In the practice of Raja Yoga Meditation, one method to connect with your inner peace is through the thought ‘Om Shanti’. These 2 words point to the awareness of our eternal state of peace and our true spiritual identity. By thinking or saying Om Shanti you are claiming your natural state of peace to emerge.
In Sanskrit, Shanti means ‘peace’ and Om means ‘I am the soul’. Together they affirm that I am a peaceful soul.
As you accept Om Shanti as a reality and focus upon it, your power of peace and serenity manifests as a powerful vibration bringing your true nature of peace to the surface of your life and you become a wonderful force of peace in the world around you.
It takes just a few seconds of concentration to connect with the soul-self and the current of peace and tranquility. Practice for 10 to 20 seconds, as many times throughout the day as you wish, to establish and sustain the awareness of the peace which abides within you, the soul. Your Om Shanti current will never fail to energize your peacefulness. However, it must be practiced with complete attention.
What follows is a wonderful testimony from a young woman in her twenties, a first time participant in one of our Raja Yoga Meditation sessions. “My first encounter with Raja Yoga Meditation at a Solstice Gathering on Kauai was simply wonderful. It filled me with a sweet sense of light that uplifted and acknowledged my soul. One of the most profound experiences of the evening was realizing how powerful it is to recognize and deeply connect to soul-consciousness.
The soul is our source of our existence. I am deeply thankful for everyone who drinks from this well of light.”