Reiki attunement, about the risks

I read a post on fb, where an expecting lady wrote that she got a Reiki attunement done during her pregnancy. Most of the responses were congratulating her, saying that its super that the child will be born psychic! One response was from someone, writing that she got her 6yr old initiated into Reiki and saying that the child is beautifully attuned to seeing emotions.

So utterly clueless.

I am a Reiki teacher so are 3 of my brothers/cousins. So I know quite well what it is and how the initiation process happens.

This is what happens during a Reiki initiation, very briefly. The teacher first cleans out his own aura and stills his mind. Then he clears the room/space by whichever cleansing method he prefers. He calls on the Reiki teachers of the past and requests help from his own source of faith also. Next is to clean out the aura of the student. Then the energy level of the student is brought to the level of the teacher. The aura of the student is ‘opened’ using specific Reiki symbols. The Reiki symbols give access to the energy system of the student. The chakras are accessed and the symbols to be given in the initiation are inserted inside them. The energy body of the student now changes, the flow of vital energy changes its ‘flavour’. The chakras of the hands are opened so that the symbols get connected here too. The entire thing is now sealed. Then the aura is closed and the initiation is done.

After initiation, the energy flow in the body alters significantly and this change is permanent. Even if there is some problem with the teacher, the space or the student, the symbols always work. The initiation will be successful but the overall experience will become uneasy and this will have a subtle impact on the student’s energy self. And then after the initiation is complete, the teacher gives his blessings to the student. During initiation the teacher generally gets a message from the Universe/Reiki which he tells the student. This message is very important and brings about a deep change in the mind-set of the student. This is generally linked to some significant event/issue from the student’s past lives.

The Gayatri mantra

There are a few important points which have to be understood here. It is assumed that the teacher knows these things. But the problem is with such a proliferation of energy-teachers and healers you cannot be sure if the teacher really knows what he is doing. And it is important that the student understands these things.

First of all the teacher.

The teacher should be someone who is doing his own spiritual practice and is able to still his mind. He should be of a higher energy level that the student. If your personal energy is higher than that of the teacher it will be quite an uneasy experience for you.(Long ago, one of my Dad’s friends was insisting he learn Reiki from him. Dad was not interested but as I was sitting in the room, he casually asked me if he should learn energy-healing from him. I was in school and didn’t know what ‘learning Reiki’ meant. But it was obvious that Dad was huge on the energy levels and his friend was nothing. I said no! so strongly that I still remember that incident till now.)

Then getting a really knowledgeable teacher who understands what he is doing can be quite difficult. I would never do initiation for someone who is not 18yrs of age. During initiation, I am manipulating someone’s aura in a very deep way. Actually inserting intentions ie the symbols inside the chakras! The aura is protection, its job is to filter everything from the physical universe before letting it within. Opening someone’s aura is making him so deeply vulnerable, I cannot describe it in words. The direct access to the chakras is another extremely sensitive step. So the student should be an adult, he should understand what is being done and then he should agree. The mental state of the teacher is very important. If he is personally upset, the process will be affected, eg if he is unwell or has had an argument with someone etc. Also if by ill-luck you meet an unscrupulous teacher, he can implant suggestions inside your aura in your chakras. So do a through check on the Reiki teacher first.

Second is the space.

Initiation is to be avoided when the atmosphere is heavy with energy. Eg a rainy day with thunder and lightning. Or on full-moon or no-moon nights or the dark fortnight of the Bhadrapad month (pitru-paksh) when the spirits are more active. Or twilights and eclipses. Avoid such days of dense energies. This is the teacher’s duty to check if the environment is conducive.

Third is you, the student.

This is attunement, you are getting a new type of energy to resonate in your energy body, so you should prepare your body, mind and soul for this new energy modality. This means asking the teacher all that you want to know, in addition to what the teacher is teaching. Ask questions. Learn about the process and how you can use this energy later. At least for a week before you have your initiation scheduled, do some mediation, deep breathing exercises, eat light food, avoid alcohol and stimulants. This will ensure that you will be able to make the most of the initiation process.

For women.

There is a constraint, no initiation on the 5 days of the monthly cycle. The chakras are moving in the anti-clockwise direction at this time. No initiation when expecting. A pregnant lady should not do anything to her energy body while she is expecting and at least for 3 months after the baby is born. She should not be sitting on her Asan, no Dhyan, no manipulation of pran, no attunements of any healing modality or anything that causes any change to her energy body. During pregnancy the baby-soul moves into the astral body of the mother and is aware of everything that is happening to the mother on every level, physical, astral, psychic, energy etc. Being made in the womb is a rather painful process, the body of the baby is being formed/ broken/ re-formed and it causes pain. However the baby-soul links itself to the mother and draws support from her in every way. The mother should not give the baby-soul any energy shocks. When her aura, her chakras and her energies are get manipulated the unborn child is also affected.

The Gayatri mantra

Then children.

A child should never be exposed to any sort of energy surges or any intentional modification in his energy channels/chakras. A child is still in the process of development. Till the age of 14 – 16yrs, ie till the child attains physical maturity he/she is still being formed, the energy channels are still delicate and fragile. (18yrs onwards is best, full growth is done with and he is an adult now). Anything out of the ordinary in the childhood will cause energy fluctuations in his body which will have effects on his pran-mai-kosh/ subtle body and can carry on to the next life too. A child till the age of 7yrs is on the border-line, he has not yet completely forgotten his past life and neither has he begun to fully identify himself with his present personality. He still retains the ability to sense the psychic, the astral realms. If in this unformed state you push an attunement on his energy body it can cause very deep seated problems.

Children can see auras, energy, spirits and ‘other’ things, but as a non-intentional ability, mainly for self protection. (eg I have a pleasant, high energy aura, random babies look at me, smile at me and come to me without a murmur. One of my past driver had a grey-streaked aura, my son never could sit in the car when he was driving.) This ability to sense the astral dimensions disappears naturally at 3-6yrs of age. Now if you make the child aware about these things, he can start using it consciously and eventually attract predatory entities etc.

Children give their energy very easily. (eg I have a 1.5yr old baby nephew whom I love dearly and he too adores me. I was talking to my brother on the phone. He was playing with the baby as he talked to me. I was telling him that I had a very busy day and was exhausted. And in 2 mins I got hit with a huge ball of healing energy, felt better instantly! Energy of a new ‘flavour’. I asked him who had sent it, it was not his ‘flavour’. He gave a surprising answer, that the baby had sent it. Baby must have sensed my brother’s aura/feelings about me being exhausted and as he loves me deeply he immediately sent the healing!) If you initiate your child into any energy healing modality, he can give without being aware of it. This can be very dangerous.

Then we, in our cities, are surrounded by negative energies, sick depressed people, unsavoury thoughts in the mind, in addition to the regular spirits, ghosts etc. Why make your child see these things consciously? The child cannot stop seeing now. he will see it all the time! There is a reason why this ability to see the psychic is lost at age 3-6yrs, it is not for everyone. If you work with energy realise that you are required by karma to do so. It is nothing very exciting or special. It is just work, like anything else. Sometimes it is quite helpful, but sometimes it becomes a burden. Intentionally modifying the energy channels of a child and an unborn baby when he has no say in the matter and does not understand what is happening is a crime. 

(One of my brothers never lost the ability to see the astral and its energies. In his 20’s, something cryptic happened which took away his ability to see energy. Now he could still sense but not see the psychic energy with his eyes. He saw me then, he took my hands in his and looked very intently saying all the time in wonder, ‘this is how you look physically!’. Till that day he used to just see my aura enveloping me and not my physical self clearly. That was the day I really understood how difficult these extra-abilities can be.)

The pregnant lady went and got herself attuned and so did the 6yr old child, presumably they did not really understand the process. And the teacher too allowed and participated in this highly unethical Reiki initiation.

Working with energy is not for everyone. It does sound very exciting but it is quite serious. There are several healing modalities like Reiki, magnified healing etc. So if you do choose to take up energy work and get initiated into something do think twice about why you are doing it. What is your objective. Then do research about the credentials of the teacher. And then prepare yourself so that you can make the most of the experience.

 

Psychic attacks, how do they happen?

This is rather serious topic as psychic attacks are a criminal act. They may be malevolent or unintentional, slow draining or fast acting or whatever but they damage the victim. They drain the vitality of the victim, make him ill, either physically or mentally, hurt him emotionally, subdue his spirit, cause him losses, control his will and in some cases can even kill.

We actually live in a maelstrom of invisible forces. We do not perceive these forces but they affect us deeply. Most of us are thankfully unaware of this aspect of our life. Our limited senses are incapable of registering these forces. And strangely our ignorance actually protects us. But sometimes these forces rise up and swamp us. These forces link up on the astral levels first and then percolate into the physical body. The victim is is hurt from the inside out! This takes several months to heal completely depending on the intensity of the hurt.

Psychic attacks, how do they happen?

Here are a few scenarios where psychic attack is possible,

You might go to a place where such invisible forces are concentrated. This happens very commonly, eg haunted houses or cemeteries especially where bodies are buried. Or houses built on sites which have seen traumatic events in the past. Or even sites of our ancient temples which were desecrated and destroyed by the invaders. Here the astral dimensions are especially strong, dense, concentrated. Susceptible people should stay away from such places, the interference from the astral planes can hurt. I use the word ‘interference’. Mostly these incidents are not deliberate with malevolent intentions. The spirit forces may be curious or in panic themselves. (My son was about 8yrs old when he first saw a tree being cut. It was an old massive tree over 150yrs old. We had to wait for some 10mins as a branch had fallen across and blocked the road. Every tree has spirits living on it. This old giant was being killed systematically and was radiating its pain. Its resident spirits were upset. Death is quite interesting so other entities had come to watch. The disturbance on the astral levels was unbelievable. My son started crying uncontrollably, affected by all this. My husband later cleaned/shielded him as a few curious spirits had followed him home…)

Generally children are susceptible as they are more aware of these invisible forces. Babies are most sensitive. Then in some families these abilities are ‘inherited’. These families are also more linked to the astral forces thus can sense them. e.g. I have seen that in such families, Rahu/ Ketu are significantly placed and control a major part of the personality and environment. However even if someone can sense them, they may not have the mental strength or skill to manage them. One of my aunts can ‘see’ a lot of stuff but it scares her badly.

Then another scenario. You might meet people who are linked to such forces, and this affects you on the internal levels, upsetting you. People who actively perform rituals linked to the astral dimensions have a very strong dense overpowering aura. If the energies being invoked are positive you feel relaxed with such people. But if the person is doing energy work with negative intentions or doing the rituals wrong, or has spirits bound to him as his slaves, etc his aura feels suffocative and pulls at your energy. (Once my brother took me to meet one of his Tarot teachers. A good-natured woman, she surprise-hugged me as we left. In this 2-sec hug she stripped my aura off. As we got in the car, I started uncontrollably crying/shivering, body went cold. My brother saw what had happened and set me right, but in these few minutes I experienced what a psychic attack can really mean! She was doing some strange mantra jaap, was recently divorced, stressed out. Her own energy was depleted and she unconsciously pulled out mine to replenish hers.)

Psychic attacks, how do they happen?

Another possibility is that you meet someone suffering because of psychic attacks and this suffering links with you. This can drain you too. Often you will get clients with this sort of pain. Be very careful about your interactions with them. Remember to cut cords and do a complete cleansing and protection of yourself and your office. Never allow clients at your actual residence with their problems.

People often get interested in these invisible forces and perform minor cleansing or protecting rituals. Mostly they are quite unskilled and unaware, so cannot call on the really big energies. So they remain safe by their own lack of skill. But it is possible that someone, by ill-luck or wrong guidance, gets into more than he can handle. This is then serious trouble. This danger is also quite common among the serious practitioners. So even if you have books like ‘Goetic spirits‘ do be very careful in doing any of the rituals described in it.

Then another way you get involved in the invisible world is this. You buy something, a curio or pre-owned book or object of ‘magic’ and it turns out to be actually charged with negative energy. Antiques or objects used by people in the past or symbols linked to other faiths of which one does not have sufficient information etc carry psychic traces from their previous owners and faith-associations. Better avoid bringing such objects/images into your house.

Some attacks may be slow and subtle. These can go on for quite some time making you miserable, upset, physically ill and no definitive diagnosis. And some attacks may be quick and fast acting. Either way it is a terrible experience.

If you are under a psychic attack some of the effects that you might experience are,

A heavy weight pressing you as you sleep. Nervous exhaustion and deep fear. Cannot sleep, physical exhaustion, unknown reason for ‘wasting’ away, mental breakdown. As you are denied deep sleep your body/ mind/ soul suffers. Sleep paralysis is common, as you dream and suddenly are jerked awake. Frequent dreams of being buried, tied up, snakes, ghosts, cemeteries, nightmares etc. There might be bruises on the body or seizures/ fits in rare extreme cases. Seeing a darkness from the corners of your eyes. Cold drafts in the house, your hair standing on end. Filthy smells from certain locations in the house. Hearing random thuds and sounds. (Just a couple of weeks ago. I live in a large bungalow with sloping tin roofs. It was raining heavily and around midnight, there were heavy thuds on the roof, as if an elephant was walking on it. My house is well-shielded so jumping on the roofs was all that it could do!). Manipulating elements like this can get dangerous as things may set on fire, electrical equipment may short, etc. Now there could be a perfectly material explanation for some of these things, and sometimes there is too. But the possibility of the occult should not be ignored especially if you are seeing multiple symptoms together.

Psychic attack can be of two types, intentional and unintentional.

One in which the perpetrator is unaware of what he is doing. Someone may be so emotionally hurt that he lashes out with pain. The intention to hurt gets powered by the pain and actually causes harm. (I had one client who married against his mother’s wishes, the mother was emotionally hurt. Her emotions against her son, turned into actual astral black ‘arrows’. I saw them embedded in his back, he was severely ill but the doctors could not find the reason. The reason was the ‘arrows’. It was an intense psychic attack and both were unaware of what had really happened.)

Another case, here the perpetrator is personally under the influence of negative energy and literally begs a higher energy individual for help. My brothers and I have suffered this several times. (One of my brothers travels by train everyday, so is in physical contact with several random people. He does his own pujas and has a very high level of energy but is always drained. He gives it away to all these depleted people who brush against him as his travels! )

For these type of unintentional astral attacks the only solution is to shield yourself, cleanse yourself and ground yourself regularly. Do your spiritual practice regularly to keep yourself charged up. Also minimise physical contact with random people.

Psychic attacks, how do they happen?

The second type of psychic attack is actually criminal. It is intentional and designed to harm the victim. Also called ‘black magic’. There are several rituals used for creating such attack energies. Commonly a blood sacrifice is performed by the practitioner, black goats and black cockerels are the favoured sacrifices. Location can be cemeteries, boundaries of towns, isolated places, river-banks etc. And during the no-moon nights or twilight. The energy of death is linked to the negative intentions and sent to the target victim. The first thing that happens is that the victim is unable to understand what is happening to him. He is ‘blindfolded’, so that the negativity does not register. Then he argues with all those people who might help him recover. He is isolated and then the second part where he is actually hurt plays out. (Once I  was caught in a mental fog, body broke down, was unable to meet with my brothers who could have helped me, my husband got too busy with his work not-at-home types. It took a full 2 months to really understand what was happening and to clean it out.)

I and my family members have suffered through such attacks several times. So when I write these posts, it is from personal experience. Sometimes I do think twice about writing these off-beat things. But then there are two ways of looking at it, someone may be inspired to attack and someone might learn how to protect himself from such attacks. It is my karma to write all that I know. So what you make of these posts, Dear Reader, it is between you and your conscience.

(In my next post will write about few easy ways of protecting yourself from such attacks.)

 

Vastu your home, the simplest and prettiest remedies

Our houses are our shelters, our homes, we live, eat, sleep and rest here. It is very important that we take care of our home so it can, in turn, take care of us. ‘Vastu’ means not just the physical house, but conscious energy and it’s flow in your house. The house takes on the energy of the place that it is in, and also the energy of the people living in it. I have written about houses in some of my earlier posts. Ley lines, one about haunted houses and how to interact with your house etc.

Vastu-shastra is the science of ‘living houses’, the energy of the house should be conducive to the people living in it, Houses built as per vastu-shastra are more full of positive energies. But today getting a house with perfect Vastu is quite impossible. I have lived in several houses in my life and every one of these had some issues. e.g one had a toilet in the north direction, had to demolish it; one had the kitchen in the north, we couldn’t eat anything prepared in this kitchen, had to demolish it and construct a new one in the south-east. But luckily I always lived in houses not apartments so could do the re-alignments. But if you live in apartments you cannot realign the rooms, you have turn to Vastu remedies.

Keeping your home neat and clean is one thing, am sure all of us do the dusting, brushing and washing up quite regularly. But there is more. Here are the simplest remedies, which you can use in your house. These are beautiful things which will be ornamental as well as help you rebalance the energy of your house.

Pyramids

These are the most popular ways to rebalance the energies of your house. I keep a small clear quartz pyramid in every room of my house, on the north or east side is best. It works by balancing the energies of the room and also amplifying them, two-in-one. I recharge them once a month, by washing them in salt water and recite the Shri sukta over them. But then I love the Shri Sukta, so use it for everything, I recite it even when I cook food. You can use any Vastu mantra or even a simple ‘Om Vastupurushaya namah’ or even play this by Uma mohan in the background in your house. Or you can use any Vedic mantra including the Gayatri mantra to recharge these pyramids. Or if you cannot for any reason recite these, make a chi-ball, think of your source of faith, express your intention for a happy and energy-filled house in your words and visualise the chi-ball being absorbed in the pyramids. This always works.

When you go to buy the pyramids, hold them in your hands for a bit, some will feel ‘right’ to you, buy those. There are various sorts of ‘energised’ pyramids available in the market, you can use these too, but they will be a bit more expensive than this single pyramid method above.

Vastu your home, the simplest and prettiest remedies

Mirrors

Mirrors are a variant of the pyramids. The sides of the pyramids reflect energy in four directions, mirrors also reflect energy but in one single direction. Hang your mirrors on the east and north walls as possible. Just remember they should not reflect your bed as you sleep in it.

Sea-salt 

Wipe your house with water in which a fistful of sea-salt has been dissolved, it will remove the negativity. Cleansing your house regularly will address a lot of problems associated with misaligned energies too. And if there is any specific corner of your house which feels especially misaligned, keep a glass bowl full of sea-salt crystals in that part of the house, these crystals will absorb the negativity. You can dispose them in running water and replace them once a month.

Tumbled clear quartz

I love clear quartz. It is useful for everything. If you want, you can buy a bag-full of tumbled clear quartz, will be cheaper than the pyramids. Then charge them. Make a chi-ball, focus on your intention for a happy house and visualise the chi-ball being absorbed in the crystals. Keep them in a pretty bowl in your rooms, in the north and east sides. Recharge them once a month. If you feel like you can also use pink quartz. Tumbled crystals can be used for several things so if you buy a bag-full you can use them in several ways.

Vastu your home, the simplest and prettiest remedies

Peacock feathers –

These work beautifully. Have written about them in my post on ley lines. Put a bunch of these in your rooms preferably on the north and east sides if possible. Peacock feathers will get rid of evil eyes, negativity and enhance the positive flow of energy in your house.

Shri-yantra or Meru

This is the ultimate geometry and if you are doing a puja of this geometry or using it for your spiritual practice e.g. tratak, the energies of your house will be already in a very good shape. The highly positive energy of the geometry expands out. If you do puja over it sincerely, these energies are amplified even more. I have observed that the energies of my house are so relaxing that guests start feeling sleepy!

And puja of the Meru /Shri Yantra is very simple, recite the Shri-sukta once, or recite ‘Om Shridevyai namah once/thrice/108 times, and apply one tilak of red Kesar/saffron or red vermillion at its center dot/bindu. If you can blow the conch during this puja, it will be even better. I light camphor arti after the pujas and also keep a sesame oil lamp lit in front of my Meru 24×7.

Vastu your home, the simplest and prettiest remedies

Plants

Indians, Hindus are required to keep a Tulasi plant in the center of the house. You can keep it in the east or north direction as an alternative. This plant is linked to Shri Vishnu, the energy which protects and maintains prosperity. It is satvic in nature and generates a very bright silvery/gold aura around it. The woman of the house takes care of it. i.e. waters it in the morning and lights a small lamp in front of it in the evening. If she does it with love and positive intentions the plant also responds by increasing its energy, thus the whole house benefits. It is another way of harnessing your intentions. As the plant grows so does prosperity. The plant is highly medicinal, especially for cough/cold, drinking a tea made of its leaves is very helpful. You can drink a spoonful of the juice of the leaves. I never give my son cough syrups, as tulasi leaves are the best and safest cure.

Fresh cut flowers are also a good way to increase the energy of your house if you can afford them.

In India, we tie a garland made of fresh mango leaves and marigold flowers on the entrance door of the house. Both these are high energy items and they stop the negative energies from entering your house in the first place. This arrangement is called a ‘toran’.

Vastu your home, the simplest and prettiest remedies

Rudraksh beads

This is something which you can consider if you are suffering from negative energy as well as evil eye from others. Hang a single rudraksh bead at your front door, it will stop negative influences from entering your house. (I hang an entire rudraksh mala at my front door.)

Photos

These are a very easy way to add cheer and positivity to your house. Natural sceneries, waterfalls, flowers, bright images, colorful pictures, geometric patterns, can be hung on your north or east walls.  You can use pictures of solid things like mountains, e.g. Kailash, on your south or west walls. Do not use depressing and dark images which represent struggle, disaster and pain. Also avoid pictures of animals. If you want, you can keep pictures of departed parents/loved ones, but only on the south walls.

To keep the Vastu of your house is good shape requires not only physical alignment with the Vastu shastra, but also requires that you consciously interact with your abode. The process of of building the house and the alignment of the rooms is not in our hands, as most of us live in apartments now! But this second part where you consciously increase the energy of your house is definitely something you can do!

So here were a few easy and inexpensive ways in which you can add energy to your home.

 

Vastu your home, the simplest and prettiest remedies

Is energy healing really energy sharing?

I had received this question in the contact form. ‘I can see aura and I know Reiki also, so does it mean that I have to heal? When can I stop healing others?’

The simplest answer is ‘No, just because you can see auras and have learnt Reiki, you are not required to heal others. You can stop any time your Conscience tells you to stop.’

When you open yourself to re-seeing auras, as you practice with energy, you will see several things, life will be multi-dimensional. Then as you gain more confidence you will try healing yourself first then your loved ones. You will want to learn energy-healing techniques and practice them, then maybe on a commercial basis. But manipulating energy intentionally is just like travelling to a new country. You might see things which do not make sense or sometimes scare you. So be informed and be careful.

Is energy healing really energy sharing?

Here are some things you should practice or at least give a thought to while manipulating energy.

The first is shielding always. Intend a pearly, silver/gold, shimmery shield around you always. Visualise that you are sitting in the center of a pearl. No one can ‘see’ you and as its surface is smooth and reflective no one can put in energy cords into you. It visualisation will take 5 seconds of your time. Visualise this strongly every morning and it will last for the day.

Next is a regular cleansing and grounding schedule. This is essential, but you can do this once in a week or so depending on how intensely you have been working.

Start your personal spiritual practice so that your mind remains under your control. As you continue to intentionally manipulate energy, your personal energy will also grow and the Universe will rush to fulfil your slightest wish. So controlling your thoughts and emotions is essential. Avoid emotional attachments to your clients or the things you see in the other dimensions.

Avoid intermixing your energies with others too deeply. Self-healing is ideal and then healing your loved ones is also ok. But other than this, be very selective about the clients you choose to heal, as this can transfer things between you two at the very deepest levels. This is a very important point in energy healing techniques which no one ever seems to emphasise. Do not use energy-healing for random people. Energy is not like groceries which you buy or sell! It is your personal thing. Even if the Universe gives it and you are just channeling it, it does takes up your flavour. (If I am unwell, my husband or brother send me healing, often without telling me. I can easily make out which one of them is doing it, each has his own different ‘signature’.)

Is energy healing really energy sharing?

Reiki is perhaps the most popular energy healing technique. Our information on Reiki comes from the students of Mikao Usui and not the man himself. In fact he used it as self-healing technique linked to the Ultimate Enlightenment and not as a stand-alone healing or commercial healing on others. Here are some things which I have experienced with Reiki.

Best is to avoid hands-on healing on the client. You do not know what may adhere from his aura into yours. If I have to heal, I put the symbols in a glass of water and give it to him to drink. Then I ‘program’ a tumbled clear quartz crystal with the Reiki symbols. I ‘put’ all the symbols with ‘hon sha zhe sho nen’ in the crystal and programme it to keep on triggering the healing process. This programming stays for about 15 days easily. The person can keep it within his aura field, i.e. in his pocket, and the symbols will do the healing. This way I do not need to interact with his personal energies directly. Being impersonal with clients on the energy-level is essential.

If I need to do hands-on Reiki healing on others, (very rarely only if it is a baby or an invalid), I do not do it for more than 5 mins at a stretch and I never touch. I keep the palms a few centimetres away from the client’s skin in his aura. And after 5mins, the higher self starts sharing the personal energy instead of Reiki/universal energy. The ‘flavour’ of the energy flowing changes. And in this 5 mins rather than plain ‘healing’, do this. Link up all the symbols with ‘hon sha zhe sho nen’ and programme it to keep triggering the healing for 15 days. So the effect lasts for more days and your exposure to the client’s energy remains minimal. And remember to cut off the aura cords very firmly using ‘cho ku re’.

Then when you do Reiki initiation on others, you are deeply interacting with the student’s aura. It is an extraordinarily personal interaction as you actually ‘open’ the aura of the student and insert the symbols in his energy vertices/chakra. I choose my students very carefully as I do not wish to work so closely with random people. And if you too want to get initiated into Reiki, choose your teacher very very carefully. Use your intuition and gut-feel before you finalise. There are so many certified teachers out there who do not have a real understanding of the process. This initiation is a permanent change in your personal energy structure. And there are several things that the teacher has to understand and be aware of, during this process, for it to be successful. Commercialism has caught up with energy, you have so many different energy techniques available in the market. Reiki itself comes in several variants! Do not get initiated into too many of these techniques. In these energy techniques, the symbols/trigger words are inserted into your energy body. Too many initiations are unnecessary and can mess up the body’s energy flow. Stick to one and use it deeply.

Is energy healing really energy sharing?

And you must know that accessing Universal energy does not need Reiki or any formal initiation. I had earlier written about how be aware and conscious of this energy flow. Try it out, it is something very simple, that we all can do. We are all natural healers and we can heal ourselves easily. Just believe in your own self.

There is another restriction, which in this modern permissive age may sound ludicrous. If you get into intimate physical relations with people randomly, you will drain your energy. Physical intimacy is always exchange of energy, the more intimate the stronger the exchange. If you get intimate with someone of lower energy levels, he/she will subconsciously ‘use’ you as a recharge battery. Choose your partner carefully and remain exclusive.

Reiki or other similar initiations are like ‘short-cuts’, they open up several energy things for you very fast. For any technique which channelises energy from the Universe, the energy structure of the person should be ‘clean’, there should be no energy blocks in him. All the energy channels should be open and through else these blocks will later erupt as major problems. E.g. If the flow is blocked and you increase the supply, the force will eventually tear the blockage apart and also damage the channel. (This does happen, on minor level, it is called as the ‘healing crisis.’)

By now I hope I haven’t turned you off manipulating energy. But these are a few things which no one really talks about. If you are learning to drive a bike, you wouldn’t get on without your helmet, would you? Learn to sense, then manipulate and use your energy. It is your personal thing, exclusive. You might think this to be selfish perhaps, but on the energy and spiritual levels you are responsible only for yourself. You are required to heal only yourself. You are not required to heal others, yes teach them to do their own healing if you feel like and do encourage them as per your conscience.

Wishing you health and happiness in your path to Yourself!

 

Is energy healing really energy sharing?

Spare the rod and spoil the child? Really?

I really wish everyone learns to see auras, its easier than learning to analyse horoscopes.

A small (perhaps) incident. A few years ago.

One of my clients had a small 3yr old son, cute, behaviour was as per his age, no big problems, no tantrums. My client had married against the wishes of his mother. Naturally she disliked his wife. And whenever she would come over to stay at his house, his son would misbehave, screaming, crying, out of control behaviour, very agitated. Then the MIL would scold her DIL saying ‘you are not a good mother’!

I had gone to meet up with his mother, a social call. The child was misbehaving terribly, screaming at his mother, and rather than coming to meet me as ‘Auntie!’, he came and spat on me. His dad was furious and was going to beat him.

But the reality was something very very different. The child was not being rude, he just was agitated beyond control. See, the child would play with his grandmom, she would give him his food, take care of him, sleep next to him in the afternoon etc while his parents went to work. A doting grandmom, no issues at all, she actually loved him. But her aura was still so full of anger at her son and her DIL for getting married against her wishes. The auras of the three were actually fighting. The client and the DIL were not aware of this, were just generally uneasy around her. Whenever they got within 2 feet of each other, the auras would send out flares of rage and all sorts of negative stuff! (sometimes auras are really not pleasant to see).

The MIL’s illogical rage and frustration had spoilt the energy of the house. And the poor child was caught in this wild storm of negative auras! The MIL was being with him, taking care of him but unconsciously passing on her feelings through auras! And children are most sensitive to the astral, subconscious etc! No wonder he was misbehaving, he had gone mad with all the aura-conflicts around him.

Spare the rod and spoil the child? Really?

Just look at the kind of energies we are exposing our children to! The television is garbage, movies are full of negative stuff. We give them mobiles and the internet which spoils their eyes and expose them to age-inappropriate ideas and behaviour. The schools they go to, what kind of education do they get there? Overstressed with school-work and home-work! And the quality of education has also dropped. The food we give them is full of pesticides. The houses we keep them in are cramped, we cut them off from nature. Our cities are full of sound, which tears into their auras. There are just so many things going wrong.

And then us. We are exposing our children to our energies. I wish everyone looks into their own aura sometime. Frustration, tiredness, fear, negativity in our auras, our children are drinking it all in! We don’t give them time. We don’t enjoy their company! Most children are living a life of trauma caused by the intense negativity around them. Hitting them would be the worst thing that anyone can do!

A lot of these problems with children can be resolved if we add pran/vital energy to their energy-starved lives. Sitting in the early morning sunlight, massage by ayurvedic oils, fresh fruits/salads in the diet, listening to Sanskrit high energy mantra. Going for day visits or vacations in places of natural energy, seaside, forests etc where the air is rich in pran (Pine forests have the highest pran levels). Performing the Agnihotra is compulsory for all Hindus, its vibhuti is very high energy. (My son eats it all the instant the homa cools down, but if I have been distracted during the homa, he also points out that the vibhuti’s energy was low).

And the most important, if it is a boy-child, Upanayan/Yadnopavit must be performed at the age of 6yrs. And he should be encouraged to do regular Gayatri mantra puja. For a girl child, she does not need to wear the yadnopavit sutra, on her 6th birthday she should be taught the Gayatri and she should also do Gayatri puja, at least recite it (27 or 54 or 108 times) every day in the morning and evening. Gayatri is the right of every human. It increases the mental stability and intelligence and is the most valuable gift you can give him/her, the foundation of his/her life-time’s spiritual practice. And the parents too, recite the Gayatri along with the child, give yourself these 10 mins in the morning and the evening, your own personal energy quality will improve. (When the age of 7yrs is complete, the chakras of the child stop being so receptive to external influences.)

Why would a child misbehave? It is not normal behaviour, it is a response to something going wrong with him. Find out what is going wrong and change it for the better, this is the parent’s responsibility. Children represent the ‘creativity’ and divine intelligence of the parents in every way possible.

I can never condone hitting a child. Scolding is one thing, but physically hitting or verbally abusing cannot be justified. Maybe I am too idealistic, but we are adults, so should be wiser, more analytical and more understanding? Children copy us. And because we are human too, if we do lash out in anger, we should be sensible enough to make up and reassure the child before it causes a permanent negative impact on his psyche. (I have seen several of my grown-up clients carrying childhood scars of negligent parents, it is very difficult to resolve them later in life.)

Spare the rod and spoil the child? Really?

And yes, there are children who are neglected by their parents, perhaps beaten up or abandoned or put in hostels and orphanages. There are several combinations which show neglect by the father and by the mother. The astrological combinations would be related to the 4th house/ruler or 10th house/ruler or the Sun or the Moon being damaged by malefics in the child’s chart. If it is physical hurt then the birth chart D-1 will show the damage and if the torture is more emotional, the chart seen from the birth moon’s sign will have the indications.

If small children are misbehaving, first analyse the behaviour of the parents and the child’s environment. From the astrological point of view the Dasha of the child and the parents should also be analysed. (Gandant nakshatra births often go through a difficult childhood.)

If grown ups abuse and neglect their parents, then such parents would have a damaged 5th house/ruler and from what examples I have seen, their own Sun /Moon and 9th house/ruler would be afflicted too. And their own charts would show combinations of parental neglect during childhood.

But all things considered, a child is precious. We all may not be able to afford a lot of things for our children but two things we can do. One is to hug the child, tell him/her that he is the most loved one in the Universe, really mean it (remember he can see auras better than you). And the second is to gift him with ‘faith’ (spiritual practice, Gayatri), let him know that someone is always there, looking out for him. This brings in Hope, the ability to withstand the challenges that life is going to throw at him.

And my client’s child? He went back to his usual sweet self after his grandmom went back to her own house after staying for 1 month. The next time I saw him, he sat on my lap and showed me a drawing he had made.

 

Spare the rod and spoil the child? Really?

(This post was in response to this comment I received in the comments form. “I have seen small children in my area hitting their parents with lot of angst and the parents stand helplessly. Are there any combinations of children physically abusing parents no matter what their age. I happened to read an article by E Sreedharan -“Metro Man” talking about parenting. He mentioned that children from the age of 4 should be disciplined with corporal punishment. He believes in “Spare the rod and spoil the child”. What is your take on this…..”)

Birth Death Rebirth

The combinations related to physical death occur 2/3 times in a lifetime. If the soul is unhappy about the direction its life has taken, it can exit at these points. If the chart points to death at childhood or middle age, then there are mantra/pujas etc done to reduce the possibility of this happening. But when this combination occurs at old age then the soul will want to leave the aged and failing body. By this time, if it has chosen some disease to go through, this also will occur.

Birth - Death - Rebirth

Now a seriously ill person, whether its symptoms are visible or not, will have an overall greyish and very thin aura. He might feel tired and easily exhausted in this stage. Especially so if it is within 6 months of the death. If he sits close but not touching, you won’t ‘feel’ his presence, he will ‘feel’ insubstantial, there will be no ‘heat‘ radiating from him. The organs which are being damaged will be an angry red color or grey or brown/black depending on how far they are damaged. But I would not advise you to ‘see’ so deeply into an ill person. Energy links and cords are created in an instant and they will be dangerous for you.

This ill person needs more pran/vital energy to improve the quality of his life. He will benefit by sitting in the early morning sunlight, massage by ayurvedic oils, fresh fruits (not contaminated by pesticides) etc can be added to the diet, listening, reading and reciting Sanskrit high energy mantra like Gayatri mantra or Mahamryutunjai mantra or Vishnusahastranam, would be good. Performing yadnyas/homa intended to help him and using the vibhuti will also add pran to him. Healing methods like self-reiki, using crystal grids etc will also help. If possible he can shift to a place with natural energy, seaside forests etc where the air is rich in pran. If he can do some spiritual practice too on his own it will magnify all the healing being done on him. (This would be in addition to the medical advice.) This may or may not change the time of death but will improve the quality of life till then. The more pran you flood your body with the more healthy you will be.

The current age we live in is extremely polluted in several ways. The food we eat, the water we drink, the air we breathe in our cities has very little amount of pran/vital energy. Even the clothes we wear are not natural, but  made of artificial fibres of non-compatible energy. We have stopped wearing leather shoes, we don’t go about barefoot, we do not ‘ground‘ ourselves. We don’t give time to ourselves, we don’t relax our brains, we don’t still our thoughts. Our temples are in ruins (successive invaders destroyed them and remaining ones are still being desecrated), there are no public yadnyas to purify the atmosphere around us. We don’t even have a small puja ghar in our modern houses and neither do we light a daily lamp/aarti in gratitude. We are insatiable in our pursuit of material fulfilment. (Perhaps, this same uncontrolled unregulated headlong rush, without a thought to consequences, is reflected in the behaviour of the cells causing cancer.)

Birth - Death - Rebirth

It is a fact of life that birth, death and rebirth will occur. We are all here to enjoy the entertainments created by Devi for us. In this we forget our real nature. But deep inside we know that we are missing something essential, we search for it. Some start their spiritual practices, think of balancing karma, and then achieve realisation/Moksh. Others search for satisfaction in the external material and repeat birth-death-rebirth.

When you arrive on this Martyalok, you choose the time, place and conditions of exit at that same instant. So to worry about parents, husband/wife, children, close relatives or even your personal exit is really not very productive. When you worry, you direct the energy of your thought in a negative direction. Instead try to reinforce positive thoughts and affirmations for yourself and your loved ones. Focus on what you decided on, do the best actions you can as per your conscience.

Birth and death are the two important moments in a person’s life. That is why we have a period called naatak (12 days after birth of new baby) and sutak (13 days after physical death of a close relative). In these periods, the boundaries of the two dimensions (Martyalok and Pitrulok) merge. The soul is transitioning and thus has access to energies from both these dimensions and other souls from the Pitrulok are also there to help it. You will also be helping by doing the pujas/mantra etc. This period belongs to the soul who is transitioning. I have closely seen several births and physical deaths in my family. If the family is composed and performs the rituals/mantra etc, it is easier for the soul. Unnecessarily mourning and creating tensions at this delicate period disturbs the soul which later will create problems.

I had written about a young woman’s death, she left behind a baby and a husband. The soul was promised by the family that the baby would be cared for and it left completely. And the baby is really being looked after very well. But her husband refuses to give away her clothes, keeps her photograph, thinks of her, grieves. And the emotional cord became so intense that the soul has been forced to come back. It is there in the house, quite cross about being called back. It tells my brother, who can see it, to convince the husband and that it is already looking forward to its next life. But her husband won’t listen and thus both her and his evolution has been blocked. And this is the real tragedy.

Birth - Death - Rebirth

But then Jyotish is so beautiful, so balanced. Combinations indicating exit from the physical body occur with time in planetary transist/ dashas and your chart prepares you for the break. If your close relatives are to exit, the combinations in your chart prepare your mindset subconsciously for separation with them. If you yourself are to exit, even then the chart prepares you internally for your break with the material. If you let ‘time’ guide you and not get emotional about it, you can actually appreciate the power that time/’Kaal’ has. The power of separation created by your own self is so powerful. So worrying about future separations from your loved ones or your physical self is not necessary.

The present life we live is just one stage in several many stages. The soul who is your mother may have been your neighbour, or your tailor could have been your daughter in some past life! We are all so busy being a father/mother, husband/wife, son/daughter that we never think of who we really are. So many thoughts in our minds, our minds working frantically every instant! Extended worry or grief or depression is not a normal human emotion. We are all made for happiness. Feel the happiness in everything you do. Those moments which you spend with your loved ones, cherish them, enjoy the present happiness that you have. Go for vacations in nature. If possible, develop a relationship with yourself, do some small regular spiritual practice.

And always remember your real nature is happiness. Be happy!

 

Birth - Death - Rebirth

The simplest spiritual practice

I have written a lot on spiritual practices, from Dhyan, Pranayam, simple Tratak to easy lifestyle changes which will go in very deep. But someone in the contact form wanted me to write on the simplest possible spiritual exercise. So here it is, Maun/Silence.

The simplest spiritual practice

Our ancients have practiced Maun/Silence and even today spiritual seekers often go silent for days on end. My brother stays silent for minimum 3 days at a stretch once in a while to recoup his energies. Maun is the easiest thing which everyone can practice. It is very easy, you just do not speak anything at all. If you can stay completely silent for one day of the week, it would be a huge achievement. It is easy, nothing esoteric, just stay silent for one day out of the seven, every week. You can do this on your weekly holiday. It is nothing special, you will do all your regular activities as you do them, but do not speak, under any circumstance do not utter a word. You can write notes to communicate.

Do you have any conception on how much energy you waste when you speak?

Speech is not just sound from your lips, it has very deep linkages with your energy body. I had written about the creation of the seed of sound, the way each Akshar links to your energy body in my previous posts. The three chakras in your head around the Bindu at the top of your head are called Vama, Jeyshta and Rudri but they are also the creation of sound. Sound in Sanatan-Dharma/Hinduism, is Shabda-Brahma, the vibrations of the Ultimate reality itself. The central Bindu is the seed of sound called Para-vak, the next three phases of sound called Pashyanti, Madhyama and Vaikari, these are linked to these 3 chakras set in a triangle in your head.

Para-vak is pure One-ness, it has no form nor definition, it exists at the top Bindu of the Shri chakra. It is the state of Ultimate realisation, the seed form with all possible potential. Next is Pashyanti where the energy is lowered and differentiated. Pashyanti can be understood as the faintest glimmerings of an idea, the thought, the feeling/Bhava. Then is the Madhyama phase, here we know what it is that we are going to speak, we have the clear formed intention and sequence of ideas ready. Finally is the lowest energy version of all this, Vaikhari, the actual uttered words which come out of your lips. And of course when you utter the words you are drawing on your body’s individual chakras to power them.

If you can control the Vaikhari portion of this sequence, gradually you will retrace this sequence till you achieve Para-vak, the Ultimate realization. This process will not happen in one day, it will take its time and with routine practice, one day a week. Initially you will just maintain complete silence for a day. Over a few months you will realise that you are overall speaking less words, but whatever you speak has increased in intensity. Be careful after this phase starts as you can actually bless or curse with your words. Later you will realise that on your weekly silent day your mind has started becoming still, no thoughts seem to rise in your mind. Enjoy this when it happens, it will lead you to more things within yourself.

Closely followed by Maun/Silence is another simple practice, if you can do it. Do not touch anyone else for this one day of the week. Touching another living being transfers energy. If you are doing your spiritual practice, and you keep on touching others, this will make your higher self give away your energy out of Kindness. The more you isolate your aura, and do not allow it to mingle with persons of lower energy levels than yours, the faster you will progress. And there are lots of lower energy living beings around you as very few people do regular spiritual practice. The real Yogis would stay in isolation for just this reason.

So if you do both together, Silence + No touching others, together for one day a week, its effects on your energy body will be enhanced.

(And am writing this because I have done this myself. I went through a rather curious phase in life for a few years. I was living alone in a rather remote place, doing my job which had 2 days off per week. So practiced Maun/silence on these 2 days. Then we Indians don’t shake hands, don’t hug or anything like that, and most of my work colleagues were men, so despite regularly working in my organisation I was not required to touch anyone for extended periods. And I always observe my internal energies very closely. Not touching others for upto 3-4 months at a stretch, coupled with the weekly silence sessions was energy-wise awesome.)

Spiritual realisation an inherent part of yourself, you do not have to go anywhere to realise yourself. It is natural, effortless and easy, and a part of you. When you practice Maun, you are telling your innermost self that you don’t have to do anything, just Be.

 

The simplest spiritual practice