I did the Morning Offering and then got myself ready for the day. Today the 103 quote comes from Chapter Three and the section on mantras:


A mantra is a word or phrase that helps us focus our mind in meditation. It also can have a more specific purpose of focusing our mind on a particular desire that we would like to realize in our life. It can be seen as a seed that we plant in our consciousness, and we water and fertilize it by our attention on a daily basis. There are many popular mantras that have been used by people for over hundreds and thousands of years, and their focus is completely on spiritual principles and religious traditions that also have some kind of communion with the one Creator as their ultimate goal. Here Q’uo shares their perceptions as to how mantras are useful in the spiritual journey in general and in meditation in particular:

An earlier query by the questioner to this instrument provoked in our response a discussion of the nature of sound and the use of the voice. And in answering the latter part of your query, my brother, we would focus upon that topic once again. Mantras are extremely powerful, as you have already discovered. Like the affirmative statements, they must be well chosen, for they bore deeply within the mind.

When appropriately chosen and full of truth for that seeker, the use of the mantra shall indeed create an immediate change in the vibratory level of the seeker. It is a change in vibration which is not specific. It is a change in vibration which goes to the deepest roots of consciousness. For in the deepest roots of consciousness, the name of every seeker is the one infinite Creator. Whatever god-name that a mantra contains is the deepest, truest name of the self. You are calling to your self across the aeons of timelessness and time, spacelessness and space, moving to that one point where you and the Creator are one. This is meat, as the one known as Jesus the Christ says, of which the world knows not. This is drink, after which the seeker shall never thirst.

Working with mantras is working with the archetypal mind. In a way, this is also a magical working. However, because of the fact that it is without form, not being a statement but a name or principle, there is a safety involved in that the mind cannot do anything with that word, or god-name, or naked principle which is the mantra. And so it lets it go down immediately into the subconscious mind.

As with all magical rituals, repetition is a key to the effectiveness and the power of the ritual. That change in consciousness which is sought becomes more and more easily, even effortlessly, achieved as the habit deepens of using this mantra. It is, as the questioner said in the round-robin discussion before this channeling began, a most effective way of smoothing out the bumps in the personality shell. It brings one to a world where suffering and catalyst, light and dark, day and night are subsumed into a sacred space where all is one and all is well. This being the deeper truth, it informs the lesser truth, so the life is transformed in a way which cannot be explained intellectually but which nevertheless is very effective. Q’uo, March 29, 2008.

The following mantras are from the Hindu tradition.

Om — It is one of the most important, popular and sacred Hindu mantras and symbols. It is equally popular among Sikhs, Jains and Buddhists. Most of the Vedic mantras contain Om. It is the most basic mantra yet the most important as well as it is the source of all Hindu mantras. It represents soul and ultimate truth or divine knowledge. You can chant this mantra aloud, or internally, or meditate on it. There are many ways Om is used. It is the most respected and revered word in Hinduism.

om namah shivaya – This mantra is dedicated to Lord Shiva, and it is one of the most popular Shiva mantras. It is easy to chant and pronounce, and its meaning is adoration to Shiva.

The next  mantra is the main mantra of the hare Krishna movement and also called the maha mantra of Vaishnavas.

hare Krishna hare Krishna
Krishna Krishna hare hare
hare rāma hare rāma
rāma rāma hare hare

The following are a few Buddhist mantras:

The Shakyamuni mantra

“Om Muni Muni Mahamuni Shakyamuniye Svaha.”

“I invoke the Universal sound, Buddha nature and the wise one, wise one of the Shakyans, hail to thee!”

The Avalokitesvara mantra

“Om Mani Padme Hum.”

“I now invoke the Universal sound, the jewel, the goal of Enlightenment, love, and compassion, Lotus wisdom, and a pure indivisible unity of wisdom with practice.”

The Green Tara mantra

“Om Tare Tuttare Ture Soha.”

“I invoke the Universal sound and the Green Tara to bring deliverance from suffering and delusion, paving the way for compassion and Enlightenment. I offer this prayer to Green Tara.”

This morning I decided to treat myself to a meal for lunch from the Village Anchor, a restaurant just two blocks away. I ordered green chili wontons and picked them up as a take out meal after I had gone to the vet to pick up some meds for Boscoe and then to Walgreen’s Drug Store to pick up some eggs and ice cream.

This afternoon I decided to vacuum the first floor of the house a day early as we are beginning a healing workshop Friday through Sunday. I also washed a load of clothes to have that Friday job done before the workshop begins.

From A Book of Days, channeled by Carla L. Rueckert:

January 26


I am the consciousness of love, the full principle of the creative love of Jesus Christ, the exemplar to a torn world of the whole and shining garment of light that is the creation.

Many false prophets have spoken and been heard throughout the ages of humankind and many now are among you. We who wish to create opportunities for enhanced growth of spirit within the hearts of all people wish nothing more than to join hands and hearts in the service of the Lord Jesus Christ for the transformation of your rounded world into a sphere which manifests the light which lies within it.

Yet would we rather urge discrimination of the most fastidious kind than acts of faith without judgment. For though we do not ask that you judge your actions or those of others in such a way that you cripple yourself with guilt or anger, nevertheless we do request that the full use of your powers of discrimination be used in listening to any words, however wonderful the source may seem. For if we have miracles between our lines, that shall become apparent to you who ponder these poor thoughts which we offer in the service of love.

May you go your way in peace, now and ever. Amen.       

I said the prayer at the Gaia Meditation tonight:

We come in the name of love and open our hearts, minds, and souls to send love, light, and healing energy to Mother Earth as she brings forth a new Earth in the fourth density. We ask that the infinite love, light and healing energy of the One Infinite Creator heal the hearts of all souls in pain on Earth tonight. May all souls on Earth feel our love, light, and healing energy in their hearts, their minds, and their souls. Amen.