Songs For The Soul In My Playlist

 
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At home, my husband and I often have music playing in the background, especially at breakfast and lunchtime. There are days when we listen to all kinds of music almost all day long. Pop, rock, folk, and traditional music from the world that have been part of our lives for decades.  

But, there are times when we crave sacred music to fill up our home.

Sacred music often acts as a spiritual bridge that takes the soul on an inner journey to have a conversation with your nature spirit guides in the temple of the heart.

I have a very special playlist of sacred contemporary music from the world with indigenous influences for times like these.

Here I want to share with you some of those sacred songs that are near and dear to my heart. You can add them to your own playlist. Listen to the lyrics. They are deep.

Use these songs to re-ignite your soul connection to Pachamama, and our grandparents, nature spirit guides.


Some of the song titles link to the Youtube Video of the song. Enjoy!!!


“Blessed We Are” by Peia

Find it in Youtube and Spotify.

Lyrics:

“Blessed we are to dance on this ground,
The rhythm of saints to carry the sound.
We hold a prayer for the earth, for the ones yet to come.

‘May you walk in beauty and remember your song.’
Remember why you came here, remember your life is sacred.”

Lyric Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiDpIaXQDrI

Credits source: https://peia.bandcamp.com/album/four-great-winds

Song from the album: Four Great Winds: A Global Voyage into Sacred Song, released 2013.

Lyrics: Peia |Music: Peia & Jerom Gilbert

Another soulful song from Peia I recomment is “Que Mi Medicine”.


“Kiss The Earth” by Ajeet Kaur

Watch it in Youtube. Also available on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon.

Lyric excerpt:

“What is the sound of the song in your heart.
Listen close
Dance wildly my love.
Let’s throw our songs into the wind.
And let them echo, echo.”

Lyric excerpt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6hEvSvpx7M

 Song from the Album: Haseya, released 2016. 

You’ve got to love Ajeet Kaur’s otherworldly angelic voice. “Light of My Soul” is also a beautiful song by Ajeet.


“Aloha Ke Akua” by Nahko and Medicine for the People

Find it in Youtube and Spotify.

“Aloha Ke Akua” means breath of life and the love of God and the word Kuleana in the lyrics refers to one's sense of personal responsibility.

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 Lyric Excerpt:

“Lend your ear, lend your hands
lend your movement anything you can.
Come to teach, come to be taught. Come in the likeness, in the image of God.
Cause you can be like that. With all that humbleness and all that respect. 
All of the power invested in me…” 

“We're on assignment.
Bodies on consignment.
Return'em to the circus.
And what is the purpose, what is the purpose.
And would you believe it, would you believe it. 
If you knew what you were for, and how you became so informed, bodies of info preforming such miracles, I am a miracle made up of particles. 
And in this existence. I'll stay persistent, and I'll make a difference, and I will have lived it…”

Lyric excerpt from Public Comment on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsgP8LkEopM 

Song from the album: Dark As Night.  2013.

“Love Letters to God” is another masterpiece of Nahko and Medicine for the People. Sweet, honest and raw, the lyrics resonate deep into the heart.


“Medicine” by Rising Appalachia

Find it in Youtube and Spotify.

Lyrics excerpt:

“..Find your teachers in the voice of the forests 
unplug you can’t ignore this 
wisdom of the voiceless 
Remedies are bountiful and surround us 
from the garden to the farthest 
prayers made of star dust…”
 

Song from the album: Wider Circles, released 2015.


“Yeha Noha (Wishes Of Happiness And Prosperity)” by Sacred Spirit

Find it in Youtube and Spotify.

This song is mainly instrumental with Native American vocals in the Navajo language sung by Navajo elder Kee Chee Jake from Chinle, Arizona. The song is a remixed version of a portion of the Navajo Shoe Game song. A part of the origin myth describes a game played among the day animals and night animals where the animals who discovered the shoe in which a yucca ball was hidden would win a permanent state of daylight or night.

Information Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yeha-Noha

Song from the album: Sacred Spirit: Chants and Dances of the Native Americans, released 1994.


“En Espiral Hacia El Centro”, medicine song interpreted by Ivan Donalson (unknown author)

Find it in Youtube and Spotify.

 
 
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Original Lyrics:

“En espiral hacia el centro
al centro del corazón
En espiral hacia el centro
al centro del corazón

Soy el tejido soy el tejedor
Soy es sueño y el soñador

Soy el tejido soy el tejedor
Soy es sueño y el soñador.”

Lyrics Translation:

“In spiral to the center
To the center of the heart
In spiral to the center
To the center of the heart

I’m the weave I’m the weaver
I’m the dream and the dreamer

I’m the weave I’m the weaver
I’m the dream and the dreamer.”


“He Yama Yo”, Lakota song Covered by Claire-Lyse von Dach – 2018

Find it in Youtube.

Original Lyrics:

“He yama yo wanna henne yo
He yama yo wanna henne yo
Wahi yayhana he he he yo
Wahi he he he yo wahi.”

The origin of this song and the lyrics are a mystery to me. The meaning of the title is said to be “Be Here Now” but I could not find confirmation of it or trustworthy information about the song.

The song has beautiful energy though and it makes my heart sing!


“Machi” by Peia

Find it in Youtube and Spotify.

“This song speaks of the healing power and medicine of the Woman, the Moon and the Earth Herself. "Machi" is a word that comes from the Mapuche people of Chile and Argentina. A Machi is a medicine woman and sometimes also refers to a medicine man.”

 
 
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Lyric Translation:

“Machi machi machi - ma
Machi machi machi - ma
Machi is curing
Machi is healing

Machi sing me a lullaby
Machi machi machi - ma
Machi machi machi - ma

I don’t cry
I just sing
With your charm
Pacha Mama
Mother Earth”.

Original Lyric:

“Machi machi machi - ma
Machi machi machi - ma
Machi cura
Machi sana

Machi cántame una nana
Machi machi machi - ma
Machi machi machi - ma

Yo no lloro
Sólo canto
Con tu encanto
Pacha Mama
Madre Tierra.”

Information and Lyrics/Translation source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7os9V-n7rs

Song from the album: Four Great Winds: A Global Voyage into Sacred Song, released 2012. 

Music: Peia | Lyrics: traditional Mapuche prayer. 


Is there a sacred song that you love, that you would recommend?

I’d like to add more songs to this playlist and share them with our community. You can send me a quick email to qori@alturasspiritualjourneys.com


 

Q’orianka

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Q’orianka is an Inca High Priestess and Sacred Transformational Guide who works with awakening women to heal their lives, rediscover their divine essence and step into their sacred destiny.

She comes from an ancient healing tradition of the Inca lineage in deep connection with Pachamama and spirits of nature.

Q’orianka midwifes women’s rebirth into a new life through high ceremony based upon traditional Inca and Amazonian plant medicine. She continues with the thousands of years old legacy of her ancestors in her work now as a priestess.

For more information about Q’orianka’s work, visit the Alturas Spiritual Journeys Home Page.


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