Blog 947 – 03.29.2018
Magic Words – Quotes, Prayers, Chants, Mantras, Sermons, Prescriptions, Names, All
All peoples, cultures, and religions teach that some words are “ magic” like the “snake oil elixirs” of the past and “magic pills” of the present they promise to be good for whatever ails you. But before you write off these “magic words” as poppycock, hog wash, and horse dip remember that even mama’s who were no saints, neither Bible thumpers, taught their babies at least two magic words – “please” and “thanks.”
Why do we persist in believing and promoting magic words and magic pills for that matter in the face of all the scientific and empirical data that is aligned against them? Because we know instinctively that words are indeed very powerful and that they can contrary to the childish poem, “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me.” hurt us but can also help us.
I follow a Hindu lady’s blog most days. Her blog name is joysimmers and I have been fascinated to learn a great deal from her regarding her religion. Today she posted a statement that took me completely off guard. She wrote: “So it is okay to consult Vastushastra before you construct a new home. But if there is some dosha (here meaning an anomaly in the land or the type of construction) simply chant Om Namaha Shivaya. Chanting this one mantra is enough to remove any negativity and any type of problem you may face.”
Wow, that is quite a claim and I looked up the English translation of those three magic words and Om Namaha Shivaya, means: First Om is the preceding devotion symbol. Namaha means “adoration to.” And lastly Shiva is the name of the most high God. So altogether the three magic words mean “In adoration of the most high God.”
I have a little magic ritual that I do every morning after I brush my teeth, shave, shower, and dry my body with a towel. I annoint the middle of my chest, the flesh that covers my heart of hearts, with three sprays of currently Boss Hugo Boss cologne, a sweet smelling aroma, and as I do I make eye contact in the mirror with two very familiar eyes and say as I spray the three most magic of words, “I Love You.” After many months of doing this ritual the magic is beginning to work – I actually believe the words are true.
You really are mad, Crazy Dave. Yes, I am, madly in love with Shiva, Jehovah, Allah, The Universe, the most high God of many names, two of which are me and you, magic words all.
Your friend and fellow traveler,