Thursday, May 01, 2008

The gift of a mantra

I belong to a group that meets a couple of times a month. The facilitator of the group gave each of us mantras today, ones that she spoke to her about us. She chose them from the shakti mantras. Here's mine:

Om Akulayei Namaha [Om Ah-koo-lah-yei Nahm-ah-hah]

Translation: "Om and salutations to She who, having risen to the thousand-petaled lotus at the top of the head, is referred to as 'akula', having no perceivable genesis, lineage, or qualities whatsoever."

Receiving this from her and hearing the group's feedback was a powerful experience for me. I'm anxious to see what comes of using it in my meditation.

3 comments:

concretegodmother said...

"having no perceivable genesis, lineage, or qualities whatsoever"

wow. there's some incredible freedom in that.

Songbird said...

There really is.

Yankee, Transferred said...

I love this.