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Jharra Healing From Babaji

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Summary: Jharra is a healing technique in which the practitioner repeats a Mantra while sweeping peacock feathers over a person's body, thereby clearing out dis-harmony and allowing the natural harmony to preside. With each sweep, the mantra is repeated. Jharra was reportedly the prominent form of healing practiced in ancient Vedic times, prior to when herbs and medicines were promoted. Dis-ease or dis-comfort are considered to be dis-harmonies. The sweeping of the store harmony and balance, thereby eliminating dis-ease and dis-comfort.

Jharra Healing From Babaji
By Margaret Meduna-DeVivo

Haidakhandi Spiritual Practices Series: Jharra Energy Healing from Haidakhan Babaji Clearing the Energy Body with Feathers and Mantra

Learn to perform this powerful healing method as practiced and taught in Herakhan and serve others with this healing technique.  You will also learn how Jharra can be performed in person or long distance. 

Jharra is a healing technique in which the practitioner repeats a Mantra while sweeping peacock feathers over a person's body, thereby clearing out dis-harmony and allowing the natural harmony to preside. With each sweep, the mantra is repeated.

Jharra was reportedly the prominent form of healing practiced in ancient Vedic times, prior to when herbs and medicines were promoted. Dis-ease or dis-comfort are considered to be dis-harmonies. The sweeping of the store harmony and balance, thereby eliminating dis-ease and dis-comfort.

In Haidakhan, Swamiji (Swami Fakiranand) was the "official" Jharra Master, until he passed away in 2003. At one point, Babaji told everyone to go to Swamiji and learn Jharra so they could heal others and serve humanity. The practitioner is initiated into the use of a certain mantra, which then must be "charged up" by repeating it a certain number of times before offering the healing sessions to others. Following the charging up process, there is the responsibility of maintaining the energy by a certain number of repeats of the mantra daily. All specific details are given in the class.

I received initiation into Jharra from Swamiji in 1986, while living in Haidakhan Vishwa Mahadham for about 5 months. Since I was living in the ashram, I dedicated myself to learning as many of Babaji's practices and techniques as possible during that time (more about the practices and techniques at the end of this document.)

It was suggested to me at the Fall Navaratri by Shastriji (Shri Vishnu Dutt Shastri) that I would be a good candidate to learn Jharra. I went to Swamiji, and he told me the basics and gave me the instructions and the mantra. Then it was up to me to "charge up" the mantra with repetition. The charged-up healing mantra goes from the energy field of the practitioner, through the instrument (feathers), and into the auric field of the patient, thereby removing dis-harmony and restoring harmony. Those who can perceive auras can tell you where the dis-harmony is in the body by observing the auric field. Sometimes the "problem" sits in the auric field for weeks, months, or even years before it manifests into the physical body.

I received another Jharra initiation directly from Shastriji in 1993, at his home. This one was specifically for healing headaches, with its own specific mantra and technique.

Jharra is an effective remedy for acute conditions and helpful to dispel a feeling of imbalance or dis-harmony. When the auric field is in a harmonious state, the person is in optimal health. Body, Mind and Spirit work together, as we all know.

I experienced several Jharra treatments from Swamiji when I had an ear infection in the ashram. The treatments helped me to find balance and harmony with the many treatments offered to me at that time - from homeopathic medicine to antibiotics. It restored harmony into a confusing situation. I had experienced chronic ear problems in my younger years, which recurred often, and after this particular infection was healed in India, I have never had another ear infection. This, to me, indicates that it was a deeper healing of the underlying causes.

Basics of the Jharra technique:
The peacock feathers are held in the right hand. Sweeping is from the top of the head to the bottom of the feet, quite quickly, then releasing what was swept into
the earth by touching the floor or earth with the tip of the feathers.

If the patient is sitting up, the Jharra practitioner sits in front of them and sweeps down the front of the person, and taps the feathers into the earth, using a mala with the left hand to repeat the mantra a certain number of times.

If the person is lying down, then the sweeping takes place head to toes with the practitioner sitting next to them. A bed, massage table, or a mat on the floor all work equally well, with consideration going to the practitioner's comfort. The sweeping arm does get tired with 10-15 minutes of constant sweeping. The comfort of the patient is also important, as it is not desirable to add to the problems for which the patient has come for healing.

Usually, following the treatment, the patient is given vibhuti (sacred ash) from the Fire Ceremony as a poultice or an internal medicine (if available).

The Mantra:
The Jharra mantra you are given as a practitioner is in accordance with the Jharra teacher's perception of what is in harmony with your soul's frequency/vibration. In general, the mantra needs to be repeated for a certain number of times, with a minimum number of repeats per day, before you begin using the technique on others. This is a way of building up the "chi" or universal life energy within yourself so this energy will pass through the feather instrument in a pure and unencumbered way.

For some mantras, it can be up to 90 days of super-charging before it is ready, and for others it is just a day or two of repetitions. These mantras, time frames, and number of repetitions are dependent on the Jharra teacher's instructions for the individual. You will receive all of the individualized information when you take the training. (Details on the training later)

Why Peacock Feathers?
Peacock feathers hold all the colors of the rainbow/chakras (balance and harmony symbol) plus the ‘eye’ in the feather represents the third eye, or intuition. The peacock is the traditional vehicle of Kartikeya, son of Shiva.

Batuk (young form of Kalbhairav) is often pictured carrying a bundle of peacock feathers. Kalbhairav is the Black aspect of Shiva, God of healing and protection. Peacock feathers are also associated with protection.

Kalbhairava Mantra used in the Fire Ceremony:
Om Bam Batukay
Appadu Dharanay
Kuru Kuru Batukay
Bam Om Namah Shivay

Peacock For Harmony:
The peacock brings harmony and joy to our mind. This bird is majestic, proud with much expression as the male bird walks and dances to the female in courting. This is celebration in life. Some very useful information on peacocks can be found here: http://www.crystalinks.com/peacocks.html

Info On Peacock Feathers:
It is said that at the time of Creation of the universe, when the primordial poison was churned out of the Sea of Milk and transmuted into the amrita of immortality, it was a peacock that absorbed the negative effects. Thus the bird is thought of as a protector, though its flesh is consequently considered to be poisonous. The peacock's beautiful and distinctive colouring is said to be a gift from the God, Indra. Lord Krishna wears them as a part of his crown.

These feathers grow to be several feet long, but are shed each year just after the breeding season. Each of these long feathers also has a design near its tip which resembles an eye. The feathers of the peacock are composed of many colors, including crescent sheens of bright blue and green.

Purpose:
• Peacock feathers are a symbol of good luck and well-being.
• They are used to ward off evils & black magic.

How Many Feathers?
A bundle of at least 18 feathers that fits easily into your hand is adequate. There are not certain numbers suggested for these feathers. A bigger bundle than is comfortable for the practitioner to use is not making it "better."

Where To Get Feathers?
Best source is from a person who raises peacocks, and there are feather sources online as well. You will find these through search engines, looking for "peacock feathers for sale."

How Long Does A Set Of Feathers Last?
This may depend on how much you use them, yet all peacock feathers will be deteriorating with time. There is no "preservative" you would want to put on them to make them last longer. They are an organic material and would be subject to "breakdown" or "composting" effect as time goes on.

Once they have shed most of the fluff from the main stalk, it is time to get new ones. You don't want to scratch the skin of your patient by using worn-out feather stalks!

Care Of The Feathers:
When traveling with the feathers, they are usually wrapped up in a silk or other natural fiber cloth - no synthetic fabric. They are protected well for travel in a
mailing tube. They will last longer this way.

Malas (prayer beads):
Your other tool with Jharra, besides the feathers, is a mala. The mala (prayer beads set of 108 beads) depends upon which mala you are personally directed to use. Beads specially blessed in a Haidakhandi setting are available at www.vishwagifts.com

Mother Mantras require a crystal mala:
*  Laksmi Mantras require a rose quartz, quartz crystal, or a green stone mala.
*  Shiva Mantras require a rudraks mala.
*  Kalbhairav Mantras can use a black ebony mala or a rudraks.

With this entire technique, it is not so much that the TOOLS (feathers and mala) are charged up; it is the practitioner's own consciousness that is charged up with the energy of the sacred healing mantra. It is this consciousness that is applied to the energy body of the patient, resulting in greater harmony and balance, going to the source of the problem.

How Do You Know If Jharra Is Right For You?:
Look within your heart and listen to your Higher Self to know if Jharra Healing from Babaji is right for you. Your HEART knows ... you just have to listen and understand.

Jharra Initiation Opportunity:
In order to take the training in Jharra and receive your mantra, so you can get started, you will need to contact me:

Marge Meduna-DeVivo
Universal Peace Center
PO Box 21994
Lincoln, NE 68542
402-913-1458 or email: margdevi@yahoo.com
We’ll need an appointment by phone, Skype or in person to get on with it.

Suggested donation is $108 through Paypal at www.babaji.net. Initiation session is 20-30 minutes; follow-up of about 15 minutes.

Included:
*  Mantra Initiation
*  Instructions
*  Consultation follow-up

Not included:
*  Feathers
*  Mala

Jharra Healing Sessions
Jhara Healing Sessions are available from me, personally, by appointment. Call me for details. These can be in person or remote, whichever is more suitable.

Jharra Healing Directory:
As more Jharra practitioners become initiated, I plan to keep a directory of available practitioners. If you have been initiated and would like to be in the Directory, just send me the info and tell me when you were initiated and where.

This form of Healing is an important addition to anyone’s Healing Repertoire during these ‘uncertain times.’ You can use it on those close to you, or others.

EMAIL ME ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT JHARRA: margdevi@yahoo.com
UPCOMING EBOOKS ON Other Babaji Practices and Teachings:

**  Arati and Puja
**  Dhuni Fire Ceremony
**  Bhajans and Kirtan,
**  Japa (Repetition of God's Name)
**  Living Simply with Few Amenities

When I stayed at Babaji's Ashram for 5 months in 1986, it required learning a whole new way of life because the electrical power went off more than on, and the only place to get unlimited water for bathing was in the Gautami Ganga river, while the Chai Shop was the only place to go for non-ashram food. Little has changed in Haidakhan since then.

It is a place where ashes from the fire are used instead of dish soap and every ounce of HEATED water requires a gas cylinder and a burner, or wood from the forest (and the forest is becoming sparse!). It makes you think twice before you request a full bucket of warm water for your "special" bath, or even to have 3 or 4 hot drinks in the chai shop each day.

IF you could have the space and the permission to cook in your room, it also meant you were purchasing the gas cylinders and some person was hand-carrying them, strapped to his back, from Haldwani, up the riverbed or on the walking path straight down the mountain through the forest.

Then there was always the added challenge of a possible fire in your room or a gas cylinder blowing up (which they do from time to time!) Many everyday gadgets, appliances and "necessities" were actually total luxuries in this place! The experience is great for acquiring a bigger perspective on organic life on this planet, close to Nature, and also TOTALLY useful in times of social unrest or lack of facilities or camping out.

Look for more of my ebooks to address other Haidakhan Babaji Teachings and Practical Applications for daily life.

Yours in Truth, Simplicity, Love, Service
Om Namah Shivaya
Marge

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