Chants for Celebrating the Infinite
Music has the power to bring individuals an abundance of hope and comfort in times of need. The chants and songs on our new self-titled album have been chanted for thousands of years and have had a great impact on people’s lives. In other blogs, we’ve shared Chants for Balance and Healing, Chants for Mindfulness and Creativity, and Songs for Celebrating the Beauty of Nature. Today, the chants we’ll explore are used to praise a higher power.
One of the most well-recognized and universal chants in the world, Alleluia is an ancient Hebrew phrase that means “praise God”. Starting with a single word, we created a chant that could be used in meditation to praise God for all of life’s blessings.
“We thought this universal chant would be meaningful to many people. We also added Psalm 23 to bring comfort to our spirits.”
—Lisa Reagan, member of Shunia
Ang Sang Wahe Guru
When translated, this mantra says, “every cell of our being contains the infinite”. This leads us to the concept that we are not alone, and we are connected to everyone and everything around us.
“I love this mantra and the feeling I get throughout my body and the expansion of the magnetic field around my heart is so powerful. The dynamic, loving energy of the Infinite Source of All is dancing within every cell of me.”
How to Use Ang Sang Wahe Guru
This mantra is most effective when you’re experiencing negative thoughts or feelings. By recognizing that our every cell contains the Infinite, we begin to understand that we are never alone. We can then feel the Divine Presence soothing our feelings of fear and loneliness.
This mantra expresses a universal truth of connection, showing us that we are not alone in our suffering. While our problems are personally significant, they are not wholly unique. Celebrating those shared feelings and experiences with others who understand them is essential to human connection.
Recommended Movements for Ang Sang Wahe Guru
Get in a seated position on the floor. Cross your legs, placing the feet directly below the knees. Place your hands on your knees, palms up. With both hands place the tip of your index finger to the tip of your thumb. Hold the other three fingers straight.
No matter how you choose to do so, it is important to take the time to honor the Infinite and give thanks for the abundance you are blessed with. You can find these chants and others to aid in your meditation practice on our new self-titled album on Spotify.