Monday, January 23, 2012
Sat Nam everyone! This Gratitude Monday I offer these words of Guru Arjan that I sang this morning:
“Wandering and wandering oh God; I have come.
I have entered your sanctuary.
This is Nanak’s prayer oh God,
Please attach me to your service.”
I am here in Hawaii for my recording session with a great musician, and composer named Peter Kater. He has done a lot of incredible work. It is really fun to work with him. I find that it is like tapping the surface of a pond….with the littlest amount of effort this incredible music just ripples out full of heart and depth of experience. You can check out his facebook page here.
I am really happy about the creative flow that is happening. The past few days we have been working on compositions. We are doing mostly songs in English….poems from the Siri Guru Granth Sahib (the sacred writings of the Sikhs), a poem from Yogi Bhajan, and poems that Peter and I wrote. Tomorrow I begin recording my vocals. With Guru’s blessing I will deliver something from my heart. Waheguru!!
For me the key message from the Guru this week is to maintain my daily sadhana, or meditation and yoga practice come what may. This is how we can be home no matter what. This is how we can be in God’s sanctuary.
I believe that it is a matter of receiving the Grace of God to have this discipline. Where you can start with your own effort is the feeling that you deserve it. Once you feel that…then through your own intelligence you will find the time, you will find the space, and you will find the way that works for you and your family. And actually a daily practice is a gift to your loved ones as it will help you to be more present, more loving, and more strong for them.
If you are wanting a little kick start to create a daily practice I invite you to join us in Costa Rica for our Retreat “Song of the Self“. And if you can’t make it to Costa Rica we will soon be starting a 40 Day Global Sadhana with Spirit Voyage to be announced soon!