When healing the skin, I like to take a holistic approach. Implying that one cannot treat the skin as a separate entity from the entire body. The skin performs many functions, which can affect or be influenced by our physical body, mind and spirit. Because of this, It has been my goal to make every beauty routine a healing experience.
One of my favourite and easiest ways to transform a skin care routine into a healing experience is adding am affirmation or Mantra to my daily routine.
Some keep mantras & affirmation in the same category but there are differences between them.
What is an Affirmation?
Affirmations were developed mainly by psychologists to help their patients to feel better, mainly believed to be developed by French psychotherapist Emile Coue.
An affirmation is a positive statement that is generally used to uplift your spirit, and usually, they are built targeting a certain area of life, where you are struggling.
For example, if you are facing financial challenges in life, then you can use – “I am wealthy” or “I am rich”, anything that negates that negative belief of suffering.
Similarly, if you are suffering from depression, you can probably use sentences like, “I am joyful all the time”, “I am happy and blissful”, etc.
What is a Mantra?
Mantra is a tool of the mind. Man means Mind in Sanskrit and Tra means Tool. In ancient India, the sages of that time held the mind responsible for everything that we are, and we are not.
A mantra is a letter, word, sound, or phrase which may be used in meditation and repeated continually as you breathe in or out. The best known mantra is “Om.”
Mantras work on the energy system of your body Mantras help move the energy within us to achieve a certain goal. Behind each mantra, there is an intention, you are invoking a certain energy every time you repeat that mantra. For example, OM sound is used to activate the “Third Eye” chakra.
Choosing your Affirmation or Mantra
Choosing an affirmation or Mantra to repeat or chant during your skin care routine can be very healing.
I personally choose to add my affirmation or Mantra while I massage my favourite serum or oil onto my skin. I chose to massage with a Guasha, Jade roller or acupressure wand to increase the healing vibrations, but you can use your hands and fingers if you don't have these tools at home.
It is believed that saying or Chanting your desired Affirmation or Mudra a minimum of 3x helps the message sink into the subconscious.
Here are a few of my favourite Mantras, Affirmations and Crystal pairings:
"I am powerful"
"I Trust Myself"
Chant: "RAM "
These help with the Solar Plexus Chakra. They can be used when you are experiencing feelings of fear and self doubt.
"I am safe and secure"
"I am connected to the earth"
Use when you feel “jittery” or feeling hopeless to help heal the root Chakra
"I am loved"
"I forgive myself"
Use when you are, feeling disconnected, or if you indulge in negative self talk to heal your heart chakra.
Keep in mind that everyone's healing experience is different. Choose the affirmation, Mantra and Crystal that resonates the most with you.
Leave in the comments your favourite Affirmation or Mantra!
When we realign, our true beauty shines!