Traditionally, mantras are used during meditation. Some spiritual masters say that by repeating a sacred word or sound, or a sacred name of god, anyone can achieve enlightenment (eventually).
But you don’t need to make a long-term commitment to a single mantra in order to receive the benefits of a peaceful mind.
Mantras for meditation can be used to enhance your meditation or any aspect of your life. For example, if you are in a healing crisis, you can choose one of the healing mantras in the pages below.
Simply repeat the mantra during your daily meditation to give more power and focus to your body’s healing.
The Ease Your Mind Mantra
When you’re under stress, it’s easy to let your mind wander deeply down the rabbit hole of worry or anger or regret.
Using a mantra during these times serves to keep you ‘above ground’ emotionally and mentally, which lowers stress on your body and helps you deal with any challenges you might be facing.
Affirmation mantras are great for these situations. If you’re seeking to deepen your relationship and trust level with the divine, one of the spiritual mantras can also offer great comfort and assurance during stressful periods.
Simply select a mantra (or modify one you find in this book) and every time you find your thoughts slipping into fear, worry or other negative thoughts, take a deep breath and repeat the mantra 5-15 times, breathing deeply in between each statement.
The Crisis-Intervention Mantra
This is like Rescue Remedy for the mind. A crisis-intervention mantra is used when you’ve experienced acute trauma or are under short-term but intense pressure. Here’s what you do:
- When not in crisis, choose a short and simple mantra from this book (or create one of your own).
2. Repeat it several times a day for a week to 10 days, or until you have it memorized.
3. If a crisis arises in your life – either for yourself personally or a loved one whom you must be present for – take a deep breath and repeat the mantra silently or aloud 3 times in quick succession.
4. Take another deep breath and repeat.
5. Follow this as much or as often as you can during the crisis period. By doing this, you’ll effectively ‘block out’ a lot of the negative and fear-based thoughts that will be wanting to emerge in the situation.
You’ll also consciously be ‘feeding’ your brain and muscles needed oxygen for effective, focused and calm response.