Scientists have proven that chanting for 10 - 20 minutes stimulates the Vagus Nerve, which is responsible for the body's sense of well being. Off course, our ancient ancestors have been telling us this for 4000 years ...
C H A N T Y O U R W A Y T O A B E T T E R
Welcome friend, your inner Self has chosen ETERNAL JOY as an area upon which you may wish to meditate. There are usually three reasons why we are drawn to a certain mantra:-
1. Because we feel we are lacking or have struggles with this area of our life. For instance, perhaps you are feeling sad, or suffering from a loss. Maybe you are grieving or home sick, or simply feeling low. If this is the case, try talking to someone close to you about how you feel & if the feeling persists, perhaps you need to seek further support. By chanting the mantra, you are setting an intention to address your feelings of sadness. Having said that, there is nothing wrong with feeling sad. It is an emotion with just as might right as any other, but if it is continuous & for some time, setting an intention to address this need, is a welcome choice.
2. Because we are already immersed in a sense of eternal joy or would like to open ourselves to a more conscious sense of happiness. If this is the case perhaps you have chosen this mantra specifically to give thanks for this blessing, take your joyous feelings to another level or maybe you are planning ways to share the joy that you experience with others.
3. And lastly, because we have too much of this in our life & it is causing issues. It is hard to imagine that one could have too much joy but sometimes, we can become so absorbed in one part of our life that feels joyous, that we overlook aspects of life that need our attention. For instance, perhaps your work gives you a sense of eternal joy but it dominates in such a way that your personal life suffers. Remember, eternal joy is in this life and the next. It is no one thing, it is connecting with the universal energy of happiness.
The chant for Eternal Joy is Om Namah Shivaya. There is a Soundbite Gift of the chant at the top of this page for you to listen to. If you feel that Om Namah Shivaya resonates with you, feel free to pop over to my BANDCAMP shop, where you'll find the full length Meditation Version lasting @15 minutes - perfect for embodying a sense of well being. Read on to find out the full meaning of the mantra Om Namaha Shivaya:
The Om is said to be the root of all sound & by chanting it, we tune into the Universal consciousness that is our home.
Om Namah Shivaya is a love song to ourselves, caressing & soothing our inner nature, right at the heart of the third eye, tuning directly into our raw emotions
Joy is a sense of inner happiness, deeply embedded within us, enabling us to see the myriad of joyful things that we feel and experience through our senses both consciously & subconsciously.
From the moment we awake, the joy of abundance gives us a sense of wellness from the very start of the day, a notion of satiation and gratitude. My Nan would have called it 'counting our blessings' & she was right. To count and recognise one's blessings is joy indeed.
Om Namah Shivaya is an acknowledgement that our holistic universal consciousness, is One, that we are all part of the same light & that joy, is a never ending energy.
May you find a myriad of joyful moments laced through your day & recoginse the magnitude of the miracle that life is.
Namaste, Dear One.