Sinking Into The Presence

 August 19, 2009
Posted by Kitzie

I don’t know about you, but I’m a God-a-phobic.  I was raised a strict Catholic, and in that worldview God isn’t someone you could ever think of as a friend.  For years I described myself as a recovering Catholic, and swiftly turned and ran from any mention of God or Jesus.  I still do this to a certain extent.  But I get such a sense of peace whenever I listen to “God Is Real/Sita Ram”, the Krishna Das song in last week’s podcast.  The resonance & shading of his voice, the chanting of the Tibetan monks in the background–it gives me chills.  The line that gets me every time?  “I have found a way to live in the Presence of the Lord”.  It slays me–because personally I finally understand what that’s about.  That’s what kirtan has given me . . . a way to live with Spirit constantly present in my life without the need of a formal church or religious philosophy.  I do believe I’m a heretic, but I’m a joyful heretic.  And I’ve found a God Who feels right to me.  Enjoy the music.  Namaste.

THIS WEEK’S PODCAST

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ARTIST

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SONGBOOK

Om Mercury Max The Eternal Om

Ma Chant (Savasana) Wah Wah!

Ma Chant (Kali) Wah Wah!

Gayatri Mantra Deva Premal The Essence

Ong Namo (I Bow) Gurunam Singh The Journey Home

Om Namah Shivaya Donna de Lory The Lover & The Beloved

Ong Sohung (I Am Thou, I Am Peace) Snatam Kaur Shanti

Rock On Hanuman (featuring Krishna Das) M.C. Yogi Elephant Power

Love Peace & Freedom/Sita Ram David Newman Love, Peace, Chant

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