I-CODA is pleased to again sponsor Jonathan Rosen (ucbk.org for bio) and Russ Vogel, for an evening of devotional music.
Kirtans are an ancient high energy Indian musical practice to open the heart and receive divine blessing/healing. It follows a call and response format that creates a participatory group celebration of the myriad forms of divine energy. These energies come in the forms of different eternal characters in the divine drama, each of whom have their own special fragrance and role to play.
The very vibrations of the sound of their names in the ancient sanskrit and telegu languages – actually bring the subtle forms of the divine characters right into our hearts, minds, and souls.
Taken together, using our voices and breath to invoke the different aspects of the G-O-D energy – Generator, Operator, Destroyer – we are manifesting the structure of wholeness, oneness, and unity – real time, right there in the hall where we are gathered. This heart melting fragrance of divinity is a powerful medicine that suffuses the atmosphere, and creates healing.
The word healing derives from the Greek root holos – meaning wholeness. The process of healing involves dissolving the all too convincing illusions of separateness and disconnection we have all grown up with. We merge back into the lap of Mother/Father God – the unbounded ocean of consciousness from which we have all come. Healing means bridging, crossing over “the wide gap of time since first we were dissevered” – from our source, from the awareness that we are all children of God, and have that inalienable birthright.
The kirtans sprout in our hearts, the energies of the Gurus, Mother and Father God, their divine offspring, the unfolding dramas of illusion and negativity, and the happy resolutions of those dramas through divine love, back into the oneness of life.