Om Hreem Namah is a sacred and powerful Sanskrit mantra. Sanskrit has been mainly used as a philosophical language within the religions of Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism. It is known as the mother of all languages and is one of the oldest languages in the world.
To break down this mantra and its meaning let’s break down each word.
- Om- is believed to be the sound of all creation and that all the possibilities lie within this sound. It also opens the crown chakra.
- Hreem- is related to the goddess energy, her life-giving essence, pure creativity potential also known as Prakriti. It also opens the door for higher consciousness
- Namah- is a sort of welcome or praise
Om and Hreem are both bija, or seed mantras. Bija mantras are a single syllable mantra with a specific focus. These focused mantras hold an entire teaching within them like a portal.
This mantra is used to illuminate our higher wisdom. It welcomes the divine energy into and through our individual experience.
The Law Of Pure Potentiality
The law of pure potentiality states that our natural way of being is in the realm of pure awareness and within here lies unlimited potential.
This reminds us that we are the creators of our world. Along with when we allow ourselves to slow down and open up, we can begin to notice the subtle layers of our infinite nature.
How To Use Mantras
A mantra is a sacred intention you repeat in a meditative space in order to align with its message. To begin, find a comfortable and quiet space where you can be undisturbed.
You can set the mood by lighting candles, finding a nice space outside, or cleaning the area you plan to meditate in. The environment you meditate in can have a direct impact on your ability to focus.
• Bring your awareness to your breath and take note of the state it is in without trying to change it
• Scan your body with your mind’s eye and focus on where your body makes contact with the earth
• Spend at least five minutes arriving into a more calm and centered mental space before beginning chanting
• You can use mala beads to assist you in chanting, chant in your head upon each exhale, or verbally chant aloud
• Repeat the chant for at least ten minutes to reap all the benefits of the meditation
• You can set a timer so that you know when to bring your focus back and so that you do not lose your mental focus wondering how long it has been
• Bring your focus back to your breathe and take notice of the state of your mental body once it has returned to silence
• Feel your body connecting with the ground once again and when you are ready, open your eyes
If your mind wanders off during meditation try these tips to gently bring it back. It is called a meditation practice because it is not meant to be perfect and every day you will be in a different mental state.
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