This particular mantra first came across my awareness a few months ago when I attended a conference on human ascension in Nashville, TN led by William and Clare Henry. At the conference, we spent a lot of time looking at the coding and meaning of religious iconography across world religions including Egyptian, Christian, and Tibetan Buddhism. As part of the talk on Buddhism, William introduced us to the mantra, Om Mani Padme Hum, the mantra of Divine Blessings. I have the following words jotted down next to each syllable in my notes:
Om – Vibration of the Universe
Ma – Removes Jealousy and Establishes Ethics
Ni – Prejudice turns into Patience
Pad – Prejudice turns into Perseverance
Me – Possessions turn into Concentration
Hum – Neutral Wisdom
Clare shared with us that she believes her cancer was cured by chanting this mantra regularly over time. I found this fascinating but somehow not relevant to me, perhaps something for other people to try. I filed this away along with the all of the other information I received at this amazing conference.
In December, one of my sisters in the Priestess of the Dove training program wrote a lovely post about the nature of Divine Love and another sister replied, “Om Mani Padme Hum.”
I referred to my notes from the conference to make sure it was the same mantra. Yes, it was. Now, I was intrigued. I asked my sister about it. Where did she first come across this mantra? What does it mean to her?
She explained that one time, she was in a wellness store and came across the mantra there. She asked a monk who was working at the store what it meant and he said the meaning was so vast and intricate it would take years or a lifetime to study and comprehend but that it all boiled down to love. He also showed my sister a bowl that sounded to the vibration of Om Mani Padme Hum. When he activated the sounding bowl, she experienced a profound opening in her Heart chakra that literally brought her to her knees. Wow.
You have my attention now, Universe. I am listening. I want to practice this mantra out loud to see how it feels to me. I say it out loud a few times. I notice how I feel it resonating in different parts of my body as I say the 6 different syllables. I feel like my own tuning fork. Cool.
A week or two later over the holiday break, I am deep into reading The Sophia Code by Kaia Ra. Quan Yin’s chapter, keycode 6, speaks to loving yourself with compassion. Within the chapter, Quan Yin relates that Tara appeared to her during meditation and asked that she dedicate herself to embodying the mantra of compassion: OM MANI PADME HUM.
Here is the mantra, for the third time, crossing my path.
The book goes on to say that the seeded power within OM MANI PADME HUM will soften your heart in unexpected and miraculous ways.
It begins with OM, the sound of creation coming into form. A sound that resonates your awareness with the truth that you are a sovereign creator. MANI means the jewel and the jewel is you. It reconciles your awareness to unconditionally accept your perfect divine nature in human form. PADME means the lotus and it represents your body awakening as the vehicle for your Higher Self. HUM is the sound of compassion that clears all your suffering, across all your lifetimes, by honoring the totality of your true nature.
Mind blown, kaboom, in the best possible way. In earnest, I begin my own practice of embodying the mantra OM MANI PADME HUM in my life. Future blogs to feature some of my own adventures in this regard.
I share my story with you because as OM MANI PADME HUM has crossed my path and sparked a knowing within me, perhaps reading this it will spark a knowing within you. Perhaps this will be the first, second, or third time that you will become aware of this mantra and it will ignite your own inquiry of learning to embrace your own loving heart and self with divine compassion.
OM MANI PADME HUM
OM MANI PADME HUM
OM MANI PADME HUM