I was given this chant that originated with Ruth Denison as an assignment to sing one-to-three times daily for 100 days. Life being scattershot the way it is, it became a part of my morning routine, often preceded by the voxbox vocal exercises to warm up gently for a few minutes and then sing the chant. The shower is a great place for this activity - life is busy! New neural pathways are created with this daily leaning into wholeness in safe space. This song is shared to help other achieve its benefits from wherever they are.
The unaccompanied chant is a confluence of breath, sound and the intention to BECOME the words - not just singing ABOUT what the words are telling us. It is never the same twice. If you choose to sing it multiple times, after your first time around take liberties to experiment with it. Play with it's rhythm, counter rhythms and ornamental singing. As in gregorian chant, the more simply you can sing this (the more the ego gets out of the way) the more teaching unfolds about your natural voice and the joy of letting it out to air a bit. The chant is the first exercise in dojo to open the pathway between singer and Mystery.