The first thing I find is right Visshuddhi. For that I would suggest that you all should take tea, you won’t get Basil tea here.. and then have an ajwain dhuni. Now another thing you have to do is to put your fingers into your ears and say “Allah-hu-akbar” sixteen times. Put your head back. It will clear out most of your problems about Visshuddhi. Mantras are to give strength to your deities. Of course, Deities are very powerful, but strength, meaning the vehicle, which is carrying the Deity, becomes stronger. As you know, this is also the mantra of “Radha-Krishna” or “Vitthala” is the same for right Visshuddhi; but “Allah-ho-Akbar” has two things in it: first is, of course, the Visshuddhi and also the collectivity. So by the first one, you get bad colds and you get your attention diverted and other problems of the ear, nose, throat. And by the second one when it is spoiled, you say aggressive words, sarcastic language – all kinds of things that breaks the collectivity. So either you suffer from a bad cold, so you cannot speak, and when you speak you hurt others. But the voice should be melodious and the language should be controlled.
If we can control our tongue, 80 % of collectivity we’ll achieve. Tongue is first of all, of course, for saying things, which are sweet and beautiful. Let us find out what sweet things we are going to say to people who come here. Not expressing our views about, I like it, I like that, I want that. But on the contrary “do you like this, do you like this, would you enjoy this?” So the language should be directed towards others, showing interest and concern.
Another thing one should try is a physical treatment of your throat, it is very simple, I’ve seen is that, you push back your tongue, and put, this is a physical thing, put your chin here and try to push back your tongue as much as possible. Now, and hold your breath, push back your tongue as much as you can. Kundalini will move further. First you have done Allah-ho-akbar, so you have bent backwards. By doing this, you see, you have allowed it to open the other way round also. You will see the sides; from the sides the Kundalini will be opened out.
Another thing is that, Krishna is very fond of butter. But in collectivity Krishna principle, plus the principle of the guru is mixed. When he becomes a guru, then the collectivity starts; (principles, principles of these two when they get integrated, then collectivity starts); and as a result of that, you get discretion. So to improve the discretion part, is a very simple thing we do is to take vibrated ghee or butter, which is heated up, and put it in the nose. But before that, we gargle our throat with the salt, which represents the guru principle. Also you can take a little ghee or butter on top of a hot water cup and if you drink it that soothes all your sides because that is, Krishna is soothed by that....primrose oil, two-three drops of that if you can take it in the water that will also soothe your Visshuddhi. So oil is the one that helps you. In your ears, if you can, put some olive oil heated up with some garlic in it, heated up – one garlic piece in it that’s very good for the ears. So the oil is the one that keeps your Visshuddhi all right. Also the hair are to be oiled properly... this is what I am preparing you for Sahasrara. And you will be surprised, that your head will be very clear and thus you will be prepared for this Puja of Sahasrara.....
H H Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Vienna Ashram (Austria), 2 May 1985.