2013 was the most challenging, amazing, expansive year of my life.
I moved across the country.
I stopped listening for a while.
I ended a relationship with a man I adored.
I turned 30.
I learned the hard way.
My heart cracked open.
I cried A LOT.
I fell in love with the ocean.
I came home.
I let go.
I got smacked in the vagina by a Shaman.
I put myself out there.
I was fully received.
I said “yes” to a lot of scary stuff.
I asked for a lot of help.
I started this group.
I had this idea.
All of it was magic.
Here are some prayers, mantras and invocations that got me through.
Because I read and journaled so much, I did my best to cite the sources, but I definitely lost track of a bunch. I also wrote some of these myself, but in a few cases couldn’t remember if I wrote them or found them somewhere, so if you spot something I haven’t attributed appropriately, please let me know in the comments. I do prefer to give credit where it’s due.
Also I believe in God, angels, and spirit guides. What you believe in or call your deities is none of my business. Feel free to swap out mine for the ones you prefer. You are always welcome here and respected here either way.
This is perhaps the most beautiful and I forget where I found it. Sigh.
Guide my footsteps and give me the strength to trust the foot sones will rise up to meet me even when I am unable to see beyond my own light. Send in the ones that I am meant to help and those that are meant to serve as help and guide for me. Help me to continually gather myself up in my arms which are help within yours each time I break. Knowing fully that as I do so I am letting go and surrendering that which no longer serves me. Lighten the hearts and bring joy to those that suffer and speak as loudly as is necessary so they too can listen and answer the call.
Fill me to overflowing with your grace, love and joy, and expand this little container so that I can be a vessel from which all that is good flows out in a never ending abundance. With deepest gratitude for the grace and love that is always within me.”
“I realize I am one with the infinite intelligence of my subconscious mind, which knows no obstacle, difficulty or delay. I live in the joyous expectancy of the best. My deeper mind responds to my thoughts. I know that the work of the infinite power of subconscious cannot be hindered. Infinite intelligence always finishes whatever it begins successfully. Creative wisdom works through me, bringing all my plans and purposes to completion. Whatever I start, I bring to a successful conclusion. My aim in life is to give wonderful service, and all those whom I contact are blessed by what I have to offer. All my work comes to full fruition in divine order.” - The Power of the Subconscious Mind by Joseph Murphy
“Holy Mother, Father, God,
Allow me to open my heart to receive all the love available to me this day. Help me relax my fears and let go of my resistance to receiving your most loving and generous blessings. Help me calm and quiet my ego so that my spirit can soar and brighten the world with the full expression of my heart and the gifts I possess.
In gratitude, with all my love.
Amen, and so it is.” - Ask Your Guides by Sonia Choquette
“God spare me from the desire for love, approval and appreciation.” – I Need Your Love, Is That True? Byron Katie
“Help me to detach, to let go and receive the highest outcome. My source, my God, do your thing. I trust in divine resolution.”
“I honor myself, my soul and my imminent calling. I open my eyes, my heart and my senses to the dive to guide me toward the right choices.”
“Dear God, everything I am, everything I have is yours. You are the source, I am the vessel. This body is yours, too, so I offer it up in use for highest good.”
“Use me, whatever I have to give, for the highest good. Just let me be helpful and contribute my all.”
“Open my eyes, ears and heart to the wisdom of your guidance.”
“I open myself to you, dear soul, my beloved higher self. Come in. Be with me. Guide me with your love and wisdom. I am scared and this hurts, but I want to trust you. Deepen my faith. Show me the way. I know you hear me. I know you see the changes and choices that need to be made more clearly than I can. I know you’re saying, ‘Are you gonna do this? or am I?’ I’d like to do it together. I know you have my, our, best interests at heart. I know I need to let go. Please stay with me. I can’t do it alone. Thank you. I love you. We are one.”
“I am available for anything that wants to happen in this moment, including that which is beyond imagining.” – P. Lowe
The next several I’m pretty sure are all from Outrageous Openness by Tosha Silver…if you love them, just get the book. The entire thing is spiritual gold.
“If you wish [insert thing you need help with], I cannot do this on my own. You know my limits. But the perfect route is already selected, so if this is your will, fling open the doors. If this is meant to be, please bring the right help.”
“Today the Divine will show me the way. I’m open to all messages, signs and omens. I’ll move as if there’s a force of love waiting to aid me in every area of my life, big or small.”
“Divine guides, please show me some signs that [insert choice] is the way to go. I trust you to lead me toward [whatever it is that you desire]. Thank you so much. I love you.”
“Let me release my karma with [insert money problem/issue/block] by forgiving [insert any person/thing/experience] and myself. Free me from anger and resentment. You alone are my complete source for abundance. My finances are wrapped in divine order.”
“Please show me your Divine will in this matter and send a clear sign that gives the proper direction. And if for some reason I’m about to head the wrong way, please, please, stop me.”
“My life is unfolding in Divine timing. All delays are beneficial. I’m always at the right place at the right time.”
“I forgive myself for judging and resenting. I release myself from all of my judgements and resentments, as well as from all negative perceptions. With my breath I share my spirit with all and return to peace and balance.”
“Allow me the strength and wisdom to be my own mistress, not defined by the expectations of others”
“Change me Divine Beloved into one who can relax, trust the process and even enjoy myself as you birth the new way. Let me fully trust where I am being led. The right outcomes are already selected and I am being lovingly shown the steps as they come. I am yours. You are mine. We are all one. All is well.”
“Please show me if you wish me to [insert thing you question] and if you do please bring a sign and a miracle.”
“This entire relationship now belongs to Divine Order. it is in God’s hands and I am open to a miracle of completion. The situation now unfolds in a perfect way for the good of all. I neend’t fear letting go; my needs are always met.”
“I’m now available to receive anyone who can benefit from my teaching. Let all who need me find me. Let me help relieve suffering. The Divine is my complete source for all prosperity and will provide.”
These last two were added in the comments on my original post:
“Divine Mother of All there is, whose essence Lies within us all and in all things. Please fill this place with your sacred light and presence. Please protect me and heal me. Please bring me to wholeness and wisdom. Make this a day of fresh starts, new beginnings. Melt all obstacles in my path–gently, gracefully, lovingly. Reconnect me to my highest self. Awaken me to what I need to know next. Let my higher self select and connect with the divine energy that is right for me, right now. May I be uplifted and empowered by your Love. So be it and so it is.” – Laurie Sue Brockway, from Discovering the Goddess
Thank you for this day.
I surrender to you all of my thoughts, my feelings, my ideas and perceptions that they may be healed.
I surrender to you all of my judgements that they may be transformed and transmuted back into pure light.
I surrender to you all of my relationships that they may be turned from special relationships into holy relationships.
I surrender to you my past, my present and my future.
I surrender to you all of my work, all my creativity, all my wealth and all of my debts.
I surrender to You everything that I am, that I may be used as a vessel for Your will.
Shine Your love and Your light into me more deeply and profoundly than ever, then back out into the world through everything I do, everything I think, everything I say and feel.
Take me by the hand dear God and lead me to heaven on earth.
Show me where to go, show me what to do, tell me what to say and to whom.
I’ll be listening for your voice first, I will be listening for your voice only.
I am thankful for the eternal love that you have promised and remember that I have always been and forever shall be your perfect and precious child,
wholly loving, wholly lovable and wholly magnificent. Forever and forever.
I will invoke Thee in all of my decisions today, and
from the beginning of time to the end of time and back to the beginning, I consciously choose to fulfil my part in Your plan.
And so it is.
And so it is.
And so it is.
I’m pretty sure I wrote this in my journal because there weren’t quotes around it, but I’m not 100% sure –>
Mantras to me are like ideas that we can use to guide our imagination…to take us from where we are in our current state of fear/limitation to joyous curiosity with “what if?” or simply amplify an already loving or high vibration state.
I also teach clients to use mantras to redirect their thoughts. They’re great pattern interruptors for shitty thought cycles. So for example if you catch yourself in the middle of negative self-talk – stop – choose a mantra – and breathe as your repeat the mantra to yourself or out loud as many times as necessary to redirect your thoughts, the way your body feels, and your joy levels.
I trust myself, the path is mine. I trust myself, I’m taking steps forward. – Chela Davison
I create my own reality.
I release. I trust. – Ashley Turner
I expand in uncertainty.
I amplify in stillness.
God is my source. I am safe.
It is safe to love and be loved.
The whole world is conspiring to shower me with blessings. – Rob Bresny
I am here.
I am worthy of limitless joy, love, and fulfillment of my deepest desires.
I can do this.
I want to be open.
I let my body lead me.
I own the fire in my belly.
Let it be easy.
Focus on service.
Everyday it gets easier to receive pleasure, love and abundance.
I honor myself.
I’m bringing meaningful relationships into my life.
Creativity, kindness, love, beauty, expansion, abundance, receptivity – The Power of Intention by Wayne Dyer
Everything supports me without my effort.
Everything I need is inside of me.
I know the answers.
I grow in love.
I lean into wild success.
I am worthy of wild success.
I now receive good graciously into my life.
What are your go-to prayers, mantras or invocations? Please share them in the comments OR let us know your favorite from this post!
Liz DiAlto is a women’s body & soul coach, speaker, and writer. She is the founder of the Soul Movement Salon, a thriving private Facebook community where women come together to have transparent conversations about all things body, mind and soul and the forthcoming movement experience The 2xONE Method. Connect with her via Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and her website.