Even with my own dedicated practice, I love to switch up my meditation every once and a while. I always enjoy the Oprah & Deepak 21- Day Meditation Experience. I am halfway through the latest one: Energy of Attraction, and received this list of mantras from my homeboy Deepak a few days ago.
I’ll be honest, I don’t often use the provided mantra because I somehow always seem to miss/forget its meaning. Deepak clearly states it every time, and how I tune it out each day, I do not know.
So this cheat sheet is terrific. This way I can pick one I like — that’s easy enough to say — and stick to it.
Not that I don’t enjoy making up my own. In the past I’ve used words like: grace, peace, hope, love, trust, etc. The more and more I study yoga and meditation though, the more I feel inclined to build a repertoire of basic mantras derived from multi-layered meaning and sacred energy.
Eecha Shakti Namah – Day 1
This mantra helps you connect with Nature’s primal impulse of creative desire. Iccha means will, desire, or intention. Shakti is the creative power within. Iccha Shakti is the inherent power of consciousness to manifest what we desire or will. As we honor our creative power, we awaken our full ability to manifest our desires.
This mantra connects you with the vital energy or feeling of life itself. Rasa is the passion and flavor of being alive. It conveys the juicy essence of existence, the taste and sentiment of living. Rasa Hum is affirming that your core self is that essential quality of life.
This mantra awakens your truth to the infinite potentiality of your higher self. Ananta means that which is infinite and unending. Ananta Swa Bhava means I know my own state of being is infinite and unbounded.
This mantra awakens the energy of creativity, transformation, and materialization. These primordial sounds stir the forces of creativity into action.
This mantra affirms that you deserve the fulfillment of all your deepest desires. Shreem is the mantra associated with Nature’s beauty, love, and abundance. Kleem is the sound that attracts those qualities to you.
This mantra activates the transformative attention of pure awareness. It affirms the essential truth “I am.”
This mantra awakens the state of fulfillment that is your true self. Ananda is the inherent bliss, joy, and fulfillment of existence. Ananda Hum aligns your Being to this reality.
This mantra awakens consciousness within your desires or intentions. Chit is the nonlocal field of personal consciousness. Sankalpa is the seed of intention that contains all the information for that desire to manifest.
This mantra dissolves the illusion between the Self and the object of experience or thought. Hreem is the fundamental sound of Nature that helps individual awareness overcome limitations, and recognize its unity and universality through the power of love and attraction.
This mantra easily collects the diverse tendencies of the mind into a single impulse or point of focus. Hoom is the primal energy of spiritual transformation, purification and vitality. With the focusing influence of Ksham, this mantra opens a two-way flow of energy between the individual and the universe.
This mantra awakens the quality of infinite flexibility and fluidity of pure awareness. This sound identifies one’s awareness with the frictionless movement of consciousness.
This mantra activates the manifesting properties of your true self in meditation. Samyama is the awareness that integrates silent, focused, and fluid awareness into one’s state of consciousness, and that is your true self.
This mantra attunes your intentions with the intentions of the cosmos. This activates the purposeful force of intention to transform present circumstances into favorable opportunities.
This mantra helps to manifest divine abundance to bring us closer to spiritual fulfillment. Shreem is the mantra associated with Nature’s beauty, love and abundance. As we magnify this aspect of our awareness, we open our life to receive unlimited blessings and fulfillment.
This mantra expands the happiness or bliss of your true self to others. Ananda is bliss, and Brahman is the totality of the universe. When we use this mantra, we share our bliss with the all existence.
This mantra removes obstacles by creating a larger wholeness that includes everyone. The seed mantra Gum is the energetic force of Nature that overcomes difficulties and hindrances – not through opposition, but by expanding one’s consciousness large enough that it can include the obstacle.
This mantra activates the creativity within pure awareness. Aieem is the mantra associated with Nature’s creativity and knowledge. As we use this mantra, we entrain our consciousness to create with wisdom and balance.
This mantra invokes divine grace and support. The sound Hoom is a transformative energy, like a spiritual fire, in which old patterns of belief and thought are cleared away so that positive, life-affirming patterns can take their place.
This mantra engages your true self with the creative power of the universe. Brahma is the divine force of creation. When we use this mantra, we are harnessing the force of creation in our life.
This mantra invokes the sum total of the creative potential of creation. Parameshwari is cosmic creativity as the divine feminine. As we honor Mother Nature at the core of our consciousness, we instill the qualities of love, care and affection into all we manifest.
This mantra is a desire for peace for all beings. The meaning of this mantra is, “Let there be peace, health, and wellbeing for all beings, for everything in creation.” With this mantra, we create an influence of harmony and tranquility for all those around us.
This mantra affirms the universality of your individuality. It means, “I am the wholeness of existence – my consciousness is the same as the consciousness of the universe.”
I leave you with this: Shop around for a mantra, a style of meditation, whatever you need to turn inward more consistently. Just get quiet already, and get your ohm on!
Kat Hurley is a transformational author, speaker and personal development coach, making over motivation @The Year of Magical Dreaming. For the full 411, visit kathurley.com, yo!