In August 2022 (Tuesdays from 6:45-7:30PM Eastern Time), we are studying Sanskrit alphabet characters (50 total), pronunciation, mantras, and their relationship to the body. The Sanskrit characters have a one-to-one mapping to the petals on each of the seven major cakras. There are 4, 6, 10, 12, 16, and 2 petals respectively on the root, sex, solar plexus, heart, throat, and forehead cakras. The next cakra is the sahasrara or “thousand-petaled” cakra. All the 16 vowel sounds map to the petals of the throat cakra. When you vibrate the body through chanting (and especially specific mantras targeted to various issues) you are vibrating the petals associated with the sound, and therefore, you are vibrating the cakras together. This vibrational energy, is distributed within the body itself, through the mind, and beyond into the field that exists beyond the physical, mental, and spiritual bodies, into that place where we are conscious with the Eternal, Divine, Unseen Creative Forces. In some respects this “field beyond” reminds me of Rumi’s poem “Beyond”: “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I'll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the phrase "each other" doesn't make any sense.” In this way, when the “ideas, language, and each other” do not make any sense, the vibrations can carry information to go beyond the physical known world and connect us through to the other side (or the field beyond). I urge you to look at the latest James Webb Telescope (JWT) photos of our Universe. Over 13 billion years of light traveling, just now hitting our planet, is amazing. Time and space and relativity. Physicist Stephen Hawkins wrote about his multiverse theory in 2018, but passed away before the JWT launched Christmas Day 2021. The JWT will provide data to test the multiverse theory, as well as further study the Universe. The important thing is that we can through our meditation connect to that beyond, similar to how we go places through dreaming and return to the conscious daily world we know. I’m expecting good things to come from Beyond.
With respect to meditation, at 7:30-8:15PM Eastern Time, there is an opportunity to join others listening to the guided meditation “Coherence” (from Dr. Joe Dispenz’s Becoming Supernatural book).
You can chose either or both of these sessions on Tuesday nights. This is virtual so you can simply sign on before the start time for either session using www.freeconferencecall.com. Instructions are at www.unitycentre.org.