HEALING MANTRAS ~ OUR SPIRITUAL PHYSIOLOGY
MANTRAS ARE ENERGY-BASED SOUNDS:
Words used in conversation derive their power from the meaning they convey. Mantra derives its power from the energy effect its sounds produce. Pronouncing a mantra creates a particular physical vibration in the form of sound that in turn produces various "energetic effects" in the physical and subtle body.
MANTRAS ARE ALSO CHAKRA-BASED SOUNDS:
Each of the fifty letters in the Sanskrit alphabet corresponds to one of the fifty petals on chakras one through six, from the base of the spine to the brow. Sanskrit mantra vibrates to the letters in the words of the mantra, which energizes the petal, and attracts ambient spiritual energy in the atmosphere to the person pronouncing the mantra. In this way, mantra affects both our physical bodies and our spiritual consciousness.
MANTRA - COMBINED WITH INTENTION - INCREASES PHYSICAL AND SPIRITUAL BENEFITS:
When we combine the physical energy of mantra, the sound vibration, with the mental energy of intention and attention, we increase, strengthen, and direct the energetic effect of mantra. Intention, the reason we are saying the mantra, is carried on the physical vibration, producing an effect. This is the essence of Sanskrit mantra.
MANTRA ENERGIZES PRANA:
Prana is our basic form of life energy that is capable of being transferred between individuals. Some healers operate through a conscious transfer of prana; a skilled massage therapist, for example, can often transfer prana with beneficial effect. Self-healing is also possible by concentrating prana in specific organs.
When we pronounce a particular mantra while visualizing an internal organ bathed in light, the power of the mantra can become concentrated in that organ with great beneficial effect. The act of visualization, in this instance, works as intent, focusing and directing the energy produced by the mantra.
MANTRAS ARE ENERGY THAT CAN BE LIKENED TO FIRE:
Fire can cook your lunch or it can burn down the forest. It's the same fire. Mantras, too, evoke powerful energies and should be treated with respect. There are even some powerful mantra formulas that must be learned and practiced under careful supervision by a qualified teacher. These are kept as closely guarded secrets and have not left the Far East.
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Healing Mantras by
Thomas Ashley-Farrand ~
Anyone out there using Mantras and getting great healing from it? The OM MANI PADME HUM harmonizes me.