Esoteric Practice that can Help Heal the Mind
It is already well-known that spiritual practices can have amazing effect on healing of the physical, vital, astral, and mental bodies. All these bodies are interconnected, which means the health of one depends on the health of the other. Nonetheless, some bodies have somewhat higher importance in the overall constitution, when it comes to health. It is described that the vital body is the most important one, because it is what keeps the physical body alive, and due to its importance it is sometimes mistakenly referred to as the soul. But beyond that, we have our mental and emotional (or astral) bodies, which are directly affected by our actions and the way we live our lives. If we cause harm to those bodies due to our wrong actions, the effect of that will appear on the vital and the physical bodies in the form of exhaustion, premature aging, and disease. Having said that, besides keeping our physical and non-physical bodies healthy through our actions and lifestyle, it is also essential to maintain good health of the physical body by giving it healthy nourishment, good quality water and food, avoiding certain foods, giving it fresh air, enough exercise etc. Without that quality nourishment and exercise, the physical body becomes ill and renders us incapable of doing much.
In one of his books, Samael Aun Weor has given a practice that involves healing the mind. The practice entails the usage of mantra “S M HON” and a prayer to Archangel Raphael and Hermes Trismegistus. He said the following about it:
“The mental body is a material organism that has its anatomy and occult ultraphysiology. The mantra to cure diseases of the mental body is: S M HON. S is pronounced with a whistling sound, acute, similar to that produced by compressed air brakes, like this: SSSSSSS. M is pronounced as if imitating the mooing of an ox: MMMMMMMM. The H is like a deep sigh. The syllable ON is pronounced extending the sound of O and N, like this: OOOOOOONNNNN. This mantra is pronounced for one hour daily. The disciple should invoke daily the Archangel Raphael and Hermes Trismegistus, requesting the healing of the mental body. When diseases of the mental body crystallize in the physical brain, then madness occurs.”
~ Samael Aun Weor, Treatise of Occult Medicine and Practical Magic
From the Gnostic practices, we know that the brain, the mind, and the consciousness are tightly related, because one is inside another. Thus, when something is wrong with our mental body for a long time, that may create a more serious effect on the brain.
The above is a useful practice that can be done by anyone who feel drawn to it. It is not only for people who have notable issue with the mind/mental body, but anyone who feels drawn to it can do it.
One of the ways that it can be done is to sit quietly, relaxing the body, and then quieting the mind. Within ourselves we find a place of calm, and in it we pray to our personal Divine Father to connect us with the masters of medicine – Raphael and Hermes Trismegistus – and to protect us and to assist with our healing. Then we place our attention on the masters of medicine, asking them to heal our mind and anything else that needs to be healed. The strength of our prayer contributes a great deal to our healing and being heard.
From there, we move on to elongate the sounds of the mantra S M HOM, focusing deeply on each of the sounds, feeling it as an alive energy that does healing within the mind. After some time of vocalizing this mantra, we can mentally ask Raphael to send us his ray of healing.
In the esoteric teachings, it is said that archangel Raphael is the ruler of planet Mercury, and that this planet is connected with the mind. Therefore, during this practice one can visualize the ray of healing coming from planet Mercury/Rafael and entering our head, intenting and visualizing that this ray is cleansing the mind from any debris that is accumulated inside it, so that the mind is fully purified and renewed. We visualize this ray healing our mind and our body profusely.
This practice can be done for as long as one feels the need to do it. It doesn’t have to be for one hour. Even 10 minutes can have a strong effect if one is focused and in a good inner state.
As mentioned before, anyone can do this practice in order to purify the mind from any possible impediment in it. From spiritual perspective, there are many things that can prevent the mind and the body functioning to its full potential, often time those things are energetic creations, created by ourselves through our actions, but sometimes it can be debris or astral larvae that attach to us in different environments, as well as some other things too.
As with every other practice that involves pulling in the energy from an outside source, it is important to always make sure that that energy goes through the filter of the Being. In other words, allowing the Father to select the best of that energy and filters out the rest.
The ability to heal oneself with spiritual methods increases as we become more in touch with the true self through the death of egos, as then we begin to unlock the powers of the consciousness, one of which is intuition and increased understanding of oneself and life.
HDP, August 2021.