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We hope you enjoy this powerful meditation for releasing fear and building trust and commitment through the power of the word.
Speak and Be the Living Truth
The year 2012 is a "5" year in Tantric Numerolgy. The fifth chakra/throat chakra (Vishudda) is ruled by the Ether Tattva which corresponds to the power of projection and penetration of the word. The power of the throat chakra rests in the realm of subtlety and creativity. Mastery of the etheric element in combination with the spoken word has the potential of bringing the heavens to the Earth-- to create a reality that matches the Divine Will. Now we are in the Aquarian Age without qualification. We need to become the answer to living on this small globe together. When we act from our original Self, we begin from silence and we create through the Word. We vibrate with our entire being. We project with the power of the fifth chakra. The past is gone. Let it go. Welcome what is yet to be seen. Release all fear and replace it with trust and commitment.
Meditation for Trust: Chant the Wahe Guru Mantra
Sit in Easy Pose with the hands in Gyan Mudra. Chant Wahe Guru (wah-hay goo-roo) for 11 minutes.
Chant along with the version of the Wahe Guru Mantra below.
Wahe is a statement of awe and ecstasy. Guru is that which brings us from darkness to light. Wahe Guru is an expression of complete ecstatic awe of the Divine. It expresses the indescribable experience of going from darkness to light (from ignorance to true understanding). It is the Infinite teacher of the soul. A trikutee mantra, it balances the energies of the generating, organizing, and transforming principles. It expresses ecstasy through knowledge and experience. It is the gurmantra, which triggers the destiny.
The Ether Tattva: The Tie That Releases
By Nodia Brent-Lux
The Throat Chakra is linked with the element of Ether. The origin of Ether is the Shabd – the primordial, unmanifested sound; the energy that is the precursor for sound. Ether has no limits – it is without form or boundaries. Ether and the vibration that creates sound are inseparable; the voice is Ether’s organ of action.
Quantum physics has confirmed what the ancients have known – that there is a subtle energy that exists within and outside of us and connects all things. What can we do with this information? We can perceive that subtle energy as the loving arms of eternity that unconditionally nourish and sustain us.
The quality of Universal Truth is manifested through the Throat Chakra. Universal Truth, which exists beyond the form of subjectivity, possesses the same supportive omnipresence as the element Ether. As we embrace this Tattva, we surrender to the ultimate awareness: All truths united equal One Truth. All spirits united equal One Spirit.