I think I can.

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Infinite Harmony

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White Light, Warm Heart

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I Co-Create wisdom and kindness.

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Adore Creativity

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Serene Tenderness

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Pure Serenity and Forgiveness

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Now as Always
Here as Everywhere

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Warm Heart

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Warm Clarity

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Relaxed, Graceful, Gentle Beauty

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I am created in the image and likeness of God.

 

I am a beloved Child of God.

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Om Namah Shivaya
(I bow to Shiva, my own inner divine self)

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Mantras

(This page written in colaboration with Sky.)

The Little Engine that Could

Mantras are words and phrases that are repeated to change one's thought patterns, emotions and physiology. A mantra is a poetic, mystical, psychological and physiological nexus between thoughts and feelings. The ideal mantra is deliberately constructed, poetically authentic, and is a sensitively emotive word or phrase. With a pleasing tone, the ideal mantra relaxes your body, frees your mind and helps you remeber your spiritual aspirations.

Mantras work their "magic" through their invocation. This invocation initiates a cascade of events. Mantras stimulate thoughts which in turn create new synapses in your brain, eventually creating new neurons and hence a new way of thinking. Mantras create your thoughts, thoughts create your feelings, feeling create your actions and actions create your life. By consciously and deliberately employing mantras of your own choosing, you can liberate yourself from unconscious thoughts, false assumptions and limiting beliefs. In this way, mantras can be a direct path to grace.

Whether we realize it or not, mantras are at the center or our lives. When, like the little train, we say to ourselves "I think I can, I think I can, I think I can" we are invoking a mantra that summons our mental and spiritual resources enabling us to get the job done or to rest serenely in the present moment.

Unfortunately, many people unconsciously repeat mantras to themselves that limit them. For example, perhaps child was told by a teacher that she can't sing. (Maybe the teacher was simply having a bad day and didn't mean it.) Believing this authority, the child repeated the mantra "I'm a lousy singer, I'm a lousy singer" and alas, believing her mantra, the child grew up, believing herself to be a bad singer. Believing her negative mantra, she did not cultivate her gift of song.

Mantras are ways to practice carefully choosing your thoughts to create the life of your dreams.

“You will never reach the place where you will not need to be diligent about your choice of thought. Because you live in a world that is determined to show you every pocket of despair. So you must diligently choose. But it gets easier and easier and easier to do so. Right now, it may feel to you like those moments of Connection are the rare ones. There will be a time when those moments of Connection will feel so normal that it will shock you when you get into a place of disconnection.” ~ Ester Hicks, Excerpted from the workshop in San Antonio, TX, 2001.

A powerful form of mantra is the affirmation, a true statement about our lives that we wish to amplify.

Mantras can be in any language. Often, people deliberately choose mantras from a foreign language because these words have no negative connotation as they might in one's native tongue. Even if the language is foreign, if the foreign words are associated with bliss, then the mantra will evoke a feeling of bliss. 

As you cultivate mantras of grace, you will finds that serenity and kindness become, more and more, ongoing and intimate experiences. With your every breath, gesture, thought, the experience of grace may sing itself so thoroughly into the music of your life, so as to weave your life as a harmonious thread in the cosmic tapestry.  Every moment is experienced as an ongoing ritual, in concert with infinite sentience itself.

Repeat your mantra throughout the day.  Daily review your mantra, and revise it for greater meaning to reflect your new focus, aspiration and progress.

When you are alone and repeating a mantra, that mantra stimulates a particular feeling state. So, for example, your mantra might be "I am beautiful compassion." As you repeat this mantra, you will stimulate a particular way of treating yourself on a deep, unconscious level. The same works with negative attributions.

When you say, "I am beautiful compassion," you will automatically treat yourself with beautiful compassion, just by invoking this.

You may find that there's a part of you that mocks your mantra: "What, you, 'beautiful compassion'?, what makes you think that?" The answer to that negative self questioning is, "I'm only referring to my desired or most desirable relationship to myself. I don't have to prove anything to anyone other than myself because I'm not, right now, at this moment, in a relationship to anyone other than myself. I am simply reminding myself that I have the opportunity to invoke and awaken an aspect of myself."