This morning, I wanted to take part again in Deva Premal and Miten's 21 Day Mantra Meditation Journey. Unfortunately, as also happened yesterday, while I could log on just fine no Play button appeared in any of the mantra sections! However, for Day 7 (though I haven't done days 4-6) there was a mantra I knew, and the meaning of it also resonated with me. The mantra is Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya, and they translate it approximately as: Om is the name of that inside of me which is aware of the oneness of all things. What a beautiful statement!
So, instead of being part of a global, technological mantra experience, it was just me and my mala on my meditation cushion. I really enjoyed the chanting, and felt filled with energy and calm. Afterwards, I thought to draw some cards to answer: today, how can I recognise the oneness of all things? As I shuffled, I thought about something a friend wrote the other day about Lenormand lines of five giving more information than just a line of three. However, I heard a voice say: "Keep It Simple, Stupid!" so I just drew three cards from the Mystical Lenormand (Königsfurt-Urania, 2004).
Tree, Key, Birds. My monkey mind began buzzing with possible interpretations and where they might take me: the key to health is talking; success from a connection to the three realms while chanting; insights about my ancestors aid with anxiety. Once again, that voice echoed in my head: "Keep It Simple, Stupid!"
And I realised that for me today, the key to recognising the oneness of all things lay in listening to the bird song outside my window as I sat on my meditation cushion. It lay in connecting with earth and sky and everything in between, as the tree does. It lay in meditating on the beauty of nature! And I realised, perhaps there was a deeper reason why I had been unable to connect to the Mantra Meditation Journey site - just another part of keeping it simple today :)