Mandala Monday – The Science and Secrets of Mandalas by Don Reid

Mandala of Vajradhatu.JPG
Mandala of Vajradhatu” by Anonymous Tibetan artist – scan of painting. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Author: Don Reid

Neo, in “The Matrix” movie, needed his brain to be plugged into a supercomputer, so he could learn martial arts in minutes, and Trinity in the nick of time, could fly a chopper so they could get away from the “agents”. Using encoded mandalas is the closest working model to this science fiction, that proves that old adage, there is nothing new under the sun.

Mandalas have been used as far back in time as we can remember. Most people today, when visiting ancient ruins, like pyramids, can see images, of geometric patterns and designs in the decoration, even in early Christian Churches. Or are they merely decoration?

The first time I ever seen a symbol like a mandala, it was a pentagram, and I was scared to death of it because of course it was in a horror movie and I was a small child at that time. It wasn’t until much later, that I learned in geometry, that Pythagoras, of the famous Pythagorean theorem, was also a numerologist. This numerology is all about the numbers and subtle meanings that had nothing to do with mathematical formulas, i.e. [a squared + b squared = c squared] and I did confuse me. Why wasn’t this taught as well? If his theorems worked, why wasn’t this other aspect of his contributions taught in High School math?

From Wickipedia

“In various spiritual traditions, mandalas may be employed for focusing attention of aspirants and adepts, as a spiritual teaching tool, for establishing a sacred , and as an aid to meditation and trance induction. According to David Fontana, its symbolic nature can help one “to access progressively deeper levels of the unconscious, ultimately assisting the meditator to experience a mystical sense of oneness with the ultimate unity from which the cosmos in all its manifold forms arises.” The psychoanalyst Carl Jung saw the mandala as “a representation of the unconscious self,”[ and believed his paintings of mandalas enabled him to identify emotional disorders and work towards wholeness in personality.

In common use, mandala has become a generic term for any plan, chart or geometric pattern that represents the cosmos metaphysically or symbolically, a microcosm of the Universe from the human perspective”

Take away all the esoteric stuff, and you still don’t have much you can use here. Most people are spiritual but not inclined to seek out the cosmos or metaphysics. However, something of value is here if we take the time to apply what could be a new beginning, and a transformation of human learning and understanding.

Do you remember that scene in “The Matrix” movie? when Neo learned martial arts in an instant… think about it… what would that application look like in real life?

Brain Mirror neurons, a recent discovery, are said to operate and/or fire signals through the brain.. whether the person is completing an activity or simply watching the activity. This has serious implications, to what we call learning and what is possible in regards to Matrix Style Learning (training).

Of course some variant of this is possible otherwise I wouldn’t be writing this article.

Four years ago, I was amazed at my own brain mirror neurons being trained a sequence of Chi Gung movements and instantly getting the benefit of that training.

This training would otherwise taken years of practice. Not only that, the use of Mandalas and sacred geometry was explained to me in a way I never heard before. Brain mirror neurons can actually understand like some type of computer Operating System (OS), sacred geometric shapes, images and patterns and by looking at these images… hmmm just like the ancient spiritual practicioners, suggested, esoteric or not, benefits can be derived.

Fast forward to Dec 16th, the day I launched the I Chi Power App on Itunes (www.i-chipower.com) I codesigned an app for Iphone that actually works with brain mirror neurons providing an instant benefit. I called this the I Chi Power App, because you the user get to experience what I had experienced over the years instantaneously in this App. Check out the You Tube demo to see first hand one of the benefits of this app and you might find yourself on a journey to unlocking your true potential.

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About the Author

Don Reid is an avid reader, sci fi junkie, and former teenage comic book junkie. Professionally he worked as a Stock Broker, and currently has spent the last few years, in small business venture capital. He has studied Chi Gung, Tai Chi and several disciplines in the martial arts. Currently a student of Shaolin ShSD based in San Francisco, he has been exposed to systems that have lead him to launch Quantum Visuals Unlimited Inc, to help unlock the human potential using these amazing training tools.

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What if? Tapping your way into the New Year

Tapping? No, not tap dancing, but tapping on meridian points, also know as EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique). Tapping is used by many people for many, many purposes, probably most often to release an emotion, heal a physical problem or release a traumatic memory. Tapping is done on the meridian points based on acupuncture and acupressure, and is thought to clear the energy in those meridians. While different practitioners use somewhat different points, most use the points shown in the video below as the basic points.

What I’d like to introduce you to today is the use of these points with “What if” questions. Jessica Ortner of The Tapping Solution created a tapping sequence of “what if” statements which she released for free last year, and because it was so successful, she has released another this year. To use this go through the sequence of points shown in the video above, tapping on one point while repeating each statement Jessica gives. In other words, say “What if…..” while tapping on the karate point. Then say the next “What if…” statement while tapping on the eye brow point. Then keep going with one point, one statement and cycle through the series of points as many times as needed. Below is the link to Jessica’s audio of What If 2011. Either click the link and listen online or right-click (control/click if you have a one button mouse) and save this mp3 file to your computer.

What If 2011? by Jessica Ortner.mp3 – click to play or right-click to download

I hope you find this useful. Use these “What if” tapping statements to open yourself to receiving all the magic the Universe has available for you in the new year. One of the most crucial steps is manifesting is being open to receive, and that is just what this series is designed to do. I’m been using tapping for some time and definitely feel it is a very useful tool.

For more information about tapping, go to The Tapping Solution. There are also many videos on Youtube which show you more about how to use the tapping points.

Let me know if you find this useful.

Wishing you all the Heart Desires in 2011

Happy New Year!
from Atmara Rebecca Cloe

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Ho’oponopono & Tapping for Healing & Energy Clearing

In both How Your Attention Can Effect Water and Psychologist Cures the Criminally Insane with Hoʻoponopono I talked about a man named Ihaleakala Hew Len, who used a version of an ancient healing technique called Hoʻoponopono to cure criminally insane patients without ever interacting with them. When that gulf oil spill started there was a lot of buzz about this on Facebook. I had already read the book Zero Limits: The Secret Hawaiian System for Wealth, Health, Peace, and More and have been using this technique in my own life. It involves using four phrases to clear old energy, or data as Hew Len calls it.

I have found using these phrases opens the heart, helps the mind let go of whatever internal struggle is going on, and is just generally useful when you feel off balance emotionally or energeticaly.

Recently I’ve come across several other videos on Ho’oponopono. The first involves the setting to music of the phrases used, “I’m sorry, please forgive me, I love you, thank you.” I hope you will enjoy it.

The second video combines tapping (often known as EFT) with Ho’oponopono. Tapping, for those of you unfamiliar with it, involves tapping on meridian points to clear energy. There are many videos about it on Youtube you can explore. I would also recommend The Tapping Solution if you are interested in further exploration. I’ve been using tapping for years and have found it very useful. The idea of combining it with Ho’oponopono was intriguing to me. Follow along with the video and see what you think.

I find both of these great tools for clearing energy and using them together can be very powerful. To explore them further check out the links below:

  • Zero Limits Seminar. Joe Vitale And Dr. Hew Len Present Worlds First Zero Limits Seminar On Audios And Transcripts Based On Actual Live Event.
  • Zero Limits Live From Maui DVDs. Let Dr. Joe Vitale And Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len Teach You How To Get To The Incredibile & Euphoric State Of ‘Zero’ – (this Is Where You Clear Yourself Of Past Limitations And Open Yourself Up To A World Filled With Unlimited Possibilities).

“I’m sorry, Please forgive me, I love you, Thank you.”

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