Thanks to our elected leaders we’ve had one hell of a few weeks here in the United States. The Supreme Court fight was a watershed moment for a lot of people, women and men — triggering for many women and brutal for everyone. Last Friday I really just wanted to chant a LOT to get rid of all that negative energy — seriously, by the end of the week I was feeling energetically poisoned, and I also had a terrible cold. So this is the set our satsang in Corvallis sang last Friday night, and it’s based around two healing chants — the great healing mantra to Shiva, the Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra, and the Kundalini mantra ‘Ra Ma Da Sa’. You can take this healing energy in for yourself, or direct it to another person or to our world.
The set starts with Jane Winthur’s Om from her CD ‘Mantra’, then Deva Premal & Miten teach us about the Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra from their CD ‘The Spirit of Mantra’, then Girish from his ‘Sky of the Heart’ CD, Suzin Green & Daniel Johnson with one that will knock the negative energy right out of you from their CD ‘The Mantra Project, Volume 1, Satkirin Kaur Khalsa from ‘Universal Mantra’, Snatam Kaur from ‘Grace’ & Indiajiva from ‘Om Spiritus, Music for a Peaceful Planet’.
We recorded a lot of music at the Midwest Yoga & Kirtan Fest, and I’ll be posting a ‘Best Of’ podcast soon. I also interviewed several prominent kirtan leaders about their kirtan communities, so that’s also coming. Thank you to all of you who found me at the Festival, said hello and gave me a hug, it’s always so great to meet all you folks who listen to the podcast, and I hope to see you all for more fun next year.
Until next time my friends inhale joy, exhale love. Take care of yourself. Namaste.