Friday, August 19, 2011

I'm a Good Girl I am!

My Fair Lady Clip (Really only the first two minutes)

I am happy, I am good, I am happy, I am good

Sat Nam, Sat Nam, Sat Nam ji, Waheguru, Waheguru, Waheguru ji.

Sat Nam, Sat Nam, Sat Nam ji, Waheguru, Waheguru, Waheguru ji.

Sat Nam: Truth is the Identity of the Divine One within all beings. Truth is God’s Name.

Waheguru: Great and wonderful is the experience of the Divine One who brings us into light.

ji: Divine soul, within each of us and within all beings.
Children's Yoga Class Clip
These are the words and their meaning to chant I have been doing with the kids at SOW, the homeless shelter where I do Karma yoga. This is on Shakta Kaur Khalsa’s CD Happy.  The chant has drums and voices only.  There are hand motions that go with it.  It is repeated twice spoken, twice whispered, twice in silence (so only the hand motions and the drums are available…everything else is internal) then back to twice whispered and closing with twice spoken. I find this chant is so powerful for these children that are in a position of powerlessness in their lives.  Unfortunately I greatly appreciate what these children go through every day.

I’ve noticed over time that the children crave this song.  Today I didn’t even introduce it I just began playing it and everyone, even the 2 year old, knew exactly what to do even before the words started.  They have begun to do the whole thing with eyes closed, even deeper internalization of the words they are speaking.  I don’t even care what they think of the Hindu words, simply repeating aloud IAM HAPPY I AM GOOD and the unspoken fall out of that… AND IT DOESN’T MATTER WHERE I AM OR WHAT HAPPENS NEXT OR WHAT CAME BEFORE, I’M A GOOD PERSON. We all create our own happiness.

This group is so fluid; people come and go from this place. Yet we never seem to back track at all, one group builds on the work already done by the prior group.  To me this further shows the interconnectedness of all of us.

And I think personally I need this weekly reminder for myself to be happy and that I am good.

Namaste’ have a great day

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