CLEANSING YOUR BODY: PRAYER, CHANTING, MANTRA MEDITATIONS: A PERSONAL ACCOUNT

pray-3236120_1920One of the best ways to cleanse and maintain pure energetic bodies is through repeating religious or spiritual phrases. You can repeat prayers for example in the form of the Holy Rosary. For many, this prayer mantra is a great purifier and protector from evil. If you are not Catholic, but are Christian, there are many others prayers you can choose from. You can repeat the Lord’s Prayer or even one of the many psalms in the Bible. One psalm example is:

Psalm 61:1-4 from the bible version, King James Version (KJV)

Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer.

From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.

I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings.

In Islam, the Wudu is the washing of the various parts of the body, before doing the Salah or the prayer done at dawn, noon, afternoon, sunset and night. It is understood that cleanliness is next to godliness. The Adhan or call to prayer touches my heart at its deepest core. I also love the Allahu Akbar and La illaha illa Allah Muhammad Rasul Allah.

One my favorite prayers in Judaism is a kabbalistic poem called Ana B’Koach. In times of problems or when you are looking to lighten your load and connect to Divinity, this is a great prayer to recite or sing. If you are interested in singing it, there is a beautiful version sung by Ovadia Hamama that you should try. You can find this too, free on YouTube.com.

The Ana B’Koach prayer is usually recited during Kabbalat Shabbbat Service. But some say it can be recited three times a day. I, personally, found it enlightening to sing and recite it as a prayer everyday, three times in a row, for several months. I have also meditated with it on repeat in the background with great success.

If you are Hindu or are open to Hinduism, there are many effective mantras you can repeat. Some are Shree Vishnave Namaha, Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya, and Om Namaha Shivaya. If you are looking for healing of a particular area in your body, there is a probably a mantra for it. For example, chanting Surya (the Sun God) mantras can strengthen eyesight and/or cure eye related problems. I have yet to try healing specific areas of my body with mantras, but I do find the concept fascinating.

One mantra that I can attest that is very effective in cleansing energetic bodies is Shri Gurudev Datta. When I have repeated the words, “Shri Gurudev Datta”, while soaking my feet in sea salt water for 15 minutes, I have felt many astral parasites being forced out of my energetic bodies. You can find directions for this cleansing treatment at http://www.spiritualresearchfoundation.org .

Another mantra that I have proven to be effective from just 10 minutes of chanting while burning purifying incense sticks is the Ganesha mantra: Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha. Several times while chanting this mantra, I have felt entities leave my energetic bodies. This mantra is also great at removing obstacles from your life whether it is your way of thinking, astral interference, or blockages. Hinduism is a practical spiritual path, providing solutions to most physical needs and answers to most questions you could ever think of.

The Ganesha mantra is best done for at least 15 minutes in the morning to remove any negativity you may have collected while sleeping; and 15 minutes before going to bed to remove any negativity you may have picked up or produced throughout the day.

Buddhism is another practical spiritual path with a number of mantras focused on enlightenment, healing, protection and the removal of obstacles. Two mantras that are excellent at raising your vibrational energy frequency are Om Mani Padme Hum and Om Tare Tuttare Ture Soha.

Another effective Buddhist mantra is the Medicine Buddha mantra. It is: Tayata Om Bekandze Bekandze Maha Bekandze Radza Samudgate Soha. With this mantra, you are asking the Medicine Buddha, the great enlightened one and the Divine to do away with the pain of illness, to heal the mind, body and spirit. There is a powerful version uploaded online on YouTube.com. This version is chanted by the Dalai Lama and other monks with the sound of horns and bells ringing in the background.

If you are in need of healing or cleansing and are Buddhist or open to Buddhism, I recommend you listen to this video with Dalai Lama with headphones on while meditating. Do this several times for a few days. Allow your energetic bodies to absorb the powerful energy these monks emit through recitation and instruments. And then when you are comfortable with the words, start reciting them in meditation with focus and unfocused as you go through your day.

Deva Premal with the help of The Gyuto Monks of Tibet has also created a powerful version of the Medicine Buddha mantra. You can find it on the album: Tibetan Mantras For Turbulent Time by Deva Premal & The Gyuto Monks Of Tibet. Tibetan Mantras For Turbulent Time is a also great album to listen to daily if you are facing problems, illness, or astral attacks.

Another religion with excellent healing and spiritual development mantras is Sikhism. Sikhism originated in India and is based on the spiritual teachings of Guru Nanak, and the ten successive Sikh gurus. Despite that the founder Guru Nanak was born of Hindu parents and there are some Hindu references in the writings like the terms Kali Yuga and Vedas, Sikhism is not a Muslim or Hindu off-shoot. It is monotheistic and panentheistic (“belief that the divine pervades and interpenetrates every part of the universe and also extends beyond time and space”.)

Some Sikh mantras I recommend are the Ek Onkar for communing with the Supreme God the Creator who is beyond fear, hatred, death, and birth; Ajai Alai for eliminating anger and depression and to connect to God while developing a radiant divine body; Wahe Guru Wahe Jio mantra for experiencing ecstasy – the Divine; Ang Sung Wahe Guru for recognizing that God is already within you, there to bring you illumination whenever you choose.

There are many beautiful Sikh mantras, bhajans and kirtans being sung by talented singers around the world. One Sikh musical moment that captures my heart everytime I watch it is the 2011 Sat Nam Fest closing ceremony. Currently, you can watch it on YouTube.com on the channel of Spirit Voyage. The video is called Sat Nam Fest Closing Ceremony with Mirabai Ceiba, Snatam Kaur, Jai-Jagdeesh and More!

This video contains a powerful combination of the Sikh mantra Guru Ram Das and the Kundalini Yoga mantra Ra Ma Da Sa. Both mantras are healing and relaxing, when combined with celestial arm movements, they make for a powerful healing ritual.

As said above, Ra Ma Da Sa is a healing mantra. It not only has the power to heal, but it also has the power to expel negative attachments from your energetic bodies. Repeat it for an hour and you will begin releasing stubborn parasites in your upper chakra regions, like the nose chakra.

If you are not religious, but believe in Divinity or in the power to self-ascend and self-heal, here are a few non-religious mantras that reflect a divine way of life and increase one’s vibrational frequency:

I am love; All is love; I am love and I am loved; I am light; I am filled with light; I am healthy; I am peaceful; I am divine light; I am divinity; I am enlightenment; I am joy-filled; I am wise; I am beautiful; I am enough; I am filled with compassion; I am bliss; I am gratitude; I am connected to my Inner God; I am a cosmic being of the light; I am one with all that is; I see divinity in all; I see light in all that is.

There are so many inspirational mantras you can recite outside the tenets of religion. You can even create your own mantras based on what you want to obtain. The only question that should matter to you is: does it work for you?

The key to reciting prayers and mantras is emotion, spiritual emotion. You need to feel the words deep inside, to feel them stirring your very soul, illuminating you from the inside out.

So, periodically, you should stop your spiritual or religious practice and ask yourself:

Are your recitations making you cry inexplicably? Are you laughing with joy? Are you smiling without control? Do you feel your heart expanding? Are you seeing yourself and the world differently? Are you more peaceful? Are you happier? Are you feeling love more often? Are you continuously inspired? Do you feel connected?

Many pray, recite mantra and sing devotional songs but feel nothing. Their ego separates them from the All, preventing them from experiencing Divinity in its mind-blowing, ecstatic form. Is this you?

If it is, do not worry. The great thing about prayer is it is never wasted. It can always be improved, but it is never wasted. If you truly desire to experience Divinity, you will one day if you keep praying for it.

TIPS AND TRICKS

1. If you are one who gets bored or distracted easily, find different ways to vary your prayer and mantra repetition practices. Switch up prayers. Try a new mantra. Sing your mantra instead of speaking it. Change the musical tone of your mantra. Add new hand and arm movements. Find a new video or singer of the mantra or prayer you desire to repeat. The key is to keep it new and interesting.

2. Every once in a while, re-energize your recitation practice by combining prayers and/or mantras. A good example, is the combination chanted at the the 2011 Sat Nam Fest closing ceremony – Sikh mantra Guru Ram Das and the Kundalini Yoga mantra Ra Ma Da Sa. Changes renew and re-energize. They bring excitement, awe, vibrancy, and movement back into to an otherwise predictable and sometimes stagnant routine.

3. Before any lengthy recitation, burn a purification and meditation inducing incense like Sage. This will not only remove any pesky energy roaming in your space, but it will also help you concentrate and deepen your practice. If you are looking for results, burning the right incense will help you obtain them.

4. Try different styles of recitation – recite silently, underneath your breath, or out loud; through singsong, chanting, or spoken word; in slow, medium, or fast speed; on your own, with background instrumental music, alongside a recorded recitation, or alongside a recorded video of a group chanting.

5. If you have a busy schedule, pray and recite mantras while doing activities like washing dishes, taking a shower, cleaning your space, incensing your space, cooking meals, chopping vegetables and spices, making coffee, exercising, or getting dressed. This is a good way to maintain a daily focus on God and Divinity. For most, it will not be as effective as prayer done with full concentration. So, this should be used mostly as a supplemental tool, not an all-be-all.

6. Where a light-colored head covering while performing devotions. Head coverings help protect your crown chakra and third eye chakra from negative energy. The weight of the fabric also provides comfort, like the comfort you feel when you cover yourself with a sheet or blanket. This comfort induces relaxation and trust which is essential for an enlightening practice. Try to use head coverings in light colors, preferably white. Head coverings can be a veil, scarf, or turban.

7. If you have a busy schedule, try to free up at least one morning or evening every week when you will be able to meditate for as many hours as you want without worry of being late for something or being distracted.