W4L3: Invocation & Mantra

Overview & Purpose

Understanding the value and our use of invocation and mantra

Prayer: For The Love Of All That Is Holy

It would seem that most folks believe that prayer is the act of pleading with God in that ‘he’ might bend to their will, whim or desire, as it suits them at the moment. Their prayers often include seeking miraculous manifestations, hoping to be showered in abundance, being relieved of suffering and burdens, or seeking to enter a state of peace and ease without doing the actual internal work required to complete divine transactions.

If you’ve caught yourself in this mode of prayer, congratulations, you are human. If we want to live an extraordinary authentic life, be free to be who we are, move out of 3D, arrive at a 4D and 5D experience and awareness, we need to realize something straightforward. We are here to grow, stretch, break, heal, evolve, grieve, heal some more, and have the best time of it as we rock and roll our way deeper into our connection to self and All that is. 

As a bonus, we liberate the habitual conditional framing we put around our experiences, others, and situations, local and global, past and future. We start to see truly, know, love, and trust everyone to be who they are.

We are here to serve, not be served.

We are here to save ourselves, not be protected by something external to ourselves.

We are here to share our gifts and to make a meaningful difference.

We are here to get it right, not be correct.

OITEW Invocation Prayer

Why Protection?

What separates someone who ‘dabbles’ from a dedicated practitioner of spiritual arts? The answer is understanding the need for and the use of psychic protection. We should not take for granted that we are always naturally protected by our loving or spiritual disposition. We should always use psychic protection from unbalanced energies from a place of non-judgment, no conditions and a mindset of non-duality.

I use invocation prayer as a psychic protection practice in sessions, group coaching calls, personal inquiry and devotion. I’ve been doing invocation prayer for each of you, and now it’s time for you to start doing your invocation prayer.

What is an Invocation Prayer?

There are several reasons why you should consider using an invocation prayer. First, I insist you do a petition for protection, for intuitive guidance, comfort, inspiration, sacred observation, and of course, to receive blessings from a high spiritual presence, i.e. Kannon.

An invocation prayer can bring a sense of a deepened connection to self, to your intention, comfort and, significantly, protection. You are welcome to use mine or create your own or use someone else’s. Please note that I can’t guarantee the energetic strength and validity of someone else’s invocation prayer. Use whatever you resonate with but please start using an invocation prayer.


OITEW Kannon Invocation

Great Cosmic Mother

Who swiftly comes when called upon

Who hears the cries of the world

Who holds the gates of heaven open

for all to enter

Who tirelessly offers mercy, patience, hope,

love and compassion

Who fiercely protects

Bestow upon me your great wisdom

Through your heart, guide me to have trust and faith to understand humanity

and to brighten my light

so that I may make a difference

So Be It.

It is Done

(by L. A. King)

When Do You Activate The Kannon Invocation?

Whether you are doing Self-Connection Meditation Connection Practice or a Dyad Connection session, sing (preferred) or say your invocation out loud:

  • Solo Work:After your Self-Connection Meditation Practice
    • Try the Kannon Invocation today, then do the worksheet to explore your experience!
  • Dyad Work:After you have opened the virtual temple
    • Before you share your Soul Gift Declaration with your Dyad partner
    • Before you proceed with your Dyad exercise

Pro Tips:

  • Liberate your authenticity and sing!
    • I highly recommend that you both uninhibitedly and simultaneously sing the invocation to deepen your connection to each other and Kannon.
    • Singing from your heart is a form of prayer.

From the inception of Open Inward, Kannon made her presence and her desire to assist us known while on this fantastic journey home, connecting to our authenticity.

We honour Kannon by using this invocation.

Please use this effective invocation for all your Self-Connection and Dyad sessions.

When working with a ‘real client,’ recite the invocation prayer silently.

This invocation is a petition for protection, guidance, comfort, inspiration, sacred observation, and of course, to receive blessings from a high spiritual presence for not only yourself but without conditions also your client.

Kannon Mantra

Hail to the jewel in the lotus

Om Mani Padme Om

This mantra is the most famous transformational chant in the world. It translates to “Hail to the jewel in the lotus.” It is the mantra of the Buddha of Compassion, also known as Goddess Kannon.

Why is the Lotus Flower so Particular?

The lotus flower is one of the most ancient and profound symbols of our planet. It grows in muddy water and rises above the surface to bloom with remarkable beauty. Untouched by any impurity, the lotus symbolizes purity of heart and mind. The lotus flower represents long life, health, honour, and good luck.

The Spiritual Meaning of the Lotus

Known as the Padma, or the ‘Sacred Lotus,’ it symbolizes divine beauty and purity. Primarily associated with the gods Vishnu, Brahma and Lakshmi, the flower’s opening petals represent spiritual awakening and the soul’s expansion.

What does Om Mani Padme Om mean?

As an ancient Sanskrit Buddhist mantra, its essence is powerful and pure. I use this mantra myself. Because I’ve used it so often in my practice, I hear my subconscious mind quietly chanting it.

Try chanting or singing the Kannon Mantra today, then do the worksheet to explore your experience!

  • 108 times as the short versions
  • Start with a Self-Connection Meditation Practice and flow into chanting
  • Dusk or dawn are the ideal window of time for this practice
  • One hundred eight times is the recommended minimum (short form)
  • If you have a mala set handy, you can glide your thumb and index fingers over the 108 beads, one at a time, for each recitation of the mantra 
  • Chanting the short form takes about 6-10 minutes.

You could create a reminder to do your chanting with Post-it Notes or wear an Om Mani Padme Om bracelet. Traditionally, Buddhists use prayer wheels, prayer flags, and bracelets.

Why and When recite this mantra?

I invite you to recite, tone, or sing this mantra repeatedly in meditation, in your Open Inward Self-Connection Meditation Practice, while folding the laundry or doing dishes, before falling asleep at night, and so on.

Reciting this mantra nurtures your self-connection and awareness of life’s meaning as it relates to you, which is the ultimate goal of finding deep and lasting happiness.

Feel and notice if you sense any physical, emotional, mental or spiritual sensations

See if you notice a difference in your state of mind.

What does Om Mani Padme Hum do?

“Thus the six syllables, om mani padme hum, mean that in dependence on the practice of a path which is an indivisible union of method and wisdom, you can transform your impure body, speech, and mind into the pure exalted body, speech, and mind of a Buddha…”

The Tibetan Buddhists say that the entire teachings of the Buddha are held vibrationally in this mantra. I love this: To know the phrase is to know enlightenment.

To me, it is a great vessel holding the understanding of the true nature of suffering and how to clear it at the level of cause.

6 Sanskrit Syllables

When we chant this mantra, our body-mind opposes the internal forces causing suffering.

Om (ohm) – Om is the universe’s sound or “vibration.” This sound is the most important of all, but in the context of chanting and mantras, it intends to destroy attachments to ego and establish generosity.

  • Ma (mah) – Removes the attachment to jealousy and establishes pure ethics.
  • Ni (nee) – Removes the attachment to desire and establishes tolerance and patience.
  • Pad (pahd) – Removes the attachment to prejudice and establishes perseverance.
  • Me (meh) – Removes the attachment to possessiveness and establishes concentration.
  • Hum (hum) – Removes the attachment to hatred and establishes wisdom.

Sung versions:

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