It’s felt like this a lot in the last several years. The definition of 'dissonance' is inharmonious or harsh sound; discord, cacophony.
Our bodies are like instruments and they get out of tune from time to time. If you are at all empathic, then you may be feeling like your instrument may be in need of some deep tuning. It may be difficult for you to focus on work and be in your joy when Ukrainians are fleeing for their lives.
If you’re anything like me, you’re finding it hard to focus and wondering why the hell did we incarnate in this wild and tumultuous time? What I do know is that a lot more beings are waking up, but they don’t film that and put that in the media.
We are in the battlefield of life. We will all get called to rise up in battle, and it is our time. I choose to be a peaceful warrior. I do this through yoga, meditation, and music. If you put a ton of grandfather clocks in one room, they are all out of rhythm–ticking ¼ or ½ second off from one another. Tick tock, tick tock. After some time, they all entrain themselves to one another. Similar to when you have a lover, and you can feel yours and their heartbeat as one.
This is Bhakti yoga. We entrain our hearts to one another to beat to the greater heart of all beings. We create a resonant field where it’s palpable to feel the inner connectivity with even our brothers and sisters across the world in Ukraine. We pierce through the veil of Maya (illusion of separation) and we practice for all. We do it for our neighbor, for our enemy, for anyone we’ve felt has caused us harm, for anyone who isn’t able to practice. We offer it all up in devotion, because it’s not ours to keep.
This is why sound is so important and why we chant. In the bible it says, “In the beginning was the Word, and the word was God.” It also said, “For where two or more are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” Om is spelled Aum which possibly the word Amen was derived from.It took me a long time to repair my relationship with God. It was when I found Bhakti Yoga, that I felt at home. I felt a coming home to my heart. When we chant with others there is something that happens where our walls and facades come down, and we are one.