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Day 6: Beyond Fear

Day six of the Spirit of Mantra meditation series was about embracing fear and other negative emotions to bring forth inner growth.  Deva Premal and Miten mentioned that we spend a lot of our time trying to dispel negative emotions or avoid them, but we can grow so much by experiencing them.

For Deval Premal, she once transmuted her anger to a blissful experience.  Per Miten, you could dispel fear by bringing light into darkness.

Personally, I still have a problem with embracing my fears or any negative emotion.  I learn a lot from them, and try not to let them burden me, but I am not sure what else to do but face them.  Would experiencing or embracing them, the same as facing them?

This mantra was beautiful though and Deva Premal encouraged you to dance to it. I bought it to add to my meditation playlist to help me dance away fears or any negative emotions I may face.

You can find this mantra as “Shante Prashante” in Deva Prema’s album, Embrace.

Mantra:
Shante Prashante
Sarva Bhaya
Upasha Mani Swaha

Meaning:
Invoking the spirit of supreme peace, I offer up the energy of fear to the universal formless mind.

Inner Tuning:
I honour and welcome the energy of fear as a power that can inspire and guide me on my inner journey towards the Light. I welcome all so-called ‘negative emotions’ today. Rather than denying them, I embrace their power.

(Disclaimer: All images, mantras, meanings, and inner tunings are courtesy of The Spirit of Mantra.)

Related Links:
The Spirit of Mantra with Deva Premal & Miten Meditation Journey (visit to register, it’s free)
Deva Premal and Miten
Mentors Channel

Older posts regarding my personal mantra meditation journey:
Day 1 – Invocation
Day 2 – Divine Speech
Day 3 – Purification
Day 4 – Radiant Health
Day 5 – Strength Through Devotion

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Day 5: Strength Through Devotion

Day five of the Spirit of Mantra meditation series was about devotion and celebrated Hanuman, the Son of the Wind.  This mantra aided in opening us to the energy of life force and strength through devotion to the Divine.  It was also used before any physical fitness.  Per Deva Premal, it made exercise more meaningful when we devote it to Spirit.

“Om” opened the throat chakra. “Hum” eradicated darkness. “Hanuman” worked through life force through breath.  Per Deva Premal and Miten, breath connected us to Spirit, and was very integral for inner work.  “Vijayam” meant victory.

Sensation-wise, I felt them in my hands, a bit in my feet, and through my heart a couple of times. (I wondered if maybe I had indigestion… HaHa).  I ended up massaging my heart area after the meditation.  Maybe it was giving my heart strength. 😉

Mantra:
OM Hum Hanumate Vijayam

Meaning:
Victory to the invincible Hanuman.

Inner Tuning:
Repeating this mantra before physical activity, I connect consciously with my breathing, allowing each breath to fill me with ‘Prana’ – the universal life force. With this, I dedicate my physical exercise to the Great Spirit.

(Disclaimer: All images, mantras, meanings, and inner tunings are courtesy of The Spirit of Mantra.)

Related Links:
The Spirit of Mantra with Deva Premal & Miten Meditation Journey (visit to register, it’s free)
Deva Premal and Miten
Mentors Channel

Older posts regarding my personal mantra meditation journey:
Day 1 – Invocation
Day 2 – Divine Speech
Day 3 – Purification
Day 4 – Radiant Health

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Day 5: Strength Through Devotion

Day five of the Spirit of Mantra meditation series was about devotion and celebrated Hanuman, the Son of the Wind.  This mantra aided in opening us to the energy of life force and strength through devotion to the Divine.  It was also used before any physical fitness.  Per Deva Premal, it made exercise more meaningful when we devote it to Spirit.

“Om” opened the throat chakra. “Hum” eradicated darkness. “Hanuman” worked through life force through breath.  Per Deva Premal and Miten, breath connected us to Spirit, and was very integral for inner work.  “Vijayam” meant victory.

Sensation-wise, I felt them in my hands, a bit in my feet, and through my heart a couple of times. (I wondered if maybe I had indigestion… HaHa).  I ended up massaging my heart area after the meditation.  Maybe it was giving my heart strength. 😉

Mantra:
OM Hum Hanumate Vijayam

Meaning:
Victory to the invincible Hanuman.

Inner Tuning:
Repeating this mantra before physical activity, I connect consciously with my breathing, allowing each breath to fill me with ‘Prana’ – the universal life force. With this, I dedicate my physical exercise to the Great Spirit.

(Disclaimer: All images, mantras, meanings, and inner tunings are courtesy of The Spirit of Mantra.)

Related Links:
The Spirit of Mantra with Deva Premal & Miten Meditation Journey (visit to register, it’s free)
Deva Premal and Miten
Mentors Channel

Older posts regarding my personal mantra meditation journey:
Day 1 – Invocation
Day 2 – Divine Speech
Day 3 – Purification
Day 4 – Radiant Health

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Day 4: Radiant Health

Day four of the Spirit of Mantra meditation series was about healing, and the mantra, per Miten, had the potential to open the third eye chakra to allow for healing on every level.

The first line addressed our own inner sage, our higher self.  The second stanza gave energy with Grace. It was meant to honor each other and radiate love. The third line readied us for liberation, and the fourth line freed us from the illusion of life and death to realize our immortality, the eternal life of our soul.

I did this meditation last night, four different times.  That’s excessive, right?  There was a reason for that.  The “Om Triambakam” was the first mantra meditation that I felt any major sensations since hearing Deva Premal and Miten’s Gayatri Mantra.

I only wanted to listen to the meditation to get a feel for it first before actually doing it, and I had decided to play it while I was in bed.  I fell into a theta state where I was between sleep and wake state.  While I was waking, I felt almost my entire body vibrate powerfully.  In my sleepy mind, I thought my cat was purring beside me, but as I was waking, I heard his metal name tag hit his metal water bowl in the other room.  It was a very interesting situation for me, to say the least.  Of course, I had to try it over and over again in order to figure out what was happening to me.  The sensations and vibrations decreased with each time, probably because I was in scientific investigation mode.

I don’t recommend doing the meditation more than two times at a given cycle.  By the fourth time, my hands and arms got really tired and numb from all the vibrations. The after sensation on my arms and hands was akin to when you have used a power tool (i.e. jack hammer, any tool that vibrates, etc) for a long time, and you stop. Your arms and hands end up being numb and achy.  That’s what I felt after the 4th time doing the meditation.

Since this is a healing mantra, perhaps it was healing my arms and hands, which I use for energetic healing. I am not sure. I still don’t know much about mantras and how they work. I suppose that if you are in a theta state, any mantra or meditation will be intensified or elevated.

This mantra meditation journey had two mantra song versions.  The first one was “Om Triambakam Mantra (Wellness)” from the album, A Deeper Light.  The second set, “Om Triambakam,” was from the album, MantraLove.  Due to my experiences, I ended up buying the two mantra songs to add them to my meditation playlist for more healing experiences.

I don’t know if you will experience what I did.  I believe that we each have our own set of learning in life and our experiences, even if we are learning the same concepts, may come in different ways. However, I wish you the very best during your own journey.

Mantra:
OM Triambakam Yajamahe
Sugandhim Pushti Vardanam
Urvar-Ukamiva Bandhanan
Mrityor Muksheeya Mamritat

Meaning:
I bow down to the one who sees with the third eye. Bless me with health and immortality and sever me from the clutches of death, even as cucumber is cut from its creeper.

Inner Tuning:
I invoke the spirit of this mantra, which opens the channel of healing through the clear vision of the ‘third eye’ – where masculine and feminine energies become one – with the understanding that all life, in its true nature, is eternal.

(Disclaimer: All images, mantras, meanings, and inner tunings are courtesy of The Spirit of Mantra.)

Related Links:
The Spirit of Mantra with Deva Premal & Miten Meditation Journey (visit to register, it’s free)
Deva Premal and Miten
Mentors Channel

Older posts regarding my personal mantra meditation journey:
Day 1 – Invocation
Day 2 – Divine Speech
Day 3 – Purification

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Day 3: Purification

Day three of the Spirit of Mantra meditation series is a collaboration with the Tibetan Monks, Gyuto.  According to Miten, the Tibetan Buddhist mantra, “OM Benza Satto Hung,” is the crystallized version of a 100-syllable mantra. They are focusing on only four sounds because the 100-syllable is very hard for our Western ears to comprehend.  They do include the full 100-syllable mantra by the Gyuto monks in the beginning and the ending of the mantra meditation.  The Gyuto monks’ mantra is very unique to hear, and the sounds incredible. It must be hard to do them as they must be hard on the vocal chords.

Deva Premal broke down each sound of the mantra.  “OM” activates the third eye and it is also where the masculine and feminine energy converge and become one. “Benza” means “diamond thunder bolt” and it means “indestructible, irresistible force”. “Satto” means “pure intention and non-violence.”  “Hung” activates the throat chakra, and is the sound that opens the gateway between the heart and the mind.

This mantra is repeated 108 times, with the Gyuto Monks chanting the 100-syllable version of the mantra before and after.

Mantra:
OM Benza Satto Hung

Meaning:
I invoke the supreme purifying and protecting power of universal mind.

Inner Tuning:
The vibration of this mantra opens the gateway between heart and mind, and supports me in keeping my intentions clear, with determination and single-pointedness.

(Disclaimer: All images, mantras, meanings, and inner tunings are courtesy of The Spirit of Mantra.)

Related Links:
The Spirit of Mantra with Deva Premal & Miten Meditation Journey (visit to register, it’s free)
Deva Premal and Miten
Mentors Channel

Older posts regarding my personal mantra meditation journey:
Day 1 – Invocation
Day 2 – Divine Speech

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Day 2: Divine Speech

Day two of the Spirit of Mantra meditation series celebrated Saraswati, who is the “Mother of Vedas.”  She opens us to the power of music, education, artistic expression, and spiritual knowledge.

Deva Premal and Miten reminded us of the power of the spoken word. Once you say them, you can’t take them back. They reminded us to be careful of what we say and even what we think, so that we can live a much easier and peaceful life and contribute to the “happiness of all beings, within and without.”

This mantra is repeated 108 times.

Mantra:
Om Eim Saraswatyei Namaha

Meaning:
Salutations to Saraswati, the goddess of music, poetry, the arts, education, learning and divine speech.

Inner Tuning:
By tuning into the essence of the great goddess of music and poetry, Saraswati, I open myself to the power of the sacred Sanskrit texts, which contain harmony and rhythm, enabling me to absorb them, effortlessly.

(Disclaimer: All images, mantras, meanings, and inner tunings are courtesy of The Spirit of Mantra.)

Related Links:
The Spirit of Mantra with Deva Premal & Miten Meditation Journey (visit to register, it’s free)
Deva Premal and Miten
Mentors Channel

Older posts regarding my personal mantra meditation journey:
Day 1 – Invocation

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Day 1: Invocation

Day one of the Spirit of Mantra meditation series reminded us that we are all connected… That we are one big Spiritual family, and as such, we are here to help each other out.

I really like this mantra because it reminded me of a mindfulness meditation where we wish each other kindness, health, peace, and love.  This invocation  mantra not only celebrated how we are connected and encouraged us to seek enlightenment for ourselves, but it also helped us to seek out peace with ourselves and with others, for the highest good of all.

I think this invocation was to send out an intention of the inner work we are embarking on with the meditation series, for our betterment, within and without, and for a prayer for peace for all.

Mantra:
OM Sahana Vavatu
Sahanau Bhunaktu
Saha Viryam Karavavahai
Tejasvi Navaditamastu
Ma Vidvishavahai
OM Shantih Shantih Shantihi

Meaning:
May we all be protected.
May we all be nourished.
May we work together with great energy.
May our studies be enlightening.
Let us not give rise to enmity.
OM, peace (within), peace (with each other), peace (universal).

Inner Tuning:
As I embark on this auspicious 21-day journey with the healing world of Mantra, I commit to consciously setting myself a personal intention.

(Disclaimer: All images, mantras, meanings, and inner tunings are courtesy of The Spirit of Mantra.)

Related Links:
The Spirit of Mantra with Deva Premal & Miten Meditation Journey (visit to register, it’s free)
Deva Premal and Miten
Mentors Channel

20140504-221251.jpgI am grateful that the Mentors Channel has another meditation series.  This time with Deva Premal and Miten.

I first heard of Deva Premal and Miten during the 21 Days of Gratitude, presented by Louie Schwartzberg. Deva Premal and Miten’s chanting and music are both soothing and passionate at the same time.  When you listen to their work, you can feel such a rich sensuality that really draws you in. I have never done chanting meditations before, so I am intrigued to embark on this new adventure.

For an idea of what they do, please check out The Gayatri Mantra Made Visible video.

According to the site, “the Gayatri Mantra is said to be the oldest and most powerful of mantras, purifying the person chanting it as well as the listener.” The video shows how water responds to the Gayatri Mantra through Cymatics.

It is pretty cool to watch, but if you close your eyes, stay very still, and just focus on the mantra chanting, you can feel the chanting reverberate through you and around you. I think it was also raising my vibrational energy. I have never felt anything like it before!

I have been listening to the Gayatri Mantra (and trying to finish this post–I keep adding to it) over the last few days. Each time, there was a lot of activity in all my chakra centers. One time, most of the concentration were in my heart, throat, and third eye chakras. Another time was mostly in my crown chakra.

Had I not done the Finding Your Flow meditation journey with Oprah and Deepak, I may not have realized what was happening with my chakras.

Your experiences with the Gayatri may be different from mine, and I wouldn’t be able to explain it to you. Maybe you can explain it me? I am finding my experiences to be amazing, and clearly sets my Aquarian curiosity ablaze with questions and a want to understand more about the Gayatri Mantra. It falls under weird, cool, and goose bump (in a good way) territory for me! I am now very excited about the 21 day journey.

The mantra meditation journey starts on May 14, and the whole 21 day experience is free. From the information available, the mantras will focus on helping to deal with life’s daily challenges, healing body, mind, and spirit, and much more. For more information, please visit the links below.

Related Links:
The Spirit of Mantra with Deva Premal & Miten Meditation Journey (visit to register, it’s free)
Deva Premal and Miten
The Gayatri Mantra Made Visible
Mentors Channel

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