If you have been on any of my retreats or courses, you will know that the chanting of mantra forms an integral part of these journeys that I create for you.
This is quite simply because for any practice to truly be transformative it has to awaken the heart; not simply the emotional heart but the deep heart that IS love, peace and joy itself. There are few things as direct and powerful as mantra to help us relax out of ego mind, enter into the non-linear dimensions of grace and be spiritually rejuvenated.
Sanskrit mantras in particular are very powerful. Rishis throughout the ages discovered that certain sounds exert specific effects on the subtle body, through tuning the spokes of the chakras. Further, there is a Sufi saying, that “intoning any name of God is like pouring your consciousness through a fine mesh cloth – removing the impurities.”
Thus, chanting a mantra or working with it in meditation will bring about helpful effects, refining of your consciousness and expanding your access to various essential qualities, depending on the mantra. Furthermore, intoning a mantra connects you to the devotion of everyone who has ever dissolved in that mantra. Not only does this significantly amplify your practice, your prayers become part of a continuing stream of grace beyond your own efforts.
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MORE FOUNDATIONAL RESOURCES TO GET YOU STARTED
I encourage you to read or listen to the audiobook of THE WAY OF GRACE which you can find here and to start working with the CULTIVATING GRACE CARD DECK. Both include substantial teachings and many practices to support you on this journey.
And, if you love singing and mantra, then I invite you to download the Special Edition of my album STREAMS OF GRACE: Mantra Medicine for Yoga & Inner Peace to help you access non-conceptual realms of grace.