A short guest article from Shruti Sethi about the recent Delhi Shivir (Jan 2011).... read on...
One of the major focuses in Delhi Shivyog shivir was on doing things in totality. When I say totality, it means when your body, mind and soul are in sync.
Babaji in mass healing session said swadhaya is a sound therapy. The vibrations which comes out the mantra chanting heals the body and mind and helps in connecting with your higher self. When you chant NAMAH SHIVAY, it leads to purification of the five tatvas (earth, water, fire, air and sky) of which the body is made.
If the tatvas are impure they lead to many disturbances in life. If we talk in terms of health, then if earth element is impure then a person would be having muscular and bones related problems. Impurities in the water element leads to reproductive problems and the kidney related problems. If agni tatva is imbalanced then a person would have digestion problems. Impurities in the air element would lead to respiratory and heart problems. Throat problems, ear problems and confusions are related to the imbalances in the akaash tatva. He said don’t take mantra chanting lightly. Don’t think "How backward." "How can I chant namah shivaya? What will people say?" Don’t think "My voice is not nice." Just chant. It is very very scientific. It is soon going to be a trend very soon.
Now the point is how to chant? Don’t be mechanical. Totte (parrot) ke ram ram japne se use moksha nahi milta. Do it with emotions. Emotions are the biggest assets given to you. It is the bridge between your conscious mind and subconscious mind. Be happy and do it with an inner smile. Involve each cell of the body. Involve all your five bodies and the higher self and then chant. Let your each cell of the body chant. Babaji made us practice the chanting in this way everyday.
This is to be done for every moment in your life. When you speak bring the feelings first. Don’t just speak. Speak with feelings. When you practice this it will bring you closer to your higher self. People now are highly disconnected with their higher self as there is no sync between their feelings and words.
I heard Brahmakumari Shivani speaking on this. She very well explained this. She said the thought has the energy and your words have the energy. When you speak something and think something there is a conflict in energy. The listener will listen to your words, but the thought energy is also transmitted to the other person, which the subconscious mind records. In a relationship if you keep on saying something through your logic mind and feel something else, the inner conflict leads to problems in a relationship.
So when you speak be A GENUINE SPEAKER (involve your feelings and speak). Don’t just speak mechanically. Babaji gave an example, "If there is a person who has a lot of knowledge but speaks without feelings then the listener will not feel good, might even feel irritated. And if there is a person who may not be have immense knowledge but speaks with full emotions then that person will definitely touch the listener’s heart. He said speak slowly. Bring in your feelings. People who speak fast, the feelings are missing, If you practice this every time, you will stop making mistakes. When your focus will be on feelings then you will be able to listen to the inner wisdom which is always there to guide you. If you are going to speak bad, the inner wisdom will stop you. Babaji also explained there are two things: logic and inner wisdom. Real Shivyogi always follows the inner wisdom and not the logic.
Same principle applies in other things as well. When you laugh, laugh completely. Let your each cell laugh. (Babaji explained this by imitating and showing how people laugh superficially, and the way he just did that was super-duper hilarious). Whatever you do, do in totality. When you write, write with feelings (time to recheck whether I am writing with feelings or not J). When you meditate, bring in the emotions of Shradha and Bhakti. This emotion will open you up and connect you to the higher dimensions. Do your sadhna with emotions and the results will be miraculous. He emphasized that do the invocation with deep feeling of gratitude as this energy is being given to you out of the sheer unconditional love of the Siddhas. You have not done tapasya to receive it.
Gratitude to Babaji for imparting all this knowledge to us in such a simple manner.
Disclaimer: This article is written to share the major teachings imparted by Babaji in
shivir. Babaji says that you will listen according to your own perception and level of consciousness. Therefore, in writing this article my understanding and perceptions do come into play. Namah Shivaya J Delhi