Now that you have become a law of attraction enthusiast, you know one thing for sure – everything in the universe is pure energy, expressing itself in million different ways. The law of attraction sees the whole of existence as reverberations of energy, vibrating on different levels. And where there’s a vibration, there is bound to be a sound! So, by that logic, the entire universe is nothing but a complex concoction of sounds.
With the help of the law of attraction, we can use sounds (read words) to manifest our desires. What are the mechanics behind it, how effectively this works, and what steps do you need to take in order to use the power of words to speak things into existence? All this will be covered in this blog. Let’s begin by understanding the connection between our thoughts and our words.
Speaking is Concretization of Your Thoughts
This quote, “what you think, you become” was propounded by Gautama Buddha in an attempt to explain the power of our thoughts. This is also the basis of the law of attraction which states – what kind of thoughts you have, decides what kind of life you lead. If you are investing your life energies thinking about everything that’s wrong in the world or in your life, you’ll end up attracting more of these negative things into your life. On the contrary, if happy, sunny, positive thoughts are the main occupants of your mind, then abundance, love, health, and success will accompany you wherever you go.
Now if you think about it, speaking is putting your thoughts into words. That’s even more powerful than just thinking about something. In a way, you are concretizing your thoughts by putting them into words. When you are speaking about something (especially about your own self), you are making a declaration. When you say something like, “I am good for nothing”, you are affirming that there’s nothing in the world you’ll be able to succeed at.
Your Subconscious Mind Takes What You Speak, Literally
This is the main reason why you should only speak wonderful things about yourself. It’s because your subconscious mind takes everything literally. It’s kind of like fire. You can use fire to cook a meal or you can use it to burn a house down. Fire, on its own, has no discretion as to what’s right and what’s wrong. Our subconscious mind works like that. It takes commands from our conscious mind and then works towards creating reality from whatever data it has collected.
For example – the phenomenon of the placebo effect, where patients respond to fake treatments or sham drugs (like saline water) in order to fully recover from a disease just because they think and believe that their body is recovering. So, when you speak about something, your subconscious mind is recording everything, taking notes in the background. It takes everything you say as a command and then works towards turning that command into your reality.
The Energy/Frequency Aspect of It
“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency, and vibration.” – Nikola Tesla
Now let’s explore this on an even deeper level. Some of you must be brimming with this question – “How does this work in the context of the law of attraction?” Well, as Tesla pointed out, you need to think in terms of energy, frequency, and vibration.
While understanding the law of attraction, you were told that every thought has a frequency of its own and so do every emotion. Thoughts and emotions related to happiness, love, abundance, gratitude, compassion, and freedom vibrate at higher frequencies. When you are in a state where these thoughts and emotions are dominating your mind most of the time, you attract these things into your life. The same goes for negative thoughts and emotions. If hatred, guilt, suffering, victimization, and anger are the main constituents of your mind, you’ll only attract such things into your life.
Just like our thoughts and emotions, different words carry different kinds of vibrational frequencies. When you utter positive words like – love, joy, hope, inspiration, and happiness, you raise your own vibrational energies to match the energies of these words. Similarly, when you utter words like – angry, shameful, stress, hopelessness, and anxiety your vibrational energy drops to a certain level. This is the reason why the practitioners of the law of attraction are told to guard their mouths with extra carefulness. Nothing with a negative connotation should slip out of your mouth since that could affect your vibrational energy and thus, could sabotage or delay what you are trying to manifest.
Using Affirmations and Mantra Chanting to Manifest Your Desires
Now that we’ve established how different kinds of words affect your energy differently, the obvious next step is – to learn how to use positive words to your advantage. This is where the role of affirmations and mantra chanting comes into the picture. Both of these techniques work in a similar fashion. An affirmation could be anything that helps you strengthen your intentions. You can create your own affirmations based on what you want to manifest for yourself. For example – “I attract abundance effortlessly” or “My health is improving every day.”
Chanting mantras is a more profound approach since they activate your consciousness in a systematic manner. The word mantra is a combination of two Sanskrit words – ‘man or manas’, which means the mind and ‘tra’ which means to get freedom from. So, mantras allow you to transcend your mental structure so that you could experience deeper states of meditativeness. There are various kinds of mantras originating from different schools of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Taoism, and Japanese cultures. Here are a few popular mantras one could chant in order to raise your vibrations in a powerful manner –
- Om Mani Padme Hum – This Buddhist mantra translates to “praise to the jewel in the lotus flower”. This mantra opens up new possibilities and removes obstacles from your way. It frees you from fear and heals your wounds.
- AUM Chanting – Indian yogic traditions believe that the sound ‘AUM’ is the very root of physical creation. When you chant the word AUM, balance is restored in your system. Regularly chanting this mantra activates your energy via the 7 chakras in a powerful manner.
- Om Bhur Bhuvah Svaha, Tatsavitur Vareniyam Bhaargo Devasya Dhimahi Dhiyo Yonah Prachodayat – This mantra is called the Gayatri Mantra. It is one of the most sacred Sanskrit mantras one can recite. It is said that this mantra has amazing healing and transcendence powers. It encourages you to move towards your liberation and spiritual awakening.
- Nam Myoho Renge Kyo – This Buddhist mantra says, “I pledge my devotion to the mystic law of the Lotus Sutra”. This mantra describes the very essence of Buddhism that we all have the potential and the ability to overcome any problems or difficult situations by transforming ourselves into our higher selves (our Buddha versions, basically).
Is There a Best Time to Practice Affirmations and Mantra Chanting?
Yes, there is! We live in different states of consciousness depending on who we are, what we are going through in our lives, or simply depending on what time of the day it is. Science explains these states based on our brain wave frequencies. When you are wide awake your brain waves are operating on the beta or alpha frequencies. But as you drift towards sleep or just before you wake up properly there’s a twilight stage when your mind is active but your body is in a state of sleep. This stage is called the theta stage and it’s ideal for using affirmations.
During this stage, you have direct access to your subconscious mind since your conscious mind is still not working at its full potential. Using this time for practicing your daily affirmations reaps miraculous results. It helps you manifest your intentions faster. So, practicing affirmations first thing in the morning as soon as you open your eyes is considered the best. Similarly, you can recite or listen to affirmations in the night when you are drifting off to sleep.
As far as mantra chanting goes, it depends on the mantra really – what kind of mantra it is and how it works for your system. Some mantras are for raising your consciousness by activating one or more chakras, while some are just for setting the right kind of ambiance. Anyway, it’s ideal to chant mantras in the morning or during the sunset. If you practice some kind of a meditation technique or you practice yoga, it’s recommended to chant mantras after completing all your practices (unless you’re told otherwise). It is also said to recite mantras 108 times since this number has a strong existential basis to it.
In the end, we can conclude that speaking something repeatedly (whether in the form of a mantra or an affirmation or simply speaking about something every now and then) helps you believe that it’s possible. Initially, even if you are saying something with a weak intention, repeating it, again and again, will make you believe it for real (again, thanks to your subconscious mind) and that helps you manifest it as a part of your reality. So, SPEAKING is a TOOL that can be utilized to set the right kind of intentions. Or you can simply say that it helps you believe in your dreams with greater intensity. Keep a check on your thought patterns and raise your vibrations by using affirmations or mantra chanting to live a life of harmony, balance, abundance, and purpose.