What is the Aum Nation ?

Inquiring Aumies Want to Know

Who We Are

The Aum Nation, is a community of spiritually minded, holistic businesses and practitioners, offering services and products which assist in personal transformation and growth.

We assist you in living the healthiest, happiest, most spiritually fulfilled life possible through our directory of wellness practitioners, services, and products, and our uplifting content.

The Aum Nation is a community where like-minded businesses and practitioners can come together in love and respect to support one another, so that they may better serve their clients/customers.

Our Mission

Our mission is two-fold:

1. To provide a free online directory to help people find the right practitioner, service, or product to assist them on their journey through life.

2. To create a community where like-minded businesses and practitioners can come together in love and respect to support one another, so that they may better serve their clients/customers.

Our Founder

Namaste, My name is Kim Balstad and I am the founder of The Aum Nation. I grew up in an Air Force Family, and as a result of overseas assignments, was exposed to numerous cultures and beliefs. These travels planted the seed that has germinated into a life long journey of learning and spiritual growth.

My search for spiritual knowledge has allowed me to meet many lovely talented friends whose life work is to assist others in personal transformation and spiritual growth; individuals who are also spiritually minded and striving to make positive changes in the world. Since I believe one of my greatest gifts is being a cheerleader and motivator for others, I wanted to utilize that gift by creating a place that could showcase their life changing services and offerings. Hence, The Aum Nation was born. Since that time, we have continued our efforts to grow positivity in the world through our Aum Share page and our posts on social media.

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The Meaning of AUM

Aum (or Om) is said to be the sound of the Universe and to contain all other sounds. It has also been called the sound of God.

According to ancient Indian texts, God first created sound, and from these sound frequencies came the physical world. Our total existence is constituted of these primal sounds. Matter itself proceeded from sound and Aum is said to be the most sacred of all sounds. It is the “root” syllable (mula mantra), the cosmic vibration that holds together the atoms of the entire Universe. The Upanishads say that Aum is God in the form of sound.

Patanjali (who wrote the Yoga Sutra and is considered to be the father of classical yoga) taught that when we chant this sacred syllable and simultaneously contemplate the meaning of it, our consciousness becomes one-pointed and prepared for meditation.

Om Symbol

In a commentary on the Yoga Sutra, the ancient sage Vyasa noted that through chanting Aum, “the supreme soul is revealed.” Similarly, Tibetan scholar Lama Govinda wrote that Aum expresses and leads to the “experience of the infinite within us.” Therefore, chanting Aum may be the easiest way to touch the Divine within your very self.

The Meaning of AUM

Aum (or Om) is said to be the sound of the Universe and to contain all other sounds. It has also been called the sound of God.

According to ancient Indian texts, God first created sound, and from these sound frequencies came the physical world. Our total existence is constituted of these primal sounds. Matter itself proceeded from sound and Aum is said to be the most sacred of all sounds. It is the “root” syllable (mula mantra), the cosmic vibration that holds together the atoms of the entire Universe. The Upanishads say that Aum is God in the form of sound.

Om Symbol

Patanjali (who wrote the Yoga Sutra and is considered to be the father of classical yoga) taught that when we chant this sacred syllable and simultaneously contemplate the meaning of it, our consciousness becomes one-pointed and prepared for meditation.

In a commentary on the Yoga Sutra, the ancient sage Vyasa noted that through chanting Aum, “the supreme soul is revealed.” Similarly, Tibetan scholar Lama Govinda wrote that Aum expresses and leads to the “experience of the infinite within us.” Therefore, chanting Aum may be the easiest way to touch the Divine within your very self.

Our goal at The Aum Nation is to foster and spread that same positive vibrational energy towards others. Assisting those needing guidance or assistance on their journey through life, so that they may fully experience the Divine within themselves.