A Spiritual theme at Mia Siya is a must-have. Why do you ask?
Well! Ever since I realized and actually started working towards my passion for designing jewelry, I have had the keen desperate inkling within me to add a touch of spirituality to my designs: for they speak to me, I see and feel a connection and the vibe gives me sanity and calmness. Maybe, it comes to form from the roots of me practicing yoga and meditation.
When Mia Siya, first introduced its Soul Collection with OM, Peace (Shanti) and Heart (Merak) some 6 months ago.... the response was not infectious, but introducing it certainly made me feel complete: For I finally did bring about a collection, that showcased my true sense of being, my true identity, and my existence.
OM theme ever since has gained popularity for its meaning and significance.
So, what exactly is OM?
The syllable OM is an ancient Sanskrit letter first found in the Vedas, originating between 1500 – 1200 BC. A collection of Vedic Sanskrit hymns, they were sung in praise of the Divine. They were not written out at first but were vibrated into existence using human speech.
Teachings on the metaphysics of OM were later elaborated on in the Upanishads, ancient Indian mystical texts. Later, the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali categorized the 8 Limbs of Yoga. The sixth of these, Dharana, meaning concentration, described various methods of supporting the mind to achieve single-focused attention. Repeating a mantra, and especially this syllable OM, was an important aspect of accomplishing this sixth stage of yoga, or union with the Divine origins. Anne Dyer, sound yoga expert, in an interview with Rodney Yee, explains that Patanjali taught this: “Chant Om and you will attain your goal. If nothing else works, just chant Om.”
“Om is the Word of God.” The sound OM is a vibration from which all the manifest universe emanates. Form and creation come from vibration. OM is the most elemental of vibrations. It is the sound of the void. Frawley says: “Om is the prime mantra of the Higher Self or Atman. It attunes us with our true nature. It is the sound of the creator, preserver and destroyer of the universe, who is also the inner guru and prime teacher. It reflects both the manifest and un-manifest Brahman, sustaining the vibration of being, life, and consciousness in all worlds and all creatures.”
OM is also sometimes written and pronounced AUM, a prolonging of the individual sounds contained in OM. Each of the three letters and sounds corresponds to a different aspect of the divine. The first sound, A, invokes Brahma, the creative aspect. The U sound invokes Vishnu, the preserver. And the M sound, Shiva, represents the destructive aspect of God. So the three sounds in this one syllable remind us of these three aspects of the Divine, without which nothing exists, everything is sustained, and all things dissolve back into the void. After one chants AUM and has taken this journey through the transformation of the cosmos, it is traditional to pause and sit in silence, and experience that creative void, vibrating with that primordial vibration.
This was meant to be a blog, right? But, somewhere in my heart, I felt the need to provide a little bit more of the knowledge and literature behind it. Hope you liked it.
Now, let's talk about summer styles in the next blog....what do you think? Would you like that?