By Dr. Jessie Mercay
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The Heart of the Soul: Mystics and scientists agree about the heart of all matter – The God Particle – Higgs boson by Dr. Jessie Mercay
“While I was beseeching Our Lord today… I began to think of the soul as if it were a castle made of a single diamond or of very clear crystal, in which there are many rooms, just as in Heaven there are many mansions.” — St. Teresa of Avila
This description of the soul by St. Teresa of Avila, found in the book “Interior Castles” is extremely similar to the description of the Cosmic Soul and the individuated cosmic soul (Atman) described by Brahmarishi Mayan thousands of years ago. Mayan called this “microabode”. Or smallest abode of consciousness in living beings. He diagrammed the Atman and Cosmic Being through the Vaastu Purusha Mandala with its’ divisions of 8×8 grid (Cosmic or unmanifest level) and 9×9 grid (manifest level). The book “Fabric of the Universe” by Dr. Jessie Mercay describes this in detail. available at aumscience.com bookstore.
Understanding that the Soul is not just a vague idea of some aspect of our self opens the door to direct experience. This direct experience then becomes the doorway to the Infinite Being we all seek. Our aware connection with our own Atman (Soul) changes our life, our goals, our wishes, and our sense of well being. Mystics from all faiths agree that this form called Soul exists literally in the heart of all beings. Certain and specific meditation in a specific environment opens access to this Inner Being. Once that access is there a change in thinking occurs. Thoughts cease to flow from the mind of the brain and one begins to operate on a subtle level where thought arises directly from the mind of the heart. Thought becomes very faint or even imperceptible and one begins to operate from Divine motive rather than individual motive.
At the very least this is a relief because one is not hampered or stressed due to constant thinking. If one has more conscious thoughts, they are direct and pure emanations of the divine. No, it is not as if God is talking to you. That is simply a reflection of duality an not a reflection of oneness. It is more like you are living Gods’ thoughts. That is, this Unity with the Divine through the Atmic experience is a living experience of “let thy will be done.” Let thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven becomes a living reality in that one acts through divine will rather than individual will/personality. Ones true nature is then out-pictured rather than ones personality nature. There is a caveat regarding ones own nature but it is too much to cover here.
Brahmarishi Mayan developed his Vaastu Shastras to create environments that vibrate with an ambiance that promotes ones spiritual well being. These environments cause a specific vibration that causes the human vibration (via the thread of consciousness in the Atman) to become enlivened and in resonance with the Cosmic qualities of spiritual bliss. This enhances ones connection with the heart of the soul – Atman.
Now, to give a little relief to those who are more scientifically minded I will put this in different terms: Brahmarishi Mayan (and apparently St. Therese of Avilla and others) cognized within their selves that there is a field that all material forms arise from called the Quantum Field. This field is one of infinite potential and is the field within which all the material world exists. Physicists say that this Field is infinitely vast and contains the gross material world and minute particles of light and sound – these are also described by Brahmarishi Mayan (about 10,000 BCE).
When these particles become orderly they pulse or vibrate causing specific qualities of energy based upon their wave form. These qualities of energy emerge and become individuated and make up the entire material world.
The juncture of time when the sperm and egg unite begins the life of an individuated being. This act of creation has at its’ root the ignition of these light and sound particles. There is a point at which there is an energy transference from unmanifest Quantum Field to material form. At this point or location there is a light/sound particle some call Atman and that particle multiplies itself and creates flesh around it that we call the physical organ – heart. This initial particle that out pictures the heart and other organs including the entire body, is in fact a tiny particle that can ultimately be identified by physicists. This particle may already be identified at the atom smashing research done at CERN where the so called “God particle” has been discovered. Mayan says this form he saw is indeed as St. Therese described. Mayan also said that this particle goes from a cuboidal shape to a polygonal shape (shown as octagon), and then to a round shape as it becomes fully manifest. (This sequence is demonstrated by the well known image called lingam, which begins with a square bottom, octogonal mid- secetion and circular top). In the picture below from National Geographic, the process of atom smashing reveals this “God particle” (also called Higgs boson) born of immense light and formed into a round form. This coincides with what Mayan described. Researchers in particle physics say that this particle is at the “heart of all matter.”
Finally, we can access this “God particle” within the cave of our heart as described by the mystics and yogis. In accessing this, thoughts cease and we are overcome by a peace beyond all understanding. Living in a Vaastu home or having a small vaastu garbha (building) in your yard increases your opportunity to experience your own “God particle”, your source, and gain this profound well being.
Perhaps you’ve never thought about having a gap between your thoughts and maybe cannot imagine it right now. After all, our thoughts tumble one right after the other, oftentimes overlapping. I’ve heard we can entertain hundreds of thoughts per minute but only about 5 or 6 ever reach our mind to register as a thought. So how could there possibly be any gap between thoughts? There is always a gap, or space between every thought just as there is a gap between every step into the next step that you take. You never think about it most likely; you just do it without realizing there is a gap.
Think about a trapeze artist. Everyone watches in awe as the performer let’s go of one bar as he/she flies through the air, grabbing for the bar swinging towards him. But think about it – there was a momentary, split second gap between the release of one bar and the grabbing of another. A lot can happen during that split second. The performer can actually grab hold of the bar swinging towards him and wow his audience, or completely miss the bar and experience a catastrophic result. The same is true in our lives – we can experience a wonderful success or experience a catastrophe through our gaps.
In the gap is your realness, the space in which for that moment there is silence. This is where you can quiet your mind and meditate. You’ve probably heard that it’s important to meditate every day, but if you’re like many individuals, you just can’t seem to squeeze it into your busy schedule. Or perhaps you are like some individuals who find they cannot quiet their mind chatter so simply give up trying to meditate. Yet meditation is life’s most powerful tool!
So why is it so difficult to stay in the gap? Our minds have been conditioned to be active and continually moving from one thought to another. We have created the busy schedules for ourselves because we have been programmed that this is the norm and what is expected of us. But when we do this we never have a chance to discover who we really are or what our truths are, for it is in the silence that these things are revealed…in the gap. Nor can we calm our brains and our bodies if they are always in action mode.
Deepak Chopra has been an advocate of meditation for many years and teaches various forms of meditation in his centers and programs. Many other healers and teachers follow suit with meditation programs as well, and this is due to the realization of the good it does for anyone when they regularly meditate. Dr. Michael Lam promotes meditation as part of recovery for adrenal fatigue and Dr. Henry Emmons tells us that meditation is critical for calming and balancing the brain. In my own life, I was a procrastinator about taking the time to meditate, but every time I made the time for even 5 or 10 minutes of meditating, I felt so much lighter and uplifted, and my body was calmer.
Meditation really has no rules. It simply means sitting quietly for a period of time without thoughts or movements. Many assume the lotus pose, but as soon as you sit down your mind doesn’t stop running thoughts through. Your goal is to acknowledge the thoughts but not to put any feelings to them…just let them be and slip right on through your mind. Here are some tips that were sent to me when I participated in Deepak Chopra’s 21-day Meditation Challenge a few months ago. They were tremendously helpful to me and I hope they will be beneficial to you as well.
1. Have no expectations. Sometimes the mind is too active to settle down. Sometimes it settles down immediately. Sometimes it goes quiet but you may not notice. Anything can happen because the goal is not to control the session.
2. Be easy with yourself. Meditation isn’t about getting it right or wrong. Surrendering to whatever happens is also an indication that you are on the right track. It’s about letting your mind find its true nature.
3. Really be there. If your attention is somewhere else, thinking about your next appointment, errand or meal, gently shift your attention back to the “So Hum (I AM)” mantra. Focusing on your mantra will help lead you back to the gap between thought.
Using the So-Hum mantra was a big help to me. As you sit quietly, taking slow, deep breaths in through your nose and then quietly exhaling through your nose, you simply think in your mind “So” as you inhale and “Hum” as you exhale. If you find your mind wandering, simply focus back on your breathing and the mantra. You may have to do this a lot in the beginning, but over time you will get the hang of this and be able to stay in the gap more readily.
The wonderful part of the gap (silence) is that it is only pure love. We want to operate our lives from love but often find ourselves operating from the fear of the world. In the space of love is where we know our truths and can create the desires of our heart. It is here that you can shift your beliefs, and inner silence is the place where you can heal. In her book Embraced by the Light, Betty Eadie, who experienced a near death experience and whose spirit traveled through death to the other side and back, said she discovered this on the other side: “Above all, I was shown that love is supreme. I saw that truly without love we are nothing. We are here to help one another, to care for one another, to understand, forgive and serve one another, and we are here to have love for every person born on earth.”
Sometimes while sitting quietly some old unpleasant experiences (stories) may surface. This is a great time to notice an experience and feel the negative feelings connected to it, but recognize it serves no purpose in your life and let it go. You can release the weight from around your neck and be free from it in this space of love.
Another benefit of daily meditation is that it has been proven to provide deeper levels of intuition and creativity. If you want to wake up your intuition and connect with the realm of spirit, or revive your stagnant creativity, this is a way to open up the channels within you. Additionally, it provides relief from stress, more restful sleep, more inner calm, and many health benefits. It has been noted that a deep meditation can literally revive the body just as sleep can!
So why wouldn’t you want to make use of this amazing gift of the gap between thoughts, given all the benefits it can provide in your life? Why not try it for just five minutes to start? The key is to simply begin, and once you get the momentum rolling, I believe you’ll see the benefits in your life and won’t want to live a day without meditating. Remember, there are no rules and there is no time-frame requirement…that is your choice. But even ten minutes per day can dramatically change your life for the better.
– Dr. Carolyn Porter
We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through.
Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love
and then we return home — Australian Aboriginal proverb
I remember the serene humongous place filled with misty white light and pillars. I can still feel the awe from the first time I visited this place in my dreams as a child. Despite the powerful authority in its being this place had a sacred, soothing, loving, sublime energy. Everything seemed bathed in glowing, misty white light as if it the place was made out of clouds. At the time I did not know what I was tapping into but I do remember I wanted to stay there longer.
As far as I can recall even as a child I was always intrigued by the cycle of life and death. I had a deep awareness of a bigger plan and purpose. Visit to the misty white halls during sleep as a child and waking up with messages of wisdom beyond my earth age was mind boggling for my parents to say the least. I felt an unexplainable connection to this secret place and was pleasantly surprised when I consciously accessed the Akashic records for the first time many years after. It was a feeling of Déjà vu, a feeling of coming home. As soon as I accessed my records soothing sound of chimes and harp greeted me. A feeling of love emanated from the records and I could feel the loving joy in my heart. Surrounded with love I witnessed visuals and words as if I was watching a 4D PowerPoint presentation.
Who are we?
Most of us are seeking answers regarding our soul journey to explain who we are, what our soul purpose is, why do we suffer, why certain things, issues, patterns are so persistent in our lives? Why no amount of effort is good enough to change them? It’s like being caught in a vicious circle where the variables (people, places, and situations) change but the patterns persist. They just change form but don’t disappear.
Our essence is divine. We embody the Source, representing the highest vibration of love. We are an integral part of Universal Consciousness and are never isolated. Earth is our school where we take human form and incarnate lifetime after lifetime. We learn lessons for soul advancement through life experiences to manifest the spiritual perfection we embody at a physical earth plane. Through these experiences we continue our journey of spiritual growth and evolvement with the latent desire to align ourselves with our ultimate soul purpose – to be one with Source.
I remember during my first conscious journey in the Akashic records I was looking for answers to some relationship issues. I was definitely not expecting the insights that came through from not one but three previous lifetimes. Saying that I was taken by surprise would be an understatement. I had no idea the issues affecting one relationship was a string of patterns that were manifesting in other areas of my life as well and they were definitely not working in my benefit. The origin of these issues was totally unexpected and it took a little while for the awareness to sink in. With awareness came healing followed by a sense of liberation. Ever since I started connecting with the energy of Akashic records I have been able to see past the illusion and make life choices that have opened (still opening) new doors and opportunities that I couldn’t have dreamt of earlier.
What are Akashic Records?
Akasha is a Sanskrit word which means ether, primary or primordial substance out of which everything is formed. It surrounds us in entirety. Akashic records or hall of records as referred to by some is multi-dimensional library of light wherein all the information and wisdom pertaining to each and every soul ever incarnated is encoded in light. The wisdom of the Akashic records is very sublime and for centuries was only available to seers, saints and highly evolved souls. It is a responsibility that was only entrusted to the ones who were capable of respecting its sacredness. However, in the Age of Aquarius as humanity is evolving we have come from a state of dependency to a state of responsibility, taking conscious ownership for our spiritual growth and evolution.
Akashic records have existed from the beginning of time. Even though the name is derived from Sanskrit these are recognized and interpreted by different names across different cultures and belief systems (in ‘Torah’ as the book of remembrance; in Bible as the Book of Life). According to Garuda Purana, Chitragupta tracks and builds a record of every action of each life form from birth to death. In mystical traditions these documents are referred to as the Akashic records, said to contain every action that has ever taken in the universe. Edgar Cayce (1877-1945) the American mystic also known as the ‘sleeping prophet’ used the trance channeling method to access the records and relayed information and wisdom pertaining to spirituality and human evolution. Besides Edgar Cayce theosophist Helena Blavatsky (1831-1891) referred to “indestructible tablets of the astral light” recording both the past and future of human thought and action; Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) also referred to the Akashic Records in his writings. According to quantum physicist Ervin Laszlo -“it is the electromagnetic imprint of everything that’s ever happened in the Universe”. In simple language it would be fair to call Akashic records a vibrational filing system where every thought, word, emotion, action generated by soul experience since its beginning is recorded which translates directly to past, present and future possibilities.
These records are not set in stone. They are ever evolving and this trait can be attributed to Karma. We are all too familiar with ‘Karma’ – the concept of “action” or “deed”, which causes the entire cycle of cause and effect. Commonly used in Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Taoism; it is synonymous with “what goes around comes around” and “one reaps what one sows” in western culture. It refers to the totality of our actions and their reactions in this and past lifetimes, all of which shapes our future.
Where are Akashic Records located and how they can be accessed?
Akashic records exist in the higher realms of Consciousness in Akasha above the astral plane and are guarded by the powerful beings of light. These gatekeepers of the records have never been incarnated. They do not have physical bodies or names and their strong energetic presence can only be felt. Their responsibility is to ensure the sacredness and sanctity of the records is protected and maintained.
While accessing information about past lifetimes we tap into the seventh vibration and above where all the information pertaining to past lifetimes is stored. There are various ways of accessing the energy of the Akashic records like trance channelling, meditations, sacred prayers, breathing techniques etc. I use a sacred prayer to align with the heart and soul of the records. It gives the attunement or the key to fine tune the messages and wisdom being received from this sublime realm. Once the Records are opened the Keepers of the Records direct the course and as guided the information that is most valuable for the one whose records are being read is retrieved.
In the sublime energy of the Akasha all inner sensory receptors are awakened and intuition is heightened. As we open to Divine guidance we allow ourselves to receive the illuminating wisdom that comes from the ascended beings of light.
How can accessing Akashic Records heal?
In search of answers, we seek help from others looking for a ray of hope and explanation about the causes of what we are going through, not to mention a quick fix as remedy. While the energy field and vibration can give us some information, the long lasting healing power lies deep within our soul.
When Akashic records are accessed the information pertaining to current life situations is always highlighted. Many times latent patterns come to surface so they can be healed. Akashic records are like an online resource (if you think about it they are literally like a virtual library); the more questions we ask the more clear answers we receive.
The past lives specifics like who I was in the past life or what I did in that life is not important. What is important is the wisdom that comes from accessing those lifetimes, the insight into any karmic debts, blockages or patterns that are still manifesting in this life as a result of previous lifetimes.
The records point out the origin of such karmic debts, patterns or blockages which in most cases can be traced back to previous lifetimes. Some of these are linked to unfinished business or pending lessons that the soul has yet to learn. In some cases these are the triggers to remind the soul of lessons mastered in previous lifetime that are waiting to be activated through memory in this lifetime.
Akashic Records provide all the information and understanding so one can take appropriate action. They empower us so we can create a change in our life, release self-limiting beliefs, transform relationships in our inner and outer Universe and embrace peace as a way of life. They never tell us what to do. The guidance comes from a non-judgemental place of love and compassion providing opportunities for growth and direction for soul’s advancement.
The Akashic Record Connection
Learning to access one’s own Akashic records is empowering. By aligning with the energy of our soul’s records we gain insight, guidance and wisdom to overcome issues and challenges which enables us to live our life fully and abundantly. It gives us a sense of accountability and deep healing as layers peel off and we discover our self beyond the mirage of time and space. Accessing records of others is an enriching experience because it’s not only an opportunity to assist someone progress on their life path but also many times the messages received contain wisdom that applies to our life. One of the most common feedbacks I receive after Akashic record session is “feeling light as if some weight is lifted off.”
The wisdom and knowledge encoded in Akashic records is sacred. To strengthen the relationship with the records it’s important to work with integrity in the records. When we work from a place of pure, unconditional love without interference from our Ego we are able to receive and translate the messages clearly making amazing progress possible.
– Bhavya Gaur
If we can feel that
It is not our voice,
Not our fingers,
But some reality deep inside our heart
Which is expressing itself,
Then we will know that it is
The soul’s music.
The outer music
Comes from an outer instrument.
The inner music
Comes from the heart.
The name of this inner music
Music is the inner or universal language of God. I do not know French or German or Italian. But if music is played, immediately the heart of the music enters into my heart, or my heart enters into the music. At that time, we do not need outer communication; the inner communion of the heart is enough. My heart is communing with the heart of the music and in our communion we become inseparably one.
In the spiritual world, next to meditation is music, the breath of music. Meditation is silence, energising and fulfilling. Silence is the eloquent expression of the inexpressible. Aldous Huxley says: “After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.”
Silence is the source of everything. It is the source of music and it is music itself. Silence is the deepest, most satisfying music of the Supreme. Silence is like a stream that goes to one place and becomes a river, or to another place and becomes a brook, or to the sea where it is totally expanded.
Silence is the nest and music is the bird. The bird leaves the nest early in the morning and returns to the nest in the evening. Similarly, in the spiritual world, divine music comes from the inmost soul of silence.
Soulful music immediately awakens and inspires our hearts because it embodies the Absolute Supreme. Soulful music is the Light that wants to express itself in a divine way. Even as darkness wants to manifest its authority on earth, Light also wants to manifest its Reality and Divinity in a specific way. Light is the soul of everything. Light is the soul of music, Light is the soul of love and Light is the soul of all art. When Light divinely manifests itself in the form of music, it is the music of the soul.
Music means Self-expansion and oneness. The Self expands through music. The Self that expands is not the individual self but the unlimited Self. Music is the expansion of unlimited Reality.
We can use music to help us in our spiritual life provided we know that music and the spiritual life are like twin brothers; we cannot separate them. How can we separate two fingers, two eyes? They sit side by side. If one eye is not functioning well, then we feel that our vision is imperfect. Similarly, music and the spiritual life must go together; one complements the other. Music helps the spiritual seeker to go deep within to get the utmost satisfaction from life, from truth, from reality. The spiritual life, in turn, helps music to offer its capacity and its strength, which is the soul’s light, to the world at large.
When we listen to soulful music, or when we ourselves play soulful music, immediately our inner existence climbs up high, higher, highest. It climbs up and enters into something beyond. This Beyond is constantly trying to help us, guide us, mould us and shape us into our true transcendental image, our true divinity. When we hear soulful music, or when we play a soulful piece of music, we feel a kind of inner thrill in our entire existence, from the soles of our feet to the crown of our head. A river is flowing through us, a river of consciousness, and this consciousness is all the time illumined.
Next to deep prayer or meditation, music is of paramount importance. Meditation is like a direct route, or shortcut, to the goal. Music is a road that is absolutely clear: it may be a little longer, but it is quite clear of obstacles. If we can play soulful music or hear soulful music, the power of our meditation increases. Soulful music adds to our aspiration. Similarly, if a spiritual seeker wants to be a musician, even if he does not have a musical background, he will be able to be a good musician because prayer and meditation contain all capacities. You may never have studied music, but if you pray and meditate soulfully, then inside your prayer, inside your meditation, by the Grace of the Supreme, the power of music looms large. Then you can utilise this power in your own way.
Each time soulful music is played, we get inspiration and delight. In the twinkling of an eye, music can elevate our consciousness. But if we also pray and meditate, then we are undoubtedly more illumined and fulfilled than a music-lover who is not consciously leading a spiritual life. Each spiritual musician is consciously spreading God’s Light on earth. God is the cosmic Player, the eternal Player, and we are His instruments. It is the Supreme who makes the proper instrument. Then, it is He who makes the player play properly, and it is He who makes the musician.
Soulful and spiritual music really helps us; it feeds our inner life. Music has tremendous power. With fire we can burn ourselves, or we can cook and do many other good things. It is the same with music. Divine music immediately elevates our consciousness, whereas undivine music immediately lowers our consciousness and tries to destroy our sincere inner cry for a better spiritual life. The spiritual person will immediately be affected by this music. So music can change our consciousness provided it is the music that comes from the heart and enters into the heart. The music that touches the very depth of our heart can elevate our consciousness.
Our senses are restless. Therefore, our mind suffers. Our mind is doubtful. Therefore, our senses suffer. The mind has no capacity to bind or discipline the senses. Here music comes to the mind’s rescue. With the help of music, the mind binds and disciplines the senses and makes them into perfect instruments so they can be inundated with peace, light and bliss from above.
Again, when the mind is doubtful, when the mind drinks deep of doubt-poison, the senses have no capacity to inject faith into the mind. Here also music comes to the rescue. The senses take help from music to transform and illumine themselves. When the senses are calm and quiet, the doubtful mind is totally transformed and it becomes inseparably one with the heart, which is all receptivity. At that time our Inner Pilot—the Supreme Musician can manifest Himself blessingfully, powerfully and measurelessly. As He is manifesting Himself in and through us, the divine music becomes part and parcel of our existence and we grow into perfect Perfection. In and through us the Supreme Musician creates a new world. We become the divine music, and a new vision of God’s transcendental Reality operates in and through us.
– Sri Chinmoy, Music and Spirituality