With a new month comes new goal-setting and meditation practice. Personally, I like to set new mantras to repeat, starting at the beginning of the month. Sometimes they change in the middle of the month based on my needs, but I like to start with a list of some to choose from.
Meditation has become a huge part of my life since quarantine and even before then it was a weekly practice. I’ve recently found myself repeating mantras while setting up the fire in our woodstove as it’s something that takes patience and quietness.
It’s taught me patience, as you have to open the door slowly to avoid the smoke from fuming out the door. Once I’ve got the logs on, I have to listen to the crackling from behind a closed door to know how many of the logs have caught fire.
Very interesting, I know. But this quiet time in the morning can be meditative in a way.
Now that you’ve got your daily dose of farmhouse winter living, let’s get into the 12 mantras I’ll be using in the month of December! I think we can all use more of #5 in our lives…
- My potential is infinite.
- I have control in my life and feel empowered.
- My manifestations are near to me.
- I have love and respect for myself.
- This will be the best month of 2020 yet!
- I am able.
- If I can visualize it, I can actualize it.
- My routines ground me.
- My family
- I welcome new opportunities.
- I am living in the present.
- I am becoming the best version of myself.
I love sharing my mantras with you just as I enjoy finding inspiration online. I’ll often find a post about a new mantra and I’ll adopt it for the day, or week! It’s important that while you repeat your mantra you are able to dedicate your focus to it. Whether it be silent or verbal meditation, these phrases can be soothing and reassuring.
I recently gained a newfound interest in malas necklaces which are useful for meditation with mantras. Each necklace has a set of beads going around it with one ‘guru’ bead in the center. The idea is that you repeat your mantra while spinning each bead until you get from one side of the guru bead to the other.
I enjoy repeating hopeful mantras on a regular basis and in times of doubt it’s nice to repeat the reassuring ones. When in doubt, turn to self-love and be open to the love you receive from others. I can’t wait to share more about how December treats me, especially once my courses end! Keep your eyes peeled for new recipes and winter shenanigans!