Dancemeditators Do Shafi Chant: Part 3
Shafi means “To Cure, to Heal.” (Click here for a full description of the practice.) Below are two practitioner accounts of working this practice into a busy life.
Dee Powers, ITCert*
I silently chanted Shafi surrounded by white lights & my favorite animal friends. I was very quiet & very still for what seemed a very long time. Even though I could hear my grandson playing loudly in another part of the house, I was able to be in that beautiful & graceful place. This still place was so active in a very subtle way. I could feel the changes in my body happening so slowly & with such purpose. I remained in this state until I felt complete – probably not more than 25 mins.I felt so refreshed & energized with great joy bubbling up.
My 12/10 Shafi Practice (This is written right after, typed verbatim):
Rushed, as usual, my 10 minutes of movement and breathing did not feel as relaxing as it might–I went into the chanting disappointed with myself for not having made more time for the whole thing. But that is how I feel about everything right now. The chanting itself felt sweet and pure.. I noticed about halfway I had lost concentration, and reapplied the sinking and the focus on breath and “sound”–this time it took, and in the final few minutes, my entire space shifted into relaxed sweetness. I have just now remembered about keeping my breath while writing, so am. Maybe will remember to keep it throughout the day.
Stay tuned for our next practice segment in two weeks. If you missed Part 1 of this Shafi chant series , click here, or Part 2 click here. Thank you to the Dancemeditation Practice Group for permission to use their words.
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