Mantra for Clearing the Subconscious: Gobinday Mukunday

beaming blueImagine there is a house with your mind in it, with all the wonderful things (and sometimes not so wonderful things) that you think and know.  Yoga, career, family, friends, flower garden.  Whatever it is.  You’re conscious of thinking about what you’re going to make for dinner, you’re aware of loving the book you’re reading.  Now imagine there is a back room in your mind where all the things you don’t think about (a movie you watched twenty years ago, the time when you were eight that you cut your finger on a nail, principles of physics you never quite learned) and all the negative things you’ve ever said about yourself or anyone.  For all of us, this room is cluttered.  It’s full to bursting with  lost memories, fears and anxieties, and wild tangents your mind took you on that never had any basis in reality.  Sometimes the back room is so full of trash you can’t shut the door and it spills out into the room with your conscious mind.  You suddenly act fearful for no reason, become worried by unfounded thoughts.

It’s time to take out the trash.  We all need to.  Clearing the subconscious mind creates a feeling of order and calm in the conscious mind.  When you have guests over to your house, they might not know as they sit in the living room that the basement is like an episode of Hoarders, but you do.  And if you cleaned it out, you’d feel better about it.  The energy of the entire house would shift.

There are several practices in Kundalini yoga that help clear the subconscious mind.  So Darshan Chakra Kriya is an outstanding meditation for this effect.  But if you want to add a mantra to your regimen and take out the trash while you chant, there is a mantra for that.

“Gobinday Mukanday”, also called the Guru Gaitri mantra, is a powerful tool to clear the subconscious mind and according to Yogi Bhajan, master of Kundalini yoga, clear deep-seated blocks.  He also said this mantra could balance the hemispheres of the brain and bring patience and compassion to the listener.

The words are easy enough to pick up and refer to different aspects of the Divine.

“Gobinday, Mukunday, Udaray, Apaaray, Hariang, Kariang, Nirnamay, Akaamay”

Sustainer, Liberator, Enlgihtener, Infinite, Destroyer, Creator, Nameless, Desireless

Chanting this mantra for 11 minutes will give the subconscious a shower and you’ll end up feeling cleaner and lighter.  Do this regularly, as trash continues to build up, and it may take awhile to clean out the room.

Try these great versions of Gobinday Mukunday!

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Ramdesh Kaur, MA, is an IKYTA Certified Kundalini Yoga teacher trained by Gurmukh. She writes extensively on yoga, spirituality and mantra. She hosts the show "Spirit Voyage Radio with Ramdesh" on Unity FM, one of the Top 100 Itunes Podcasts, and leads Spirit Voyage's 40 Day Global Sadhanas, which bring together 20,000 meditators from 65 countries. Before working with Spirit Voyage, she was the residential Kundalini yoga teacher at Parmarth Niketan in Rishikesh, India in the Himalyan foothills, and has a Master's Degree from the Courtauld Institute in London. She is the author of "Yoga and Mantras for a Whole Heart" with Karan Khalsa and has three best selling guided meditation CDs "Journey into Stillness", "Relaxation Meditations", and "Stress Relief Meditations" (with crystal singing bowl master Ashana) all available on Spirit Voyage, ITunes and Amazon. She teaches at festivals internationally and leads powerful personal creativity retreats in Mexico with her partner Harnam Singh, an accomplished mantra musician.

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