Whirled Musings

Across the Universe with Cosmic Connie, aka Connie L. Schmidt...or maybe just through the dung-filled streets and murky swamps of pop culture -- more specifically, the New-Age/New-Wage crowd, pop spirituality & religion, pop psychology, self(ish)-help, business babble, media silliness, & related (or occasionally unrelated) matters of consequence. Hope you're wearing boots. (By the way, the "Cosmic" bit in my moniker is IRONIC.)

Friday, September 29, 2006

Chants occurrences

I just got a marvelous notice in my email about a new sacred chant that could be very beneficial to all of us. Well, actually, it is a very old sacred chant, but, of course, it has been newly rediscovered and copyrighted. The copyright holder is a woman who calls herself Lumari, a psychic, spiritual teacher, and author in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Lumari is graciously offering a way for us to move into "a greater personal and global healing," and to "create the ‘New Illuminated Paradigm’ that will bring more light, more freedom and awakening into each individual life and into the entire human collective."

The medium by which we can effect this New Illuminated Paradigm is something called Alawashka. In context, I cannot tell if Alawashka is a language or a goddess or something else altogether. Maybe you can figure it out from Lumari’s description: "Alawashka is the original language and vibrational source of creation…the first energy and consciousness that was brought into being to generate pure creation energy – to create in full integrity, joy and enlightenment form Source, from the Divine, from the Goddess."

Lumari continues, "Alawashka is the first language emitted from Divine Source and She reverberates pure creation energy. The time has finally come where her blessings can graciously infuse our world. Of course, it takes energy and awareness on our part to bring these new potent vibrations forward."

Of course!

As a free gift to get us started on the pathway to creation, Lumari offers her new Breath of Miracles Chant, which, she says, "reverberate with sacred energy to help you manifest special frequencies necessary for our transition and to create energies, attunements and profound understanding and realignment – also known as healing or transformation."

And as my gift to you, here is the Breath of Miracles Chant (please note that it is copyright 2006 by Lumari):

(wahl wah’-koo see’-mah rah-nah’-tah)
Within this wonder, Spirit love brings joyful light into my sweet soul.

(mee’-stah mah-yah mah-lee’-kah)
I am continually born in a breath of miracles.

Time: 10 minutes. 25 minutes (if you meditate with these wonderful energies)
Close your eyes.
Take a slow deep breath and center yourself. Move into a deep space of clarity and relaxation.
Hold a gentle focus on these words and this chant. Allow the energy and words to gentle fill you and carry you energetically.

Chant this Alawashka Sacred Chant 13 times in a row. Then, sit quietly for a few minutes and let the energies flow.

Engage in this chant . . .

1. For general healing energies.

2. To release limitations in your personal flow or perceptions.

3. Upon awaking in the morning and before sleep to attune yourself to higher spiritual levels.

4. For newborns and young children to celebrate their arrival and open new energies to their personal joy and embrace.

As you chant and meditate with these words, notice what transpires in the moment, in the day, with the people you encounter and in your life! Be open to receive the new perceptions, connections and opportunities that arise from this Alawashka chant.

So… is Alawashka a language, a goddess, a sound, or the Source of all creation? I guess the answer is yes to all of the above. But Alawashka is also – and this should come as no big surprise – the name of a book that just happens to be penned by Lumari. And it has been praised by people with some pretty impressive credentials. For example, someone named Springs Romano, Reverend and Doctor of Metaphysics – Hawaiian Islands, wrote:

It is with the passion of Truth that I can say that Alawashka is "The Bible of the Millenium (sic)." It will restore all apprentices of Spirit to fullness of purpose, truth and heart. Our search is over! ALAWASHKA leads us back to this healing place. ALAWASHKA is an inspiration and source for anyone who wishes to restore their conscious wholeness and re-align with the forgotten sound of the creative core of the Universe. Gracious Aloha to Lumari for feeling the sound of creation, having unwavering trust in Her voice and the knowing that the time for restoration of spiritual sovereignty is upon us.

Now, I have no objection whatsoever to the idea of the Creator of the Universe as a female entity, though I rather think that if there is a Creator, s/he is androgynous (or, alternatively, it is asexual). However, I am a bit wary of the complexity of Lumari’s chant. I am of the no-frills-chant school, and I think we should keep things simple by sticking with your basic OM (or OHM, as it is sometimes spelled). But even that has its hazards. Like wishes and prayers, you really need to be very careful what you chant for.

A case in point: a Worldwide OM Celebration that took place just this past Winter Holiday season — more specifically, on the day of the Winter Solstice. It happened to a group of perceptually-challenged activists in my city who call themselves DAMN (No More Ashamed Dyslexics). "We've been active as a group since 1978," says Reed Ashback Werdz, the spokesperson for DAMN. "No, make that 1987. We're a spiritually-based, 21-step program like Alcoholics Anonymous and similar groups."

Being a spiritually aware group, the DAMNers were enthusiastic about participating in the worldwide OM Meditation. The OM sound, as everyone knows, is a powerful self-actualizing vibration that contains the primordial essence of creation. In a word, it works, though often in mysterious ways. OMers often see immediate results from their Meditation. The decision for the DAMN group to participate in the planetary event was unanimous.

"So we got together on the designated day," Ashback Werdz explains. "And at noon on the dot, we began chanting."

What happened next blew them away.

"We'd gone through several rounds of chanting," says Ashback Werdz. "when suddenly we all felt a subtle change in the room, a Presence, if you will. Then all of us, all at once, experienced a jolt that felt, for lack of a better description, like two cosmic fingers poking our eyeballs."

The experience was disconcerting, to say the least. But the intrepid DAMNers, accustomed to challenges, kept right on chanting: "MMMMMMO. MMMMMMO. MMMMMMO...."

And then the Face appeared in the room.

"It was a man's face," recalls Ashback Werdz. "He had a rather stern and yet somehow goofy countenance, and dark hair worn in a soup-bowl cut. And all of us in the room saw the same image."

The image remained for as long as the chant lasted, and it gradually faded. When it was all over, the people in the group felt as if they had truly been transformed.

"For me, well, for all of us, our entire outlook has changed," Ashback Werdz says softly. "It was our own ‘Miracle on 43rd Street.’ Ever since that day, we've all been going around laughing this goofy laugh, poking each other in the eyeballs, hitting each other on the head with hammers and I guess just generally acting sort of silly by society's standards, but you know, that's okay. It's kind of strange, too, that other groups we talked to who participated in the chant were very puzzled by our experience…not one of them saw the Face that we saw. But that's okay too! Our experience was magical; it made the holidays magical for us, and the magic has carried over into this whole past year. And I'll tell you something, we can't wait to participate in the next MO chant."

So, yes, chanting works. But as I said, you have to be very, very careful.

NOTE: The Ascended Masters of the Universal Off-White Brotherhood, who hold the copyright for the OM Sound, have recently granted me exclusive distribution rights to OM Technology, and anyone participating in a public OM Chant must now pay royalties of $100.00 per person to me. Also, while participation in the global OM events has been free up to now, the Masters have told me that all future Meditations will require a $500.00 Advance Love Donation from each participant ($750.00 at the door, wherever that door may be). Send all royalty payments for public OM chanting, and/or Advance Love Donation for the next Worldwide Chant, along with a large-denomination Amazon Gift Certificate, to: Cosmic Connie / Dept. OM, care of this blog.

* My sincerest apologies to the half-dozen people who may have read a version of the MO chant bit in my BLP (book-like product), Cosmic Relief. I did not have time to think up anything truly original for today’s post, because I am in a hurry to start my wicked weekend with the Reverend Ron. Primal sounds will almost certainly be involved. Oops, TMI again.



Blogger Steve Salerno said...

Hey, I actually used to KNOW Mr. Meyer Malika--he sold stereos off the tailgate of his truck in the storied Flatbush section of Brooklyn, where I grew up. I bet they stole that portion of the chant from his name!...

CosCon, they jes' keeps gettin' better n' better. How 'bout we trade blogs?

Friday, September 29, 2006 12:56:00 PM  
Blogger Cosmic Connie said...

Thanks, Steve! I would trade blogs, but the problem is that your blogging job is far more difficult than mine, and I am kind of lazy...:-)

Friday, September 29, 2006 1:16:00 PM  

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