Using mantras to prepare yourself for forgiveness work
WHAT IS A MANTRA?
The word mantra has two parts: "man," which in Sanskrit means "mind," and "tra," which means "instrument." A mantra is therefore an instrument of the mind, a powerful sound or vibration that you can use to enter a deep state of meditation. I personally suggest my clients to use a mantra when we are doing powerful forgiveness work.
Silently repeating a mantra as you meditate is a powerful way to enter the silence of the mind. As you repeat the mantra, it creates a mental vibration that allows the mind to experience deeper levels of awareness. The mantra then becomes increasingly abstract and indistinct, until you're finally led into the field of pure consciousness from which the vibration arose—your spirit. When we are in this state we experience an opening of our heart chakra.
I have been personally listening to Deepak Chopra's meditations and he always introduces a mantra that helps the listeners to experience a deeper level of awareness. I practice meditation on a daily basis, some of them are just practicing silence, and sometimes I listen to Chopra's. These meditations use a variety of mantras. You may already be aware of some mantras. For instance, one mantra you may have heard is So Hum (I am). Another mantra you may know is Sat, Chit, Ananda (Existence, Consciousness, Bliss). When mantras are silently repeated during meditation, they help us disconnect from the thoughts filling our mind and slip into the gap between thoughts. Think of mantras as ancient power words with subtle intentions that help us connect to spirit, the source of everything in the universe.
Once you experience clarity, more peace, more connection you are more open to work on forgiveness. I follow this work with a powerful healing of memories process, where the person frees himself/herself from the burden and emotional pain of the past. We then co-create a mantra that will assist him/her to deepen the forgiveness work.