What I’m listening to lately:
Deva says in the liner notes for this song that it is her favorite track off her Embrace CD and I agree with her. It is an amazing piece of music. The entire CD is holy. Deva sings some of the most achingly beautiful sacred chants. If your heart doesn’t open when you hear Deva sing, then I swear you must be dead! Her voice brings to mind a perfect bloom.
Chanting is an ancient form of sacred prayer or meditation. For me, listening to sacred chants is like listening to angels sing. And humming or chanting along with Deva Premal chants, calms me almost instantly. When I am having a bad day, this is the music that can smooth my rough edges. Chanting is ancient medicine for my heart and soul.
The words to this particular chant are very simple;
Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya
The chant means
“Om is the name of that inside me,
which is aware of the Oneness of all things.”
The creator of this video included slides of Mandalas – images that are a visual form of meditation. Two meditations in one – what’s not to like?!
Deva Premal will be performing with Miten at Unity Temple on the Plaza on September 28, 2011. You can purchase tickets at:
Get your tickets soon – this show is bound to sell out!