There is a beautiful mantra that has recently moved me, at first without knowing its translation from Sanskrit. The sound of each word vibrating deep into my being - feeling the present moment fold into me, a warm tear running down my cheek. It is often we hear a sound, feel an element, or breathe in a scent capable of connecting us to our truth and the truth of the Earth.
This mantra is one of Innocence:
Om Kumara Kushalo, Dayayei Namaha
"Salutations to the divine mother, who brings blessings to children"
Perhaps we have little ones, or perhaps our awareness is opening to the child we carry within ourselves. We are all children of the Earth - innocent, pure beings. Great responsibility and care comes upon us now as we begin to completely love and nurture all parts of ourselves, the light and the shadow, our truth - to nourish our creative nature and walk in fearlessness the path of our soul purpose.
I invite you today to repeat this mantra three times aloud, feeling its vibration awaken the child in you, bless a child close to you, or one in a far away land. May we all surround the children within us and near us with love and nurturance.
* Mantra written and sung by Deva Premal, Miten and Maneesh de Moor.
* Photography from my book, KANOA, ' the free one '