I never knew a mantra could have energy that can be communative but that seems to be the case. Let me explain.
For years I have relied on and loved mantras. I believe in the power of sound to help and heal us. We are vibrational beings and mantras can help us entrain to a higher frequency.
Usually I wake up with a particular mantra on my mind and sometimes I search for a mantra that addresses a specific issue. If I am low on energy I choose a mantra that energizes, if I am distraught I choose a mantra that comforts and soothes. But I never realized a mantra could choose me.
For the past few weeks I have been drawn to Ek Ong Kar Sat Nam Siri Wahe Guru. I am not only drawn to it, but drawn to chant it in a quiet, revernt manner as opposed to strong and loud. The mantra has come to life for me. It is a precious friend and teacher. When I chant it quietly, as if I am listening more than singing, I feel more open to the meaning and healing qualities of the sound itself.
Here is what the mantra means.
Ek (One) Ong (Creator) Kar (Creation)
Sat (Truth) Nam (Name or Identity) Siri (Great)
Wahe (Beyond description, “Wow!”) Guru (Dispeller of darkness, Teacher) (this interpretation is from the 3ho foundation founded by Yogi Bahjan,)
When I chant it I can feel it becoming part of my body/mind/spirit. Its vibration shakes off the limiting beliefs that kept me from moving forward in my life.
The most important thing is that I am more and more free to love people and to be of service without worrying as much about what people think of me. I am not just a person with certain characteristics, I am an outpouring of the love of the creator. I am a breath of Great Spirit, no more and no less.
Now when I chant Ek Ong Kar it feels like the mantra is chanting me. The river and the river bank are one.