Card of the Day: CHOOSE PEACE – PARAMAHANSA YOGANANDA
(Courtesy of the Ascended Masters Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue)
Peace isn’t about being alone, nor choosing to give up, although for many people, they would say peace would mean these definition. However, I can’t speak for everyone, so I will just express my own interpretation. You’re welcome to come up with your own conclusion.
Peace is more surrendering for me. It’s not actually about giving up a situation or a problem or a person. Nor is it about being alone. In truth, we are never really alone, even though we seem to feel like it at times. We are constantly surrounding by people we love – both in the physical and the in the spiritual worlds.
Peace gives us understanding of a situation or a conflict. Remember there are two or more sides to every single story. It is also about not taking a side, but rather gathering information about everyone’s side. The more information you gather, then you can decide for sure what further action (if necessary) to take next. The ultimate decision is yours.
While I have very much written about peace on an individual level, on a global level, we need to find peace within our world. If we are unhappy with what our world leaders are doing – there are ways to make our voices heard – it is choosing peaceful options: protesting, writing, and even using social media – both to do research to expand our own world knowledge.
While the world energy is changing, so too are we. Peace is very hard to do on a global level. We need to start to listen and understand one another. As Yogananda believed that all world religions and cultures are all connected and have a pathway towards Divinity, isn’t it time to find that common ground? We still have a long way to go, and we may not have all the answers, but with peace anything is possible.
Peace and understanding lead to love – love for your fellow human beings. We are one…..we are all truly connected.
Paramahansa Yogananda (born: 5 January 1893 – died: 7 March 1952)
is very famous for his book ‘Autobiography of a Yogi’ which introduced both Indians and Westerners to teachings and philosophy of Kriya Yoga and meditation. Yogananda’s teachings through his books emphasised an oneness with all spiritual and religious paths, and to focus upon a deep connection with God/The Divine/The Universe. You can call upon Yogananda when you need guidance on your own spiritual path, or when you need help for creating and developing your own yoga and meditation practices.
What is a mantra? For both Buddhism and Hinduism, it is a repeated word or sentence to aid in a deeper form of meditation to help in relaxation and a deeper connection to your Divine self.
You don’t need to be a Buddhist or a Hindu or affiliate with any other religion or other path of spirituality to benefit from these beautiful mantras. They can be used by people of all faiths, and all walks of life.
You can use these mantras for many things for your daily meditations to your yoga, Pilates, or energy healing practices, (such as Prana, Reiki or Qigoing healing), while going for a gentle walk in nature, or even just as you go to sleep as a blessed prayer.
While you may not first understand the meaning behind these beautiful Sanskrit sentences. This is perfectly okay. The most important thing to remember is to embrace and immense yourself within the energy, the feelings, or the emotions that you are experiencing. Pay close attention while listening to these mantras of what you are feeling or experiencing. Just be in the moment of these experiences. Appreciate them. Whatever happens, is a Divine blessing of light and love.
Remember that each human being on Earth is a gift from the Divine, and we are all connected to the Cosmos, every single faith has a pathway towards God, the Divine, the light and love of Everything.
1. Aham Brahmasmi
This is one of the Mahavakyas or Great Sayings of Upanishads which is from Vedas, an Ancient Sanskrit text. Aham Brahmami means “I am the Infinity Reality.”
2. Om Shri Dhanvantre Namaha
Lord Dhanvantri is the Hindu God of Ayurveda. Many Hindus around the world seek his blessings for good health and for other people. Dhanvantri also appears in the ancient Hindu texts called the Puranas. “Om Shri Dhanvantre Namaha”means for good health especially for your physical, emotional and spiritual well being for yourself and others.
3. Hari Om Tat Sat
This mantra will help you spiritually awaken to your higher self and higher consciousness. “Om Tat Sat”is a mantra found in the ancient Hindu text of Bhangvad Gita. It is especially used for both meditation and yoga. This mantra translation means “The supreme Absolute Truth’ or “All that is.” It is a soothing and relaxing mantra.
4. Hum Hi Hum Brahm Hum
This powerful mantra refers to the Divine connection between us and God, the Universe, Spirit or Higher Intervention (or whatever word you feel best comfortable to call God). The translation of this mantra is “We are we, We are God”. We are connected, since we are all a natural gift and spirit of all that is, and all that will be. A mantra for your soul and spirit!
A mantra in many faiths such as Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, and Sikhism, this powerful mantra, means “Soul, Life, Reality,Universe, God, Creation’. It is the Prana,, Reiki, Qigong, or life-force energy that is the Divine connection of all things, all creation; within all life. A connection that is powerful to connect us not only to your Creator, but to every single being on Earth. We all breathe it, walk it, eat, and live it. It is a constant reminder of life.
6. Om So Hum
This mantra is to help identify yourself as one within the Universe, or ultimate reality. You are one within the Universe, as the Universe is One within you. This mantra in Sanskrit translates to “I am that”, or “I am”; You are strongly connected to the Divine Source, as it is your birthright, as every single human being on Earth is give this special birthright as well.
You can also say: “Om Soham” which means in Sanskrit; “I am the Universe, I am part of it, I am connected to the Infinite Source.”
7. Ong Namo Guro Devo Namo
In Sanskrit, this mantra means “I call upon the Infinite Creator who created me. I call upon the Divine Giver of Wisdom.” This mantra will help to centre yourself, especially if you wish to begin your yoga or meditation practices. It will connect closer to the Divine wisdom that you are seeking on a particular question or area that you may be asking about.
8. Sohman Shivoham
This mantra leads to our higher self during meditations, to seek our truth, our wisdom, and our true nature. It will help you disconnect and disassociate with your ego and to connect with the oneness of Divine Source. We all merged from Oneness, as we are truly are nothing but pure consciousness. The meaning of this beautiful mantra is: “I am that, I am Shiva, I am pure Consciousness”.
Lord Shiva, is one of the Hindu principle deities who is a “destroyer of evil and transformer of life” Lord Shiva is greatly consider a Great Yogi.
9. Kleem Mantra
Kleem is one-syllable sound known as bija mantra. This mantra is associated with Kamadeva, who is the Hindu God of love. In some Hindi traditions, Kamdeva is the incarnation of Lord Krishna. Krishna is the Supreme God in Hinduism in his own right, is a Hindu God of kindness, compassion, tenderness, and love. Kleem is chanting for is power of attraction.
While bija mantras have no specific meaning, they are recited for their spiritual and energetic powers for the overall healing of the physical, emotional and spiritual of an individual. You can also use bija mantras in yoga or meditation practices to set a specific intention or just simply calm your mind.
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Much love, light and blessings towards your spiritual journey ahead!