In the coming age of consciousness, it is indispensable that we promote use of this beautiful greeting that reminds us of our essence. Each one of us is a spark of the divine light before we are anything else.
The reason why we do namaste has a deeper spiritual significance. It recognizes the belief that the life force, the divinity, the Self or the God in me is the same in all. Acknowledging this oneness with the meeting of the palms, we honor the god in the person we meet.
Namaste is indicated by the folded palms placed before the chest. By bringing the hands together at the heart chakra you access the flow of divine love and by bowing your head and closing your eyes the mind will more easily let go to the divine spirit of your heart.
When we greet one another with namaste, it means, ‘may our minds meet’, this is because on the basis of intellect and mind we all may not be same however on the basis of the divine force which dwells in each of us we are same.
Namah is a verb that means “to bow” in sanskrit and used when speaking to the divine and also when speaking to human beings. So in this way it implies that the respect you show to others is the same as the respect you show to the Divine.
There’s something about the universal recognition and the spiritual energy that accompanies the essence of Namaste that makes it a truly remarkable greeting. Just speaking the word Namaste – bringing the hands together at the heart chakra – raises the vibrations of your intention to greet someone by honoring of their inner goodness or the divine light.
Instead of clinging to what separates us, practicing namaste enables us to feel less alone in the world. We will begin to understand that we must treat all people for what they are. We are one with the cosmos whether we realize it or not.
Practicing oneness we gain consciousness of the more subtle aspects of our being, with the ultimate outcome being a complete identification.