Archive for July, 2008

Man and the environment

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008


Dear fellow souls, our question for you today is whether you are living with your environment, squandering it, or if you are fighting it? Your environment encompasses all the earthly physical elements that you come in contact with during your stay on the planet.

In the beginning, your species lived with the environment out of necessity. The use of electricity, natural gas, and other petroleum based substances was unknown and pollution was minimal. At first the building of shelter was unknown and naturally occurring land features, cliffs, caves, and large trees served the purpose. As man discovered ways to make or preserve fire, and started building structures out of rocks, trees, and animal hides he still lived in communion with his locale, but was able to better maintain his body temperature and health.

Initially man was a hunter gatherer and then found he could grow his own food with a little advance planning. He now had food, shelter, warmth, and a modicum of comfort. Then he became greedy and began to gather and try to preserve as much as he could find, kill, or grow. In some cases he was successful and in others he wasted what he did not need. He didn’t worry too much about despoiling the land because when it became foul he just moved on.

Next came mechanization and the ability to artificially produce just about anything. Want a constant temperature of 68 degrees Fahrenheit? Ignite the furnace or put more coal in the stocker. Ignore the fact that the by-product is pollution. Man began to get away from living with his environment and started using up the exhaustible resources of the Earth. He has become an unconscious unconcerned consumer. He takes what he wants and forgets satisfying needs. Man now squanders his resources and fights the cycles of nature.

Take a moment to think about this. Where are you in the scale of things? Do you care about the Earth or see it simply as your possession?

Energy vampire

Monday, July 21st, 2008

Q: Masters, I have been a caregiver for my mother for over twenty years. She now has advanced-stage Alzheimer’s and most of the time can’t communicate at all. My own health has deteriorated because I dedicate all my time to her. She does have some lucid moments and is very demanding at that time. She does not like the nursing home that she is in and wants me to take her home to die. I have done this in the past and she always gets better when at home. What am I to do?

A: You must evaluate what is best for you. Your mother has lived a full life and for the last several years has remained in body just because she has been living off your energy. Your dedication is very commendable in the eyes of society but is detrimental to your soul’s search for knowledge.

You mention that after hospitalization or nursing home stays in the past, when she has shamed you into taking her home, she recovers. Have you also tracked the state of your health after each one of these recoveries? If you look back you will see that each time she recovers, you decline. Why? Because she takes your energy to rebuild herself and you are then subject to all sorts of ailments.

Each body has a finite amount of energy unless you are consciously replenishing it from the universe. When other people steal some of your energy for their own use, whether to make them feel better or to repair damage to their own body, it makes you vulnerable to imbalance and disease.

Your pre-planned life lessons included learning to stick up for yourself, deciding if the needs of others were more important than your own, being controlled by the whims of others, and learning to love yourself enough to honor yourself by doing what will help you grow. The situation you outline here shows all of these lessons coming at you at one time.

All the answers lie within your freedom of choice. Is it time to take back your energy from one who has no use for it other than depleting you? Is it time to let your mother, who has completed her mission here, move on and return Home? Only you can make these decisions. Remember, nothing is right or wrong.

Sound healing

Friday, July 18th, 2008

Q: Masters, I have seen a lot of articles concerning healing circles using sound. Opportunities to engage in all of these seem to be proliferating—why now? Could you please tell me what the various qualities are of drumming, singing bowls, tuning forks, chanting, mantras, and music in general?

A: We would first like to mention the “healing circle” concept and the power that it creates. Whenever you have a group with a central intention, such as the healing of a particular client or the balancing out of a situation, the energy the group generates is much stronger than the sum of the individual parts. This combined effort has the ability to move mountains, as any recipient of a group healing, who participated with total openness and acceptance, can acclaim.

To understand the effect that musical vibrations have upon the human body you need only remember that the human body is mostly water. Take a bowl of water and blow softly across the surface and it will ripple and pulsate to the flow of your breath on the surface. If you float on a wavy body of water such as a pool, lake, or ocean, every molecule of your body is aware of the movement.

Music creates sound waves that are felt by the body and have the effect of balancing or disrupting the tissue. Kidney stones may be broken up while inside the kidney by the application of sound waves that cause the stones, made out of minerals, to disintegrate.

The chakras, the major energy centers within the body, each vibrate to a different tone. Using a singing bowl, tuning fork, or musical note produced by an instrument, can cause the chakra to vibrate in synchronization with that frequency, which balances the flow of energy throughout that section of the body. Each chakra is closely associated with glands, and balancing the chakra has an impact upon the associated glandular system.

Mantras and chanting can produce a multitude of vibrations that clear, balance, connect, and carry intentions. Drumming causes a vibration that can approximate the rhythm of Mother Earth. It is very calming, and it is possible to float upon the sound and have a fantastic meditative trip. You are hearing more about all of this now because people no longer fear what they don’t completely understand and are willing to accept anything that might be of assistance to them.