The second bead on the cord is the blessing of the word. Many stories of creation begin with deity speaking to create the world. Om is said to be the first utterance that created the world by brahma. In the bible it begins with God’s command for things to be. chockma is the sphere of the force. It is my belief that it is the force of this first word that brings energy to creation. We are all part of the great spirit and also have the power to use the power of word to bring manifestation of our desires.
In sanskrit mantra yoga they have seed sounds that are used to align with a particular energy usually embodied by one of there deities. These Seed sounds are called Bija. They are primal sounds that can influence consciousness. Om or Aum is just one of these seed sounds. They are usually added to mantras to enhance them.
- Om (aum)- begins most mantras and represents consciousness and has the effect of clearing the mind and raising consciousness higher and brings a deeper Prana to the chant. It is said to be the first word said in the shaping of the universe.
- Eim (I’m) associated with Saraswati who rules artistic and scientific endeavors, music and education, spiritual knowledge, memory, intelligence.
- Hrim (hreem) is associated with the feminine force and is used to see through the illusion of the every day reality. It can be used to gain clarity about the universe. It is associated with the heart chakra. It brings great force, is captivating and brings empowerment.
- Srim (shreem) is the seed mantra of Lakshmi. It is used to magneticly attract all that is good , helpful and promoting of positive growth and development. It brings abundance, health, inner peace, financial wealth, friendship, love of children and family. It can make your own power to bring these things stronger.
- Klim (kleem) is associated with attraction of a desire. It is often combined with other seed sounds in mantra to focus the attraction on your goal. this seed sound can be used to manifest what you visualize and focus.
- Dum ( doom) seed sound for the energy of protection. It will help invoke protection and eliminate fear. If repeat of this mantra brings discomfort stop and try again later.
- Krim (kreem) This seed sound is associated with kali goddess of creation and destruction. It is used in destruction and liberation mantras.
- Gum (gum) is the masculine seed mantra for Ganesha. Use to remove obstacles,and bring success in all endeavors.
- Glaum (Glau..owm) also a Ganesha seed removes obstacles and enhances the energy of will.
- Hum (How with an “m” on the end) associated with shiva. used to bring about transcendential consciousness.
- Hum (hoom) another shiva sound but also associated with agni god of fire and the feminine power of shakti. It can be used in protection but it also raises your Prana.
- Kshraum (an aspirated but unvocalized “k” followed by a vocalized sh rau as in how and an “m” at the end) a seed sound for narasimha a manifestation of Vishnu. It is invoked to be rid of stubborn evil situations, it releases your pent up energies, opens hidden powers within, and is used to destroy indestructible demonic powers.
- Ram (rahm) associated with Rama and brings healing.
Mantra yoga is not the only place we find these words of power. Many different traditions have words they use for different spiritual purposes. Many different occult and ceremonial orders have used words of power to create resonance with the aeon they wish to manifest into creation.
- Thelema which means Will which is the word of the law of the Aeon
- IAO which is the word of the aeon of osiris, each letter stands for a god force, Isis goddess of creation, Apophis the destroyer, and Osiris the slain and reborn god respectively.
- Abrahadabra which is the formula for the aeon of horus for the great work complete
- Awen (ah-ooh-en) a celtic word for the drops of inspiration and wisdom from the cauldron of cerddewin
- I AM Which resonates with the great spirit that flows through all things.
You can also use any of these in your meditation on the contemplation of the power of the sacred word. You can also use any gods name, word that is sacred to you, or just a pure vowel sound as long as you choose one with either intention or guidance. A great one to start with is Om or Aum. Almost all sanskrit mantras start with this sound because it raises our consciousness.
Meditation of the Blessing of Word
Hold the second bead on your blessing cord, the bead of the air of Chokmah, the blessing of the word.
Count yourself down into a meditative state.
Allow the screen of your mind to expand to surround you in a sphere. Feel a rising sensation as you begin to see gray light or mist begin to fill your sphere. Resonate the God name of the sphere of Chokmah: Yod heh vauv Heh
float in the gray space and listen. Do you hear any sacred words in the distance? Take this as guidance of the word you are to vibrate first. If you don’t hear one vibrate one of your intentionally chosen words.
To vibrate the word it is sometimes helpful to elongate the syllables by saying them slowly. You should be saying this word physically as well as spiritually. Let the word flow through your body. Notice how the word feels to you. After a few repetitions you should feel the word as if your whole body was saying it.
Notice how the word makes you feel. Observe any sensations that you receive as feed back from the psychic space around you. Do you hear others joining in to your resonation. What does this word make you perceive?
When you feel you are done you may feel called to try another word or be satisfied with your work and end the meditation.
Feel a gentle descent as the gray light or mist begins to recede. The screen of your mind returns to its normal color. The screen then returns to its normal size.
Count up to waking consciousness
Give your self clearance and balance. Ground yourself as needed. write down your experience in your journal.
Every word has an emanation that joins the song of creation, how well have your words served you in creation of your purpose? How would you change them?