Aieem is the second most common bija
mantra after om (or aum) and is considered the feminine version of om, often following it in chants. Aieem
is considered a shakti (female divine energy) mantra and is
recited for its power to aid in communication and expression, and to
help the yogi attain wisdom, knowledge and success in all fields. As
a shakti mantra, aieem contains the vibratory “ee” sound, which
is the primal sound of shakti.
Bija mantras can be chanted alone or as
an element in a longer mantra. Although some mantras may be
translatable, their meanings are less important than the sound
vibrations, which provide the true benefits of the mantras.