I would like to share something very special that happened to me about this time last year in December 2019. I was reading and researching online about different chants from around the world that helps with stillness of the mind for CE5 or human initiated contact with the Extra terrestrials….. I searched YouTube, playing snippets of chants while closing my eyes and listening till one or two would resonate with me, I wanted one so I could play before meditation later that night.
I eventual came across the ‘Hu Chant’ from the Eckankar movement. I didn’t know anything about the movement or the chant itself. There were a few Hu chants on YouTube, ranging from different frequencies and tone, again I played a snippet of all of them that I encountered, to see if anyone of them would Resonated with with….. I then found this one that I posted below, I bookmarked so I could use it before I sat for meditation that night, and that was that.
Later that night, I got ready to sit for meditation, I had a lamp light on in the room, and relaxed. I started to play the Hu chant that I had bookmarked earlier on in the day, I played it through my headphones and took a deep breath and listened deeply with it, one with it. I was approximately three minutes into the chant, when suddenly a quiet but pronounce voice from inside my being whispered “Verbatim”??? I quickly opened my eyes in a state of ‘what was that?’ First I just passed it off as imagination, I then closed my eyes again, and then again, I heard the whispering voice say “Verbatim” again! I then knew it wasn’t my imagination, someone or something wanted me to hear this word they was speaking to me….. I had honestly never heard of the word ‘Verbatim’ or even if it was a word? I instantly stopped what I was doing and searched the word verbatim online, I was blown away by the first words I read in the search results which are below.
“Verbatim is defined as an exact repetition without changing the words. An example of verbatim is when you quote someone exactly without changing anything. Word for word; in exactly the same words as were used originally.”
I then realized that someone or something was pointing or pushing me in the direction to repetition of this chant word for word, I was ecstatic and felt blessed! This is what I feel that the Extra Terrestrials and spirit beings are bringing to the world, that message is that, God is within everyone.
The next day I done some research on the chant and it actually means ‘A love song to God’…. Again! I feel that God is our true nature or true self, Buddha nature, Tao, source….. Call it what you will! But not some man or woman in the sky making judgments on us, Jesus even said “The Kingdom of God is Within” He doesn’t say it could be or was, he said ‘IS’ it’s there already, in each and everyone of us, it’s what connects us all as one, it’s the stillness of perception that lays within us, it lays deep inside, not the Ego or false self that most of us live our lives by, but deeper, it’s never born and it never dies, it is infinite. This experience of the whispering voice says with me everyday even a year later, it is a experience that I will treasure forever, the unknow voice pointing me, you, to something greater than what we live by, continue to look deep within through meditation for the perception that is aware of everything.
Hi All I suffer from mental health conditions know as Bipolar disorder and Obsessive compulsion behavior, I have had these condition since an early age of my life, as a result of this, I am always searching for new ways to cope with this condition and to grow and evolve spiritually. Apart from daily doses of medication, which work for me, and help keep me stable, (Well as much as they can….) I am still left with the niggling bits of these illness….. I am very seclusive, I don’t socialize very well, the PC computer is my link to the outside world, over the years I have experienced many series of Psychotic episodes, ranging from auditory voices, Paranoia delusional states etc. From a young age, I have always wondered who am I? And where do I fit into this universe? Etc. I have always had these questions, ever since I can remember, so as a continuation I had done a lot of casual learning and listening from the great sages of time, but It wasn’t till a November 2015 when I started to put all these teachings and learnings into practice and seriously started to meditate everyday and live by what I have learned and experienced from the great teachers of time gone by and present time.
One thing I have learned throughout my life, is that everyone suffers in their own lives, on a daily basis and everyone wants to escape this suffering and would rather be happy, but how do we do this???
From researching and practicing Eastern teachings, such as Zen Buddhism and writings of Lao Tzu ‘Tao Te Ching’, and many other great sages…. I feel I have found my way to escape this suffering. My research and practice has lead me to this!
Our suffering comes from our own mind! We are always constantly unaware of the thinking state, we are either thinking of past events or what’s to come, never in the moment, the chattering and commentary mind is always at work projecting these thoughts and we are so unaware of them and in most cases we are living these thoughts from past or future as the living present moment, but that shouldn’t be the case. We are living in the illusion that these thoughts and feeling are the made up ‘I’ or ‘Me’.
Wouldn’t it be great if we could have a break from this mind?
Wouldn’t it be great to be aware of things as they really are, without the mind causing anxiety by projecting thoughts of the future or past clouding our decisions if to do something or not out of life?
Through Mindfulness Meditation and self inquiry we can accomplish this. As everything it takes daily practice to achieve something, but I have found it’s well worth it.
Lets break Mindfulness meditation in half to explore whats going on here.
When sitting for mindful meditation, one needs to find a quiet place to do so somewhere where you will not be disturbed for a while. You can sit in a chair or lying down or in the basic crossed legged architect position.
First, Half close you eyes and gentle glance to the floor, now the next step is to be aware of your breath, feel the breath as you inhale and exhale, breath from the center of your stomach (Not your chest) Breath naturally not forced, breath gentle and soft as a baby would. This breath awareness will ground you, and surrender, let go of yourself…. Of course you mind will not let you concentrate for long, it will start to project thoughts of the past or future, memories, goals etc, People think mindful meditation is about stopping your thoughts all together, this is not the case, What this meditation aims to achieve, is to be fully aware of when your thinking, feelings, sensations when it arises.
One example I like to use of how to explain this method is this;
“Imagine a the ocean, with the waves crashing around on the surface of the waters, everything so much hecticness and so much Chaos nothing in the water is clear, this is our thinking mind on a daily basis! But the further down or deeper you go, everything becomes still, you can see clearly it becomes serene and calm, this is the awakened mind, when we are in mindfulness state”
So lets get back to the Meditation method, when you feel you thoughts pulling you away from your breathing, let the thoughts come, be aware of them, not pushing them away, then let the thoughts dissolve gently just as a cloud comes and disappears. DO NOT try to avoid your thoughts, just let them simply come and go and gently return back to your awareness of the breath, keep repeating this as the thoughts occur. This is know as taming the mind or monkey mind. When in this state of awareness when you mind is calm, and you can see your thoughts coming and going like your on a island watching them go by, simply turn the awareness inward and ask “what Am I” or “what hears that sound,” “who sees” what is perceiving? Do not ask this question as a conceptual question, but turn the light of awareness inward.
This in between thoughts…. Is what we are aiming for, when thinking gets cut off, before a thought arises again, this is Zen… This is the state of being in which we are just there in the moment, is infinity, it’s never born and it never dies, it just is, everything just as it is!!! Oneness with all things! No thoughts of past or future, no worries or anxiety, some people from different spiritual ways of thought, call this beginners mind, no mind, Christ nature, true self, the cloud of unknowing, don’t know mind, Tao, source, God.. But naming it or calling it something is already a mistake…. The first line of the Tao Te Ching, is as follows; “The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao The name that can be named is not the eternal Name.“ But for teaching purposes people use the above names etc., the point is, the state of awareness of all things.
This state of being with practice, gets bigger and bigger, so you can be in the moment when you are washing dishes, out walking, when worries occur etc. In the beginning of sitting, you will experience you mind will be all over the place, one minute you will be watching the breath, then you thoughts will take you away from it for minutes at a time, without you even releasing it, but with practice, you will learn to tame this mind. When I started sitting myself for the first few weeks or so, It was like a kios of thoughts and commentary, like if someone was flipping the pages of as picture book, thoughts and vision was bursting in my mind uncontrollably!
I feel that meditation needs to be done everyday for at lest 25 mins, or as you can manage, it’s like refilling your petrol tank everyday or recharging this way of ‘being’, it takes consistency. But I found big changes in myself, after a few weeks or months after practicing mindfulness meditation. I felt calm in myself more, and able to handle inner and outer turmoil better. But again I tell you, meditation needs to be done everyday as a way of life, for true self of oneness to be present as it always is, but buried beneath the clutter of mind habits and illusions of this world. Anyway, I hope that my research and practices brings you some goodness to your life as it has mine, Zen is a daily practice for myself since November 2015 and each day I am becoming more aware and living in the moment and aware of true nature. Mindful meditation and self inquiry, is firstly should be to become aware of the true self and to live in the present, moment to moment. As always, feel free to leave a comment if this has helped you in anyway.
“The medicine for my suffering I had within me from the very beginning but I did not take it. My ailment came from within myself, but I did not observe it until this moment. Now I see I will never find the light unless, like a candle, I am my own fuel.” – Bruce Lee
“NOTE DISCLAIMER” All of the above is from my own practice and research, I am self taught.