At last the new album is available for download. Check out some samples here
If you’ve been keeping up you’ll know its music from the 30 day stress control course but without the guided meditation.
You can use this album for Reiki sessions, yoga or any activity that requires a calm atmosphere or simply to listen to and chill out.
There has been a certain amount of pioneering on my part with this album as I actually initiated the music in Reiki. The idea is that when the music is played it exudes the healing universal energy that is Reiki, Take a listen to the samples, (or better still get the whole alum) and let me know if you feel it.
Here is a short video with some clips from the Reiki Music for Meditation CD that was released earlier this week.
The Album is just what it says on the box… Its Reiki Music that can be used for meditation. Not only that but it is charged with positive Reiki healing energy so you will feel the benefits of the Reiki simply by listening to it.
You might be aware of my latest meditation project. 30 meditations in 30 days.
Well, the music for the meditations turned out to be quite popular with some of my reiki students so I have decided to release the music on its own as a stand alone album.
The album is entitled, ‘reiki music for meditation’ and should be available for download within the next few weeks. I will be taking per orders for anyone who wants a discounted copy of the download. Just send me an email.
I hope to have the physical CD out and the album on iTunes and amazon before Christmas.
Check out my latest project…. the 30 Day Stress Control.
This is a 30 day course with a guided meditation every day for a month.
Each week of the course there is a theme and each theme uses original music specially composed to emphasize the energy of that theme.
I found this article really interesting. I think I’m going to try it with my son. Sounds great.
I never really thought that kids would be able to get into meditation but this week I have been working on a soon to be released series of 30 guided meditations with specially composed music. I was mixing the tracks and found my son listening intently and enjoying them.
So.. Maybe this is a indication for my next project… Mmm… Something to think about there.
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Back to school is a transition. After long summer days of swimming, playing baseball in the park and riding bikes with best friends, kids are suddenly expected to spend hours sitting still behind a desk. Finding focus in the classroom after summer break is a challenge for most children. One tool that can greatly help calm a child is meditation. As a mother of two energetic young girls, I’ve seen the benefits first hand. Below are five steps to help focus and calm your kids through meditation.
I’ve been busy this week creating a series of guided meditations and as a part of the project I have prepared some introductory videos on meditation.
One of the important topics in the videos is the fact that a lot of people find meditation difficult. In fact, probably due to trying advanced meditations or meditations that were not suited to them, most people find it either boring or hard.
The main problem I hear is, “I can’t seem to clear my mind”
“How can I think about nothing?”
Well, what I say in my new videos is that strict meditation techniques may not be suited to all beginners and you should be open to explore the diverse selection of meditation techniques that are available.
Sitting cross-legged chanting om and clearing your mind of all thoughts is the traditional picture of meditation but this and similar techniques are in fact… simply techniques.
Techniques to help you get to the state of meditation.
The techniques are not the meditation, the techniques simply lead you towards a place where you can enter into the state of meditation.
Different techniques are suitable for some people more than others. It is a very personal thing… you really need to explore the thousands of different techniques that are out there to find which ones you are most attracted to.
In the end, the state of meditation is the same whether you are sitting in the lotus position under a tree or if you are jumping up and down in one of Osho’s dynamic meditations.
The end result is the same…
The techniques are many, but there is only one state of meditation.
Here is an article by the people at psychic universe which offers 5 simple alternatives to traditional meditation.
5 Meditations for People Who Don’t Like to Meditate
Meditation is a powerful gift. Once you develop a regular practice you will be amazed at how your life changes. At first it will be small things like you sleep better or you find yourself easily handling situations that in the past caused a great deal of stress.
Some people report quitting smoking effortlessly after many years of unsuccessful attempts. I have been meditating for over 30 years and I could write a book about all the wonderful things that have happened as a results of taking 15 to 20 minutes a day to meditate.
An easy way to meditate
This simple 3 step process works. As with anything the more you practice the easier it gets.
Find a comfortable place to sit with your back straight. Take a few long, slow deep breaths and focus your attention on relaxing and quieting your body.
Allow your thoughts to fade into the background and keep bringing your attention back to your breathing. Sometimes I imagine my thoughts written on the surface of some water and run my hand through them, watching them blur and then disappear.
Imagine opening a doorway that leads directly into your heart or spirit,open it, walk in and allow yourself to bask in it.
The author of the article, Dr. Lourdes Gray, starts by encouraging you to look for the cause of your allergy stating that in many cases the very first time you started to have the symptoms of the allergic reaction was after some significant event in your life. Once the root of the problem has been identified then Reiki can help in the balancing and normalization of the immune system it can start to function normally again.
She then goes on to explain exactly how the allergy works and how it is simply an over stimulation of our own defense system. The body goes into battle mode (normally as a result of stressful thoughts or actions) and then once in this defensive situation the body starts to fight against all certain substances. The runny eyes, and runny nose are simply the body reacting in a defensive mode and trying to cleanse or purge itself of certain substances (polen, dust etc.).
The article also outlines specific Reiki treatment positions for those initiated in Reiki so as to send energy to all of the glands that are being overstimulated by the allergic reaction. Healing music can be played whilst performing the Reiki treatments which can be normal hands on treatment, self treatment or distance healing treatment.
I cannot do justice to the article here as it is a genuinely complete and in depth piece that enlightened me. I will definitely be using the techniques she talked about in my own reiki practice and will be passing it on to my students too.
If you or anyone you know suffers from allergies then please take the time ti check it out for yourself.
This intriguing article talks about a movement that is currently campaigning for the change of the traditional ‘concert pitch’
At the moment, concert pitch is measured from the note ‘A’ correlating it so that it vibrates at 440 Hertz. It is now being suggested that this should be changed to 432 Hertz, a change of 8 cycles per second. The change in pitch is hardly noticeable even to the most highly trained ear being a difference of approximately one eighth of a tone.
Basing the tuning of instruments on the new A=432Hz standard makes complete sense. The slight flattening or lowering of the scale brings the vibrations and harmonics of all music into line with our DNA and with our chakras. More specifically with the heart chakra.
When I was composing the Healing Chakras CD I researched into the frequencies of each chakra and their corresponding lightwaves. As each chakra has its own color I halved the wavelength of this color, then halved it again and again and again until I got down to an audible frequency. In each case I came up with the nearest key or tone for each of the colors and chakras. The tones I came up with however were all a little out and if I had have used the new 432Hz standard they would have been spot on.
Check out the article on their website (link at the top of this post) because they go into extreme detail about this. I find it fascinating and for me it has answered a lot of questions and makes complete sense. I will be using this tuning from now on when ever I can.
They play some great music but the only problem is that is is hosted on live365.com which unless you pay a monthly subscription fee is full of loud and obtrusive adverts interrupting the calm meditative music at regular intervals.
Another great place to get to hear a lot of meditation music for free is Jango.com
There are no commercials here just the music of your choice. You can choose a generic station like ‘new age’, ‘yoga or ‘celtic’ for example or you can simply enter a selection of artist names and you will get continuous music from those and other related artists. This can be a great way of getting to know more music similar to the artists you already know and love.
Look me up on Jango and become a fan. You will get to hear full tracks and also you get to hear other meditation and relaxing music by similar artists.
This is from a website I just stumbled upon. They suggest that each of the chakras can be related to a day of the week. 7 Days, 7 chakras…. makes sense right?
We know that the chakras resonate to a frequency so high that it can even be called divine. Sub harmonics of this divine frequency can be interpreted as intention, and physical well being with different frequencies appearing for each chakra. Slow the frequency down even more and the sub-harmonics we get become visible and can be correlated to light, hence the different colors for each chakra. A further drastic sub division of the frequency of light will in fact offer a vibratory frequency so slow that it becomes audible and this is how we correlate each of the chakras to a musical note or key. (note that the chakras do not correspond directly to the notes in ascending order but each one to its own note which is a sub harmonic of the associated color).
Now the article above states that each chakra is associated to a day of the week. Fascinating but I’m not sure how this works out. The web page quotes that ‘Ravensdale confirmed that each of these Chakras also conform to the days of the week’.
I am not sure who or what this Ravensdale is. I have searched the internet but can not find any relevant information.
Still, it would be nice to think that each day is a chakra day.
Take a look at my ‘Healing Chakras’ CD, play the track for the associated day and let me know in the comments below if you feel that it is associated or not. According to the article the 1st chakra starts with Monday and the 7th will in that case be Sunday.
An article was published this week in the British newspaper the telegraph stating that the result of a recent study shows that meditation can be used effectively for pain management. The test was in fact not medically valid as the subject group consisted of only 15 people. The Study was undertaken by the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in North Carolina. They measured brain activity in the subjects whilst they had heat devices on their legs causing pain.
The test was performed on people who had never done any meditation before and proved that it was in fact effective in reducing and in some cases eliminating the pain.
Each of the test subjects attended 4 short 20 minute training sessions in a meditation technique known as ‘Focused Attention’. This is not unlike Buddhist meditation and involves a mindful focus on the breath whilst letting go of thoughts and distracting emotions.
The results of the study were published in the April edition of the Journal of Neuroscience.
This is a very positive step and another nudge forward in the integration and acceptance of holistic and alternative techniques such as meditation and Reiki into what is broadly known as ‘Western medicine’.
In a recent interview the internationally famous pop star Miley Cyrus was quoted as saying that young girls should be spending more time meditating instead of worrying about what other people think about them.
This is a great sentiment but I’m not sure what sort of meditation she is promoting nor if she is giving any instructions or guidance to her young fans.
I believe that what she is trying to say is that young people, especially young girls should be ‘keeping it real’ and not get sucked into certain social circles based on peer pressure and that they should be thinking for themselves and getting to know themselves as individuals outside their peer groups. Great sentiment and good advice… even better if the fans actually begin to meditate but as most people who have tried meditating will know, this doesn’t come easy at the beginning, especially to younger people who have very active brains.
There are of course many different types of meditation… some are well suited to active minds and others not so much. I hope that Ms Cyrus keeps on with the good advice and starts to give some direction to these people. Maybe some of Osho’s more dynamic meditations would be good for her fans.
The chakras are energy points in our subtle bodies that are like portals for vital universal energy. The energy flows in and out of us in rotating patterns from set points in the body. There are seven major points and several other minor points known as chakras. The energy must be allowed to flow easily in and out of these chakra points or else the body will start to function incorrectly and manifest dis-ease and illness.
Ancient healing traditions and texts of many cultures and religions talk of a universal energy which is present in all of us. This energy is referred to as ‘Chi’ in the Chinese tradition, ‘Ki’ by the Japanese or ‘Prahna’ by the Hindus in India. In modern times the energy is still referred to but under names like bio energy, life force, primal energy and many many more. This is a very subtle energy that cannot really be measured effectively yet but can be perceived. Manipulation of this energy as it flows into the human body is a key to energy healing to which the body responds well.
The word chakra is of sanskrit origin and can be loosely translated as meaning, wheel, rotating or spinning. The seven main chakras are at fixed points in the body and they need to be activated and open in order for us to function properly. If one of the chakras is blocked, i.e. rotating at a slower speed than it should be, then this can manifest as physical and/or emotional problems.
Each chakra resonates and responds to a different vibration which can be stimulated by its associated color, musical note, crystal or gemstone. It can be quite easy for a trained therapist or healer to balance the chakras and you can even balance your own chakras through various meditation techniques.
In future articles I will be expanding on each of the chakras and their properties but for now here is a brief overview of each chakra and its associated color and energy.
Root Chakra – Red – Associated with primal energy and survival issues. Sacral Chakra – Orange – Associated with the joy of living Solar Plexus Chakra – Yellow – Related to Personal Power Heart Chakra – Green or Pink – All to do with Love Throat Chakra – Turquoise / Blue – Related to communication and self expression Third Eye Chakra – Indigo – Insight, foresight, clairvoyance and Self realization within the cosmic order. Crown Chakra – violet / white / golden – This is a purely spiritual connection
In future articles I will be writing in much more detail about each chakra and including the associated properties, gemstones, colors musical tones and much more.
The root chakra, Muladhara by its Sanskrit name is located at the base of the spinal column. at the area of the perineum between the anus and the genitals.
This is one of the most important chakras as it is the one that gives us stability. It is also the chakra that most people tend to have out of balance with the rest.
The root chakra represents the roots of your power, of your survival and of your swell being. It generates desire for survival, well being and comfort, economic well being and a relationship with the earth.
Activation of this chakra can help with matters of prosperity and abundance, with economic stability and with a comfortable life in general.
When the chakra is blocked it can hinder in all of the aspects mentioned so far. It can also promote certain bodily symptoms… specifically, hemorrhoids, back problems (especially the lower back), sciatica, constipation, circulatory problems, knee problems, bad circulation in the legs, problems with obesity.
The associated color for the root chakra is red, its element is earth, the metal associated is iron and its gem stones are red jasper, ruby, and hematite. Use of the stones, especially the red jasper help us to develop a healthy aggressiveness towards healing our own lives. They can help to awaken dormant energy and help us to connect more with the earth. When used in meditation they can help to activate and cleanse all of the lower chakras. They can help you to become more grounded and are ideal for the more timid person and for those who have a lot of fear as they can help to give you strength and courage.
The psychological aspects of the root chakra when it is in balance are self assurance and control of your creative will. The psychological aspects of the chakra when it is out of balance however are selfishness, depression, instability, shyness, incapacity to save money and a tendency towards distraction.
To balance the chakra you can use meditation music in the key of C and imagine a ball of red light centered on the area of the chakra. Imagine a 4 petalled lotus flower slowly opening and rotating over the chakra. The 4 petalled red lotus flower is represented in the Sanskrit Mandala for the chakra.
The second chakra, the sacral chakra or Swadisthana in Sanskrit is located some three inches (8 centimeters) below the navel around the area of the pubic bone. The energy from this chakra comes out in the form of a vortex from both the front of the body as described but also from behind in the small of the back.
This chakra is the one that give us the joy of life, the joy of being.
The sacral chakra represents physical pleasure in general and an opening and conquest of sexual energy. It generates desire for unity of opposites and also for sexual unity.
Activation of this chakra can help with matters of trust, patience, wisdom and desire.
When the chakra is blocked it can cause anxiety, fear, frigidity, impotence, general instability and a bottling up of the emotions. It can even cause one to talk too incessantly. The bodily symptoms a blocked sacral chakra can manifest can be kidney problems, bladder and prostate problems and also problems with the sexual organs.
The associated color for the sacral chakra is orange, its element is water, the associated metal is copper and its principal gem stone is Carnelian. Use of this stone helps to counteract depression and exhaustion as the its major properties are to stimulate activity. Contact with this stone give one a feeling of self security and confidence, peace and balance. it can be used to help with treatments of diabetes, the liver, arthritis and all sorts of nervous complaints. It serves us best as a way of distancing any external negative vibrations that might be affecting us. This stone can help us to become more balanced and to give us serenity. It can also help to attract peace.
The psychological aspects of the sacral chakra when it is in balance are patience, confidence and resistance to external influences. It is also directly associated with the function of sexuality and the sexual organs. The psychological aspects of the sacral chakra when it is out of balance are anxiety, fear, too much talking as a mechanism for not accepting ones situation, sexual disfunction and inability to feel emotions or feeling overly emotional.
To balance the chakra you can use meditation music in the key of D and imagine a ball of orange light centered around the area of the chakra. Imagine a 6 petalled orange lotus flower slowly opening and rotating over the chakra. The 6 petalled orange lotus flower is represented in the Sanskrit Mandala for the chakra.
The third chakra, the solar plexus chakra, Manipura in Sanskrit is positioned just above the navel. As with the all but the root and the crown, the energy flows out from this chakra in the form of a vortex from both the front and the back of the body. In this case from the naval and the point directly behind it on the back. The energy flowing out from the front of the body however is always more than that which flows out of the back.
This chakra is the one that give us our life force. Here the sun is represented with all its warmth and life giving properties.
The solar plexus chakra represents vitality, unwavering self control and true inner power. It can motivate us to act upon that inner strength that we have inside us.
Activation of this chakra can help with dietary matters and general healthy balancing of our bodies.
When the chakra is blocked it can cause stomach ulcers, bloated stomachs and even hepatitis,
The associated color for the solar plexus chakra is yellow, yellow of the sun. Its element is of course fire and its associated metal is bronze. Its gem stones are citrine and tiger’s eye. Use of these stones, especially the tiger’s eye can help us to take a look inside ourselves. It helps us to understand and admit to our mistakes. It also helps to develop a connection between our personal power, the subconscious and the will. Tiger’s eye can stimulate the digestive system and the colon. Principally however it vibrates and reacts to the solar plexus itself.
The psychological aspects of the solar plexus chakra when it is in balance are a great personal power, determination and the ability to make fair decisions. The psychological aspects of the solar plexus chakra when it is out of balance are shyness, doubt, low energy or even exhaustion and digestive problems.
To balance the chakra you can use meditation music in the key of F and imagine a ball of bright yellow light centered around the area of the chakra. Imagine a 10 petalled yellow lotus flower slowly opening and rotating over the chakra. The 10 petalled yellow lotus flower is represented in the Sanskrit Mandala for the chakra.
The fourth chakra, the heart chakra is known as Anahatta in ancient Sanskrit. It is located right in the center of the chest. Its energy flows out of the front of the chest and to a lesser extent also out of the back at a point directly behind.
This chakra is all about love and feelings. Love in its purest sense.
The heart chakra represents a balance in relationships, links with others and with oneself. It is literally the center of our being, both physically and psychologically.
When this chakra is activated fully it benefits the heart and the lungs. If the chakra is blocked it can cause breathing problems, high blood pressure and even heart related ailments.
The associated colors for the heart chakra are green or pink. The way it is used in the healing chakras CD is that when the meditation is working its way up, activating the chakras from the bottom up then the color to activate it is green. Once all the chakras are open and active then on the way back down the body, the color best suited for bathing the already open chakra is pink.
Its element is air and the metal associated is Tin. Its gem stones are rose quartz, green quartz or emerald. When you use these stones, especially the rose quartz, which is has a very loving energy, they can help us to transmit loving vibrations which will help to heal the wounds of the heart. It can teach us to accept and to love. They can also help us to see the love in others and appreciate them more. These stone can also stimulate creativity and fantasy at the same time as balancing us emotionally.
When the heart chakra is in balance, the psychological aspects can be compassion, acceptance of what cannot be changed and a great general opening up emotionally. The psychological aspects of the heart chakra when it is out of balance are low self esteem, loneliness, sadness and a closing up emotionally.
To balance the chakra you can use meditation music in the key of G and imagine a ball of gentle green light centered around the area of the chakra. Imagine a 12 petalled green lotus flower opening slowly and rotating over the chakra. This 12 petalled green lotus flower is represented in the Sanskrit Mandala for the chakra.
The fifth chakra is the throat chakra and is called Vishudda in ancient Sanskrit. It is positioned the the center of the throat. The energy from this chakra flows out of the front, just under the chin and also a little less intensely from back of the neck.
This chakra is to do with communication, speech and expression.
The throat chakra represents a will to communicate harmoniously that which is inside oneself to others and the use of that energy in a creative way.
With a fully activated throat chakra speech can come easily and thee is a willingness to communicate with others. With this chakra blocked then throat problems in general can arise along with loss of voice, neck problems and sometimes shoulder problems too.
The color associated with the throat chakra is blue… turquoise blue, Its element is the ether and the associated metal is Mercury. The main gem stone for this chakra Turquoise. This stone has the blue of the sky and the heavens combined with the green of the earth combining the spiritual with the grounded power of the planet itself. This is the principle behind this chakra. The stone helps us to express ourselves and to share spiritual knowledge which can be integrated into our material lives. As well as augmenting both psychic and spiritual communication it can also help with communication in general,
When the throat chakra is in balance, the psychological aspects manifest as a development of artistic talent and elevated spirituality. The psychological aspects of the throat chakra when it is out of balance can be getting blocked, obsession, repression of speech, creative blocks and not being able to express yourself.
To balance the chakra you can use meditation music in the key of A and imagine a sphere of turquoise blue light around the area throat. Visualize a 16 petalled blue lotus flower slowly opening and rotating over the chakra. This 16 petalled blue lotus flower is represented in the Sanskrit Mandala for the chakra.
The sixth chakra is the third eye chakra and in the Sanskrit language is referred to as Alna. It can be found right in the center of the forehead, just between and slightly above the eyes at the level of the eyebrows. It also has a corresponding point at the back of the head.
This chakra is about attaining a clear vision of events, of knowing instinctively and of awakening the sixth sense.
The third eye chakra represents the power to communicate with your inner self and your intuition.
If this chakra is activated and open, it can help you to get in touch with your inner self, your intuition will become more finely tuned and it can allow you to learn to let the messages of the brain flow easily thus allowing a direct connection to the cosmic consciousness. When this chakra is blocked however then there can be mental imbalance along with insensitivity and an inability to accept new ideas.
The color associated with the throat chakra is indigo blue and its metal is Silver. The principle stone for this chakra is Sodalite. Sodalite clarifies understanding, it can bring a serenity and can strengthen the nerves. It can help greatly in dissolving old and obsolete behavior patterns whilst providing the strength and confidence to defend ones thought patterns in the environment of our daily life. It can help to clear the mind and to achieve rational thinking.
When the third eye chakra is balanced, the psychological aspects can manifest as psychic development, an intellectual lucidity and extra-sensorial perception. When the chakra is unbalanced the psychological aspects can manifest as inability to use the intuition, disbelief of dreams, an inability to visualize and intellectual blockages. It can cause headaches and confusing thoughts.
To balance the chakra you can use meditation music in the key of D and imagine a sphere of indigo blue light between the eyebrows. See a 2 petalled indigo lotus flower slowly opening and rotating over the area. This indigo lotus flower with its 2 petals is represented in the Sanskrit Mandala for the chakra.