Chanting Is Healing

July 22nd, 2015 | Posted by Velda in SOUND,CHANTS,MANTRAS

Chanting Is Healing

I like to revisit Barbara Levine’s book,  Your Body Believes Every Word You Say, to share her wisdom and exercises.  The author was stricken with a massive, life-threatening brain tumor at the age of 32.  After being misdiagnosed for years and undergoing hundreds of tests, she began looking at the role her language played in reinforcing her illness.  Her discoveries led her to fifteen years of research-and an amazing recovery.

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This is her Self-Help Experience #38 – Chanting

Purpose:  Relaxation, quieting the mind, using sound creatively


1.  Have a reverent attitude before you begin to chant.  You can choose to sit cross-legged, kneel, sit in a chair,  or stand.

2.  You can chant any mantras aloud or silently.  Some teachers believe it is best to chant aloud at least part of the time because the sound vibration produces the healing results.

3.  This chant is one of several the author used successfully—Om Ta Ma Ra Om.  When you chant Om think white, Ta think red, Ma think blue, Ra think yellow, and again Om think white.

Chanting Your Own Affirmations:

Chanting Is HealingDuring an MRI test the author needed, to make sure her brain tumor had not recurred, found the banging noise of the test made it difficult to chant, meditate or pray.  She started using an affirmation in step with the noisy rhythmic beat of the machine, (more like chanting inwardly).  She repeated over and over “Relaxed and happy from head to toe”, saying one word for each beat.  This helped to keep her mind focused and calm, preventing thoughts like, “I can’t stand this”.   Thoughts which were waiting to emerge.  She reported how much it helped when the test was completed.  I am sad that I hadn’t remembered this before a loved one of mine had to experience the noise of a MRI test.

Who is Reponsible for Me?

September 27th, 2014 | Posted by Velda in ENERGY HEALING | SOUND,CHANTS,MANTRAS

Who is Responsible for Me?

Today I want to share Barbara Hoberman Levine’s, Self-Help Experience #36 - Who’s Responsible for Me?  This exercise is found in her book, Your Body Believes Every Word You Say.  I recommend you use these instructions as mantras.

Purpose:  To accept personal responsibility for your life without condemning or judging yourself.

Instructions:  Remind yourself daily until these ideas become second nature.

  • I am responsible for my life.
  • I choose what to think and feel.
  • Responsibility does not imply blame, shame, or a negative evaluation of myself.
  • Responsibility is my acceptance (without judgment) of the control I do have over my life.
  • If not me, who?
  • If not now, when?

 Who Is Responsible for Me?

Your Body Listens To Seedthoughts

Barbara Hoberman Levine, author of Your Body Believes Every Word You Say writes,  “the term Seedthoughts occurred to her as a summary of the correspondence of language to symptoms.  Seedthoughts is shorthand for the idea that thoughts affect us physically and emotionally. They can lead to the development of physical symptoms of disease in our bodies.  Our thoughts are like seeds that we plant in our minds and hearts.  When they germinate they produce wellness or illness.”

Your Body Listens To Seedthoughts

In the author’s Self-Help Experience # 11, she gives instructions on how to change upsetting thoughts.

Purpose:  To give you practice in changing your mind to control the effects of your emotions.  Being upset will simply add more power and energy to a negative thought.  You can abort an anxiety attack with this harmonizing technique.

1.  Release a negative thought by saying a particular word or phrase, like “cancel”, “delete”, or “God forbid”.  (Example – You might think “This project is a headache. Cancel, cancel.”) After you cancel, replace the negative thought with a positive one. (Example – This project is very challenging.)   This is reprograming your mind in a more positive way.Your Body Listens to Seedthoughts