It's been a hectic week since spouse returned as we had more unloading to do, finishing up setting up storage canopy tent areas for the vehicles, cleaning up areas that need sorting through outside before the snow settles down for the winter months. It's really difficult to do outside work with several feet of snow on the ground. So we're both busting butt to get as much done as possible before the next big snow day. It's 29° outside this morning. Not too bad. Our daughter still goes out for her early morning walks in the dark prior to going to work, so is well bundled up.
Today is more clean-up outside and getting stuff ready for the burn piles. And it's a trip to Safeway to get what's needed for Thanksgiving dinner. This year our youngest is working Thanksgiving and the rest of the family are hundreds of miles away. So it will be the two of us sipping eggnog and prepping for dinner. Cosy.
Lionhawk, I want to share with you how much I appreciated you sharing your mantra with us. I had been looking for a switch in mantra. My last one was given by the Sant Mat spiritual Master. The mantra itself is composed of the 5 spiritual names of entities of the 5 spiritual realms, so that over the years of using it one builds spiritual bridgeways to these higher spiritual dimensional realms. I've been using this mantra for the past 25 years usually chanting it to myself to fall asleep at night, during the night when awake or when upset. It's pretty automatic. However, after my spiritual encounter with the universal avatar, Christ at age 30, I'm leaning toward wanting a mantra that incorporates Christ's frequency as well. My first mantra from a spiritual master from India was giving to me in my early twenties and that particular one (utilizing Sanskrit) activated the heart chakra. The name used and given to me was Karuna (meaning, ocean of compassion). Not knowing what the name meant at the time I was somewhat disappointed in the sound of the name thinking it sound somewhat masculine. Vanity was still something I was dealing with back then.
Anyway, Karuna is a powerful mantra for opening the heart center. So I was thinking of incorporating Karuna with Aluha Elohim and adding Yeshua to it as my heart is with Christ. I was pondering on what would be the best sequence to chant this in. As for Sant Mat, one has to live by the teachings of Sant Mat for a year (2 -hour daily meditation, vegetarian, non-violence, no alcohol or drugs) before even being consider by the Master to be given a mantra. The Master looks at the photos of those wishing a mantra and only selects those he feels the spiritual connection with. The mantra is not to be shared with anyone and supposed to be silently chanted for 2 hours per day. That is a consecutive 2 hours, which is a challenge. One would have to start at 4 am to be completed by 6 am. My life has been too chaotic (think children and animals all seeking attention during those hours) to have been a successful practice with this over the years. Living in a monastery would have been easier. But not this lifetime as this lifetime was to experience family life as a female. (I have lots of past life recall as a male monk.)
Anyway, back to this new direction. Over the summer I obtained this beautiful turquoise Mala bead necklace that is calling to me to use it with a new mantra. And I've been pondering for these past months on what direction I wanted this mantra to take me in as the other 5 spiritual realms (although wonderful) don't seem to fit as to the spiritual 'dimensional' direction I want to move forward in upon passing. I think bringing Yeshua to the forefront is a spiritual game changer for me on this life. After all, it's well worth taking into consideration where one wishes to travel to after passing over and we all know what Brook chose with your help.
So this decision has been somewhat of a dilemma for me. Continue to travel the path of Sant Mat or to sent it aside for Yeshua. This is not to say that Yeshua isn't present on a daily basis as well in prayer and thanksgiving. It's only to say I wish to sink back into a meditation practice that is more suited to my inner spiritual nourishment which includes Yeshua at the forefront.
Lionhawk, I'm wondering if you have a sense about this? And also to a good resonance frequency sequencing. Since I still get up at 4 am (lifetimes of spiritual practicing of getting up early don't appear to end with different incarnations for some), that would be easy enough to begin the day this way after feeding the cats and letting the dog out.
I'm curious about your thoughts on this.
In addition, a few years back I had a lucid dream (not a dream as this was real, yet in the spiritual realm). In this spiritual dimension I had been sleeping on a couch dreaming my mortal life on earth. Upon waking I saw that all of my spiritual brothern were decorating our spiritual habitat (colors - sky blue), as there were no walls but pillars at the outer edges similar to a Greek pantheon structure. Upon briefly waking from the mortal slumber they all came rushing forward in total delight. In that instant I knew this to be my true spiritual home (before mortal incarnation and afterwards). So now, prior to drifting off to sleep I coach myself to return to this spiritual dimension during sleep to help renew my physical body while asleep. I don't know if changing my mantra will affect this spiritual destination realm or not. Of course there are times I also fantasize about working alongside Arch angle Michael as well as he too is in often in my thoughts and prayers. It's a mystery, isn't it?
BTW.. just a tip on posting. You can either write your posts in an email draft form or on pages, then copy it to place in Mists. Sometimes, depending upon what I'm writing about I'll use pages so I don't lose text. However, when I do lose text here in Mists, I can often click back a page to the original draft and pick it up again. It's also a good idea to copy the draft on the computer hard-drive before posting to save it if you're worried about losing the text when posting.