The “Om”

Om symbol

 This symbol represents the word ‘Om’.

It is written in ancient Sanskrit.
This symbol also represents the sound ‘om’ often heard chanted during meditations and in yoga classes.

Because I use the Om in so much of my work, I am often asked to explain its meaning.  I am also asked to explain why the Om has become meaningful to me and why it’s featured so prominently in my work.

Om is a sound and a symbol which is rich in meaning and depth.
It represents the divine in each of us, as well as our interconnectivity.
It reminds us that we have the ability to move past our physical and mental states of consciousness and connect with the divine, both in ourselves and others.

If you’ve read the story which explains how I became a potter, then you are familiar with my struggle with disease and pain management.  My goal is to heal; to heal my physical body and to heal my soul.
In an effort to control my pain, connect with Spirit and heal my soul, I have employed many techniques.

In these realms the Om is used quite often.  It has become a symbol that I connect with.  It is a beacon of hope, of positivity, of strength and of resilience.  The Om is also said to represent past, present and future.

When I work with the Om, I feel the energy of Spirit within me, and my pottery becomes a true healing art.