It is said that without health, we have nothing. Life becomes less pleasurable, we can not experience it to its fullest and we often become depressed or angry. If this mindset continues to prevail, health will deteriorate even further. If you can create an emotional upswing in your mind, you will create physical improvement. That’s where healing mantras come in.
Healing goes beyond the physical body. The mind and the body cannot be separated, so in order for the body to heal, the mind must heal as well. Which one gets healed first? When in doubt, heal the mind first and the body will follow. Yes, the state of the body influences the state of the mind, but you always want to go to the source of disease – the mind – to ensure complete healing.
You’ve heard that “laughter is the best medicine.” That’s so true! When you’re laughing, you are in a positive, happy frame of mind. When you’re crying or angry, you are in a negative frame of mind. Therefore – if you are happy, you are healing.
Happiness is, like any other emotion, a vibration of energy. That is why your state of mind can be influenced by sound – such as the healing mantras. Think of the healing mantras as tuning forks that create a harmonious resonance in the body and mind – soothing, energizing and mood-altering.
One way to heal the mind and the body is to use a very powerful ancient healing mantra. This mantra is more commonly known as Ra Ma Da Sa. This mantra has within it the sounds of the chakras and helps to bring balance into the energy body; this allows for free flow of energy in the body and at the same time, restore the high, positive vibration of mental and emotional energy. Low energies of fear, anger, frustration, pain and suffering can cause blockages and imbalances in the chakras. The sounds in this mantra will help rebalance the system and allow the body’s innate healing mechanism to do its job.
How to Use Healing Mantras
The mantra is chanted in this order: Ra Ma Da Sa Sa Say So Hung
Chant each syllable out loud, slowly and allow yourself to feel the resonance of each sound in your body. Let each syllable be one full, deep exhale, to give your body plenty of time to come into harmony with each sound.
The sounds of the mantra and their meanings:
- RA refers to the sun and to fire. This is an energizing frequency (much needed when illness or disease leave you feeling exhausted physically, emotionally and mentally! The Sun is a source of warmth, life and energy (which is also why the color yellow is an energizing color).
- MA refers to the moon and to water. The moon is associated with being open and receptive. This sound will help you open up to the possibility of being healed. This sound (this energy) is cooling and soothing.
- DA represents the Earth’s energy. It’s a grounding energy that will help you feel calm and centered. It also stimulates you to action – to take care of yourself rather than sit and mope and become depressed about your situation.
- SA refers to infinity, the air and the true nature of the Universe. When you repeat Sa, you ‘broadcast’ the sound out to the Universe. If you repeat Sa a second time, you draw the healing energy of the Universe into yourself. This sound is repeated twice as a way to transform one thing into another – in this case, illness into health.
- SAY is another way of saying God, meaning that you (the person repeating the mantra) is divine in nature. There is no separation between the creator and the created; it is one entity.
- SO represents your sense of identity. Using this sound, you are declaring, “I am becoming healed.”
- HUNG is a two-part sound. ‘Hu’ means the life of God, that is both the creator and the created (meaning God is in everything). The ‘ng’ part of the sound is said to stimulate the pineal gland, which is believed to be the seat of the divine within the body. Together, Hung means “I am That” or “I am Thou” – meaning you have the same creative, healing and divine powers as the consciousness that created you (and at the same time, IS you).
These sacred sounds will work for anyone. There are no restrictions as to when you can chant the mantra. It works on the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels and crosses all cultural and language barriers (you don’t really need to know the meaning of the sounds – the vibration alone is enough to promote healing).
The mantra actually influences your mind at the subconscious level, much like spoken affirmations do after you’ve practiced them for a while. Once the mantra permeates the subconscious mind, the conscious mind is automatically influenced (just like the negative influence that subconsciously-held limiting beliefs have on your conscious thought). Like a positive affirmation, you stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system (the opposite of the stress-prone sympathetic nervous system).
You can use this chant on a consistent basis to keep yourself in good health. After a couple of initial sessions that will stimulate your body’s healing capacities, you can use it every day, once a week, or whenever you intuitively feel the need (whenever you notice that your emotions tend to be more negative than usual, for example).
Keep in mind that disease and illness are symptoms of energetic imbalance, and that thoughts and emotions are energy! When you experience physical symptoms, it’s just a sign that your body is trying to restore balance in an unbalanced energy field.
For best results, use the mantra frequently to maintain a healthy, positive frame of mind and prevent illness and disease from taking root in your body. Combine the mantras with other chakra clearing techniques and you’ll enjoy better health, well-being and more happiness.