The power of mantras

The power of mantras

Mantras are a powerful tool to raise your vibration. I use them on a daily basis to connect with myself and surrender to the higher.

The beauty of Sanskrit mantras

I personally like to chant Sanskrit mantras. The beauty of Sanskrit mantras is, that the meaning and the vibration of words are interconnected. This means that by for example repeating the mantra “om namah shivaya”, which can be roughly translated with “my salutations to Shiva, the auspicious and gracious one” or “I bow to Shiva”, we do not only salute Shiva with words but also (and more importantly) create a vibration that holds the energy of Shiva.

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The importance of a morning routine

The importance of a morning routine

I just flicked through my five-minute journal where I listed every morning three things I am grateful for. And I noticed that over the last weeks I almost every (!) morning wrote that I’m grateful for my morning routine. So I thought it might be worth to write a blog post about it.

I love my morning routine because it wakes me up in a very gentle way and leaves me energised and fresh for the day. It is the time of the day that is reserved for myself. For checking in. Nourishing myself. Centering myself. And probably the best thing about it is, that it rescues me from completely crashing the ground on a bad hair day.

So what is the secret of a good morning routine?

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Our deepest fear

Our deepest fear

By Marianne Williamson

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. 
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. 
It is our light, not our darkness
That most frightens us. 

We ask ourselves
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? 
You are a child of God. 

Your playing small 
Does not serve the world. 
There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking 
So that other people won’t feel insecure around you.

We are all meant to shine, 
As children do. 
We were born to make manifest 
The glory of God that is within us. 

It’s not just in some of us; 
It’s in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine, 
We unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. 
As we’re liberated from our own fear, 
Our presence automatically liberates others.

Moving outside the tangle of fear-thinking

Moving outside the tangle of fear-thinking

“Emotions such as anger, depression, fear and hatred are like arrows that point to patterns and belief systems that can be transformed.”

Nanditha

Our deepest fear

When I started to turn my attention inward and began to study my thoughts, patterns and belief systems I realised that I am afraid of my own light and power. And I discovered the uncountable tools and mechanisms that I have – unconsciously – established in order to make sure that I keep myself small. Marianne Williamson puts in her poem “our deepest fear” so beautifully into words what I discovered.

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A new Beginning

A new Beginning

Now is now. A fresh moment full of potential to become what my heart and soul are longing for.

Nanditha

How my depressive episodes influence my relationship

Yesterday I had to realise how deeply my depressive episodes influence my relationship. My boyfriend told me how it feels to be around me when I am in a depressive episode and it broke my heart. He sees me disappearing into the dark cloud and what stays behind is a version of me where no life force resides. This version is cold, distant, quickly angry and dominant.

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