Empower Your Life with Malas and Mantras
Melt away stress, go deep within, and transform your consciousness.
The Magic of a Mantra
A mantra is a word, sound or series of words chanted aloud or silently to aid in meditation and spiritual connection. In the yogic tradition a mantra is a Sanskrit word that transforms consciousness, promote healing or fulfill desires.
Choosing Your Mantra
A mantra can given by a teacher or you can create your own mantra. Your mantra can be as simple as “I am love” or “I am empowered”. You are your own healer and your inner guidance will always provide the best mantra for you.
One of the most powerful mantra’s I have been taught is Om Mani Padme Hum while at a spiritual retreat in Guatamela. In Tibetan Buddhism this is the Sanskrit mantra of Avolokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of Compassion. The benefits of chanting this mantra are infinite. This article beautifully explains the magic of this mantra https://fpmt.org/education/teachings/lama-zopa-rinpoche/the-benefits-of-chanting-om-mani-padme-hum/
I actually love to silently chant this mantra while placing acupuncture needles in my clients. If you are a practitioner the silent chanting of mantra's can increase the energetic vibration of your treatment.
Your Mala Will Speak To You
Let your mala choose you. A Mala is a string of beads used to count mantras and it contains 108 beads plus the larger guru bead which is not counted when doing mantra’s.
I highly recommend Shaman Sisters Malas. The founder Rebecca is a soulful, healer and makes all her jewelery with love and care. Each piece is cleansed of any existing unwanted energies by smudging with sacred herbs. This is a very important step because gemstones and crystals store all of the energies they have ever come into contact with and they need to be cleared. They are then Energized with Reiki and Pranic Energy, this amplifies the properties of the gemstones and then they are programmes with the following intentions: healing, grounding, joy, abundance, confidence, inner peace and transformation.
Working With Your Mala
Create a sacred space by simply lighting a candle then sit in a comfortable cross-legged position on the floor and close your eyes and take a few deep breaths to ground yourself. Hold the mala in your right hand and use your thumb to count each mantra (one bead is one mantra). Some people state the bead should be pushed away from the body and some state towards the body. I tend to go away from the body. Each bead counts one repetition of the mantra. Do not count the guru bead this is just to let you know you have completed 108 mantras and that it is time to flip the mala around and begin again for another round of 108 mantra’s. When you
Love Your Mala
First it is highly recommended to commit to a 40 day practice continously. If you miss a day you start at day 1. This will empower your mala and solidify and your practice. Your mala will be charged with energy and can be worn or used in healing sessions with others. Each mantra has its own energetic qualities so it is recommended to use one mantra for each mala to maintain the specific power of that Mala.
When you are not using your mala keep it in a sacred space, if you have an altar that is a great place to store it between uses.