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THE MONTHLY E-MAGAZINE

KOSMIC JOURNEY For Mind, Body and Soul

Dance of Spirituality with

SHIAMAK DAVAR Heal yourself through

ALTERNATE THERAPIES

Shamanic Wisdom DROPPING THE MASK

Panchakarma Ayurveda’s healing touch

June 2012 ISSUE


Founder’s Note

Dear Friends,

“When mind is weak a situation is a problem, when mind is balanced situation is a challenge, when mind is strong situation is an opportunity.” Everything that we do in life is in our mind. One negative thought entering our mind can have a cascading effect. It can completely paralyse the mind, The mind in turn has an effect on the emotions which finally affects the physical body. Have you observed your breath whenever you are anxious, or depressed or stressed out…? It completely looses its rhythm, isn’t it? Due to the irregular breathing, the oxygen cannot reach all the cells causing their degeneration, thus resulting in physical ailments. As the famous saying goes, “ As you sow, so shall you reap.” It is very important to sow the right seeds to reap the right fruits. The quality of the fruits will also depend on nurturance the seed receives. Likewise we should be very careful of each and every thought that enters our mind. One effective way of controlling the thoughts into our mind is by Meditation. Meditation has lot of benefits. When our mind focuses on a particular part of the body, the blood flow to that part increases and cells receive more oxygen and other nutrients in abundance. Studies have found a direct correlation between concentration exercises (meditation) and the performance level of sports professionals. Meditation strengthens the mind, it comes under control and is able to provide effective guidance to the physical body to effectively execute all its projects. Though meditation is usually recognized as a largely spiritual practice, it also has many health benefits. The yoga and meditation techniques are being implemented in management

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of life threatening diseases; in transformation of molecular and genetic structure; in reversal of mental illnesses, in accelerated learning programs, in perceptions and communications beyond the physical, in solving problems and atomic and nuclear physics; in gaining better ecological understanding; in management of lifestyle and future world problems. Meditation enables us to be: - Physically fit - Mentally agile - Intellectually sharp - Emotionally full of calmness, friendship and joy - Existentially full of positivity, creativity and spontaneity, and - Spiritually illumined. Through meditation, we come to know of our own eternality and of our infinite capabilities, in short, of our Godhood. Simultaneously, and as a corollary, we become aware of the Godhood of all other beings. Meditation is not a technique but a way of life. Meditation means 'a cessation of the thought process. It describes a state of consciousness, when the mind is free of scattered thoughts and various patterns. The observer (one who is doing meditation) realizes that all the activity of the mind is reduced to one. So, please remember to meditate, eat healthy food and exercise daily. Love and Peace, Santosh Joshi

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The Monthly E-Magazine

June 2012 issue

For Mind, Body and Soul

Editor’s Note

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Animals as Healers ……….4

Going Home or Leaving Home ……………………..11

Reiki – Interaction with Holistic Power …..…….......19

By Jyotsna Nair

By Kaajal and Nitin Ahuja

Dropping the Mask …….12

Healing the Pain by Osho..20

By Priyanka Ghode By Carolyn Ryann

Contributed by Nalini Jethwani

This is a series of articles on Shamanic insights.

The Science of Mudra ……14

Mystic Musings through Tarot…………………..…….21

By Nalini Jethwani

Heal yourself through Alternate Therapies………..5

Inspirational Stories …....22

By Aruna Joshi

My workshop Experience…………………23

Love Heals ..………………..8 By Madhuu Sahoo

By Abhidnya

Shiv Yog

…..…….….16

A contribution By Avani Patel

Panchakarma.…….….17 By Dr. Nupur Rajani Experience the goodness of Ayurveda and know how it heals.

Dance of Spirituality with Shiamak Davar……………...10

A Natural Wonder…………24 Honey and Cinnamon Inspirational Books and Movies………………………25

Healing by Changing our perspective ………….... 18 By Gauri Godbole

Our Recent Events and workshops……….………..26

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Editor’s Note

Dear Friends, The June 2012 issue of Kosmic Journey is dedicated to Healing. Healing from diseases. Dis-ease is a state that results from the physical, emotional, mental or spiritual imbalance that causes us to be uncomfortable with some aspect of ourselves. This state causes an interference in the natural functioning of the body, affecting the emotional , mental and energy bodies as well. To bring the functioning of the body back on the track, we need to check the imbalance and make the balance right. This is where Healing comes into picture. Healing is nothing but helping the body to build up its own defence mechanism against the disease, by stimulating certain points at the physical level, by resolving certain issues at emotional and mental level and by directing the flow of life force energy at an energy level. The beauty of healing is that it does not allow any external things to interfere with the body’s operating system and therefore is devoid of any side effect, whatsoever. Another interesting fact is that every disease has an underlying emotion attached to it. As Louise L Hay says in her book You Can Heal Your Life, “if you are too critical about things and people in life you develop Arthritis, or if you are harbouring lot of guilt and suppressed anger, it manifests in to cancer at a later stage in life and so on.” Hence it is of utmost importance to resolve the emotional issues there and then to avoid its manifestation in the form of a disease. The disease can also be

reversed by saying affirmations and working on and changing the emotional state of mind. Various Alternate Therapies like Reiki, PLRT, Breathwork, Accupressure, Accupuncture, crystal healing,Pranic healing, Ayurveda etc. can be used for healing and for our well-being. There is another intresting therapy called as the pet therapy. Studies have been carried out and it has been found that patients who are in the company of their pets heal much faster. Pets give lot of unconditional love and send healing energy that aids in the healing process. Every disease tries to tell us something we need to learn. As great sufi poet Rumi very beautifully says, “The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” In today’s era of Stress, which is said to be the root cause of all diseases, it is of utmost importance to work on the principle of ,”prevention is better than cure.” So if we make a practice of doing meditation every day and adopt certain form of exercise regularly we can drive away the disease at the energy level itself thus preventing it from entering our physical body. So let us all pledge to lead a healthy life by keeping our mind, body and soul healthy and resort to the alternate therapies as far as possible, and make it a way of life. Love, Peace and Light…….

Edi – Team Mates Santosh – Founder Aruna – Editor Madhuu - Edi-Mate Nalini - Edi-Mate Santa - Edi-Mate Preeti - Edi-Mate

It would be great to hear from you or receive your feedback or comments on this effort. Please feel free to contact us through my email id editor@kosmicjourney.com if you have any suggestions to improve this e-magazine. We really hope that you find this of some value towards improving and enriching your journey of life.

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Priyanka Ghode Numerologist, Graphologist, Author Pune, India

Human

Beings are the most evolved and dynamic

creatures created by God in the universe. They are born with incredible qualities and amazing powers, yet they are dependent on the mineral, plant and animal kingdom for their peaceful existence. We shall in this article learn how animals are born to serve humans in ways more than one. Animals unknowingly act as healers thereby making our existence utmost easy and relaxed. Any living being- mineral…plant…animal or human being has a soul and though the physical entity is left behind, the soul is immortal. Karma defines one’s destiny and so our living is the result of our past. The chain initiates from the mineral kingdom, walks through the plant and animal kingdom and then reaches the human kingdom. We have to understand an essential foundation of all theories-each one of us is a soul with just a physical cover. If we go through our day to day activities we can easily relate and understand how the animal kingdom is born not only to serve human beings but also heal us. Meditation is a powerful tool of relaxation and spiritual progress. Most of us like playing soft music while spending a few minutes meditating. Almost everyone reading this article will accept that the chirping of birds by way of a background music while meditation paves way for an unmatchable relaxation. All pet owners have had, at one time or another, an experience in which their pet, whether golden retriever, kitten, horse, or iguana, recognized their suffering and offered comfort. Animals, both wild and domesticated, have the ability to sense changes in the body and mind and can positively influence humans in many ways. They can inspire playful thoughts in those discouraged and remind us of the need to nurture both

ourselves and others. They can even affect profound physical changes in humans, by lowering our blood pressure and reducing stress. The gentle purring of a cat or a friendly nuzzle from a warm lizard can be a form of healing, and all animals, even those in the wild, are natural healers. The most loyal companion of the human race, dogs have inconceivable healing powers. They have an extremely evolved intellect and can sense a mishap hours before. A Dog is said to take his masters suffering and make his living worthwhile. A dog provides solace to his master and is a healer by way of providing unmatchable companionship, unconditional love and an undying loyalty. A house pet can tell you many things, if you observe. Your pet will choose to sleep in the places in your home that have the best energy and, when you're ill, may concentrate its attention on the area of your body that needs healing. Stroking soft fur, a smooth, scaly back, or downy feathers can enhance memory, shorten recovery time after an injury, help curb depression, open lines of communication, and even increase a person's chance of survival after a heart attack. For many years, schools, nursing homes, and even prisons have let their charges visit with specially trained animals periodically because a visit with a pet both calms and cheers people. With the elderly, the love of an animal can heighten cognitive ability, movement, and quality of life. Wild animals, too, have their own healing powers. The antics of a silly squirrel can lift the spirits while the industrious ant is an inspiration. A chance encounter with a dolphin or manatee can be life changing. In mythology, the centaur was the keeper of the art of healing and the Egyptian god Anubis was the healer of the gods. It is not surprising that so many people keep pets or enjoy watching animals in nature. Animals transform us and their unique and beautiful modes of healing are as natural as they are.

The Dog's Jockey is a biography of DJ a dog who narrates his interesting journey of life. The book is written to generate awareness in the masses about pet adoption. It beautifully unfolds Dj story - How he makes his way from despondency to a life of sufficiency and happiness. Dj has contributed to his master’s happy living in several ways. As a watch dog he has saved the house from robbery and as a loving companion restricted his master to travel by flight that was doomed to crash. You will find that the book has all the flavors. The canine gives his best and does everything possible to make his new found guardians proud. A fresh story line which will make readers glued to the book. Author – Priyanka Ghode email : priyanka.scorpio.25@gmail.com

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Heal Yourself

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There

through

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Aruna Joshi

was a time when I persistently got throat

infection. The trigger would either be, coming in contact with dust or change in the climate. Whenever this happened, doctors would recommend me a course of antibiotic. The medicine gave me temporary relief, but I had to deal with the side effects for a long time. Various advices came my way. “Stay away from dust and take extra precaution during the change in the climate, as prevention is always better than cure” or “you must build up your immunity” and so on. I was fed up with the advices and the course of antibiotics. After I started on my spiritual journey with Reiki healing, I found a lot of answers to this chronic issue. I learnt that I was getting cured with the medicines but was never completely healed. This was a huge revelation to me. While curing is symptomatic and at a superficial level, healing addresses the root cause of the issue. Curing is related only to the physical body, whereas healing deals with the emotional, mental and energy body. Having got this realization I started working on the root cause of my issue, which was related to a lot of unresolved emotions from the past. Any disease first enters our body through our thoughts, emotions and finally comes into our physical body. This also obstructs the flow of life force energy in our body. Therefore, whenever we have a physical issue, it has an underlying thought pattern and emotional issue attached, which we tend to ignore and just pop pills and try to cure it superficially. If any disease is handled at the energy level it will not have an effect on the physical level at all. Dis-ease is a state that results from the physical, emotional, mental or spiritual imbalance that causes us to be uncomfortable with some aspect of ourselves. This state may make itself known by affecting our health. When physical body develops some kind of illness, it is trying to bring something to our attention. Illness is just a signal. Healing is a uniquely personal process. If we listen to our bodies and try to understand their language and their messages, we become increasingly aware of the connections between body, mind and spirit. I started healing myself through various techniques. I learnt and applied various healing techniques such as Reiki, spiritual healing and Acupressure. Simultaneously I also addressed the emotional issues related to the throat through past life regression and meditation. The results were miraculous. Healing is a process which takes a longer time but also has a lasting effect.

There are many alternate therapies and most of them are holistic in nature. Since they work on the energy body, they are absolutely safe with zero side effects. Some of the alternate therapies that are quite popular and very effective are as follows.

Reiki Reiki (pronounced as `ray-key`) is made up of two words—`rei` and `ki`. `Rei` can be interpreted as a higher form of intelligence while `ki` denotes life force. Taken together, `reiki` is understood to be a kind of divine universal energy. When the flow of this life force energy is blocked inside our body or it is disrupted, emotional, mental and physical problems start to occur. These imbalances in the flow of energy can be due to various reasons such as the negative emotions and thought patterns like anger, worry, anxiety, stress, lack of love for oneself, inability to express emotions in a healthy way, etc. and also due to physical injuries.

Dr. Usui discovered this unique technique of “healing by touch”, by channelising the universal life force energy. Reiki regulates the healing in two ways. Spiritual healing connects one with Universal Consciousness bringing spiritual growth by healing core patterns and issues and helping one remember the fullness of “who we are”. Energy healing brings relief from pain and symptoms in the mind, body and emotions. A Reiki practitioner directs this flow of universal life force energy to the affected part, with a strong positive healing intention, thus becoming a channel for this healing energy. Reiki is abundantly available in the universe and is a very powerful natural system that unlocks the inner flow of vital energy, restoring and balancing the energy systems in all living beings. One of the greatest Reiki healing health benefits is stress reduction and relaxation, which triggers the body’s natural healing abilities, and improves and maintains health. Reiki healing is a natural therapy that gently balances life energies and brings health and well being to the recipient. Reiki can heal any kind of emotional issue, relationship issues, mental illnesses, and also physical ailments, and also accelerates body's self-healing abilities.

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Pranic Healing Pranic healing works on the ‘prana’ which is the life force energy. A Pranic healer works on the energy field outside the physical body, helping the body to heal by itself. This technique developed by Master Choa Kok Sui is part of a new age "energy medicine" field that has its roots in ancient Eastern tradition. According to Kok Sui, the body is a self-repairing living entity that possesses the innate ability to heal itself. After learning the technique, Pranic healing can be practised on self or on others. This technique is based on the fact that body is surrounded by a bio-electromagnetic energy field commonly referred to as the aura. The aura absorbs and redistributes energy throughout the body. Illness and pain can occur when there are imbalances in this energy field. During a pranic healing session, negative energy is moved away and positive energy is moved into the body. The practitioner does not need to touch the individual, but uses their hands to move the energy around the aura. During a healing session, the individual lies down or sits comfortably in a chair. The patient is asked to relax and keep his/her mind open. The practitioner stands over him/her, and uses hand movements to sense imbalances and manipulate the energy throughout the aura. Several sessions might be required to bring about complete healing.

angels. Since crystal therapy is an intuitive process, it also helps in increasing the psychic abilities. All we need to do is tap the healing power of crystals to make our life harmonious at emotional, physical, mental and spiritual levels.

Acupressure Acupressure is a very ancient healing technique. Fingers are used to press certain key points on the surface of the skin. This stimulates the body’s self healing abilities by releasing the muscular tension. This in turn improves blood circulation and the flow of life force energy. Acupressure is very effective and gives instant relief in case of arthritis, headaches, back pains, neck pains insomnia, cough and cold, constipation, acidity, indigestion, ulcers and anything related to stress.

Crystal Healing Crystals are very powerful energy sources. Their subtle vibrations resonate with our body’s energies to produce physical, emotional and spiritual healing. Crystal healing, like other alternate therapies, focuses on the underlying cause of physical ailments, the disease behind the disease. Crystal therapy works to harmonize all parts of the psyches so that we become seamless, integrated and radiant whole beings. The only equipment required for acupressure is your own hands. You can do it on yourself or on others. It is absolutely safe with no side effects if done correctly. Since Acupressure relaxes the muscles, relives stress and improves the immunity, it can also be used as a preventive tool and for overall well being.

Acupuncture

Over the years, due to the inventions of lot of electrical and electronic gadgets, we are exposed to the tremendous electromagnetic field created, which affects our energy field or aura, thereby causing discomfort and disease in our physical bodies. Crystal healing can be used to improve our environment or to counteract its effects on us. Crystal therapy also helps us to hear better, feel and know our inner voice. The crystal works especially by assisting us in healing and helping us to communicate with our guardian

Acupuncture is based on the flow of the vital energy through various meridians and channels in our body. The Acupuncturist stimulates the ‘acu-points’ by using fine slender needles. This helps the vital energy reach the various parts of body and thus the body can heal itself. When performed by a properly trained and licensed practitioner, acupuncture is safe and effective, free from adverse or addictive side effects. Quite often, a sense of relaxation and well-being occurs during and after treatments. While undergoing therapy for one ailment, other problems may resolve concurrently. This is a common side benefit that again demonstrates the value of balancing the quality and quantity of "vital energy" in the body.

When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all of your thoughts break their bonds, your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction and you find yourself in a new great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.

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Past Life Regression Therapy Past life regression therapy is based upon the philosophy that we are eternal souls who carry forward learning and experiences from one human lifetime to another. As eternal beings, we experience physical life on Earth in a series of human bodies. On a spirit level, we choose each life as a means of learning the lessons we have decided for ourselves. In this case, the stories coming out by this therapeutic approach serve as wonderful symbolic metaphors for the issues and situations being faced in the present time. This approach has helped many people resolve issues and get past stuck points that were resistant to other approaches. In addition, it’s a fascinating way to experience other aspects of yourself and personality. Traumatic experiences (like a violent death or loss of a loved one) are left unresolved, relationships are left unhealed, or attitudes and decisions may be carried forward from a past lifetime that are detrimental to our current life. That is where regression therapy has traditionally been used, in resolving these experiences from the past that are blocking our progress and happiness now.

This enables us to move forward more freely in the present. Even if one believes these "memories" are not true past life experiences, they function as symbolic stories and are equally as effective in resolving current issues.

Re-birthing Breathwork Conscious Breathing (Rebirthing) is widely recognized and practiced in many countries, cultures, and schools. It is known as a powerful healing modality that has the potential to transform our life and the whole of humanity. Breath has been used in all the ancient cultures, through rituals, healing practices, meditations, and traditions throughout time. Conscious Energy Breathing has been one of the biggest kept secrets in human potential, and it is time for it to become as popular as eating. Food is not our only source of nourishment and energy. In fact, it takes energy to digest our food. Breathing is something we all take for granted. We all do it automatically, so the idea of needing to learn how sounds a bit silly at first. Our body can survive days without food or water, but can't survive more than 4 minutes without oxygen. Our breath is our number one life-line to the life force energy, our health, aliveness, and well being. The modern term 'Breathwork' refers to the connected breathing rhythm, which is unique from traditional styles of breathing exercises, such as pranayama, Qi Gong, and Tai Chi breathing practices. This 'modern' form of Breathwork is most commonly referred to as Re-birthing Breathwork. It is also known as Conscious Energy Breathing. Babies, animals, and most young children breathe this way. It is their natural breathing rhythm.

Trauma and issues from the past can be reactivated by events in our current lifetime without our conscious awareness. We might react to people and situations in ways that seem counterproductive. It may be because the problem is actually rooted in dynamics set up in prior lifetimes. In past life therapy the client is regressed to the time and place where the original activating event occurred. This can be achieved through guided imagery, or other states of deep relaxation where memories that are in the sub-conscious mind can be accessed. Similar techniques can be used to access early childhood memories from the current lifetime that may be underlying present-day problems and issues. By bringing these memories into conscious awareness, we can release or diffuse the energy and emotional blockages that keep us stuck. During the process, the therapist guides the client through the significant events of the lifetime, through the death experience, and then a "life review." This is where the purpose of that lifetime, the lessons learned, and decisions made are examined from a higher, spiritual perspective. We particularly look at what is most important about that prior life in terms of the client’s current personality and situation. Re-experiencing the key events of a past life and reprocessing the impact helps to bring closure to the events of that lifetime.

There are many other alternate healing therapies apart from the above mentioned ones. The irony is that we resort to these therapies only when the medicines cease to be ineffective and by that time the disease has already taken its toll. It makes sense to try out the alternate therapies when the disease is still at the nascent stage, having just entered the physical body. Or these therapies can even be used as preventive tool if practiced on a regular basis. It requires patience and perseverance to follow this, but it surely goes a long way in shaping up a healthy you.

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Love Heals

Madhuu Sahoo Spiritual Seeker Mumbai, India

Love

Conquers All ! I’ve heard this many times and

I’m a complete believer of the adage. There is nothing more powerful and wonderful than Love. Being in love is like waking up wrapped up in a cozy blanket feeling warm and cuddly on a cold winter morning. It’s that ticklish feeling in your heart which makes you smile and sometimes giggle for no reason at all. This feeling comes from knowing that someone loves you, you are special and this makes you feel happy. So much has been written and said on love yet we never get bored of it and we can never say no to more of it. There is always room for a little more; like saying yes to one more cup of steaming hot tea on a soggy rainy day. We always make room for love in our life because we all enjoy being loved. To be loved is one of the most uplifting and fulfilling experiences in life. And we all have been blessed to experience love at one time or another, in some form or another by that someone special. That someone special could be anyone, a friend, a spouse, a sibling, a parent, a lover, a mentor, a colleague, a complete stranger. That’s the magic of Love, you need to accept it and feel it. There are many qualities of Love, apart from making you giggle, blush and feel mushy, love also motivates you, inspires you, appreciates you, acknowledges you, understands you, admires you, respects and trusts you. Love brings out the best in you. But an important quality of love is that it also has the power to heal you. I have heard people say time heals all wounds, and I completely agree but if you apply the balm of love the wound heals faster. When I was going through a personal tragedy it was the love I received that slowly healed me and kept me going. I recall a particular incident that really moved me at that tragic time. A senior manager from my office, whom I was very afraid of, had come to visit. In the three 3 years that I had been working for the company, I never got around to speak to him as I dreaded his temper. Many times I had seen him scream at other colleagues and prayed that I should never have to face that. But that day when he came to visit me and my sister, he was a different man. He sat next to me, held both my hands tightly, tears rolling down his eyes and said “It’s ok to be upset and angry; it’s ok to cry and feel bitter, you are in pain. When you are ready, take one step at a time and move forward. And

if you tremble we won’t let you fall we are here for you, we all love you very much, don’t be afraid of anything.” That night I slept well, knowing in my heart that I was surrounded by people who loved and cared. It has been 15 years since that day and time has healed the pain, only because of the immense, unconditional and abundance of love I received from everyone around. Love is a very powerful tool and I can vouch that it is the best medicine to heal any wound. Healing takes time as some wounds are deeper than others, but with a dollop of love and as time passes everything heals. Healing does not necessarily have to be from a tragedy, mishap or accident. It could be as simple as healing from a bad day at work. All one needs is a few kind words and if you feel words won’t help, just be there for the person as knowing that someone understands and cares, helps a great deal too. Sometimes when a person is going through a bad or difficult phase, we just have to allow them to be. Healing does not happen overnight, it takes time. The intensity of the situation coupled with the mental strength of the person determines how soon they can heal. But for some situations in life all analogy is a waste. Pain is pain, there is no such thing as a less painful situation or a more painful one. Similarly, Love is love, we cannot measure it. Therefore, when you give love to someone who is going through a difficult time, it works wonders for them. A kind word, a hug, a smile and a sweet gesture or just a reassuring look is all that it takes, but the effect of this is immense and plays a very important role in healing the person. All we need to do is be loving. Many lives can be saved if love and care is given to a person going through a difficult phase. We need to have a lot of patience when dealing with such people. It is not easy for the person in that situation as they are experiencing a whole lot of emotional turmoil, negative thoughts, doubt, low-self esteem and fear. The instinctive reaction at that time is to either disconnect from everyone or vent out all their anger. I remember when I was in that place; I used to doubt the people trying too hard to be nice to me. Sometimes just holding the hand or sitting next to the person saying nothing can also help. Just be there for the person in whatever way you can.

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When someone suffers from a deep wound physically it has to be attended to immediately otherwise it will prove to be fatal. In the same way, when person is undergoing an emotional trauma, it has to be attended to immediately with love. Love is like an all purpose, gentle soothing balm, it can be used for many woes and it heals quickly and gives fantastic results. I believe everyone deserves a fair chance and can be helped and healed. It is the responsibility of the people around them to make an effort to help by being supportive and understanding. We must give it our best shot to help someone heal. So the next time you come across someone who needs healing, give them a generous amount of love balm. Take

some time out, sit with them, talk to them lovingly, be caring and kind, and reassure them that everything will be fine in time and the future is bright as it holds lots of opportunities and possibilities. Feed them with positive thoughts and tell them how wonderful they are, how special they are. Each one of us is blessed with abundance of love; all we need to do is be willing to give, help another heal and become whole again. If nothing, then just a reassuring loving glance and gentle smile that you are there for them will also do. But do it! Someone is out there today, with a heavy heart and confused head hoping and praying for a Miracle. Anxiously waiting for someone to tell them that everything will be fine, waiting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Be that light, be that Miracle Today.

~ Ram Dass ~

Audio-Visual Presentation cum Talk on

Past Life Regression Therapy Is there life after death ? What is the purpose of Life ? Who am I ? How do we evolve ? This talk delves upon all these questions and gives new insights in the journey of life If you are interested in attending or organising this talk, please contact on the below details:

Duration : 2 hours

Phone : +91 9820401670 / 9820500427 Email : santosh@anewlifefoundation.com

Personal Regression & Counseling Session If you would like to experience a personal Regression Session or a Healing / Counseling Session, please contact on the below given contact details for charges, and to fix-up a date and time.

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Time for a regression session 2 – 3 hours approx. : +91 9820401670 / 9820500427 : santosh@anewlifefoundation.com ~ 9 ~


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In the series of interviews with the people who have achieved something in life and who are also a source of inspiration to many of us, we present an email interview with Shiamak Davar – the Dancer, Choreographer, Singer, Actor, Director

Through his mother, Vispi has shown us the biggest pictureshow ever imaginable, guiding and advising us yet never enforcing anything and letting us think for ourselves. Being on stage was a passion for me but I hadn’t realized my goal. They advised me that through my singing, dancing and music I could spread the real laws of the spirit world and spiritual knowledge. Today when I see so many people experiencing the joy of dance and being healed through dance, I feel blessed and protected. KJ : You have experienced great success in your life, on the physical as well as on the spiritual level. How do you bring about a balance in both in your day to day life..? Shiamak : I believe our existence on earth is about living in balance, too much of anything is bad. Each of us has a physical body and a physical mind, but the right answer always comes from our sub-conscious mind, which is our true spiritual mind. The knowledge of my spiritual mission helped me align the physical and spiritual working towards a greater purpose. We must realize that our life on Earth is temporary and this is our training ground. God gives us the freedom to make our own choices when on Earth, making it even more important for us to be aware and not fall for temptation. Prayers for me are positive rays of light and I find my peace and contentment in prayers. God is in the details, the smallest acts of kindness on a daily basis help you rise spiritually. KJ : Please tell in brief about your spiritual journey, how you found your purpose. Shiamak : Psychic phenomena, the supernatural, clairvoyance, telepathy and spirituality- all held immense interest to me. I read about the Bhavnagris in a magazine and the loss of their two sons, Vispi & Ratoo in a car accident, and how they communicated with them. I really wanted to meet them, and though I didn’t want proof but wanted to challenge them to make me meet their parents. A couple of days later, sitting bored at home, I phoned up a friend and went over to his house as he wasn’t too well. His grandmother introduced me to two people saying ‘Shiamak meet my friends, Khorshed and Rumi Bhavnagri!’ I got my proof and my spiritual journey started with my spiritual mother, Khorshed aunty.

KJ : You have had a great influence on your life by your spiritual mentors late Khorshed and Rumi Bhavnagari. What kind of impact their teachings had on you, which changed your life..? Shiamak : Khorshed aunty published her book, The Laws of the Spirit World, which was dictated through auto writing by her sons, Vispi and Ratoo. Spending time with her and through her book, I understood the concepts of karma, selfless service, life after death and reincarnation. Through spirit communication, people have found strength and have been guided on the right path. I’ve had so many non-believers who are astounded by revelations about their own lives and their dearly departed loved ones. Communicating with the spirit world does not mean that they foretell our future; they just guide or warn us. KJ : Tell us something about your UFO sightings. Shiamak : Since childhood I have been fascinated but UFOs and the existence of life beyond the Earth. It is inane for us to believe that life exists only on Earth. It is just a tiny spec in the entire universe, a dot on the vast canvas being painted by God. I have spotted UFOs and I believe they come to protect us. You hear about them all the time in different parts of the world. KJ : Your message to the readers of this magazine. Shiamak : Genuine prayers to God and calls for help never go unanswered. Being on the right path, doing the right thing and thinking the correct thoughts is being Spiritual. You need to be patient, trust in God’s timing and have faith in your abilities. Spirituality is in simplicity and balance, in selfless service and unconditional love.

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Going Home..? Leaving Home..? Jyotsna Nair Spiritual Seeker Mumbai, India

It

was the time of the year when I usually go home to

Kerala to visit my parents. I realise that being here in Mumbai, so far away and removed from the intricacies of life of the family, I have entered a kind of cocoon state of space and quiet. In many ways its been good for me, for it gives me the hiatus to listen to myself and grow. But in another way, it has also left me a little unfit to receive with all the stimulation that a trip back to the homeland entails. There will be an eyeful, earful, mouthful, mind-full and heart-full of experiences and responses to assimilate and sift through. All the shopping is done, bags are getting packed. All the lists are made, and things being ticked off of them at regular intervals. At some level, I am pretty excited about going home in my muted kind of way. My other half is focusing more on what needs to get done now rather than indulging in any emotions about my trip. Pretty practical. And as for me. I found myself in a limbo. I am heartbroken every time I have to leave home, whether it is my parents' home or my matrimonial home. I love it when I am here, and I am sad to leave. But on the other hand, when it's time to return, I am sad about leaving my parents! It's like heartbreak follows me in both places. How do I deal with the heartache of leaving home? If I were to look at these 4 walls here as the extension of my home, then I am putting myself

through a lot of heartache, while leaving this home. And in the reverse, if I were to look at my destination as my home, then one month from now the same heartache follows when I make the trip back.

So how do I bolster myself for everything? How do I remain on an even keel always, regardless of which surrounding I am in? I kept pondering for an answer when a sudden gentle thought rose quietly like a bubble and presented itself in a clear, sparkling light. That as long as I restricted myself to the concept of home as an object in the material world, with boundaries and people, home would remain ever elusive. But once I realise that and take a step forward, I arrive at the eternal and only conclusion possible. That home is a place and a feeling inside of you. It needs nothing to sustain it. There is no maintenance involved, and it is not subject to the natural or artificial forces of destruction. You don't have to lock it up and activate the alarm system. It is eternal, timeless, un-shifting and always within reach. It does not hinge itself to the familiar and loved faces around you. It is above and beyond all our attachments and emotional ties. It just IS.. . You are your own home. Where you go, so goes your home. And all you have to do to reach home...is a few deep, luxurious breaths and some silence. And so this is it. I.a.m.h.o.m.e. I have always been home. Only, there was a veil shrouding my direct vision of it. And now, there is no question of leaving home. There is no question of arriving home. Where I am, my home is.

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Dropping the Mask Carolyn Ryann North Carolina, USA We all wear masks, and the time comes when we cannot remove them without removing some of our own skin. ~ André Berthiaume, Contretemps ~ Who are we hiding from and why are we hiding? Why do we feel the need to show different faces to different people? Have you ever been with someone who is being authentic and when someone new comes into the picture that person changes to someone you don’t even know? Sometimes we catch ourselves doing the same thing. Sometimes we look in the mirror and have no idea who is looking back.

own….something just doesn’t feel right. It is natural to be authentic so if you are not being authentic then your life becomes a bit more difficult. It’s like you are living a lie all the time….and that becomes exhausting emotionally and physically. Your light will dim behind this mask. Eventually the fake facade/mask will begin to crack anyway and people will start to see right through the mask.

We are all born into this life authentic. We are born naked and exposed to the world around us. We are like little sponges just soaking up all the information around us whether positive or negative. While this seems like a very simple start to our life something goes very off center. While forming our relationships early in life we try to impress others around us. We create these metaphorical masks to hide behind what we don’t want others to see. It starts with our parents and family members and spreads like a virus. We begin to wear masks around our teachers, friends, and co-workers. The many masks we wear begin to become part of our normal day to day life so much so that we forget what it’s like to be our authentic self. We truly end up living in darkness and fear. We choose to live in darkness from a fear a being judged so the masks go on.

One of my favorite quotes is “It’s really none of your business what people think of you”. Understanding this quote has personally allowed me to step into my own authentic self. People will always have their own perceptions of you because everyone has had their own life experiences. Nobody perceives the world the same as you…they may think they do but everyone lives in their own personal world. When you know how this works then your judgments/perceptions of others will fall to the wayside. This is a good beginning to authenticity. Being authentic is about being you and only you. To be authentic sometimes we have to let go of things that are holding us back and this may also include people we know. It does take honesty, courage and a strong desire to be free of other’s thoughts and opinions.

Not only is there the emotional masks we put on but we put on the physical masks and costumes as well. Some of us can’t even go out of our home without any make-up on and looking just so. We have our social groups that tell us we are not good enough. We have the media/TV that says we are not good enough.

Here are a few ways to help you become authentic in your daily life.

For many people they may even try to keep up with the Jones (the neighbors). If they get a new car then you get a new car. If the Jones/neighbors get a pool then you get a new pool. I can’t imagine trying to keep up with others to fit in. But we all do this at various times of our life. So how do we begin to become authentic? Well we first need to know that we are not being authentic. Sometimes our friends and family let us know. Sometimes we find this out on our

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Become aware (Realize the mask is not you) Speaking your truth (Say what you mean) Speak from the heart (Speak with compassion) Honor your uniqueness (There is only one you so honor yourself) Listen to others with an open heart. Follow your dreams (Live your life not someone else’s) Be true to yourself (Let go of others perceptions of you) Don’t forget to play. (Life is meant to be fun) Be Compassionate to yourself and realize that you created these masks for survival…but you are not going to just survive anymore you are going to live your life now with your passions.


Do not live a fictional story of yourself….just be you. Living a non-authentic life is just living a lie and nobody benefits from this program. We can continue to run this program in our subconscious or just stop running it, but it is left up to us to make this conscious decision. Stop living the lives that others want you to live and just be your true beautiful self. Live the brilliant life you were born to live. As a side note : As this section of Kosmic Journey is called ‘Shamanic Walk’ I thought I’d add a bit of information about what a Shaman is and the part it plays in my life on a daily basis.

Shamans are physical and spiritual beings with the ability to heal and work with energies, and 'see' visions. A shaman is a person who interacts with both the physical world and the spiritual world. It is common to find shamans in many tribal cultures. The shaman is responsible for spiritual and physical

Shamanic Walk

Shamanic Walk

health of people. Shamans may also call upon spirits/guides for assistance in various situations. Shamans may also predict future events and or interpret various signs/omens. From a very young age I personally have been able to see visions before they happen and have prophetic dreams. I have healed my entire life and past lives. I know nothing but healing on various levels. I work with guides/energies. I work with my animal guides as well. I have the red-tailed hawk as one of my animal guides. Shamans see messages in everything in the physical and spiritual worlds. (I will write my next article on animal guides). I see and hear messages before waking from sleep. I know that I have been a female shaman in several past lives. I have had a sense of ‘knowing’ from a very young age. While these are gifts and have helped me through my life it is also a doubled-edged sword in that I see and feel things I don’t always want to see. But to me this is still a gift and I am able to help others when I can.

Shamanic Walk

Shamanic Walk

Shamanic Walk

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Mudras

Nalini Jethwani Spiritual Seeker Mumbai, India

are commonly known as hand gestures.

But these are hand gestures have great significance. Fingers are related to different types of energies and when a Mudra is made, it can bring subtle effect. Mudras can bring miraculous improvements in your body. Refer the figure below that shows natural elements of hand.

Akasha Prithvi space Vayu earth air Jala water

Generally, mudras show effect in 45 minutes. But some Mudras do have instant effect. Lets learn about Pran Mudra this month.

Strength and Immunity Mudra – Pran Mudra Do the Mudra, by touching the Thumb with the tips of Ring and Little fingers, on both hands. Do it for at least 10 minutes a day. For better results do it for 30-45 minutes. If you do AnulomVilom pranayama, do it with this Mudra. This is very effective. Major Advantages of this mudra are: Increases vitality and reduces weakness when practiced regularly. Improves vision. Effective in treating eye diseases. Improves Immunity system and blood circulation. Pran Mudra elevates the staying power and assertiveness, self confidence and renders courage. So next time, when you are in traffic jam, remember to do Pran Mudra. Practice of Pran Mudra improves problems related to physical weakness and exhaustion, and also eradicates insomnia. You sleep like a child. Safe and Secure. Pran Mudra is also known to provide much help to the people suffering from diabetes, paralysis, polio etc.

Agni fire

Index Finger represents - Air element. Middle Finger represents - Space or sky element Ring Finger represents - earth element Little Finger represents - Water element Thumb represents - Fire element The entire universe including we Homo-sapiens, are made up of these 5 elements – Air, Fire, Water, Space and Earth. If any of these is imbalanced in our body then we get sick. So, in simple words if these elements are balanced, then many diseases can be cured or prevented. Mudras are one of the ways to balance these elements in our body. Every finger is divided into 3 parts – Upper, Middle and Lower. If you bend your finger and press it tightly with a thumb then, middle part of the finger gets pressed. Similarly, when you join the upper part with thumbs upper part then that element gets balanced in your body. And when you press lower part of finger with thumb’s upper part, then that element gets increased in your body.

Pran Mudra Practice Pran mudra for this month and let us know your experiences. We will learn more on mudras in coming issues. Watch out for column “Mudra of the Month”. Watch out how one can reduce weight by a simple Mudra, coming up in next issue.

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To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.

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Unfolding the infinite potential Contributed by

Avani Patel Spiritual Seeker Mumbai, India

Healing

is a spiritual medical processes without

any side effects and which can be done at any place or at any time. While healing, the healer, receives cosmic energy from the universe and then passes it to the person or thing with positive intension. There are many kinds of healing processes all over the world. They all give us same kind of benefits. It helps us in all the factors of life such as mental, physical, financial, spiritual and many more. Through healing, we can heal living as well as non living things anywhere in the world. Any person who heals him/herself or the other person on regular basis then he/she will soon reach the true and correct path / purpose / goal of his life.

When Babaji does attunement process to many sadhaks at the same time, the energy level is so high that each one literally feels the cosmic energy coming from the universe or getting connected to Lord Shiva resulting in the whole body actually vibrating during this process. As per Babaji, the more sadhana or meditation one does, the more one’s body vibrates on higher level and gradually bringing many positive changes in all aspects of one’s life . Following are few of the visible benefits of Shambhavi Healing Technique : It increases our positive attitude towards all situations in our life. It increase the power of manifestation. It removes all negative blockages from our body as well as our life. It helps a person move higher on the spiritual path. Person's knowledge about inner self starts growing. One can find the purpose of life. One can increase intuition power. One starts doing more of introspection. It has a positive impact on one’s surrounding energy levels.

Shambhavi Healing is one such healing process. Shambhavi is the Divine Healing Power of Shiva's third eye. Lord Shiva passed on his divine power to the other Siddha Masters in the lineage. Sadguru Avdhoot Baba Shivanandji is making this sacred power available to all of us. He is a Shiv-Yogi and teaches many different kind of vidhyas or techniques to thousands of people in India and outside. Shambhavi Healing – The power of Shiva's third eye is very powerful. When the third eye opens, immense amount of power is emanated which can destroy all kind of negativity. Shivanand Babaji connects one with Lord Shiva and opens the third eye chakra or agya chakra through attunement process also called Shaktipat. By doing so, it is said, Lord Shiva’s Sanjeevani shakti (healing energy) starts flowing from one’s third eye chakra . One experiences a continuous flow of divine fire from third eye. Enormous energy is generated in the process and all the diseases and negative karmas are burnt. During this process Babaji chants the beej mantra or seed syllable. Thus a person becomes a Sadhak of Sambhavi technique and is able to heal any person anywhere.

Generally if one is doing any kind of healing practice, one should avoid eating non-vegetarian food or consuming alcohol / cold-drinks / coffee as these generate lots of toxins in the body. However, by doing this healing technique one can remove all the toxins building up in the body by doing more sadhana regularly. Babaji also teaches many other healing techniques which helps one to move higher. He can easily connect himself with each sadhak or follower. He says if one has a question in mind and ask it through the thoughts just before a discourse, one can get the answers during the discourse.

If you are not already a subscriber of this e-magazine and would like to subscribe, please send an e-mail to subscription@kosmicjourney.com or log on to our website www.anewlifefoundation.com and fill in your details in the subscription form. ~ 16 ~


Panchakarma Ayurveda’s Healing Touch Dr. Nupur Rajani Ayurvedacharya, Panchakarma Specialist

Mumbai, India

Ayurveda

means the Science of Life. The central

philosophy of ayurveda is that the mind and the body are intertwined inextricably, and physical health cannot be achieved without emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing. Ayurveda is an ancient art of healing that deals with all aspects of a person’s life as a holistic entity. This nature based system of medicine from India uses constitutional model for every person as a unique individual and a complete being. It’s aim is to provide guidance regarding food and lifestyle, so that healthy people can stay healthy and persons with health challenges can improve their constitution. As per ayurveda, every individual’s constitution is determined by 3 Doshas, Vata – Earth + Air Pitta – Fire + Water Kapha – Water + Earth

therapeutic measures’. These treatments are used to eliminate the vitiate dosha (toxic material) from the body. Panchakarma has two Poorvakarma called Snehan (oilification) and Swedan (fomentation). The five karmas are, Vaman (therapeutic vomiting), Virechan (purgation), Basti (enema), Nasya (elimination of toxins through the nose), and Raktamoksha (detoxification of the blood). Vaman – When there is congestion in the lungs causing repeated attacks of bronchitis, cold, cough or asthma, the ayurvedic treatment is therapeutic vomiting – Vaman, to eliminate the Kapha causing the excess mucus. Virechan (Purgation Therapy) – When excess bile, Pitta is secreted and accumulated in the gall bladder, liver and small intestine, it tends to result in rashes, skin inflammation, acne, chronic attacks of fever, nausea, vomiting, jaundice, psoriasis and many other skin problems. The ayurvedic treatment in above disorders is Virechan or purgation therapy.

Vata, Pitta and Kapha govern the internal environment of the body. Our bad lifestyle habits, wrong diet, seasonal changes and stress factors change the balance of Vata, Pitta and Kapha. These derangement of doshas produce Ama (toxins). This ama enters the blood stream and is circulated throughout the body. Retention of toxins in blood results in toxaemia. This accumulated toxicity gradually affects Prana (vital life energy), Ojas (immunity) and Tejas (cell metabolic energy) and finally result in disease.

Basti (Enema Therapy) – Vata’s predominant site is the colon. Ayurvedic Basti involves the introduction of herbal concoctions of sesame oil and certain herbal preparations in a liquid medium into rectum. Basti is the most effective treatment of vata disorders, although many enemas are usually required over a prescribed period of time. It relieves one from constipation, distention, chronic fever, cold, kidney stones, heart pain, sciatica, back-ache and other pains in the joints.

One of the most important modalities of ayurvedic treatment is Panchakarma. Panchakarma is a comprehensive process utilized to cleanse, stimulate, purify and balance a body from inside out. Pancha means five, and karma are therapeutic measures. Therefore, Panchakarma means ‘five types of

Nasya (Nasal Administration) – The nose is the doorway to the brain and it is also the doorway to the consciousness. An excess of body doshas accumulated in the sinus, throat, nose or head area is eliminated by means of the nearest possible opening, the nose.

Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn't you - all of the expectations, all of the beliefs - and becoming who you are. ~ Rachel Naomi Remen ~ ~ 17 ~


ability. It also improves memory, nourishes the scalp and prevents hair fall. If done on a regular basis, it helps to control primary hypertension. Udwarthanam – This is the treatment in which medicated herbal powder is used to melt cellulite from the body and make the skin smooth and glowing. It acts as exfoliator and removes dead skin. It is highly recommended for weight loss as it melts down the excessive fat deposits from the body. An expert ayurvedic practitioner can analyse the patients’ constitution, their doshas and resultant diseases. This knowledge helps them to formulate the best treatment plan for an individual. With pressures of modern life and changes in our consumption styles, we are more prone to lifestyle diseases than ever before. Ayurveda, when imbibed in it’s true sense, can help to overcome these challenges. Dr. Nupur Rajani is a practicing Ayurvedacharya and Panchakarma Specialist. She has her clinic at Borivali, Mumbai by the name Kerala Ayurvedic and Panchakarma Therapy Center. Dr. Rajani can be contacted on the email id drnupurrajani@gmail.com Raktamoksha – This treatment is done in case of varicose veins, skin problems etc. Raktamoksha is the treatment done with the help of leech. It detoxifies the blood. Shirodhara – This is another treatment included in Panchakarma. In this treatment, continuous stream of oil is poured on the forehead from a particular height. The therapy is highly effective in case of stress related disorders as it deeply relaxes the nervous system. Shirodhara aims at better brain functioning, improved mood ability and better stress handling

Healing By changing our Perspective Gauri Godbole Spiritual Seeker Ahmedabad, India Healing is a process of clearing or curing the damaged or disorganised portion of our body/mind. For physical healing we all tend to run immediately to the nearest doctor for fast relief. However, in case of a heart-ache or an emotional problem, we feel lost. We must realise that the cure for all our physical or emotional issues lies within us, which is actually faster than any doctor’s treatment. So, we basically need to change our vision to change the world around us. To white wash our inner-selves in this materialistic world, the best detergent is spirituality. This simply means - to love thyself and others. Love and Affection is the basic key to success. Love is the best gift you give to yourselves and others. Love is an inside job we all need to experience. Love can transform the world in one moment. Hatred and Ego comes before Love, only in dictionary.

So brush off all the dirt such as ego, hatred, revenge, pain, hurt stored inside and we can then see, the Love glitter. Let us arrange Roses on the table than Diamonds on our neck. There is no experience better for our heart and soul, than reaching down and lifting people up. Lets take an example: Two stone cutters were asked what they were doing. The first replied," am cutting this stone into blocks." The second replied, " I am in a team that’s building a Cathedral." So you see, the former can only see cutting of stone into blocks., whereas other can perceive the bigger picture, ie., building of a Cathedral. So lets start fulfilling our higher dreams right now. There is never a wrong time to do the right thing. Remember, the Secret is to become Wise before you get Old.

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Interaction with Holistic Power Kaajal and Nitin Ahuja Sukoon Holistic Academy New Delhi, India

Till

few years back, like many others, we were also

striving for all the things available in this materialistic world. Getting angry at one moment and frustrated at the other. Cursing someone for our failures and taking credit for the smallest achievement. To our amusement now, it was always considered as life at its best. But it all changed one day. Out of nowhere, we met an angel, whom we respectfully call Guruji, and the meaning of life for us was never the same after that. A Reiki master, teacher and a healer, he made us realize that what ever we were doing was for the fulfillment of our physical desires. We never understood before that to be at peace from outside, we needed to start within ourselves first. As we started practicing Reiki more and more, we realised that it’s not just a healing technique, but a beautiful way of moving on the path of spirituality and get connected to the supreme power - the Almighty God. The journey from 1st level to Reiki mastership followed by Karuna Reiki, Angel Reiki, Kundalini Reiki, Golden Reiki, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Magnified Healing, Crystal Healing etc., have all helped us evolve further. As we moved forward on this chosen path, our experiences have strongly established the fact that Reiki is the best gift given to the mankind by the God. Many of you may be acquainted with Reiki, but somehow we feel it compulsory to tell you something about this amazing power. Theoretically speaking Reiki is a combination of two Japanese words Rei which means universal and Ki which means life force. Ki means the same as Chi in Chinese, Prana in Sanskrit and Mana in Hawaiian. This is a non physical energy that animates all living things. So in all it can be described as Universal Life Force energy that flows through all of us. Further studies and experiences, however, established the fact that Reiki is not in control of a human brain and has its own consciousness which can only be guided by the almighty God.

Reiki itself is powerful enough to work not only on the diseases but also on the cause of the diseases. So more meaningful description of this energy was given and it was accepted as a spiritually guided life force energy which means an energy which is completely controlled by the God’s Consciousness. As it flows through us, all we need to do is to shed our ego and surrender completely to the God. Only then you will experience the power of Reiki and it will leave you amazed. We have been in this field for many years now and strongly believe that the results obtained purely depends on the selfless intensions of the Reiki Channel and strong faith of the Receiver. If these two feelings prevail, Reiki does wonders. We have seen it help clients suffering from smallest diseases such as cough, cold and flu to diseases such as cancer, heart ailments, asthma, arthritis and many more. Apart from physical problems, Reiki is equally good on emotional problems such as stress and depression. It has also given some unbelievable results in problems pertaining to relationships. On a higher level Reiki, if practiced or received regularly, can lead to change in one’s attitude from being a pessimist to an optimist, which is the key to a healthy and contended life. Above all, this is something which brings you closer to God and helps identify yourself. It makes you experience your oneness with almighty and if this happens, you can stand tall against any situation prevailing upon you and can come out of it more strongly. Reiki is much more than what can be expressed through words. So experience it yourself and enjoy. We sincerely thank God from the bottom of our heart for the blessings He has showered on us by choosing us to be Reiki channels. We strongly believe that spiritual healing and education is the need of the hour. We have made this a mission for ourselves and decided to dedicate rest of our lives in the service of mankind and keep striving with the very purpose of spreading this message among humanity and enlightening people to align them to this shift in consciousness.

Kaajal and Nitin Ahuja are practicing Reiki Healers based in New Delhi. They operate from their clinic Sukoon Holistic Academy, New Delhi, India and can be contacted through their email ids nitinahuja68@gmail.com and ahujakaajal@yahoo.in

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Healing the Pain by Being Aware of it passively ~ Osho ~ Source: from Osho Book “The Further Shore”

Contributed by

Nalini Jethwani Spiritual Seeker Mumbai, India

A sanyasin says he has a lot of tension in his back and neck – tension that is so painful at times that it totally occupies his attention.... It comes in the silent parts of the meditations. Osho asks him for details, and then checks his energy. Then Osho answers – It is concerned with meditation, so don’t think about it as a disease or as if something is wrong – it is perfectly good. It will disappear; you need not be worried about it. When it comes next time, just close your eyes and concentrate there where it is; focus your whole concentration there. First you will find a big patch of pain: go on focusing and you will find that it is shrinking, becoming smaller, smaller, smaller. Go on looking deeper into it; forget everything and don’t try to evade it. Don’t try to prevent it being there. Don’t condemn it; it is something beautiful that is happening. Once it goes the energy will rise higher. It is just passing a certain block, so you feel the pain. Go on looking, and by and by you will be able to see that the spot is shrinking and is becoming smaller, smaller and smaller. Then it will become just like a pinpoint: it will be almost impossible to keep alert of it.

Vegetarianism

"Vegetarianism is functioned as a purification. When you eat animals you are more under the law of necessity. You are heavy, you gravitate more towards the earth. When you are a

For moments you will miss it, again it will be there you will miss it, again it will be there. The smaller the area of pain, the more intense it will be. When it is there just like a pinpoint it will be very very piercing and sharp. When you have come to the final atomic state of it, this is bringing it to an atomic state; that’s what in homeopathy they call potency. The smaller dose has more potency, so the homeopath goes on making the dose smaller and smaller and smaller. And that is exactly what modern physics has found – that the atom has the most vital energy in it. And that’s what you have to do: go on making it smaller and smaller, smaller and smaller. When it becomes just an atom… by atom, I mean when you cannot make it smaller, it cannot be divided any more, you have come to the last particle of it. That is the meaning of the word atom: no more divisible. You have come to the last, the ultimate unit: then it will become very sharp – sharper than you can imagine, incredibly sharp. It will cut you like a sword, but then immediately it will disappear, disappear forever, and the block will have been crossed. It will take some time, but go on doing it. And don’t take it as something wrong. Be happy about it! Have a very very positive attitude about it – it is not negative. Nothing to be worried about! Good!

vegetarian you are light and you are more under the law of grace, under the law of power, and you start gravitating towards the sky. Your food is not just food: it is you. What you eat, you become. If you eat something which is fundamentally based on murder, on violence, you cannot rise above the law of necessity. You will remain more or less an animal. The human is born when you start moving above the animals, when you start doing something to yourself which no animal can do. Vegetarianism is a conscious effort, a deliberate effort, to get out of the heaviness that keeps you tethered to the earth so that you can fly -- so that the flight from the alone to the alone becomes possible. The lighter the food, the deeper goes the meditation. The grosser the food, then meditation becomes more and more difficult. I am not saying that meditation is impossible for a non-vegetarian -- it is not impossible, but it is unnecessarily difficult.“

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Mystic Musings through

I have completed 1.6 yrs in my present company, I was waiting for my confirmation, but seems that it is not happening though my performance is good. So, that is the reason I'm looking for change now. I am getting frustrated here as things don’t look good. I have lost my confidence. I want your help to get my mind on track. Below are the questions…. 1) Is there any chance of getting promoted here? 2 ) Any chances of getting a good job outside. A : Your cards show that you have been going through a rough time and it will continue for some more time, to be precise for seven months. After that you can look forward to a great opportunity outside the present job. There is also a possibility that you get a confirmation in the same company. Till that time you have to deal with yourself with lot of love and compassion. You have to stand firm and grounded and looking at the whole situation from a watcher’s point of view. Remember that every situation in life comes to teach you something. So may be this is a period for you to develop patience and learn the tricks of the trade. My daughter Shreya who is 12 year old has question. “Will I be Aruni house captain this year? Will I achieve my goal to become a successful actor?” A : The cards say that you may feel overcome by responsibilities or a lack of support from those around you. You may also be lacking the necessary resources, such as finances, skills or time, in order to deal with the challenges head on. As such, you are hesitant to make any commitments in fear that your responsibilities will become all too much. So the answer to your first question is that though the opportunity comes you are not ready to take it due to some fear in you. As far as the second question is concerned, the cards suggest that you need to slowly prepare yourself for your chosen profession by being committed and fearless. My daughter Shristi fell down when she was just 6 mth old she got paralytic attack in left side hand and leg. She has not been able to do normal things and has seen lots of ups and downs in life with me. I feel that miracle is going to happen and her hand and leg movement will be normal. She been operated on her leg and next year there is another operation. Will she will be able to use her left hand

and leg properly? A : The spread shows rejection, sadness, loneliness, heartbreak, betrayal, separation and grief. Such events feel so painful because they are unexpected. It is a warning sign to show when one or more of these are possible. By preparing for this difficult event, the emotional blow can be minimised or even prevented entirely. That said, pain, sorrow and grief are often a necessity in the journey of life. Without pain, there would be no challenge and no lessons learned. Pain can be a great motivator because it encourages you to surmount obstacles and ultimately learn from your mistakes. Each challenge you encounter creates that initial pain, which is inevitably turned into an opportunity to grow stronger and to change the direction of your life as a result of the lessons learned. While the pain may cloud your vision for a certain period, it will eventually allow you to see clearly and to put the past behind you. Though life seems meaningless at the time, recovery can and will occur. It takes faith, self-love, forgiveness and time. Count your blessings. After attending your workshop my life changed drastically. I underwent breast cancer and today I want to spread awareness in the society about it. So I and my friend have started to bring this awareness to women. Our goal is to open an NGO and help as many woman as we can giving emotional, monetary and other support to such women. We dont have funds now, but we have started by putting our money what ever we earn. Will we be successful in our goal? The name is Race and Rein in the cancer. A : The Cards indicate that you are experiencing a creative restlessness within you that is just waiting for some sort of expression, or, you may be on the verge of some sort of discovery or new phase of life. They represent the sudden creative spark that comes to you, suddenly and unexpectedly, and that starts you down the road of a new creative vision. Thus it encourages you to express yourself and your individuality with light-hearted abandon. Listen to your unconscious mind and follow your creative urges, even if you are worried about being the lonely voice crying out in the wilderness. With persistence and a balanced perspective even the immature desires it can be transformed into a beautiful creative vision that can change the world. Go ahead. All the Best for your noble cause.

If you have any questions pertaining to the issues you are going through, you can send your question (one at a time) to editor@kosmicjourney.com and we will be happy to answer that through tarot card reading. It is absolutely FREE. Please mention in your mail your date of birth and if it is ok to publish your question in the e-magazine, or if we can publish by changing your name. We will publish a few general questions with their answers in our next issue with the consent of the sender. FOR PERSONAL TAROT SESSIONS CONTACT ARUNA JOSHI ON +91 9820500427

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Stories for the

Soul Source - Internet

The Burden Two monks were returning to the monastery in the evening. It had rained and there were puddles of water on the road sides. At one place a beautiful young woman was standing unable to walk across because of a puddle of water. The elder of the two monks went up to a her lifted her and left her on the other side of the road, and continued his way to the monastery. In the evening the younger monk came to the elder monk and said, "Sir, as monks, we cannot touch a woman ?"

A Cup of Tea Nan-in, a Japanese master during the Meiji era (1868-1912), received a university professor who came to inquire about Zen. Nan-in served tea. He poured his visitor’s cup full, and then kept on pouring. The professor watched the overflow until he no longer could restrain himself. "It is overfull. No more will go in!"

The elder monk answered "yes, brother". Then the younger monk asks again, "but then Sir, how is that you lifted that woman on the roadside ?" The elder monk smiled at him and told him " I left her on the other side of the road, but you are still carrying her.“

Shake it off and Step Up

"Like this cup," Nan-in said, "you are full of your own opinions and speculations. How can I show you Zen unless you first empty your cup?"

Contributed by : Paris Leopold McGrath

A farmer owned an old mule. One day the mule fell into the farmer's well. The farmer heard the mule "braying" or whatever mules do when they fall into wells.

positively, and refuse to give in to panic, bitterness or selfpity... the adversities that come along to bury us usually have within them the potential to benefit and bless us as well.

After carefully assessing the situation, the farmer sympathized with the mule, but decided that neither the mule nor the well was worth the trouble of saving. Instead he called his neighbors together and told them what had happened...and enlisted them to help haul dirt to bury the old mule in the well and put him out of his misery.

Remember forgiveness, faith, prayer, praise and hope.... All are excellent ways to "shake it off and step up", out of the wells in which we find ourselves‌

Initially, the old mule was hysterical..! But as the farmer and his neighbors continued shoveling and the dirt hit his back...a thought struck him. It suddenly dawned on him that every time a shovel load of dirt landed on his back...he should shake it off and step up! This he did blow after blow. "Shake it off and step up...shake it off and step up...shake it off and step up..!" he repeated to encourage himself. No matter how painful the blows, or distressing the situation seemed the old mule fought "panic" and just kept right on shaking it off and stepping up. It was not long before the old mule, battered and exhausted, stepped triumphantly over the wall of that well. What seemed like would bury him, actually blessed him... all because of the manner in which he handled his adversity. That's life..! If we face our problems and respond to them

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My Workshop Experience Abhidnya Mumbai “Time” they say is the best healer. But some things in life need to be mended immediately and to the best effect. Even to mend those things you need to be in the right place & at the right time. In my life, that time was now after a wait of over one year. And the place was the two day workshop on Past life Regression Therapy by Santosh Joshi conducted over one of the May weekends. I have always been fascinated by the world beyond. But after this workshop and the insights it’s given me, that fascination has turned into a way of life. My entire perception of the world around me changed during this course. I was introduced to this course by a dear friend of mine and I’m very grateful to her for the same. I signed up for the course with no expectations but just one goal…. To keep an open mind. And truly my mind has taken me to such hidden & marvelous depths of my consciousness that I never thought possible. The two day workshop gives one an insight as to how much power the term meditation has. By just learning to relax & let go, one can actually find out the real essence of ‘ Just Being ‘. During the workshop, with the help of Santosh’s guided meditation technique, I was able to access the various memories my mind has stored over recurrent births as well as find answers for my present questions. One of which I’m sure most of us ask ourselves at some point in life.. ‘ what’s the purpose of my life? ‘

For me the last meditation of the workshop was the most intense. But the experience I had through it is one that I can’t describe in words. Even when I had to share it with my course soul mates, I found it quite difficult to express as I didn’t really understand what it all meant. But with Santosh’s help I was able to decode the images & find the path I’m supposed to follow in this life to achieve my purpose. Two days after the workshop, I’m still feeling that calmness & positive energy. I can definitely say that my life from here on will be different but definitely better…. spiritually, emotionally, mentally as well as physically. The workshop has been a helping hand for me to stand up & start walking on my spiritual quest. Its been one of the most enriching & exciting two days of my life. I’d like to take this opportunity to once again thank Santosh & Aruna for the immense love & light they filled our lives with & pray that everyone who does this course find their true seeking.

Sharing my experience is what I can do.. but to experience what it feels like you need to do it for yourself as every individual is different. As we started our meditations on the first day, I started feeling very relaxed & happy. It’s a bliss full state of calmness. Soon with Santosh’s instruction’s I was beginning to feel very light & more relaxed. A profound white light filled me up. As I relaxed further & moved into more deeper state of relaxation, I saw images from one of my past life. At the start it was as if I’m imagining things but soon enough the need to question myself faded away. And then it was amazing. The insights were so clear that by the time we were ready for our next mediation, I was all charged up to explore again. One of the meditations focuses on meeting your masters as they are the one’s that actually guide you & have been with you throughout all our births in some form or the other. I was so overwhelmed by the feeling of meeting my master that I was in tears & smiling even when I was in deep sleep. It was an intensely satisfying & beautiful feeling.

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Food for Body, Mind and Soul A Natural Wonder ~ Honey and Cinnamon ~

Source - Internet

Facts on Honey and Cinnamon: It is found that a

patient from flu.

mixture of honey and Cinnamon cures most diseases. Honey is produced in most of the countries of the world. Honey can be used without side effects for any kind of diseases. Today's science says that even though honey is sweet, when it is taken in the right dosage as a medicine, it does not harm even diabetic patients.

Longevity: Tea made with honey and cinnamon powder, when taken regularly, arrests the ravages of old age. Use four teaspoons of honey, one teaspoon of cinnamon powder, and three cups of boiling water to make a tea. Drink 1/4 cup, three to four times a day. It keeps the skin fresh and soft and arrests old age. Life spans increase and even a 100 year old will start performing the chores of a 20-year-old as per studies.

Heart Disease: Regular consumption of a paste of honey and cinnamon powder reduces the cholesterol in the arteries and saves the patient from heart attack. Those who have already had an attack are kept miles away from the next attack. Regular use of the above relieves loss of breath and strengthens the heart beat. Honey and cinnamon helps in revitalizing the arteries and the veins. Arthritis: Daily consumption of (morning and night) one cup of hot water with two tablespoons of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon powder even chronic arthritis can be cured. Bladder Infections: By taking two tablespoons of cinnamon powder and one teaspoon of honey in a glass of lukewarm water and drinking helps destroying germs in the bladder. Cholesterol: Two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of Cinnamon Powder mixed in 16 ounces of tea water given to a cholesterol patient was found to reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood by 10 percent within two hours. When taken three times a day, any chronic cholesterol is cured. Colds: Those suffering from common or severe colds should take one tablespoon lukewarm honey with 1/4 spoon cinnamon powder daily for three days. This process will cure most chronic cough, cold, and, clear the sinuses. Upset Stomach: Honey taken with cinnamon powder cures stomach ache and also clears stomach ulcers from its root. Gas: According to studies, when Honey is taken with cinnamon powder the stomach is relieved of gas. Immune System: Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder strengthens the immune system and protects the body from bacterial and viral attacks. Constant use of Honey strengthens the white blood corpuscles (where DNA is contained) to fight bacterial and viral diseases. Indigestion: Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two tablespoons of honey taken before food is eaten relieves acidity and digests the heaviest of meals. Influenza: Studies have shown that honey contains a natural 'Ingredient' which kills the influenza germs and saves the

Sore Throat: When throat has a tickle or is raspy, take one tablespoon of honey and sip until gone. Repeat every three hours until throat is without symptoms. Pimples: Three tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder paste. Apply this paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it off the next morning with warm water. When done daily for two weeks, it removes all pimples from the root. Skin Infections: Applying honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts on the affected parts cures eczema, ringworm and all types of skin Infections. Weight Loss: Daily in the morning half an hour before breakfast and on an empty stomach, and at night before sleeping, drink honey and cinnamon powder boiled in one cup of water. When taken regularly, it reduces the weight of even the most obese person. Also, drinking this mixture regularly does not allow the fat to accumulate in the body even though the person may eat a high calorie diet. Cancer: Recent research has revealed that advanced cancer of the stomach and bones have been cured successfully. Patients suffering from these kinds of cancer should daily take one tablespoon of honey with one teaspoon of cinnamon powder three times a day for one month. Fatigue: Recent studies have shown that the sugar content of honey is more helpful rather than being detrimental to the strength of the body. Senior citizens who take honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts are more alert and flexible. Half a tablespoon of honey taken in a glass of water and sprinkled with cinnamon powder when taken daily after brushing and in the afternoon, increases the vitality of the bod within a week. Bad Breath: By gargling with one teaspoon of honey and cinnamon powder mixed in hot water first thing in the morning, helps breath staying fresh throughout the day. Hearing Loss: Daily morning and night honey and cinnamon powder, taken in equal parts restores hearing as per studies.

The home remedies given above are proven to generally work for most of these conditions, however in case of severe symptoms it is advisable to consult your doctor before experimenting with these remedies.

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Books & Movies THE PURPOSE OF YOUR LIFE by Carol Adrienne The author helps readers uncover the unsuspected, untapped power of synchronicity and intuition that will bring success, satisfaction, and serenity. Everyone really has a purpose in life, says Carol Adrienne. The question is: How do you learn to go with the flow and let your true nature guide you? The Purpose of Your Life explains how to locate the source of your innate energy and focus it, how to align yourself with the natural forces that swirl around us always, and how to develop the intuition that fosters synchronicity.

THE TIBETAN BOOK OF LIVING AND DYING by Sogyal Rinpoche This acclaimed spiritual masterpiece is widely regarded as one of the most complete and authoritative presentations of the Tibetan Buddhist teachings ever written. A manual for life and death and a magnificent source of sacred inspiration from the heart of the Tibetan tradition, The Tibetan Book Of Living and Dying provides a lucid and inspiring introduction to the practice of meditation, to the nature of mind, to karma and rebirth, to compassionate love and care for the dying, and to the trials and rewards of the spiritual path.

BRUCE ALMIGHTY Bruce Almighty is a 2003 fantasy comedy film directed by Tom Shadyac and written by Steve Koren, Mark O'Keefe and Steve Oedekerk. It stars Jim Carrey as Bruce Nolan, a down-on-his-luck TV reporter who complains to God that he isn't doing his job correctly, and is then offered the chance to try being God himself for one week. Morgan Freeman, Jennifer Aniston, Steve Carell, Catherine Bell, Lisa Ann Walter, and Philip Baker Hall also star, while Tony Bennett makes a cameo appearance.

CLICK Click is about a man who receives a magical remote controller that allows him to flash back, stop and fast forward through time. He uses it to skip past moments in life that he finds mundane/boring (e.g. family dinner, shower, time taken to get to the next promotion, when he’s sick). Initially it seems fun, but after a while he found it comes with unexpected consequences.

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Past Life Regression Workshop, Mumbai 26th – 27th May 2012

Meditation at Kanheri Caves, Mumbai 13th May 2012

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Other Workshops / Events 2 Days Intensive Workshop on

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Workshop about Living Life Creatively and Conquering Stress by Balancing the Life Wheel through various spiritual techniques ……… 2 Days Intensive Workshop on

Chakra Healing This workshop is designed to help you in the following ways: • Chakras are main Energy centers in our body connected to major glands. They are also centers for our emotions, intellect, power, communication, higher knowledge and Self. • This workshop will help you heal each of the seven major chakras from all the stagnant energy blocks, thereby energising each one of them. • This will also help bringing and healing out any past life memories attached to any of the chakras, which is having an effect on the present life and situations. Experiencing – Cleansing Chakras through deep theta level meditations, healing traumatic memories associated with chakras and bringing chakras in harmony with the higher self. If you or any of your friends are interested in attending these workshops, please contact on the below contact details : Phone : +91 9820401670 / 9820500427 Email : santosh@anewlifefoundation.com


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