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Rebirthing: the Fastest Tool
by Joanna Cherry
A great clearing and healing technique arose
in the '70s which swept over much of the earth. Conscious breathing, circular
breathing, connected breathing-aka rebirthing-may be the most powerful of
all healing tools of the past few decades. It was revealed to Leonard Orr--in
his bathtub, over a number of years!--by the immortal master Babaji and his
temporary incarnation, Herakhan Baba.
Meeting (re-meeting) inwardly the immortal
Babaji in 1976 changed my life profoundly and immediately. When I first moved
to California in 1978, I traveled to Yogananda's Self Realization Center
in Los Angeles to receive Babaji's teaching of Kriya Yoga. Vastly disappointed
to hear that I must study for a year first, I was studying when I attended
the yearly SRF conference. But after a day I realized that this was not my
group, and I must end my studies. Riding home, I asked Babaji, "How could
it be that I can't receive Kriya? How could this be right?"
Two years later, when I first began
rebirthing with Leonard, Herakhan Babaji popped into my eyes. He said, "This
is your Kriya Yoga." Kriya being enormously revered, that is saying something
Recently, to heal the darkest thing
that's ever come up for me, I "breathed" each day for six days, and the healing
is 99% complete. Once after rebirthing for a few days, I smelled ether pouring
out of my body--34 years after I had breathed it in. When I once taught a
weekend rebirthing workshop, a woman arrived on crutches due to an intense
sprain in one leg. She left walking without them. I am convinced that rebirthing
has saved people from "terminal" illness.
Connected breathing is amazingly powerful,
yet so simple that anyone can do it. It allows God-you-are to merge with
your body, mind and heart to release energies that no longer serve you--mental,
emotional and physical. It is for all people, of any religion or belief.
This guide empowers you to do it for yourself.
A breath worker, (see below) definitely
helps if you are a beginner with this breath: someone to hold the space of
transformation with you and keep you breathing (going to sleep is frequent
at first). But you can do it on your own, too. Self-administered rebirthing
is for brave people who are healing themselves and take total responsibility
for their own process and their lives. If you have trouble or desire support
and fellowship, please contact your closest breath worker.
Go into a quiet, private, comfortable space.
A bathtub full of warm water is an excellent place to breathe (you can put
putty in the upper drain to fill the tub all the way), especially if you
burn candles around you. Or breathe by a good fire, or outside on the earth;
but simply on your bed is great too (candles help your release; be safety
conscious!). Loosen tight clothes and empty your bladder. Have a blanket
handy, as you may start to feel cold (or hot); also water to drink. Though
lying down is the usual way, you are more likely to need a breath worker
to keep you awake. Use a pillow if you wish, under your head or knees. Sitting
up should be on a bed, lounge etc. so you can lean back enough to breathe
deeply and freely. Copyright Joanna Cherry, 2007
Before you begin, call in your spirit/master
friend, etc. Set the intent to free yourself, as much as you are ready, from
a particular or general constraint. Most physical difficulties have their
cause in the mind. Close your eyes, unless you wish to receive assistance
from an inspirational image. A good way to get going is to take four short,
fast, deep breaths and then one giant torso-filling long one, repeating this
pattern several times. Then begin a regular, relaxed rhythm, breathing through
your nose, as that connects better with your nervous system. If your nose
gets stopped up or you experience deep emotion, mouth breathing is okay.
Breathe out pain, illness, anger, sorrow, fear, a limiting pattern-anything!
Your breath is relaxed yet full, dovetailing
the in and out breaths so you can hardly tell where one leaves off and the
other begins. There is zero pause between in and out, out and in; this is
the key to the breath. It is good to let both your chest and abdomen rise
and fall (perhaps the chest especially, as that is the site of much emotional
armoring). You want your exhale to "fall" out, a relaxed release which is
neither pushed nor held back. It's best not to think while breathing (though
you can hold in mind a favorite master or angel, your high self, God, or
any being of love). Don't get stuck in a particular thought, picture or emotion;
keep relaxing, let everything pass by and just keep breathing. If tears come,
that's fine, but don't scream.
Your breath may spontaneously speed
up or slow down, and it may change character. You'll probably experience
tingling in your body, and if you're new at the breath, your hands and feet
may curl up, even ache terribly (tetany or hyperventilation). There's no
need for alarm; your body simply has more oxygen than it's used to. Just
relax and keep breathing in a more relaxed way--you can go right through
it and your muscles will relax again. This will stop occurring as you do
more of the breath.
If you are healing a particular thing
like sexual abuse, illness, a wound etc., you may mentally breathe "through"
the part(s) of the body affected.
There is a "best" rebirthing breath.
Experiment to help yourself get it! You are wholly involved, breathing deeply,
passionately and with speed, your whole torso alive and rising and falling
spontaneously. Your breath may "slide" in and out. You are truly RELEASING.
A session may last 45 minutes, less
or more (3 hours?), and you will know when it is complete. Often at the end
of a session the breath just stops, sometimes for minutes (no problem, there's
plenty of oxygen to cover it), and you feel yourself in a trance-like state.
You may see golden light, a Buddha, or other spiritual vision.
You can breathe every day for an intense
healing; or every other day, once a week, or less, as you feel. You may be
guided to rebirth frequently after not doing it for some time.
If an image of a favorite master or
angel would help you rebirth, many-including Hindu, Buddhist, and Christian
images-are available at our site, www.SacredImages-ami.com.
For more, contact Leonard Orr, who
has books and other information, including a list of breath workers of the
world; there's probably one in your corner. As of this printing: Leonard
Orr, POB 1026, Staunton, VA 24402. Phone: 540/885-0551; email LenRaja@hotmail.com.
Website: www.RebirthingBreathwork.com. You can experience a mini breathing
session with Leonard at the site www.pelorian.com/leonardbreathing.html.
I also am happy to answer questions
you may have; you can email me at info@AscensionMastery.com. To be sure it
reaches me, include "Joanna" and "rebirthing" in the subject.
Blessings to you upon your path!
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