What is Higher Consciousness and How we can access it?

Compassion is the signature of Higher Consciousness. Non-violence is the tool to evolve into the Higher Consciousness.
Amit Ray

When we speak of higher consciousness, what we are referring to is the activation of the part of our brain which we typically do not access, at least not for lengthy periods of time. As human beings, we spend most of our lives functioning in states of lower consciousness, where what we are principally concerned with is ourselves, our survival and our own success, narrowly defined.

When you operate from your higher consciousness you are working from outside of lower consciousness, also referred to as the ‘ego’. When we function from the ego, we tend to be more self involved and self focused as individuals. When we are working out of higher consciousness, we access the parts of our brain that make us more self aware, less selfish, and we display more empathy, compassion and kindness. We act from love rather than from fear.

Higher consciousness is a huge triumph over the primitive mind which cannot envisage any such possibilities. Ideally, we would be a little more alive to the advantages of this higher mind and strive to make our oceanic experiences somewhat less random and less clothed in unnecessary mystery.

In a fast paced world which can appear to be driven by ego and fueled by technology, fame, material possessions and status; moments accessing the higher consciousness within us is necessary for balance both individually and collectively.

It is within this type of introspection that we gain insights into ourselves and indeed others that would perhaps have gone long unnoticed. When we actively seek to understand ourselves in this way, we are open to see the thoughts and belief systems that we have running in the background of our minds, which are allowing decisions and choices to be made unconsciously that perhaps don’t serve us.

How can we access Higher Consciousness?

There are two very clear ways to access your higher consciousness- intention and stillness (Meditation).

By setting the intention to access your this part of your brain, you are immediately creating the space for it to happen. Once you have the space and the intention, next you need stillness (Meditation). In the beginning stages of this practice you do not need to sit for hours in meditation, you could try for 5 minutes at a time. Simply sit, breathe deeply and hold that intention of opening up a dialogue with your higher consciousness. Pay attention to what you see in your minds eye. Do not attempt to label anything, just be.

If you practice every day, you will start to notice that your access to your higher consciousness will sharpen more and more. Your instincts will become sharper, you may start to feel happier and more clear in your mind, you may even start to notice that your intuition around certain things is stronger than it was.

All of these things point to an open awareness and a genuine connection to your higher consciousness. A pretty great skill to have don’t you think?

So, Try it today!

Namaste!

Samadhi

What is Samadhi? Samadhi is derived from the Sanskrit, meaning “together,” and dhi, meaning “mind.” Its most basic definition implies a complete state of concentration. Simply stated, samadhi is the mind’s ultimate state of being; it is enlightenment and the preliminary state to nirvana. A perfect union of the individualized soul with infinite spirit. A state of oneness; complete absorption.

Many a times, samadhis or exotic experiences of consciousness are equated with Self realization. Self realization for sure is not some samadhi as we typically understand it, nor some super exotic state of consciousness. Self realisation is simply being aware of awareness or abiding as awareness on effortless basis. This awareness is not created at the time of awakening but gets acknowledged concurrent with destruction of ego. The ‘oh‘ or ‘wow‘ after Self realization is wondering for missing this simple awareness, which while always present, never gets acknowledged during life with ego.

Self realization is often thought of as exalted state of samadhi, needing intense practise of meditations.
Constant discipline and daily meditation practice help each of us to rise up and break the old patterns and habits. While we might not attain samadhi in this lifetime, we are certainly better off and more evolved as humans when we practice meditation.

Finally, as you grow, remember to treat yourself with compassion, love, understanding, and forgiveness. You will fail, fall back into your old patterns, and forget what you’ve learned—that is inevitable. Always remember your own divinity. Remember that you are filled with absolute love and nothing less. And most of all, remember that’s it’s a journey and not a destination.

Namaste Om.

Rebirthing Meditation

The subconscious is the “storehouse of misery”. The reason we suffer and we cannot get out of old habits of negativity is that the subconscious is overloaded. Rebirthing meditations help unclog the subconscious so that your “home within yourself” will shine and be purified. “A stinking subconscious blocks every happiness in life. If your subconscious is totally cleared and clean you’ll be a lot happier and more effective than you are today”. One of the meditation that helps to clear our negativity in our subconscious is the Mountain Meditation. By picturing in your mind’s eye as best you can the most beautiful mountain that you know or have seen or can imagine. Just holding the image and feeling of this mountain in your mind’s eye, letting it gradually come into greater focus. 

By becoming the mountain in our meditation practice, we can link up with its strength and stability and adopt it for our own. We can use its energies to support our energy to encounter each moment with mindfulness and equanimity and clarity. It may help us to see that our thoughts and feelings, our preoccupations, our emotional storms and crises, even the things that happen to us, are very much like the weather on the mountain. We tend to take it all personally but its strongest characteristic is impersonal. The weather of our own lives is not to be ignored or denied. It is to be encountered, honoured, felt, known for what it is and held in awareness. And in holding it in this way, we come to know a deeper silence, and stillness, and wisdom. Mountains have this to teach us and much more if we can come to listen.

Incorporating lovingkindness meditation as part of the rebirthing meditation supports our awareness practices too. Lovingkindness meditation also helps to align and heal us mentally, physically and emotionally.  

So the next time you do rebirthing meditation which is mainly breath works, try incorporating Mountain and Lovingkindness meditation into it and notice how the effects are benefiting you.

Till the next time.

Drop into the heart

Drop from your head to your heart. Immediately distractions will diminish and you’ll sense the spaciousness and peace of your Buddha nature. Just drop your awareness, your center of gravity. Don’t think about it. We can do all our meditations from this vantage point and it makes them a lot better.

The field of the heart provides us with direct access to our inner voice, inner wisdom and inner chamber of limitless potential along with creating a connection with universal consciousness. There are no limitations when accessing the field of the heart and similarly, there are no limitations to the infinite methods of noticing, listening, and speaking from the field of the heart.

When your attention takes you to a particular space or place within an individual’s field, you are not just interacting with that space or place. You are interacting with information. Everything in the universe is light, information, and resonance. When you observe a particular space or place, you create resonance with that information. It is the very act of observing information that provides the vehicle for transformation to occur.

The field of the heart is a torsion field. It looks like a doughnut comprised of two counter-rotating fields, with the inner torsion spinning in one direction and the outer torsion spinning in the opposite direction. Within these torsion fields, there is a vortex. Within the vortex, information couples with the torsion fields. This creates a certain amount of both inertia and momentum simultaneously, which helps the information pop through the vacuum as form, action and experience. In-form-ation as possibility creates experience directly from the field of the heart. Your thoughts creates your reality.

The torsion field (energetic grids)  of the heart is the very first thing that forms, even before the physical heart comes into manifestation, and everything emanates from that state of pure torsion. When you access the field of the heart, you access pure potentiality before that potentiality separates out from itself as experience.

The reason we drop down into the field of the heart is that it allows us to access that state of pure potentiality or neutrality. From the field of the heart we can access pure, undifferentiated states of information and energy potential before the information separates out as form, action or experience. The heart field is the gateway to the all that is and the all that is yet to be experienced.

When you drop down into the field of the heart, you don’t really feel, notice, or think anything related to that experience because it’s not experience yet. It’s just pure potentiality. Everything that we do in Matrix Energetics / energetic grids, we do from this pure potentiality and neutrality that is the field of the heart. From the field of the heart we have the access that allows transformation to occur because we are actually going back to before the collapse of the wave function.

Here is a 5:37′ guided meditation i found in youtube which i find it useful to kickstart a “Heart Drop Meditation” for beginners. Try it.

Namaste!

13th Feb 2016 Connective Session: Perspectives

With the Live Connective musical notes played by Katherine, we started checking out what lies ahead of us in the next 15 days with the help of our tarot cards through our healing music meditation

We all have our own personal path in life.

Our careers, our relationships, our spiritual path , our goals, our friendships , our material needs… Each decision we make is unique to ourselves.

But if there’s one thing we all have in common, it’s that no matter how different our paths may be, we’re all ultimately aiming for the same thing…

To experience more happiness and bliss.

But what elements of our lives contribute most to our happiness?

In 1960, Jung was interviewed by journalist Gordon Young, who asked, “What do you consider to be more or less basic factors making for happiness in the human mind?”
Jung answered:
“1. Good physical and mental health.
2. Good personal and intimate relationships, such as those of marriage, the family, and friendships.
3. The faculty for perceiving beauty in art and nature.
4. Reasonable standards of living and satisfactory work.
5. A philosophic or religious point of view capable of coping successfully with the vicissitudes of life.”
I find that the more mindful I am about happiness, the happier I become. Take the five factors Jung outlined above. By deliberately seeking to strengthen those elements of my life, I make myself happier.

In the second part of our soul nourishment, we were offered a meditative “meal”. This meditative meal is prepared by an Old Friend. Who is this Old Friend? Well, some of us called this old friend “ My Soul , A more matured and wiser ME” , An old man and even the previous life soul….” all these names are merely “Names”… Names are not important, what’s important are the essence of these “names” – these “Forms.” 

After this meditative meal, Katherine hopes that all of you gained a new perspective of yourself.
Most of us struggle with seeing things from a different perspective. And many of us have to really work to view ourselves in a new light or give ourselves positive feedback. Kath hopes that by sharing this meditative “meal”, it will make it easier for you to pat yourself on the back and widen your horizons. It certainly has for me.

Namaste! Till our next gathering.

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Who we are and What we do?

Our twice monthly Soul Nourishment Gatherings are categorised into four parts:

  1. The Awakening Series
  2. The Re-Alignment / Re-Imprinting Series
  3. The Power Booster Series
  4. The Integration Series

Katherine is committed to the transformation and evolution of human consciousness. This consciousness transformation arises through the integration of ancestral wisdom, which mirrors the evolutionary teaching of life itself. This is done in a supportive environment where people can voluntarily immerse in a guided process of self-realization.

The tools, practices and rites of passage that are cultivated within the sacred container of such a process allow each individual to resolve their cultural conditioning and uncover their unique existential qualities, talents and skills. From this realization, new ways are uncovered of harmoniously channeling and cultivating these gifts within a social community setting.

Being supported in the actualization journey of one’s true self while simultaneously supporting others reflects the symbiotic quality of Nature, which we are all a part of. This is a core value of Katcova. Being a conscious, responsible, open-hearted human being in a human body is the key to the blossoming of life on our planet.

 

25th Jan 2015 Connective Session: Mediation and The Money Game

Good day Beings of the flow…

Meditation helps us to quieten our mind. Allow us a space to relax and surrender with ease. Everyone should commit to at least once in a day to meditate even if it’s just for 1 min. Let’s make it our passion together to reach inwards to ourselves.

We then invested our time to share about the thought: Rest and Relax. The True surrender. Through the cycles of meeting with basic Space – as the element in which All Exists- we learn not only to dare to surrender- and die into this Space, but to relax and embrace fully the rest in the Blackness of non-existence and the Peace which is it. To truly awaken, the passion of Life needs to turn towards the silence of Space.

The third part of our time we discussed – “In fact, you have this root thought about just about everything. There’s not enough money, there’s not enough time, there’s not enough love, there’s not enough food, water, compassion in the world….. whatever there is that’s good, there’s just not enough.”

This race consciousness of “not-enough-ness” creates and recreates the world as you see it. It is time now to adopt a New Thought about all this.

We should re-programmed our mind to reach out to 

Concept 1: There’s enough

Concept 2: Turn around your life by turning around your values.

Till our next meetup.

Passionately Sharing,

Katherine Goh

July 12 2014 Connective Session: Who are your guardian angels.

Everybody on this planet has a guardian angel — it’s about time you talk to yours! They are waiting patiently by your side to ease you through the trials and tribulations of everyday life. Even if you’re skeptical at first, there’s no harm in giving it a try – everyone needs a sympathetic ear from time to time, don’t they?

Spirit Guides

Guardian angels are sometimes confused with “spirit guides.” A spirit guide is a loving being who has lived upon the earth in human form. This person then received special training in the afterlife about how to become a spirit guide.

Angels

These are the beings of light who respond to our calls for guidance, assistance, protection, and comfort. God’s thoughts of love create angels. The angels are here to help us, especially when our intent is to bring joy and healing to the world. Ask for as many angels as you want to surround you. Ask for angels to surround your loved ones, your home, and your business. Angels receive great joy at helping us, and they ask only that we occasionally remember to say, “Thank you” in gratitude for their help.

Archangels

These are the angels who supervise the guardian angels and angels upon the earth. You might think of archangels as the “managers” among the earthly angels’ hierarchy. You can call upon an archangel whenever you need powerful and immediate assistance.

In this class, we are bless to connect with our guardian angel and spirit guides. A session of series meditations to connect with our guides. 

  1. Go into a state of meditation.
  2. Greet your angel.
  3. Get to know your angel.
  4. Always remember to say goodbye and show gratitude to your angel
  5. Practice. Meditation is an art of itself and so is talking to your angel. You may find that at the beginning you’re not really feeling what you’re hoping to feel. Don’t worry; that will go away with time.

We also used our tarot cards to guide us in connecting with our guardian angels. Below is the spread we use.

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Namaste!

June 28th 2014 Connective Session: Half Yearly Review

By doing half yearly review, I find that it helps me take stock of what went well and why, and what I need to work on.

I like to think that if I’m 6 months into the year, then technically I should be a half of the way through my goals.

Well, I know it’s not that simple or straightforward but it helps to have something to aim towards. 

We are nearly half-way through the year and my question to you is this – are you on track with your goals?

Over the last six months we have dropped a goal, missed some and just reached others. I enjoy the half yearly goals check up. I see it as a time to review, refocus and restart. Sometimes we have dwelled too much on what we haven’t achieved and not recognised appropriately or celebrated our successes. This is a chance to reward ourselves if our goals are accomplished. 

Reviews my 2014 goals are: 

  1. Me – I am less rushed and more peaceful. Investing time to increase my knowledge on dharma.
  2. Family  –  I spend more time chatting with mum to know her thoughts and emotions. Quality conversations.
  3. Relationship – We have more time together on our own and support each others interests. We spend more QUALITY time doing things together, such as DIY crafts and leave our car at home and do the walks to the supermarket or the evening walks in the park.
  4. Work –Need to improved on this area!
  5. House – Middle of the renovation and should be ready for new house warming by November this year.
  6. Family Planning – Need to improved on this area!
  7. Financial Planning/Investment – On track and need to find new resources and networks. 

Why It’s So Important to Have Time to Think about our status of our yearly goals (and How to Find It)?

Take the time each and every day to recharge and think.

You can’t think of big pictures without actually having the time and the space to step back. You need to do this without clients calling you every three seconds, without the to-do lists that weigh heavy on your shoulders, and if you can afford it, a retreat might actually be the best way to do it.

I couldn’t afford a retreat this year in time, but I found a few other ways to disconnect from everything and take the time to think about the overall scope of my business and my career. Here are a few:

  1. Go for a daily run.
  2. Take an hour before bed to think about your goals
  3. Travel
  4. Meditate & Tarot Guidance

How are you going with your goals for 2014?

Till our next class.

 

May 1st 2014 Connective Session: Looking For Space Within

Looking for space in our life, fills up the space in our life. It exhausts us and makes us feel more and more frantic, and takes us further from help. Let the spaciousness of life find us. It is always here, which is precisely where we are.  

~~~From The Shimmering World by Steven Harrison

These words give me pause for reflection each time I read them. They are an inspiring guide to living life. When we are confused or feel lost, then sit down and relax. Find your Middle Ground. Knowing that help is here in the space we are already in…..

Today session, we are working on a mental exercise – Looking For Space Within

This mental exercise is to helps train the mind to become aware of the space we are already in rather than the object that fill it or making us look outside of us.

When you look in any direction, try to make yourself aware of the spaces between the objects, rather than the objects themselves, as though what you were seeing was a picture on paper and you were able to use scissors to cut out the objects themselves, leaving only spaces between them. This exercise can expand the perceptions and help you to escape from preoccupations with the material world.

As you slowly open your eyes, imagine the sunrise coming out of your eyes and shining light on to a new day.

See all of you in our next session. 

With Love & Light,

Katherine Goh

Wealth Circle Gathering : 29th June 2014 at 11am

A wealth Meditation Session
A wealth Meditation Session

Our next wealth meditation is scheduled on the 29th June @11am.

This is gonna be a fun and adventurous session.  😀

The wealth Map Grids is : 29: 6 : 11- 10  ” Balance & Grounding of Your Wealth Grids”

Session 1 – Spell for Richness of the Earth
Session 2 – Wheel of Fortune ritual craft

You will need to bring:  (other things we will prepare)

  • Purple Altar Cloth
  • Red Altar Cloth
  • Your own Charged Tarot Deck (Compulsory)
  • Oil Burner
  • Genuine Jewelleries 
  • Money (Any Amount)
  • Silver/ Gold Coins or bars (if you do not have, bring lots of gold or silver jewelleries else coins also possible)

We will prepare:

  • Frankincense Oil
  • Green Cord
  • 3 Blue Candles

As this is a ritual session, materials are required. Please prepare S$ 41.00 additional for usage for the 2 rituals.

Do invite your family,friends and colleagues to join us to share these wealth opportunities with people you care and love.

See you again on our next 2014 wealth meditation on 29th June 2014.

Handcrafted Spiritual Incenses

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Dragon’s Blood incense stick

Famous for their ability to greatly empower spells, especially those of protection, our Dragon’s Blood incense sticks are wonderful for the altar. With a sweet, floral scent they also make a lovely, fragrant addition to any room in which they burn. Handcrafted, and of the highest quality, these charcoal based incense sticks are perfect for enhancing the atmosphere of your home or being included in use for your favorite spells and rituals. Each package comes with 12 sticks, each of which has a burn time of 30 minutes. 

Remarks: For strength and especially good for burning on work desk and for profession such as Lawyers, Bankers, CEO and Entrepreneurs.

Sandalwood incense stick

Known for its potent, earth-based spiritual properties, our Sandalwood incense enhances any room in which it burns, drawing those within it deeper into spiritual awareness. Upon the altar, this is great for meditative exercises. Traditionally, our Sandalwood incense is also a potent addition to rituals of healing and protection, drawing upon its close relationship with the element of Earth. Handcrafted, and of the highest quality, these charcoal based incense sticks are perfect for enhancing the atmosphere of your home or being included in use for your favorite spells and rituals. Each package comes with approximately 12 sticks, each of which has a burn time of 30 minutes. 

Remarks: Especially good for meditation, protection and healing of space and altars. Highly recommended to use for cleansing of crystals formation and spiritual tools too.

Frankincense & Myrrh incense stick

With a rich, calming fragrance our Frankincense and Myrrh incense sticks are a wonderful addition to any room, as well as being a traditional component to many spells and prayers. As such, they are most commonly used in spells of protection, purification, and healing. Handcrafted, and of the highest quality, these charcoal based incense sticks are perfect for enhancing the atmosphere of your home or being included in use for your favorite spells and rituals. Each package comes with approximately 12 sticks, each of which has a burn time of 30 minutes. 

Remarks: Used for purification of space and altars. One of our best to use for cleansing of crystals formation and spiritual tools too.

Frankincense cone incense

Our own high quality, handcrafted, charcoal based incense cones. Softly scented & even burning. For protection, astral strength. Approx. 12 cones per package.

Remarks: Used for purification of space and altars. One of our best to use for cleansing of crystals formation and spiritual tools too.

Amber incense stick

Possessing a rich, sweet aroma our Amber Incense sticks enrich any room in which they burn. Upon your altar it can add to your spells and rituals, being used traditionally to evoke and enhance sensations of love, comfort, and happiness. Handcrafted, and of the highest quality, these charcoal based incense sticks are perfect for enhancing the atmosphere of your home or being included in use for your favorite spells and rituals. Each package comes with approximately 12 sticks, each of which has a burn time of 30 minutes.

Remarks: Used for enhancement of Happiness and wealth. We have also find using Amber for Growth, Luck and Success Rituals very useful and beneficial.

Love incense stick

With a sensually sweet aroma, our Love Incense is intended to stir sensations of romance and love in any room in which it is burned. Upon the altar this makes for a potent aid in spells where you are seeking open yourself to love, or draw love to you. Handcrafted, and of the highest quality, these charcoal based incense sticks are perfect for enhancing the atmosphere of your home or being included in use for your favorite spells and rituals. Each package comes with approximately 12 sticks, each of which has a burn time of 30 minutes.

Remarks: Used for evoking Love. A MUST in any Love/Romance/Relationship Rituals, Mediation or crystal formations.

Prosperity incense stick

Our Prosperity Incense sticks are crafted specifically to aid those who burn it in finding prosperity. This can take the form of many things, ranging from happiness to health, but is most frequently utilized upon the altar in spells of money drawing and financial success, helping to attain greater riches. In the home, it can also simply be burned to help create a prosperous environment, helping those within it succeed and find wealth in whatever form they seek. Handcrafted, and of the highest quality, these charcoal based incense sticks are perfect for enhancing the atmosphere of your home or being included in use for your favorite spells and rituals. Each package comes with approximately 12 sticks, each of which has a burn time of 30 minutes.

Remarks: Used for enhancement of Prosperity and Money. A MUST in any Wealth Rituals, Meditation or crystal formations.

Healing incense stick

Designed specifically to aid in the healing process, our Healing Incense presents a fragrant, soothing aroma to any room in which it burns. Upon the altar, it truly shines, providing a great boon to rituals of healing and cleansing. Handcrafted, and of the highest quality, these charcoal based incense sticks are perfect for enhancing the atmosphere of your home or being included in use for your favorite spells and rituals. Each package comes with approximately 12 sticks, each of which has a burn time of 30 minutes.

Remarks: A MUST for any healing rituals.

Rue incense stick

Crafted specifically with mystical protection in mind, our Rue incense sticks are designed to help protect against curses and hexes. You can burn them in your home to provide a protective background to your everyday life or instead use them in ritual to make your protective spells more capable of warding off hexes, curses, and other such negative attention. Handcrafted, and of the highest quality, these charcoal based incense sticks are perfect for enhancing the atmosphere of your home or being included in use for your favorite spells and rituals. Each package comes with approximately 12 sticks, each of which has a burn time of 30 minutes.

Money Drawing incense stick 

Crafted specifically for people working in the sales, business owners, traders,gamblers, 4D/ToTo players, etc… It is usually required in money attraction rituals or spells. 

Each package comes with approximately 12 sticks, each of which has a burn time of 30 minutes.

Remarks: Use in Money Drawing/Attraction rituals.

For incense ordering, please write to kathgoh@gmail.com

The Buddha Box

An inspired introduction to the 45 most important Buddhist deities, to bring you spiritual guidance, self-awareness, and peace. The Buddha Box contains a handbook to the varied manifestations of the Buddha and how they can benefit you personally, together with beautifully illustrated cards of each Buddha with meditations, visualizations, and prayers.

This Buddha Book contains colored cards with powerful and useful mantras and sutras to recite.It is a totally must have book for every Buddhists and it is a complete book of relaxation and calming .

We highly recommend this product for meditators.

Weight: 610 grams
Width: 16.50 cm
Height: 4.40 cm
Note: The above measurements are all approximate.

Price: SGD 60.00

We only accept Cash/Paypal payment. Self-Collect at our Parklane Shopping Center. Overseas delivery subjected to shipping charges.

To orders, please email to kathgoh@gmail.com

5 Ways to create Good Karma

In its most basic sense, the Law of Karma in the moral sphere teaches that similar actions will lead to similar results. Let us take an example. If we plant a mango seed, the plant that springs up will be a mango tree, and eventually it will bear a mango fruit. Alternatively, if we plant a Pong Pong seed, the tree that will spring up will be a Pong Pong tree and the fruit a Pong Pong. As one sows, so shall one reap. According to one’s action, so shall be the fruit. Similarly, in the Law of Karma, if we do a wholesome action, eventually we will get a wholesome fruit, and if we do an unwholesome action eventually we will get an unwholesome, painful result. This is what we mean when we say that causes bring about effects that are similar to the causes. 

The law of Karma teaches that responsibility for harmful actions lies with the person who commits them. Karma thus has to do with cause and effect. Every action you take creates the cause for events to happen to you. This means that, every single thing that happens to you – good and bad – is in truth caused by you, yourself, your own actions and your own thoughts. There is no escape from one’s karma. There are many ways to create good karma.

  • ACTIONS REPEATEDLY DONE CREATE POWERFUL KARMA

When the same action is repeated many times, be it good or bad, powerful karma gets created. Actions directed at powerful objects such as one’s parents, one’s spiritual teachers or at monks, nuns or temple priests also create powerful karma. This is true of even the smallest disrespectful act or the smallest virtuous action.

The karmic results of actions done to powerful objects can usually be experienced in this life. Suffering results come from negative actions while favorable results arise from virtuous actions. It thus follows that we should really be very mindful of our actions and the thoughts that accompany our actions, because it is from mindfulness that we can develop habits that lead to actions that create good karma. This is especially important in the present era, a time Hindu masters refer to as the period of the kali yoga when karmic results tend to ripen much faster, usually within this same lifetime.

  • CHANT A MANTRA

Chanting mantras is the easiest way of getting started on the road towards opening new horizons for the mind. To start with, it is a very powerful way to purify the negative karmic imprints we all bring into the world with us. Negative imprints linger on in every one’s consciousness, the mind-stream that we carry from one lifetime to the next. Start with the most famous mantra in the world, the mantra of the Compassionate Buddha:  Om Mani Padme Hum

This is a very popular mantra. It is wonderfully uplifting as it is the mantra of the Buddha of Compassion whom the Chinese know as the Goddess Kuan Yin. Reciting one mala of this mantra 108 times a day will awaken hidden yogic abilities within you. This mantra will calm your fears, soothe your concerns, heal your broken heart and answer all your prayers. Chant this mantra aloud, as you eat, as you bathe, as you make up your face or when you are waiting for someone or for something. You can chant it anytime anywhere. Chant it aloud or silently, inside your head, inside your mind. Asleep. Awake. Let this mantra permeate your being. Do not worry about the pronunciation. What is important is your motivation.

While reciting the mantra try to concentrate on its sound and allow it to penetrate deep within, into your inner consciousness and eventually, into your subconscious mind. Always chant it with the thought of benefiting others. It will not take you long to sense wonderful benefits permeating through your consciousness. In no time at all, you will feel yourself become kinder, more tolerant, and less prone to getting upset.

Many high lamas say that just reciting Om Mani Padme Hum can bring us all to Enlightenment, simple and easy though it is. This mantra is one of the ten most powerful mantras of all time.

  •  MAKE KINDNESS YOUR RELIGION – My religion is kindness

Creating good karma is not about being religious. One need not even be a Buddhist or belong to any religious faith to create good karma. What you do need is to develop a kind attitude towards others. So creating good karma is simply about being kind. Not just for a moment but always, throughout one’s life, in every aspect of our living, in every relationship – in the way we conduct our business, in all our interactions – when you approach everything you do motivated by an attitude of kindness, you are creating a great deal of good karma, the kind that creates the cause for others to be kind to you. It is the surest way of developing a life where aggravations simply dissipate.

  • PRACTICE SPIRITUAL MEDITATION

When you sit down on a cushion with your legs crossed, your spine straight and your eyes slightly closed looking three feet in front of you, the first thing to do is to set your motivation. Tune into your mind and focus on why you are doing the meditation – to develop your mind to benefit all beings. Setting this altruistic motivation establishes the basis of meditation practices. And from then on you can meditate on any subject related to the development of your understanding of life. When you meditate this way lightly reflecting on how precious your life is, how lucky you are to have been born at all, to be alive and to be well … in time you will come to realize just how lucky you really are in just having a human life, having the ability to think, to analyze, to understand and yes, to philosophize. This is how meditation can lead to wisdom realizations and good karma.

I have blogged some time back that meditation is therapeutic. Check out the post here.

  • CONNECT WITH A SPIRITUAL TEACHER

Start by meditating on your path to ultimate happiness, the kind that is permanent rather than transient. Think through all the things that make you happy and slowly come to the realization that nothing makes us happy forever. All of life is in the nature of impermanence. The pathway to ultimate happiness is elusive and permanent happiness seems so impossible to attain, since in the end we all grow old and die … so unless we are able to grasp new attitudes and perspectives; new ways of rationalizing our existence, how can we find permanent happiness?

To see the light, we need to connect with a spiritual teacher who has affinity with us and who can open our eyes to a greater awareness of our own Buddha nature, our own spirituality, our own continuing consciousness which lives on from life to life. By generating the desire to meet a special teacher who can show us the way to think and meditate correctly, we are creating the cause for just such a sage to manifest in our life. The genuine and heartfelt inner expectation of wanting to connect with a higher spiritual being generates the karma for it to manifest. And then when you are ready, the right teacher for you, will come along. As i have always said: “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear”

With Love & Light,

Katherine Goh

Mantras to the 21 Taras

Sound Is Power
I firmly believe that the sound of Mantra can lift the believer towards the higher self. These sound elements of Sanskrit language are permanent entities and are of everlasting significance. In the recitation of Sanskrit Mantras the sound is very important, for it can bring transformation in you while leading you to power and strength.

Healing by Mantropathy
The chanting of Om in Transcendental Meditation has now received widespread recognition. Mantras can be used to treat tension and many other difficult diseases that are yet to come. Mantra can also clear negative energies in a space.

Keep the Faith!
It is important to have complete faith in the recitation of Mantras. It is primarily through faith – aided by strong will – that one achieves one’s goals. A sound body and calm mind are essential for the chanter of Mantras. Once you are free from all worries and have achieved stability in mind and body, you will derive maximum benefit through the recitation of Mantras. You must have a definite object in view and a strong will power to obtain the desired objective, and then direct that will to achieve the goal.

Below repost from http://www.chantamantra.com/index.php/mantra/10-mantras-to-the-21-taras

Recite each mantra three times preceded by

OM TARE TUTTARE TURE …then the mantras as follow:

1. WASHEN KURU SOHA
2. SHANTING KURU SOHA
3. PUSHTING KURU SOHA
4. AYUR JANA HRI DRUM SOHA
5. AKAR SHAY HRI SOHA
6. SAWA TUGUTE TSULU SOHA
7. BADA BOTONG WARANAYA CHO SOHA
8. AHMO KASHA THAM MARAYA HUM PE SOHA
9. NOPA SABA RAKYA PEM SOHA
10. SABAR MARA PAME DAYA HUM PEH SOHA
11. BASUDARI SOHA
12. NAKLAM PUSHTING KURU SOHA
13. PORTAYA BAMI KURU SOHA
14. BANZA MAHA PATAYA BAHMI KURU SOHA
15. SARWA PAH BUM THATA GANA YE SOHA
16. SARWA DHARMA PATE SHODAYA SOHA
17. SARWA TAMBAH NETE RAY SOHA
18. NAGA BIKA SHANTING KURU SOHA
19. MUDZA NAYA SOHA
20. BIZ ARAY SOHA
21. SAWA SIDDHI SOHA

With Love & Light,

Katherine Goh

Science Vs Meditation – Is there a Connection?

As more and more research emerges on the importance of meditation for healing, I encourage everyone interested in natural health and wellness to engage in this simple yet meaningful practice of relaxation and regeneration. My own personal meditation sabbatical has been profound for me, and as this process winds down, it is my deepest desire to share what I have learned during this time with anyone seeking deep healing and rejuvenation.

Regardless of your age, health, or belief system, simple regular meditation practice can benefit you on all levels. As more and more doctors and health practitioners are recommending this ancient, time-tested practice, meditation is on its way to holding a well-deserved reputation as a simple, yet powerful and safe modality for supporting health and preventing illness. 

After listening to Kelly McGonigal’s talk, I have no doubt that meditation is therapeutic. I am CERTAIN. In my years of healing career, i have shared this techniques with my patients, many of whom are cancer-related and or stress, depression-sufferings individuals. 

It seemed that we are able to go into an alternate default mode which does not engage our evaluation system, (in other words our experiential system is decoupled from our evaluation system) which helps us to function more effectively. We become more mindful, and suffer less.

The Talk describe  that the neuroscience of meditation can help us understand how practice shapes the mind, and offers fresh insight into concepts like mindfulness and suffering.