I recently had the experience of listening to a live youtube channel of a weekend event with Krishna Das in Yogaville in May, 2018. He has been chanting for many years and also plays the Harmonium. There are several others who are a part of this band. I love listening to his chanting and the musical instruments. One of the musical instruments I deeply resonate with is the “violin”. It just sets my heart on fire.
Tears of joy, sadness and even my deepest fears came bursting forth during this event. I do not know what the words mean and I do not need to know but I do Know that I was transformed by this weekend event. I still am contemplating whether to get a “Harmonium” or not! I want to learn how to play it and chant with it! I was so impacted by this experience that I looked at tickets for his next event. I did not want to miss out!
My inner chatter totally subsided and I felt “one” with everything. The “pain” that I carried in my body (I had no idea that this extent of “pain” even existed) came to the forefront. I was grateful for it and at the same time it was a big “Wow”.
Krishna Das says; “That he needed to sing to clear out the dark corners in his mind” or something like that. I totally get it. I believe we all have a voice inside of us that needs to express. I have had a lot of fear in my life to express myself and that is one of the reasons why I write. I have a history and believe me when I tell you a long history of being uncomfortable with speaking up in a conversation or saying “no” but am learning that my “discomfort” is a doorway to my divinity which involves me being human and divine.