Me on Spiritual TV!
What fun! I am honored to share with you an episode of AnnikaTV, where I am the featured guest.
AnnikaTV is all about presenting thrilling, delicious, and unexpected options for people who are newer to exploring their spirituality or who’ve been made to believe that they’re doing spirituality “wrong” -- to help them build a spiritual practice "on their own terms."
Each week Annika interviews a spiritual seeker who is living a daily spiritual practice on her/his own terms. This week that seeker was me.
What is chanting?
Why would I want to do it?
If I do want to try it, how can I get started?
Annika said she used to avoid chant because she didn't think she was 'spiritual enough.'
Nonsense! Chant is for everyone.
I break it down here on AnnikaTV: A Beginners Guide to Chanting.
I suggest listening to all three and seeing which one gives you the best feeling. That's the one to start with first.
Divine Mother, Goddess chant. Lakshmi. Sarasvati. Durga. This chant is in honor of and in devotion to the Great Mother, in all of her aspects. Here are the words: Om (3x); Jai Jai Ma; Maha Lakshmi Om; Om Eim Sarasvati Swaha; He Ma Durga; Divine Mother; Peace, Love, Grace
This is a chant in honor of and in devotion to the Goddess Tara, who is known in the Tibetan tradition as the Mother of all Beings. She is the Compassionate Mother, who is dedicated to the health and well-being of all. She will not rest until all beings are free from suffering.
Here are the words: Om (3x); Om Tare Tuttare Ture Swaha;Om Mani Padme Hum; Peace within my heart; Peace around the world; Peace, Love, Grace; Divine Mother
This is a chant in honor of and in devotion to the primordial power of the Mother. Shakti represents the Feminine aspect of the Divine. Whether you are female or male, this chant will help you connect with your feminine wisdom and power.Here are the words: Ma, Ma, Ma (3x); Divine Mother, Mother; Shakti Shakti Maha Devi Shakti; Divine Grace, Mother; You are Grace, You are Love, Mother; You are Grace, You are Peace, Mother; Divine Grace, Mother; You are Grace, You are Wisdom, Mother; Aham Prema, I am Divine Love; Aham Prema, You are Divine Love; Aham Prema, We are Divine Love; Ma, Ma, Ma (3x)
Enjoy! I'd love to hear how it goes. Please share your comments below.
Tabby Biddle, M.S. Ed., is a women's leadership expert and well-known voice speaking out for the human rights of women and girls around the world. She is the Co-Director of the Los Angeles Goddess Collective, a community of women leaders and emerging leaders at the intersection of feminine spirituality, creative expression and socio-political change. She has a private coaching practice based in Santa Monica, CA , where she lives with her husband, baby boy and kitten. Learn more at tabbybiddle.com