Gayatri Mantra

A group of dedicated yoginis convene in a sacred circle to chant the Gayatri Mantra...

It is perhaps the oldest prayer and chant, from the most ancient sacred text - the Rig Veda - and it has been intoned for countless centuries...

I marvel at the convergence of gifted and beautiful women I met at different times, in different circumstances, and in two studios. By Divine grace their lives have intersected. God simply scooped them all up and brought them all together to join in spiritual practice. I am awed beyond words by this.

Healing energy moves gracefully throughout the heart-felt chanting, embracing all of our stories, issues, and needs - and riding on the very breath of God...

om bhur bhuvah svah
tat savitur varemyam
bhargo devasya dhimahi
dhiyo yonah prachodayat

It is translated in many different ways:

"May the almighty God
illuminate our intellect
to lead us along the righteous path."

"Oh God! Thou are the Giver of life!
Remover of pain and sorrow,
The Bestower of happiness.
Oh! Creator of the Universe,
May we receive the sin-destroying light,
May Thou guide our intellect in the right direction!"

I give intent for healing for others and myself, and I am buoyed by fervent communal prayers wafting up to God like incense. Consciousness is altered, and doorways to the Divine are opened...

Sleep is deep, with a profound sense of something shifting...


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