Mantra of the Folded Hands
THE MANTRA OF FOLDED HANDS – BALANCING DIVINE ENERGIES IN YOU In ancient Chinese Medicine there is indeed a mantra of folded hands, based in the Yin/Yang Philosophy. In the courses I teach, I would have people do this exercise for two minutes. It is best standing, feet firmly on the ground, but OK to sit, also firmly in chair. Close your eyes to avoid distraction. With your hands folded, completely together, as in the picture, you say the following Mantra. “The energies flowing between my hands balance the male/female in me.” In that system, the lack of balance of the male/female energies, creates problems. Their balance results in healing in body/mind/spirit. Of course, in the original Genesis creation story, you are created male/female (there is no “and”) – which is God’s image and likeness. Thus God is male/female; as are God’s energies. Thus when you do this exercise, you balance God’s divine energies within you. After all, you are Imago Dei! How about that!!! I asked people to do this at Mass in two different parishes, and after only one-minute people felt more relaxed.