Repeat & Rejoice
"I am exactly where I'm supposed to be."
I first heard this song during the sweltering summer weeks of yoga teacher training. It was one of those points in the training process where you find yourself crying for more reasons than you can count. You’ve basically rung out your soul like a washcloth, whether through a chakra cleanse, intense group assignment, or reflective meditation, and every bad thing you’ve ever done, said, felt, endured, and eaten comes rising to the surface; (other potential reasons for crying would be: my lower back is throbbing, and..... did I just dislocate a shoulder coming out of that arm balance? Is that a tear in my eye, or just more sweat?) You get the visual.
At this particular time, we had just finished an emotional exercise and our teacher played this song at the end of our practice. “The earth is good, the water is good,.....the fire and the wind, they’re good. the sky is good, the sun is good, the moon and the planets... they’re good."
I immediately opened my dewy eyes and began to listen to this soulful voice singing directly to me..... . It’s all good, it’s all good, it’s all good.......Suddenly I was a believer. Is there some truth to these words? This universal message that everything is unfolding as it should. What you’re feeling now Karen is good. You’re here. You’re alive. You’re supported by this wonderful community, even if at times you might feel very alone, that’s all part of being human. This song says I am exactly where I’m supposed to be in this moment. Everything is in its place, and all is good. I play this song anytime I need a reminder of that, and in several of my own yoga classes.
I also had the opportunity to hear Girish play this song live during a celebratory evening practice last year. Candles were lit, incense was burning, and my soul was on top of the world.
Whether you’re in a rigorous standing series, or waking from shavasana, it’s all good.
Here is a link to the website and the song will begin to play. (the words come in around the second half of the song so be sure to download it!) Feel free to explore the other songs by Girish. I love em!
Cheers to your beautiful waking souls,
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