Try as we might, the holiday season is always a hectic one. Balancing work, family, and friends is especially busy during this time of joy, relaxation, and wonder. I have talked about my meditation practice before on the blog, and in the next few blog posts, I want to revisit this idea and expound upon mantras a bit. Mantras can be a tool used to help bring calm, focus, and positivity to daily life, which can definitely help during these next few weeks of craziness!
Mantras come in many forms, they can be one word or a short phrase and in Sanskrit or any other language. One simple yet powerful mantra is OM, which is the sound of the universe. Another mantra is Om mani Padme hum, which translates to “the jewel is in the lotus.” Ultimately, mantras are for clearing your mind. The last example is Om Namah Shivaya, which translates to “I honor the divinity within myself.”
I use mantras during meditation. Mantras are also great to use throughout the day to help you be more mindful and present. If you’re stuck or struggling to overcome something, mantras can be a helpful stepping stone.
Do you have any mantras that you meditate on frequently? I would love to hear them! And keep an eye out for the mantras we will be discussing for the month of December!
Cassie Uhl is a published author, artist, intuitive, and founder of Zenned Out. She created Zenned Out in 2012 with the mission to build a brand that normalizes spirituality. In 2018 she self-published her popular and interactive Goddess Discovery Book series. In 2020 her writing and art became more mainstream with Understanding Auras, Understanding Crystals, and Understanding Chakras, published by The Quarto Group. Her writing style and art combine to help marry accessibility with deep spiritual topics. It is her goal to help others understand and live spiritual practices that can change the world. Inspired by her open-minded grandmother, Cassie has been meditating and working with her energy since her teenage years. She received her 200hr YTT in 2012 with a focus on breathwork. Now, her work focuses on energy work, journeying, mediumship, death midwifery, and healing through traditional Celtic shamanic practices.