At the beginning was Logos, the Big Bang, the first OM (Aum).
The syllable Aum has variously been associated with concepts of “cosmic sound” or “mystical syllable” or “affirmation to something divine”. Aum symbolically embodies the divine energy and its three main characteristics: creation, preservation, and liberation. Aum is the basic sound of the Universe; chanting it symbolically and physically tunes us into that sound and acknowledges our connection to everything in the world and the Universe.
Based on the Big Bang theory, the physical universe begins from a very small, hot single point, billions of times smaller than you can imagine. We often call this point – a singularity.
It is considered a universal sound, the seed of all words without reference to any specific religion or a god. According to the Big Bang theory, Aum is the cosmic sound that initiated the creation of the Universe. This sacred syllable is not just one sound; it is actually three. Another Om meaning interpretation is “everything and everyone”. Om is said to represent the whole world and its sounds, thus noting our connection to the Universe.
Exploring the sound power can remind us to treat our words as sacred, creative, and divine. What we think, what we say, and what we create. We are powerful creators! May our words, through our conscious use of them regain their transformative power. And may the divine speak through us as we bring more and more awareness to the vibrations that we create with our thoughts and words.