Mantras are something very commonly used in SCR.
A mantra is a word, sound or phrase that is repeated over and over again to aid in the reframing of your current mindset.
You’re having a beach whale feelling day and you can’t stop the negative story in your head. You want to reframe what’s happening in that brain of yours but you aren’t sure how.
So you quietly begin to repeat:
I completely love and accept myself.
Either in your head or out loud, you speak it over and over again as a pathway to end the negative talk and come back into the flow.
Think about it, you’ve been telling yourself that you’re fat, ugly, unworthy, not enough etc for years and you actually believe these things. So imagine if you changed the conversation?
But what about when mantras don’t work because you feel like you actually hate yourself…..
Mantra 911, send in the troops!
You’re repeating like a mad woman “I love myself, I love myself, I LOVE MYSELF.” It’s not working though. What next?
Okay, let’s not tell those negative feelings to go away then. Let’s not try and mask a happy feeling just to cover up what you’re actually feeling.
Instead of saying: I love myself.
“I am so angry right now. I feel shame and I’m embarrassed of where I’m at. I want to love myself. I am committed to loving myself and doing what it takes to get there. Even though I feel this hurt and anger, I am still completely open to loving and accepting myself. “
My Favorite Mantras:
I am love
Even though I feel this hurt I still completely love and accept myself
Standing in my truth is where my power lies
I am worthy of love
I am kind and powerful
Even though I feel lost, I know that I am divinely guided and supported.
I release the need to feel be in control
Thank you (I say to myself and my food)
I love you (I say to myself)
I am here
If you’re into choosing a sanskirt word (commonly heard in yoga):
Shradda – Faith
Bhakti – Devotion
Shanti – Peace
Prajna – Wisdom
Santosa – Contentment
Veda – Knowledge
Ananda – Bliss
Moksha – Liberation
Shakti- Divine Feminine
Prasada – Grace/clarity
Pick your mantra
Repeat it in your mind or outloud 1-100000 times.
If you speak it out loud, speak it with conviction. Even if your voice shakes in the beginning.
When I detach from others opinions, I connect with my truth.
Pleasure is my priority.
I am not physically stuck, I move easily through fear.
I choose to feel my pain, and not be absorbed by it.
I say no to things that don’t serve me. I say yes when something feels good.
Now it’s your turn to create your own…..