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I know what you mean KAYOTIC, I'm also a collector, in my defense would like to say that for example in the past weeks looking through album of photos( I have too many) I could relive many magic moments that otherwise would be forgotten(my bad memory). I really enjoy my memory lane journey through photos and objects....

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Keeping the memory instead of keeping the thing...I've been thinking about that a lot, since I do tend to "collect" things....and then want to pare down because I have too many things....

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Laughter Meditation from Mind and Body Odyssey, what a nice way to start the day, I've been laughing the whole day....

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Day 22 no mantra just shaking and then the soothing music washing all over, it was an experience!
CAROLJEAN thanks for inviting us to participate in this challenge!

KAYOTIC thanks too for sharing your experiences and info about mp3. I'm going to buy it, it's going to be a new thing for me "downloading" lol...I hope it works...

I was thinking, when one likes something one tends to keep it... is it wise? or would it be better to have the memory of it and continue the journey.. for sure something else will come one's way to advance.......thoughts...I'm amazed how far I am now since my first meditation last year..... I've learned a lot .....thoughts.....

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Today's wasn't so much a mantra, but I must admit I rather enjoyed the shaking!

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day 21 too, I was sad, I've been enjoying these mantras/chants that I'm sad to be arriving to the end. I just listened too.
O Self-Effulgent light who has given birth to all the lokas! You, who is worthy of worship and who appears through the orbit of the Sun, please illumine our intellect!

Inner Tuning: I celebrate this most powerful of mantras that it may purify me and lead me to Liberation

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I got to day 21 this morning, it was a long mantra, so I just listened...hope I can get to day 22 tomorrow...if not, I'll miss out, since tomorrow is the last day for that one!

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May 21: day 20 Mantra Meditation: Embracing the qualities of each of the seven chakras, I honor all my actions as the divine expression of Creation.

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Just did day 19 Om Mani Pame Hum:
Compassion arises as I honor the potential of awakening within each of us, with the understanding that we are all one human family – brothers & sisters helping each other on the path to enlightenment.

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finished day 20 this morning. Didn't get to it yesterday, but I still have time to finish the series.

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May 17: day 17, May 18: day 17 again and May 19: Day 18 wow what a nice mantras.....


"There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness."

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What makes a person who they are, are the choices they make. Albus Dumbledore

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KAYOTIC I agree, these are powerful mantras and the meditation practice has been very good

Day 16 Medicine Budha:I invoke the Medicine Buddha by sending my prayer to the supreme heights where illness and spiritual ignorance is healed. I felt overwhelmed by the voices of the monks and after 108 repetitions my body and mind were vibrating.. I hope my prayer was heard

Teyata Om Bekanse, Bekanse........

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day 15 -healing-another good one! I'm sure you'll enjoy that one too, these are really great meditations....

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Day 14: Inner Budha, I accept myself as I am, what a catchy mantra, I loved the sound of Om muni muni maha muni shawa...my mind was fill with light.... feeling at peace....

Have a nice day everyone!

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KAYOTIC thanks a lot for the info, you know a lot!. I like the idea of the cloud and to burn in a CD, I have to learn to do that. You are right I LOVE day 13 Happiness; May all be happy...yeah! the feeling was one of "Yes we can" ...lol....

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Day 14 was really nice, and no technical difficulties today, so that made it even nicer!

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After a lot of technical difficulties today, I finally got day 13 going. You'll like this one too, Punchie, may all beings be happy. Nice sentiment.

Yes, if you send your downloads to the "cloud" they are a copy that resides on an outside server somewhere. Amazon cloud has servers in a couple of places for more back up. There are also companies that host backups for computers for a yearly fee. Amazon has a fee over a certain amount of data, probably most, if not all do. Or you could get a small external hard drive and back them up there yourself, then if your computer crashes you can put whatever you had backed up onto that external drive onto your new computer (or reload it onto your old one if you can get it fixed.)

Or you could download the programs, and burn them onto a CD for safekeeping I would imagine if you prefer that format. Most computers have that capability.

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DAY 12, Perfecting Wisdom:Gone, gone… gone far beyond to the awakened state.

Beautiful mantra and what an interesting voice the one from the monks. It's indeed a powerful mantra, Parayeta Gate Gate...

Have a bless Sunday! Happy Mother's Day!

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KAYOTIC thanks for the info, when you say back-up in i-Cloud does it mean sending a copy there? I'll wait for CarolJean's answer, because I'm having troubles with the last two meditations too, I even re-started my computer.

Today day 10 Reverence:
"Oh Divine Force, Spirit of All Creation, Highest Personality, Divine Presence, manifest in every living being - Supreme Soul manifested as the Divine Mother and as the Divine Father - I bow in deepest reverence". I repeated the song and it was better the second time around my mind was fill with the words quite focus.

Could it be that many people is doing the meditation at the same time and the connection has problems because of the demand? only a thought....

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Got to day 12 today, nice one too. Punchie, you can back up your downloads to another computer or an MP3 player (like an I-pod) if you have one, or "the cloud" if you have an account there (like Amazon cloud).

I was having some technical difficulties some days, but I'm happy it worked for me today!

CarolJean, is the download quality good? I have been having sound issues listening on line, maybe the downloads would sound better?

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I love your description of your experience with the mantra meditation.... I feel as if you have read my mind.
In addition to having the downloads on my computer, I will also transfer to my IPod.

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Congratulations CAROLJEAN,enjoy!!!!

I also would like to buy it, but I would prefer a CD rather than a download, because I'm afraid if the computer breaks how would I save the download? I love the music and the words.
Today morning session after my yoga, day 9 Inner Guru, I did twice, love peaceful music, same feeling at the end, in my first attempt many thoughts came to mind, in the second time, the words from the mantra were dancing in my mind, filling all the space....


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I have never bought a meditation before, but I did buy this one. I am really loving it.

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Thanks CAROLJEAN, the way you put it sounds very logical...ummm and that explains day 8 Wholeness:
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That is the whole.
This is the whole.
From wholeness emerges wholeness.
Wholeness coming from wholeness,
wholeness still remains.

It was a very peaceful session. I'll reflect on your words and in this wholeness words too.



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I wonder if it is because recognizing the divine in all that surrounds us frees us from the limitation of imagining there are boundaries.

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I agree CarolJean, they are compelling, the music is nice and the feeling afterwards is one of enlightenment. Have a nice journey KAYOTIC.

Today day 7 Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya, I salute the divine in me... but why the name of the session is Liberation....I wonder...

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In one of the mediations, Deva suggests after completing the 21 days to pick one mantra as your own and repeat it for 21 days. There is something, for me, very compelling about these meditations.

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I was able to do day 9 finally, just listened again. It was interesting, they said you should repeat this mantra 3 times before beginning a journey, and I did this one just before we headed out of town. I suppose I couldn't have picked a better time for it!

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Thanks CAROLJEAN for the guidance in how to count without loosing the mantra.

I agreed KAYOTIC, just enjoying the mantra is better.

I was just curious because the mantra repetition puts me in a kind of trance. If the words are not difficult for me I'm able to repeat them over and over, but by counting my mind is" tied to reality", does it make sense?

I did twice day 5 Protection Mantra , I liked the music and the feeling of readiness to face whatever comes my way. Today day 6 From Darkness to Light, which left me in a peaceful state, some of the words were difficult for me so I just enjoyed the sound of them. Sanskrit is quite melodic,

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I love the wonderful explanations of the Sanskrit. It makes the chanting mean so much more. I think I may end up buying these meditations.

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Got day 8 tonight, no chanting in this one, it was listening to the mantra, and the explanation during the meditation instead of singing along.

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I did day 10 this morning and love the idea that generosity is the beginning of abundance.

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I was going to do day 8 this morning, but the recording keeps cutting out and stopping on me. I'll try again later, probably my internet not working correctly.

Nice counting trick, CarolJean.

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You asked about how I kept count of the 108 repetitions of the mantra. I used a trick my dad taught me. Using my left hand I count from thumb to little finger and back for 10. Then I tuck in the thumb on my right hand. Continue on left hand and after 10 tuck in first finger, etc. When right hand is all tucked, I reverse the process and untuck each finger after 10 reps which are counted on left hand. When I get to 100, I count the last eight from left hand to three fingers on right hand. Hope that makes some kind of sence.

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I was thinking a mala would help with the counting. I just let the music do the counting, and not worry about it. I finished day 7 today, I'm a couple of days behind, but they still had all the prior days up today (I think they are up to day 9?)

I know there are at least 2 CD's they have used for the meditations, haven't looked at those, I think Carol Jean mentioned that in the other thread.

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day 4 I am Love,108 repetitions of Aham Prema, with a lovely music. My thoughts tried to flow in my mind but the music kept them at bay, by the end my body was vibrating.

CAROLJEAN, by your description you walked counting the mantra without the music. How could you keep counting? I did it seating and my fingers were counting, like in the middle I wasn't quite sure of the number I was in, but at the end, I finished my count when she stopped.
This requires a good concentration, which helps to keep other thoughts out, doesn't it?

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Yesterday after a wonderful message I was so 'zoned out" that I didn't want to drive right away. I walked around a block quietly doing the "I am Love" mantra meditation and counting up to a 108 repititions... felt great.
I am a couple days behind, but working to catch up in the next few days by doing 2 a day.

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Thanks for sharing.

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Let's continue posting our comments about this interesting Mantra Meditation

Thanks CAROLJEAN for the link

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Our choices define us. E. Kant

If you keep believing in yourself and seek enthusiasm inside your soul, things will get simpler, more spontaneous. P. Coelho

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