Om is a very versatile symbol. When I decided I wanted to get the om symbol for my first tattoo I did some extensive research on what om really meant. I was first drawn to the iconic symbol because it represented the sound of divinity in all things in the past, present and future. I found that absolutely beautiful. I also learned it represented the sound of the universe. This is why we chant, “ommm” during meditation.
One of the things I find the most interesting about the om symbol is everyone can have their own meaning. For me, it represents the divine in each of us. It’s easy to get caught up in the “social norm”. We need to remember that we are all different and our differences are what make us divine. Once your realize what makes you divine you’ll feel truly confident in the person you are. Therefore, nobody can hold that against you.
Om also represents our interconnectivity. It reminds us that we have the ability to move past our physical and mental states of consciousness and connect us with divine. This means with others and within us.
The third eye chakra is affiliated with the om symbol. It controls wisdom, spiritually, direction, seeing, intuition and imagination.
To me, getting the om symbol tattooed was the only thing that has ever made perfect sense. It’s a great reminder of how real all my spiritual encounters have been.