Do Words Really Have Power?
‘Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.’ – Buddha
Many of us are still coming to grips with the fact that everything is energy. Also, it can be difficult to understand that we are energetic beings, existing within vibrating bionic body suits. Especially since we look and feel so solid.
Like everything else, words are energy, vibrating at different speeds and frequencies. Even though they may be invisible there are words that have immense power. Such
come fully charged with one kind of energy or another. There are words packed full of joy, others with peace and or love. Then there are the ancient Vedic-based words, referred to as mantra’s. These ancient sound forms are specifically charged with powerful, laser-light, high frequencies.
Crumbling Walls Of Jericho
In the bible the story about the walls of Jericho, (Joshua 6:1–27), Joshua was guided to have hundreds of people march silently around Jericho for six days. After seven circuits on the seventh day, all the people were instructed to shout as loud as they could. In those days, they knew nothing about the power of vibrations and so even though it seemed foolish to Joshua, he followed the guidance. On the seventh day, following the seventh circuit, all the people outside the wall shouted as loud as they could. To everyone’s amazement, the accumulated energy-vibrations collapsed the massive walls of Jericho. This is an old but excellent example of the powerful combination of vibrations, generated by many feet and loud voices.
Spoken Words are Sound Vibrations
‘Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.’ – Buddha
Words have vibrations that constantly float in through and around us. Some word vibrations have no effect on us and simply float away like imperceptible light-weight feathers. That’s because there is no attraction when there’s no energetic match. Words that do have matching frequencies to our particular energetic pattern are instantly attracted and assimilated into our energy field or Aura.
Unfortunately, if our energy field is of a lower vibration the we become susceptible to ‘bad news’ words or dreadful words that are like destructive malware. But we are only vulnerable if we are tuned into similar frequencies. This is where mantras come in handy. Because with enough use, mantras form a positive force field around us. It works like malware protection. Raising our frequencies so that only good vibrations are attracted into our space.
Mantra A Modern Mind Power Tool
Mantras are not restricted to those who are spiritually
inclined nor are they only for yoga students, or those who embrace Eastern Philosophy. The use of mantras is an ancient skill, yet it is more applicable and appropriate for today’s busy, high-tech, fast-paced, modern minds. Granted, those who are spiritually inclined have benefited tremendously over the years from mantras, yet this marvelous mind tool works brilliantly for anyone, spiritual or not. Mantras are so user-friendly that they can be used by everyone, including little children.
All Words Have Power – Mantras Have Super Power
‘Soham or Hamsa’ – Sanskrit Mantra meaning ‘I am That.’
There’s power in words. Especially when they are in a repetitive chorus with a catchy beat. Uplifting, affirmative songs have many similar mental and emotional benefits as mantras. The words in modern songs, however, do not have the same concentrated energy nor do they have the accumulated intensity as the ancient mantras.
In order for you to actually experience how words combined with music can bring about a positive effect, I have included a couple of youtube links at the bottom of this page. Notice how these songs create different attitudes and feelings within you. Even if you are familiar with, ‘Don’t worry. Be happy’ by Bobby Mc Ferrin and ‘Happy (I Am)’ by Pharell Williams, please click on the links below (at the end of this blog) and pay attention to how they make you feel. .
Why Choose And Use A Mantra?
‘You are a cosmic flower. Om chanting is the process of opening the psychic petals of that flower.’ ― Amit Ray, Om Chanting and Meditation
Nowadays a mantra is considered to be a cutting-edge tool for accumulating positive energy and life-enhancing benefits. But what if we want to cut to the chase and have a handy-dandy mantra that can be immediately incorporated into life? Can we use a mantra like a quick fix mental vitamin? Is it possible to slip a mantra into our energy field to help repel stress? If so, how do we choose and use a mantra to do that?
Is There A quick And Easy Way To Learn a Mantra?
‘A jug fills drop by drop.’ – Buddha
If there is a quick fix mantra energy infusion, I haven’t found it yet. I do believe that modern technology does provide shortcuts to infusing mantra energy into our vibration frequencies. I am certainly no Guru and I am only sharing from my own limited experiences. (My Guru gave me a mantra and through His Holy guidance I have learned many others over the years.)
Modern Technology A Marvelous Mantra Aid
I am an auditory learner, so when I am learning a mantra I do so using sound technology. I find a recording of the mantra that I want to learn, (on a tape, CD, iTunes iPod or even on YouTube). Then I listen to the recording and vocally repeat and practice the mantra as best I can. I concentrate on perfectly matching the sound of the mantra. Wearing comfortable headphones is important while I saturate my mind with the mantra. I chant whenever I am alone, perhaps while driving in my car. I have the mantra playing as I work on my computer. I go to sleep with it playing continuously through my headphones.
For me, I know that the energy infusion is complete when I
hear the mantra quietly, effortlessly running in the background of my mind. Once I have reached that point, the mantra automatically runs interference with fears and concerns, just like a built-in pop-up blocker.
There’s A Mantra For Every Mind
What if you do not have a Guru, Mentor or Yoga instructor to help you find your perfect mantra? My answer is, ‘Seek and ye shall find’. The Mantra will find you, either through a book you read, a class you take, or even a via a search engine. A mantra can be something simple such as chanting ‘Om’ (AUM), or ‘Om, Shanti, Shanti, Shanti’. The issue is not the perfect mantra. The key is to use your mantra until it is part of your energy field, deflecting negativity and attracting good vibrations.
Here’s a quote about having even a simple mantra, from my Guru. Sri Swamiji says: ‘If there are a thousand crows in a tree, it is enough to throw one stone and they will all fly away. There’s no need to throw a stone at each of them. Crows represent sins, (mistakes), we have committed, due to greed, lust, anger and so on. We may be completely contaminated by our sins and weaknesses. But simply by chanting, ‘Hari’, or ‘Vithala’, or ‘Rama’, or ‘Guru Datta’ with devotion, all the crows, (negativity) will fly away along with their children.” – Sri Ganapathi Sachchidananda Swamiji, Bhakta Mala.
Click to watch: ‘Don’t worry. Be happy’ by Bobby Mc Ferrin
Click to watch: ‘Happy (I Am)’ by Pharell Williams