Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Aum / Om & It's Meaning To Me

Aum or Om how it's often spelt, is the sound made when meditation or participating in religious practices. Remember sitting with your legs crossed as a child, finger and thumb together, closing your eyes making a prolonged "ummmmmm" sound - yeah that's one.

Now one of my favourite YouTubers Carli Bybel spoke about the meaning and importance of Om in one of her videos. The description on Google states "Om is the sacred sound and a spiritual icon in Hindu religion. It is also a mantra in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism. Om is part of the iconography found in ancient and medieval era manuscripts, temples, monasteries and spiritual retreats."

Whilst on my holiday in Cornwall we've visited many nick-nack shops all of which sell a variety of wonderous gifts, this one however caught my eye. I remember the Om symbol from Carli's video and thought it would be a great touch to my bedroom. The mirrored effect will go nicely with my "blogger-themed" room, but the symbol itself have come to hold importance to me.

It's said that everything in the universe is pulsating and vibrating - nothing is really standing still. The sound Om, when chanted, vibrates at the frequency of 432 Hz, which is the same vibrational frequency found throughout everything in nature.

As someone who's suffered from anxiety and worries a lot, by having this on my wall is a subtle reminder to just top and breathe. We are so disconnected from what's around us and this small item I'll hang on my wall will hopefully allow me to become more connected.

What sound or symbol can you relate to? Comment below or tweet me at @PhoebeMoonBlog on Twitter!

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