Mantras for Meditation // Series

December 3, 2015 2:04 am Published by

Try as we might, the holiday season is always a hectic one. Balancing work, family, and friends is especially busy during this time of joy, relaxation, and wonder. I have talked about my meditation practice before on the blog, and in the next few blog posts, I want to revisit this idea and expound upon mantras a bit. Mantras can be a tool used to help bring calm, focus, and positivity to daily life, which can definitely help during these next few weeks of craziness!

Mantras come in many forms, they can be one word or a short phrase and in Sanskrit or any other language. One simple yet powerful mantra is OM, which is the sound of the universe. Another mantra is Om mani Padme hum, which translates to “the jewel is in the lotus.” Ultimately, mantras are for clearing your mind. The last example is Om Namah Shivaya, which translates to “I honor the divinity within myself.”


I use mantras during meditation. Mantras are also great to use throughout the day to help you be more mindful and present. If you’re stuck or struggling to overcome something, mantras can be a helpful stepping stone.

Do you have any mantras that you meditate on frequently? I would love to hear them! And keep an eye out for the mantras we will be discussing for the month of December!

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About Cassie

Cassie Uhl is the author of five books and two card decks, an artist, intuitive energy healer, and death doula. Her lineage and practices are rooted in pagan earth-based spiritual practices of Northern Europe. She approaches her work and clients with trauma-informed support through all phases of life. She currently resides on the land of the Myaamia people in so-called Indiana of the US.