The HU Chant
Everything that life serves up for us in any given moment is an opportunity to learn, grow and remember more about who we are and the lessons we're here to learn. As we progress through life spirit works with those that seek more understanding and truth. As a result, many are motivated to not just seek but to express it in their lives.
Just like we exercise physically, there are spiritual exercises we can do and spiritual disciplines we can practice to bring spirit into our lives for our growth and the blessings of others. In my personal life, I've searched for effective ways I can connect with spirit. There are many paths, beliefs and practices. However, I've found that the more simple, clean and pure we can keep it the better. The more encumbered it is with the 'opinions' of man, the easier it is to only practice things and try to understand things on an intellectual basis. Consequently, we defer and put off the personal adventure of experiencing the 'spirit' in our own lives and experiencing the growth we most need to learn the spiritual lessons we came here to do.
I've personally experienced 'spirit' to be a form of energy. The creative energy we've come to 'label' as God. However, in the end it's energy. I take seriously the words of Christ when he said, "ye are Gods". For that he was put to death. Even today, espousing that truth will get one 'sideways' not only with society, friends and even family, but with religious authority. To make the claim that we are 'Gods' is to go against all the reasons for which men seek to 'lord' over others and make them 'less than' who we really are...soul beings, children if you will, of the Father (spirit). The Master Teacher, Christ (along with many other masters) exemplified the way we must live to 'invite' spirit into our lives...a process that catalyzes our spiritual growth and 'brings all things to our remembrance'.
Once a person has 'seen God', there is no reason to share it with anyone else...all that matters to that person is to desire to do the 'will of God' and become a 'co-worker or co-creator' with God. Throughout scripture and the ancient texts, this principle is plainly taught. At an appointed time we seek to 'co-create' with God and be instruments in his hands for 'building up the kingdom' here on the earth.
Throughout the ages, followers of many spiritual traditions have used prayer, the singing of holy words, and meditation to bring themselves closer to God. In the same way, those who have discovered HU, an ancient name for God, sing it for their spiritual upliftment.
Regardless of your beliefs or religion, you can sing HU to become happier and more secure in God's love. Singing the HU connects everyone with the heart of God. This Light and Sound is literally the Holy Spirit. Direct experience with these twin aspects of God opens the deep spiritual potential within each of us.
The Light and Sound purify, uplift, and direct us on our journey home to God. Singing HU draws us closer in our state of consciousness to the Divine Being. This is its purpose. It is for those who desire spiritual love, freedom, wisdom, and truth.
Upliftment throughout Your Day In The Golden Heart, Mahanta Transcripts, Book 4, Harold Klemp explains how HU can help you see your life from this higher viewpoint.
“As you chant the name of God, with love, for twenty minutes a day, the bindings and bands that constrain Soul will begin to unwind. Not all at once, but very slowly, at a rate you can understand and accept. As these bindings are released, Soul rises in spiritual freedom.
“As Soul, you are like a balloon that rises above the ground. The higher you go, the farther you can see. And the farther you can see, the better you can plan your life.”
HU is woven into the language of life. It is the Sound of all sounds. It is the wind in the leaves, falling rain, thunder of jets, singing of birds, the awful rumble of a tornado. . . . Its sound is heard in laughter, weeping, the din of city traffic, ocean waves, and the quiet rippling of a mountain stream. And yet, the word HU is not God. It is a word people anywhere can use to address the Originator of Life.
The Light and Sound of God together are the Voice of God. In scriptures we know It as the Word or Logos. In other words, it's God speaking from beyond creation to Its creation.
The Holy Spirit Is Energy, Light or Frequency The Light and Sound are the twin aspects of the Holy Spirit, the divine life current that flows from God. This current sustains all life. Light and Sound have long been a part of religious rituals throughout the world. Chants and hymns are among the most well-known examples of sound in the Christian tradition. The singing of cantors plays an important role in Judaism. Om, sung in some Eastern religions, is often used in meditation.
Likewise, the Light of God is symbolically represented in most religions. Stained glass, precious stones, and skylights are common in religious structures. Native American celebrations, as well as those of certain other religions, use fire and drums, as well as chanting, all examples of light and sound. Each ceremony represents the effort of people to speak to God in their own way.
The Light of God has appeared to many saints and mystics. Saul of Tarsus had a dramatic encounter with the Light of God on the road to Damascus. Moses saw It in the burning bush. Throughout history light has been depicted around images of holy people and in illustrations of angels. Today, many refer to this light in popular books about near-death experiences.
Your Experience of the Light and Sound of God Is Personal To YouWhile others might be able to help you to recognize the Light of God. Your experience is personal to you. Sometimes It comes as an inner scene or vision. It can be a flash of blue or white light. It appears in many ways. The Sound of God was the rushing wind that visited the disciples during Pentecost. Some hear It inwardly. It can be heard as the sound of rushing water; the single note of a flute; the music of violins, woodwinds, or bagpipes; or even the buzzing of bees.
For people who experience these twin pillars of God,often through practicing the HU chant and other spiritual exercises, life becomes fresh and new again. As we unfold spiritually, we learn to express the love of God through service to others.
SINGING HU IS AN EXERCISE
To do the exercise, first get comfortable. Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths. Next, gently put your attention on your inner visual screen, where daydreams and images come to you.
With your eyes closed, sing HU (pronounced like the word hue) as a song of love. You may notice a feeling of peace, warmth, and comfort. You may also recognize the presence of the Divine through greater spiritual insights into your daily life. There are many ways to experience the love of God.
When you sing HU and sit in quiet contemplation, you might also perceive the inner Light and Sound. The Light may appear as brightness or colors on your inner visual screen. The Sound may be musical or the sounds of nature, such as the wind or the ocean. However you experience the presence of God, it is bringing you a broader understanding of the life you lead.