Making A Decision
Many of us are paralyzed when we have to make a decision. We feel physical symptoms – we get queasy stomachs, headaches, chills, sweats, and more. Many of us freeze and find ourselves incapable of making a decision because we are terrified of making a mistake, of making a choice that will prove devastating. When you are all tied up in knots and nearly shaking from fear of a less than perfect choice it is nearly impossible to make a decision (much less manifest anything except more fear).
Frank Herbert, the author of the book Dune recognized fear with the Bene Gesserit mantra against it. “I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.” Now, Frank knew something about fear. He had served in the SeeBees and in WWII as a photographer.
The whole point of the Litany above is to help someone maintain through fear. It gives them something to hold on to emotionally, something to find strength in and build strength on. Exactly what a mantra is supposed to do. It allows the individual to have a little more control over themselves. By repeating the mantra and focusing on the words it helps you get back in control of your emotions.
What’s this got to do with manifestation? One step to manifestation is a mantra. Mr. Herbert wrote a great one and many people use it today. It helps them overcome their fear and be able to make decisions from a position of clarity and strength. Not only does it help them to make a better decision because it helps to lower the veil of fear, it helps them through the fear itself.
The great thing about a mantra is that you can make them up for yourself. You can develop them for all sorts of things. I have a friend who gets terrified when she is driving. When the fear starts up she says she starts singing “Build Me Up Buttercup” (the song from the ’60’s) as loud as she can and it helps her to push the panic back down and be able stay in control.
What’s your mantra? Do you have one? Feel like sharing? A mantra is a step to manifestation. If nothing else, a mantra or litany will give you a focus and help through tough times while you are working to manifest a more positive future.