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 L I F E
Welcome friend, your inner Self has chosen GRATITUDE 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 you feel as though you are working really hard and having very little in return, or maybe you are in a relationship where you seem to be taken for granted. Reversely, perhaps you can not see anything to be grateful for in your life. If this is the case, try waking up and going to sleep every day, being mindful of 3 things that you are truly grateful for. This might be a nice warm bed, a hearty breakfast, a hot cup of tea. Notice what happens when you recognise this gratitude and then start to build from there.
2. Because we are sublimely happy with this part of our life. If this is the case & you are truly grateful, perhaps you have chosen this mantra specifically to give thanks for this vision.
3. And lastly, because we have too much of this in our life & it is causing issues. For instance, if something is hurting us, is wrong for us, can harm us, we do not need to be grateful for it. Having said that, we can sometimes be grateful for negative experiences that show us lessons. Some of us have difficulty receiving gratitude from others, preferring to give it. If this is the case, perhaps you might meditate on why receiving makes you feel uncomfortable.
The chant for Gratitude is Amba Amba. There is a Soundbite Gift of the chant at the top of this page for you to listen to. If you feel that Amba Amba 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 Amba Amba ...
Amba Amba is Sanskrit & can be translated thus:
O Mother, Mother
dear Divine Mother,
Goddess of the Universe
Giver of food to all creatures
Thou art the Primal Supreme Power
When we chant Amba Amba, we are setting an intention for gratitude regarding the abundance of gifts that we receive in our daily lives from Mother Earth. I first came across this mantra in temple. As the offerings donated by pilgrims were passed through the altar, to the kitchens, the congregation gave thanks for the bounty that we manifest when we all give together. Chanting Amba Amba, sets an intention to start our day from a place of abundance, rather than from a place of lack.
Wherever you are, stop & be still. Look around you & be mindful of all the things you are grateful for. Let them seep into your heart until you feel yourself smile. Namaste, Dear One.