Do you have a difficult time turning your thoughts off at night? Do you wake up in the middle of the night worrying about something? Do you multi-task throughout the day and then feel exhausted? Are you becoming forgetful? If you answer yes to any of these, it’s time for you to find your Om!
Om is the most sacred mantra of them all. It is the sound of the Universe, and the sound resonates with the third eye chakra. I have found that the sound resonates with all of the chakras and provides deep healing.
It is important that we find time everyday to quiet our mind. When we don’t, we lead a frantic life! (Trust me, I speak from experience). Meditation unnerves many people, primarily because they cannot quiet their mind. They end up reciting their to do list in their mind, or listening to the judgmental ego and then give up on the process. But if you continue with it, even for just 5 minutes a day, you will quiet that busy mind and begin to tap in to your inner voice. Saying Om out loud will help you ease into a meditative state.
But if we do not give our mind rest each day, it will grow tired and stop being efficient. You may think that sleeping quiets the mind, but it doesn’t. The mind will slow it down, but is active at night. Without fail we give our bodies time to rest, so we need to give our mind time to rest.
When you schedule quiet time each day and calm your mind, reciting Om will provide immediate physical, mental and emotional calmness. You will tap into your higher self and begin to hear your inner voice that is encouraging, supportive and will never lead you down a wrong path. And you will begin to manifest better.
So this week, I am encouraging you to give meditation a chance. If you’ve never tried it, or tried it and felt unnerved, just find 5 minutes each day this week, go to a quiet place, get comfortable, close your eyes, breathe deeply and verbally recite Ommmmmm. Play some soothing meditation music to help with the silence (I have some of my favorite meditation CDs listed on my Recommended Products page). Keep at it and with each day it will get easier. If you are an active meditator, please post a comment to encourage others to give it a try!
The health benefits of meditating and reciting Om are enormous. No one wants to lead an unhealthy life; meditation and reciting Om is such a simple thing to do. It costs no money and takes very little time. And no matter how busy you are, you can find 5 minutes every day.
Check out these articles on the power of Om:
Your Brain on Om (US News and World Report)
Meditation: A simple, fast way to reduce stress (The Mayo Clinic)
Harvard Yoga Scientists find Proof of Meditation Benefit (Bloomberg)
Mindful Meditation Benefits: 20 benefits (Huffington Post)
Remember, simply saying Om will put you into a meditative state. Give it a try and let me know how it goes!
Allie is a unique combination of self-empowerment coach (Certified Law of Attraction Counselor and Life Coach), energy therapist (Usui Reiki Master-Teacher, Integrated Energy Therapy Master-Instructor, and Advanced Crystal Master), award-winning book author, attorney and nationally-recognized animal advocate. Whether it’s wanting more freedom, creativity, loving relationships, financial security, wellbeing, relaxation, or adjusting to the energy of our new world … she looks at each person and animal holistically and creates a well-being plan. She holistically combines these methods to help people gain control of their lives and to help animals live with comfort in our hectic world. It worked for her and will work for you! She particularly loves helping our animal companions because for those of us who have them grace our worlds, they are our soul mates.
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