Using Mantra to Awaken the Heart. ~ Ram-Giri

Via Ram-Girion Sep 22, 2013

break open your heart

When we have turned our attention inward to the Cave of the Heart, we can begin to taste the nectar of unconditional love.

It may come as a subtle sensation at first, in fits and spurts, seeping through the gaps in the armoring of our Heart.

As our awareness of this internal source deepens, the ego-mind and the pain-body will begin to resist. Let there be no doubt: focus on divine love and freedom from suffering brings about the end of control over you, and even their very existence.

They are fighting for their survival.

In this inner battle, we have many supports. One of them is the power of mantra. These ancient words or phrases have been given to us by great sages and have been used and further empowered by millions of people over the centuries.

The power of mantras is subtle, but it is great; indeed, it is unconquerable. The power is known only to those who use them to become free. It is known not through the mind, but by the direct experience of consistent practice.

When you begin to turn inward and connect your awareness with the heart, notice the quality of your inner focus. You may find it somewhere along the continuum from tenuous and shifting, to solid and stable.

Now, begin to say the mantra, imagining its sound emerging from the depth of the heart. You can say the mantra out loud, whisper it just under your breath, or repeat it mentally only.

Experiment to find out which way works best for you. The general rule is that a louder voice works better the more distracted our mind is. Yet, even while repeating our mantra silently, we can forcefully ‘yell’ the in your imagination to overcome disturbances, and then allow the inner voice to become normal again.

I personally love the mantra “Ram” best; my Guru gave it to me. I know its great power to first focus and then transcend. But you do not have to use the same mantra. Use any that speaks to your heart and has power for you.

Follow your own instinct.

After a period of experimenting with which mantra works best, stay with one primary mantra for focusing the inner H\heart. To use one mantra consistently as your primary tool will empower and awaken the heart-mind.

When I sit in stillness, centered in the cave of the heart and I repeat “Ram, Ram, Ram,” the effect quickly becomes apparent. The mind focuses and becomes steady. There is a sense of a profound and deepening calm. It takes me deeper and deeper with each repetition. Its resonance vibrates through my entire body. This inner-sound is healing, sacred and invites me to merge with the divine in me.

This deep heart-focus is the most delicious of all sensations. And it is not simply a sensation; it is far more than that. It is a merging with our Heart-essence, a profound peace, a cosmic recharging.

But most of all it means getting in touch with our true self. It is the space in me—and in you—that is timeless and unmoved by the waves on the surface of mind. It is the depth of the ocean, blissful and calm.

This depth of true peace is already present in all beings. It is the essence of what we are, but few know it. We can access it now using mantra—it will take us into a profound journey.

Our life may still be winding its way through time, like a river with many currents, eddies and whirlpools; but the river is also the ocean. Within it, there is always the taste of the great stillness and the love of its own depth.

In this stillness, this delicious heart-centeredness, the mind itself transforms and becomes its higher manifestation: intuitive intelligence, the heart-mind.

Now the mind no longer supports the ego but our liberation; now we have ‘pulled the plug’ on the unconscious addiction of the pain-body to living in a continuous struggle. Our awareness no longer supports it.

Instead, the inner call of the heart becomes increasingly powerful. It elevates all aspects of our existence still needing to be healed and transcended.

Our own wisdom is now safely guiding us home.

 

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About Ram-Giri

Ram Giri is a spiritual teacher, innovator, accomplished yogi and psychologist. He offers down-to-earth help in overcoming the challenges of life to create profound, quick and lasting solutions. Whether you are dealing with depression, anxiety, addictions, relationship conflicts, or more, his Skills for Awakening® can guide you in the most direct way to joy, courage, inner peace and unconditional love—the true antidote to all pain and confusion. Ram Giri’s direct guidance, in groups or personally one-on-one, is a unique service to spiritual seekers world-wide who struggle with personal challenges. Follow him on Facebook.

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5 Responses to “Using Mantra to Awaken the Heart. ~ Ram-Giri”

  1. Auki says:

    Thanks for the ej article, Ram Giri. To the skeptic, the power of repeating a mantra sounds too good (& too simple) to be true. However, I know from my spiritual practice that certain mantras can be potent and life transforming. There's no need to pay top dollar for a TM mantra! Repeating Ram Ram Ram Ram apparently worked magnificently well for the great Indian saint, Sri Neem Karoli Baba. If Ram Ram Ram worked so well for Maharaj-ji, it's probably a pretty potent mantra for the rest of us to work with too. Although, there are numerous precious mantras from the Bhakti Yoga tradition to choose from. Sita Ram Ram Ram jaya Sita Ram Ram… :)

    • Ram-Giri says:

      Hi Auki, Yes our minds are conditioned to disregard what is simple, cheap and easy to come by. That is one reason why we miss the preciousness of the Heart. Ram Ram, how much more simple can it get? In HeartSourcing Yoga, the mantra anchors the monkey mind in the Heart, the single (non-dual) Source of our being. From there we enable the essence of the Heart to heal and make transparent the layers of personality so we can perceive our true identity as absolute love and wisdom. You're welcome to check out MentoringwithRamGiri.com, where you can get more information, meditations etc at no charge.
      With love, Ram-Giri

  2. Amita says:

    Thanks for sharing this nice information .Our life may still be winding its way through time, like a river with many currents, eddies and whirlpools; but the river is also the ocean.

  3. akash says:

    The general rule is that a louder voice works better the more distracted our mind is. Yet, even while repeating our mantra silently, we can forcefully ‘yell’ the in your imagination to overcome disturbances, and then allow the inner voice to become normal again.Great post.

  4. Rajni says:

    Mantra is best way to win over someone's heart if used properly..

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