According to texts, the Om Namah Shivaya mantra bestows deep spiritual experiences and even boons (supernatural gifts).
The meaning of the chant is relatively simple:
- Om- Before there was a universe, there was a vibrationless void of pure existence. Out of this void came the vibration which started the universe, which is known as Om.
- Namah- This literally translate “to bow”.
- Shivaya- This, of course, Shiva; but more than that, it means the inner self.
Personally, I’m not a big fan of anything related to any particular religion. However, I am a big fan of any creation that has the potential to awaken, inspire and soothe. As long as there is no attachment to the tool, as in not attaching our self-development to it, then using it can have some very beneficial effects.
As I listen and feel into this mantra, I can see it is a tool for self-empowerment, transformation, surrendering resistance and bringing our most authentic self to the surface. Simply listening or chanting it doesn’t do much, it’s like trying to drink water from a drained fountain.
It might bring a temporary feeling of growth, but the true lasting change always comes from within. So, alongside this mantra of transformation, use your own natural transformation skills.
Thank you for reading and watching,
Love and Light,