|Painting by Maryla Wilson|
When you say OM aloud or in your mind, you stop all thinking.
The "chatter" in your mind, does not ever stop...but when you say OM, you put all the thinking on hold. On average, we hold up to 120,000 (one hundred and twenty thousand) thoughts per day; per person. This is a phenomenal figure. Just imagine, how many negative thoughts go through your mind every single day. There is no wonder, that you create problems in your life, or more of them.
This is why using OM as a tool for Meditation is so powerful, because you put all thinking on hold.
Any pray is a form of Meditation. Buddhist Monks and Buddhists, as well as other people use OM for Meditating. One does not have to be a Buddhist or a Monk to use Om for meditating.
Meditating does not require any skills of religious beliefs. There is nothing, that you can do wrong when meditating with OM.
|Artwork on healing crystal by Maryla Wilson|
Meditation is easy: Sit in a comfortable chair with your back leaning on the back of it. Your legs uncrossed, hands on your laps, with open palms facing out as in receiving. Or you can sit on the floor in Yoga position, with crossed legs, your hands on your laps with the thumb touching the middle finger. You can have a picture in front of you or you can close your eyes and imagine, whatever you want in your Life (you can visualize the blue crystal image above or use any uplifting image you have).
You can also imagine yourself on a sunny beach being totally happy and free. Or can imagine being totally submerged in a beam golden light (you can use the Golden Light meditation for healing, without OM, as well). Feel the light going right through and inside of your body, going inside of your every cell.
Draw several slow breaths, relax, slow down your breathing, breathing deeper than normal. When you say OM, make sure it is a long singing syllable, not a blunt, short word. You can meditate aloud or in your mind. You can create your own OM dialog, for example: OM let go (OoooooMmmmmm llleeet gooo), or OM relax, OM healing...So you are like singing all of your affirmations.
You can not get hypnotized to the point that you can not come out of it... If anything, you may fall asleep, but you will wake up refreshed. If you do fall asleep, it is a good thing...this will show that you have entered a deep state of relaxation. You do enter a state of light semi-hypnosis...to compare, watching television is like semi-hypnotic state. You are safe.
Word of Caution!; never use OM or Affirmations to will anything bad or nasty against another person...it will backfire right back at you...as "Reaction"...Of course, I am certain, that nobody would do such a thing.
Please note: the material above is only intended for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat any sickness, in case of you need to consult your medical practitioner.