Last year was a poignant one for many reasons. As a woman who married late in life, it was always going to be a long shot to have a child. But when a soul came into my arcline, we decided to give it a try. We sang Jammee-a Poot Bhagat every evening and prayed for a soul to join us. And we experienced the gift of understanding that we could offer that prayer to the world, not just for ourselves. We could pray for a saint, a giver or a teacher to come into the world--and so we did! Then we spent another 40 days singing Poota maata Kee Asees. And so much pain around my own mother and the duality around the idea of being a mother healed through this shabad. I don't really have words. This shabad is the only one in the entire Siri Guru Granth Sahib that is believed to be written by a woman and is commonly known as The Mother's Blessing and what a blessing it has been to come into relationship to this particular prayer. I'm never going to be a mother--at least in this lifetime--but so much healed by practicing with these sacred sounds.
I'm grateful to offer these two sacred songs on my next album, The Pearl: Maiden, Mother, Crone. Come into relationship to the sound current and heal parts of yourself you didn't even realize needed healed. That's been my story anyway.