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Shakti Dharma 2017 (Resources)

Lakshmi Puja

Begin and end this prayer puja with a Lakshmi Mantra,
the sound-vibration of Lakshmi, a salute/greeting to the Goddess:

Simple version:Om Shree Lakshmi Jay Namaha

Lakshmi Gayatri:
Om Mahalakshmi Che Vidmahee
Vishnu Patni Che Dimahee
Tanno Lakshmihi Prachodayat

Here is an audio clip where you can learn the pronunciation:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTdwrs_TzcA

Step 1- Gratitude
Gratitude is pure Shree. Open your heart in gratitude.
Bring your awareness to all that you are grateful for
and say your thanks. You can speak aloud, whisper softly or speak within.

Step 2- Ask
Ask for that which your heart longs for.
Ask with innocence, like a child.
Put your desire and longing into words.
Speak out loud, within, or whisper softly.

Step 3- Let Go
Now release your prayers as if you are opening your hand
and letting them go. If you like, whisper:
I surrender.
I give it to you.
Thy will be done.

Gayatri Mantra

People all over the world are chanting this deeply moving prayer at this very same time. No matter what time of day or night you may chant, there are others chanting the mantra too. Gayatri is an ancient vigil surrounding the planet. The Gayatri Mantra is one of the keynotes for the transformation of consciousness and is an identical vibration to the vital force in nature. The mantra is chanted in its original language, Sanskrit. It is one of the oldest prayers known to humanity; its sentiment is as ancient as light. This prayer appeals to the highest wisdom, to the brilliance of the cosmos, to illuminate a realization of our true nature. ~ Shantimayi

Say the Gayatri Mantra for the world. For all who are suffering.

AUM BHOOR BHUWAH SWAHA,
TAT SAVITUR VARENYAM
BHARGO DEVASAYA DHEEMAHI
DHIYO YO NAHA PRACHODAYAT.

Here is Shantimayi reciting the mantra:

Here is Deva Premal’s version:

 

Loving Kindness Prayer

As you say the prayer the first time, say it for yourself. As you say the prayer the second time, say it for a loved one. As you say it the third time, say it for someone you are in conflict with. As you say it for the fourth time, say it for all women who are dedicated to the awakening of consciousness. When you say this prayer the final time, say it for all of humanity.

May I have loving kindness
May I be well
May I be happy and at ease
May I have loving kindness

May you have loving kindness
May you be well
May you be happy and at ease
May you have loving kindness

May you have loving kindness
May you be well
May you be happy and at ease
May you have loving kindness

May all yogini sisters have loving kindness
May all yogini sisters be well
May all yogini sisters be happy and at ease
May all yogini sisters have loving kindness

May all beings have loving kindness
May all beings be well
May all beings be happy and at ease
May all beings have loving kindness