Have you practiced focusing on your breath?
How difficult do you find it?
Consider the concept that we
are all connected and the
is our life force – does that
help you focus more?
What has your practice
taught you so far?
A mantra is a word or sound repeated to aid
concentration in meditation
A mantra is sound, and sound reverberates in
everything in the universe
Here are some natural mantras: -
The sound of your breath
Water gurgling in a stream
The leaves rustling in the trees
Sound has enormous power and vibration
Meditation allows you to become
mindful and notice your inner thoughts.
What are you telling yourself everyday?
Thoughts are your mantra – be aware of what
you are repeating to yourself.
Remove negative thought patterns and
replace them with positive affirmations.
Would you speak to others the way you speak
Notice your thought patterns this week.
According to ancient Indian (Asian) belief in
the beginning there was sound. This sound
reverberated as Om - and from that sound
everything came into existence.
Sound is a vibration of the air around us. We
interpret, via the medium of our hearing
equipment, and our brains, the vibration of
the air as “sound”. Scientists are beginning
to recognize, just as the Ancient Sages did,
that a vibration exists in the universe, which
reverberates ceaselessly throughout the
OM is pronounced A-U-M. Consider 3 states of
• the waking state
• the dream state
• the deep sleep state
The first of the three states of consciousness is the waking
The dream state of consciousness lies between the waking
and the deep sleep states; it is represented by the letter
"U" which lies between the "A" and "M“.
The last state of consciousness is the deep sleep state and
is represented by "M”.
Whenever OM is recited in succession, there is an
inevitable period of silence between two successive OMs.
This silence represents the "fourth state" known as "turiya",
which is the state of perfect bliss when the individual self
recognizes its identity with the divine.
Inhale a deep breath to the count of four, and slowly
exhale to the count of six. Repeat five times.
Assume normal breathing
Close your eyelids and focus your eyes upwards
towards the third eye. This is the point between
eyelashes directly above the bridge of the nose.
Let your hands rest easily on your lap, palms turned
upwards as a sign of receptivity.
Make sure your spine is upright, and also have the
bottom of your feet resting on the floor, thereby
keeping you grounded.
Your mantra is the word "OM". Mentally repeat this
word over and over, without moving your lips or
Repetition – Your Mantra will not work if you
don’t repeat it.
Belief - You have to really believe what
you’re saying, or have the feeling of belief in
what you’re saying, for it to really work.
Thank you for completing Lesson 2.
Debi Barr is a Reiki Master Teacher who
specialises Reiki Training, Life Coaching,
Crystal Healing & Meditation.
Visit www.rocksnrituals.co.uk for more
information about Debi and the services