According to Wikipedia, a mantra is “a sound, syllable, word, or group of words that is considered capable of creating transformation.” I call any phrase that I repeat over and over a mantra. I use mantras for manifesting when I’m experiencing feelings I don’t want and I’ve gotten too tangled up in them to just feel them and let them go.
Here’s my formula:
1. Pick a mantra the resonates with you. Be it a hindu or Tibetan mantra, a bible verse, chanting om, or just a simple affirmation in your own language.
2. Repeat as often as you can. You can use it while meditating, and I sometimes do, but If I really want to focus on a mantra, I repeat it in my mind as often as I can. I’ll say it while driving, while cleaning, while doing any task that doesn’t require mind power.
3. Bring your mind gently back when it wanders. You might need a reminder, a sticky note with the mantra on it, a rubber band around your wrist, or a chime on your phone. If you notice you are feeling bad, drop the thoughts that bring on those feelings and go back to the mantra.
4. Do it until it doesn’t feel good anymore. I rarely use mantras anymore, because I’m happy most of the time and I have trained myself to focus on what is good. Once your mood lifts or the situation shifts, you can drop the mantra, unless it still feels good to you.
Here’s some results:
1. There is no fear, there is only love. This is an old affirmation from Myrtle Filmore, the co-founder of the Unity church. I’m not a fan of public speaking and used to get very nervous. If I used this Mantra a day or two before having to speak, I was able to get through it with out shaking and sometimes even enjoy it.
2. I really love the cash flow. This one came from Abraham-Hicks. I heard them use it with a business owner on one of their recordings. It worked wonders for me when I didn’t know how I was going to pay our bills. I seemed that repeating this kept me from worrying about it enough to let the money flow again and we were able to pay our bills on time.
3. All is well. I used this one along with the Unity Prayer for Protection to get through a period of time when I would wake up at night having panic attacks.
4. That was easy. I just started using this one a day or two ago when I became worried that we wouldn’t find a technician for our heating and cooling company and keep up with our customer’s needs. I started it yesterday, and we have two qualified applicants coming to interview today after almost a month of looking.
Deva Pemal and Miten perform some of the most beautiful mantras. Here’s my favorite. It can melt any anxiety in just a minute.
I’d love to hear your experience with mantras or any comments you have. To prove it, I’m giving away one of my Angel Card readings (see service page) to one of my commenters during the month of May. I’ll put everyone’s name in random.org and choose a winner to be announced here around June 1st. Then I’ll email the winner with the details if I have access to their e-mail or you can check back here around the first and e-mail me if you’re the winner.
The winner for April is Craig Kimbrough! I’ve got your e-mail, so I’ll send you the details.
Love and Alchemy,
I just had to edit this post when I remembered Catherine Ponder’s books. They are full of affirmations. One of my favorites from her is “There is gold dust in the air for me.”
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Transforming though Love & Joy,
Michelle Martin Dobbins