What is a Mantra?

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What is a mantra? A word with wings…

Using a mantra to go beyond thought is called”Transcendental Meditation.”

The word “meditation” means: thinking.

The word “transcendental” means: to go beyond.

Put the two together…

“Transcendental Meditation” means: to go beyond thinking, or thoughts.

The best method to hover above, or sail the surface of the thought pool is to use something that will keep us afloat and essentially lift us up higher and higher like a balloon defying gravity. The gravity spoken of here is in terms of the weight of heavy laden sinking thoughts all churning  in an undertow of rip currents that tumble, toss, ebb and flow  all down deep below…in the grind of the mind.

Getting sucked into the churning thought pool is like being captured by a runaway train that never stops to pick anyone up. It just keeps going and going and going forever. That’s what thoughts do. They just go and go and go forever. That is the nature of a thought….is to essentially join other thoughts in the crusade to furnish ideas for the mind that introduce more thoughts that yet gravitate to even more ideas and inspirations, and contemplations. Some thoughts lead to musing, some lead to reflecting, remembering, reminiscing. Thoughts feed off each other in the great big churning melting pot of the mind. Some thoughts lead to other thoughts, some thoughts lead to feelings, or daydreaming, or fantasizing, or reverie. The thought flow  could be compared to time. We live in the 3D realm here on Earth, therefore we exist in the zone of time. We cannot stop time. We can’t even slow it down or speed it up technically. All we can do is remove ourselves from its perception and then we are free from its confines.  Just like energy can not be created or destroyed. Neither can time, and neither can the flow of thoughts.

So…what now? Well, now that we understand the nature of the thought-flow game….we can know how then to defy it. Go beyond it, essentially, so that we may have more control over our ability to be in a peaceful unafflicted state….by the thoughts that always attempt to meddle in our lives. We have a choice….we can either surrender to the stillness, or put our dive suits on. Snorkeling anyone?

Or maybe I will strap some wings on today instead….and…FLY!!

Run! Jump! Fly! Catch me if you can….

Ya big fat heavy waddlin’ words in my head, draggin’ through mud and mental marsh. I’d much rather choose to hop on the mantra plane, and sail through the sky of imagination and folly where thoughts disperse freely and the playground of the mind is in the sky of higher vibrational space…. not the quicksand of a traffic jammed land where I’m sinking fast swallowed by the future and past.

Up upon the wings of faith I am lifted to safety where in the arms of a peaceful serenity I am free to just be.

Any mantra will do. All it is is a word sound that will help us commune with the auric aerospace of the 5th dimension coexistent with us right here in this very moment. It is a conduit for transporting our consciousness to a higher vibrational level by allowing us to lift or float up past all the 3D “noise” essentially, via our complete surrender. Our surrendering simply entails learning how to use a mantra. Let’s define the word mantra…shall we?

#1) At the Chopra Center, where Primordial Sound Meditation is the favored meditation technique, students are given a personalized mantra, their Bija, which is the sound vibration the Universe was making at the time of their birth. This mantra is repeated silently over and over during the meditation practice to assist the student in transcending the activity of the mind. The mantra is silent and has no meaning so that the mind isn’t focused on any particular quality or outcome. It is simply a vehicle that helps you access heightened levels of awareness.

#2) Mantra is a mind projection created in either a spoken or mental manner. Mantras can be a word, phrase, syllable or sound. They can be recited, sung or repeated silently in the mind. Shakta Khalsa, in her book Kundalini Yoga, describes mantra as ” a technique for regulating the mind. There are many mantras each one having its own quality, rhythm, and effect…Every thought or feeling that we have is on a vibratory frequency. By using mantras we direct the mind into a higher vibratory frequency.” For thousands of years, mystics, meditators and yogis have used mantras for mental and spiritual transformation.

Whether you choose to use the old standby mantra “OM,”  you decide to adopt one from google or are given one by a spirit guide or your own intuition….whatever works, USE IT! Use it to transport you to the realm of sacred silence where you can then be most available to the Cosmic Consciousness, Universal Mind, Highest Truth…..Pure Potentiality.

Once you find a mantra that suits you….the trick to using a mantra effectively, is to not hold on to it too tight. Instead of stating it over and over again…try the method instead, of listening to it being stated. HEAR it….like in the form of an echo through the hallway of your mind, and you are just following its sound into infinity. Eventually, if you practice this skill, the sound will drop you off into the land of free consciousness. It may take some practice, but if one can master that method of listening to the sound, it will become easier to steadfastly blow past thoughts to higher dimensions. With this skill, we then develop the ability to focus our attention on the mantra with little or no distraction from intrusive thoughts. As a result, we will find Transcendental Meditation to be a very effective way to plug into the higher mind daily. In doing so, we benefit greatly then, from the endless abundance and pure creative potentiality of the Universe. Our lives become richer on the 3D plane, as we learn to tap Source. Sweet! Count me in! lol

Happy sitting!

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Greetings fellow friends, it is true indeed that this blog is the Grand Opening of my new book. The best way to begin something is to just start. Open the book, turn the first page. Take the first step. Make the first move. Speak the first word. Conquer the first day. Go on that first date. Crack the first egg. Catch the first train. Get in the car, get on the plane. Jump! Open the door. Pick up the phone. Go for it!  Life is too short to sit back and let it happen. If there is something you know that you either have to do, or want to do… just do it!
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Chapter eleven: The Contract of Commitment & Affirmation

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Here we have the last chapter. It is the shortest chapter of all. This chapter begins with the analogy of a “haunted house.”
It discusses how with any significant shift in consciousness, there will always be an interval of adjustment. It uses the “haunted house” metaphor to connote how “ghosts” of past patterns and habits may attempt to keep our proverbial “house haunted.” However, it bolsters confidence by assuring their temporal stature. The moving forward process will unquestionably prevail in due time, with perseverance and commitment. This leads us to the crux of this chapter: “The Contract of Commitment.”
The author designed a special page for the reader to read, sign and date. This is an official-like documentation drawn for the readers choice to commit to the moving forward process, if he so chooses. Having a signed and dated authenticated document pertaining to an ethereal inner commitment, allows for the theoretical element to be more verifiable and valid. The reader’s new commitment can be posted on a wall or refrigerator as a friendly reminder of his solemn pledge.
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