Reflections : From a blog… http://www.beyoganow.com What do we create words and images.
In the beginning there was the word and the word was…??? Ending our week of OM sound meditation. In Western Culture, or at least in the one into which I was born there is a creation myth. There are so many. This picture is one of human beings creating in harmony with the natural environment but as we all know, this isn’t always so. We try to impose our will rather than be part of the will of the Creative force, ‘willing’ itself into being … not wanting more but celebrating the abundance of what is eternal, ever changing, ever present. In Latin it says in the beginning there was the ’verb’ and the verb was Deus which I find fascinating as though I don’t know the etymology – in fact am a bit surprised that I even know such a big word – deus seems to me to relate to ‘due’ in Italian, two. We know that in yoga there is only one and yet there are the appearances and dualism vs. non-dualism seem to be two divergent points of view. If you are new here, taking the sounds of OM… A U M and seeing what each ‘sound’ expression means to you’ as they are universal utterances of pleasure and pain and??? In OM we have the holy trilogy, not just in the masculine translation but what if we say… “A”-mother /father, “U”- son/daughter/made from the body of,”M”- holy spirit… Now we OM ourselves into being. The ‘Lord’ was resting in ‘Hiranyagarbha’, the golden womb, hearing the resonance of the sound OM he/she woke up.
All of yoga, whatever school or lineage is a call to awakening. In fact, you don’t have to ‘practice’ yoga, any true spiritual path is a path to awakening even those that seem to be quite contrary to, based on the way humans have interpreted… mis-interpreted… principles. I’d like to end our week with continuing to contemplate the sounds of OM until we hear them thundering in silence awakening us to our true self …. and our heart sings.