No Mud, No Lotus.
No Mud. No Lotus.
Om Mani Padme Hum – Mantra for Inner Peace
In many ancient cultures and traditions, the lotus flower is considered a symbol of purity, enlightenment, awakening, perfection, and rebirth and serves as a metaphor for life,
Rooted in the mud, the lotus draws energy from the muddy waters below and grows towards the light,d transforming into a beautiful flower
The journey of the lotus from the darkness of the mud to the light of the sun is a perfect metaphor for the human condition,. We often forget that we are divine beings with seeds of infinite potential waiting to blossom within our hearts.
The lotus begins it’s journey rooted in the mud of our beings: the judgment, criticism the conditioning, jealousy, the anxiety, all of the shadow elements. The power of the sun’s light encourages the lotus to grow up and out of the swampy murky waters, to surface into the clean air above, finally freeing itself from the harsh conditions below, and blossoming in the light of warmth, truth, love and compassion
We can all relate to that feeling of being stuck in the mud.
The lesson of the lotus is to look at our obstacles, struggles and challenges of life, and see that they are the fertile soil of our being that prepares us for transformation and beauty.
When we realise that we can pull something from every experience, from the mud, this can help us grow. When we can see life this way, we can awaken to the remembrance that we choose to grow towards the light and bloom.
OM MANI PADME HUM – Mantra of Compassion
The first word Om is a sacred syllable found in Hindu/ Vedic Traditions
The word Mani means “jewel”
Padme means “lotus“
Hum represents the spirit of enlightenment
Today I invite you to sing, chant along, or simply bathe in the vibes and notice how you feel after. Chant this mantra at least 9 x.
The benefits of chanting Om Mani Padme Hum are said to be infinite: When we recite this mantra, we invoke the energies of the lotus, and It helps us purify mind, body, spirit, and cultivate deep love and compassion and bring more meaning to our lives, bringing us to the highest blissful state.
As your chanting, bring your awareness to it’s meaning: Om is the sound of the universe, and helps us to align ourselves with the frequency of the universe Mani, means jewel, the jewel of love, Padme, means the lotus flower.. the flower of wisdom, Hum, helps us to keep all the negativity and suffering away.
Kirtan / Rainbow Song Version
12 hour Mantra Meditation Version
Path of Practice
Do your “Big” or “Small” practice – Enter your “Yay” or “Nay”.
Chant or bathe in the mantra ” Om mani Padme Hum” at least 9x
Journal / 3 Gratitudes
Can you see the challenges of your life as gifts?
Think of some of the less pleasant things in life that you’ve gone through?
How have they helped you to grow towards more light?
I’ve struggled with some level of depression most of my life, and it hasn’t been easy. It’s what keeps drawing me back to the practice of studenting and teaching Yoga – these are the lessons that I need to integrate and learn, and this is why I do what I do! What I can see now is that I have been drawn to this path to help heal myself, but also to have compassion and love for all beings who suffer, who have gone to those depths, to help bring them and myself to the light. Because I know the depths, I can speak and share from an authentic place and in my better moments, I am grateful.