Yesterday at a cafe I overheard a sad and astonishing conversation. Two women about the same age were talking nearby me in line. The first said, “Yep, I turn 33 tomorrow. And hey, it’s ALL downhill from here, right?
"I mean, I’ll just never be this young or in shape again. Everything will just get harder and harder. Get ready. Fewer and fewer opportunities for love, for work, for adventure, for ANYTHING are just around the bend," she said.
Her friend nodded somberly in agreement, her blonde ponytail bobbing. “Just so true! “ she said, her brow furrowed with concern. “The game will pretty much be over in a couple more years. Better enjoy it while we got it!”
I couldn’t help but surreptitiously scan both of their faces for traces of irony or humor. But oh my god, no, I couldn’t believe it. They honestly weren’t joking!
I mean, they were just SO completely wrong in so many different ways. They had just taken a mega-dose all the toxic thoughts of scarcity, fear and loss that are embedded in this culture, especially for women.
Because the truth is that our reality is deeply informed by how we see it, and by the limiting thoughts habitually formed in our minds. Think your life is over at 35 and you can indeed build a wall of constriction and fear that is a self-fulfilling prophecy.
But believe that you’re barely getting started (I tell myself that every day) and the Divine can bring miracles beyond anything the ego can imagine. THAT becomes your daily reality instead.
So here’s some mantras of Divine intercession on a whole slew of topics. These reliably elicit magic, expansion, and possibility when done with a sincere heart or even partially open mind. These go far beyond affirmations; they truly invoke the highest divine potential. They bypass the conditioning and repetitive constraints of the ego.
I recommend doing whichever ones you need for at least twenty-one days to help the mind recalibrate. Even if you are skeptical, why not try any of them as an experiment?
These and many, many more are in my book Outrageous Openness: Letting the Divine Take the Lead.
1. When you need to find work:
Dear Divine, you know all my talents and abilities, even ones that are hidden from me. You know my financial needs as well. I now call you into my work life, knowing that the right work and career is already selected. I’ll be shown the right actions to take at the right time.
2. To be open to love and relationships:
The perfect partner is already selected. He or she is arriving in the right way at the right time. I am so grateful to receive him or her.
3. When you're beating yourself up:
Change me Divine Beloved into one who knows my own value and worthiness. Let me see myself as you see me.
4. When something isn’t happening as fast as your mind thinks it should:
My life is unfolding in Divine timing. All delays are beneficial. I’m always at the right place at the right time.
5. When you’re giving a lot and don’t feel worthy of receiving from others:
Change me Divine Beloved into one who can easily receive. Let me feel deserving of the help and love of others. Inundate me with a sense of worthiness.
6. When you’re stressed about travel:
Let every aspect of this trip unfold in harmony. May Divine order arrange and handle every detail . The right flights, lodging, and all else are already selected and I’ll be guided easily. I’ll follow the leads as they are shown.
7. When you know you wish to be of service:
Wherever I can be a force of love, please guide me. Take me wherever you wish me to go. Let me do your bidding.
8. When you're struggling with a relationship:
This entire union now belongs to the Divine. It’s in your hands completely and I’m open to a miracle of completion. All unfolds in the perfect way for the good of all. I needn’t fear letting go; my needs are always abundantly met.
9. When you're deciding whether to go somewhere or do something:
Please show me if You wish me to go. If you do, please bring a sign, and a miracle that shows Your Divine Will in this matter and gives clear direction. And if for some reason I’m about to head the wrong way, please STOP me!
10. When you're dealing with creative blocks:
I ask that if I can be service and this be Your will, then the perfect chances to pulverize these blocks will come once and for all.
11. When you're struggling to find anything from the right home to the right parking spot:
I am now being guided to the right home (or parking spot) at the right time. It’s already handled and the proper steps will be shown.
12. When you're unclear about what’s next:
My perfect new path is already selected and will arrive at the right time. I’ll be shown the steps to receive it.
13. When you have fears of aging or loss:
I am one with the unlimited Divine, beyond all seeming restrictions of age. My whole being is filled with joy, energy and beauty, and is a vessel for the Universal Shakti. I reside in oneness with this Divine joy.
14: When you’re completely overwhelmed by ANYTHING at all:
Divine beloved, Change me into one who knows how the HELL to do this! Open me to all your help and assistance, work through me, oh Great Spirit. Let me be a calm, tranquil vessel for your love.
You can see how versions of these mantras can be adapted for an infinite number of topics and repeated over time. They open the way for the unimpeded Divine to enter with a plan far beyond the manipulations and machinations of the ego.
You open to every form of possibility, expansion and delight.
And to those two lovely, women who were in line with me as I waited for my tea, well ... I’m putting out a special prayer that somehow, some way, you end up finding these truths out for yourselves too, and maybe even come across this article!
You never know!