• Erin Fedeson

A Matter of Mantra: Special Edition 02: Closing a Chapter

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If you have been following "A Matter of Mantra" series, you may realize that it is that time again when I have reached a close to a chapter in my mantra writing.


For first time visitors, "A Matter of Mantra" is a blog series I created where I share the mantras I use in my daily life, how they came to me, and how they help me. My special edition posts are when I share the feeling that I have embraced a new mantra into my life.


The truth is, repeating a mantra is a way to ingrain a belief into one's mind. Repeating enough times will make the mantra into a belief and that belief into a reality. Making the mantra a reality means that the mantra has been embraced.


After a long journey, I have finally decided to close the chapter of writing this mantra in my daily writing: "I spend mindfully."


So, how do I know it is time to embrace the mantra? First clue could be the crimping in my hand. I've invested many lines of writing 'I spend mindfully.' Three words written five times each day is 15 words a day. However, those words only touch upon the surface of what I grappled with and finally subdued in my subconscious about money.


For those who read my "Matter of Mantra" series so far, they've come upon several mantras related to money. I possessed a fear of money, the sacrifices it entails, and the fear of not having enough. Working with Charlotte Kaye in my sessions with her and writing my mantras had me re-elevate what I used my money for and how I used it.


With my favorite past time being writing, the expense may only be a journal and pens or time invested on the computer hooked up to a reliable internet. Times I went out to buy things centered on food, gifts for special occasions for others, and mundane expenses of gas and services. I consider myself a limited spender. If I do splurge say a graphic T-shirt, I only treat myself once in a great while. I have no fear of money because I spend mindfully.


When I close the chapter of including a mantra in my daily writing, what happens?


The mantra does not disappear. It is already part of your beliefs and your reality. This can either mean focusing on other mantras or deciding on what new mantra to embrace.


I am still deciding which way I would swing, but that is part of the fun of mantras. They can be whatever you want it to be. If I make a new one, I'm certain you'll see it down the line.

 

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