Introduction to the Shuruti Box
When I heard this sound of the Shuruti box on my Yoga Nidra training course I immediately recognized it, although I didn’t know the instrument.
Perhaps it was familiar to me because of some popular Indian artist I’ve listen to over the years or the Ragas I’ve heard when I visited India. But there was definitely a knowing.
A deep knowing, as the sound cradled me in comfort, like a warm dry blanket on a wet rainy day. It lifted my spirit/ mind the way clouds part to reveal warmth and the shine of the sun.
And when I was told the story of is origin (which I thought was purely Indian), something was acknowledged within my blue print.
My name is Dionne Roberts, which bring me to share with you the heritage of my slave ancestral slave name, that is ‘Roberts’. For those of you who don’t know a black persons last name is the last name of the slave owner (master) who last owned them, which is why Malcom X named himself ‘X’.
Therefore my name Roberts originates from Robertson which before goes back to Scotland.