Currently I am chanting So Purkh for 40 days. I’ve done this a few times over the past 3 years. I was first introduced to So Purkh about 8 years ago, but I thought it was too difficult to learn. I tried it a little, but I was also 8 months pregnant, super busy and super impatient at the time.
When I finally attempted it around the end of 2011 it was because of Marcia Canestrano, whose website had an English and Gurmukhi video of Nirinjan Kaur’s recording of the prayer. Nirinjan’s voice, the calming music and the fact that the video was subtitled helped me a lot. Marcia Canestrano’s site also introduced me to an idea I’d never heard of before…a chanting circle. In Pasadena she holds 40 chanting circles and has been doing so for years.
Coincidentally she is a part of another group I’m in (Kristin Sweeting Morelli’s Pleasure Tribe) and when I saw her post there, I let her know just how amazing the prayer has been for me, and that it was because of her that I finally committed to the practice. She invited me to join her online So Purkh group and since then I’ve been chanting So Purkh like I never have before.
Years ago So Purkh helped me to see my life completely differently in an extremely short period of time. It helped me to see my long-term committed relationship for what it was. It helped me to understand what I needed and deserved from a man, although I didn’t totally accept what it showed me, I knew at least that I didn’t have that and that I needed to leave. It gave me strength as a woman and faith in myself that I’d never had before. It also helped me to heal my relationship with my father and with parts of my past.
Now I am chanting So Purkh again and I find myself chanting it all day some days. I find myself in awe of it’s power and my own creative power more often than not. I find myself feeling warm and fuzzy, in the coldest part of the year that I usually want to hide away from. And I feel myself becoming much more powerful in my understanding of masculinity and femininity and for the first time in my life, secure and certain in my romantic life.
I highly recommend So Purkh (The Power of Prayer) by Nirinjan Kaur and Marcia Canestrano. I also highly recommend Simrit Kaur’s Supreme Sound Course. Today is the last day to join so check it out here.