By Nandini Murali
Charlotte Anderson, the spiritual consort of Master Choa Kok Sui, founder of modern pranic healing, is going around the world with the planetary peace movement (ppm), to help shift the world to oneness
A hushed silence descends on the 10,000 students of Immaculate Heart of Mary Girls School in Pondicherry, South India. Once a week, in the morning assembly, the students collectively meditate by projecting loving kindness on Mother Earth. With their arms raised to chest level, and gently guided by the cadenced voice of Grand Master Choa Kok Sui, spiritual visionary, they bless the entire Earth including every person, every being with love, light, power, and peace.
The collective meditation is part of a global initiative to promote peace and harmony – the Planetary Peace Movement International (PPMI). PPMI was founded in the Philippines in 1998 by Grand Master Choa Kok Sui, founder of modern Pranic Healing and Arhatic Yoga ( a synthesis of hatha yoga, bhakti yoga, raja yoga, kundalini yoga, and arhatic dhyan) and Charlotte Anderson. Planetary Peace Meditation is being practised today in 70 countries worldwide. Planetary Peace Movement works towards making meditation for peace accessible to as many people as possible and ushering a holistic individual and global revolution that aims at oneness, through an expansion of individual and collective consciousness.
“In the early 1990s, we were on a tour of the Balkan state of Latvia, and Master Choa asked this body, ‘What’s the fastest way to promote world peace?’, recalls Charlotte Anderson, Master Choa’s spiritual consort and a spiritual teacher herself. Anderson was stumped, and deflected the question back to Master Choa.
“PPM – Planetary Peace Movement! It’s a way for people of the world to pray and meditate for world peace,” replied Master Choa with finality.
Living as we do in turbulent times, Master Choa’s inspiration was clearly an idea whose time had come. The essence of the Planetary Peace meditation is the meditation on Twin Hearts or meditation on Loving Kindness (metta in Buddhism). The twin hearts here refer to the heart chakra (the seat of higher emotions such as emotional love, joy, compassion, mercy, and kindness) and the crown chakra (seat of Divine love or oneness). According to Master Choa Kok Sui, these chakras are the gateway for expanding consciousness, with activation of the heart chakra being a prerequisite to experiencing higher states of consciousness.
“By blessing the whole Earth with loving kindness, you are in turn blessed many times. It is in blessing that you are blessed. It is in giving that you receive. This is the law!” writes Master Choa Kok Sui in Achieving Oneness with Your Higher Soul.
The Planetary Peace Movement made its foray into India in 2003 when it introduced PP meditation in schools. Kombli Rajagopal, managing trustee, Planetary Peace Movement, India, was instrumental in making the meditation accessible to schoolchildren. Currently, she has imparted the meditation technique to 2,00,000 schoolchildren in India.
“Children love it. The energy generated when children meditate is very different. It makes me want to cry. Both parents and teachers have observed that the children are better behaved and score 25 to 30 per cent higher in tests and exams after regular practice of Twin Hearts meditation,” remarks Kombli Rajagopal, who formerly taught English at college. The initiative is popular in other Indian cities such as New Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, and Hyderabad.
Nalini Ramesh, Leader, PPM, Chennai, has taught the meditation to more than 50,000 schoolchildren in the city. She admits that initially she encounters considerable resistance from school principals to implement such a programme, but it soon gives way to enthusiastic endorsement and support once the tangible results are there for all to see. The spin-offs of teaching the meditation have reverberated in Nalini Ramesh’s life too. The homemaker reports increased self-confidence, inner strength, and newly acquired skills of public speaking for someone who was stage shy. “Teaching this meditation is a form of world service. What you sow, you shall receive,” adds Nalini Ramesh.
Paradoxically, the benefits are not just confined to an intangible global peace and goodwill but also percolate to the individual level. These include inner peace, greater psychological stability due to cleansing of auras and chakras, accellerated spiritual growth and development, enhancement of intuitive intelligence, and increased mental cognitive intelligence due to the brain and nervous system being energised.
The experiences of teachers and students validate these scientifically proven truths. For instance, students and teachers are unanimous that the meditation has increased their clarity, focus, and filled them with joy and happiness. According to Sr Daley, Headmistress, St Raphael’s Girls School, Chennai, one of the students who was regular with the meditation bagged the second rank in the state in 2007–2008. R Suhana, a student of Holy Angels, Chennai, reports that she finds the meditation de-stressing and “doing the meditation once a week with my family has reduced the arguments at home”.
Clearly, as within, so without. Living as we do in a cusp between changing world orders, Planetary Peace meditation could well be an anodyne for Terra Madre (Mother Earth), our individual souls and collective consciousness. And most important, an instrument of world peace.
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