Cultivate light on the longest, darkest night of the year.
The Gayatri mantra honours the illuminating life force in all beings.
It is a chant that summons the radiant force of gratitude in just "being". The joy and love of existing on the planet at this pint in time. We are all individually and together, a crucial part of the primordial Cosmic Consciousness or God.
Each and every one of us a crucial thread in the tapestry of life. The trees breathe, giving us oxygen, in return we sustain them by exhaling C02. We are born and depend on all plants of this world to nourish our bodies and keep us alive and then we surrender our bodies in death to feed and nourish them. It is the eternal cycle of life. This mantra can be sung to honour the cycles of nature and offer light on this dark day of the Winter Solstice.
It is a great mantra to nourish the life force, uplift the spirit and elucidate supreme truth.
Om Bhur Bhuvaḥ Swaḥ Tat-savitur Vareñyaṃ Bhargo Devasya Dheemahi Dhiyo Yonaḥ Prachodayāt
General meaning: We meditate on that most adored Supreme Lord, the creator, whose effulgence (divine light) illumines all realms (physical, mental and spiritual). May this divine light illumine our intellect. Word meaning: Om: The primeval sound; Bhur: the physical body/physical realm; Bhuvah: the life force/the mental realm Suvah: the soul/spiritual realm; Tat: That (God); Savitur: the Sun, Creator (source of all life); Vareñyam: adore; Bhargo: effulgence (divine light); Devasya: supreme Lord; Dhīmahi: meditate; Dhiyo: the intellect; Yo: May this light; Nah: our; Prachodayāt: illumine/inspire.
May you live in light and radiance