We all need to express ourselves and music is a powerful resource to do it. Whether if it is while listening, singing or dancing along mindfully, music is a good way to keep you tuned and in harmony.
The first time i heard an artist singing a mantra about a year ago, i felt like i came home. I felt like a newborn and cried tears of joy, sadness and a lot of other emotions that words cannot explain. Ajeet Kaur is the artist to the first song that lead me Home: Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo. It really touched my heart so deeply as any other song ever did.
After that i continued to listen to my heart and i didn’t even search anymore, i was just being guided by the Universe to mantra after mantra, artist after artist, all there to inspire me to do what my heart was telling me to do: to sing along with them.
Music as always been a part of my life since i was small, i enjoyed expressing myself singing specially melodies. I never found really songs i enjoyed singing fully except for Enya’s songs. Discovering mantras opened me a path to reach the deepest in my heart, my soul. So through time i began to create my own melodies including the sacred and ancient words. I sing them often as a reminder of who i really am, a reminder to go Home when i feel lost or getting out of track. A reminder to be present, in the here and now. To express my feelings, gratitude and joy.
In the beginning of my practice i was very cautious because i was “thinking” that i had to belong to a specific religion to sing a mantra, such as buddhist, hindu or Sikhism (because it’s mostly the kind of mantras i listen to). Then with all respect to the religions and the persons who wrote them, i sing the mantras with all my heart. Even if i don’t pronounce the words 100% correctly i believe the intention and the vibration coming out of it is the most important to me.
I am truly grateful that these sacred mantras came to my awareness and that i can express my true being through them.
I am aware that many people around me don’t understand and may even twist their nose to this new part of me.. I know i am not doing nothing wrong because i am only following my heart. I will keep on singing mantras to nurture my soul and i hope i inspire people around me to do the same..
ONG NAMO GURU DEV NAMO: Gurmukhi (sacred indian language) mantra that means: I bow for the creative wisdom within me, i bow for the divine teacher in me.
Chanting this mantra at least 3 times, or 108 times with help of mala beads, will tune your soul into your essence. ❤
SAT NAM (means true identity, who we REALLY are)
Love and Light, Marlyn