Archive for Mantra

The Magic of Manifestation

 

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  1. Manifestation is a natural development of meditation. As you become attuned to your inner self, it’s natural to seek expansion of this inner state. Creation of new events, aspects of life, and inner development come from focusing on a specific area of life while seeing, feeling, and experiencing it in a new way. You evolve and expand by creating more of the same inner state in areas of your life where energy and understanding are lacking.
  2. Growth involves expansion and experimentation. Typically, some of your intuitions, thoughts, and feelings are correct in a specific area of life. By observing, you learn how to listen, visualize, think, and feel more accurately. You learn to tap into the parts of life, which are more aligned with the inner self. (For example, your inner self does not think fearful thoughts about the world throughout the day. It doesn’t feel angry about your relationships. It might encourage you to develop some aspect of your life and pay attention to your personal insights. But it doesn’t project and develop negativity.)
  3. Manifestation involves duality. It involves releasing the not-self, which created the current situation, and nourishing the true self, which creates a new “reality.” The current physical self unites with inner self, who receives direction from the universe. By listening and acting intuitively, progress is made.
  4. It’s helpful to bless the “good” in life while continuing to hold the visual or feeling of the desire. In this way, you honor both worlds. It’s also useful to note any progress, persistence, or the smallest motions toward your goal. Accept and bless all positive hints and signs.
  5. Let your heart guide you. It’s how you learn to hear to become intuitive. Take small risks, step into expansion, and learn the process of stop and go (flow.) Part of manifestation involves discovery through learning about your correct/incorrect intuitions, actions, and the inner and outer self. The outer self (ego) is programmed by life. It’s the cause of resistance and sabotage. The inner self teaches about alignment with the universe. (It’s easy to confuse the two voices, but the work of manifestation teaches discernment.) Every manifestation and/or heart’s desire leads to more understanding of the inner self.
  6. Your manifestation is correct when it leads you into generosity, kindness, and love. (If you’re feeling jealous, competitive, or wanting too much, you’re on the wrong path.) The right manifestation teaches letting go of negative thoughts and feelings. It doesn’t mean you don’t see the truth. It means you react and judge less.
  7. This step may seem self-explanatory, but manifestation is like everything in your life. You have to make up your mind to do it, and your efforts must remain consistent. The time will come when you don’t want to do it, or you don’t think it works. It may also feel like too much effort when your world is staying in a perfect place or falling apart. It’s weird, but that’s when you need it most. (There are also times when you may need a coach or someone who believes in your ability to stay with the process.)
  8. If you stay with the work, you will evolve. Your manifestation may take longer than you think. It may come in an entirely different form, or it may perfectly reflect your desire. Regardless, you will have developed a stronger connection with the inner self, learned the art of altering thoughts and emotions, and expanded your intuitive abilities. More importantly, you stepped into the incredible threshold where the universe and your consciousness meet.

 

 

 

 

Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and alignment with their inner path.If you would like to seek additional spiritual change and insight into your life, please contact me for information about an intuitive session.

 

More Awakening

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If you’re reading this, you’ve already decided to become connected and move into a more awakened state. As the light level of the planet increases, you’re pushed to expand, evolve, and grow. It can feel wonderful and/or exhausting, depending on your personal challenge.

Challenges appear when you grow. You may spiral through old problems, encounter shifts in consciousness, or feel more affected by the energy of others. You may see the duality in your life—the good and bad—the light and darkness.

It’s important to remember you’re on a journey. When you journey, there are discoveries. You see new aspects of life, and you (hopefully) find about more about yourself.

Here are a few thoughts.

  1. Open the day with meditation and a walk. Meditation opens the soul to the beauty of the universe, and nature aligns the body with a subtle current. When you’re connected, it’s easier to find the answers.
  2. Visualizing aligns your life with your heart. “Seeing” is an energetic gift, which is developed through meditation and practice. Everyone creates their life through imagery; they simply are unaware of it. “Seeing” through the heart means following your desires and creating them in reality. It’s an incredible gift because you learn to change your life—and the life of others around you. (See the desire in completion. It is happening now!)
  3. Ask for what you want. Ask for greater spiritual vision, ask for help with development of your gifts, and ask for understanding. The universe responds to requests. (Be sure to use steps 1 and 2 along with asking for answers.
  4. You may feel life more intensely. Heightened emotions, feelings, and intuition are part of awakening. They also make life appear more beautiful. You have additional sensations to hear the tones of the birds’ songs, to perceive the bright dots of spring color, and feel more of your inner self. As you understand more about your feelings and intuition—and what they mean—you’ll feel more comfortable. (In the meanwhile, accept and observe. Only the inner self can observe.)
  5. Push through the resistance of the comfort zone. Spirituality is wonderful, but it also requires taking steps. Usually, you have to change your body, learn how to express your gifts, speak differently (speak those inner thoughts), and make changes in your career. Take the step and stop waiting. Your life will change, and you’ll feel better. (These types of changes allow the universe to flow through you. Resistance blocks the flow.)
  6. Learn how to speak in a different way. When you say how you truly feel, life changes. (It’s not about venting or complaining.) It’s a way of expressing your inner self without making others wrong. You’re speaking your truth. Eventually, the universe speaks through you as well.
  7. Spend more time listening to your body. Thoughts and emotions often clear more quickly when listening to the body. The body has its own inner wisdom. Sending love and light to body improves health and physical habits.
  8. When experiencing strong emotion, ask for its source. Emotions are often initiated by other people, mass consciousness, or habits. For example, everyone has a pattern of repetitive thoughts and feelings, which accompany specific triggers such as feeling hurt, overwhelmed, or angry. It’s okay to experience the lower emotions, but notice how they are often a response to stimuli. You can think different thoughts or invoke more positive emotions by returning to center.
  9. Trust the process. With this shift, the energy can feel quite different on a daily basis. Trust that the universe is with you. Within your core—your inner self—you have the answers. (Study, take a class, and/or learn techniques. You travel through the process much more quickly with a teacher.)

 

Julia Griffin, Intuitive Healer and Coach

 

Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and alignment with their inner path.

 

Good Things

I’m listing some of my favorite things, ranging from books to medicinal herbs and crystals. You’ll find links and suggestions. I am NOT an affiliate with any of these people or services. I simply like them — and thought you might, too.

Tinctures for Health

Made by a young herbalist from mushrooms gathered near the Pisgah National Forest, I’ve found these products invigorating and supportive of better health.

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Lion’s Mane mushroom (Hericium erninaceus) has been used for millennia by Buddhist Monks to improve brain function.  Two of its unique classes of constituents hericenones and erinacines have been found to increase Nerve Growth Factor (stimulate nerve regeneration.)

Chaga (Inonotus obliquus) is called the King of Mushcrooms because of its anticarcinogenic, immunomodulatory, antitumor, adaptogenic, anti-mutagenic, geno-protective, antiviral, and antioxidant properties.  (David Wolfe is perhaps chaga’s most famous advocate and author of the only book dedicated to the fungus and has an excellent video touting many of chaga’s healing attributes in the following link.

$32 for 2 ounces, includes shipping and handling. Email ryan.milt@gmail.com

Crystals

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Gillian of Quantum Awakening has marvelous stones and crystals. The selection is small, but she charges the crystals. They have “clean” energy and work amazingly well. Sign up for her newsletter to see current selections or go to her website, the Quantum Awakening.

Oracle Cards

Collette Reid offers three packs of cards for electronic choice. Free if you sign up for her newsletter.  Click here to go to site.

Doreen Virtue has free, simple readings with more services available by signing up for her newsletter. Click here to go to site.

IOSHO cards, interesting and free. Click here to visit site.

Tarot.com offers several readings for $20. It’s surprisingly accurate. Click here to visit site.

Books and Movies

The Tiger and the Monk (Netflix) depicts an amazing relationship between wild animals, meditation, and the heart.

The Hundred Foot Journey (Amazon) is about food, different cultures, and love. It’s also for people who love to cook.

Inside Out is an excellent movie, written for children and adults. Insightful thoughts are presented about the importance of emotions – both good and bad.

Unplugging the Patriarchy by Lucia Rene.

Making the Gods Work for You by Caroline Casey.

Healing Mantras by Thomas Ashley-Farrand.

Brida by Paulo Coelho.

“Frost and Fire” by Ray Bradbury – Click here to read PDF

Online Reading

Tiny Buddha – online quotes and articles

Spirit of Maat – new age articles

Vitamins

Vitacost is an excellent source of mainstream vitamins, essential oils, and food at less than retail price. Click here. (vitacost.com)

Plants and Seeds

Nichols Garden offers many selections, including organic seeds. Inexpensive and rapid delivery. Click here

 

Julia Griffin, Intuitive Healer and Coach

 

Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and alignment with their inner path.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finding Your Inner Connection

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Everyone remembers profound moments of connection such as oneness with the beauty of nature, the motion of falling into love, meeting friends who “know” you, or feeling the presence of the universe. They are recognizable, beautiful moments of transcendence that come as an amazing gift. But it’s more difficult to discern while moving through every day “mundane” moments.
On this note, I wanted to share a few thoughts and tips.

1) Your inner self is always anchored in goodness and connection. If you are centered in the inner self, you feel calm, happy, and peaceful. It speaks softly and with encouragement. There is a definite presence of love. (It does not share critical thoughts, and it believes you are wonderful.)

2) Your inner self is calm. It does not hurry, agonize, or feel lower emotions. Anger, hurt, and anxiety come from the lower self. If you pull into center or imagine being surrounded by pink light, the universe will help by expanding the answers you hold within.

3) The inner self brings in a state of unconditional love. You look at your problems with detachment. You observe lower thoughts and know they do not come from the inner self but reflect issues within the self, which require healing, attention, and light. You also understand it is possible to find the answer, receive help, or encounter a shift in consciousness while on the path to the answer. (You also know problems are part of the path. Every solved problem leads to quantum shift in consciousness.)

4) You understand you’ve passed through difficulties in life, but you don’t blame. You understand they are part of your growth, personality, and the person you will become. There is a feeling of acceptance and a longing to become free from the vestiges of the past. You know you can do this, and you look forward to the future. Just as the inner self can free your consciousness in the moment, continued efforts will free you from the past.

5) The inner self always wants to grow. It is interested in energy, health, freedom, and the expression of inner gifts. Sometimes, you may feel this as pressure or a calling, but you are willing to go forward. (It’s helpful to see yourself succeeding with the next step of inner expression.)

6) The inner self leads you into the heart space. You become more aware of unconditional love for yourself and your life. You learn to speak from the heart, which is a different feeling than speaking with the mind.

7) The inner self is connected to the universe. When you connect with the inner self, you learn to expand, so you can feel more of the universe. From there, your consciousness expands, and you perceive more of the energetic, invisible world. (This usually occurs during meditation.)

When you are not in this space, you can think about the inner self, and it will speak with gentle, loving energy. When you want to feel more of the goodness in life, you can surround yourself with pink light. And you can remember the universe is always there, ready to respond with light and love.

Getting in the Gap: Interview with Wayne Dyer

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Julia: Getting in the Gap is about experiencing the space between our thoughts through the use of meditation and Japa or sound. How does this happen? What happens as we move into that space?

Wayne: Everyone experiences approximately 60,000 thoughts each day and tends to have the same patterns of thoughts over and over each day. These repetitive thoughts are projected or created by the ego.

The ego creates patterns of concepts in the material world that simulate the idea of safety and love, but we are really trapped by the ego. Usually we stay with one thought until the next thought takes over. This process limits us and keeps from experiencing the Source that is in the Gap between these strands or patterns of thought.

To create, we need a pause or gap between the thoughts. The gap or this space is the place that allows us to build, create, and manifest. We can all experience the gap through meditation.

In Getting in the Gap, I use the Lord’s Prayer and the sound ‘ah’ or one of the names of God. The sound of ‘ah’ is not only within the name of God; it is also in the sound of Allah, Krishna, Jehovah, and Ra.

When repeated in a mantra while in the Gap, it keeps us in a prolonged state of consciousness with our Source. Staying in the Gap helps us to experience the benefits of less stress, more peace, less fatigue, more energy. We also look younger and happier.

We move into a creative place in which we can use Japa to attract what we want into our lives. Most significantly, we make conscious contact with God, the source of all energy.

Julia: In Yoga, one lies in sivasana (or corpse pose), a receptive pose at the end of practice to balance activity. Is the place that you describe as the Gap similar to this and other states experienced in esotericism?

Wayne: Yes, it is the same type of practice, the point of which is to merge with the Source, the highest consciousness level where we realign our inner intention to the creative force of which we are all a part.

Julia: Japa is similar to intentional languages, such as Sanskrit, in which the vibrations of the sounds can actually manifest as shapes in sand or salt (yantras). How do the intentional sounds used in the Gap affect the meditation?

Wayne: Sound accesses the dimension between the spiritual and the physical. The Source of Energy can be accessed through the use of sound. Everything vibrates at a certain frequency – this is a law of physics. These frequencies are not good or bad, right or wrong, but the vibratory rate of the frequency can be said to be high or low.

The sounds used in Japa bring about high energy that vibrates at a rapid speed. When our energy vibrates rapidly, we feel good, peaceful, receptive, and creative. Japa is a way of magnetizing the vibration of love and manifesting with this wave. Japa can act as a shield for the lower emotions of others. It deflects the negativity of those around you. We can go into meditation and be free of any response to negative emotion.

Negativity is eliminated from our energy field, and we not only feel good, but we become capable of transmuting the negative energy fields of others. Scientific studies based on the measurement of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that indicates the level of peace and harmony, have shown that exposure to the energy field of those who meditate raises the serotonin levels of the people around them. High energy actually changes hatred, anger, and sadness by elevating it into love.

 Julia: The ego creates projections on its need to feel safe and loved. We experience these projections in 3D or physical reality. I have noticed that many people feel their lives are falling apart when they begin to meditate and manifest. What advice would you give to them?

Wayne: There is no question that many people experience what I call a ‘somersault’ into an inconceivable reality and face the possibility that what you thought wasn’t possible, now is possible. The ego has difficulty letting go of its concept that you can focus on all things that are good, or that you can truly become a magician with real magic.

The ego starts to say that none of this can really happen – you aren’t intended to be this way. Some of the thoughts of the ego are, “It will never happen. It’s too hard. I can’t do it.” If you can continue to go to a higher vibration, then you can move through this resistance by becoming in harmony or one with the Source. In this state, you experience the least amount of resistance to all things.

Another issue for many people is worthiness. Learning to feel worthy and deserving of abundance is one of the steps of manifestation. You also need to realize that good and God are synonymous. The five most important words that you can repeat or say to yourself are, “I want to feel good.” People ask, “How can you focus on good–and feeling good–with the war in Iraq or all of the other things that are happening in the world today?”

My answer is that it is still essential to focus on the Source, the feeling that the world within and without is good. When your focus is on that thought, you project it to everyone, and the energy of peace, goodness, and wholeness is transmitted to the world through the antenna of your mind.

Julia: In the book, there is a list of guidelines for those who have not practiced meditation previously. I think that they are important to have a sense of success when utilizing Japa. Would you tell us about them?

Wayne: There is no such thing as a bad meditation. Even if your inner voice is persistent or loud, the time spent in silence is important. Just observe the inner voice and use it as a reminder to go back into the gap. With time, the inner dialogue ceases. Meditation is like all disciplines in that it requires practice.

Mastery occurs through time, and the practice of meditation eventually becomes joyful. There is no right or wrong time. It is important to create your own schedule that fits best for you, as well as using the time at a traffic light or a pause in a meeting. There is no correct meditation length. Approximately 20 minutes on a twice-daily basis works best for me, but I do meditate a lot. As I said before, even a two-minute meditation is useful. There is no correct posture or place for meditation. Find what is best for you and trust your inner knowledge. Sitting, lying down, or kneeling are all correct postures. Any place is fine. I’m not particular about location, but some people prefer the same posture, chair, and location each day.

Julia: You also list spiritual principles that are used as a focus of awareness during meditation. What are the principles?

Wayne: 1) Become aware of your highest self. This awareness helps you know that you are more than merely a physical creation. 2) Trust yourself so that you trust the wisdom that created you. This principle establishes you as one and the same with the God-force. 3) Realize that you are more than an organism in an environment. You are an environorganism. This principle establishes your power to attract that which you are already connected to. 4) Know that you can attract to yourself what you desire. This principle establishes your power to attract that which you are already connected to. 5) Honor your worthiness to receive. This principle affirms that you are worthy of all that is attracted to your life. 6) Connect to the divine Source with unconditional love. This principle creates an awareness of the significance of accepting your manifestations with absolute love. 7) Meditate to the sound of creation. This principle gives you the tools for vibrating to the sounds that are in the world of creation. 8) Patiently detach from the outcome. This principle emphasizes the need to remove demands and become infinitely patient. 9) Receive your manifestations with gratitude and generosity. This principle teaches you the value of taming the ego while being thankful and serving others with your manifestations.

Julia: To practice achieving the gap, your instructions focus on feeling centered in God, then placing one’s inner attention on what is desired, detaching, having faith and saying the name of God. There are many different ways of focusing the inner attention. Do you mean to do this by visualizing what one wants in detail or simply on the feeling of the desire?

Wayne: You shouldn’t hold a visual image. Focus instead on the feeling of wellbeing that you will have when you achieve what you are intending. In other words, how would you feel if what you wanted manifested? Take that feeling and combine it with the intention. The key to Japa and manifesting is repeating the sound of ‘ah’ or name of the sound of God while holding the intention. The energy should be felt so strongly that you negotiate the presence of your desire by being at one with the same force that you perceive is missing from your life. The first secret of success is to have a mind that is open to everything and attached to nothing. In other words, you may think you want to live in Georgia, but the best place for you to live may be in Texas. Your happiness or success can’t be dependent on an attachment to a person, place, or thing. Intention is not something that you do, but it is an energy of which you are a part. It is a force in the Universe that allows the act of creation to take place. In The Power of Intention, I write about intention as a force in the universe that allows the act of creation to take place. Intention is actually a field that can be accessed for co-creation.

Julia: There are some remarkable testimonials from your readers related in Getting in the Gap about their manifestations. I assume the changes in their lives occurred from the change from a place of ego to the place of the Source?

Wayne: The ego creates all of the impairments and blocks to the divine plan of the Source. Problems exist as beliefs of the ego, which cannot conceptualize the spiritual mind. Our belief in separation from God creates the attitudes that we label a problem. When we can let go of attachments and blocks, the Source creates whatever is needed in our lives. It is also important to create a state of self-worthiness, to know that you are deserving of whatever you ask.

Julia: Why is it important not to tell others what we hope to attract?

Wayne: We disconnect from the Source energy when we begin to tell others about what we desire. The energy frequency diminishes during discussion because the ego becomes involved. The attraction and manifestation should come through spirit, and it is easy to lose the connection through discussion.

Julia: In conclusion, I wanted to ask about a quote in your book, “We can choose the ego when needed and can choose the power of our Source.” What exactly do you mean by this?

Wayne: We can be in the ego state, and that state is finite. The ego state is one of limitation, of hatred, bitterness, sadness. When we die, all of the elements in our body return to the earth. The water in our body returns to the oceans, the minerals return to the earth. What is created in a night perishes within a night. What is finite is limited, and our ego reflects the physical state. The Source is infinite.

We can make a choice to be connected to the Source, and, in that space or Gap, we can encounter all Creation. The Source created not one but millions of Universes. It does not stop with one creation or one manifestation, and its energy is infinite.

When we tap into the Source through the void or the gap, we can become an antenna or a focus point for the infinite. We immediately become receptive, open, loving, and free. There is peace and patience in that space. We immediately know that there is no conflict; everything is in divine order. It seems that these are the only two choices that we can truly make. We can choose the ego with its hatred, bitterness, and fear, or the Source of all creation that lies in the gap between the thoughts and assertions of the ego.

5 Interesting Thoughts to Experience More of the Soul

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When life is changing as it is now, it’s helpful to create curiosity, think about the soul, and move more deeply into the inner self.

Higher thought engages the inner self. Self-observation moves us out of the inner dialog. Reflecting on the heart invokes a state of love. Seeing life differently can bring freedom, insight, and alter the direction of the energies around us.

1) When experiencing thoughts or feelings of a lower nature, it’s helpful to ask if they come from yourself. If not, ask if they come from others or mass consciousness at large. As your intuitive gifts grow, you pick up more from others. In either case, it’s helpful to focus on light and ask your inner self for the right visual of the situation. (Notice the day and time to see if it is repetitive.)

2) Focus on your innate ability to alter events in your life. Imagine your life expanding with new events and feeling a new sense of happiness. How do you feel when you are connected? Repeat the question like a mantra. Notice how answers appear in this state.

3) Think about your connection with everyone else in the light. At any given moment, many other people are meditating, feeling their heart space, or thinking good thoughts. You can connect with them and increase the light.

4) Increased light changes everything. It’s how you raise your vibration, see new realities, become more powerful, and alter the flow of energy in the world. If you focus on the presence of light, it appears through other people, messages, nature, and other people. It animates life. (A higher frequency causes particles to vibrate in a different way. Alignment with a higher frequency often breaks the laws of the physical world and causes physical matter to regroup in amazing ways. (People change their behavior. Opportunities come. Doors open. Life changes in an incredible way.)

5) Your inner self leads you to unusual answers. They may come as an alteration of how you see life, a softer response in place of anger (or a stronger boundary if you tend to be too nice), or an entirely different mindscape. The inner self may bring the feeling of calm, the right intuition for the next action, or simply peace. The process of alignment with these small, inner answers brings big changes over time. They change the direction of your thoughts, leading you into greater consciousness.

 

Julia Griffin, Intuitive Teacher and Coach

Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and alignment with their inner path.

 

The Value of Mantra

Mantras are usually sacred sounds, but they can also be simple words, colors or even a concept. Mantras connect us to the Divine, subtly raise our vibrations and can alleviate inner dialog or the monkey mind by substituting the string of words as a focus. The value of mantra lies in the remembrance of the true nature of the soul while concentrating on a higher concept — the basis of higher frequency.

Use of Mantra

Mantras can be chanted internally or verbally, although an audible chant is more powerful because the waves of sound formed in the throat and mouth immediately alter the particles of our auric or energy field.Chants quiet the mind, alleviate anxiety and raise our thoughts and emotions above ordinary life.

Selection

My first chant was “awaken”; I chanted the word internally for months. Eventually I did awaken, receiving the vision of the underlying light in every particle of matter and its resonance with Divine.

Later, I used the word “teacher” and found the wolves. As my studies deepened, I became fond of the Hindu chants and learned the Jonathon Goldman sacred sounds. I practiced chanting in circles and took classes. At first I found the sounds difficult and often experienced a loss of clear voice or tightness in my throat chakra — but it passed in time.

Repetition and Selection

Currently I suggest several simple chants for students –unless a particular phrase or concept pops intuitively to mind. The suggested number of rounds of repetition is 108, but it’s better to start with whatever pleases and add rounds from that point.

I like these:

1)  Om Shrim Maha Lakshmiyei Swaha – the original prosperity chant. It’s value to me lies in the connection with the Divine Feminine.

2) Om Apadamapa Hataram Dataram Sarva Sampadam Loka Bhi Ramam Sri Ramam Bhuyo Bhuyo Namamyaham – ultimate healing chant, utilizes the energy of Rama who came to earth to teach humans how to experience Divinity while in a human form.

3) Om Gum Ganapatayei Namaha – this chant removes obstacles and karma from the help of Ganesha, the elephant god. Aids in turning the direction of one’s life toward success.

All chants can be heard by copying and pasting then typing in “youtube.”