"Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha"
It's clear why Ganesh makes a great remover of obstacles - not even getting his head chopped off could stop him. He teaches us that no matter what stands in our way, or how great our challenges are, we can find a solution. Sometimes we just have to get creative ;)
By invoking this mantra we tap into our own source of strength and creativity, and set an intention to move past our challenges and instead focus on success and achieving our desired outcome. We awaken our own Shakti energy, and invite powerful transformation into our lives.
This mantra can be sung or chanted throughout the day, whenever the desire arises. It can be particularly powerful when repeated 108 times, especially with use of a mala.
To follow along with an audio recording of the mantra to Ganesh, click here for a YouTube video. If you want something a little more modern, and pretty funky, listen to Elephant Power and Ganesh is Fresh by MC Yogi (posted below). To hear the story of Ganesh, rap-stylee, MC Yogi's Son of Shiva track is awesome :)