The Deluge: Drawing Parallels in Mythology

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In one of our ancient scriptures called Matsya Purana (Matsya means fish) there is a story about how Manu (the son of the Sun God) saved Earth upon the instructions of Lord Vishnu.  Lord Vishnu came to him in the avataar of a fish and told him that soon the entire world would be flooded. He asked him to build a ship and instructed to place all living beings on the boat to save them during the deluge guided by the fish avatar. Once the waters receded he would populate the earth. Sound familiar?

Similar flood stories have been found in religious text of other cultures.

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Resource: Comparative mythology (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noah%27s_Ark)

Main article: Flood myth

“The Genesis flood narrative is one of several similar flood myths. The earliest known written flood myth is the Sumerian flood myth found in the Epic of Ziusudra.[2] Later and very similar Mesopotamian flood stories appear in the Epic of Atrahasis and Epic of Gilgamesh texts. Many scholars believe that Noah and the biblical flood-story derive from the Mesopotamian versions, predominantly because biblical mythology that is today found in Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and Mandeanism shares overlapping consistency with far older written Mesopotamian stories of the Great Flood, and because the early Hebrews were known to have lived in Mesopotamia,[14] particularly during the Babylonian captivity.

The parallels – both similarities and differences – between Noah’s ship and that of the Babylonian flood-hero Atrahasis have often been noted. Noah’s ship is a rectangle, while Atrahasis was instructed to build his in the form of a cube; Atrahasis’s ship has seven decks with nine compartments on each level, while Noah’s has three decks, but he is not given any instructions on the number of compartments to build.[15] The word used for “pitch” (sealing tar or resin) is not the normal Hebrew word but is closely related to the word used in the Babylonian story.[16]

The causes for God/gods having sent the flood also differ: in the Hebrew narrative the flood comes as God’s judgment on a wicked humanity; in the Babylonian Epic of Gilgamesh the reasons are not given and the flood appears to be the result of the caprice of the gods;[17] whereas in the Atrahasis version of the Babylonian flood story the flood was sent by the gods to reduce human over-population, and after the flood other measures were introduced to prevent the problem recurring.”

Astrological Remedies for Life Problems

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Today’s article is based on a contribution by Vasant.  He is an engineer by profession, but dabbles in astrology with a focus on astrological remedies as a passion.

It is very common for people in India to seek astrological remedies for life problems.  Sometimes these remedies cannot completely eliminate a problem but they can help alleviate it to a certain degree. We believe in the theory of incarnation and karma and that all suffering as well as blessings are attributed to our karmas in this life or a previous life. These remedies are for pacifying fruits of negative actions in past lives and also improving current or future life.

There is a wonderful website called astrojyoti dot com, which I like to visit often. It is a gold mine of knowledge and information. I found some interesting information which I would like to share. Sage Parashar is known as the father of Indian/Vedic astrology. Once he was crossing a boat when he looked at the sky and suddenly realized that the astrological configuration at the time was highly auspicious for the conception of a child that would be born with exceptionally high intellect.  Thus was born his son the legendary Ved Vyas-compiler of the 18 puranas, Mahabharat, Bhagvad Gita, the Brahma Sutras and Uttara Mimansa.

For general problems and upliftment in life do the following:

Worship to family deity may also solve most problems.  Offer them their favorite flower or food or some thing or even cloth and milk abishekam when you go there.  Go 2 times a year.  Worship of family deity is important.  If you don’t know your family deity, daily listen to kalabhairav ashtakam 12 to 1 in afternoon. You can play it loud on you tube 36 times.(this is temporary solution).

 

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For Rahu/Ketu:

“Rahu gives first and takes later.  Ketu takes first and gives later.”

Offer 2 ghee lamps(if not red flower garland) and pomegranate to Lord Ganesha on Tuesdays ( pomegranate should be placed on his trunk or his body) and 2 ghee lamps or a lemon garland made of nine clean lemons to Goddess Durga on Saturday during last half an hour of rahu kalam period.  It is auspicious and more powerful to pray to Godess Durga after 6 pm at night/after sunset.

Ask the temple priest to keep sweet chocolate on Sai Baba’s lap and distribute to all every Thursday, Visakam and Pusham day for Jupiter problems or problems created by Guru.

For Saturn problems offer food within your capacity to 5 people on Saturday, Ashwinini nakshathram/constellation, Revathy nakshathram/constellation, full moon day and new moon days. .Remember donation should be to an odd number not even number of people.

For Upliftment:

Offer Parajitham flower garland to lord Vishnu on Wednesday and Friday and lotus and Pomegranate to Mahalaxmi on Friday.

If you have debt offer 16 ghee lamps to Laxmi Narasimha on Tuesday and Swathi constellation.  Offer rice flour abishekam to lord Ganesha on Tuesday. May want to check which planet in your horoscope is causing debt and do remedy for that.

Also offer ghee lamp (or 3 canon ball flowers) to Lord Shiva 5 PM to 6 PM on Saturday for Saturn dosha/problems. Canon ball flower should be offered on the body not on leg/feet. Must be kept on avaduyar.

Lord Hanuman can protect you from Saturn related problems not from sin you created in a previous life.  Auspicious time to go to hanuman temple is  gulika kalam of day. Simple offering to hanuman is roasted gram dal.  Priest has to offer it by mantras and feed him with his hands like mother does to child. This is proper way but some priest don’t do this method.(This is a simple hanuman sadhana (offering roasted gram dal).

Only Lord Shiva can cleanse your sins. So offer worship to Lord Shiva Saturday 5 to 6pm. This is for people born on the 8th, 17th, or 26th also for people having Saturn transit.  Also donate food to poor and needy as per your capacity to five people on days mentioned earlier.

Chant this mantra to cleanse sins: Makaral Namah Shivaya 2000 times after lighting lamp in front of Lord Shiva in a temple on Saturday 5 to 6 pm.

For wealth, offer a ghee lamp with kalakand in it to Lord Kubera in the north direction. This does not work during sada sati.but after complete can do this)

Chanting the Gayatri mantra will curb addictions also remove negative karma.  Gayatri mantra is antidote for kaliyug (the current era that we live in) and people who do meditation.

What is Kaliyug?

In Hinduism Kaliyug is the last of the four eras that we live in which is marked by a significant decay in morals and values, an increase in sickness, disease, wars, crimes, natural disasters.

Om Apadamapa Hataram Dataram Sarva Sampadam Loka Bhi Ramam Sri Ramam Bhuyo Bhuyo Namamyaham

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Can’t wait to  start chanting this Mantra

The Sanskrit mantra from Ram Rakshaa Stotram:

ओम आपदांपहर्तारम् दातारम सर्वसम्पदाम्
लोकाभीरामम श्रीरामं भूयो भूयो नमाम्यहम

Transliteration:

Om AApadaam-pahartaaram Daataarum

sarva sampadaam

Lokaabhiraamum Shriraamum

Bhuyo Bhuyo Namaamyaham

Meaning:

I repeatedly do namaskaar or respectfully bow down to Lord Shri Raam who removes all obstacles and blesses one with all types of wealth.

Originally posted on Mantrarama's Blog:

When i was in college, my friend’s father used to tell me how he would memorize poetry and say verses in his head over and over again.  Apparently, he was worried about many things and instead of letting these worries overtake his mind and create anxiety, he force-filled his consciousness with poetry.  I was raised via South Louisiana where the coffee and Catholicism are brewed strong.  I spent many a young night memorizing Hail Mary, Our Father, Glory Be ….  all in anticipation of one of the Sister’s beaming a smile at me in holy  first grade approval.  I am no stranger to the rosary, and have come to  adore the images and customs from my childhood, especially Mary.  So, it wasn’t so far fetched for me to start saying Mantras.  Interestingly enough, Malas or prayer beads used to chant mantra are 108 beads, which happens to be exactly double…

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How Yoga Empowers Your Voice

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Todays post is a guest article by Amanda Clarke at Gloc Media.

Yoga is an ancient art of restoring peace to the body and mind. It’s calm, relaxing, and a perfect way to wake up in the morning or decompress after a long day. Yoga is typically thought of as a way to strengthen your muscles, so you may not know that yoga is also perfect for those who need good, strong voices. If you’re a singer, an actor working for a voice over agency, or a professor giving lectures multiple times a week, practicing yoga will help strengthen your vocal chords so you can always be at your best.

Yoga is an aerobic activity, which means it’s incredibly beneficial for your lungs and heart. You may not be running, but your body does work hard when it contorts into various poses. The healthier your heart, the lower your risk of high cholesterol and heart disease. Pair that with healthy lungs, and you’ll feel less fatigued after prolonged or rigorous activities, such as singing or giving speeches.

Yoga breathing exercises, called Pranayama, are at the core of building strong voices. Slow breathing is the most effective for singers, and uses the lower part of the lungs and chest. Just as choirs and vocal coaches often take special care to emphasize proper breathing, yoga instructors guide you in exercises to help you breathe through your diaphragm, allowing you to have relaxed and controlled breaths.

As we spend our days hunched over our computer screens and mobiles, our posture strongly suffers. Yoga restores alignment to the vertical column, which means your body can breathe more deeply and your blood circulates more efficiently. Professionals who rely on their voices also need strong pectoral and abdominal muscles. Regularly practicing yoga with the correct posture tones these muscles, and gives the professional a stronger voice.

If you’re a person who would like to try singing and yoga at the same time, there are classes of voice yoga being offered across the globe. Search the web and see if there is a session being offered in your area. If you want to stick to traditional yoga, that’s all right too. It doesn’t matter if you practice yoga with an instructor or on your own. The bottom line is: the more you practice yoga, the stronger your voice will be.

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One of the Best Panacea for Problems and Suffering in Kaliyug-as per Hindu Scriptures

vishnuWhen the Vishnu Sahsranam is chanted with intense devotion, it produces 72,000 vibrations or sound currents. 72,000 nerve currents or nadis or psychic channels exist in the human body/energy body. Hence nadi shuddi or purification of the nadis can be accomplished by chanting the thousand names of Lord Vishnu which is contained in the Vishnu Sahsranam.

In Hinduism, it is considered the best panacea for problems and suffering in Kaliyug. The Vishnu Sahrsranam was chanted by rishis in ancient times. Hence when you recite, it helps connect with the wavelength of these rishis who chanted it thousands of years ago.

Every name has 100 meanings or attributes of Lord Vishnu.

What are the fruits acquired by daily chanting of the 1000 names of Vishnu?

According to Bhishma:

Nothing inauspicious will befall one who listens or recites it daily. One attains knowledge, wealth, victory and happiness. Dharma, wealth, pleasures are his. One who wakes up in the morning and purifies himself by bathing and with a clean heart full of devotion chants or listens to the 1000 names of Vishnu will acquire, name, fame, wealth, well-being. He will be fearless and free from all illness and will be blessed with vigor and beauty. Those seeking to be free of illness and disease will be blessed with good health. One in bondage will be freed. One who is consumed by fear and trouble and turmoil will be freed from it all. The person who recites the names will be released from all troubles very soon.  Chanting helps absolve one of all sins and person gets liberation from sorrows and bondage and never suffers from old age, fear death and birth (gets mokhsha).

How can one chant daily the 1000 names of Lord Vishnu without fail?

Goddess Parvati asked Lord Maheshwar the same question. How can one chant the 1000 names? Is there a quick and easy method?

Lord Shiva responds by saying: Chanting the name of Lord Shri Ram is equivalent to the chanting of the 1000 names of Lord Vishnu.

Lord Vishnu says to Arjuna: Those desirous of singing my praise by chanting my 1000 names should know without any doubt that I would be satisfied by their singing of even one stanza.  One who is ill, sad, worried, and afraid or has heard bad tidings, will be taken care of by just repetition of Narayan Narayana.

The Vishnu Sahasranam was written by Sage Ved Vyas. It was narrated to King Yudhishter by Bhishma when King Yudhister asked Bhishma- “What is the best way a person can attain auspiciousness and be freed from the cycle of birth and death?”

Bhishma said that a person can be freed from all sorrow and suffering by chanting the 1000 names of Vishnu.

PS: I won’t be sharing any links to websites for Vishnu Sahasranam as I don’t want to get emails that the links are diverting visitor traffic away from those websites.  But if you type in key words: Vishnu sahsranam Swami Krishnanada- it will lead you to a wonderful website with the verses, transliteration and translation in English.

Hope this helps.

Fennel Seeds For Dry Cough

Last month I had a terrible dry cough after exposure to some cold Colorado winds while taking nature walks.  I would break out into a coughing episode anytime anywhere which was quite embarrassing. I tried cough suppressant but after I stopped taking them the choking coughs returned.  eventually I realized I was taking too much of ginger and other heating spices in my food and decided to chew on 1/2 a teaspoon of fennel/saunf seeds followed by some water.  My dry choking coughs stopped immediately after just one dose.  I continued with some fennel tea and also chewing 1/4 tsp of fennel seeds after each meal and the cough disappeared in 2-3 days.

NOTE: Honey is extremely heating in nature and is great for coughs only if you have a lot of phlegm.

Oil Pulling Therapy for a Myriad of Diseases

Yesterday I started “Oil Pulling”. I had read about this therapy before, but it wasn’t until my sister persuaded me to give it a try that I started. She and her family recently began this therapy. The first day wasn’t fun, but today was relatively easier.  I shall share any results in a future post. I used my cold pressed unfiltered sesame oil that I purchased from King Soopers.

According to http://www.oilpulling.com/:

Dr. (med.) Karach said the oilpulling(oil-pulling) heals totally “head-aches, bronchitis, tooth pain, thrombosis, eczema, ulcers and diseases of stomach, intestines, heart, blood, kidney, liver, lungs and women’s diseases. oil-pulling also heals diseases of nerves, paralysis, and encephalitis. It prevents the growth of malignant tumors, cuts and heals them. Chronic sleeplessness is cured.”

It also describes the correct method:

Step 1: First thing in the morning on an empty stomach and before drinking any liquids (including water), pour exactly one tablespoon of sunflower or sesame oil (or whatever oil you have chosen) into your mouth. We don’t recommend doing this process at any other time. Children can also do this with less quantity of oil provided they have control and practice not to swallow the oil.

(Selection and Questions on choosing the right oil Read Here )

Step 2:
Swish the oil around in your mouth without swallowing it. Move it around in your mouth and through your teeth, as if it was mouthwash (don’t tilt your head back to gargle though). You’ll find that the oil will start to get watery as your saliva mixes with it. Keep swishing.If your jaw muscles get sore while swishing, you’re putting too much into it. Relax your jaw muscles and use your tongue to help move the liquid around the inside of your mouth. When you do this correctly, you’ll feel very comfortable. Pretty soon. There is no right way or wrong way to swish and pull oil. Don’t focus on doing it right. Do it with very natural movement. Do this gently, not vigorously, in a relaxed way for about 20 minutes. If you have the unbearable urge to swallow and if it becomes too unpleasant, spit out and try again. It can be a bit unpleasant at first when you’re not used to it, but soon won’t be bothersome at all, just like brushing your teeth.   When the oil has become saturated with the toxins it has pulled out, it may become whitish and a thinner, milky consistency, depending on the type of oil used. Each time you oil pull, it can take a different amount of time to get to that point, so 20 minutes is a general rule of thumb, but you can experiment with this.  If you spit out before 20 minutes. start again, the process is to make the oil swish enough time in your mouth so that it becomes a white thick substance which is an indication of process completion.
Step 3:
As the end of the oil pulling session approaches, Spit the oil out, then rinse the mouth with warm salt water. ( Just use normal table salt). Salt water rinsing isn’t  absolutely necessary, but is very helpful as an antimicrobial and to soothe any inflammation and proven to be effective in rinsing out any toxins which may be left out in the mouth.

You can do the oil pulling every morning if you like, or several times a week. Because oil pulling method can be detoxifying, you might want to take a break sometimes. One immediate benefit everyone gets is, whiter teeth, clean mouth . There’s no rule about frequency – judge according to your own experience.

Pl. understand that this process works better in the morning. Don’t try to do this any time of the day. If for some reason it is absolutely not possible for you to practice this method in the morning, you can do this on an empty stomach at any time of the day. Empty stomach means the food is digested completely. Ideally after three or four hours of you taking any food. ( Lot depends on the food you are eating).

The website also lists the diseases that have responded to oil pulling therapy.  You can read about them here: http://www.oilpulling.com/diseasescured.htm

 

 

Anti-Aging and Healing- The Mighty Sesame Oil

Sesame oil is the best antidote for vata or the air related disorders like arthritis, anxiety, depression, insomnia, constipation, gas, bloating, cold feet and hands, impatience, restlessness, nervousness, racing mind,  feeling spaced out, frazzled, all over the place, finding it hard to focus or sit still, aging, wrinkles, dry eyes and old age related conditions. Sesame oil is known as the king of oils in Ayurveda.  It is an important ingredient of many Ayurvedic preparations as it has the ability to penetrate deep into the tissues and is very rich in antioxidants and minerals.photo

The use of sesame oil is what helped me begin my healing journey. A decade ago I suffered from terrible anxiety, insomnia, restlessness, nervous energy etc. At the time when I first learned about the benefits of sesame oil, I had the toasted sesame oil variety in my pantry. Although the cold pressed oil is recommended over the toasted sesame (which I realized later), it still helped me tremendously.  Toasted sesame oil has a very strong flavor and smell and can make you feel nauseous.  Cold pressed on the other hand is healthier and easier to use. After some learning and reading I quickly switched to cold pressed sesame oil.Sesame oil will help calm the nerves and relax you. It will mellow you out. If you suffer from anxiety disorders massaging scalp, will help tremendously. If you suffer from cold hands and feet, massaging them vigorously with sesame oil will help increase the pitta factor in your body and bring immense warmth. Night time is the best time for this as sesame oil can relax you and help you get deep sleep. Sesame oil is rich in antioxidants.  It is a great moisturizer for the skin. It fights wrinkles and aging. Gently massaging sesame oil on acne will help dry it out within a few days.  It is antibacterial, anti viral, anti-inflammatory. Dab a few drops to coat the inside of your nostrils to protect from cold and flu viruses. Touch wood, but I haven’t had the flu in 15 years and I never get the flu shot. (Great :( now I’m afraid I’m going to pay for bragging). But I am also careful what I eat and how I eat based on the principles of Ayurveda.  I include herbs and rasayans based on my body type. For example I never drink cold, iced beverages in winter. I sip warm water throughout the day and also begin my day with medium hot water.  It aids in proper digestion and assimilation of food.  But my body type is pitta so I have to strike a balance between the two humors through a careful selection of what I cook and how I cook it.  Even during the summer time I consume room temperature or cool foods only. Ice/cold beverages wreak havoc on your digestive system. And in Ayurveda, majority of diseases stem from poor digestion.

If you have a vata constitution, suffer from vata disorders or live in a cold dry climate make sure to include sesame oil in your diet and also use for massaging the face, body and hair. Leave it on for at lest 30 minutes to an hour; the longer the better. You can leave it on the scalp overnight and shampoo off the next day.  Don’t overdo it. (I’m guilty, but that’s how you really learn-through trial and error). Everything in moderation only- ease into it starting with small doses.  Drizzle sesame oil in you soups, dals, breads, rice or any preparations for that matter just before you eat. This will also prevent gas, bloating, cramps, and indigestion. Don’t consume more than a teaspoon/day or you’ll feel like you have a burning fever.

Before you proceed:

  • Find out your body type
  • Follow other measures to make sure you aren’t negating your healing efforts through contradictory habits and patterns.  For example: massaging with sesame oil and then eating a bowl of ice cream or having a cold salad or shake.
  • If you suffer from deep rooted/chronic diseases, seek guidance and treatment from an experienced Ayurveda practitioner. Ayurveda treatment involves several pronged approach which consists of prevention, treatment at the root, cleansing, dietary restrictions etc.

The above is based on my own experience with sesame oil.  You can learn more about other benefits of sesame by clicking below:

According to http://naturalsociety.com/12-health-benefits-of-sesame-seeds-sesame-oil/

  • Promote Healthy, Beautiful Skin – Sesame seeds are full of zinc, an essential      mineral for producing collagen and giving skin more elasticity. Zinc also      helps damaged tissues in the body to repair. Sesame oil is also known to      sooth burns and prevent skin related disorders.
  • Great      for High-Protein Vegetarian Diet – Sesame seeds offer 4.7 grams of      protein per ounce, giving them a perfect place in a high-protein      vegetarian diet.
  • Sesame      Seed Oil for Oral Health – One of the most prominent benefits of      sesame seeds and sesame oil revolves around removing dental plaque and      boosting oral health. By engaging in an activity known as oil pulling,      which involves swishing oil around in your mouth, you can boost oral      health and even whiten your teeth. One study showcases      the oil pulling benefits on the oral level, where oil pulling with sesame      oil was shown to reduce the amount of streptococcus mutants in both teeth      plaque and mouth saliva, and boost overall health. (Click the next link to      find out what oil pulling is and learn of oil      pulling benefits).
  • Helps      Prevent Diabetes – Thanks to magnesium and other nutrients, sesame      seeds, and especially sesame oil, has been shown to combat diabetes. One      study, published      in 2011 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found      that sesame oil “improved the effectiveness of the oral antidiabetic drug glibenclamide in      type 2 diabetic patients”. Another study concluded      that “substitution of sesame oil as the sole edible oil has an additive      effect in further lowering BP and plasma glucose in hypertensive      diabetics”.
  • Reduces      Blood Pressure – As the above study concludes, sesame oil has been shown      to lower blood pressure in hypertensive diabetics. Additionally, magnesium      has been shown      to help lower blood pressure – and sesame seeds are loaded with      magnesium.
  • Promotes      Heart Health - Further adding to the health benefits of sesame      seeds, sesame seed oil can boost heart health by preventing      atherosclerotic lesions. An antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound      known as sesamol, which also harnesses anti-atherogenic properties, is thought      to be one reason for the beneficial effects. According to      GreenMedInfo, sesamol has been shown to “possess over two dozen      beneficial pharmacologically active properties, many of which may      contribute to improving cardiovascular health”.
  • Protects      Against DNA Damage from Radiation - Sesamol, a compound found in      sesame seeds and sesame oil, has been shown in      some studies to protect against DNA damaged caused by radiation. Further,      sesamol has been shown      to extend life in mice treated with radiation, partly by preventing      damage to the intestines and the spleen.
  • Prevents      Cancer – Not only do sesame seeds contain an anti-cancer compound      called phytate, but the magnesium in sesame seeds also harness      anti-cancer properties. One      study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition      found that the risk of colorectal tumors decreased by 13% and the risk of      colorectal cancer decreased by 12% for every 100 mg of magnesium taken in.
  • Boosts      Bone Health - In addition to promoting healthy skin, zinc      has also been shown to boost bone mineral density and bone health as a      whole. One study, published in      the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found a correlation      between zinc deficiency and osteoporosis in the hip and spine area. What’s      more, sesame seeds are a great source of calcium – a known trace mineral      that is essential for bone health and preventing related conditions.
  • Boosting      Digestive Health, Relieving Constipation – Sesame seeds are rich in      fiber, which is known to pave way for a healthy digestive system and a      healthy colon.
  • Provides      Relief from Rheumatoid Arthritis – A mineral that is important for      anti-inflammatory and antioxidant enzyme systems, copper is known for      reducing pain and swelling associated with arthritis. Additionally, this      mineral helps provide strength to blood vessels, bones, and joints.
  • Promotes      Respiratory Health, Prevents Asthma – Thanks to the magnesium, sesame      seeds are able to prevent asthma by and other respiratory disorders by      preventing airway spasms.

Read more:

http://naturalsociety.com/12-health-benefits-of-sesame-seeds-sesame-oil/#ixzz2rRZ77orN

http://www.youthingstrategies.com/

The Violet Flame

FotoSketcher - purple flowerThe Violet Flame meditation is an effective tool for healing physical and emotional wounds, healing traumatic experiences from this life or a past life, and cleansing your aura. It can be used whenever you feel low energy, sad, anxious or any such negative emotions. Regular practice of the violet flame meditation makes one feel vibrant and buoyant.

This meditation is believed to transmute negative dense energy into positive high vibration frequency. It is believed that the atoms of our physical and spiritual bodies get clogged with dense negative energy which resides in the space around the nucleus, which in turn slows down the vibration of the electrons.  This can manifest as sickness/disease.  This meditation helps transmute this negative energy into positive energy. In India this negative energy that clogs our spiritual body is referred to as sanskar or impressions or past life memories, wounds or trauma that is left behind in our psyche and has accumulated over several life times.  Pranayam is recommended to help get rid of these impressions so one may rise above them instead of being held back by them and getting stuck in a rut.

“Negative thoughts and feelings create an excess of acid within the body that is too much for our bodies to detoxify. This causes the breakdown of our physical energy systems, disease and illness. The Violet Flame can help heal our bodies on a physical level by removing the negative energy that creates the acidic conditions. It goes to work on the deeper causes on the mental, emotional, causal, psychic and spiritual levels.  On the atomic level, vibration is the speed at which electrons orbit around the nucleus of the atom. Violet Flame Meditation actually changes our vibratory rate, working on the atomic level. When the atoms of our bodies are imbued with negativity, we vibrate slower, at a lower vibration, which causes us to resonate with MORE negativity and actually attract it. We become more dense and coarse, with less light shining within.”

From http://www.wellbeingalignment.com/violet-flame-meditation.html

I was introduced to the violet flame meditation through a fellow blogger over a year ago; prior to that I had never heard of it.  I went online and did as much reading on it as possible.  I found that the methods aren’t all consistent, but the idea behind it is the same. After much reading I finally came up with a good understanding of this meditation.  At first I underestimated this mediation, but after putting it into practice I found it to be one of the most powerful visualization meditation techniques ever.

After regular weeks of practice I started noticing that I could sense inner vibrations merely after repeating the decree a few times.  The meditation begins with saying a payer asking for protection.  It could be prayer to Archangel Michael or depending on your religious beliefs whoever you choose. Ask to be protected during the meditation as it can attract negative entities since negative entities will tend to draw energy from your light. Visualize a tube of bright white light surrounding you and going out several feet around and above and below you. Maybe it fills the entire room around you.

Next ask Saint Germaine, Archangel Zadkiel, Lady Amethyst and Lady Portia to guide you and assist you through the violet flame meditation. The above are considered to be angels of the seventh ray which is the violet ray. Saint Germain is credited for bringing the violet flame meditation to the masses. Continue by repeating a decree out loud.  There are many decrees, but I choose the classic decree:

I am a being of violet fire

I am the purity God desires 

Visualize a violet fire (flames and crackling fire sounds) rising from below you and slowly enveloping you in a 6 ft. radius all around.  The flame is cool and does not hurt you, but helps burn away the negativity. (Some visualize a violet light emanating form the heart and spreading to surround their entire being while others visualize it pouring in through the crown.)

Repeat out loud for about five minutes and ask that the violet flame help transmute your negative energy to positive energy. Something along the lines of:

I ask the violet flame to transmute any and all heavy dense negative energy that is present in my atoms and transmute it to positive energy.  I ask that this transmutation occur in my physical body, my emotional body and my mental body, at all levels, in all dimensions and across all lifetimes the past, present and future.  (Say this out loud).

Visualize the crackling violet flame working on your body at an atomic level. Feel the flames. Do this for several minutes.

Once you are done, visualize the flames getting smaller. Then thank the violet flame and the angels of the seventh ray.  Visualize any excess energy being flushed out through your feet and into the ground.

The violet flame meditation is extremely powerful which you will realize with regular practice.  Although it has been stated that it doesn’t have any side effects, I would strongly recommend one begin and end this meditation with ample grounding techniques especially if you suffer from any ailments above the heart chakra like vertigo, dizziness, headaches etc.  Practice while seated in a chair with your feet touching the ground. If you practice while lying down you will fall asleep without getting a chance to flush out the excess energy that this generates. Maybe not immediately but over some time you might wake up one morning feeling top heavy, spaced out or with a migraine or vertigo.

I have included some links below:

Violet Flame Miracles and Benefits

http://www.violetflamemiracles.com/benefits.htm

The pdf to the Violet flame Meditation.  I found this a couple of years ago, but can’t remember where.

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2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 27,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 10 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

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