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Collage: Paper, Watercolor, Acrylic on Cardboard, Paper.
Contemporary Aum! a healing collage! Musical, mystical,mesmerizing, happy Aum! a modern collage of old spiritual abstracts.
Aum, the first sound of the universe, the beginning, a most spiritually healing sound, very important in every meditation and healing. This is one of the Aum paintings from a series. Inspired by sacred shapes, geometry and colours.
Aum, Om, Ohm, Auhm, there are many way we write and pronounce the first sound of the universe according to Hinduism and Buddhism, a beautiful single syllable word, sound, used in meditation and religious rituals. In Hinduism it is believed that before the universe began there was a void, that is emptiness and with life began the first sound of birth of the universe. It is thus very often used in many healings as it connects to the true nature and self. First curve, deep sleep latent state to the centre of the curve meaning dreaming state active unconscious, to the bigger lower curve of waking state conscious mind. The semi circle on top with bindu - mustard seed, fourth state symbolizes reality, absolute consciousness.
The sanskrit symbol represents the four states of consciousness. In the form of art, The beautiful OM symbol has been written in so many different manners, but the sad part is most of the times it is left incomplete. The complete Aum symbol is divided into specific pars and each part has its own symbolism and importance.
This is just a symbolic division of the Om for explanation .
1) waking Jagrut- the lower arch of symbol
2) Dreaming swapna-
3) Deep sleep sushupti
4) Transcendental state turiya
5)World of illusion Maya that veils true awareness.
Basically it is the belief of new beginnings that has brought this beautiful symbol in every space and every occassion. In Reiki the sound of Om is used during meditation practices and chakra awakening and strengthening exercises. And is considered to help heal the heart and open the heart to accept love and divine awareness.
Displaying the symbol Om near entrance is for protection and purification. The symbol with its beauty and flowy shape takes the mind to a relaxed state thus dissolving negative energy and neutralizing evil eye. In Hinduism it is a powerful symbol for protection and used in all rituals as symbols of protection and strength.
The sound of Aum and mantra when repeated is very soothing and brings the mind to a state of alertness or relaxation as the intentions of the individual. Vibrational sound, pronunciation and repetition of the sound of Om helps to clear mind, focus and improve concentration, thus also beneficial in academic excellence and improving grades.
Paintings of symbol Aum are symbolic of positive energy and very auspicious to hang near entrances of home and offices and work spaces. Especially in new home with the entry the symbol is believed to bring good luck and prosperity to the inmates and considered a lucky gift.
A modern contemporary Aum symbol abstract collage 22x28 inches, water colour , acrylic on paper and hand made card paper.
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