When it comes to meditation one of the first tools I used to get into the groove and surrender into the silence of being with me and my thoughts was to use a mantra and mala beads.
Mantra means to liberate the mind, consciousness and soul from the cycles of Karma. A mantra is a short series of words or an affirmation which you repeat in your meditation 108 times to anchor in the energy of the intention and to keep your mind and energy focused and in alignment with your affirmation.
Given the monkey minds we all have, the mantra and the mala are two fabulous tools when beginning a meditation practice or as a way to enhance and further expand your practice. If you can get over the idea of saying a phrase 108 times being a big number and a lot of times to say something you will most likely find this tool incredibly helpful. On average it takes me between 7-10 mins going at a slower pace to complete 108 mantras.
The power of 108
- There are 108 energy channels from our hearts that move life force energy through our bodies and into our chakras.
- 1= God, Unity Oneness, Leadership forward movement
- 0= Emptiness, void in which all things are created
- 8= Infinity, Karma abundance.
- 9= Completion, end of cycles, compassion and the greater good for all.
To me the numerology suggests: Forward movement into our own personal experience of emptiness/void. Inside this void and stillness is where we have the ability and opportunity to tap into our karma, clear it and come into alignment with our infinite being. This journey through the self leads us to eventually come to our spiritual completion/enlightenment.
Some RSL mantras to get you started in your self lovin meditation practice:
I am love
I am kindness
I am compassion
I am forgiving
I am pure potentiality
I am attuned to abundance
I am an expression of love’s divine nature
I am a channel for the light
I am free
Radical Self Love to the MAX!!!