient beings.

The mantra becomes the key to her allness. It can bring true spiritual healing and transmutation to overcome troublesome habits and resolve personal and planetary problems.

Kuan Yin Mantra Visualization

You can visualize and give the Avalokitesvara Kuan Yin mantra with Elizabeth Clare Prophet.

The Ascended Lady Master Kuan Yin gave us a mantra to clear the air and water of all harmful debris and to bring us into the sense of Oneness—rather than dwelling in the sense of duality.

Kuan Yin 33 Manifestations DVDKuan Yin of Oneness

Elizabeth Clare Prophet explains this mantra:

“I counsel you then, that this Kuan Yin is the antidote in the time of war, even nuclear war. It is the Oneness of being, one with God and in the Spirit. It is the Body, spiritually, alchemically and chemically in the vibration of the Divine One that therefore can manifest as the neutralization of what appears as the duality of that danger, and that death and hell may come upon the earth. She rides upon the cloud to clear the air of all harmful debris….

“All that would come upon us through the weather, the wind, the wave, the hurricane and through the Nephilim gods as they have played their war games on this planet for many thousands of years….

“In this Kuan Yin of Oneness, then, we find our true protection.  That Oneness demands compassion and resolution, balance of karma, settling our accounts with life, having nothing that is going forth from us that is animosity toward any part of life for this immediately makes us beings of duality.  By the Law of the One we then become Love and our bodies must reflect it, and therefore we pass through unharmed.”
—Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Sunday, October 9, 1988

NA-MO  I  JU  KUAN  YIN

The English translation is Hail! Kuan Yin of Oneness. Homage to the sacred name of Kuan Yin of Oneness.

Pronounced: NAH-MO EE ROO GWAN EEN

This mantra is available on the DVD Audio CD included with the DVD Set, 33 Manifestations of Avalokitesvara as Kuan Yin

The bodhisattva Avalokitesvara has been venerated in China as Kuan Yin in thirty-three distinct forms. These DVDs contain the unique teachings and mantras of these manifestations, which Elizabeth Clare Prophet says “represent the thirty-three steps of initiation that you will pass through before you have your complete victory over the not-self.” She explains how to use these mantras for spiritual healing, transmuting troublesome habits, and resolving personal and planetary problems.  Also includes the lecture, “The Cross of Divine Love and the Not-Self.”

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Mantras- Words of Power

26 Jul

Mantras – Words of Power

 

Words have power. They can soothe, comfort and heal. They can influence, persuade or insinuate. Words can foment revolution or calm runaway passions. Words are so powerful that they can change the course of history, summon angels…even gain the ear of God!

Some words are more powerful than others

Over time, certain words, in the form of mantras, have emerged that are supremely potent. For example, Om Ah Hum Vajra Guru Padma Siddhi Hum. This amazing mantra comes to us from the great Buddha, Padma Sambhava, and is known as the Golden Mantra. It is the key to entering into the heart of Buddha, and is especially effective in times of turmoil and trouble, as it neutralizes chaos and despair.

Certain mantras will literally summon God!

Think about that. Uttered correctly and with proper motive, a mantra can literally bring the very Presence of God into our aura. Of course, God is with us always, but the mantra invites a particular manifestation or vibration of the Godhead that can be focused in an especially specific manner.

Consider Om Mani Padme Hum. When done with heart and sincere focus, this mantra has the power to summon the Bodhisattva, Kuan Yin, instantly.

Use mantras anytime and anywhere!

Want a mantra that can focus the authority of heaven in a heartbeat to combat and neutralize evil or danger? Here are two: Shiva! And Vajra! Just saying them with power and force unleashes potent, irresistible energy wherever and whenever it’s needed.

For more on these great words of power, what they mean and how to wield them, tune in Tuesday, July 29, to The OPEN DOOR…ascended masters online radio, brought to you by The Summit Lighthouse.

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