New World Kirtan
About This Show
Kirtan, one of the oldest sacred music traditions of the world, helps the mind to become quiet and open to the experience of peace. We bring you a new 60-minute satsang session each week, featuring music by talented new western kirtan artists.
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Dark Days — Chants for Winter Solstice - New World Kirtan
Dec 20 17
The dark and cold of winter lends itself to introspection, and lately I’ve been thinking about this past year & the changes it brought to my life. Last December I had just been diagnosed with a large spinal tumor, and had the surgery to remove it in January. Now it seems with every day I notice a new change for the better in my body. It is taking a lot of presence & awareness to break the mental & physical patterns of sickness that have been in place for so long, but I’ve made real progress. It will take two years to fully recover from this, but my life has changed and I’m grateful. I truly try to see each day as a new miracle.
The dark stillness before Winter Solstice can be instructive, and our set this week sinks deeply into this vibe. It’s a long one, and is a mix of chants to honor Shiva’s power of transformation, and Gayatri mantras to welcome the light returning to the earth. We have music from Shantala, Bruce Becvar & Nada Shakti, Blue Spirit Wheel, Tina Malia & Shimshai, Indiajiva and Arthur van Alphen and Asakti.
Winter Solstice seems an appropriate time to pray The Great Invocation. This is a World Prayer, an invocation for light and love, that has been translated into around 70 languages and dialects and is used by people of goodwill world-wide to invoke the light, love and spiritual direction needed to create right relationships on earth. It was originally written in 1945 — there are several versions which have been modified to reflect the world’s changing consciousness. This beautiful prayer seemed a good way to end our last podcast for 2017.
I wish you a blessed Holiday, dear ones. May your travels be safe. May you treasure time with your loved ones. Breathe — inhale joy, exhale love. Fear nothing, for you are always loved and supported by the Divine. And in this season of joyful celebration I hope that your days are merry and br
Rated 5 out of
I love this show because I am introduced to new Kirtan artists. I am also enjoying the interviews.
Date published: 2014-03-12