Bija means seed. “The Bija mantras are one-syllable seed sounds that, when said aloud, activate the energy of the chakras in order to purify & balance the mind & body.
Shreem is a special seed sound indicating creativity, blessings, grace, surrender, and peace. It reflects the energy of the moon, the feminine nature, receptivity, and the power of Lakshmi, the force of Divine abundance, prosperity and rejuvenation. In this practice, you can just simply let your mind rest in the power of the sound Shreem, or you can consider the blessings of abundance, inwardly or outwardly, that you would like it to bring into your life, into your relationships or into the world around you.
The use of Shreem is helpful when you are feeling stressed, over-stimulated, or depleted. It is particularly good if Vata or Pitta dosha is elevated in your body or mind, with too much heat, movement, agitation, or hypersensitivity developing within you. The mantra Shreem also brings energy into the left side of the body, the feminine lunar side, and develops the corresponding nurturing qualities and creative powers within us.
The repetition of Shreem mantra is a great practice for the evening or night hours, allowing your mantra to help you unwind, relax, let go, and turn within. It will aid you in better and more restful sleep, as well as aiding you in conscious dreaming. It settles the heart and increases the power of devotion. It brings a gentle glow into all that we do.