Our Vedic culture gives a lot of importance to the ‘power of three’. In fact the entire creation is sustaining on this power of three, i.e the Trinity–Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiv. Harnessing this power in your daily life will energise and refresh you. Here is a practice from the Sanatan Kriya that will help you do just that.
The ancient texts indicate that the emergence of sound marked the beginning of physical Creation. And the first sound was OM (AUM). Divided into four parts (A, U, M, and silence) it represents the journey of the spirit. Before sound, i.e., Creation, there was eternal silence, or absolute stillness. It was from here that the journey of an individual began. Sound has a deep and profound effect on the physical body of a being, whether we are able to immediately feel the effect or not depends on the kind of sound one interacts with. Grosser and heavier sounds affect the physical body, the grossest layer of a being, and have a short lived effect, while subtler sounds touch the lighter layers and the effect lasts for a longer time.
The syllable ‘A’ (as in approve) represents the force of Lord Brahma, the Creator, the syllable ‘U’ (as in ouch) represents the force of Lord Vishnu, responsible for the preservation of all that is Created, and ‘M’ (the humming of the male bee) stands for the force of transformation of Lord Shiva, as well as for stillness, that is, evolution, or coming back to where you started from, stillness the fourth part, the touchstone of evolution, since it is stillness that leads you back to where you began from.
Sit in a comfortable position with your eyes closed and back straight. Take a few deep breaths and begin chanting A-U-M followed by silence. As you chant ‘A’, your awareness moves up your body till the naval, while paying reverence at the feet of Lord Brahma; as the awareness rises from the naval till the shoulders you chant ‘U’, paying reverence at the feet of Lord Vishnu; the awareness further rises from the pit of the throat with the chant of ‘M’, paying reverence at the feet of Lord Shiv; finally ending in silence.
Repeat the above as many times as you can. When you open your eyes look at the centre of your palms, then your entire body, then anywhere else. A word of caution here, do not suddenly get up after the practice and always do it under the guidance of your Guru.
Practice of this will open the subtler dimensions while giving you a healthy body, beautiful glow and peace.
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