No, I am not referring to the song, Like A Prayer, but the mantra that has been revealed to me that I wrote of here:
For those who may have an interest, I am continuing to chronicle just what occurs with this new mantra – my intuitions, feelings, etc. My experiences in using it today, (the first day that I have used it extensively), it feels to be more of a prayer than a typical Sanskrit mantra. It is not Sanskrit, or any other language of which I am familiar. If I had to categorize it, it has a sort of Polynesian flow to it.
It is some form of acknowledgment of a great power . . . I cannot tell if this is an acknowledgment of some power that is going to be made manifest through me, or an acknowledgment of the Divine in general. I only know that it demands a certain approach.
I have discovered that the words cannot be rushed, and it does not feel responsive to a sing-song form of chanting. The power it holds, as yet not fully developed in my knowledge, is only apparent when the words are spoken deliberately, using a lower, quieter voice. Performed in this way, it is magnificently expansive, with a feeling that it holds all wisdom and peace. I have also felt that “breathing space” seems to be demanded between each four-syllable stanza. Just like the mala that resisted every mantra that I knew, this mantra that pairs with it defies any effort to “push” it.
I am paying attention, and this is an exciting learning experience. It is unlike any other mantra that I have practiced, and I have practiced quite a few, intensely, over the years. This mantra is calling the shots . . . I cannot breeze through it. It has a gravity to it that is difficult to explain, but quite peaceful and powerful in feeling when practiced “as it demands.”
I shall continue to write about what I learn from it as it is given to me. I DO know this: it is the real deal, and lifts me to very high places when I follow the way that it leads me to practice it.
Many Blessings To All…