My interest in spirituality grows fonder each passing day. It seems that my inner soul is hungry of knowing what lies beneath that our bare eyes can’t see. I have this feeling that my journey in uncovering the true meaning of Shakti is not as far as what I needed to know. Shakti, which somehow has a connection with me that seems like a feeling of déjà vu.
I have decided to research more about Shakti. I was so fascinated by this and can’t resist on knowing how will this endure and improve my knowledge and interest on spirituality. And I was not betrayed by my gut. I have uncovered another reality about Shakti. Each human has what they call Kundalini. Kundalini Shakti is the ultimate power that resides in the human body. It is the feminine power that unites with its masculine companion, Lord Shiva. It is the untouched power that each human possesses. It’s like a flower that needs to be nurtured to achieve and expose its real beauty.
The word kundalini refers to the shakti or power when it is in its dormant potential state, but when it is manifesting, you can call it Devi, Kali, Durga, Saraswati, Lakshmi or any other name according to the manifestation it is exhibiting before you.
Another most applicable and understandable explanation of Kundalini is that it is a biological process that creates a connection between the brain and the reproductive system; it is a means of elevation the levels of consciousness.
In the spiritual studies connected with Yogic theories and practices, we come across a powerful form of dormant energy which is present in all human beings at the base of the spine in the form of 3 ½ coiled snake which is in the dormant state and waiting to be flourished. Kundalini is the supreme power and no other power in this universe can match the intensity of this supremacy. This snake / Shakti is in the dormant state because of our karmic accounts, and it is said that once this Shakti start rising from Root chakra to crown chakra, an individual faces major transformation in his / her personality also in his / her spiritual powers.
Kundalini and Gunas
Ancient scriptures and Gurus expounded the three Gunas which are the essence of the human life journey. 3 ½ fold of snake represents 3 gunas of a human life and the half fold represented as the journey of higher upliftment or you can journey from Tamo to Rajo to Sato Guna.
A Guna means quality and the three Gunas together are trigunas; these three qualities are responsible for the attributes of an individual like:
- Attitudes and
Now let us analyse the Gunas:
- Tamo Guna – Gives the selfish and shred attributes with a troublesome and lethargic approach to life. A person who is in this Guna faces lots of struggle and sufferings in his / her life. This is considered as one of the most difficult phase of a human existence and because of the difficult phase of life, a person normally gets into spirituality.
- Rajo Guna – After all struggles in Tamo Guna, the next stage of human life is the stage of Rajo guna. In this a person gets the supreme blessings and support from the universe and gets almost every materialistic things. This is a phase where apart from materialistic things like money, success, and relationships etc, a person gets EGO also and it is said that it is quite difficult to move from this level to the next level.
- Sato Guna – This is the state of Nirvana, Mauksh, Self enlightenment. It also represents Light, purity, compassionate nature and charitable views; it produces a gentle, sympathetic and non-violent nature. This is the level where a soul merges with the supreme white light of this universe.
Normally, a combination of these three gunas is seen in each and every personality and the proportion of the gunas influences the attributes of a person’s personality.
Since there are various practitioners, teachers and scholars who are practicing and preaching Yogic studies theoretically and practically, there are varying opinions regarding Kundalini’s awakening, the methods to be adopted for its “awakening” or “arousal”, the benefits ensuing from such an achievement.
Under the Tantric traditions followed by various sects and schools of thought, the following are the leading ones, who practice and preach (teach) the techniques leading to the arousal of Kundalini:
- Mantra Yoga,
- Laya Yoga,
- Raja yoga,
- Hatha Yoga
- Bhakti Yoga
The ultimate aim of the Yogi or Sadhak is to awaken the Kundalini Shakti and lead her through the spine to meet her master Sadashiv who resides in the Crown-based Sahasrara Chakra.
Kundalini vs Kundalini yoga
But, there is a subtle difference between Kundalini Shakti and Kundalini Yoga; laymen like us are not able to distinguish between the two.
- While Kundalini Yoga is a system of different exercises of the body, meditation and breathing practices Kundalini Shakti is a biological process,
- Kundalini yoga is a physical program developed by a yogi while Kundalini Shakti is a metabolic mechanism practiced in Budhism, Islam and Christianity since ages;
- Kundalini is a form of energy that raises your consciousness through practice and meditation while Kundalini yoga is one of the forms of exercise which are used to reaching a state of where arousal of the Kundalini shakti is the aim.
In coming volumes of kundalini we will try to learn the arousal methods of kundalini also we will discuss the benefits of Kundalini.
Crystals are natural stones which are formed under earth. Crystals are the earth’s DNA, a chemical imprint for evolution. They are miniature storehouses, containing the records of the development of the earth over millions of years. These crystals are of different kind and every crystal possesses some unique and powerful qualities. Crystals vibrates at a very higher frequency and it is said that on an average a crystal vibrates 6,10,000 times in one minute, due to this unique property crystals are used in healings, for manifesting things, for creating a protection shield and so on.
A set pattern or a particular intention needs to be infused in crystal through charging process or through meditation or healings, and then the crystal starts emitting the energy of that command, which starts attracting things in our life.
Many people like to have a “crystal day” when they cleanse their crystals and then meditate with them to attune more strongly to their energy. Doing this regularly enables your crystals to talk to you and to show you how you can use them to enhance your life and well-being.
Crystals are different from Gem stones. Normally Gem stones are suggested by Astrologers on the basis of the planetary condition of a person, as they directly impact the movement of planets, whereas crystals are used on the basis of an individual requirement and it is not specific to planetary movement etc.
These days so many healers are using crystals in their healing profession due to the extra ordinary healing attributes. There are some crystals like Black Tourmaline, Black Obsidian, Melachite etc used for removing the black magic, darker energies etc. Rose quartz, green aventurine etc for relationship harmonization and creating the energy of love and compassion.
There are so many other crystals also which has wonderful qualities and can help us in improving emotional health, mental health and physical health of an individual. Crystals can be used in different forms like natural clusters, wands, bracelets, tumbled form, in jewellery and pyramid etc.
In this series of Crystal blogs we will discuss crystals one by one. So lets the journey of understanding the most vibrating stones of this earth.
First crystal of our series is AMETHYST. Amethyst is one of the most common crystals which are mainly found in US, Canada, Brazil, Sri Lanka, Africa and India. Brazilian amethyst is one of the best amethyst crystals. Color of amethyst is Purple.
Amethyst is an extremely powerful and protective stone with a high spiritual vibration. It has a very strong healing and cleansing powers. It is used for clearing Aura and chakras. It is a wonderful cleanser. Amethyst helps in blocking geopathic stress and negativity from environment. Amethyst is very effective in handling Neuro logical problems. Hold the amethyst crystals in your hands while doing meditation can easily activate Third eye chakra.
Amethyst is one of the most spiritual stones, promoting love of the divine, giving insights into its true nature, and encouraging selflessness and spiritual wisdom. It opens intuition and enhances psychic gifts.
In case of healings, amethyst enhances the production of hormones, strengthen immune system also it helps in relieving physical, emotional, and psychological pain and stress. Amethyst is one of the best crystals for students as it helps in better concentration, boost memory, helps in feeling less scattered. It is helpful where insomnia is caused by an overactive mind and protects against recurrent nightmares.
Normally amethyst crystal wands are used for clearing Aura, Clusters for removing negative energies, and pyramid for creating fire. Results of amethyst crystal is very good and it is easily available in crystal shops.
But it is really important to charge your crystals on regular basis as it boost their powers.
Man has, since the onset of time, been obsessed with his well-being and that of his kind; in so doing, a bevy of treatments and cures were developed but all were not very popular.
Over the millennia, while all medical streams and beliefs developed, the organized medical community reached certain conclusions and definitions pertaining to its profession by compartmentalization of medicines into:
- Conventional medicine: That which is backed by proper scientific studies and inferences recorded and proved as per the laws of medicine and showing specific healing effects and not contradicted by facts; e.g Allopathic medicine,
- Alternative medicine: is any healthcare stream which is not logically proved by adoption of established scientific experimentation, differs from biomedicine, or is capable of being refuted, disproved or contradicted through scientific methods; examples are Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Reiki, Alternative Healing modalities, Acupressure, Acupuncture, Aroma therapy etc
- Complementary medicine: is another type of alternative medicine that may be safely used along with medicines belonging to some other stream of treatment, including the conventional medicines. They are used as a support system to the mainstream conventional course,
- Integrative medicine(or integrative health) When a patient is undergoing treatment with medicines of the conventional medical practice, is also prescribed or allowed to consume medicines drawn from any other stream of medicine, it results in a process name integrated medicine. This course of action would depend largely on the attitude, knowledge AND his attitude and approach of the doctor to alternative remedies.
A vast amount of time and money has been expended by the practitioners and supporters of alternative approaches to understand the real reason behind the reoccurring disease.
During the initial days of Alternative therapies due to their inability to authenticate their procedures and medicines continue to attract such sobriquets and are dismissed since some of them are based on religion, its superstitions and some objectionable actions and approaches in their practice. Now in the modern era, Infact science has also acknowledged the positive impact of these alternative therapies and some hospitals has a separate department to treat patients through these healing, alternative therapies.
Some of the main stream alternative therapies are
Ayurveda is an ancient form of medicine that is the culmination of the ancient studies and works of sages in India; it is popularly practiced for thousands of years and is now an established and a very effective form of alternative medicine in the western countries too. Its advantage stems from the absence of side effects since it uses herbs, specialized diets, massage, balms and concoctions to benefit body, mind, and spirit.
Homeopath is another novel, and much practiced, and advocated the theory of “fighting fire with fire” to induce a favorable reaction when the cause of the ailment is enhanced; this concept has also been prevalent in the conventional method of medicine.
Its treatment envisages the administration of minute amounts of medication to stimulate the natural systems of the body; the medication is highly diluted and given after conducting a thorough examination of the symptoms; its efficacy is established and well-known.
Reiki is actually energy-healing which believes life to originate in plants and animals on a life energy force that activates life by its presence; its absence causes death. The vital systems are treated by channelizing the flow of energy to restore the balance of the mind, body and spirit.
It can be performed over a long distance or by touch. It is very effective in case of Depression, anxiety, fear, arthritis, body pains, emotional Imbalancing etc.
Acupuncture immediately conjures up a vision of needles, it actually envisages the titillation of the nerve endings through a series of pricks at specific points of your; there may be other ways to stimulate your nerves but the needles are the main course.
It has been found to provide miraculous relief from such ailments like chronic pain and some mental problems.
Acupressure is a close cousin of acupuncture with pressure being used to titillate the nerve ends or pressure points; the tools used are fingers, hands, and other tools to apply pressure at selected pressure points to manipulate and set right Qui or Chi, the life energy. It seeks to restore the balance of the mind and body by unblocking meridians to allow free flow of positive energy. It is found effective in reducing nausea in chemotherapy patients and in anxiety disorders in pre-surgical cases.
All these alternative medicines and healing modalities are completely safe, without any side effect and effective also.
In the divine world of celestial beings encompassing the higher realms of wisdom and godliness there are a number of angelic and demonic entities who have been ordained by their teachings and their chosen beliefs to carry out their specific ordained tasks.
Heading this august list is Archangel Raphael, a celestial angel whose name is revered by the followers of many faiths in the world; he is the foremost in the angelic order providing miraculous cures and healing of the highest order through his awesome powers.
The word archangel itself is enough to convey the superiority that this title connotes; It is derived from the Greek word Archi which means “First, Principal or chief” and Angels means “messenger of god”, so the Archangels means “Chief Messenger of God”.
Archangels are actually senior in hierarchy in the faith that they emerge from and hence considered as possessing higher spiritual prowess; in simple terms, they are larger and more powerful than angels. Once we get attuned to them, we are able to possess and command some special powers whereby an unseen bond develops with these higher beings and we can feel, hear and see them.
They don’t have genders but on the basis of their energies and basic characteristics we distinguish them as male and female archangels. These archangels are available to everyone and they are able to be presence with many people at many locations at the same time.
The name Raphael means “God heals” or “God has healed” and is derived from the Hebrew word “Rapha” which means ‘ a doctor’ or ‘a healer’. Raphael happens to be one of the most powerful of healers; one who heals physical beings, both humans and animals.
Such is his benign hold on all that he surveys that it is customary for healers and those seeking from to call him for protection for additional help while being healed; and, he has the grace to oblige.
Also, known as a “Defender of the Element of Air and of the East” he is the custodian of the Tree of Life and of vast Healing Powers. He helps you heal your mind, thoughts, body, spirit and soul. All those suffering from addictions and other negative afflictions derive beneficial results on asking Archangel Raphael for assistance and mercy.
Archangels, therefore, have different specializations and streams; Raphael rules over the Health and Healing niche.
Each Archangel has specific qualities that distinguish their characteristics and their specific angelic responsibilities. Archangel Raphael’s realm of angelic expertise resides within Health & Healing.
Raphael mends all aspects of our health and leads us to attain the natural state with which we are blessed naturally; he responds to all calls for providing relief in all cases of wounds and injuries, imbalances and ailments and suffering to the body, soul or spirit that may be afflicting us.
Archangel Raphael provides his guidance and care to all in the realm of health and healing including animals in his angelic capacity as a mentor angel; doctors, scholars, healthcare workers and students are lead down the sublime path by proper enunciations through his enlightened guidance.
This is in conformity of to the laws Free Will and paying heed to our pleas and invitations our specific needs will be tended and rejuvenated. None of our desired goals are out of his powerful healing hold; he restores and repairs all aspects of our emotional and physical being to their prime state.
Whenever we call out from our innermost core, Raphael will undeniably bless us with his angelic presence and lead us down the path of positive thinking, healthy eating and ensure that we are following the righteous path to proper natural health; even our sleeping habits, regimen of exercises and other acts that restore and rejuvenate our whole being are taken care of.
No addiction of craving is beyond his loving and he heals and supports all efforts in energetic hygiene; he himself lends sublime healing energy, clears energy imbalances, Chakras and your aura.
Archangel Raphael is an Angelic envoy of the Supreme Being with his guiding, restoring and protecting prowess while also releasing spirits and clearing our being and surroundings from detrimental thoughts and energy.
The color of his awesome relaxing energy is green.
October 24th is celebrated as the feast of this divine Archangel who is one of the seven who stand before God. The book of Tobias is an authoritative document of Archangel Raphael who accompanied Tobias on his travels; that is why travelers seek his divine umbrella of protection before embarking on a journey.
- The angel who stirred the sheep’s pond at Bethesda was none other than Archangel Raphael,
- He cured the blindness of Tobias’ father by preparing a balm from fish,
- He relieved Abraham of the pain of circumcision,
- The dislocated knee of Jacob was reset by him.
No wonder he earned the titles of Angel of the Sun and Regent. His personality was very sociable and he possessed a happy visage and a wonderful sense of humor.
Amongst the many sources of joy and happiness in life are the relationships that we have with the loved ones around us; these relationships, physical and spiritual go a long way in providing happiness, joy and fulfillment to us by sharing their positive influence with us.
So also, it is an established fact that the people around you certainly have an impact on you and your inner self because of the influences which they carry in their life forces. The compatibility of our life forces is known to have a great positive impact on our relationship and our mutual compatibility.
A healthy relationship goes a long way in providing us peace, comfort, contentment, joy and fulfillment. Thus, it will be seen that the charm and joy in our lives is directly attributable to the presence of healthy relationships with those we love, romantic or otherwise.
But, things do not remain the same leading to and a lot of imbalances result from estrangement or separation from our loved ones. The energies flowing through our being get imbalanced. The reasons may be one or many but they create untold tension and stress in a normal person. These days number of relationship issues has increased significantly and one of the major reasons behind all this is Stress. Almost everybody is overburdened and running pillar to post to settle their lives financially but in this race most of us forget that love, compassion and a healthy family relationship is the main stream of an individual life. If this area is right than rest of the things will automatically start falling in place. Another reason for relationship issue is Anger, expectations, frustration etc and this is when alternative healing modalities are necessitated.
Reiki is an unfailing and effective power that helps in developing, nurturing and maintaining relationships with the warmth and commitment that we desire. What we need to know that each relationship is a living creation in that it is responsible for the proper flow and exchange of favorable energies between two people. Once this is realized, it permits us to detach ourselves emotionally and guide healing energy to heal the relationship.
Reiki Healing envisages the use of powerful healing symbols which provide you their support in achieving the closeness which you desire.
- The first step is to identify the reason behind the gaps.
- Purify your energies through Reiki symbol.
- Establish a connection with your loved one through Reiki symbol or through energy cord.
- Send some love energies which you may see with your inner eye,
- Feel and see the past images and emotions of your relations and say the affirmations “ I forgive myself and I forgive <name of your loved one>
- Repeat the affirmations 3 times.
- Cover yourself and your loved one in a pink color heart and feel that both of you are surrounded by the energy of love, compassion, understanding and trust.
- Feel the healing energies for 5 minutes, open your eyes, cut your energy cords, give thanks to the universe and all healing masters and guru mandla.
Another beautiful way of healing emotional Imbalancing is Magnified Healing®. In keeping with the attainment of higher spiritual consciousness and light we have come across a form of healing which envisages the channelizing of and maintaining a constant flow of benign energy through the multitude of spiritual powerhouses to the core of the earth. This connection when established with the Supreme Being causes a massive upsurge of potent energy through your entire being enabling your whole being to reach a state of upgrade.
Goddess of Magnified healing® is Mother Kwan Yin and she is the mother of mercy, compassion, love and forgiveness. Her energies are beautiful and very soothing also. In Magnified healing® the breath and energy are channelized throughout your being, clears your chakras, strengthens your nerves and engulfs your inner core with sublime light. You are ready for ascending to the next higher level. Magnified healing® provides warmth and a glow; the healing processes are speeded up and negative influences, patterns and phases are eliminated.
Magnified Healing® requires a slightly higher knowledge and familiarity with concepts like Chakras, Violet fire, Three-fold flame and other higher subjects like ascension.It happens to differ slightly from Reiki since the subject undergoing the healing is also an active participant while magnified healing® heals him naturally. All misplaced energies are eradicated.
Its main objectives are:
- Sensitizing, Re-writing, awakening and re0connecting the Nervous system,
- Removing and readjusting the calcium on the spinal cord,
- Scanning and healing the body and mind by balancing the Chakras,
- Rectifying the Karma and
- Empower and activate the complete DNA strands.
The benefits of Magnified Healing® can be availed by all healthy people; it helps you maintain the equilibrium of your mind, body and spirit. Also, those diagnosed with some ailment or suffering from ill health or stress related problems can be healed.
The release of positive energy is refreshing and it unblocks emotional blockages. It cannot replace your inner strengths nor does it diagnose or prescribe. It may not be used by itself; it is sometimes combined with conventional treatments to enhance the benefit to the patient.
Apart from Reiki and Magnified Healing® there are other ways also like Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Angel Healing and Karuna Reiki etc, through which one can easily heal emotional wounds. It’s always better to look for the solutions rather than shutting down the relationships.
Love is like a river, flowing between you and me