Friday, October 31, 2014

A Free Country Depends On Enlightened Citizens


Last week I spent time in our nation’s capitol, whose sacred geometry was designed and influenced by George Washington and other inspired and God-loving men. Sacred geometry is a real thing, but most people don’t understand what is laid before their eyes for all to see. The short story is that the layout of that city was inspired and designed to augment power. So long as the powers-that-be were righteous, this was a good thing. When that power becomes evil, it can augment evil.


DC Temple

On the outside temple doors 
Sacred geometry everywhere. Kale Plant outside temple.
The covenant on our land (America) has always been that it was to be a promised land, but as soon as the people became predominantly wicked and put wicked leaders and laws in place [this is not a political statement. Evil does not have any party lines], then the covenant was broken and the people would be destroyed. It has happened at least twice on this land that we know of. The Jarodite people and the Nephite people both flourished and then were totally destroyed on this continent. (If this is the first you have heard of these people, click the links to read the stories in the Book of Mormon.) We (those of us living in America now) are the third group of people I know of to occupy this promised land.

As you can read here, I have been instructed to learn all about astrology (as God intended it) and this quest led me to Kabbalistic Astrology and the importance of a correct natal chart. Then I discovered that the United States of America has a natal chart, too. This is called Mundane Astrology, it is the astrology of groups of people or nations and it is actually the oldest kind of astrology. Many people argue about the “birth” date of America and whether it was 1776 or the later date when the constitution was signed.


The answer actually came to me in Relief Society one day when I was half listening. The answer was neither date. Some Ezra Taft Benson or someone else that stated that the true birthday of our nation is April 6, 1789, the day that the first joint session of congress met and the electoral votes were tallied and George Washington was ratified as President.

 Woah! Of course, if George Washington is the Adam figure in this drama that date makes some sense. But it gets better. When I did a Kabbalistic calendar conversion of that date for that year, I found it was 10 Nissan. Historically that is the same day that the Jews crossed the river Jordan and entered the promised land. It is also the same day 40 years earlier that the Jews selected the sacrificial lamb for the first Passover.

 Interesting detail: The newly signed constitution required the senate and houses to meet in March, but because everything was so new and everyone was still so far apart and traveling by horse and buggie, the Senate did not have a quarum until April 6. So there you go. No accident. God picks birthdates.

 At his inauguration two weeks later, George Washington opened the Bible to swear in opened to Genisis 49:22 to the part that says “Joseph is a fruitful bough…” The scripture that basically talks about God’s covenant people. (It also talks about the zodiac sign for each tribe of Istreal.) If you are not sure yet that America is a covenant land, or was, go pray about it.

 The problem is, just a few weeks ago, around Rosh Hashana, the covenant on this land was broken, and the calamities which have been foretold by many prophets are about to come upon this land.

I was in DC by direct guidance from many angels and witnesses. One of them was Abraham Lincoln (the Christ figure in American history). Turns out he has been following me on this whole trip. (He was the giant angel I saw on occasion.)  So I organized a small group of powerful people to meditate (during the new moon and partial solar eclipse) at certain spots, including Arlington Cemetery and the Lincoln Monument.


Teddy Roosevelt Island

The trees at the cemetery were amazing.  
Amiga

Among giants
Things happened. Archangels were there. Armies of light were with us. And we changed things. At least for a little while. I am not allowed to write about it in detail, but I want you to know that there are legions of armies of angels that have been organized or are currently receiving instructions for how to help you in the days to come.

You have been given a little bit more time to prepare, but I implore you to do so now. Spiritual preparation is what I am talking about of course. But if you are given other instructions for how to temporally prepare, follow them to the letter--but never at the expense of your spiritual preparedness.  Remember that you are so loved and that there are glorious days ahead and more blessings that you can comprehend.




 You notice I am skipping over some of the really dark stuff ahead. Well that is going to come, but here is one inspiration I got about that: I don’t watch violent movies or shows or play video games. I don’t watch the news. (I’d rather not be misinformed. I stay informed in other ways.) I don’t even listen to the radio and never watch even a Disney movie without putting up a subliminal message shield. This is because I am very sensitive to violence and I am suggestible. I like to live in a peaceful bubble. I wondered and asked God if maybe I should be desensitizing myself now to the scenes I will likely witness in the next few years. But the inspiration I got was that (as a general rule) people who have desensitized to or delighted in watching or simulating violence will be the ones who will end up living through it most. Those who sought and sowed peace will be given certain measures of protection and healing.

 I have so much hope for the days ahead because I know, many people will grow in faith and witness and perform miracles.

 But wait--- I just said that our country is going to fall apart soonish. Yeah, I kinda said that, didn’t I? And you want to know that you can do? Well, as strange as it may not sound coming from me, the answer is meditate and do lots of Kundalini Yoga. You need a strong nervous system and you need to be spiritually prepared.


 
I love this quote I saw at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial: “Thomas Jefferson often referred to knowledge as LIGHT. His life’s work was as much a quest for light as for LIBERTY. To America and the world he affirmed that light upholds liberty, that a free government relies on enlightened citizens.” 

Awake! You can rely on me writing more about this.





The Word (Part 2) - The Name of God


This is part two of a long chapter called "The Word." Read Part 1 Here.


The Name of God




After reading the stories above, you may wonder, as Kimberly did, how simple words and sounds can have such a powerful effect. St. John gives us a powerful clue:

But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. (John 1:12–13, emphasis added)
As a writer, I notice the structure of language, and in the passage above the third clause seems redundant. If a person receives Christ, doesn’t that mean the person believes on His name? It is my experience that God is not redundant, and seeming redundancies often indicate multiple layers of meaning if the reader will search them out.
The word name is associated with, and inseparably linked with, the Word, or sound current. Every book of scripture admonishes God’s people hundreds of times[15] to call upon, praise, glorify, and believe on “the name of the Lord,” “Jesus’s name,” “God’s name,” “His holy name,” and so forth. Why wouldn’t these ancient writers just tell us to call on the Lord, receive the Lord, or praise Him? John adds that power was given to them that believed on His name. It would seem from this scripture and hundreds more that the names of God are an important key in worshiping Him and becoming like Him (i.e., the children of God and born of God).[16]
Jesus also sets the example by repeatedly exalting His Father’s name. In fact, Jesus states in in 3 Nephi 9:15 that His life is for that purpose: “I am in the Father, and the Father in me; and in me hath the Father glorified his name.”
Another common pleading of the ancients is that we should each retain His name written in our hearts. As you will read in the “Mind-Body-Spirit” chapter, heart may also be symbolic of the subconscious mind as well as the central point of transformation, where body and spirit exchange information.
To have such writing in our inward parts, or to take upon us the name of Christ––which members of the LDS church covenant to do every Sunday when participating in the ordinance of the sacrament––requires some serious technology. Paramhansa Yogananda says, “When the mere mention of His name sets the soul afire with love for God, it will start the devotee on his way to liberation.”[17] What kind of technology can set our souls afire with devotion and write on our hearts? The Shabd Guru.
The mantras from the Shabd Guru are filled with the names of God or a string of His names, as well as attributes and praises to those attributes. As described above, science has shown how these mantras have powerful psychological and physiological effects that change a person’s brain, as well as one’s subconscious mind, body, and spiritual organs. Yet science can’t explain why. But scripture can. There is power in the name: “honor, power and glory be rendered to his holy name, both now and ever” (Doctrine and Covenants 20:36). From the very beginning, humans have praised the name of God: “And Adam and Eve blessed the name of God, and they made all things known unto their sons and their daughters” (Moses 5:12).
It is evident from the scriptural record that God has many names. I once started what was to be an exhaustive list of all the names of God I could find. I still find new ones. It seems that God has no limit to His names or His power, as His name and His power are linked.
The ancients understood this truth, and they knew how to call on and praise which name for what purpose. For example, the mantra for prosperity calls on/praises the generating aspect of God (see page xxx). The mantra for healing calls on the all-powerful aspects of God (see page xxx). Other mantras use names that represent other attributes, such as Liberator, Sustainer, and Infinite (see pages xxx).
We can learn much about this concept by studying the names of deity used by modern-day LDS prophets in special prayers, such as temple dedicatory prayers. Below are three examples:
From the Provo, Utah, Temple Dedication, 1972

O God, the Eternal Father, the Creator of heaven and earth and all things that in them are; thou Man of Holiness who hast created us thy children in thine own image and likeness and endowed us with power and agency to follow thee; thou who knowest all things and hast all power, all might, and all dominion; thou who created the universe and ruleth with justice and equity and mercy over all the works of thy hands, hallowed be thy great and holy name!

We come before thee in the name of thine Only Begotten Son, even the Son of Man, in whose sacred name thou hast ordained that we shall have access to thee, the Lord.[18]


From the Ogden, Utah, Temple Dedication, 1972

Our Father who art in heaven, even the God of our fathers, who keepeth covenants and showest mercy; thou Almighty Elohim who liveth and reigneth, from everlasting to everlasting; thou Man of Holiness and Man of Counsel who hast created us in thine own image and likeness and commanded us to worship thee in spirit and in truth; thou who knoweth all things and hast all power, all might, and all dominion—hallowed be thy great and holy name!

We come before thee in the name of thine Only Begotten Son, even him through whom salvation cometh; him whom thou hast appointed to be our Advocate with thee. [19]

From the Bountiful, Utah, Temple Dedication, 1995

O God, our Eternal Father, Thou great Elohim, Creator of the heavens, the earth, and all things thereon. . . . We pray to Thee, our Father, in the name of Thy Beloved Son, Thine Only Begotten, even our Redeemer and our Savior, Jesus Christ, the Lord.[20]

The above examples praise several of God’s names and call upon many of His attributes, which are also considered names for our purposes. Each prayer also mentions the name of the Savior, in whose name we are taught to always pray to the Lord (see 3 Nephi 18:21).
There is power in using the Lord’s names in the appropriate ways, and there is condemnation in using the names inappropriately (think of the third commandment). It is in the name of Christ that we baptize, that we cast out devils, and that we can work miracles such as commanding the weather and commanding mountains and trees.[21] It is through faith in His name that we may be glorified. Glorified![22] And it is through Him, and His name that we can have a fulness of joy: “Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name. Ask and ye shall receive that your joy may be full” (John 16:24).



Vain Repetitions 

Sometimes people ask me if mantras qualify as vain repetitions. I consider mantras to be the opposite. In the scriptures, vain repetitions are associated with “much speaking” (Matthew 6:7) and “multiplying many words” (3 Nephi 19:24). Another key to vain repetitions is vanity. Mantras are simple, basic sounds and phrases, and they will do little for your vanity. In fact, many people will think you are crazy. Yogi Bhajan says, “We repeat and repeat so it becomes part of us, we become part of it. We who practice this are not insane. We look insane to those who are insane. Please understand that.” [23]


[15]More than three hundred variations can be found in the LDS canon.
[16] Power is associated with the ordinances of the temple, which you can read more about in the “Temple and the Body” chapter.
[17] Yogananda, The Yoga of Jesus, 29.
[18] Provo Temple Dedicatory Prayer,” accessed March 14, 2014, http://www.lds.org/ensign/1972/04/provo-temple-dedicatory-prayer.
[19] “Ogden Temple Dedicatory Prayer,” accessed March 14, 2014, http://www.lds.org/ensign/1972/03/ogden-temple-dedicatory-prayer.
[20] “News of the Church: Bountiful Utah Temple Dedicated,” accessed March 14, 2014, http://www.lds.org/ensign/1995/03/news-of-the-church.
[21] See Mark 16:17. See also Doctrine and Covenants 45:8.
[22] Doctrine and Covenants 3:20.
[23] Yogi Bhajan, PhD and Gurucharan Singh Khalsa, PhD, The Master’s Touch: On Being a Sacred Teacher for the New Age (Santa Cruz, NM: Kundalini Research Institute, 1997), 207.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Word (Part 1)


This is a long chapter so I am breaking it into parts for my blog. Please make sure you finish all the parts so your mind can be totally blown.

The Word


I have given them the words thou gavest me.––John 17:8





One of my early and fondest childhood memories is of sitting on my grandparents’ front steps on Anacapa Avenue in old Ventura, California, with a yellow legal pad on my lap and the dictionary at my side. My mother had written a list of evenly spaced words on the lines down the pad. When I found each new word in the worn blue dictionary, I would carefully copy the definition onto the yellow paper.
This activity was as much fun for me as it was for my two younger brothers to crawl around the front lawn acting like rhinos and fighting with swords made of sticks. I loved words as much as my grandmother loved food. We lived next door to my grandparents, but my brothers and I roamed back and forth as if there were only one house.
An exotic fruit had recently appeared at one of our houses, and no one was sure what to do with it. But the fruit’s strange shape and mysterious pit could not dissuade my grandmother. She would eventually learn every nuance of the mango.
Mango. I felt the word hover around my lips like a kiss. Then I tried the new and consonant-rich word choreographer. But what could compare to the beguiling beauty of words like melancholy and nonchalant.
My grandmother was probably at that very moment standing over the sink with her sleeves rolled up, letting the mango juice drip down her arms as she “just went for it.” If my grandmother were to write a definition for mango, it would read, “kind of like a peach, but tropical.”
For the next several years my mother, who was busy with three younger children, used the dictionary as free babysitting as often as she could get away with it. I never got suspicious.
For the next twenty years, I spent every opportunity I could learning about and playing with words. I didn’t know what drove this desire or the pleasure it brought me. Perhaps it was the same force that moved my grandmother to nourish. Perhaps Mozart also did not understand his compulsion to compose music. I believe some things are preassigned.
After about 10,000 hours of practice, I had established myself as a writer, and then my path turned unexpectedly toward healer and then teacher, in which I was again using words and stories. As I healed myself and others, I began to understand the true meaning of the Word.
Much can be said about the power of words, but if we are to get right to the heart of the matter, we should start at the beginning with the famous line of scripture from the Gospel of St. John, which is actually a quote from the Vedas[1]: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God.”
Though Christian church doctrine for centuries has interpreted the Word to be a reference to Jesus himself, Paramahansa Yogananda comments, “That was not the understanding originally intended by Saint John in this passage. . . . The term Merma (word) is used to describe God’s activity in the world.”[2]
The prophet Joseph Smith’s inspired translation of this passage in John gives even more clarity: “In the beginning was the Gospel preached through the Son. And the gospel was the word, and the word was with the Son, and the Son was with God and the Son was of God (Joseph Smith Translation, John 1:1, italics added).
While many great teachers and prophets continue to refer to Jesus as the Word, it is important to understand the distinction noted above. Jesus was powerful because the Word, or gospel, was with Him. And He was with God and of God. Through this power He created all things: “All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made which was made” (Joseph Smith Translation, John 1:3).
Everything in our known universe was created with the power of divinely spoken words: “God said, let there be light and there was light” (Genesis 1:3). As sons and daughters of God, our true nature is divine; thus, our words have immense power. That is why mantras are not only powerful but essential. 
When a man works by faith he works by mental exertion instead of physical force. It is by words, instead of exerting his physical powers, with which every being works when he works by faith. God said, ‘Let there be light: and there was light.’ . . . And the Saviour says: “If you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, say to this mountain, ‘Remove,’ and it will remove; or say to that sycamore tree, ‘Be ye plucked up, and planted in the midst of the sea,’ and it shall obey you.” Faith, then, works by words; and with these its mightiest works have been, and will be, performed.––Joseph Smith, Lectures on Faith, Lecture 7 (Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book, 2009), Kindle edition.


The word mantra has two parts: man, which means “mind,” and tra, which means “tune the vibration.” Therefore, a mantra is a tool that tunes the vibration of the mind. All sound is, of course, vibration. Our ears, if they are working well, create sound with this vibration, but even when a tree falls in the woods where there are no ears to hear, there is still vibration. Everything has a vibratory frequency. Every object, particle, thought form, and word on this page has its own vibration. All of these vibrations travel through us, and even in the vacuum of space, there are vibrations that our ears would hear as sound.
High-vibration, sacred sound currents affect not only the mind but the whole body. The yogis of old knew that when you repeat the patterns of sound and thought, which make up these sacred shabds (sounds/mantras), those sounds counter the direction and intensity of the habitual thoughts based in ego. The shabd provokes a release of the stored subconscious patterns of thinking and feeling. If a person flooded with these feelings and thoughts persists in repeating the shabd, then the new pattern will establish itself. “Your mind clears and you awaken dormant inner capacities or enhance existing ones.”[3] Author M. Catherine Thomas says, “Man is designed to reach for and grasp and fill himself deliberately with Truth and Light and thus to be quickened with the same energies as the Gods in their Heaven. For this purpose the energetic Word of God is provided, it having a quickening or vibratory effect on the human mind as it causes the mind to expand.”[4]
The Word also has a profound effect on the neurological and endocrine systems as well as other systems in the body. The words we vibrate with our voices have direct, powerful effects on the brain. When mantras are chanted out loud, the tongue strikes the upper palate. This process vibrates the pituitary gland and hypothalamus, which are located near the roof of the mouth. When the right frequency vibrates these glands, a kind of magic occurs: The vibration causes the pituitary gland to secrete and the pineal gland to radiate, which can cause a person to feel bliss, happiness, joy, and even rebirth.
It should not be surprising that in order to experience Infinity, the actual chemistry of the brain must change, just as Moses and other prophets had to be changed, or transfigured, before they came into God’s presence. Having an experience of God, therefore, has both spiritual and physiological components. Chanting-expert Dr. Robert Gass says, “Sound is a remarkable bridge between the two worlds, a bridge between spirit and matter.”[5] Indeed, it was God’s word that brought spirit and matter together: “And I, God, said: Let there be light; and there was light . . . and this I did by the word of my power, and it was done as I spake” (Moses 2:3, 5).
All of our physiology is affected by sound. In order to have the greatest impact on our minds and bodies, we must attempt to resonate in harmony with the highest and best frequency of all, and that is God’s. John A Widtsoe, in his book Joseph Smith as Scientist, said, “Can anyone refuse to believe that man, highly organized as he is can ‘tune’ himself to be in harmony with the forces of the universe?”[6] We attune ourselves with God through mantras.
M. Catherine Thomas writes, “Everything in the Cosmos is playing music based on its particular configuration and vibration. The spheres are full of music. The elements of our physical world play the music given them by their Creator, but . . . we shall see that Man can choose to a degree the energy by which he will vibrate and the music that he will play.”[7]
As implied, not all languages vibrate equally. English, the language of this book, is a lower-vibrating language. The ancients had a pure language, which God has promised to return to His people someday.[8] But until we rejoice together at that day, to make the greatest impact on our minds we use mantras in any of several ancient languages that are based on the Science of Naad. Naad means communication. Here is an explanation of the Science of Naad:


The most profound changes take place in our consciousnesses on a deeper level. . . .[9] “Naad means harmony, a process of harmony through which the ‘Aad,’ the infinity can be experienced. Naad is the basic sound current for all languages through all times. The sound comes from one common source called the sound current. It is the universal code behind language and therefore behind communication.”[10]


Though there a few English mantras that work well, English is a symbolic language, which means that if you say the word “love,” you have to know what love means. Whereas, in Gurmukhi, the language of most Kundalini mantras, if you say the word which translates as “love,” you feel love. The patterns of the sacred Sound Current, existed from before the beginning of creation. The patterns are simple, primal sounds that are the tides and rhythms of the creative pulse of the universe. (See more on page xx about the gong.)
Shabd means “sound” as well as “to cut off the ego.” Guru means “teacher” or literally “that which brings light to the darkness.” So the Shabd Guru[11] consists of sounds that teach, and bring light to the darkness. When we chant mantras from the Shabd Guru, which are believe to be in Naad, we shut off the ego so that we can be humble and resonate in harmony with the ultimate Word or vibration, which is with Christ, who is with and of God.[12]
Yogi Bhajan compared the technology of mantra to a phone number: “Mantra is your heart-line telephone. You are dialing in and you are reaching God.”[13] In the ancient temples of God, similar technology was used to come into His presence. This technology is still used in sacred ordinances. The scriptures also reference this technology: In Facsimile 2 from the papyrus scroll that is now known as the Book of Abraham, Figure 7 is explained as “God sitting on his throne, revealing through the heavens the grand Key-words of the priesthood” (emphasis added). These key words are sacred and powerful uses of the technology of the Word.
As you study the list of top mantras and their translations on page xx, you may notice several characteristics they share. Good mantras combine the Infinite and the finite (God and Me, Me and God are one), and all mantras are some form of praising God.
While the Christian canon may not use the word mantra, there are hundreds of scriptures that advise God’s people to praise Him or His name. Here are just a few examples:


  • Psalm 47:6: “Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises unto our King, sing praises.”
  • Doctrine and Covenants 136:28: “If thou art merry, praise the Lord with singing, with music, with dancing, and with a prayer of praise and thanksgiving.”
  • Alma 26:8: “Blessed be the name of our God; let us sing to his praise, yea, let us give thanks to his holy name, for he doth work righteousness forever.”


There are just as many hundreds of scriptures wherein the ancient writers do just this, they praise God in mantra, repeated over and over again. The first of these scriptural mantras I discovered is in Revelation 4:8. St. John the Divine sees four interesting “beasts” before the throne of God that “rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.”
Though this verse does not use the word chant, the beasts repeat the phrase day and night. That is what one does with mantras. Mantras are something that we repeat and repeat. Not just once in a while, but all the time. The yogis call this jap. Jap means meditate, but it implies repetition. We repeat until the mantra becomes part of us and we become part of it. This is the same idea as the word remember. Remember is the most commonly used imperative in the scriptures (used 405 times in the LDS canon).[14] Remembering is one of the things we covenant to do each time we take the sacrament. Here are some great examples of jap from the scriptures:
  • Ether 6:9: “And they did sing praises unto the Lord; yea, the brother of Jared did sing praises unto the Lord, and he did thank and praise the Lord all the day long; and when the night came, they did not cease to praise the Lord” (emphasis added).

  • Alma 26:14: “Yea, we have reason to praise him forever.”

  • Alma 26:16: “Behold, who can glory too much in the Lord? Yea, who can say too much of his great power, and of his mercy, and of his long-suffering towards the children of men? Behold, I say unto you, I cannot say the smallest part which I feel” (emphasis added).

  • 1 Nephi 18:16: “Nevertheless, I did look unto my God, and I did praise him all the day long; and I did not murmur against the Lord because of mine afflictions.” (Nephi is tied to the mast of ship and his brothers are planning to kill him, yet he praises God.)

  • 2 Chronicles 20:21: “And when [Jehoshaphat] had consulted with the people, he appointed singers unto the Lord, and that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise the Lord; for his mercy endureth for ever.” (The people of Judah do not have to fight. All they do is sing this mantra, and the opposing armies kill each other until there are no enemies left.)



The likely reason for the prolific use of remember is that God knew mortality would be full of distractions. He knew, and the prophets knew, that the Word had great power to deliver God’s children and keep them from sleepwalking through life. The Book of Mormon prophet Alma the Younger asks his people several times if they have sufficiently remembered God’s mercy toward their ancestors: “Behold he changed their hearts; yea, he awakened them out of a deep sleep, and they awoke unto God. Behold, they were in the midst of darkness; nevertheless, their souls were illuminated by the light of everlasting word” (Alma 5:7).
I love how Alma uses light to describe sound. For any who have the perception that light is more powerful than sound, or that they are different, that scripture should settle the issue. Everything proceeds from the Word, and the Word has great awakening and enlightening power.


Krista’s Immediate Response to the Sound Current


In my experience teaching this sacred science, I have witnessed many people have immediate reactions to the Sound Current. Not long ago, on the eleventh day of the New Moon, I held a meditation gathering for friends. We needed at least eleven people in order to do a special meditation. We were short a few people and prayed that people would somehow show up. One of the participants went outside to look for a lost guest and while outside saw a passerby, whom the guest invited to come in and meditate. That is how 21-year-old Krista joined us. We were thrilled to have her. She was wearing a t-shirt with a black spider painted on it, and her hair was untamed and wild. She looked like a nice girl, but I could see that she struggled with awkwardness probably other issues.
After some brief instruction, we chanted the tune-in mantra three times, followed by the protection mantra. After we tuned in, quiet Krista blurted out, “This is totally taking away my anxiety.”
She seemed surprised. I agree that on the surface, chanting mantras in an unknown language with a group of strangers would normally seem like a great recipe for anxiety. Yet in just a few minutes, she felt it all flow out of her. I let her know that her feeling of calm was a normal side effect of the Sound Current and that with regular practice, she could enjoy every day without anxiety.


Kimberly’s Immediate Response the the Sound Current
A few days after the experience with Krista, I received an e-mail from Kimberly. Kimberly had some experience with yoga and meditation but never with Kundalini Yoga. Kimberly had suffered from depression and anxiety her entire life and sought many techniques to heal from her trauma and abuse. She had been praying fervently for months and attending the temple to petition God for a solution to her pain. She was almost to the point of giving up when she found one of my meditation videos on YouTube.
This meditation, which was for managing fears (youtube video here), requires that the mantra Chattra Chakkra Vartee be played in the background in order for the meditation to be effective. Kimberly completed the three-minute meditation with the video, and as she did, she felt her fears falling away from her. She wept. In her mind, she heard the words, This is your answer. She e-mailed me and asked me what on earth this experience was and how a mantra in a strange language could have such power. She wanted to learn everything she could. She started an intense training and daily sadhana practice the next day and within 40 days everyone was noticing the difference. She is still growing in light and is now teaching others this technology.


One Reader’s Response


Lani, whose amazing experience with the healing mantra Ra Ma Da Sa is on page XX, forwarded the following e-mail to me from a blog reader:


Thank you for the link to that mantra. I listened to it that day, and my toddler was singing it and kept saying “gain” (again) when it would end. I shared it with my husband that night, and he bought the whole album from the link you shared to iTunes. He listened to it on his two-hour drive home last weekend, and said it made him feel wonderful! Like some of the feelings he has had during the very most sacred times of his life—when he was in a coma, and likely had a near death experience (though he can't remember it), and also when our baby girl died. So, I really wanted to thank you. I have been looking for and praying for more spiritual experiences—more revelation, more inspiration, more visions and dreams. I'm hoping this might be a way to help me with that.

I receive e-mails like this every day, and I rejoice in God.




[1] Ancient Indian scriptures that Jesus likely studied in India.
[2] Paramahansa Yogananda, The Yoga of Jesus (Los Angeles, CA: Self-Realization Fellowship, 2007), 22.
[3] Yogi Bhajan, The Aquarian Teacher: KRI International Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Level I Yoga Manual (Santa Cruz, NM: Kundalini Research Institute, 2007), 71.
[4] M. Catherine Thomas, Light in the Wilderness: Explorations in the Spiritual Life (Salt Lake City, UT: Digital Legend Press, 2010), 61.
[5] Dharma Singh Khalsa and Cameron Stouth, Meditation as Medicine: Activate the Power of Your Natural Healing Force (New York: Fireside, 2001), 112.
[6] John A.  Widtsoe, Joseph Smith as Scientist (Layton, UT: Eborn Books, 1990), 125.
[7] Thomas, Light in the Wilderness, 39.
[8] Zephaniah 3:9.
[9] Shakti Parwah Kaur Khalsa, Kundalini Yoga: The Flow of Eternal Power (New York, NY: Dorling Kindersley, 2001), 38.
[10] Quoted in Shakti Parwah’s Kundalini Yoga: The Flow of Eternal Power.  Original source: Gurucharan Singh Khalsa, excerpt from “Naad Yoga.”
[11] The Word and the Sound Current are all used interchangeably in this chapter. The Shabd Guru is a collection of writings compiled in a book that the Sikhs look to as their living Guru. It is believed to be in Naad.
[12] Joseph Smith Translation, John 1:1.
[13] Khalsa, Kundalini Yoga, 37.
[14] The LDS canon includes the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament, the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants, and the Pearl of Great Price.