Celebrating Me: Celebrating All

On June 28th, 2011, posted in: Peaceable Healing, Peaceable Living, Uncategorized by

Sandy with Kripalu yoga teacher certificate.

OM, OM, OM, OM, OM, Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva!  (Click the link below to hear the chant.)

Sandy’s Om chant

I can’t get this chant out of my mind.  Sudha/Carolyn Lundeen and Devarshi/Steven Hartman, my Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training teachers, taught us this chant the first two weeks of our training in April, and I kept chanting it on my way home after the completion of my trainng in June. That was three hours of chanting, and I’m still chanting it!  You might be wondering why?

That’s a good question.  I wondered that myself, and after reflection, I’ve come to this conclusion.  First of all, it is simple and easy to recall.  Second, the tune is catchy, as you have just found out.  Third, and most importantly, it represents my experience at Kripalu during my teacher training.  Let me explain . . . .

OM is the sound of creation from which all life comes.  I am a piece of that sound as are you, as is everything.  In chanting Om, I am connecting to the vibration of oneness.

Brahma is the creator.  When chanting Brahma, I am honoring and connecting to the spark of creator  that lives within me and everyone.  My time at Kripalu intensified this connection for me.

Vishnu is the sustainer.  While being immersed in my learning, I became a sustainer:  a sustainer of energy, a sustainer of the posture, a sustainer of the breath, a sustainer of the light, a sustainer of courage, and a sustainer of strength, among other things.  Sustaining through the challenges brought me to Shiva, the transformer.

I have been transformed.  I have opened my heart more fully.  I have released hidden, stuck energies from within my body.  I have heightened my connection to Source.    The me that went to Kriapalu for the first two weeks of my training is not the me that left the second two weeks of my training.

Chanitng OM, OM, OM, OM, OM Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva was and is an outer expression of my inner experience at Kripalu!  I am celebrating me.   I am celebrating all,  and I continue to do so each time I chant it!  OM, OM, OM, OM, OM Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva . . . .  Join me.  (Click the link below to chant  with me.)

Sandy’s Om chant





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