Understanding the value and our use of invocation and mantra
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.
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.
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.
(by L. A. King)
Whether you are doing Self-Connection Meditation Connection Practice or a Dyad Connection session, sing (preferred) or say your invocation out loud:
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.
Hail to the jewel in the lotus
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.