Hello, my love!
If you’ve read part one of this post (and it you haven’t, pop over and read it here so that this all makes sense!), you’ll know it got rather lengthy – too long for me to adequately fit in my section on mantras to help guide you with your chosen word. I’m listing a few word possibilities below with a mantra to match and an outline of the specific energies of the mantra and what they help with so that you can choose something that (hopefully!) fits in with your intention for 2018. If you can’t find anything that might suit your word, please feel free to add a comment below and I’ll see if I can help you to find a mantra.
If you’re not sure about how mantras work and would like a little more information, pop over to my website where I’ve written a little piece about it.
Create: Vam. This is the bija (seed) mantra of the Swadhisthana chakra, the second chakra that resides in the energetic space that we know as the sacrum. This is the energy centre for creativity and sensuality, and is often known as the creative well. Recite this mantra whilst visualising the colour orange around the sacrum and allow the sound to vibrate throughout your body.
Love: Aham Prema (I am Divine love/love of the highest order). In order to receive and give love, we also need to realise that we ARE love. Put your hands in the centre of your chest, where your esoteric heart lives – the hridaya kasha, or cave of the heart, in which resides the flame of life – and recite this mantra as many times as you wish. When we are at peace, this flame has no flicker and burns brightly. Allow this mantra to vibrate in the heart space and shine outwards, allowing you to both give and receive divine love – love for oneself and love for others.
Strength: Om Dum Durgayai Namaha (Oms and Salutations to She who is beautiful to the seeker of truth and terrible in appearance to those who would injure devotees of truth). This is a mantra for protection against negative energies and influences. Durga is the Divine Mother goddess, who will provide you with inner strength in times of need. Recite this mantra and feel her flow through your body – esoteric and physical – strengthening all parts with her divine feminine energy.
Peace: Om Shantiyei Namaha (Oms and Salutations to She who is the giver of peace). A beautiful Lakshmi mantra to call in peace and to ask for guidance in acting from a peaceful place. This is a beautiful mantra to recite whilst out walking in nature or under a full moon.
Abundance: Om Shrim Shriyei Namah (Om and salutations to the creative abundance that is the very form of the universe). ‘Shrim’ is the bija sound for the goddess Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, well-being, fertility and prosperity. Recite this mantra and give thanks for all that Lakshmi has given you as well as calling in her energy.
Speak: Om Aim Hrim Saraswatiyei Namaha (Om, I bow to the flowing one whose essence is wisdom). This mantra calls on the power of the goddess Saraswati, who is associated with the moon’s first quarter phase, and is the goddess of language, insight and sound. She is the moments when sound and insight, language and thought, become effortlessly aligned. When we find ourselves ‘in the zone’, creatively-speaking, expressing ourselves in ways we never thought possible. This is beautiful mantra to recite if you are feeling ‘stuck’ and unable to express yourself fully. You could practise Likhita Japa using this mantra. Likhita Japa is the practice of writing out mantras 54, 72, 81…108 times. This practice serves to help you to absorb energy of the mantra in a deeply profound way.
As I say, these are just a few suggestions and I’d love to hear your feedback.
Lots of love,