Enlightenment is a state of balance, harmony, and self-awareness on all levels. Therefore, all mantras indirectly support this spiritual goal. However, the Gayatri Mantra, being the “Mother” of the wisdom of the entire creation, gives you the direct path to Enlightenment. Traditionally, it is chanted at times of transition during the day— sunrise, noon, and sunset—but it can also be chanted at any convenient time. It is best chanted a minimum of three times each session.
It is believed that by chanting the Gayatri Mantra, you achieve success and happiness in your life. With regular chanting of the Gayatri Mantra, one can Dirmly calm and stabilize the mind. The mantra is a declaration of appreciation, to both the nurturing sun that gives us Prana, or life force and the Divine.
OM BHUR BHUVAH SUVAHA (Om Bhoor Bhoo-va Su-va-ha)
TAT SAVITUR VARENYAM (Tat Sa-vee-toor Var-ayn-yam)
BARGO DEVASYA DHIMAHI (Bar-go Day-vas-ya Dhee-ma-hee)
DHIYO YO NAH PRACHODAYAT (Dhee-yo Yo Nah Pra-cho-da-yaat)
Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti.
Earth, Mid-heaven, Heaven!
Let us meditate on that most
Excellent light of Divine Sun,
That it may illuminate our Minds
Peace, peace, peace.
Looking back at the last 7 days, and asking yourself what was my favorite practice of the week, and what did I find to be challenging. Once you've written these down, you can offer your altar and spirit guides something (a flower, fruit, chocolate, etc) as a thank you for supporting you throughout the week.