Day 17 - Ganesha Sharanam - 40 days Chanting for Healing and Transformation



Om Shanti,

My intention is to bring joy and laughter to you heart while chanting today's mantras. Our main focus is on removing any obstacle on our path, on our personal journey and the evolution of the planet and humanity!

GANSHA SHARANAM SHARANAM GANESHA OM GAM GANAPATAYE NAMAHA.


Let's bring some joy to the world!

I heard mantra "Gansha Sharanam" first time in India in year 2000 during the trip with my mum. It was sung by the old lady in a squeaking voice, it was so funny! It made me and my mum giggle so much, that to bring some good vibes we would imitate this joyful moment, chanting it in a high squeaky voice and dancing around. A great manifestation of the energy of this mantra. It is about the archetype of joy embodied in a Hindu God Ganesha, half an elephant, half a boy - isn't he funny? Well, it gets better, because after chatting this mantra your mind might be lifted and you can just smile of laugh with no reason. That should convince you to join in! This mantra is related also to replenishing our root chakra, and Ganesha is said to govern the root chakra. Broken down the second part, “om” is that traditional meditative primordial sound that means “wake up.” “Gam” is the sound of Ganesha. “Ganapataye” is another word for Ganesha. And “namaaha” means “I offer my salutations and bow to you.” So one full translation of om gam ganapataye namaha is more or less, “salutations to the remover of obstacles.”

Root chakra keeps us grounded and rooted. When unbalanced we may feel wobbly, ungrounded and weak. It rules feet and legs too and how balanced we are while moving. I feel that dancing is a great way to keep healthy, so no wonder Shakti Dance-yoga of dance workshops I facilitate always make people happy.


I feel very strongly that in the current times of awakening and change we need to use the tools which make us feel good, balanced and healthy on all levels. Chanting is one of many tools, for me equal to other tools on my "feel good list" like yoga, walks, dancing, sharing time with kids & friends, spending time with the love one, watching a heart lifting movie, cooking some delicious meal, using the essential oils & herbs, and of course singing, creating and playing music. I am sure that your list is rich too. Nurture yourself and find time to feel good every day!


The version I am sharing today was created in September during the spontaneous chanting with my friend Naomi, thank you for this beautiful afternoon sister! It often happens that I have a rough idea what I want to sing and then the song or a chant comes, just like this, these are truly magical moments.


A Reminder:

On Monday the 30th of Nov at 6pm UK time there is a chanting zoom session,

Here is a link to the registration for our event, which will allow you to obtain the zoom link and a password:

https://www.magdalenaatkinson.co.uk/event-details/chanting-circle-via-zoom


Enjoy today's joyous chanting!



Om Shanti,


Magdalena


Ps. Would you spare a minute and write a short testimonial about your experience so far with our daily chanting? You can do it as a comment to the blog or send me private message to my e-mail: magdalena_atkinson@yahoo.co.uk



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