YOU ARE AMAZING OM NAMAH SHIVAYA
What a great practice today! For bringing your best self I thank you. As you know we focused on Om Namah Shivaya. I shared the story of how last week I brought a friend to their first Kirtan. Om Namah Shivaya was their favorite song. So this inspired me to share more with you today, starting by singing out 108 rounds of this mantra.
Om Namah Shivaya mantra uses the universal elements that govern each chakra: earth, water, fire, air, and ether.
That’s all the chakras are: just the elements that you know exist rolled up into various energies of our bodies. The syllables of Na, Ma,
This mantra also reminds us of our innate Perfection. That we are born perfect (siddha) and whole. And our only job in this lifetime is to remember how AMAZING WE ARE! The thing is, you have always been perfect and what you are experiencing through your journey is the removal of all the external layers you’ve carried for a long time known as kleshas.
This brings us back to our true nature, which is JOY. Even Abraham Lincoln says “Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.” If this knowing comes from a man known for his dark depression then I am sure we can all find a way to understand this about ourselves. Carl Jung once said, “your vision will become clear only when you can look into your heart.” So Om Namah Shivaya brings us back to our selves, we actually remember better how happy we are on the inside in spite of the challenges that might surround us. Put another way by great Indian Philosopher Pantanjali, “When you are inspired, all your thoughts break their bonds: your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive and you discover yourself to be a greater person than you ever dreamed yourself to be.”
All I am asking each of you to do is believe in your own GREATNESS and capacity for ever increasing happiness. Leo Buscaglia writes in his book Loving Each Other “Joy and happiness are simply states of mind, it is strange that some of the happiest people I have ever known were those who seemed to have no particular cause to rejoice. They were simply happy. They seemed to have in common a singular courage, a willingness to risk, to fail and to let go, a believe in themselves, a wonderful resourcefulness, and a trust in their creative uniqueness.”
Be your best self today, OM NAMAH SHIVAYA!! Big love, Silvia