Maybe you’ve been plugging along for a while—same thing, same day; same thought process. Or, maybe you’ve entered something completely new, and you’re not quite sure what to think of it all.
In order to create a life you love, you’ve got to be aware of where your mind is taking you all the time. External reality begins internally—and your thoughts are a big part of that. That’s good news, because you have the power to control what you’re thinking. The mind loves to wander. It is curious, quizzical, and has a tendency to run the show; but give it something to play with, and it can become your very best ally.
Enter the work of the mantra: A mantra is sort of like an anchor; something the mind can hang onto to keep it focused on what’s most important. It might be one word, or it might be a whole sentence. I tend to favor a statement that places whatever I desire in the present tense, so that as I repeat it in my mind, I begin to feel like it is actually happening. And if you can evoke the feeling that goes along with whatever it is you want, then you are paving the way for big things to start manifesting.
Another powerful aspect of the mantra is that it will burn up old thought patterns so that you can start to create something fresh. You’ll begin to recognize which thoughts are serving you and which ones aren’t, and as you discipline your mind, you’ll be able to flush out, burn up and transform anything that isn’t helping you to create the life you know you’re meant to live.
To help you get started, I’ve put together a few of my favorites. Borrow one of these, or make up one of your own. And one more important note: since many of these mantras are written as if they are already happening, they might not feel real to you yet. That’s okay. You’re in a process of growing into the feeling and the reality of what you’re creating, so it might feel a bit awkward or uncomfortable while you adapt.
Approach it like this: read through the list and pay close attention to the mantras that really resonate with you. Make changes to it if you need to, or simply use the list as inspiration to create something brand new. The key is that it sounds fluid and easy to repeat. Then, write it down, stick it in your head on repeat, and then anytime you catch a thought that pulls you away from who or where you want to be, return to your mantra and watch the magic happen.
-I am in the right place, at the right time, doing the right thing.
-I am enough.
-My life is full of love, and I am open to receive it.
-I am abundant.
-My whole life has prepared me for this moment.
-I delight in that which is before me.
-Today I receive the gifts of what has already been planted.
-The best thing I can do for others, is give love freely to myself.
-I am in perfect health.
-I am in love with my life.
-I am grateful for this moment.
-I am blessed beyond measure.
-I am supported.
-I am now living in my full creative power.
-My life unfolds as an expression of love.
-I have perfect work in a perfect way; I give perfect service, for perfect pay.
-As I heal myself, I heal others.
-All that I desire lives through me now.
-This moment is exactly what I need for the evolution of my consciousness.
-I am love.
Do you have a good one you’d like to share? If so, drop it in the comments and inspire others with your wisdom and wit.
Now, go make miracles happen.