by Bob Romero —
Bob Romero has been a diligent student of esoteric spiritual subjects and metaphysics for many years, with a life-long quest for answers. He has submitted new and original articles that focus on life lessons and experiences he wishes to share with our readers and the world.
A spiritual tool that is often overlooked, is repetition. We know physically that repetition helps us to perform. Athletes point to getting “reps” which is short for repetitions to help them get ready for a game. When golfers have lessons that help their swing, they practice the same movement repeatedly so that it’s committed to muscle memory. Actors and musicians rehearse constantly so that they will perform at their very best. In Yoga, we practice some of the same poses from class to class so that over time, our body becomes more flexible.
Repetition is also used in spirituality practices for healing and manifestation. The more a person uses Reiki for healing, the stronger it gets. Mantras are repeated and usually with malas that have 108 beads, and often for 40 days. Rosaries have 54 beads in the circle and 5 outside in which prayers are repeated with the Hail Mary the most often repeated prayer. Padre Pio said that daily prayer with the rosary is the weapon of our time. Affirmations are said over and over so that they become true.
One prayer that was said all over the world that was given to Alice Bailey, a well-known theosophist, in 1945, is “The Great Invocation”. She founded the Lucis Trust in 1922 and the Arcane School in 1923. The invocation was to end World War II and for all the nations around the world to unite against fascism and the Nazis. There is an audio recording of Elenore Roosevelt in 1952 reciting “The Great Invocation” on the Lucis Trust website. Because the world is again being threatened by fascism and the Nazi movement including the United States of America, there is a drive now for millions of people to repeat The Great Invocation three times a day, in order to ward off this vast evil threat.
The Great Invocation
From the point of Light within the Mind of God
Let light stream forth into the minds of men.
Let Light descend on Earth.
From the point of Love within the Heart of God
Let love stream forth into the hearts of men.
May Christ return to Earth.
From the center where the Will of God is known
Let purpose guide the little wills of men –
The purpose which the Masters know and serve.
From the center which we call the race of men
Let the Plan of Love and Light work out
And may it seal the door where evil dwells.
Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth.
Why does repetition work? It works because of the etheric law, “Energy follows thought”. We must be careful about what we think, because negative thoughts may invoke negative outcomes. To think of more positive thoughts, a psychic who channels angels told us to say the words, “I am in the thoughts of the molecules, God inspire me”, eight times a day. The reason to say it eight times, is because the number “8” is also a symbol for infinity and is a constant flow of energy and power. But with the use of repetition, we are focused on a positive outcome. Everything in the universe is energy and its molecules and atoms are vibrating at different levels. The intention of what we are repeating, is channeling energy towards what we want. The repetition reenforces the objective and constantly streams energy towards it.
In my class of “Transformation and Evolution”, we learned that molecular vibration never ceases. God is represented by the mystic symbol, “Om”. So chanting “Om” is the most powerful repetition that we can do. It raises the vibration of our molecules so that we become one with Spirit and all outcomes are possible. Repetition may seem tedious and monotonous, but it is a very powerful tool on the spiritual path.