Sound / Chakra Meditation

Your life energy (also known as your ‘prana’ or ‘Qi’ -pronounced “chi”) is like electricity which runs along (meridian) lines throughout the human body. Chakra’s are like junction boxes where the lines come together. There are seven main chakras in the upper body, as follows:

The Root Chakra (muladhara) is red in colour and it is located at the perineum / pelvic floor. Specifically, in men it is located in the area between the anus and scrotum and, for women, it is the area between the anus and clitoris. Those who practice yoga will be familiar with the moola bandha- contracting the moola bandha triggers this root chakra. Our basic survival instincts are located in this energy centre. It is also linked to our ability to trust in others.

The Sacral Chakra (svadhistana) is orange in colour and it is located about 2 inches below the navel (also known as the dantian). This second energy centre is linked to our sexuality and family connections. It is also likened to our inner child being associated with creativity, innocence, vulnerability and spontaneity.

The Solar Plexus Chakra (manipura) is yellow in colour and it located in the solar plexus, that is about 2 inches below your sternum in your chest. This chakra is linked to our ego / our self-concept as an individual, fame, authority and free-will.

The Heart Chakra (anahata) is green in colour and it is located just left of the centre of your chest. It is associated with love, hatred, faith, compassion, anger, duty and devotion.

The Throat Chakra (vishuddha) is blue in colour and it is located at the base of your throat. It is linked to our creativity, communication/ expression, our knowledge and abundance.

The Third Eye Chakra (ajna) is indigo in colour and it is located at the centre of your forehead in-between the eyebrows. It linked to intuition, insight/ inner vision, wisdom and relaxation.

The Crown Chakra (sahaswara) is violet in colour and it is located at the very top of your head. It is linked to our union with the Divine and cosmic consciousness and unbounded awareness.

Each of these seven chakra’s resonates with specific sounds that you can make/ chant:

The Root Chakra – “LAM”

The Sacral Chakra – “VAM”

The Solar Plexus Chakra – “RAM”

The Heart Chakra – “YAM”

The Throat Chakra – “HAM”

The Third Eye Chakra – “SHAM”

The Crown Chakra – “OM”

To meditate on the chakra’s and awaken each energy centre first sit down in a comfortable position with your back straight and watch your breath. Once you have settled begin chanting the first mantra “LAM” visualising its location in your body and the colour red. Do this for about 5 minutes and then watch your breath and settle back down.

Then do the same for the second chakra – visualise its location in your body (i.e. the dantian; 2 inches below the navel) and its colour (orange) and chant the mantra “VAM” for 5 minutes or so.

Repeat this routine for each chakra (remembering to leave a gap between each stage as you simply watch your breath and settle back down):

chakras 2

Finally, after chanting all seven mantras you then observe the silence for 20 minutes; watching your breath.

This meditation should only be done in the mornings as it gives you an abundance of energy . Ideally it should be done first thing and before any work out. If you do this in the evening you will not be able to sleep at night!

If you wish to undergo a past life healing session with Damian Cadman-Jones, please contact him on 0777-900-1896 or email: damiancadmanjones@gmail.com or find him on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pastlifehealing.net/ or at Guthlaxton House, Back Street, North Kilworth, Leicestershire (mobile appointments also possible).

 

Visual (object or image) Meditation Technique.

It is no accident that Osho’s Past Life Healing Therapy technique (which I am qualified to deploy) uses meditation as the means to accessing past lives. Meditation and Past Life Healing Therapy are inextricably linked. Both are the only true means of self-discovery and knowing yourself is true wisdom.

With this Visual Meditation Technique you need to choose an image or object to meditate on. The type of image or object used does not matter. The mind simply requires a fixed point of reference for the technique to work. As you focus on the image or object, notice its subtleties: the way the light hits it, its colours, the way it contrasts with the background, how the image makes you feel, whether or not its outline is roughly made or smooth with sharp edges, etc. As you observe the subtleties do not analyse or compare or try to label what you see. Try to meditate for at least 20 minutes.

If you keep focusing and settle on the image then gradually your thoughts will become quieter and quieter; gradually the image will disappear from the mind and transform into bliss. Using this technique you can let go of your thoughts of the past or future and settle into the present.

The other day, whilst walking the dogs, I happened to see a large bird of pray land in a nearby tree. The dogs were off the lead but in an enclosed part of the nature reserve. I sat down, straightened my back and continued watching the bird. I continued meditating on the image of this beautiful bird sat perfectly still in the nearby tree. Watching the bird and focusing on it among the trees, my vision started to blur a little. I then became aware that all the branches from all the surrounding trees seemed to tessellate and form a mosaic pattern all around me. I felt a profound feeling of interconnectedness as I meditated. It was a powerful spontaneous thing.

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Transcendental Meditation

Transcendental Meditation is another technique that aid self-discovery and healing and is a perfect complement to Past Life Healing Therapy. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi developed the Transcendental Meditation technique about 60 years ago. He rose to fame in the West when he became guru to The Beatles.

I was given my mantra by Professor M.A. Narasimhan in Mysore, India, in 2015. I have practiced Transcendental Meditation almost every day since.

Transcendental Meditation is a simple, effective mental technique which allows the mind to transcend, or settle beyond thought, into silence; that most powerful state of awareness. It does not involve any mental control or any active thought process. Transcendental Meditation takes just 20 minutes, twice a day, sitting comfortably with the eyes closed. You repeat a very simple (one word) mantra until your thoughts settle. You then drop the mantra and observe the silence. If you find yourself participating in your thoughts (and not merely observing your thoughts) then you can reintroduce the mantra and find the silence again. It is a simple and powerful meditation technique.

“When, through meditation, the conscious mind expands to embrace deeper levels of thinking, the thought wave becomes more powerful and results in added energy and intelligence.” – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

If you wish to undergo a past life healing session with Damian Cadman-Jones, please contact him on 0777-900-1896 or email: damiancadmanjones@gmail.com or find him on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pastlifehealing.net/ or at Guthlaxton House, Back Street, North Kilworth, Leicestershire (mobile appointments also possible).

Chanting and Past Life Healing Therapy

Chanting is a great way to start the day. It is how I begin my every warm-up to āsana/ yoga practice. Chanting and yoga (like Past Life Healing Therapy) are an aid to mediation and self-healing/ self-discovery.

The purpose of chanting is that wakens your body by stimulating the (upper) seven chakra’s (which are like junction boxes for the channels of energy which run through your body). Each one of the seven chakra’s are stimulated by different sounds which resonate to the specific frequency of each chakra; respectively: “RAM”, “VAM”, “HAM”, “LAM”, “YAM”, “SHAM” and “OM”. Mantra’s that you chant (see the example below) include these seven sounds, so as to awaken all your chakra’s when chanting.

The ‘asato ma’ chant:

“asato ma sat Gamaya

tamaso ma Jyotir Gamaya

mRItyor ma amRItam Gamaya”

 

If you wish to undergo a past life healing session with Damian Cadman-Jones, please contact him on 0777-900-1896 or email: damiancadmanjones@gmail.com or find him on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pastlifehealing.net/ or at Guthlaxton House, Back Street, North Kilworth, Leicestershire (mobile appointments also possible).

The Metta Bhavana mediation technique

As I have said before, Past Life Healing Therapy is an aid to meditation/self-discovery and not a substitute for the same. The more commitment you have to healing yourself, the easier it is to go deeper into mediation.

The original name of the Metta Bhavana mediation practice means ‘loving-kindness energy’. There are five stages to the meditation.

In the first stage, you feel metta energy for yourself. You start by becoming aware of yourself and your breathing and thoughts, and allowing yourself to focus on feelings of peace, calm, and tranquility. Then you let these grow in to feelings of self-confidence and love deep within your heart. Then repeat the mantra: “may I be well; may I be happy” and continue embracing the positive feelings about yourself.

In the second stage think of a good friend. Bring them to mind as clearly as you can, and think of their good qualities. Feel your special connection with this good friend of yours and the positive feelings that result and encourage this metta energy for your good friend to grow by repeating the mantra: “may they be well; may they be happy” quietly to yourself.

Then in the third stage, think of someone you do not particularly like or dislike. It may be a work colleague or someone else with whom you regularly see around and you’re your feelings are ‘neutral’ towards them. You send them your positive metta energy repeating the mantra: “may they be well; may they be happy”.

Then in the fourth stage, think of someone you actually dislike — an enemy (failing that, think of someone who dislikes you). Do not get hung up on any feelings of hatred. Just picture them as clearly as you can and include them in your positive metta energy, repeating the mantra: “may they be well; may they be happy”.

In the final stage, first of all you think of all four people together — yourself, the friend, the neutral person, and the enemy. Then see yourself standing in front of these four people and see your metta energy as a golden light coming from your chest. See that golden light surround all four people and extend your positive metta energy to all four people. Then see the golden metta energy light extending further outwards – filing the whole room, then the whole house, then your neighbours houses and the entire neighbourhood and throughout the world. Then gently come out of the meditation, open your eyes and familirise yourself with where you are.

If you wish to undergo a past life healing session with Damian Cadman-Jones, please contact him on 0777-900-1896 or email: damiancadmanjones@gmail.com or find him on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pastlifehealing.net/ or at Guthlaxton House, Back Street, North Kilworth, Leicestershire (mobile appointments also possible).

The first time I tried Dynamic Meditation

“I never tell people to begin with just sitting. With a mad dance, you begin to be aware of a silent point within you; with sitting silently, you begin to be aware of madness” – Osho.

The first time I tried Dynamic Meditation it was in Mysore, South India. There were about 20 of us. We were all students of B. Nagakumar (pictured below) who runs the Mumuksha Centre for Transformation in Mysore and was accepted into the order of Osho sannyasins. The meditation space was a traditionally constructed large mud hut (also pictured below). No words of ample meaning can describe the powerful experience.

Osho’s Dynamic Meditation is a physical, intense and effective way to balance your emotions and energies. Osho believed that cathartic methods were necessary as it is difficult for modern people to just close their eyes and sit and enter meditation.

There are videos on YouTube you can watch and/or CD’s you can purchase to take you through each of the five stages to this meditation. It can be done alone or in groups. If there are a group of you then you should close your eyes and be oblivious of the others (and keep a safe distance!) The meditation is best done in the early morning.

This meditation lasts one hour and has five stages. Each stage has a different music (except for the 4th stage where you simply observe the silence). The first stage consists of chaotic breathing for ten minutes. This is hard work. Especially if you breath correctly, i.e. with so much energy that the room shakes! In the second stage you vocalise your emotions and go completely insane for ten minutes.  I wonder if by voluntarily losing your mind, it will prevent actual (involuntary) madness later on in life (?).

In the third stage you jump up and down for ten minutes whilst chanting “WHO!” – being careful to keep the legs straight when jumping. The resultant shock waves release energy festering in the hips and help balance emotions. Again this is hard work. Remember it’s a marathon not a sprint so don’t be over enthusiastic (ten minutes can feel like a long time!)

In the fourth stage you freeze where you are and observe the silence for fifteen minutes. After so much physical work it is easier to be a silent observer to your thoughts – to watch them slow down and hopefully catch a glimpse of blissful silence.

In the final stage you dance for fifteen minutes. It’s a welcome and necessary warm-down.

Meditation is the proven way for a person to transform their consciousness and take a truly spiritual path. Nothing else can take you from beyond the day to day thinking mind and into the realm of universal awareness. In the words of Osho:

“No therapy can make anybody enlightened. The best any therapy can do is to remove the barriers to meditation, and then it is up to the grace of Existence to bring about the shift in consciousness called ‘enlightenment’. Most therapies know nothing of mediation or consciousness, they work primarily to restore wounded dysfunctional personalities. Most therapists are not meditators and they know nothing of the vast potential for human awakening.”

If you wish to undergo a past life healing session with Damian Cadman-Jones, please email him on damiancadmanjones@gmail.com or find him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pastlifehealing.net/ or at Guthlaxton House, Back Street, North Kilworth, Leicestershire (mobile appointments also possible).

Meditation and Past Life Healing Therapy

“You exist in time, but you belong to eternity- You are a penetration of eternity into the world of time-You are deathless, living in a body of death- Your consciousness knows no death, no birth- It is only your body that is born and dies-But you are not aware of your consciousness-You are not conscious of your consciousness-And that is the whole art of meditation; Becoming conscious of consciousness itself.” Osho.

Ultimately, Past Life Healing Therapy is an aid to meditation/self-discovery and not a substitute for the same. Past Life Healing Therapy is a technique employed to enable you to drop your issues and heal yourself. The more commitment you have to healing yourself, the lighter you become and the easier it is to go deeper into mediation /the easier it is to find the inner silence and bliss.

If you wish to undergo a past life healing session with Damian Cadman-Jones, please email him on damiancadmanjones@gmail.com or find him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pastlifehealing.net/