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7 Meditation Mantras to Activate Your Inner Light

7 Meditation Mantras to Activate Your Inner Light

These mantras are the perfect tools to use during your meditations to kindle the inner light you keep—the light that never goes out. If you’re feeling tired, weighed down, heavy, or dimmed, sit with these phrases and soak up their rejuvenating energy.

Taking time to reconnect with the still place inside of you is one of the most loving acts you can commit, and from a deeper wellspring of love you can then give.

“I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.” – Og Mandino 

7 Uplifting Meditation Mantras for Connecting with Your Inner Light

1. I am lightness itself.

In Sanskrit: Om Laghu Bhavam.

I return to that place inside, a deep wellspring of light and life. Only peace is felt here. I don’t need to struggle because this lightness is the essence of who I am. My natural state of balance is ease. I am in harmony with myself.

2. Lightness is my true self.

In Sanskrit: Om Svayam Agurutva.

The inner light I keep is always on and always alive. Nothing heavy can obstruct who I really am deep down inside. I am endlessly renewed in the present moment, so here, and now, I abide.

3. I radiate peace.

In Sanskrit: Om Shanti Om.

I return my attention to the still awareness in the background of my mind. I hold nothing too tightly. Released, my emotions flow freely and thoughts become unstuck. My life is lightened as I create space for peace to radiate through me.

4. I am pure joy.

In Sanskrit: Ananda Hum.

I am fulfilled because I am surrounded by an abundant source of energy that is always giving. As I allow myself to feel my own light shine, I allow myself to receive endless support. I am loved in my wholeness. I lack for nothing. I am filled with the joy this brings.

5. I am nourished by my true self.

In Sanskrit: Om Sva Bhaksha.

I turn my attention inward and offer compassion to what I see. I see how far I have come and honor myself as a journey. With positive input, I am strengthened. With appreciation, I am lightened.

Meditation is a time for remembered wholeness. Through surrendered stillness, we light the way back to who we are, which is always whole, worthy, and enough.

6. I am guided by my self-awareness.

In Sanskrit: Om Supra Niti Swaha.

I identify with the natural state of balance within. I may forget the truth of who I am, but I can return again and again to this place as many times as I need to. I can return to stillness as soon as I notice that I have drifted away from it. Awareness is my friend and even if I leave it, it will never leave me. It will always guide me home again.

7. I am perfect.

In Sanskrit: Siddho Hum.

Through slow, steady breathing I lay the foundation for restoration, recovery, and healing. I set myself on the path to lasting lightness. In this mindful space, I embrace my true self and trust that authentic inner wisdom. I trust that through my meditations, my truth is being awakened. I take in the richness of this light, and I am fulfilled.

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Tell me:

Which of these mantras really speaks to you?

Tell me in the comments. I read every single one, and I’d love to know!

With love,


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Comments on this post (8)

  • Apr 13, 2021

    Om Namas Shivaya..

    My personal favorite that activates the flow of universal energy in my being

    — Stefan van der Horst

  • Apr 10, 2021

    Hi Roland, these were inspired by a meditation series with Chopra Meditation.

    — Jennifer Williamson

  • Apr 09, 2021

    Hi Jennifer

    I was taking a look at the 7 meditation mantras to activate your inner light.
    Wanted to ask, as these taken from the vedas or upanishads.

    Best wishes

    — Roland

  • Jan 01, 2021

    how can meditate for my inner light come up shining

    — david judah

  • Aug 31, 2020

    Mark, I don’t know a perfect person, only imperfect ones. May you have all the light you need. Sending you my love…

    — Jennifer Williamson

  • Aug 31, 2020

    I am lightness myself. Lightness is my true self. I am pure joy. I am guided by my self-awareness. These three speak to me the most. I don’t believe I am perfect. I still let my emotions rule me certain times. Today has been one of the hardest days to get through. I’m so tired lately. But I feel much better after the his exercise. Thank you for this lesson.

    — Mark Goodfellow

  • Jul 17, 2019

    Hi Kally, I’m so glad you’re enjoying what I share :) If you do a simple Google search, you’ll find more information for each mantra and its Sanskrit meaning. I suggest Chopra Center Meditation as a resource. <3 ~ Jen

    — Jennifer Williamson

  • Jul 17, 2019

    Dear Jen,
    Thank you for your articles, I’m really enjoying them. The mantra Siddho Hum ( i am wholeness/perfect) was exactly What i was looking for and been wanting to get it in proper Sanskrit writing. Would you suggest how I can obtain in Sanskrit.
    Thank you and Namaste,

    — Kally katsiras

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