Today I discovered a new aspect of Mantra. I have studied Mantras in the past and understood the theory that certain sounds and words have a high vibration, and invoke an effect. I was given an every-day Mantra by Amma, and also a purpose-specific Mantra by another teacher of mine. I chanted the purpose-specific Mantra with great intention and saw the effect very quickly. Purpose achieved! The general Mantra was a little trickier. I approached it like brushing my teeth. I was told that I should chant it daily 108 times, so I would squeeze it into my schedule and then check it off my to-do list. I didn't see an effect, not surprisingly considering my lack of concentrated intention. After only a week or two, I dropped the Mantra. I already had a meditation practice and a Yoga practice, but I haven't incorporated my Mantra into either of them, and therefor a habit was never formed.
Those of you who know me personally or professionally, know that I am a HUGE fan of Abraham-Hicks. I have been following their teachings for about a year or so, and they have inspired me more than any other teachings I have encountered. The group of teachers known as "Abraham" talks about the law of attraction in its pure, original form. The law of attraction states that whatever you focus on grows, whether wanted or unwanted. This means that our worries and fears manifest the exact circumstances we were afraid would take place, and it also means that when we focus on what is good in our lives we get more of the "goodness". This law is fantastic providing we are able to control the nature of our thoughts, but most people are quite incapable of doing so. There are different practices that help direct our thoughts towards a certain direction, and today I discovered how Mantra is a great tool for mastering the law of attraction.
When worries start to come up and negative thoughts begin to pester, you can purposely direct your attention to something that is working out well in your life, or anything that makes you happy; your pet, a vacation you are planning, a funny movie you just watched, etc. But I found that when something worrisome is coming up again and again it is hard to keep combating it with more and more positive thoughts. It can be exhausting to scan your mind for nice-feeling thoughts, and it is easy for the mind to wonder to unpleasant places while you scan it. This is where Mantra comes to play. If you have a high-vibration Mantra that you associate with a positive and meaningful message to yourself, you have an Ace up your sleeve. Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night and a worry pops into your mind? Repeat your Mantra to yourself over and over until you fall back asleep. Are you ever driving and find yourself thinking a series of angry, complaining, self-pitying, envious, or guilt-fillled thoughts? Whip out your Mantra. You can even prepare a visual image, such as a huge red rose, and visualize it while repeating the Mantra. The brain can't do two things at once (though it may seem like it can when you quickly jump from one thing to another), so as long as you give your brain something positive to focus on, the negativity will go away.
Wayne Dyer said "Once you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change". In my experience, it is astonishing how you attract positive people and experiences into you life, once you adopt a positive mind set. It is not about being in denial or accepting unpleasant situations, it is ACTUALLY allowing all the abundance and well-being that you have energetically summoned to show up in your experience while not providing an avenue for negative occurrences to reach you. Try it! Decide that for one day you will bring up your Mantra whenever you have a negative thought. if you don't have a Mantra you can use "So Hum", I am that (meaning I am all creation). Add to that a visualization of something you deem beautiful and relaxing, such as a flower or a rainbow. Watch how you feel better throughout the day, and then try this practice for a week to see how life changes for you. I will try it with you and we can compare notes at a later time.
Blessings and good vibes from me to you,
Transformational Leader, Hypnotherapist,