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The Power of ‘Shreem’

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I’ve started doing my daily mantra meditation again and it feels good. Having experimented with  different mantras over the years, I seem to be pulled back to the one that my guru Christine (beautiful yogi and friend) gave me years ago. It was a gift offered to me after I completed by Yoga Teacher Training in 2008.

At the time I was told that we shouldn’t share our special mantra with anyone as it would lose its power (I think this is traditional TM meditation practice), but I feel that the mantras are universal and all-powerful, so why can’t they be shared? We are, after all, one.

What is Mantra Chanting

Simply put, each mantra represents a certain sound frequency (energy) that dates back to ancient times. Mantras work on the principle of ‘like attracts like’, so the more you chant a specific mantra, the more those qualities will be developed in you. Mantras are vibrations, and as we know, we are made of energy, each vibrating at a different frequency – mantras have the power to change that frequency.

The Power of Shreem

The Shreem mantra is related to the Hindu Goddess Lakshmi (aka the goddess of prosperity, wealth, purity, generosity, and the embodiment of beauty, grace and charm).

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David Frawley explains it beautifully, “Shreem is a special seed sound indicating creativity, blessings, grace, surrender, and peace. It reflects the energy of the moon, the feminine nature, receptivity, and the power of Lakshmi, the force of Divine abundance and prosperity. Repeating this mantra allows the blessings and beneficence of Shreem, Lakshmi and all that the mantra represents to enter into the core of your being.”

How to Practice

It is best to chant the mantra 108 times, and the easiest way to keep count is to use a set of mala beads. I use simple rudraksha beads which I bought in India. They are said to be the best to meditate with, but other options are fine too (sandalwood, glass, etc.). The important thing is that it has 108 beads.

To start, simply sit in a comfortable position (back straight), close your eyes and bring your awareness inwards. Start with a few deep belly breaths and perhaps three Oms.

Then begin breathing naturally, without control, and watch your breath for a while. Feel yourself inside your body.

When you are ready, place your beads in your hands and begin repeating the Shreem mantra to yourself silently in your head (or aloud if you prefer).

Simply let your mind rest in the Shreem sound.

Before I begin chanting I usually set an intention, for example “I offer this mantra up to Goddess Lakshmi (an element of the divine), Mother Earth, Guides, Angels and my Higher Self. My these qualities be embodied in me and all“. I then begin chanting and when I’m finished I give thanks for all of the abundance and love in my life. I try to feel it, and also get a little more specific sometimes (for example, you can consider the blessings of abundance that you would like to bring into your life, into your relationships or into the world around you).

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Sometimes I do two round of 108.

I then sit in meditation for a few more minutes, and feel the atmosphere around me shift.

Why Chant?

You can feel the difference. I can see things shift, inwardly and outwardly. I see more beauty and abundance, love and friendships enter into my life.

More specifically, the Shreem mantra, “… is helpful when you are feeling stressed, over stimulated, or depleted. It is particularly good if Vata or Pitta dosha are elevated in your body or mind, with too much heat, movement, agitation, or hypersensitivity developing within you. The mantra Shreem also brings energy into the left side of the body, the feminine lunar side, and develops the corresponding nurturing qualities and creative powers within us. It is particularly good for women and has a softening affect upon the emotions.” (Ref: Chopra Centre)

Why not give it a try for a month? It could change your life :)

16 Comments

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  2. as says

    every time i tried this mantra, i gained money in an unethical way, when i stopped it, i lost money. i become suspicious this is a satanic mantra, i become suspicious hinduism and yoga and all these stuff, are satanic and related to jinnes or satan, otherwise why should i gain money unethical ways? for example, i was going to restaurant and the cashier was writing 0 dollar, i should have remind cashier to correct it. dont try what you dont know what is behind it

    • Hmmm.. perhaps its your belief about it that’s creating the negative circumstances…. Just a thought.

  3. Hello, SAM
    I was living in this God awful place and I discovered Shreem. After about 4 months of chanting Shreem while I visioned gold coins falling from the sun into my hands for about 10 min. a day. A relative passed away and left me 7 thousand dollars in gold coins. A problem can arise in some people if they think of money as evil or that they don’t believe they deserve it. Inelia Benz has a meditation to help with that. Great Site by the way Sheerm, Kleem, Blessings.

    • Namasthe says

      Please tell me other mantra if know and if books to read

    • I thought I replied to your comment ages ago. Must have got lost somewhere in WordPress land!
      Thats amazing re your gold coins.. just shows us the power of intention and attraction.
      Thanks for your kind words :)

  4. Namasthe says

    What a story all are you saying ? God bless every body on the earth . Thank you for sharing

  5. amandeep says

    hmm…. is thr anyone who want to reach god( supreme power). everyone here is asking for money , wealth n worldly things… chanting any mantra wid intension of getting things other thn god will lead u to hell… so chant only for god… it will give u all the powers automatically…
    I chant mool mantra….WAHEGURU..
    .dis mantra is given by guru Nanak dev ji…. messenger himself…
    love u all

    • No No Chanting of Shreem and Getting Money is not the Bad way, This world is covered up with illusion and your’re giving time to the Mantra and in returns the Mantra is giving you Money. With this mantra also start doing good things and the Money will come in the Good Way. Chanting or getting the money in any way is not Sin coz you’re asking the Supreme for the Money and he knew the medium for you. All demi God and Geodes are Same (Same part of Krsna) we are also the Part of the GOD. WAHEGURU is just a servant of the GOD and Guru(Guru also God Swarupa).

      • as says

        God send money if you work hard or via good ways.if you gain money via bad things and suffering of others, like someone dies and you inherit money, it is suspicious.then you need think twice, is this divine mantra or satanic?

  6. Abhijit Ray says

    Hi,

    I am Abhijit and from Kolkata(Calcutta),India.I chant 108 times gayatri mantra,108 times ‘Om Shreem Hreem Kleem Glaum Gam Ganapataye Namah,Shreem mantra 108 times and Hanuman Chalisa as many times as can.When I chant this mantras my lower spinal area to the top of my head starts to shiver and it’s a pleasurable experience altogether to be in the bliss and protection of the divine.I had lost my mother and my father at an young age and stay alone in my apartment and this mantras and the divine lord are there to protect me,take care of me and bless me so I never gets in depression like before.I meet people in the course of work for survival but the time i chant ,pray and meditate is the time I am with the real me :-)

    Love you all and the blessing of the supreme power be with all entities in this consciousness.

    Thanks & Regards
    Abhijit Ray

    • Abhijit Ray, Some Chakra is started improving you need a good guru to go forward and awakening your Kundalini. The Shreem mantra also give you Samadhi.

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