From the very first time I heard this beautiful mantra being sung by Snatam Kaur, it has resonated within me on such a deep healing level.
When a friend of mine lost her daughter, I was sitting there in a shocked, greif stricken state, having a hard time processing what had happened and how I could help my friend lighten her heavy heart. My intuition spoke to me to played this song. I chanted through tear-waivering breaths hoping the vibration of what I was singing would reach the heart of my friend and her family who I love. By the end of the song an unexplainable feeling of peace overcame the sadness and I sat there in awe how 13 minutes of chanting could shift so much energy. You can listen to this beautiful song here.
I recently read this article on SpiritVoyage.com blog, written by Ramdesh Kaur. The impact this simple mantra has had on my life to heal my emotional wounds, I just felt I had to share with all of you too.
Here is her blog post:
Healing is not necessarily cure. Healing we all need. Cure is much more complicated. Healing is within our grasp.
In Kundalini Yoga, there is a powerful mantra for healing. The way that it heals is to tune a soul to the vibration of the Universe, which is pure and without disease or pain.
Called the Siri Gaitri Mantra and more commonly known as Ra Ma Da Sa, it holds within it eight sounds that stimulate the Kundalini flow within the central channel of the spine for healing. It brings balance into the core of our energetic body and floods it with new energy.
Imagine a prism catching the light of the sun and refracting it out into a rainbow. This mantra does something similar with the healing energy of the Universe. It grabs onto the healing elixir of the Divine and allows you to steer it into a particular direction…either into yourself, into another person, the whole planet, or anything on which you focus your intention.
The words to this mantra are:
Ra Ma Da Sa Sa Say So Hung
Ra means the sun and connecting with that frequency gives you energy.
Ma means the moon and it aligns you with receptivity.
Da is the the energy of the Earth, grounding you in your roots.
Sa is Infinity and as you chant this, your energy rises upwards and outwards drawing in the healing the the Universe. When you chant Sa a second time, you pull the energy of Infinity into you.
Say is a way of honoring the all-encompassing Thou. It is personal, like a secret name for God.
So is a vibration of merger.
Hung is the Infinite, the vibrating real. It is the essence of creation. (So Hung together means, I am Thou.)
In many traditions, healing is said to occur when you raise your vibration into Divine Alignment. According to the Law of Attraction, healing must occur if your vibration matches it. The Siri Gaitri Mantra is a way of raising your vibration to the frequency of Divine Healing.
Recently, my grandmother had a heart attack at Thanksgiving. I put out the word on Facebook, and many people responded by chanting Ra Ma Da Sa for her. She pulled through marvelously. Does that mean that she was healed by the chant? No. I can’t prove that. But I can say that her level of grace through fear was remarkable, and that her recovery was swift. I can also say that it helped me through a challenging time. I felt it. The real question, of course, is can you?”
Ramdesh Kaur, MA, is an IKYTA Certified Kundalini Yoga teacher trained by Gurmukh. She is the Director of Marketing and Public Relations for Spirit Voyage, the Editor of Spirit Voyage’s blog, and writes extensively on yoga, spirituality and mantra. She hosts the show “Spirit Voyage Radio with Ramdesh” on Unity FM and leads Spirit Voyage’s 40 Day Global Sadhanas. Before working with Spirit Voyage, she was the residential Kundalini yoga teacher at Parmarth Niketan in Rishikesh, India and has a Master’s Degree from the Courtauld Institute in London. Her first book “Yoga and Mantras for a Whole Heart” with Karan Khalsa and her CD “Journey into Stillness” are available on SpiritVoyage.com.