Philosophy, Yoga

Love From Kripalu: Elevating Yourself With Chattra Chakkra Vartee

When we act from a vibration of light and divine service everything in life flows with that grace. I just returned from teaching at Kripalu with Snatam Kaur, and I am feeling so grateful for the synchronicity that brought us together to share sacred teachings during the full moon eclipse, the transit of Venus and five gloriously starlit evenings. It was such an auspicious week. The resonance of planetary alignments illuminated the path to a deeply transformational experience for all of us there.

Miracles are natural when we tune in with grace, and our pure intention is to uplift the energy around us. Snatam and I were each operating individually as vessels of trust and service, while surrendering to the teachings and the flow of guidance from the heavens, when we realized the yoga sets we chose were synchronized in a synergistic manner. We also observed souls from the workshop who were divinely brought together to meet one another. This is the beauty of following the heart over the mind. The heart is our connection to the divine, and from this space we are often introduced to the path that serves us to live in our highest destiny. Yoga and meditation are the surest tools to bring us to the heart space of truth.

Teaching as a vessel for the teachings of Kundalini Yoga is such an amazing and profound experience. Observing a group of people aligning with the mantras and exercises, and then experiencing a complete transformation in the space, is like a miracle to me. The subtle energetic blocks begin to melt away, and healing occurs in the auric space in a magical way. At moments during classes, a bright sunlight would shine into the room bathing each beautiful soul like a blessing. It was so beautiful – as if one light with millions of particles was all that existed in the space. Imagine light shining from all sides of each person, and then this light becoming one light in the space. This is the vision I experienced while we chanted the mantra from the heart which brings light from all directions – Chattra Chakkra Vartee.

This wonderful mantra became the theme for the workshop, and I would like to share it with you all. By chanting Chattra Chakkra Vartee, you will elevate the frequency in your cells, and increase the light around your body so you attract health, goodness, happiness and protective grace. This is a mantra for complete protection. It removes fear, anxiety, depression and phobias. It infuses our cells with fearlessness and courage, and it is wonderful to listen to at night to create harmony and peace in the subconscious mind while sleeping. It has helped many children who experienced night terrors, as it elevates our frequency during REM sleep periods.

While reciting these sacred syllables, the tongue seems to almost dance along the meridian points in the upper palette releasing beneficial brain chemicals and awakening our energetic pathways. The mantra is from Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh guru, and are the final lines of his sacred poem called Jaap Sahib. It is recited daily by millions of Sikhs, and tunes us in to the collective energy of Cherdi Kala – the uplifting rising spirit of goodness and inner light.

The mantra is pronounced:

Chattra Chakkra Vartee,

Chattra Chakkra Bhugatay

Suyumbhav Subhang Sarab Daa Saraab Jugatay

Dukaalang Pranaasee, Diaalang Saroopay

Sadaa Ang Sangay, Abhangang Bibhootay

My favorite translation is:

In all directions circulates divine energy

In all directions circulates divine joy

Self enlightened, in beauty and unity with all existence.

Remover of sadness, manifestation of kindness.

Always within everyone, eternal and spectacular.

Snatam’s version of Chattr Chakkr Vartee is on her beautiful Cd, Ras. I love the entire compilation of songs on this album, and feel it carries a beautiful sound current to listen to through the day and also while sleeping. We play it every morning in our home while getting the children ready for school. Gabriella and Christian chant to the mantras in their own style, and it makes our kitchen a happy and soothing place for breakfast!

Ras by Snatam Kaur

It is with so much love from my heart to yours that I share my experience and this transformational mantra. It was a gift to teach in a workshop with beautiful Snatam Kaur, whom I absolutely adore. Yet I also recognize that this is not just my gift. This blessing is for all of us. We are learning new ways to shine for the world as light workers. We are in this together, and we can continue to uplift, support and inspire one another on this path of co-creating a world of peace and harmony. Together we can elevate the vibration on earth. It will take time, but the path is open for us to hold hands. Let’s smile at the entourage of angels who are joining our palms together.

May God Bless you as you allow your light to shine!

We are one.

With my love always,