Do you know how to meditate with a mantra and your singing bowl?
Would you like to use mantra in your meditation? Do you have a crystal bowl? Then this article is for you! There are 7 simple steps to meditating with your crystal singing bowl and recite or chant sacred phrases to a repetitive rhythm.
In fact, through its sound vibration and resonance, a mantra is capable of changing the environment. Likewise for the person who uses a mantra. The power of the mantra comes from the repetition of sounds. According to tradition, the most important thing is the accuracy of pronunciation. It is vital. Thus, the rhythm and melodic intonation are vibratory codes. Its virtues, coupled with the intention and your concentration, activate specific states of being. In oriental traditions, mantras are sacred hymns. They call on an energy to manifest itself through ‘sound’ and vibration. In this way, we call on particular states of being, such as compassion, wisdom or healing, by chanting the mantra.
7 simple steps to follow:
Choose your mantra
Then focus your attention on the intention taking shape within you. You can use traditional mantras or a phrase of your choice such as ‘I am peace’ or ‘I am the love God desires’, ‘I am a being of purple flame’, etc. The phrase is of little importance as long as you feel connected to and carried by a sacred dimension of your being.
Choose a calm place
Somewhere where you feel comfortable, well and will not be disturbed.
Place your crystal bowl opposite you.
Take the time to connect, as we saw in Training 1. Then, spend a while in silence...do not try to empty your mind or stop thinking. This will happen in its own good time. Focus on your intention and the mantra.
Close your eyes and begin by taking a few deep breaths.
Breathe in gently through your nose, than breath out deeply through your mouth. You can imagine you are breathing in a white light and that you are breathing out your thoughts and your tensions, purified by this light.
Set your vessel vibrating
Then begin to chant your mantra silently, to yourself. When you feel that the mantra is ‘singing’ by itself in you, raise your voice to manifest it.
Chant for as long as suits you
At first, avoid imposing a number that you may not reach the following days...You will learn that the benefits of this meditative practice increase with daily practice. Ideally, sound meditation with a mantra can be done first thing in the morning, or at the end of the day, before eating, so as not to feel drowsy.
Let yourself go to the possibilities of this practice
Do not try to reach any objective. Let your spirit dance to the spirals of your quartz vessel. Let yourself be guided by the All Other and the crystalline dimension that you are.