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Photo by Jared Rice on Unsplash

Mantras (or chanting) are a spiritual practice that I happen to love. Mantras use sound waves and sound energy to heal our minds on the subconscious level. A mantra is typically defined as a sacred utterance, affirmation, or meditative cue. Mantras are said to increase in benefit through repetition. A mantra is a spiritual discipline.

I have an extremely busy mind. I find when using a manta, the mind goes to work FOR me versus AGAINST  me. The key to doing mantras is repetition. The more you repeat them the more benefits you will receive. The goal is to reach the 125,000th repetition! You have to say the mantra 108 times twice daily, once in the morning and then again before you go to bed, for a minimum of 40 days. You can say them all day long to speed up the process. (If you only do them twice a day you would have to repeat them for over a year and a half.)

When it comes to my own practice, I usually pick one particular mantra and repeat it throughout the day until I hit that 125,000th repetition. I keep track daily of how many times I have repeated it. What is the reasoning behind repeating the mantra in segments of 108, twice daily? The reasoning is simple!  We have 108 astral channels. Repeating a mantra 108 times, twice daily clears all 108 astral channels!

It is also important to remind you that if you forget to say them you have to start ALL over again. It is helpful for me to keep track in a calendar. If you’re new to mantras, I suggest starting with just one. I also feel they are more powerful when repeated silently!

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Photo by Saffu on Unsplash

A really good one to start with is:

Om Gum Ganapatayei Namaha

pronounced like this:

(om-gum, guh-nuh-puh- tuh- yei, nahm-ah- ha)

This particular mantra is supremely effective for clearing away obstacles of all sorts!

You can also go to Jason Gallant’s YouTube channel to find out more about mantras.

Have fun with them and I hope you enjoy this very useful practice.