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The Powerlessness Of Suppressed Emotions!!!

SilencethemindWe mostly suppress emotions as a way to avoid expressing them. All social groups beginning with the family, develop their own sets of good manners and behaviors which govern the acceptable and unacceptable times for emotional expression. A society full of people all spontaneously expressing their emotions threatens unending chaos. In order to form polite, civil, working groups, individuals must somehow control their emotional energies. Maturing socially means learning to rein in our natural (but childish) tendency for emotional expression.

Yet while emotional suppression may sometimes serve a useful purpose, inhibiting the free flow of emotional energies over the course of a lifetime causes serious damage to our bodies, minds and spirits. Our efforts to stifle emotion become a stifling of life itself. Though the symptoms vary, most people die from a slow suicide of self strangulation. Therefore we must understand just how badly emotional suppression injures us, even as we find healthier ways to deal with ever flowing emotional energies.

When we suppress an emotion, the energy of that emotion does not go away. Instead it subsides, it sinks deeper. Rather than resolve the emotional energy through some form of response, we choose to hold it inside. Though the immediacy of the feeling may pass, the energy does not. We hold it deep inside and, typically it stays inside.

Mass becomes energy as energy becomes mass. Although emotional energy forms the most subtle stuff, it is stuff nonetheless. If you hold enough of this stuff inside you, then you become energetically “stuffed up,” which carries the same implications as a stuffed nose, stuffed colon, stuffed arteries, or even owning too much stuff.

Energy moves within the body in regular currents and beyond in radiant fields. As emotional suppression becomes an unconscious habit and emotional energy becomes stuffed inside, the free movement of vital energy gradually degrades. Think of a wide rushing river into which one daily throws several large stones. Over the course of a lifetime the river becomes clogged, diminished, and sluggish. Likewise, over the course of a human lifetime the habitual suppression of emotion energy clogs and diminishes the once rushing river of light.

As we clog and diminish the flow of emotional energy we block and interfere with the fundamental design and function of the human organism. This causes system wide dysfunction, with most biological processes failing to operate at full efficiency. Life spans shorten and creative potential declines. Sickness, disease, and general unhappiness all take a larger than necessary role in the human drama. Our bodies and minds struggle through energy-starved lives, while suppressing great wells of life force within.

As I Think, So I Affirm

I Am Me!!There are times when people come to you with a problem on their minds that is bothering them. They feel negative about it and are having thoughts of not being capable enough to deal with it. Maybe they lack confidence, belief, ideas or whatever they say it is.

You might feel there’s nothing you can do to help them because you are not in a position to directly influence the factors of their situation. But the truth is, that is not true! If that was the case, then what is the use of your friends telling you what their problem is? Is it just to share their sorrows with you so that they will feel better? Well, that does help to a certain extent. Talking about a problem brings order to the mind so as to position it to deal with it objectively. Having a negative emotion released in the company of an understanding friend dissipates its influence so that the person will start attracting less of the problem.

But, there is more that you can do than that. Contrary to conventional thinking, instead of what you can do with your hands, actions or even money for that person, the greatest help that you can give is actually mental! You would probably be thinking what that means is about giving advice and speaking words of encouragement that can change the mind of the person into being more positive. But that idea is only part of it.

The most powerful form of mental help is psychic influence. You can influence the actions of another by using the power of your mind.The thoughts you think in your mind send out thought waves that can affect the minds of others. Thought waves are as real as electromagnetic and sound waves.

Mind is the most responsive medium to thought waves. There are two kinds of mental influence you can use. One is visualization and the other is affirmation. When you use visualization, you imagine your friend doing what is best for him/herself. Picture in your mind that your friend is carrying out the action required to solve his/her problem. See him/her as acting with courage, being strong and filled with positive energy. Watch the amazing things that happen after you do that.

Your friend will feel a strong positive urge to do those things and enjoy doing them although he/she may have resisted doing them in the past. They will even  acknowledge that they know perfectly well what they are doing is very odd behavior because they never do that before. When you use affirmation, you send a mental command to the person you wish to influence. In your mind, you think of a statement as though mentally speaking it. Some affirmations can be “You are feeling a renewed sense of confidence and power”, “You have the courage to do what you need to do”, “You are unstoppable in overcoming the problem”, “You will succeed and not fail”. You can also use affirmation by sending a thought into reality. You can think of the statements “My friend (Name) is feeling positive”, “She is taking action to achieve her goal right now”, “He succeeds in getting what he wants”. These are just general statements that you can make a lot more specific for the exact situation you friend is facing.

Mind controls behavior, not only yours but others as well. You can change a person’s behavior by imagining him/her behaving differently. This is what praying for another person is really all about. Ask and it shall be giving unto you always. To imagine is to ask. The superconscious always activate in reality what you think about. But since the superconscious operates according to its divine justice, if what you think about is not in harmony with its Higher Will, it will influence other minds to think opposing thoughts for it to activate against your own.

The prayer of the righteous will prevail over the prayer of evil. Both are given what they ask but only one will receive because one gift will destroy the other. When evil prevail, it is because the righteous are mentally passive. Knowing this helps you to understand how prayer really works in every area of life.

It is good when others influence you in a way that benefits you. When you think God is influencing your mind positively, He could actually be influencing the mind of another to influence your mind positively. God always works with you through others. The reverse is also true.

It is not good when others influence you in ways that are detrimental to you. When you sense an urge to do something that isn’t really beneficial for you, whether you succumb to that influence or repel it away with an opposing force will depend on the thoughts you constantly hold in your mind. Rightful thoughts attract rightful influence and repel harmful ones. The same is true for wrongful thoughts.

You thoughts can not only affect your own reality but other people’s reality as well. If a group of people think negatively about a person, it will make the reality of that person changing that much more difficult. That person will have to fight not only his own inner conflict keeping him from improving, but the exterior conflict coming from his peer group. The more people imagine a person’s success and well being, the more that person’s reality will be enhanced by the collective mental support of the group.

Usually the reason why others think negatively about someone is because they are just reflecting the negative thoughts that originated from that person. The environment reflects the mind. But we as higher aspects of our environment have conscious control over the reflection process. Everything else may have no choice but to reflect the mind of a person but we can choose not to reflect by purposely thinking differently. Changing reality is our power as conscious beings.

When you keep thinking about someone in a negative, dis-empowering and unhelpful way although it is “true”, your thoughts will perpetuate his/her reality. Start thinking differently and you will affect the situation differently. When you choose not to reflect people’s negative reality creating thoughts, but to reshape their reality with your own positive thoughts instead, it means you are stronger than them. Your reality is stronger than theirs. We are like God who helps them when they cannot help themselves. If you desire to help someone destroy some form of lack, limitation or error, the correct method is not to think of the person whom you wish to help. The intention to help them is entirely sufficient, as this puts you in mental touch with the person. Then drive out of your own mind any belief of lack, limitation, disease, danger, difficulty or whatever the trouble might be about the person’s situation. As soon as you have succeeded is doing this the result will have been accomplished, and the person will be free.

Sometimes our very own beliefs or mindset of limitation, lack or any other dis-empowering thing about the person’s reality might be the very thing that is keeping him/her stuck in that reality. The same could be very true when others are affecting our reality the same way with their thoughts of lack and limitation in regards to the situation we are engaging. That is why it is so important to be with supportive and positive people who believe in the possibilities and abundance of our success. It is also very important to stop believing in lack and limitation of a person’s condition and choose to focus on the possibilities and freedom of being able to achieve what they want.

One of the keys to a successful marriage is to basically just think positively about your spouse. By doing this you’ll soon find your spouse living up to your positive expectations. Thinking in positive, empowering and helpful ways pays of in many ways. You will benefit, your friends will benefit, and even the world will benefit.

Always increase the momentum and escalation of positive thoughts and stop the momentum of negative ones.

Since thoughts are both local (present) and non-local (omnipresent), you can influence the mind of another even from a distance. That means you can influence others out of sight and out of hearing.

Reality always take form according to our thoughts. Super-conscious always act according to our intentions. God always moves with prayer. Without God we cannot, without us God will not. God remains unmanifest unless you participate. Be a helping mind.

In Changing Yourself, Your MerKaBa Can Become Alive

History has talked about the MerKaBa mostly as the vehicle that allows a person to ascend or descend into the higher or lower worlds. But actually the Mer-Ka-Ba is much more than just a vehicle of ascension. It can be, really, anything — since it is the primal pattern that created all things and all universes, both visible and invisible.

In the Bible there is reference to Ezekiel and the wheels by which Ezekiel ascended into heaven. This was the Mer-ka-Ba.

In the Torah, there is reference to the Merkavah (as it is spelled in Hebrew) which has two different meanings: One meaning is ”chariot,”
which is a vehicle; the other is the ”Throne of God.” When the two definitions are combined, the true meaning comes to life.

In Ancient Egypt, this primal pattern was called the MerKaBa. It was actually three words, not one. Mer  meant a kind of light that rotated within itself. Ka  meant spirit, in this case referring to the human spirit. And Ba meant the human body — though it also could mean the concept of Reality that spirit holds. And so the entire word in ancient Egypt referred to a rotating light that would take the spirit and the body from one world into another.

In the modern world there are teachers worldwide — and I am one of them — who are helping people remember the MerKaBa. Thus begin a process in consciousness that will eventually translate us from the third-dimensional world into the next higher one through what is being
called ”ascension.”

Ascension involves a process where the human body is transformed into light and translated by an incredible birth into a new world. It is
achieved through a meditation that requires the mind, heart, body, and spirit to completely integrate in one pattern of light and transcend the human limitations of this reality. This concept of the MerKaBa as an ascension vehicle is not new. It is very, very old.

What actually is the Mer-Ka-Ba? Technically, it is an electro-magnetic field sitting at about four degrees Kelvin, found primarily within the
microwave range — at least in the third dimension — that is entirely geometric in nature. Specifically, the geometry used is called ”Sacred
Geometry,” as this particular geometry is found in the creation patterns of all things in Creation.

The MerKaBa field is extremely complex, involving the five Platonic solids and other sacred polyhedrons. It is believed to extend through
all possible dimensional and parallel universes, and can possibly change its nature from electro-magnetic to whatever is appropriate.The blueprint of the MerKaBa is found throughout nature, such as in this photo of a galaxy.

One of the functions of the MerKaBa, as we said, is to act as the vehicle to take the spirit and the body into the next world. However,
this function — and most of the other possibilities — is impossible to obtain until something changes within the person. The Mer-Ka-Ba is
situated around the human body like a three-dimensional geometric web that is dormant and nonfunctional, waiting for the right moment. When the spirit that inhabits the body remembers that it is there and begins to change certain aspects of itself, an incredible transformation begins to grow.

It was believed in ancient times, and even written about by the Hebrews, that the MerKaBa could be turned on by certain principles in meditation. This involves breathing changes, and mind, heart, and body changes that alter the way a person perceives the Reality. From my perspective, it is the beginning of ”Enlightenment.”

And yet it is clear that the MerKaBa can also be ”activated,” as the New Agers say, by other methods beside the male-style instructions using the breathing changes mentioned above. It can also become functional through methods that are purely female. Through the true living of qualities such as love, faith, trust, truth, and compassion, the MerKaBa can spontaneously become alive. In other words, very pure human character can translate into a living MerKaBa field around the person, even if that person doesn’t initially know it is there.

And yes, absolutely, the Mer-Ka-Ba is alive. It is a living field, not a purely mechanical field of energy. Because it is a living field, it
responds to human thought and feeling, which is the way to connect to the field. So the ”computer” that guides the Mer-Ka-Ba is the human mind and heart. The possibilities are endless.

At a certain and specific moment (not necessarily in this lifetime), a person’s MerKaBa field can become alive. When this happens, an
electro-magnetic change occurs which results in a disc of energy that comes out from a tiny place near the base of the spine and quickly
expands to about 27 to 30 feet in radius around the body. This disc can easily be perceived by scientific means, and if the United States
Airforce is correct it can be put up on their computer screens via satellite. In other words, the military can see people who activate
their MerKaBas, and watch as they move around the surface of the Earth.

Since the number of people who have done this is now in the millions, it is a fairly common sight now. It is the enormous magnetic burst that results from the disc expanding that brings attention to itself. This can easily be made invisible by people who activate their very own Mer-ka-Bas, if they so desire.

The knowledge of the MerKaBa is well known by most of the more powerful governments of the world. I am certain that our government used the MerKaBa in the 1943 Philadelphia Experiment and the 1983 Montoc Experiments — in their mind-control experiments and dimensional explorations, and in controlling weather. And I am equally certain that Russia is using the MerKaBa in their spy programs and defense systems.

But regardless of government experimentation, Mother Earth, the human race, and we as individuals can profit from this understanding and
knowledge. The remembering of the MerKaBa is unfolding all over the world. From my point of view, this unfoldment is all part of the
evolving cosmic DNA. The MerKaBa will be remembered now because /this is the time to remember/.

Yes, I believe, as did almost all the ancient civilizations, that there are specific moments in the history of mankind where great jumps in
human understanding take place, as in the ancient Sumerian, Egyptian, and Indus Valley civilizations.

I truly feel that we have arrived at another one of these grand moments of human history where brilliant light expands around the world, and
another huge leap in human consciousness appears. And, my friends, I truly believe, from my own personal experience, that the MerKaBa is a doorway or a dimensional window into a higher level of consciousness that could be the catalyst for this great change called ascension.

So, to close, I will say again: Your character is the key to your ascension. Regardless of who you are at this moment, good or bad, you
can change your character. Like losing weight, it is completely within your control if you focus.

In changing yourself, your MerKaBa can become alive. And once it is alive, everything is possible. – Drunvalo Melchzedhek

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Love Like Never Before

Sometimes we hate what we used to love. We think that which we love is unworthy of our love because it has let us down greatly in some way or the other. We feel like withdrawing all our love and giving it somewhere else that is more worthy to receive. It might be true that we are in love with the wrong person, but it could also be true that we ourselves are not yet right to love that person. The negative situation we experience is meant to help us discover ourselves and what loving unconditionally really means.

Hate is an emotion that is meant to be used as an aggressive defense against any form of evil. It is a destructive force against anything that is destructive towards us. When we feel hate or anger, it just means that someone is doing something that hurts us. It is a form of self love that seeks to protect us and cut off anything that is not beneficial for us. There is nothing wrong with the way we feel because our emotions serve as a feedback and motivating force to move towards that which is good in life.

It is when we understand what our emotions are telling us and the reason why we feel that way that enables us to truly resolve everything in our inner world. The reason why we feel hate and anger is because the person is doing something that hurts us. Our love for ourselves repels against such an act. We feel unacknowledged, unappreciated or somehow mistreated in one way or another by the other person. Therefore we seek to redress the wrong or undeserved suffering caused by that person.

We may think that the person is no longer right for us to love or relate with, and we are right coming from the level of consciousness where we are at. But when we discover something beyond that, we may turn our entire perspective around and feel totally different. We see, the reason why we feel unacknowledged is because we need acknowledgment from that person. The reason why we feel unappreciated is because we need appreciation from that person. We need something that is lacking.

We feel mistreated because we require that person to treat us in a certain way. It is when that person is not being or doing what we expect, that we feel disappointed in reciprocating. We reason as to why we should continue to being good when we are being treated so unfairly in return. What we may not realize is how conditional our love for that person really is. We have so many conditions and requirements on what that person should be or do in order for we to love him or her.

Sometimes, the only way to resolve a friendship or relationship problem is to bring it to an end. When we are in a friendship or relationship, we tend to have an expectation of mutual appreciation, acknowledgment and love expressions. That is the way a normal friendship is supposed to be right? Yes, that is how it is supposed to be. But a true friendship does not have any suppositions or expectations of what the friendship should be like. True friendship can exist even when the parties are not normal friends.

What happens when the relationship or friendship with the person has ended in the normal sense? There is no longer an expectation or need for that person to give us acknowledgment, appreciation or anything for that matter. The same goes for us as well. We no longer need to give that person anything at all. But now we are in a space where if we feel love, appreciation and kindness for that person, we can still give it if we wish out of a heart that is totally free and unconditional.

That is the irony of a true friendship that exists without a friendship in the normal sense of the word. We cannot feel unappreciated when we do not need appreciation. We cannot feel unacknowledged when we do not need acknowledgment. We cannot be mistreated when we do not need the person to treat us in a certain way. Most of all, we cannot be hurt when there is nothing the person can do to make us feel hurt. Because now that person cannot take anything from us or give us what we already have.

When we feel true love for another, the love we have is not our own, but it is God expressing through us. We may feel anger, hurt and resentment because of our expectation of that person. But when all those expectations and requirements are gone, what is left is the pure unconditional love that is always present beneath it all. Everything else is just meant for us to discover where we are being conditional and limited in our heart. But when we let go, we can love totally.

We do not need to end the friendship or relationship in the literal sense, but we just need to imagine what it is like being a true friend or being loving when the friendship or relationship is not required. True love is free without needing anything in return. To truly love is to love unconditionally, without judgment of that which we love. There is no fear in perfect love. Whoever that fears is not yet made perfect in love. When we love perfectly, we do not judge ourselves or others because we accept both completely.

We need to love ourselves for all that we are because we are worth it. From the place of complete self love and self acceptance, we are able to love another with an unconditional heart. Because we do not need anything back. Therefore we cannot be hurt at all. We can love without fear. Remember the saying, “Work like we do not need the money, dance like no one is watching and energy”. It is the pure, fearless and unconditional giving of ourselves.

The Reiki Rainbows

shaman-initiation-615RAINBOW REIKI FIRST DEGREE
This course includes the traditional 1st degree of Usui Reiki with the four initiations, Reiki History, the Reiki principles of Dr. Mikao Usui, Systematic Chakra healing, intuitive healing with Rainbow Reiki, special positions for different ailments, Cleansing the Aura, Rainbow Reiki Whole Body Treatment including Rainbow Reiki Hand Positions, Chakra Balancing, Rainbow Reiki Dancing Hands Technique, Rainbow Reiki Power Ball, Rainbow Reiki Aura Massage with the Inner Child’s help, Rainbow Reiki Meditation, initiation to a Rainbow Reiki Symbol that de-block’s chakras and strengthens the energy body, Homeopathic Touch, three Rainbow Reiki healing mantras, how to treat babies, animals, and plants and making Rainbow Reiki Water and Healing oils.

RAINBOW REIKI SECOND DEGREE
This course includes initiation into the three traditional second degree symbols and their mantras plus initiation into two Rainbow Reiki symbols for third eye activation and to strengthen the third chakra, the meanings of the symbols, , Rainbow Reiki shower, Distant healing with Reiki for yourself and others.

Rainbow Reiki Distant Healing for Groups, Harmonizing problems in Groups of people, distant Reiki treatments to the past and future, Mental healing, Rainbow Reiki Karma Clearing, explanation of the inner child, middle self and higher self and healing and personal development work with the Higher Self and Inner Child, Rainbow Reiki Feng Shui room cleansing, practice using the Rainbow Reiki symbols in Reiki treatments, and programming of crystals with Rainbow Reiki.

There are no pre-requisites for Rainbow Reiki First Degree; Rainbow Reiki First Degree is the prerequisite for Rainbow Reiki Second Degree. This course is for people who have never taken Reiki and for those with years of experience. Rainbow Reiki combines traditional Usui Reiki with additional symbols and knowledge. Rainbow Reiki is a spiritual way developed in the 1980’s by Walter Lübeck.

The course will be taught by Rainbow Reiki Instructor Dr. Advity Goswami who has been studying with Walter Lübeck since 2010. The courses she has taken with Walter Lübeck include Introduction to Rainbow Reiki, Meeting the Angels, Way of the Goddess, Aura Chakra Reading, Rainbow Reiki First and Second Degree, Loving Relationships and Rainbow Reiki Instructor training. She is licensed by the Reiki-Do Institute to teach Rainbow Reiki First and Second Degree. As a Licensed teacher with the International Center for Reiki Training, Dr. Advity Goswami has been working in the healing arts for over five years, traveling and teaching Reiki for the past three years. She has an extensive background of training under the lineages of Walter Lübeck, Arjava Petter, William Lee Rand, Laurelle Gaia, Mari Hall, Phyllis Furumoto and Patrick Scott Zeigler.

Rainbow Reiki attunements intensify the depth of your healing abilities in a way that is not easily described. The three pillars of Rainbow Reiki’s Philosophy are Love, Self Responsibility and Consciousness out of which grows Loving Relationships and the power for Self-Realization which is combined in a synergetic way by Spiritual Vision.

Class time will be from 9 AM to 6 PM each day. Cost of the workshop is $ 750.00
If you have questions or need more information please contact Dr. Advity Goswami at advitygoswami@gmail.com.

To register for the course please send in the following form.

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Course cost including manuals and certificates is $750.00. Deposit is $100; final payment of $650.00 is 4 weeks prior to the course. Cancellation Policy: The deposit is non-refundable. The balance is due 4 weeks prior to the course. Once you have paid your balance it is refundable only in the case of a death in the family or personal medical emergency the week of the class. A Confirmation letter will be sent to you once you register and accepted mode of payment details.

To learn more about Dr. Advity Goswami and her work please visit her personal blog http://iamadvity.blogspot.in/

Seven Fold Spiritual Yoga Teaching

Yoga001shareIf you are seeking greater balance, inner calm, and mind-body health, the MerKaBa offers daily instruction in a unique yoga practice that will deeply benefit your body, mind, and spirit.

Suitable for all levels or advanced level 2 participants, the Seven Fold Spiritual Yoga Laws integrates the physical poses (asanas) with meditation, breathing techniques, and the principles for true fulfillment.

Join us for Parivar Yog

“Yoga will help you discover gifts within yourself that have remained unopened since your childhood – gifts of peace, harmony, laughter, love.”
~Seven Fold Spiritual Yoga Laws

Parivar Yog is open to families with children ages 4+, extended family members and those with special needs. No previous yoga experience required; all you need is an open mind and  heart. It is offered at the MerKaBa Center every Sunday morning from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm for free.

Parivar Yog weaves the principles of the Seven Spiritual Laws of Success with individual, partner, and family. Each class includes age-appropriate yoga poses, breathing exercises, chanting, mantra meditation, and relaxation techniques. Parivar Yoga is designed to give you and your children the physical benefits of yoga (increased strength, flexibility, and balance), as well as the intangible gifts of self-acceptance, greater awareness, communication skills, and improved focus. The lessons of yoga will ripple out into your daily family life in many positive ways.

Free Group Meditation Sessions  MerKaBa offers free 30-minute group meditation sessions throughout the week. In the soothing atmosphere of our beautiful meditation room, each session begins with a brief introduction that will guide you into the inner quiet of your meditation. If you’d like more calm, mental peace, and joy in your life, join us for daily meditation!

Current Schedule:      Week Days: 10 –5:00 pm

Free Introduction to Meditation Class: Every Sunday from 11 am–1 pm, MerKaBa offers a complimentary one-hour Introduction to Meditation class, led by one of the MerKaBa’s master meditation educators. The class includes basic instruction, a guided meditation, and an opportunity to get answers to all of your meditation questions.

Three-Day Primordial Sound Meditation Course: Monday-Wednesday: (only on weeks when the MerKaBa Wholistic Lifestyle  Course is in session).

 

The Five Fold Detox Cleanse: Panchakarma

kwanyinThe 5,000-year old healing science of Ayurveda teaches that good health depends upon our body’s ability to metabolize all aspects of life, assimilating that which nurtures us and eliminating the rest. When we can’t completely digest our food, experiences, and emotions, toxic residue gets stored in our bodily tissue, creating imbalance and – ultimately – disease.

Thousands of years ago, the ancient Ayurvedic physicians developed panchakarma, an elegant cleansing process that releases physical and emotional toxins at the cellular level, restoring the body’s innate healing ability. This powerful treatment takes place over the course of several days or longer, giving the body adequate time to rest and experience the complete healing benefits.

How Does Panchakarma Work?
Panchakarma is a Sanskrit term that means “the five actions,” (pancha = five, and karma = action), referring to the five different cleansing and rejuvenating procedures described in the classic Ayurvedic textbooks.

As panchakarma has been adapted for use in the West, the therapies have evolved and modernized, the number of procedures included is not always five but varies according to an individual’s mind-body type and health concerns. At the MerKaBa panchakarma consists of the following steps:

Step One: Preparatory Procedures

Panchakarma begins with oleation, a process of applying and ingesting pure essential oils in order to loosen and mobilize accumulated toxins. This step includes supplementation with organic seeds, as well as soothing Ayurvedic massage treatments using herbalized oils. You can go a modified version of this step at home by performing a daily “self-abhy” massage (see instructions here).

Another vital aspect of this step is swedana, a Sanskrit word meaning “that which produces heat in the system.” Specific steam and warm oil therapies are used to heat the body. This process helps open the body’s circulation channels (srotas) and allows toxins to flow more easily from the tissues to the GI tract for elimination. Swedana also relaxes the body, releasing tension and allowing impurities to be eliminated through the sweat glands.

Step Two: Elimination and Release

Once the body’s toxins have been mobilized, gentle therapies are used to release them from the body. The treatment includes a sequence of daily bastis – a therapeutic process in which medicated oils and herbal preparations are used to flush toxins from the intestinal tract. Bastis are often referred to as enemas but actually offer many more healing benefits than a simple colon cleanse. During a basti, the herbalized oils enter the deeper tissues and eliminate fat-soluble toxins that can’t be dislodged with standard enemas.

This stage of panchakarma also includes nasya, an Ayurvedic treatment that gently cleanses the upper respiratory tract and sinuses. This soothing process uses pure herbalized oils to improve the flow of life energy and help you breathe freely and easily.

Step Three: Rejuvenation

The final stage of Panchakarma is rasayana,a term that means “that which is nourishing.” According to Ayurveda, once toxins have been cleansed, it is a critical time to begin replenishing the body with natural foods and herbs, revitalizing massage treatments, and healing practices such as meditation and yoga.

When and How Often Should I Do Panchakarma?

Panchakarma is the ultimate mind-body treatment for those who want to detoxify the body and strengthen the immune system. It is recommended on a seasonal basis, as well as when an individual feels out of balance or is experiencing a particular illness.

Experience Panchakarma at the MerKaBa Holistic Healing Sessions

Panchakarma is the cornerstone of the MerKaBa’s 10-day MerKaBa Panchakarma program, which combines foundational teachings in meditation, yoga, and meditation; daily Ayurvedic massage therapies; and an integrative mind-body consultation with a member of the medical staff. Every treatment is customized for an individual’s mind-body type, using specific oils and herbs to purify and nurture the entire physiology. The panchakarma process allows your body to release the physical and emotional toxins stored deep in the cells, tissues, and organs, leaving you feeling renewed and revitalized.

 

How to Perform a Self-Abhy Massage

Give Yourself a Nurturing Self-Abhy Massage

 

When stimulated through therapeutic touch or massage, the skin releases a pharmacy of healing chemicals that have health-promoting effects on the physiology. In addition to feeling good, regular massage and loving touch detoxifies the body’s tissues, increases circulation, calms the mind, and enhances immune function.

Giving yourself a daily self-abhy with aromatherapy massage oils is a deeply healing and deeply enjoyable Ayurvedic practice that activates the body’s inner pharmacy and slows the aging process. Depending upon your unique mind-body type (dosha), your massage technique can be gentle or more vigorous.

Step by Step

  1. Begin by running some hot water over the bottle to gently warm the oil.
  2. Pour a tablespoon of warm oil onto your scalp and vigorously work in the oil.
  3. Using your fingertips, vigorously massage your head and scalp with small circular strokes, as if you are shampooing.
  4. Move to your face and ears, massaging more gently.
  5. Using an open hand to create friction, massage both the front and back of the neck.
  6. Vigorously massage your arms, using a circular motion at the shoulders and elbows, and back-and-forth motions on the upper arms and forearms.
  7. When massaging your chest and stomach, use a gentle circular motion and a straight up-and-down motion over the breastbone.
  8. After applying a bit of oil to both hands, gently reach around to the back and spine and massage them as well as you can without straining.
  9. Vigorously massage your legs as you did your arms, using circular motions at the ankles and knees, back-and-forth motions on the long parts.
  10. After massaging your legs, spend extra time on your feet. Using the open part of your hand, massage vigorously back and forth over the soles of the feet.
  11. Keeping a thin, almost imperceptible film of oil on the body is considered very beneficial for toning the skin and warming the muscles throughout the day.

 

Kriya Yoga is an ancient system, the origin of which goes back to the age of Mahabharat. It is a well known fact that Lord Krishna himself refers to the science of Kriya Yoga in Bhagavat Gita. The ancient practice of Kriya Yoga which was lost in due course of time was revived once again in the modern world, by Lahiri Mahasaya (Yogiraj Shyama Charan Lahiri) who is a direct disciple of Sri Sri Mahavatar Babaji. Kriya Yoga as taught by Lahiri Mahasaya is strictly learnt through Guru-Disciple tradition with the secrecy of the process being well maintained. Lahiri Mahayasaya (Yogiraj Shyama Charan Lahiri) initiated Sri Tinkori Lahiri, Sri Yukteshwar Giri, Sri Panchanon Bhattacharya, Swami Pranabananda, Swami Kebalananda, Swami Keshabananda, Bhupendranath Sanyal into Kriya Yoga and many other people, who were truly interested in spiritual upliftment. It is through the instrumentality of Lahiri Mahasaya that ancient Kriya Yoga was revived once again in 19th century. In olden days, there were only very few people who knew about Kriya Yoga. The Kriyavans(one who practices Kriya) even when they lived among common men, maintained the secrecy of the sacred process and the practices so well that even their close friends/relatives would not know that they are kriyavans. Infact, as given by Swami Yoganandha in his “Autobiography of a Yogi”, he himself was not aware that his Guru Sri Yukteshwar Giri was a Kriya Yogi when he met him first. He came to know about it when he saw Lahiri Mahasaya’s picture in Sri Yukteshwar Giri’s room. This ancient practice was brought to limelight throughout the world by Paramahansa Yogananda through his book “Autobiography of a Yogi”. Kriya Yoga is the science of breath control through which the kriyavan can control the life force energy (prana) and stay in the “BEING” (detached completely from mind) state all the time. In such a state, he lives as per the universal command and is not attached with any karma. Surely, Kriya Yoga is a shortcut path to the ultimate goal. And as mentioned by Swami Yoganandha, it works like mathematics. So, it cannot fail. Click here to read more about the Science of Kriya Yoga to know how it works! The path of Maha Siddha Yoga! There are 3 kinds of spiritual path: 1. Path of Knowledge (Gyan Yog) – The one who follows this path has no desire. He believes that every action is a source of sadness and hence drops all action and knows only god. 2. Path of Action (Karm Yog) – This path is for those who cannot drop action and want to live a life of fulfillment and want to attain self-realization also. 3. Path of Devotion (Bhakti Yog) – This path is for those who are neutral. They are neither attached to the world nor can they practice renunciation of the world. This path emphasizes on devotion to god. The world is ephemeral. Mentally renounce the fruit of your action. It will lead you to the longing for god which is the nature of Bhakti Yoga. It will lead to self-realization. You cannot renounce action so continue to do the action till such time you attain total detachment from worldly affairs (Vairagya – Dispassion). Do Karm Yog till you get detached and it converts to Gyan Yog. Do not renounce Activity (Karma). Nothing is permanent. Virtuous act leads you to higher worlds. Even if you do good deeds which takes you to higher realms. Higher realms are meant only for enjoying the fruit of your good deeds on earth. Even if you attain the heavenly realms you have to come back to earthly realms to get the human body which is a vehicle for sadhna for attaining final release. Everyone who lives in higher realms desires human body because self-realization is attained only through this body by following the three spiritual paths. Even if you have the body of divine/celestial beings one cannot be liberated. Desire for liberation is ok but only thru Yoga, Bhakti or Gyan. Human body is a fit instrument for spiritual effort and to get release. Put human body in the proper practice of sadhna. Don’t miss this rare opportunity of human body. Human body is like a boat to cross the ocean of delusion. The boat will only move with favorable wind and that favorable wind and boat is rowed by the Guru. Sadhna is the favorable wind that the Guru gives you to sail. So people for their benefits should follow the path of either Ashtang Yog which includes the below: Yama/moral codes Niyama/self-purification and spiritual study Asana/posture Pranayama/breath control Pratyahara/sense control Dharana/intention Dhyana/meditation Samadhi/Contemplation leading to withdrawal of life force from the body. OR of Gyan Yog which is the path of intellectual discrimination. You know that the world is false and GOD is the only truth OR follow Bhakti Yog in which you can assume God in a form and pray with great devotion. It is difficult to control the mind. However mind can be controlled without fighting of the mind. Do not make the wavering of the mind a problem. By doing pranayama mind can come easily under control. This is the way to deal with the wavering mind. Never fight with it. You can choose the path that appeals to you and follow it. Path of Bhakti yog by having devotion and belief in god. Even though attracted by the world, goes through the experience by being detached knowing that it is temporary and the real enjoyment is self-realization. In this path although one is unable to give up their actions but have faith in god. Or by following the path of Gyan Yog in which one sees god in everything. They have love in their heart and love everything because they see god in it. Or by following the path of Karm yog and continue to do the actions (Karm) without expectation. Drop expectation!! Do your duty without desiring the fruit thereof. There are four types of human 1. Above Average – They know the world is illusionary and renounce desire and reject the world. They follow yoga and become yogis. 2. Average– They neither accept nor can they reject the world. They follow the path of devotion and worship devotedly and attain god. They are prayful. 3. Regular– They want to enjoy the world and are compassionate by serving god in others. 4. Below Average – They don’t believe in right or wrong. They only care about themselves regardless of the action. The people in this category come back again and again and don’t get released from the cycle of life and death. When their actions (karma) are exhausted they die and then depending on their good or bad deeds they come back again. All these paths will happen automatically in your sadhana when you follow the path of MahaYoga (physical discipline of Shaktipath meditation) after being initiated into Shaktipath meditation. Science of Kriya Yoga Kriya Yoga is an ancient yogic practice based on body, mind and prana involving pranayamam and subtle visualization. The word Kriya came from its Sanskrit root “Kri” which means “doing” or “action”. Yoga means “union”. Kriya Yoga is a yoga through which the union with the Infinite by performing or doing some specific action or rite. It was discovered by the ancient yogis that through breath control, the life force energy (prana) can be controlled and through this, the spiritual evolutionary process can be shortened by considerable amount of time. A Kriya Yogi can remain in a breathless state for hours together. In contradiction to forceful holding of breath, a Kriya yogi can hold his breath without any effort. It is his natural state of being and through this breath mastery, he is able to detach himself completely with mind and be in union with Infinite all the time. Such a Kriyaban (also known as Kriyavan) acts solely based on universal command and hence, is detached with any karmic burden associated with his actions. His spiritual evolution sky rockets in a very little time. The Kriya yogi lives in union with Atman all the time and is freed from egocentric living. He lives in higher spiritual plane and experiences bliss all the time. The process of Kriya Yoga initiation from Guru and the practice are respected with spiritual sacredness and are maintained secret. The initiation given by the Guru is the essence of Kriya Yoga without which the practice is not complete. Kriya Yoga as taught by Lahiri Mahasaya (Yogiraj Shyama Charan Lahiri) followed a strict Guru-Disciple relationship. Click here to read about the importance of Guru in Kriya Yoga. The practice has to be learnt through an authorized Kriya Yoga Gurus only. A person can become a Guru and initiate other people into Kriya Yoga only after getting consent from his Guru. With regular and ardent practice of Kriya and Guru’s blessings, a Kriya yogi can reach the ultimate goal even in a single life time or even within few decades or even lesser. Science of Kundalini Kundalini when awakened puts you in touch with five principles of the universe which are: 1- Kundalini 2- Mind 3- Life Force 4- Internal Divine Sound (Paradiol sound) 5- Point leading to God. It is very very necessary to know these because it leads you to what you think you are to what you really are (Manhood to Godhood). Whatever can be said about Kundalini is very less. Like Narayan (Residual Power) is sitting on the serpent god and his head has earth which contains forest, mountain, sea, and river, Kundalini is the Serpent God. The serpent is the foundation of the whole world. The same way Kundalini is the foundation of the yogic practices. Kundalini is regarded as feminine power and should be focused as very dear to you. The location is the coccyx. You have to focus on Kundalini Power located at the base of the spine in Mooladhar chakra. Serpent Power is like a coiled serpent. The coiled serpent is encircling the shivlinga. The coiled serpent is shinning and if you awaken this power and rise to the crown chakra you get free from birth and death. You get the ULTIMATE FREEDOM. It is self-effulgent and restless for reaching the crown. It shines like god if awakened by the power of the guru given mantra and enters the Sushumna power which is the center of the spine. Consider this as the power of Lord Vishnu. This is also the root cause of all modes. This generates three modes 1- Tamo – inert 2- Rajo – active 3- Satv – divine/meditative active qualities of nature. It is the cause and life-force in the body. You can experience this power by the power of Pranayama when the breath goes still. Yogis experience this when breath is held for long duration’s involuntarily. Kundalini is all in all in spirituality. It is the Summum Bonum of life. There are many forms of this power. This also has sound vibration and many other forms. It is almost impossible to describe all forms. This indescribable divine form can only be experience by self and cannot be explained. It is residing at the lotus (The Spinal Chakra) at Mooladhar. It has four petals and has four pranas (pranas- can be defined as specific duty of the body). It is the power that fulfills the fulfillment of all pure motives. The text on yoga describes the power of Kundalini in exciting ways. Normally this serpent power (soul power) is dormant (sleeping) at the base of the spine (Mooladhar Chakra). One who knows this power is free and one who doesn’t is bonded. So as long as you don’t experience this power you are in bondage. Yogis are well aware of this power t about through experience and therefore attain freedom. This energy is freedom conferring energy. The energy is described as though it is coiled serpent and is coiled 3.5 times and is sleeping. The 3.5 times represents the four states of awareness- waking, sleeping, dreaming and transcendental. When the Kundalini awakens it straightens to enter the Sushumna. When it enters it goes beyond the fourth state then it is in the Sushumna. All the three worlds sleep when the Kundalini is sleeping and all three worlds are awakened when Kundalini is awakened. Unless the Kundalini is awakened any effort to attain Knowledge of freedom is futile. The Mooladhar chakra located at the base of the spine is in the form of a triangle. When Kundalini is not awakened you are a Being but when it is awakened you are Shiva. Kundalini generates the prana and also the procreative fluids. Bindu is the primordial point and the power. The primordial point gives rise to the primordial sound (OM). Mind starts when the ingoing and outgoing of breath starts. The creation has happened. In the body Mooladhar is called the energy vortex. It fulfills all pure motives. This is the primary power which gives birth to the universe. It is the cause of creation of the universe. To know these intricate matters you have to depend on the grace of the guru. Those who perfectly know the power at the base of the spine is beyond ignorance, he knows the effulgent self. He has fulfilled the purpose of existence. One is released from all bondage by knowing and experiencing this power. If the guru is pleased why doubt liberation. There are different names given in the scriptures such as: Sushumna, Kundalini, Saraswati, Primary power. This is also known as Mahamaya (the great illusion), Mahalakshmi (Because it fulfills all of your desires), Mahadevi (Divine feminine power), Saraswati (Gives you knowledge to tear the veil) and un-manifested primary power. This is the root cause of your existence. The universe is founded on the basis of this power. MahaYoga in Vedas There is no proof needed of these utterances. They are the Ultimate Truth. They are 1- Dharm- Right Living 2- Arth- Right means of livelihood 3- Kaam- Right kind of desires and fulfillment 4- Moksha- Release of all bondages Veda reveals the divine knowledge of these areas. They are words of God and beyond all doubts. They are self-proven. It is the treasury of knowledge of the art of living. The knowledge of self-realization is derived from Vedas. The path of self-realization (Shaktipath, Mahayoga) is based on Vedic principles. Kundalini Shakti is based on Mahayoga. The mind is based on Kundalini. The ephemeral world is based on mind. The mastery of mind is the mastery of life force. If you can command the power you can command the three worlds. Without awakening the Kundalini there is no way to be an adept in Bhakti, Yoga or Gyan. You should expand the power of soul. Without Deeksha There is no realized knowledge To awaken this subtle power of Kundalini there is the need of Guru. Therefore all scriptures indicate the need of Guru (Master). The self effort does not give result as fast as the effort after having the Guru. The development in all areas of life is only possible when you have the grace of the Guru. One has to have implicit faith in the guru and remain joyful. This state leads to fearlessness and a state of beyond all doubts. Just as a medical doctor for a person who is ill. When he has a doctor he is free from the fear of death. Similarly with Guru on the path of self-realization one achieves liberation. Without having initiation from a guru one cannot have any success in activities like – repetition of mantra, austerities, self-knowledge, meditation, practice of yoga, devotion, activities of world, selfless activities. Without Deeksha right way of living is not possible. Therefore, the necessity of Deeksha in any success spiritually or worldly. One has to go to a Guru for purpose of initiation. Without Deeksha neither activities are fulfilled nor liberation possible. Make the best possible efforts to meet the guru and get initiation. The necessity of Deeksha for awakening the Kundalini Since the serpent power is not awake from time immemorial the Guru is needed to awaken the Kundalini. The real joy is not at all possible without a spiritual initiation. The best of spiritual effort such as repetition of mantra, austerities, self-knowledge, meditation, practice of yoga, devotion, activities of world, selfless activities are fruitless without awakening the Kundalini. The real joy has nothing to do with the imagined or initiated joy by any conscious activity. The energy which is responsible for real freedom and joy is asleep. To awaken it Deeksha is the only way. There will be a balance in life in all activities as a result of Deeksha. There will be a self-soul satisfaction as a result of the impressions of good deeds of past life. It will be quite evident after Deeksha. The same very world will appear joyful after Deeksha. You think that the world is a bed of thorns and emit negativity. You say that the world is a jail and is full of misery and are fearful. The world is not a bed of thorns but a bed of roses for the awakened person. It is the effect of the awakening of the energy. In the world we are suppose to experience pleasure and pain. For the uninitiated and unwise the world is nest of trouble and full of misery but for the awakened it is the play of the lord. For the man of self-realization the world reveals itself as divine. For the blind everything is full of darkness and for the one blessed everything is full of light. If there were no world there can be no human birth possible. If there is no world there is no question of self-knowledge as well. It is this very world that makes you experience the divine knowledge. As long as Kundalini is asleep it is impossible to even get a minute success in any effort such as repetition of mantra, austerities, self-knowledge, meditation, practice of yoga, devotion, activities of world, selfless activities. Due of good deeds of previous life resulting in grace of Guru everything you do bears fruits. Therefore Guru’s grace is essential. This very world that appears as a prison becomes a free field of joy. The awakening of Kundalini is the panacea of all ills. This is the master medicine. Healthy person has a healthy mind and body. The illusion of pleasure and pain will be unveiled because of the ancient disease. This ancient disease is nothing but the sleeping Kundalini. There the need to awaken it and go beyond the veils of Maya or illusion. There will be perpetual joy.   Spiritual Sadhana Having doubts or questions on Kriya Yoga ? Want to awaken your dormant Kundalini Shakti? 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