There are some times in life, when it is incredibly difficult to rise in the morning and, with a joyous grin on your face, blissfully greet the world in this brand new day. Our journey, whether starting at the point of conception or the point in which we are birthed into 3rd dimensional existence, is a journey of epic proportion. Yes. I said it. Epic. And it truly is.
No matter the extent of the great and small things done while we are here, the most important thing of all, is to experience Love. Love in all its many forms: love of self, love between family and friends, love between enemies, love between partners and lovers, love between the beautiful animal beings who share our lives, love with nature, love with divinity. In all this, we find the sacred source of Connection to all, in Oneness. Something of such extraordinary beauty should be cherished for all time.
Sadly, of course, the journey shared between two beings in love, may come to an end. For whatever reason. In these times, it is best to remember the good, and in place of any bandage, wrap the fresh wounds in a blanket of Love so strong that the negative aspect gives in to the loss & loses itself to the blessings, memories and celebrations of the love once shared.
I offer to you a few CDs to pair with any of the different stages of Love you may be experiencing, or have already experienced:
Reiki Healing Waves by Parijat is an ideal musical album for peace, serenity and healing. A favorite among our new instrumental CDs, perfect for meditation and movement practices alike. Feel the healing waves wash over you.
All is Well—For those of you familiar with Hans Christian’s beautiful and haunting cello melodies, you know his music is incredible. The improvisational ‘live looping’ makes for a CD you don’t want to pass up.
Songs of Kuan Yin—Kuan Yin, the legendary bodhisattva of Compassion who spurned enlightenment to remain in service to humanity…chants sung in devotion to her by artists such as Deva Premal, Donna DeLory and Wah!. Immerse yourself in the “cool, cleansing waters of Kuan Yin’s compassion.”
Songs of Tara—Tara, known in Tibet as “She Who Liberates”, is another bodhisattva of Compassion. Celebrate this “Mother of all Buddhas” with music by the likes of Dechen Shak-Dagsay, Nawang Khechog, Deva Premal and, what a special treat!, His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Songs of Mary—Create an inner sanctum from the everyday rush with this beautiful CD filled with chants for calling on the Holy Mother, Our Lady. Gently uplift your spirit with these songs from around the world including such places as Spain, France and Ireland.
Bruce Lipton’s Music for a Shift in Consciousness—“Why does music affect us so deeply? According to Dr. Bruce H. Lipton, it’s because we don’t just listen with our ears: we listen with every cell in our bodies.”
Mercy Songs—Mercedes Bahleda’s new album, is one of our new favorite chant CD’s in the store, blending powerful healing prayers from Buddhist, Vedic & Latin chants. Haunting and beautiful, a powerful form of healing occurs through these songs of mercy.
In these Arms: A Song for all Beings by Jennifer Berezan and friends. A one song prayer of lovingkindness and compassion. “A profound transmission…that soothes the spirit and opens the heart.”
Peace—By the amazing group Libera, beautiful latin chants sung by an all boys choir. The angelic voices of these boys sends your soul to the heavens to soar around and absorb the beauty that abounds.
Shores of Avalon—Tina Malia’s amazing CD that I can barely get enough of after all these years. Beautiful gaelic style chants of devotion to the greatness of all.
Enjoy these CDs. Whichever you feel suits you most perfectly! And remember, each and every aspect of Love is to be honored. May these help you along journey. And may you be able, every day, to awaken with bliss in your heart and a joyful greeting to the world.