Rituals - Dousing a path to sparkling health
by Anoopama Nayar
it that Lord Shiva created ratna (gems) as a cure for various illnesses
on Parvati's insistence. He is believed to have said: "I have created these ratna
not only for ornamental use but also to benefit mankind by healing the body."
The story could be apocryphal, but as most myths go it has some basis in reality. This is the assumption on which Dr M.S. Chauhan has amalgamated gem therapy (healing with gems) with dowsing. The result of this unique synthesis is a fascinating form of diagnosis and treatment based on the interrelationship between the individual and the universe.
The Kurma Purana describes all creation as being constructed of rays, radiation and vibrations. The nine principle rays form the nine colors of the rainbow-yellow, orange, red, violet, indigo, blue, ultraviolet, infrared and green. The nine yogic chakras (muladhar, swadhisthan, manipur, anahata, vishuddhi, ajna, soma, kameshwari, sahasrar), the nine nuclei in the brain (thalamus, hypothalamus, amygdla, sub-thalamus, globus pallidus, substancia nigra, putamen, nucleus caudatushead and tail); the seven notes of music (sa, re, ga, ma, pa, dha, nee, sa), the seven systems of ayurveda (bile, blood, flesh, fat, bone, marrow, sperm); the panchabhutas (the five elementsearth, water, fire, air, ether), the five primeval vayus (prana, apana, samana, udana, vyana) or the five senses (smell, taste, touch, sight, hearing)all resonate with the nine cosmic colors and their ultra-and infra-frequencies. Thus, everything in the cosmos is interrelated and these universal rays perform the task of creation, maintenance and destruction.
These universal rays also form the substratum of our nine planets. Mars is the condensed form of the color yellow, moon of orange, sun of red, Saturn of violet, Venus of indigo, Jupiter of blue, Rahu of ultraviolet, Ketu of infrared and Mercury of green. In the human body, every cell, tissue and organ is also the manifestation of the nine cosmic rays. These rays exist in a state of equilibrium within the cells. Illness occurs when the interaction between outer and inner forces upsets this equilibrium by weakening the rays. Color radiation from gems may be used to strengthen these weakened rays, as they are nature's storehouse of cosmic colors.
Colors affect our entire being as the color of a ray is a form of sustenance necessary for the health of our cells and tissues. If there is deficiency of any color, the body organ related to that color will suffer. As each color has its own frequency, a disease might also be a ray of wrong frequency that can be cured by another ray. This is what gems are often used for. Gem therapy uses these nine cosmic colors with their ultra- and infra-frequencies to restore balance in the body. But bewarebeing powerful reservoirs of energy, gems should be used with a lot of caution.
Dowsing involves picking up vibrations of surrounding objects. Human beings have vibrating energy fields and so do inanimate objects. People have dowsed with sticks, metal rods and pendulums to detect underground water, oil, minerals and metals by logging into their vibrational frequency.
Pendulum dowsing works on the principle of magnetism. The magnetic field becomes an omniscient field and when a query is put to the Supreme Consciousnesswhich has all the information of the past, present and futurethere are subtle changes in electrical frequencies causing the pendulum to move in a certain fashion of its own volition. Dr Chauhan has designed a box of electromagnets that are arranged in such a way as to eliminate interference of the dowser's dielectric energy. In Dr Chauhan's clinic, a patient is first seated with one hand on the magnetic box. A square card is placed beside the hand. The card titled 'seat of disease' is used to diagnose the problem. This chart lists various diseases, which include past-life trauma, karmic blocks, and hereditary and genetic imbalances. It even has an item labeled 'ghosts' for condensed negative energy on various levels.
Next, Dr Chauhan holds a crystal pendulum over the magnetic box and it is able to pick up the patient's frequency (also known as radisthenia) from the hand. He then holds the pendulum over the card and asks it to point out the problem. It is truly fascinating to watch the pendulum swing and finally point to a particular item. Problem after problem is identified until the pendulum refuses to point further and rotates in a circle. The next step points out the color(s) needed for the cure. When the color is known, the pendulum is used to point out the appropriate gem required.
Once the disease is properly identified, the treatment begins. Dr Chauhan has a vast collection of gemstones and medicines prepared from them. He puts a few globules of the required gem medicine on the tongue and the patient is asked to relax. Often, there is a sensation in one or more chakras or in some part of the body. The hand is once again placed on the magnetic box and the pendulum is again held over the 'seat of disease' chart. If the pendulum merely rotates without pointing to any ailment, it means that the medicine just taken is the right one.
An aura reader generally accompanies Dr Chauhan to keep tabs on the transformation in the patient's energy field during the whole process. The aura of an ailing person is shrunken, but after treatment it fills up with radiant light. Dowsing can also be done with a photograph of the patient being placed on the magnetic box. In this case, Dr Chauhan first uses the Condition Indicator card showing all the possible stages of illness and existence of the soul to check the condition of the patient.
According to Dr Chauhan, diseases first appear as imbalances in the planetary configuration and then enter the aura of a person. It then takes three to nine months to affect the various nuclei of the brain and filter down into corresponding organs. He believes that those diseases that are difficult to diagnose might be linked to the past lives of a person and are transmitted through the genetic code into the present. Through dowsing, such diseases can be diagnosed and cured.
Through his long-standing experience with gems, Dr Chauhan has come to the conclusion that every gem is not suitable for healing. For instance, if one is meant to wear a diamond, not every diamond will work. Every gem or stone can be either negatively or positively charged, so instead of being beneficial a stone with negative qualities can actually do harm. He now dowses every stone before use so that it carries only positive vibrations.
This means that just buying and wearing a precious stone prescribed by an astrologer is not enough. Gemstones are meant to ward off the adverse effects of planets, but what if you end up wearing a stone that has negative vibrations?
This is where dowsing helps, as it distinguishes between beneficial and harmful stones. Due to ignorance, people continue wearing gems without cleansing them. Every gem absorbs negative energies of the body of the wearer in the process of cleansing the physical self. These negative energies can be harmful. Therefore every stone should be cleansed weekly.
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