The Power of the Ohm

Written by Dana Glenn

I looked up today, and realized that it’s December and I wondered where 2011 went so fast. Commute, work, commute, prayer, eat, sleep; repeat. Balancing my work life, community life, spiritual life, and personal life are tasks that I’ve had trouble mastering, I always feel like there aren’t enough hours in the week for me to give every aspect of my life adequate attention. Last week I was feeling overwhelmed, as I had graduate school application deadlines approaching, relationships to nurture, chores to complete, and community to create. My world was spinning and I felt like everything just wasn’t going to get done. When I got home Friday, I sat in the middle of my room floor and tried to collect myself. The noises drove me crazy, my clock, my breathing, all the way to the sirens and horns outside. Just when I was about to throw a tantrum, I took a deep breath to calm my nerves, reached for my incense and candles and tried to focus. In child’s pose, with my spine reaching to the heavens and chin pointed straight ahead, I took a deep breath, and when I exhaled I let out, Oooohmmmm. After repeating this several times and blocking out the noises that surrounded me I began to talk through my issues aloud. Though it wasn’t a prayer or a request, I was glad God was listening and provided me with a sense of comfort and relief. I never have to apologize for talking God’s ear off and never have to ask God when God is free to listen, and that’s the beauty of it all. After I babbled for an hour or so, I did some deep breathing, and let out a final oohmm. This experience helped me enjoy my night and weekend with my housemates and friends; I think I will make it a regular practice.

Peace and Light.



1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Zenobia
    Dec 12, 2011 @ 13:51:53

    Oh the sirens…


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