The Maharishi Effect – The Real Reason Meditation Feels So Good

(Previously posted on vedicknowledge.com which is sadly no longer online. Thank you.)

While you relax and meditate ... Focus on the soothing sounds of the waves hitting the sand on the beach.The Maharishi Effect is the phenomenon of the rise of coherence in the collective consciousness of any community. Scientific research has clearly demonstrated that when one per cent of the population of a city or town practices Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation Program, the crime rate significantly decreases. Similarly, when groups of individuals practicing Maharishi’s TM-Sidhi Program equal at least the square root of one per cent of a population, there is a significant reduction of crime and accidents, as well as an increase in stock prices, decreased pollution, decreased unemployment, and decreased hostilities between nations.

The basis of the Maharishi Effect is the rise of collective consciousness. Collective consciousness is the wholeness of consciousness of any specific group. For example, when we talk of community consciousness, we merely put together the consciousness of all the individuals who make up the community; for national consciousness we put together the consciousness of all the citizens of a nation.

There are innumerable divisions and organizations of collective consciousness, but among these there are seven principal levels: family consciousness, community consciousness, city consciousness, state or provincial consciousness, national consciousness, world consciousness, and universal consciousness, each created by the individuals within the group.

The phenomenon of collective consciousness can best be understood by examining the concept of a field, as described by modern science. Physicists delineate a variety of infinite, unbounded, and all-pervasive fields that operate invisibly throughout creation, governing the activities of innumerable Laws of Nature. For example, the electromagnetic field—one of the four principal force fields—permeates the entire universe, and enables radio and television transmitters to send signals by creating waves within the field. While the waves are unseen, they nonetheless create effects with which we are all familiar—the sounds and images of radio and television.

Renewed Life near the Halema'uma'u Crater in Hawai'i.Likewise, the other three fundamental force fields—gravitation, weak interaction, and strong interaction—also pervade everything and behave invisibly throughout Nature. Self-referral consciousness is also a field, though on an even more fundamental level, for it is the omnipresent, invisible, and unbounded field from which all force and matter fields emerge.

Just as a radio transmitter can create waves in the electromagnetic field, individuals constantly create influences on all parts of creation simply because consciousness permeates every aspect of the material universe. To illustrate, if a stone is thrown into a pond, waves are produced that travel throughout the pond. Each wave produces some effect in every part of the pond. Similarly, the wave of individual life, through its activity, produces an influence in all parts of the cosmos.We send out waves like a ripple in a pond

On the basis of this same principle, the direct experience of self-referral consciousness influences every aspect of the universe, enlivening it with the perfect order and harmony inherent within self-referral consciousness. For this reason, groups of individuals can create very powerful effects in the environment through their collective practice of the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi program—through their self-referral practice, they enliven every aspect of the universe by stimulating its most fundamental constituent, consciousness, and they especially enliven the collective consciousness of the city or province or nation in which they are located.

Since collective consciousness is created by the individuals within it, as individual consciousness grows, collective consciousness rises; and as collective consciousness rises individual consciousness grows. In other words, as an individual regularly experiences self-referral consciousness and enlivens it in his own awareness, the levels of collective consciousness in which he participates—family, city, province, nation, etc.—are simultaneously improved. This higher value of collective consciousness in turn affects, in a positive way, every one of the individual members of that level of collective consciousness.

Since individual and collective consciousness maintain this reciprocal relationship, a group of individuals practicing the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi program will bring a powerful influence of orderliness and harmony to collective consciousness, enabling an entire population to act more coherently, more harmoniously, and more in accord with Natural Law. On this basis, Maharishi has brought to light the potential for every nation to create invincibility for itself and for all its citizens.

Invincibility not only describes the ability of a nation to maintain impregnability to its enemies—both within the nation and outside of it—it also describes a state in which every aspect of national life is in perfect balance. Invincibility is a state of fully integrated, perfectly coherent national consciousness, in which the inner depth of consciousness is integrated with the outer values of life. Maharishi has described invincibility in his book Enlightenment and Invincibility in the following words:

The sign of invincibility of a nation will be from the integrated value of harmony in the country. The tensions and disharmonies will be less, the flowering of business will be there, trade and industry will be increasing, people will be happy, sickness will be less, seasons will be in time, crops will be abundant, the economy will be better; the nation’s influence in the family of nations will be greater and more appreciated. The internal growth of cultural integrity will be more, people will be functioning more in accordance with the Laws of Nature, they will not violate the Laws of Nature, and therefore they will not create problems for themselves and for others.

That country will be more and more loving to all other countries. The influence of good from the country will be purifying for the whole family of nations. So everyone will love the country. These will be the songs of the growth of invincibility of the nation. (p. 66)

When a significant number of individuals practice the TM-Sidhi Program, in a group (the size varies depending upon the size of the nation’s population), the infinite coherence inherent within self-referral consciousness is spontaneously enlivened in collective consciousness, and every aspect of national life becomes connected. National life not only becomes perfectly balanced, but no negative influences from outside or from within the society can disturb this balance.

Choosing Our Next Lifetime and Being Born Again

In one past life that I remembered, I chose who and when to be reborn.

I actually saw the my conception …. and then my birth. It is weird, but somehow I’m okay with it.

This is from my past life memories as Annabelle Rosalina Georges of France in 1795 AD.

After Annabelle died and went into The Light, visited a large group of friends in the greeting room, and received treatment by the healing angels, she decided to check on those left behind via a meditation area located in Heaven.

It is through meditation on the other side that those who have passed over come to visit their loved ones.

Here Annabelle watched over the husband and daughter she left behind. This excerpt is taken from my book, Life Is Just Another Class—One Soul’s Journey Through Past Life Regression…..

I recall that during our argument, I was upset about the horses, but also because of his infidelity. I hear the French words, “Très mal.” I see him in bed with her again. This scene becomes an opportunity for me.

Rosie appears to be fine. I watch her pet the dog for a long while.

I choose my next life as the son of Hubert and his new woman. I saw my conception in that last glimpse of my husband while meditating. I am born as Hubert Georges to be close to Rosie.

I watch myself being born into this world again. Rosie is excited to have a new baby stepbrother. I grow up thin in stature with straight dark brown hair.

 

being born

 

For more… see Amazon where you can look inside to see more of the book or at Barnes & Noble.

A Tribute to Dr. Masaru Emoto 1943-2014.

His work was so incredible. Thank you Dr. Masaru Emoto for all your photos and words.Masaru Emoto -2014

His photos of proof of how the energy of water is directly related to the words, feelings and even music that is directed to it, is truly amazing. Thank you Masaru.

He gained worldwide acclaim through his groundbreaking research and discovery, that water is deeply connected to our individual and collective consciousness.

He is the author of the best-selling books Messages from Water, The Hidden Messages in Water, The True Power of Water and Love Thyself. He has now also authored two children’s books, The Secret of Water for the children of the world, and The Message from Water children’s version. He was a long-time advocate for peace in relation to water.

We are made up of mostly water. Dr. Emoto’s work proved that water crystals form beautifully when beautiful thoughts, feelings are shown to it. (Even if it had been exposed to harsh chemicals at first) and that if water was exposed to mean words, harsh sounds, etc. the water crystal would be distorted and deformed.

It is so important to know that what we say and think affects us (and everything) on such a deep level.

Always use positive, loving words.

Love to you! xoxox

Me, Talking about my Daughter’s Past Life on National TV!!!

What an experience!

Missed it on TV, here is the full episode. Well…. it used to be available. Sadly, now it is not.

It includes two stories. One about my daughter remembering being killed when a B25 bomber crashed into the Empire State Building in 1945. The second, a very interesting story too, about a boy who remembered being in the military and his involvement with the massacre of Native Americans in the U.S.

Watch LMN for Ghost Inside My Child – Season 2 Episode 1 Premiere. Here is the link to LMNs site.

More on the plane crash into the Empire State Building in 1945.

If you read in the comments of this article, viewers are wondering if Anne’s children are still alive. Claire remembered her children as young, around 5-10 years old at the time. She is wondering about them too.

Is there anyone out there that can help us do research? A photo of Anna May Gerlach (born Anna May Silvey circa 1905 in Sag Harbor, NY – parents were Charles and Rose Silvey. Husband deceased – William Gerlach? Can we find out about her two daughters? We only have one name – Joan Mori Gerlach age 11. We would be very appreciative!

Thank you!

xoxo

Karen

The Quiet of the Soft Snow Falls Gently

It is snowing big, beautiful flakes of soft snow outside today!

I love to watch the snow fall gently from the sky.

It is quiet.

Serene.

It blankets the Earth.

It makes it appear like a large blank canvas …

just waiting for splashes of color to be added to the landscape.

Peaceful snow

How to Attract the Things you Want

What do you want in your life? 

“Use whatever excuse you can to vibrate in harmony with those things you’ve been saying you want.

And when you do, those things that are a vibrational equivalent flow into your experience in abundance.

Not because you deserve it, not because you’ve earned it, but because it’s the natural consequence of the Law of Attraction.

That which is like unto itself is drawn.”

an awesome quote by Esther and Abraham Hicks

Like Attracts LikeOnce you understand that we are all really just vibrating energy and that like attracts like, life gets easier.

Look at an atom, it is a measurement of its vibration thus we are all made of atoms vibrating. Our aura is another energy field that is located in, through and around us. Everything has a vibration.

What you are emanating in a vibration comes to you. Our thoughts are vibrations.

Did you ever notice something, like a new word or a particular kind of car and then hear and see that word or notice that kind of car everywhere over the next few days afterwards? That happened through the law of attraction. You were thinking about it and more came to you that is similar.

In this quote above, she is saying to really act as though it has already happened, already received. This act of using your imagination brings your vibration to match what it is you want.

Another way to talk about vibration and how to raise it to the highest level which is love energy is by using some common phrases in everyday life. “That person is high on life” or “That person is walking on cloud nine” Both of these images bring to mind a cartoon character that is floating around with a blissful smile on their face. These people are both happy because of a love in their lives. Love is a high vibrating energy. To attract love, you have to be loving in all that you do.

What Makes You Happy?

What makes you, yes you, happy?

Really happy?

You don’t know?

Make a written or mental list over the next few weeks on what you are doing when you smile.

You will start to see a pattern.

Maybe it is something you have not done in a long time and you think of it (for example, painting or drawing) and just the thought makes you smile.

Seeing a sunrise or a sunset always makes me smile.

Write it down.

Pretty soon you have a long list of things that make you happy. Start to do more of them. Pretty soon, you are happy all day.

Isn’t that what you want in life anyway … to be happy?

The absolutely cool part about knowing what makes you happy is that once you find your happiness, you fine your passion. Once you find your passion, abundance comes naturally.

What made you smile today?

Wishing on a Shooting Star and the Law of Attraction

When you wish upon a shooting star

I saw two stars shoot across the sky last night.

It is always fun to see rare heavenly happenings in the night sky. (Yes, I made a few wishes.) I always enjoy the beauty of the Earth around us. Seeing beautiful clouds, rainbows, trees, flowers, sunsets … you name it, I like to admire it in nature. (Well, there are some bugs we can do without).

Then, I started thinking about the occurrence… 

Was it belief in the law of attraction that I saw them?

Was it totally random?

Was it premonition?

You decide. Here’s what happened.

I sat outside visiting with my girlfriend. It is always nice to relax and talk. We were outside most of the evening – long enough to see the stars slowly come into full view. We watched as one by one, the stars became brighter and brighter.

As I sat there staring at the stars, I thought to myself, “I wonder if I will see any shooting stars tonight, since the Earth is traveling through the last of the Perseid meteors area?” Moments after this thought, I saw two shoot across the night sky.

I could not believe it.

I got out of my chair and I laid on her deck. I watched for another 20 minutes hoping to see another pass by, but I only saw the occasional airplane.

So, was that random, law of attraction or premonition? Something to think about, eh?

(My answer – Ask. Believe. Receive. Straight from the law of attraction.)

Either way, the world is awesome if you just look up to appreciate it.

Here is Abraham and Esther Hicks on the subject.

if you want more… I strongly recommend:

The Secret MOVIE on the Law Of Attraction

(Which coincidentally and in complete synchronicity I handed my friend a copy of this movie last night. More validation that this link on the whole movie popped up during my search for Abraham Hicks on purpose.)

We Are Energetic Beings. Need Proof?

Yes, we are energetic beings. Need proof without having a Kirlian photo of your aura taken?

long hair, for a lot of tickles

Here is one way you can tell right now … feel your hair.

Our hair is naturally part of us and part of our energy. Notice that your hair does not bother you while it stays connected to you. However, once one small piece of hair falls out and lands on your neck or arm, immediately it tickles your skin. Getting a piece stuck in your shirt can make you wiggle.

Why?

Well, that little hair became separate from you … separate from your energy. It is no longer a part of your whole being.

One of the first books I read in the beginning of my journey into metaphysics was, The Sense of Being Stared At by Rupert Sheldrake. It is a very thought provoking book filled with stories, studies and more.

The title says it all.

Just how do you know that the person sitting behind you is staring at you? How do you “feel” it? How do you know to turn around and look right at the person staring at you out of a crowd of hundreds?

We feel their energy touching our energy.

Yes, we are energetic beings.

The more I read about Einstein, the more I like him.

I believe

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Dream Day in Paris

I read an article the other day that said everyone should write their own horoscope. I thought, what a nice way to do a little law of attraction work. Some horoscopes are written for a year, month, week or day. This gave me the idea to write about my perfect dream day. I challenge you to write (or even daydream about) your dream day.

(Just letting you know that Sponge Bob’s song “The Best Day Ever” just popped in my mind. I think I listened to that CD one time too many when my kids were younger.)

Today, I am working on the social media aspect for my book: Life is Just Another Class – One Soul’s Journey Through Past Life Regression. (Every author should have a platform across the internet and beyond.) Are you interested in finding out more about my book? You can be one of the first to read Chapter 9 – the story of my lifetime as Howard Duish from the 1600’s. Plus, I include excerpts from seven additional chapters so you can learn how Howard made an impact in my current lifetime. I am writing this book as a tool to help you feel comfortable with remembering your own past lives. Sign up for chapter 9.

My Dream Day:

I wake up just in time to see the sunrise. As I look out the window over Paris, I breathe in the fresh air and smile. I start my day listening to a Deepak Chopra meditation. It is so nice to get in touch with your inner self. I pick up my phone and read my daily random affirmation as I take a walk down Rue Bonaparte to the local patisserie. You can smell the patisserie a block away – they have the best croissants. Yum. Their pastries are always so good. I walk back to my rental and write for a few hours. Then I check and update my social media, read an article on the quantum physics of the Maharishi effect and go over the speech I will be giving later.

Checking the time, I gather my painting supplies and walk out the door. The Louvre is having a special oil painting class today. The focus is on Mary Cassatt’s work and I am really looking forward to it. As I walk by the French Academy of Painting, I make a mental note to see what classes they offer. I arrive at the Louvre just in time. Painting class is fabulous, the smell of oil paint and thinner adds to the ambiance. I am sorry the class is only an hour.

It is 1pm now, just in time for lunch. I stop by one of the street venders and pick up a ham and cheese on baguette sandwich. I eat as I make my way across the bridge over the Seine River. Just as I get to the other side, I hear a concert echoing from a performance nearby. I recognize the sound of the harpsichord among the instruments. My favorite! I stand awhile, taking in the sound of the music. What a nice treat.

IOrange Sunset - Perfect end to a day get back home and check social media again while waiting for my children to Skype me online. I chat with my kids for a while. It is always nice to hear about their day, too bad they could not come. I get ready for tonight’s speech. Tonight I am talking about my book, Life is Just Another Class, taking questions and reading a short experiential meditation to a crowd of about 500. At the end, I announce the opening date for the movie (based on my book) and I am excited to tell the Parisians of the donation I will be making to their local children’s science center. I sign many books and speak to as many guests as possible. I just want everyone to feel comfortable experiencing their own past lives.

I take a short taxi ride back to the rental and relax. As I crawl into bed that evening I say, “What a fabulous day.”

Sometimes I Think I’m Psychic

Did you ever have a psychic experience in your life? Sometimes I think I am psychic and sometimes I don’t. It’s like it comes and goes… or is it really that I am not “listening” to my intuition. Hmmm.

Once, when I was probably only 8 or 10 years old, I had a psychic experience. I think the right term for it is a premonition. I was being watched by my grandparents while my mother was in the hospital giving birth to one of my younger siblings. We had just been picked up from school. It was a sunny afternoon. I remember being in the living room sitting on their carpet, probably doing homework (although, more likely, we were playing checkers).

Then I remember looking at their old corded phone and saying to my Grandmother: “Have you ever just picked up the phone and someone was on the other line… when the phone did not ring?” So, I picked up the receiver (which, I feel the need to clarify this – a phone in the 1970’s  automatically had a dial tone once it was picked up off of the base) and my Dad was on the other line, “Hello. Hello.” The phone never rang and someone WAS there. Wait. Didn’t I just say that!? It really threw me for a loop. Flabbergasted, I handed the phone to my Grandmother. Did that really just happen? I said it and then it happened.

With the new phones now, I never had the automatic pick up with a person there again. Well, unless you count the few times when the phone is ringing and I knew who it was before I saw the caller id. (Or that one time I was thinking of an old friend and then a minute later she called.) Now, I sometimes try to guess who is calling before I check. Just for fun.

I think about this pre-knowing/premonition occurrence the most when I am driving along, minding my own business and suddenly, I feel as though I need to slow down or to be more cautious. Immediately a thought that there may be a deer on the road or a cop car watching for speeding motorists is ahead. Then, there usually is… a deer or a cop… whichever I was just thinking about. I have an 80 percent probability of being right. I have woken up from nap during a long drive just to say to my husband, “slow down” only to see a cop on the side of the road not long afterwards. It is pretty convenient, I have to say.

Have you ever had a psychic experience? I’ll bet you have. We all are born with psychic abilities. Trust your intuition, you will surprise yourself.

I was Regressed by Dr. Brian Weiss during his Past Life Regression Class at Omega in New York

Early in 2007, I looked online to see what other Brian Weiss books I may be missing. I had the great fortune of coming across Brian’s website and saw that he was hosting a few classes at Omega in Rhinebeck, New York. I was thrilled. Unknowingly, I used “the secret” and came into the exact amount of money needed for the classes – just in time to book my reservation to take the weekend class plus the 5 day past life regression training class. I was so excited it was dream-like.

Omega is the most surreal, loving place I have ever visited.  Or maybe I was just really looking forward to actually meeting and learning directly from Brian Weiss. I met so many wonderful people at Omega.

During the 5 day training class, I sat in the front row each day. I did not want to miss a thing. I watched a few volunteers get the opportunity to be personally regressed by Brian. I have to say I was a little envious. Then, on the 3rd or 4th day, I gingerly raised my hand and volunteered. He picked me! I was thrilled beyond words. He was demonstrating how to do a quick hypnotic induction. I had been regressed a few times and had listened to Brian’s CD several times for self-regression. I easily went under. My eyes were flittering so fast.

I had remembered a few tidbits of past lives here and there. But during my regression with Brian, one life came to me very clear. So clear, I was gesturing so much to describe the room in which I was witnessing a birth, I nearly knocked the microphone from his hands.

What an experience!

 

It is My Turn to Try Telepathy

As I write this, I realized that I must have visited our local library a lot during high school. It was conveniently located right next door to school. I found a book that included information on how to do telepathy. Well, I had to know more since I read about it in Pebble in the Sky. (Remember, there is no instant information from the internet to be seen or heard of yet.)

After studying the book, I forced my younger siblings to participate in telepathy drawing experiments. I wanted to see if they could draw what I had drawn whilst they were in another room. We took turns like any good siblings would. I would try and draw what they had drawn without looking or talking to them too.

When the one who was drawing via telepathy was done, they called “Time!” And, we would run to see and compare our drawings. Mostly we were way off, but amazingly, we got a few incredibly close. The one picture I remember matching was of a large flower. Excitedly, we ran down to tell everyone. They did not really grasp the importance of this breakthrough (or maybe it was disbelief). But, that did not quell us from doing more experiments. I am sure my parents were glad we were playing nice and keeping out of trouble. It was hard to keep six kids quiet and happy.

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