Honouring the Divine Feminine: Devi Prayer


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Honouring the Divine Feminine: Devi Prayer

In the tranquil embrace of our final New Moon Yoga Nidra Sound Healing Circle for 2023, the celestial tones of "Devi Prayer" sung by Ananda supercharged the activation of the blessing of the goddess energy within.  It was a truly mystical and spiritually enriching experience.  Held in sacred space with divine humans - a co-created visceral sense of divine grace that reminded me about all that is beautiful in our world.  That left me in a space of deep love wondering what else is possible.  A moment in time in my life that I wish to honour by sharing more about this blessed music that graced our gathering.


This sacred hymn, composed by Craig Pruess, is a profound ode to the divine feminine energy, encapsulating the essence of the goddess Devi in her myriad forms and facets.   It honours and invokes the blessings of the goddess.


The repeated phrase "Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah" means "I bow to you, I honor you, I adore you, I salute you."


A Journey Through Divine Manifestations


The verses of Devi Prayer encapsulate a journey through mosaic of manifestations of the goddess Devi, each embodying unique attributes and energies. From the invocation of Ma Amba Lalitha Devi as the beautiful supreme energy to the honoring of Mahakali Bhairavi, the fierce destroyer of ignorance and ego, every stanza unfolds a distinct facet of the divine feminine.


The Spiritual Significance


This hymn isn't merely a delight filled melodic composition; it's a spiritual gateway, a profound mantra providing a portal and invitation to connect with the divine mother and further awaken and activate her presence within. The repetition of "Namastasyai" reverberates as an affirmation of reverence, gratitude, and devotion towards the divine.


A Symphony of Transformation


Ananda's rendition of Devi Prayer seamlessly blends traditional Sanskrit chants with contemporary musical elements. The captivating melodies and ethereal ambiance created by gentle instruments transport listeners into a state of deep meditation, fostering spiritual awakening and inner tranquility.


The Power of Devotional Music


Beyond its musical beauty, Devi Prayer acts as a transformative tool. Its essence resonates beyond the realms of auditory pleasure, inviting individuals to explore their inner selves and discover the divine within. Through the song's meditative depth, it becomes a catalyst for personal evolution and spiritual connection.



Embracing the Divine Within


As you immerse yourself in the enchanting cadence of Devi Prayer, you are stepping into an opportunity to water the fertile soil within that already contain the blessed energies of the goddess. By embracing the divine feminine energy embodied in Devi, you are held in a space to deepen your spiritual journey, fostering inner peace, and connecting with the nurturing essence of the universe.


Journey Within 

Devi Prayer by Ananda stands not just as a musical composition but as a gateway to divine introspection and spiritual connectivity. It encapsulates the rich tapestry of the goddess Devi, inviting you to embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery and reverence for the divine feminine energy.


Through its mesmerising melodies and profound verses, Devi Prayer becomes a timeless companion for those seeking solace, spiritual enlightenment, and a deeper connection with the sacred feminine energy.


As the echoes of this celestial hymn linger, may it continue to resonate within, nurturing the spirit and illuminating the path towards greater spiritual awakening and inner harmony.


Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namaha - I bow to you, I honor you, I adore you, I salute you.

I bow deeply to Craig Pruess for this gift.  I bow deeply to Ananda for sharing her gift.  I bow deeply to you for journeying through these words and sentiment with me.  

I see you and you are beautiful.


With deep love, Kate



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Dedication to My Beloved Students & Epic Tribe 

To my cherished students and divine tribe, you are the heartbeat of my journey and the guiding stars that illuminate my path. Your presence in my life infuses every step with purpose and meaning.

This blog post is dedicated to each one of you who has walked alongside me, allowing me to share my love for the tools I share, to witness living wisdom and discover the boundless beauty in the world. Your dedication to learning, growth, and embracing the divine within inspires me endlessly.

May this reflection on the "Devi Prayer" serve as a token of my gratitude for your unwavering support and commitment. You are the embodiment of the divine feminine energy, each carrying a unique essence that enriches our shared experience.

Thank you for being an integral part of this transformative journey. Your presence is a blessing, and it's an honor to accompany you on this path of discovery and spiritual evolution.

With heartfelt gratitude and endless appreciation,

I see you and you are beautiful.  

Kate McLeay is a mindfulness mentor, yoga teacher and retreat host based out at the iconic Hawkes Bay Cape South Country Estate and Wellness Retreat. She teaches yoga classes and sound healing in Havelock North and runs events and retreats around New Zealand and overseas.   www.katemcleay.com