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Sound – Below 20Hz and Above 20,000 Hz

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“Sound, generally speaking, is an air event that produces a wave; frequencies audible to humans are usually between about 20 Hz to about 20,000 Hz. Low frequency sound, below 20 Hz, is infrasound. In theory, these low frequencies resonate not with our ears, but with our bodies. Infrasound can activate our sympathetic nervous system, which regulates things like skin temperature, blood pressure, and heart rate, or resonate with our eyeballs to produce visual disruptions — a “smearing,” weird lights, and afterimages, kind of like the splotches of color produced when you press your fingers to your closed eyes. Depending on how you and your cultural context interpret odd experiences, it can make you see ghosts or aliens or psychedelic lights, feel as if you’ve been touched by the divine, or just a bit unsettled. [This article is about exposing people to the sounds below 20 Hz.]

The link between infrasound and anomalous experiences first emerged in a 1998 paper published by Vic Tandy and Tony Lawrence in the Journal for the Society of Psychical Research.” The Boston Globe, INFRASOUND By Linda Rodriguez McRobbie, October 28, 2016.

One of the ways to create infrasound is the throat singing of Tibet and Nepal. At the other end of the spectrum is the sound above human range that is made by sitar and other instruments. Because we humans are made up of units of vibration, sound, we react to it in our bodies and minds, even when it is below or above the range we can hear with our ears.

Likewise, our subtle bodies, the chakras, react to the sound vibrations of the mantras we chant out loud, whisper, or silently at the highest vibration.i

The above article is a great reminder of the huge power of our mantra practice to heal our bodies and minds and change our lives.  The Gayatri Mantra can take you all the way to enlightenment.

Happy Chanting,

Rev. Satyabhama Ashley-Farrand

 

 

 

 

 

Is Mantra Effective? How Does It Work?

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Gayatri

The nature of all creation is sound vibrations. “And God said let there be light” in Genesis. Thus the smallest units of our own body-mind-spirit are sound vibrations. When we chant mantras (which are scientifically designed patterns of vibrations by great sages who knew their effects,) we attune our whole being to the divine vibrations. Different mantras assist us to remove our accumulated karma in different ways.

The highest, most effective mantra is the Gayatri mantra, particularly the long version: Om Bhu Om Bhuvaha Om Swaha Om Maha Om Janaha Om Tapaha Om Satyam Om Tat Savitur Varenyam Bhargo Devasya Dhi’mahi Dhiyo Yona’ha Prachoda’yat. This is the mantra recommended to all, whether Vishnu or Shiva or Devi worshippers. Children are initiated into it at 8 years old, the age that the ancient sages determined as being mature enough to be responsible for one’s own acts, karma. It is recommended to chant it first thing in the mornings, predawn and also at dusk, if possible. It is the only mantra to take the vibrations through the brain, keeping it healthy.

In chanting this mantra, one spiritualizes every phrase by beginning with Om. Each of the Seven Luminous Lokas are named, starting with Bhu/Earth, and simultaneously one should visualize taking our own energies (both prana and kundalini) through each chakra, including the 7th chakra, just above the head. The rest of the mantra takes us through our sun (Savitur) to Devasya, the dwelling place of the Devas/Devis (the Shining Ones,) then making our request to them to enlighten us: body, mind and spirit.

The Maha Mantra is correctly Rama first, then the line for Krishna, following their chronological appearances in the Earth plane. This is the mantra considered to be best for regular use in this Dark Age: Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare; Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare.

For healing, all Rama mantras are the best. Just chanting Rama Rama Rama . . . repeatedly will balance the currents (Ida and Pingala) in the body. Om Sri Rama Jai Rama Jaya Jaya Rama is called the Taraka Mantra, because like the Devi Tara, it takes you across the Ocean of Samsaras. This means it sands away a bit of your karma with every repetition.

The Maha Mrityunjaya mantra of Shiva defeats death and avoids accidents. It is often chanted by and for people with serious diseases. We also chant it before driving/riding in a car. It is Om Tray’ambakam Yaja Mahae Sugan’dhim Pushti Varda’nam Uvaru’kamiva Bhanda’nan Mrityor Muksheeya Mamri’tat.

There are many others for different purposes/attraction of certain energies. Lakshmi for abundance of all kinds, Saraswati for true knowledge, the arts, spiritual discipline, and Durga for protection from negativity, inner and outer. There are many Ganesha mantras for various purposes both esoteric and mundane.

All mantras ameliorate our karma. Chanting aloud is best for something you desire to manifest on Earth, including healing. Chanting silently is the most effective otherwise, because it is at the highest vibration.

[Sanskrit is pronounced with the emphasis on the first syllable, unlike English.]

Tune to God’s Frequency by Swami Satchitananda

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Sadguru Sant Keshavadas and Satguru Rama Mata were and are great friends of other leading gurus in India.  Namadeva Acharya used to tell a great story about being blessed by Swami Satchitananda, when the swami visited Sant Keshavadas’ ashram.  You will find the story in his book, True Stories of Personal Power, available on sanskritmantra.com as an eBook.

“The best way to clean your system is to use sound. Simply choose any holy name you like, and keep repeating it. Let your body vibrate with that frequency. In the beginning you have to concentrate on that vibration within you. But as you continue, every cell in your body will begin to repeat your mantram or your prayer; then the whole system, the whole personality, body, mind, everything will vibrate on that wavelength. The holy word is like a radio wave.

“When a mantram is given to you, you tune your personality to a particular frequency. It’s just like tuning a radio. The cosmic music that comes from God is always being transmitted; God never stops transmitting all the beautiful things. Some simply don’t tune their heart radios to the proper frequency. Instead, they tune it to the wrong frequency and get atmospheric disturbance.

“With practice, you’ll be able to tune your heart radio. You will become a good receiver. Only then is the proper communication possible. Communication brings communion. Real communion is possible only when you tune your entire personality to God’s frequency.

Om Shanthi, Shanthi, Shanthi”

Gratitude

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Gratitude

An attitude of gratitude shifts your energy from anger, resistance, fear into being open to receiving more blessings from the Divine.  Divine Mother is full of love for us, and just like human moms is ready always to send you love, blessings, health, wealth and the fulfillment of every desire.

While the planets have not been as friendly lately but better now in Sagittarius, and the economy is has been difficult for many, we need to help ourselves by not letting it get to us.  When the cold winds blow, put another log on the fire of your spirit and expect Mother to bring you your heart’s desire in due time.

Rev. Jill Jardine, Certified Mantra Instructor and intuitive astrologer says

 

“Sun [went] into Sagittarius on November 21, 2013, lightening some of this heavy Scorpionic energy that has been predominant for the past months.  This Sagittarian ingress will shine the light where you need to embark on new journeys and follow transformational paths. The focus is on living your light, cultivating the fires in your life and having fun, just in time for the Holidays!  This Thanksgiving, align with the positive in your life and more will manifest.  Make your list of Gratitudes and focus on that everyday.  This will allow you to manifest more positive experiences, and let go of what no longer serves you.  Remember energy flows where attention goes.  Put your intentions on what you want more of in your life and surrender it to the Divine Source of all Good!”

The mantras of the month are designed to assist you in obtaining your desires. 

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Om Shrim Maha Lakshmiyae Namaha

Om Shashti’daya’yae Namaha
Salutations to that Lakshmi who is the bestower of abundance, we invoke her now.

Om Shak’ambara’yae Namaha
Dhanya Lakshmi the Goddess of Food, we invoke you now to provide for us.

Om Vijaya’yae Namaha
Salutations to the Lakshmi, who is the Goddess of Victory. we invoke you now.