Chanting has been my constant companion for 27 years. I didn’t realise that up until then I had been searching for this practice all my life.
We live in an addictive society where we are bombarded daily with solutions to inner happiness and fulfillment from the outside through media advertising.
I am one of millions of people who have had an addicitive personality throughout my life, and the one anchor and inner sanctuary for me in the face of all storms has been the power of devotional chanting and sound. This natural and uplifting practice is transformative and it has lifted me over and over again out of the ‘hell realms’ of the mind into the abode of supreme joy! Chanting has been a major tool in keeping me sober from using alchohol or drugs for 25yrs and it has been a privilege to be able to share this practice with thousands of recovering addicts through my work at the Priory Hospital and Start 2 Stop for 13 years.
Everyone in life is addicted to something, workaholism is a common one for hundreds of people or how about retail therapy or perhaps your thing is chocolate croissants? In the face of all these obsessions the solution to freedom is connection to the inner voice. The power of primordial sound instantly transports us, not to a shopping mall or an ice cream parlour, but rather to what we are truly looking for which is the vibrational realm of the inner Self. How incredible it is to have an in the moment instant practice in chanting to overcome all fears and to experience deep connection to who we truly are. We then have the direct experience of oneness and we are able to transcend the terror and separation of the egoic mind. We then feel the inner Self speaking within us guiding us to magical opportunities and a more authentic expression of who we are. Everything we do gets better and better and we are suddenly surrounded by people who are a vibrational match to the sound we are putting out into the world. Why not add a little chanting to your life and experience the bliss of being alive!