“Every element of the universe is in a constant state of vibration manifested to us as light, sound and energy. As you vibrate, the universe vibrates with you”. - Yogi Bhajan
If you are a Kundalini- Yogi or Yogini, you probably know this already - but if you are not, you may wonder:What is a Mantra?
Mantra is a sound current which tunes and controls mental vibration. It literally means “free from the mind.”
Before I further explain what a Mantra is, I would like to make one thing clear; everything and everyone is made up of energies. In fact, the entire universe is made up of energy. And energy vibrates on different frequencies. Some energy vibrates on a frequency that we can hear with our ears; that’s what we call sound. Even thoughts are sounds, although they are silent sounds, therefore what we think and feel are sounds, or more correct - vibrations. Sometimes, or actually quite often, a lot of people have too many thoughts “on their mind “due to certain “problems”. It can be problems at work, relationship problems, financial problems or anything else that makes one become stressed, worried, angry or even depressed.
We are trying to find a way to ease those worries; some people use positive affirmations, others meditate - & that is where the mantra comes in. A mantra is a very powerful and efficient way of meditating. What we think is what we are, and when we chant a mantra, we control and direct our thoughts and mind towards happy thoughts and positive thinking. We chant to awaken our soul and make our heart sing!
There are many different mantras to choose between. There are mantras to create inner peace, for prosperity, increased intuition, to reduce stress, and many more. Most Mantras are in Gurumukhi ( a vibratory language that connects us with the inner sound). The sound we create when chanting these Mantras is not just any sound; it is a sound that cuts away the ego so you can feel/be your real you, your true identity. The beauty of chanting these mantras correctly is that even if you don’t understand the actual meaning or sounds, it is so effective it can still create a very profound change in your consciousness - I dont know about you, but I find that pretty fantastic :)