Scientists have proven that chanting for 20 minutes stimulates the Vegas Nerve, which is resposible for the body's sense of well being. Off course, our ancient ancestors have been telling us this for 4000 years ...
Welcome, you have chosen Gratitude as an area upon which you would like to meditate. There are usually 3 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 are having nothing in return, or 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 and going to sleep every evening being mindful of 3 things that you are truly grateful for. This might 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 be grateful for negative experiences that show us lessons, but if you are in a toxic relationship that is not right for you, you do not need to stay out of gratitude for having a relationship.
Should you choose to register for a SVARA Reiki Mantra Course, you will find that the chant for Gratitude is called Amba Amba. There is a free sample of the chant at the top of this page & a full 20 minute meditation version is available at my BANDCAMP shop. Read on to find out the meaning of the mantra ...
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. I first came across this mantra in temple. As the offerings donated by pilgrims were passed through temple to the kitchens, the congregation gave thanks for the bounty that we can manifest when we all give together. Chanting Amba Amba, sets our 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.
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