Today’s decluttering blog addresses clearing mental clutter with mantras.

Do you know what a mantra is and how you can use it every day? How can using a mantra support you in clearing clutter? Would you like to reduce stress and/or depression?  Learn how mantras can support you in clearing clutter.

Today’s clutter-free living blog was inspired because I read a book and started to use mantras.  Everything is energy and I have had sound healings before and am amazed.  Meditating learned a mantra and it has been the most effective meditating I have ever done.

What is a mantra?

Here’s a definition from Wikipedia” A “mantra” is a sacred utterance, a numinous sound, a syllable, word or phonemes, or a group of words in Sanskrit believed by practitioners to have psychological and spiritual powers.

I first learned a mantra when I learned Transcendental Meditation, I was given a specific mantra that I would chant over and over in my mind. It is not connected to a meaning or an idea and my understanding are to not help get you distracted.

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The benefits of mantras

Mantras improve and optimize all bodily systems so that they can function as they’re meant to function.

Mantra meditation (or transcendental meditation), is one of the most effective ways of decreasing stress while making us smarter and more creative.

You can be in a high-demand fight or flight moment and simultaneously have access to a healing and creative solution-making power.

When the oneness of life, our hearts and opens our capacity for compassion.

The hypothalamus regulates communication between the nervous system and the endocrine system. Serotonin and dopamine, have a huge uplifting impact on our moods.

There are lots more benefits, but these are a few.




is said to be the first sound heard at the creation of the universe. When each syllable is pronounced fully, you should feel the energy of the sound lifting from your pelvic floor all the way up through the crown of your head. The droning sound of the Om is said to unblock the throat chakra, which can lead to more attuned communication with others.

*Sat is extended eight times longer than Nam.


Truth is my name.

Used in the Kundalini Yoga practice, Sat Nam can be a way to find your intuition.

  1. “El Shaddai”: Hebrew, meaning “God Almighty”
  2. “Ham-Sah”, “So Ham” (often pronounced “So Hum”): Sanskrit, meaning “I am THAT”. It is suggested to use “So” on inhale, “Ham” on exhale.
  3. “Om Namah Shivaya”: Hindu, meaning “I bow to Shiva”
  4. “Om brah-zee nah mah hah”   attracts good fortune and abundance.

Pronunciation: Oong namo | Gurudav namo |

I bow to the creative energy of the infinite.
I bow to the Divine channel of wisdom.

This Gurmukhi mantra opens the communication channel between the student and the Divine teacher.


Shanti Mantra, a chant for peace

Pronunciation: sarvesham svastir bhavatu | sarvesham shantir bhavatu | sarvesham purnam bhavatu | sarvesham mangalam bhavatu ||


May there be well-being for all,
May there be peace for all.
May there be wholeness for all,
May there be happiness for all.
Translation by Zoë Slatoff-Ponté

Word Mantras

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“Handshake your fear”

Befriend your fear.  You give your fear your intention and don’t ignore it nor give it more power.  Becoming neutral about your fear can help you act with confidence. These words can also help you to see that you’re more than your fear and helps you act from confidence rather than fear.

“Cross that bridge when you come to it”

My dad likes to say don’t borrow trouble by worrying.  Worrying is in the future and I’ve found many times what I worry about never happens. I try and remind myself that when something does happen, I can deal with it.

Just in the moment of now, I am safe, Just in the moment of now. I use this when I have anxiety attacks.

How often?

What feels right to you? I used to meditate every day and need to get back into that.

Do you have a mantra? Would you like to try a mantra?

Take Actions from Today’s declutter your life blog:

  • What area in your life would you like to find a mantra for? Abundance, relationship, stress reduction, wellness?
  • Research different traditions and play around.  What feels good? Pick one and start using!
  • Record what’s going on in your lie to see if you notice a difference.
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