Our relationship with sound is at the primordial level, we feel the vibrations at the core of our being and respond to it. We know that music can make us feel emotions without the need for lyrics. When we speak a mantra, the words and their meaning is secondary. The important thing is the vibrations that produce the sound. And change occurs at a deep cellular level. That is the power of mantras.
The rule of thumb for chanting matras is 108 times for 40 days. Seems like a lot but it takes all of 8 minutes to do a 108 round. A chanting meditation is best but if you can add on singing/chanting them through the day it can really make a day glorious.
If you decide to do the mantra practice, be aware that you will be a master manifestor, so watch your thoughts and keep them positive.
Ganesha Mantra – When things are not going right, for difficulties or obstacles, or simply for clarity of mind, try the root chakra mantra ‘Om gum ganapatiye namah’. The vibration of thi mantra bundles all the disparate thoughts into one cohesive thought. And we know that when the mind has single minded focus then all things are attainable.
It is referred to as the great obstacle remover mantra. The obstacles that the mantra removes are the ones in our mind, and as they clear, our external path clears. It is a great mantra for decision making, especially when the mind is in conflict.
After a few days of chanting you will notice the absence of noise in your head. Some people claim that they can see better or sharper after the 40 day practice of the mantra.
The Ultimate Heart Mantra. For love, compassion kindness and gratitute there really isn’t anything like ‘Om mani padme hum’. The mantra actually clears all the chakras not just the heart. But it’s the heart where all healing starts from and it’s the first chakra it opens.
It roughly translates to ‘hail to the jewel in the lotus’, an ode to Quan Yin, the bodhisattva of compassion. Chanting this mantra is about invoking your own inner jewel in the lotus. The lotus is the symbol of enlightenment as it grows in the mud, yet blossoms to it’s full glory. The mantra is about being that lotus, of not reacting to the world around us but gently opening our heart and blossoming.
The most amazing thing about this mantra is the cool breeze that follows as you start chanting it. It is Quan Yin’s signature to let you know she’s with you. Keep watch for it, it’s quite quite incredible.
The Sikh Mool Mantra – For seeing, perceiving clearly and with compassion, for headaches, ear aches and eye troubles. And for energy clearance. Called the mool mantra or the root mantra of the sikh religion, ‘ek on kar, satnam’, is the unity mantra that gets you in touch with the divine.
It is multi layered and roughly translates to ‘there is one universal god and ‘om’ is the truth of existence. And god is within. So chanting this mantra unites you with the god or the universal energy, which is within and without.
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Darpan is a hypnotherapist & Reiki Healer, interested in all things metaphysical and spiritual. “My path is a seekers path and ambition is to learn and grow as long as I live.”