We live in a sea of energy–energy vibrates. Everything in the manifested creation vibrates. Even what is apparently solid, inanimate objects, are constantly vibrating. Some vibrations are audible; sounds we can hear with our ears. Our thoughts, however, are silent sounds, but they are also electromagnetic vibrations.
Being aware of the importance of sound is a way to create our own reality and expand awareness. Choosing the scenario that we want to vibrate defines how we feel and how we project ourselves to other people.
It is not always possible to vibrate at a high frequency or to hear only high vibration sounds in the world in which we live. But accessing these sounds as much as possible at home, in the car, or on earphones can help us connect with our infinite reality and with the intrinsic wisdom that exists in the stream of sound.
Listening and chanting mantras may seem a distant reality for many people, but believe me, they work. Chanting mantras is an ancient and sacred form of energetic adjustment and projecting the mind. The word Mantra means ¬ ` `creative projection of the mind` (Man: mind, Tra: projection). Mantras are formulas that alter mind patterns and brain chemistry according to physical and metaphysical laws. The power of a mantra is in the vibration of its sound. In the practice of Kundalini Yoga we use various mantras to elevate and modify consciousness through its meaning and rhythmic repetition.
Throughout the class the teacher can direct mantras to help students with their needs. To sing mantras silently or aloud is a conscious method of controlling and directing the mind. Happiness, sadness, joy, and grief are frequencies of mind thought waves. These feelings determine the kind of program the mind performs. Yogi Bhajan, the teacher who brought the teachings of Kundalini Yoga to the West, said that “The science of reality is to meet the sound and resonate within that sound. So the soul can access excellence.”
When we choose to intonate a mantra, we are consciously choosing to invoke particular syllables that reap multiple benefits for ourselves such as prosperity, peace, increase intuition, hope among others. It does not matter if we understand the meaning of the sounds or not. The upper palate that forms the roof of the mouth has 84 meridians, when we access these points they function like a keyboard of a computer–we access the hypothalamus that lies below the thalamus and the pineal gland. The hypothalamus is known to regulate vital functions like hunger, thirst, body temperature, and sleep. It regulates mood, emotional behavior, and sexuality.
When the hypothalamus is stimulated by sound, it adjusts the endocrine system and metabolic functions to create a neutral, balanced mind and strengthen immunity. Mantras are great allies in the healing process of various diseases to help decrease depression, stress, and anxiety.
Source of information The Aquarian Teacher book and The Flow of the Eternal Power – Shakti Parwa
Article : Patwant Kaur
Photo: Camila Muradas