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For this exercise, make yourself comfortable. Close your eyes and breathe deeply several times. Next, focus your attention gently on your inner screen where your daydreams and images appear. With eyes closed, sing HU (pronounced HJUU) as a song of love.
There are many ways to experience the love of God. Perhaps you feel a sense of peace, warmth or security. Perhaps you recognize the presence of the divine through a deeper spiritual insight into your daily life.
When you sing HU and sit there in quiet contemplation, it may be that you perceive the inner light and the inner sound. The light may appear as brightness or colors on the inner screen. The sound can be music or a sound of nature, like the wind or the ocean. Whatever you experience the presence of God, it gives you a broader understanding of the life that you lead. When we sing the name of God every day for twenty minutes with love, the bonds, which constrict the soul will begin to dissolve. Not all at once, but very slowly, at a pace that you can understand and accept. While these bonds are broken the soul grows into spiritual freedom.
Background and Effect:
The “Hu” is a mantra that is standing – according to the Eckists – for direct connection to God. Eckankar teaches that a spiritual essence – the light and sound – connects everybody with the heart of God. This light and the sound are the Eck or Holy Spirit. Direct experience with these two aspects of God in every one of us opens deep spiritual potential. Light and sound are clean, lift us and guide us on our journey home to God. Singing HU draws us into the consciousness of our state closer to the divine essence. That is its purpose. It is there for those who desire spiritual love, freedom, wisdom and truth.
As souls, we are like a balloon that lifts off the ground. The higher we climb, the farther we can see. And the further we can see, the better we can plan our lives.
Background & Impact
Hardly any exercise brings your inner energy flow back into balance like screaming does. Screaming releases blocked energy centers and makes the whole body vibrate. Children don’t only cry to get their mother’s attention but also for energetic and mental balance.
Some therapists are love the screaming exercises so much that they prescribe daily hours of screaming to their clients. With this the expression becomes habit and therefore loses its dissolving and liberating character. Best to listen to your inner feeling.
Background and Effect:
Through the humming we are forced to breathe more deeply and rhythmically, through which we take in more air-prana. Through the vibration, which is formed in the body, an additional relaxation of the muscles is caused. Humming is very reassuring. Look at a mother who hums her child to sleep!
In Asian traditions “holy”, especially high vibrational syllables and words are used to get in touch which one’s higher self. Sing a variety of sounds and phrases – either by a corresponding tradition or by your current feelings.
Background and Effect
The syllable “Om” (or AUM, Amen) for example is used for thousands of years as a direct connection to the divine in us, just like the “HU” (sung ‘hiu’) of Eckists. Specific vowels have their counterpart in the chakras where they are particularly strong in resonance. The “u” for example swings in the base chakra and works particularly on the unconscious. A closed “o” is particularly well developed in the sexchakra and harmonizes with flowing popular music. The open “o” is in resonance in the solar plexus, the “a” within the heart, “e” within the neck, “i” within the third eye, and “m” within the crown chakra.
Singing expresses pronounced emotional states and frees blockages and tension. The more we sing, the more “it” sings with us until we finally just live in melody and expression and an inner strength begins to grow from the singing. Try it again in the face of a high mountain or a particular situation to sing or write a special song. Give yourself entirely to the expression. By singing we can express our feelings and our present state of mind much better than with our thoughts. The song sets something in us in motion. When we also surrender to feelings of sadness and pain the melody and the song will carry us on and on and leads us to a solution. In singing, we give ourselves to the “Great Spirit”. We do not sing, but “it” sings through us.
Also interesting is the so-called “overtone singing”, which can be found in the meditations of many cultures. It utilizes the phenomenon that while singing a specific sound, a second much higher note is audible. Overtone singing can help the audience to discover more levels of listening.
Sit comfortably, take care of your privacy and listen to relaxing music that you really like. Let it flow into you without judgment let it change your vibrations. Let all your thoughts pass by and focus on the emotions that the music will raise inside you. Let images and dreams arise, but stay with the clear presence of the music. Enjoy the intense silence after.
Background and Effect:
One of the most widely used methods of relaxation is listening to music. There is hardly anyone who does not respond to music – it allows us to feel our feelings more and to feel our heart deeply. The entire universe vibrates harmonically. From the billions of physically possible oscillations it chooses exactly the harmonic, by an overwhelming majority of 1: 1 million: Proportions of overtone, major and minor scales, church scales, Indian ragas, etc.
For example, the protons and neutrons in the oxygen atom are swinging in a major scale, and in the formation of chlorophyll sound triads. Each celestial body has its own sound. Plants and animals react much differently to different kinds of music: they are turning to classical music, grow faster and are more productive, while responding on the contrary with rock music. Music by Bach and Indian sitar are the favorite music of plants.