Chanting to Calibrate Our Lives | Remembering That All Life Is Sacred

in ecotrain •  7 months ago

In a world with all the busyness, materialism and EMF pollution (electromagnetic frequencies), it can be a challenge to really honor and focus on the divine aspects of existence. Chanting is a great way to do this.

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As we wrote about earlier, we committed to a 40 day mantra and meditation practice. Synchronistically @eco-alex wrote about chanting and meditation soon after we began and we are pleased to see more content on the topic being created and shared. We’ve been chanting the short form of the Gayatri mantra and meditating twice daily for 32 days. This only takes an hour total but WOW, what a good use of an hour!

This is a great example of @eco-alex chanting the Gayatri with Tibetan singing bowls, very peaceful! Give it a listen!

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Chanting is a way to connect with the universal life-force and physiologically tune in to the divine nature of existence.

Tune in to what? The essence of peace, health and vitality that is everywhere all the time.

Letting go and reprogramming

For us the Gayatri mantra practice has reminded us of parts of ourselves that have been slightly neglected the past few years. In the hustle to get our needs met on a newly settled piece of property, we’ve been in action mode for many moons and have not paid much attention to our subtle receptive healing arts. This 40 day practice came at the perfect time to bring in some healing and rejuvenation!

Chanting is helping us drop in deeper to the more subtle aspects of existence.

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These ancient syllables carry vibrations that go way back in time. These ancient mantras were divinely inspired and delivered to humans who had done their spiritual work!

By chanting this ancient mantra we are leveraging the cosmic vibrations and bringing them into our lives. But what does that look like?

Daily chanting has restored a deeper sense of gratitude and connection, brought us into a more loving and creative space and reminded us of the “bigger picture” that is constantly unfolding.

This doesn’t mean we’re radiant beings of pure love all the time! Far from it! What it has done is guiding us more in that direction though by allowing our hearts to open while inviting in the divine. We have noticed we are feeling more “in the flow” and more in line with our purpose on Earth, which is always a great feeling! It is many subtle feelings that make up the effects of the mantra, but it certainly feels good.

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Tuning in

We are beings of water and are naturally highly mutable, adaptable and influenced by our surrounding (unless we’ve fully achieved the spiritual superpower of equanimity). What goes on around us affects us on a deep level. I think about the work of Masaru Emmoto who wrote “The Secrets of Water”. He took microscopic pictures of water crystals exposed to different words, chants or emotions. The results are truly remarkable and need no explanation.

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What we are doing through chanting is tuning our bodies to a certain frequency. In the case of the Gayatri, we are basically honoring and naming all states of consciousness and asking that our intellect be illuminated. We are setting the intention to become more whole, more connected and filled with light.

Daily effects

What we both notice is a more peaceful approach to the day after chanting and a sharpened sense of creativity and inspiration. It is helping us both reframe our outlooks of our lives both on and off the homestead and to go throughout the day in a more relaxed manner.

Personally I am finding that I am more grateful for the things around me, and more able to focus on the gifts of life. I have noticed more synchronicities occurring and have a greater overall sense of well-being. It’s a positive feedback loop because the better I feel, the better I will be able to take care and share love. I’m also noticing that I’m more inclined to play music.

Nothing Lost

There’s nothing to lose by chanting and everything to gain. I’d recommend chanting to everyone. Your mantra can be anything really. Choose a word, phrase or more traditional mantra that suites and attracts you. Although the Sanskrit (and other ancient tongues for that matter) syllables do carry a certain resonance and harmony. that is way beyond my understanding.

The most important element of mantra is intention.

We will be continuing to chant and are excited to see where it takes us. Thanks for taking the time to read. We look forward to seeing your chanting affects others.

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Great article. When my life was at its worst, it was vibrational medicine that first began turning it around. I would chant the syllable OM, each time letting it fill the space in and around me. Then I progressed to sitting with toning bowls and such, then on to mantras in different traditions (Hindu and Buddhist). All of it had a profound effect on my life.

Now my life is pretty good, so oddly I don't really do any chanting or other vibrational medicine. I meditate and spend time connecting with nature, and that's all I've seemed to need. But you are encouraging me to incorporate some chanting/toning into my routine again. Thanks for this.

Just followed you.

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I also found your story interesting. I'm curious as to why you dont chant anymore? Do you feel you dont need it as you are healthy? Or do you have less time now?

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I've both been naturally a lot happier and also a lot busier. It was many years ago that I used to chant, over 10. I also study with a Buddhist teacher these last 12 years who has increasingly reduced chanting in our group practices, so that's probably the main reason I've taken it out of my personal practice as well.

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I enjoy hearing other people's experiences 😀 thank you for sharing.

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Thanks so much for sharing your story @indigoocean. It’s really inspiring to hear how chanting how touched other people’s lives. It’s amazing what vibrations can do!

I can relate to the ebbs and flows of practice, other times in my life I spend much more time on meditation and chanting. Happy to hear this post encouraged you to tone and chant.

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Another thing about the post, I just returned from a Buddhist new year's celebration that included me being the "emcee" and leading the chant. And you know, I got so lost in awareness of the feeling of the chanting this time that I lost count! Then I could barely suppress my laughter, because I realized that 100+ people were expecting me to ring the gong when it was time to stop chanting, but I had no idea what number we were on. LOL. I really got lost in the beauty of it. I even wound up repeating one of the chants to myself as the teacher was teaching later. So I guess you planted a seed that is already taking root.

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hahah!! i love this... so glad to hear the seed is getting watered and reaching the light of day. what a beautiful present-moment experience. thanks for sharing <3 :)

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go on chanting forever ...or use your intuition. ;)

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I'm definitely seeing the beauty of it again... and always using intuition quite a lot because I channel at least a little every day. Right now I'm focused on channeling ancestors and nature more often. I think there are rhythms in spiritual life. At times the medicine most needed is this or that. But we help each other so much when we remind one another, "and do you remember this also?"

I found your article interesting. I use the spoken word for confidence often, focussing on strength phrases. I use the syllable om to calm my son when he gets really upset. I think the vibrations calm him. Thanks for sharing.

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Good tip on calming your son. I gotta remember that next time I get all worked up... speaking affirmations is a great tool too, thanks for your input.

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Glad I could help. I dont know if it is the sound if my voice, the vibration or the energy but it really does seem to work!

ooh! the work that emmoto has done is FASCINATING. when i get ready to water my plants in the house, i've gotten into the habit of focusing good thoughts and intentions on the water that i'm sharing with them. plus a little fertilizer when needed! ;)

a couple of years ago i was listening to the ra ma da sa chant pretty consistently. it's such a peaceful, light collection of sounds. <3

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that is such a wonderful habit @twinislandflames. it makes me so happy to know you're doing that. when we know and see from experiments like emmoto's that life works in this way, it only makes sense to do things like that regularly and boost the good feelings in our homes and surroundings.

i'll have to look into that chant. thank you! we have a book on chanting that has completely transformed my thinking on the matter. i'll find it for you, and whoever may read this comment.. here is the book.. it's truly a magical tool for humanity. & thanks for the resteem <3!

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thank you for the recommendation! i'll add this book to my list <3

Dr Emoto fully comprehended the power of possitive thought vibration with his experiments. Words trully are magick and thoughts have so much more power than we immagine. Thank you for sharing the power of vibration and chanting and the way it all ties in so syncronously 😊

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Yes your words are very true! That is why it is called spelling~~ the archetypal tie to magic lives on in our words 💛 thank you for stopping by 🙏✨

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Spells, oh yes must not forget these😊 our fingers are our ten magik wands to consiously cast

I want to try this too. Right now my life is full of tension and stress. Generally bad vibes. So I will give this a try to see if I an center once again...

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Awesome! I’m happy to hear of your openness and willingness to try something new. Please feel free to check in with us as your process unfolds, if you so wish. It’s helpful to know other people are on the same journey, I find. ❤️

Much appreciation #ecotrain!

I love that the more I chant, the more in-sync I find my daily situations unfolding. I am a student of Ayurveda and I chant Gayatri everyday. Some times randomly throughout the day as well. If I feel stress or start to get aggravated, I chant.

Frequency is very powerful!
Great post.

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very good! thank you for sharing your experience! I will check your blog now. Do you write about ayurveda? I would be interested if you do :) Thanks!

LOVELY post, and i Love how you have linked it to Emoto!
I havent chanted for two days now as i have been travelling.. i can honestly say i am missing it!!!! Oh those cosmic vibrations change Everything!

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Yes! They do change everything. Safe travels and hopefully you can find some time in there to get the Gayatri on! <3 so beneficial XO