Intuition, Yogic Path

Use This Powerful Mantra To Awaken Your Intuitive Wisdom

Posted June 23, 2019 • Read Time: 4 minutes

“The mind is above time and space. If you decide not to complain, it will immediately compensate you with intuition.”

– Yogi Bhajan, Kundalini yoga teacher and author

How many times have we all been there – in the middle of a sh*tstorm, feeling stuck or overwhelmed, unsure of what to do, afraid to make the wrong decision, or torn between two options?

While these moments aren’t fun or enjoyable, they can definitely offer us opportunities for growth and expansion if we can see beyond the momentary pain and discomfort.

Instead of digging ourselves into the hole deeper by wallowing in our predicament, or allowing ourselves to be immobilized by fear, anxiety, doubt, dread or any other low-frequency emotion, we can use this challenging moment as an opportunity to tune into the intuitive wisdom inside us.

The intuitive voice within is real.

It’s an inherent superpower we’ve all been gifted with, we’ve just forgotten how to use it.

Intuition is like a muscle, if we work with it and use it regularly it will strengthen over time.

By consistently using a powerful mantra known as the Adi Mantra we can work out our intuitive muscle.

The sound currents of this mantra have the potential to shift your state of consciousness and help you unlock your inner wisdom, intuitive knowing, and creative inspiration.

It’s short and simple, which makes it easy to remember:

Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo


Adi Mantra Meaning:

Ong: Infinite Intelligence + Creative Wisdom (Universal Vital Force Energy)

Namo: to bow or to call upon with an open heart and willing mind

Guru: wisdom, source of transformative knowledge, teacher

Gu • ru: broken into two parts, gu = darkness, unconsciousness, ru = light, consciousness

Guru dev: the Divine teacher within, inner knowing, insight, your higher self

What is a mantra?

Mantra is two words: Man and tra.

Man means mind.

Tra means the heat of life.

Ra means sun.

So, mantra is a powerful combination of words which, if recited, takes the vibratory effect of each of your molecules into the Infinity of the Cosmos. That is called ‘Mantra.’

– Yogi Bhajan, Kundalini yoga teacher and author

In Kundalini yoga it’s customary to begin every practice by chanting the Adi Mantra at least three times as a way to ‘tune in.’

The act of intentionally and consciously ‘tuning in’ to the space in and around you helps to create a demarcation point between what has been (the past), and whatever will be (the future). 

Energetically, tuning in with the Adi Mantra functions much like hitting the reset button where you wipe the slate clean and begin anew.

The vibrational sound currents of the mantra help to anchor you to the present moment, which helps dissolve fear and anxiety.

Your intuitive voice cannot be heard in the midst of fear and anxiety. 

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By using this mantra you can increase inner calm and inner knowing.

In yogic tradition, a mantra is a word, series of words or sounds repeated to aid in cultivating focus, presence, and concentration.

I use this mantra every day at the start of my work day and especially before I begin writing as a way to invoke inspiration and creative wisdom.

I also use this mantra when I’m feeling afraid or stuck or hesitant.

It’s my go-to mantra whenever I need a reset, and once you experience it, perhaps it can be yours too.

This mantra is about surrender.

By using this mantra you’re also practicing the yogic principle of Ishvara Pranidhana, or surrender to a higher power with devotion and dedication.

Ong Namo… I bow to the Infinite Intelligence and Creative Wisdom.

We bow with an open heart and a humble mind.

We bow to the infinitely wise and intelligent life force energy that flows through all things.

We bow as a symbol of surrender and devotion.

Guru Dev Namo… I bow to the Divine Teacher Within. 

We bow to the transformative knowledge and insight that is within us.

We bow to our higher selves, the embodiment of our fully expressed potential.

We surrender to the process unfolding

We open our hearts to trust in our ability to access the answers we seek within.


Best Practices for Adi Mantra: 

What does it mean to master a mantra? When you have repeated it so much, so often, and so well that you hear it within your being, and it comes handy to you.

Yogi Bhajan, Kundalini yoga teacher and author

You can tune in by simply sitting upright and closing your eyes.

Or you can bring your palms together at your heart to form Anjali mudra like this:

Or, if you really want to get your whole body into it, you can bow your head to the ground in Balasana or child’s pose like this:

Take a few deep, slow breaths.

Use your breath as a tool to anchor into this moment.

Notice the presence of this moment.

Bring your attention to the center of your chest and forehead.

Imagine a ray of white light circulating through the center of your heart center and forehead.

Repeat the mantra at least three times.

Feel the energy of its message.

Become intimate with it.

Welcome it into your daily life and allow it to awaken the intuitive wisdom and inner guidance you’ve had within you all along.

Ong Namo Guru Devo Namo…

Ong Namo Guru Devo Namo…

Ong Namo Guru Devo Namo…














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