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More than any other writings in this book, the invocational poem
titled "Ahum Prema" is meant to be spoken aloud. And
more than a poem, it is in fact a word/sound/vibrational heart
activation attunement portal to a spiritual state of grace. As
such, it is highly recommended that this poem be read in meditational
or sacred space, with calm mind, free of distractions. It can
also be very supportive and expansive to gently ring a Tibetan
bowl or play a peaceful drone instrument while engaging this attunement.
("Inner Temple Meditation" from Side Two of the Shaman
Mirror Medicine Tree album is pure Tibetan bowls and will
function nicely as a sonic support container for this if you don't
have your own bowl at hand.)
is a Sanskrit mantra that means "I am divine love".
At the beginning of this activational attunement, after taking
a few moments to breathe deeply but gently, clearing your mind
and grounding your awareness, I'd suggest the mantra itself be
repeated 4 - 7 times, or longer if desired. Then begin reading
each of the quadrant verses in succession in a relaxed and peaceful
cadence, clearly enunciating each word, absorbing its meaning
and feeling the fullness of its sound vibrating within you as
you intone it. The fourth quadrant (lower right corner) is repeated,
giving greater pause and breathing between each word. Continue
by repeating the entire four verse form two more times, including
the fourth verse repeat each time.
you recite the second and third rounds, bring an ever deepening
feeling and passion to each phrase, to each word, activating each
expression's meaning within you, imbuing your speech with love
and wonder, fullness of color and caress of vocal vibration. By
engaging in this manner, the vibrational energy and meaning of
each word and phrase lives, breathes and resonates in your voice,
in your body, in your spirit, activating affirmative emotional
and spiritual states. Finally, after reciting the fourth verse
repeat of the third round, continue onto the short closing prayer.
This itself can then be followed by the Ahum Prema mantra that
we began with, if you wish, and for as long as feels appropriate
and balanced to you. End with a few moments of silence and breathing,
and presence with the energies moving within and around you.
Shaman Mirror Medicine Tree
Copyright 2011 Rich Goodhart/Beginner's Mind Productions
Reprinted by permission.
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