After my teacher training in 2010, I did a wonderful on-line Chant Course with Amy Cronise-Mead. It was 12 weeks, each week a new chant. This course opened up a whole new world for me, the world of metaphors, of stories, goddesses, of new ways to think and feel about life and its messages.
It feels so good in my heart and my bones to chant. Edo and Jo are my favourite Kirtan Band (picture above), gorgeous voices, lovely chants and such nice people. And big bonus, my kids love to go with me! My daughter is 12 and my son is 8, they like it. They don’t “LOVE” it, but they like it and it makes them feel good. So, I will keep taking
them for as long as I can. Its either Katie Perry, Jlo, or Edo & Jo!
So moving forward. I’m working with this chant at the moment. Its a
chant to Dhumavati.
Dhumavati stands for despair, sadness and failure. For waning, loss
and disappointment. She’s not beautiful, probably because we think
of these qualities as ones we would rather avoid.
I chant this, I sing it and I feel its weight and what it represents in my bones.
How it feels to sit with this!
Well thats another post for another day, because this is big work for me.