How To Use This Book
CHOOSING A MANTRA
Choose a mantra that appeals to you based on its sound, feeling, benefits, or your gut response.
Each mantra has a format that includes:
1. An INTERPRETATION (to help you understand what the mantra is saying in terms of the English language)
2. The KEYWORDS it relates to (gives an overview for you to scan, of whether this mantra is one you'd like to work with right now)
3. A PRONUNCIATION GUIDE (gives simple, concise instruction on how to pronounce each syllable and its unique nuances)
4. AUDIO SAMPLES (offer examples of the mantra as spoken and sung, so you hear how to pronounce the mantra).
5. The BENEFITS of the mantra (shares in-depth information about what you can expect a mantra to help with)
6. A SOUND SYLLABLE CHAKRA GUIDE (shows how each specific syllable in a mantra relates to your body, musical notes, and chakras—or "energy centers")
7. SYLLABLE CORRELATION FOR THE BODY AND NOTES (drawings showing where syllables affect your body and the musical notes they relate to)
8. SAMPLE MELODY (notated music of how the mantra could be sung.) Audio too.
9. An EXERCISE/MEDITATION (to experience alternate states of consciousness and manifest abundance and prosperity through your creative imagination.) Audio too.
10. Daily AFFIRMATIONS to strengthen prosperity consciousness (along with the mantra, these are spoken aloud daily in a program you create.) Audio too.
THREE WAYS YOU CAN USE A MANTRA:
1. Silently repeat the mantra in your mind with the "tongue of thought." This is convenient when in the company of others who might not share your taste in spiritual exercises, when at the office, carpooling, working out at the gym, listening to someone's long-winded conversation . . .
2. Speak the mantra audibly (when you can be free to speak how you please).
3. Sing the mantra audibly (when you're in the zone to belt it out).
I consider the singing of a mantra to be the most dynamic form of expression.
It uses full creativity and tones of the voice in a free-form way. Your spirit shows you the way to sing in ways that are satisfying in terms of notes and tempo.
Speaking is the next most dynamic form of expression, for again you hear audible sound vibrations.
Silently repeating a mantra in your mind is the final dynamic expression. Silent repetition can be exceptional at focusing the current of thought waves and concentrating the mind's energy rhythm. Even though you do not hear the mantra through your ears (it still has sound)—your inner voice is speaking and your mind and all creation hear it.
A unique advantage of silent repetition is that you can continue your normal breathing without interruption. Yogis say that a person is either sacrificing (foregoing) their breath in order to speak or they are sacrificing their speech in order to breathe. Here no sacrifice is needed as the breath remains deep and uninterrupted and the repetition of the mantra remains consistent.