I like the feeling that God is taking care of me. Even in my darkest moments of anxiety for the world, or myself, I tap back into the God part of it, at least long enough for the anxiety to pass. I’d like to share with you a Mantra that has helped me throughout the years, to remember that God is taking care of me, and all of us. It is from the tenth Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh. The following is a visualization meditation that you can do with each word of the Mantra. I invite you to make yourself a cup of tea, sit quietly and give it a go.
Gobinday: God the Lord of this world: the Divine who created this world and takes care of it. “Go”;earth, the world. “Bind”: drop, information, knowledge, semen. Tune into this Divine energy that created you and this world, as a means of receiving help in terms of how to operate within the world.
Mukanday: God liberates us. Feel yourself being released from the weight of the world. You are Spirit first, free to live in your truth.
Udaaray: God gives to me. “Udaar” bounteous, infinite. Feel all of the blessings and gifts that God has given you in this life.
Apaaray: God is infinite. “Paar” to the other side, often used in terms of being carried across to the other side. Apaaray is the Divine One who is so infinite that there is not even another side. Allow yourself to be connected to this infinite energy.
Haree-ang: God destroys. Let’s say, for example, that everything is falling apart in your life, and you are being torn apart by that experience. This is the energy of haree-ang. When we come into alignment with our Soul, through the power of breath and practice, we begin to see that what’s being destroyed is actually not in alignment with our Soul’s destiny. Instead of a destruction that we resist, it becomes a destruction that allows us to shed our old ways and start fresh. Really, in each moment, as sure as we exhale, there is an elemental destruction occurring in the universe.
Karee-ang: God creates. As soon as something is destroyed, by law of the universe, another thing is created. New blessings come into our lives constantly. Take a moment to feel all of the blessings created for you on this day. And also feel your own creativity as the Divine flows through you, trusting that your inner knowing voice is guiding you. Nirnaamay: God is without Name. So, here we are as human beings with our minds, trying to define and name everything. That is the power and the job of the mind. It’s good. We need names to anchor into our knowledge and awareness. God also has many names from many traditions, and when we chant those names, we are uplifted. However, here in this mantra, we are going to let go of all of that and go into the unknown. Like a baby being born who does not have a language, and like an old man who breathes his last breath wordlessly, we are brought back into the essential nature of existence. We are asked to let go of our knowledge and just be in the flow of Spirit. Try it out for a moment.
Akaamay: God is beyond desire. This is asking us to let go of the quality or experience of desire, because it only causes pain to be desiring something outside of yourself. The experience that will fulfill us most deeply is already happening within. Being in touch with this inner space will help you to give more fully to your loved ones in a way that feels joyful and true. I invite you to take a deep breath, close your eyes, and go into your interior space, and feel what is within you.
To Learn and Experience more about this Mantra:
Please join me for my Mantra & Meditation class this Saturday 6/1/20.
Here are two recordings of this Mantra that you can listen to and hopefully chant at the top of your lungs! God knows we could all use these good vibes right now.
Here is also a link to a Youtube video that I created for children. It’s an interactive yoga class. At 24:45, you can experience Celestial Communications (an uplifting form of movement) to the Mantra Gobinday Mukanday.
Here are the Mantras for Saturday's class 6/1/20:
To tune in: