Dances of Universal Peace and chants
related to the I Am audio teaching program
and the book Blessings of the Cosmos
These 20 dances follow the order of the story I tell in the I Am Sounds True program (published in 2011) and include the following in the list below. Most of them came through in past ten years. In general, I now see the ‘I Am’ Dances in the context of the progressive story of Jesus’ inner transmission to his disciples before he departs, as told in the Gospel of John. I have updated a number of older ‘I Am’ Dances (like Inana Lahma d’Hayye) with new write-ups and alternate movements from what I previously posted. Finally, I have added some Dances to sayings in the book Blessings of the Cosmos (2006).
My thanks to Mary Qahira Richardson and Ellen Bush for the lion’s share of the work drafting and putting together the descriptions of the movements and commissioning and checking the musical notation involved. Others who helped in this work were Jo Jibrila Curz and Munira Elizabeth Reed, whose annual summer Abwoon Dance group ‘test drove’ a number of the descriptions for clarity. Thanks to them all and to the One!
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Inana Lachma d’Hayye (“I am the bread of life,” John 6:35)/
Inana Nuhre d’Alma (“I am the light of the world,” John 8:12)
Ninhar Nuhrakun, Qadem Bney Nasha (“Let your light so shine before men,” Matthew 5:16).
Inana Thara (“I am the door,” John 10:9). Chant followed by Dance
Shelu wa Nethyahb l’khun (“Ask and it shall be given you, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened to you,” Matthew 7:7).
Inana Raya Tauba (“I am the good shepherd,” John 10:14).
Ina wa Aby (“I and my father are One,” John 10:30)
Inana Nuhama wa Hayye (“I am the resurrection and the life,” John 11:25).
Shimeny Khaotham (“Set me as a seal,” Song of Songs 8:6, Hebrew)
Ina d’Tayeb l’Khun ‘Atra / Hayye d’Alma (“I go to prepare a place for you,” John 14:2 / Renewable life energy).
Kyrie / Inana Urha Partner Dance (“I am the way, the truth, and the life,” John 14:6).
Nahaseh Adam (“Let us create man in our image, after our likeness,” Genesis 1:26).
Abba Abada Haimanuta Alaha (Uniting our own creative ‘works’ with the creating Source, together with grounded trust in Sacred Unity. Key words from John 14:9-12).
Shlama l’ki (Mariam) Shlama (“Ave Maria” in Aramaic, Luke 1:28).
Inana Gepeta wa Aton Shibishta (“I am the vine and you are the branches,” John 15:5).
Det Haboon Had l’Had Aykanna d’Ena Ahebtakoon (“Love one another as I have loved you,” John 15:12).
Alaha Abaru “Become Passersby” (Words from Gospel of Thomas saying verse 42 together with remembrance of Sacred Unity).
Alaha Hedi / Hayye (Sacred Unity, rejoicing, guidance, key words from the Beatitudes in Luke 6:20-26 / Life energy).
Alaha Nyach (Rest and be renewed in the arms of the Holy One! Key words from Matthew 11:28 in the Syriac Aramaic version).