In honor of spring and the birth of a new season let’s take a moment to cultivate a new sense of self, transformation and soul-awakening. Just as mother nature nurses growth and re-birth around us, we too can foster a new beginning.
This well-known mantra of the ancient Hindu tradition quite common and a powerful mantra for self transformation. As we repeat this mantra we call on Lord Shiva and our consciousness to free us from a constant tug and duality of our energetic beings and the three gunas – sattva, rajas and tamas. Repeating this mantra during mediation can help us become more clear of our internal truth and the truth that exists around us, ultimately inviting a new awakening.
Start in a comfortable position, where you can remain quiet and still for a sufficient period of time, perhaps 20-30 minutes. Then, with your eyes closed, start to deepen your breath and invite a well-intentioned inhales and exhales. You can do this by bringing your awareness to the expansion of your belly on your inhales and then feel your belly sink down and in toward your spine on your exhales. Take 10-20 rounds of deep belly breathing like this and once your mind is quiet and body is soft very slowly and silently repeat the mantra to yourself several times, matching the flow of your breathing to the rhythmic phrasing of the mantra, until you’re in your desired meditative state. Once you’ve reached the state in which you wish to dwell, you can either continue repeating the mantra at your own pace, or transition back to your deep belly breathing.
As you move through your day come back to this mantra a few times and say it silently to yourself. Start to notice any subtle changes with your mood, mental state as well as body language and don’t be surprised if any ‘ah-ha’ moments pop up. It’s these delicious heart-opening moments that we seek and strive for throughout our day thus creating a deep connection to your internal truth and the truth and beauty that surrounds you.
Mantra from Spiritual Wisdom And Bhajans