Mantra for Chaos
What can you do when the world turns to shambles around you? Where do you go when chaos takes over your life, filling your days and nights with pressure, fear, tension, and stress? How can you survive a life of chaos, when you feel under attack and completely overwhelmed?
Throw a wrench into the gears of your brain and stop it from spiraling further out of control. Use the mantra “Ang Sang Wahe Guru” (pronounced Ung Sung Wa hey guru). It creates a vibration that allows your psyche to readjust itself. When you feel like you’ve split into a thousand pieces in the chaos surrounding you, this mantra will gradually pull each part of you back into your center. It connects the limited consciousness of your human self with the limitless great Self and so lifts you out of the chaos of the world.
The words Ang Sang Wahe Guru, written by Guru Amar Das, the third Sikh Guru, may be translated as “The dynamic, loving energy of the Infinite Source of All is dancing within my every cell, and is present in my every limb. My individual consciousness merges with the Universal consciousness.” Not too shabby of an affirmation.
To really connect with this mantra, sit in easy pose with a straight spine and place your hands in Gyan Mudra (thumb and forefinger touching). Take as much time as you need…try 11 minutes or 31 minutes. Feel your inner guidance, the Source Energy within each cell (the Ang Sang Waheguru), and you will know the appropriate amount of time for YOU to chant.
And with time, you will feel the chaos subside within yourself. Then the magic happens. Once you are calm within, no external chaos will phase you. You will act with dignity and peace within the most chaotic of times. Chaos? What chaos? You’ll eat chaos for breakfast.
(Editor’s Note: There are many beautiful versions of Ang Sang Waheguru. Here are just a few! Click on the image to listen to clips and purchase!)