Lyrics and Mantras from Devotion (Volume 1)

Miracle Mantra

I open to infinite love

And allow the grace of forgiveness

To fill me and to heal me

Guru guru wahe guru guru ram das guru

I open to the wisdom above

And allow the strength of compassion

To guide me in love

Guru guru wahe guru guru ram das guru

Lakshmi Radhe

Om Shrim Maha Lakshmiyei Swaha

Radhe Radhe Radhe

Desert Zikr

Hu allahu allahu

La ilaha il-allah la ilaha il-allahu

La ilaha il-allah la ilaha il-allahu

Il allahu il allahu il allahu

 

Darkness and Light

In silence the word, in darkness light

In dying, life....

Bright the hawk's flight

On the empty skyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

La ilaha ilallah

[The English words are paraphrased from Ursula Le Guin's Earthsea Series. They express a basic Taoist principle: polar opposites are just two parts of one whole, each requiring the other. Duality is an illusion that our minds cling to. If we transcend that basic mind conditioning, we can know our true selves, and soar.]

 

Om Apa-damapa

Om Apa-damapa Hataram Dataram

Sarva Sampadam Loka Bhi Ramam

Sri Ramam Bhuyo Bhuyo Namam-yaham

[trans.: Om, O most compassionate Rama.

Please send your healing energy right here to the Earth, to the Earth. Salutations.]

This lengthy mantra is considered one of the most powerful healing mantras.

Bismillah of Longing

Bismillah Bismillah

[trans.: In the name of Allah (Love,

Mercy, Compassion)

Composition by Andrew Rashid]

Om Tara

Om Tara Tuttare Ture Soha

I call to Thee Om Tara Love Divine

I call to Thee Om Tara Love Divine

Love Divine I call to Thee Tara Soha

Beauty Zikr

There is beauty in front of me

And beauty behind me

There is beauty above me 

And there's beauty below

Beauty within me

Beauty all around me

I'm surrounded in beauty

I'm surrounded in love

La ilaha il-allah la ilaha il-allah

Om Sri Rama

Om Sri Rama Jaya Rama

Jaya Jaya Rama

[trans: Om to Rama, victory to Rama, victory, victory again to Rama]

This is called the "Taraka Mantra" meaning "that which takes one across" the ocean of rebirth. Mahatma Gandhi chanted this mantra daily for his entire life. We have always felt this mantra as an aid to spiritual courage.

Zikr For George

Ishq allah maboudlillah

La ilaha il-allah

 

This zikr is based on George Harrison's heart-breakingly beautiful song, "Isn't it a Pity." We have always loved the song, but in learning it were feeling the utter despair related in his lyrics. So we decided to create an answer, or remedy, for George--and all who find themselves in moments or lifetimes of hopelessness and despair.

The words of the zikr state:

"God is Love, Lover, and Beloved

There is nothing that is not Love"

 

Lyrics from our first album,
"Honey in the Heart"

 

SunShine

The Sun is Father
Father is Sun
The Sun is Father
Father is Sun

Oh Let the Sun shine down on my soul
Freedom to be who you are, be
Oh let the Sun shine down on my soul
Give strength to be who you are be

Be who you are be who you are
Be who you are, be

SHINE!

The Sun is shining, be free be free
The Sun is shining, be free be free
The Sun is shining, be free be free
The Sun is shining, Sun is shining on me
Be free, be free
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Spirit Home

And the Ocean, she called our names
We stood in starlight
And we sang

And the Spirit lies within me
And the Spirit flies with me
To the Sea

The shining waters where we swim
Awaken our senses
Transform all we dream
When we dive in

And the Spirit lies within me
And the Spirit flies with me
To the Sea

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Home by the Sea
Home by the Sea
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Aloe Ally

 

Aloe Ally
Aloe ah-hey-ho
Aloe Ally
Aloe hey-ho
Aloe Ally
Aloe ah-hey-ho
Aloe aloe hey-ho
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The Doorway

 

There is a Doorway
Into your inner mind
A Doorway, a mirrored Doorway
A mirror for you to seek and to find

And if you go there
Then bring a candle
A candle that's lit from your inner flame
That glows inside your heart

And fall into the love you are
Dance, release into the stars
And soar through the open air
And just breathe

Life is a dance
A dance of mirrors
So dance into your inner mirror
And let you carefree spirit thrive

And fall into the love you are
Dance, release into the stars
And soar through the open air
And just breathe
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Tree of Life

O Tree of Life
This is your song
O Tree of Life
This is your song

O Wanderer
O Fool
O Holy One
O Wise One
O Dancer of the Heart
This is your song

The Healer gathers
And the Weaver remembers
O Dancer with a Dancer's Heart
This is your song

O Tree of Life
This is Your Song
O Tree of Life
This is Your Song

O Wanderer
O Fool
O Holy One
O Wise One
O Dancer of the Heart
This is your song

O Tree of Life
This is your Song
O Tree of Life
This is your Song
O Tree of Life
This is your Song
This is your Song
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Gratitude

 

My Love, My Love brings Beauty and Joy
My Love, My Love brings Beauty and Joy
My Love

The Sun, the Sun brings light to the Moon
The Moon, the Moon brings cycles to Time
The Moon

Gratitude
Gratitude
Gratitude
Gratitude
For Love

My Love, My Love brings Beauty and Joy
My Love, My Love brings Beauty and Joy
My Love

The Sea, the Sea brings rhythm to wombs
Our Wombs, our Wombs, bring wisdom to Life
Our Wombs

Gratitude
Gratitude
Gratitude
Gratitude
For Life

My Love, My Love brings Beauty and Joy
My Love, My Love brings Beauty and Joy
My Love

The Trees, the Trees bring rain to the Earth
The Earth, the Earth gives Life to us all
The Earth

Gratitude
Gratitude
Gratitude
Gratitude
For Love
For Life
For Earth
For Joy
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Strong Wind
(Written by Brian Cutean)

 

Come and take a deep breath of the night
While the world is just right
See behind the color to the light
Without using sight
You've been spinning like a dancer in the sand
Never taking a stand
That's like listening to the creaking of the floor
Or the ticking of the hand

And there's a Strong Wind
With a hundred appetites
If you listen you'll hear it in the night
If you listen

Seems like everybody's waiting for the word
While their own thoughts go unheard
And along with all the anger and the fear
Tears disappear
All we know is who we've ever been
Time and again
Well I'm telling you time don't matter my friend
When your heart's in the wind

And there's a Strong Wind
And a hundred appetites
If you listen you'll hear it in the night
If you listen
You can see, yeah you can see
If you listen

So sing out another song of what you see
And be what you will be
Give a listen to the water wind and wood
And do your neighbor some good
I know there's nothing like standing all alone
Asking to be shown the Unknown
But if you're thinking that your life has been paralyzed
I can see dancing in your eyes

Dancing to a Strong Wind
And a hundred appetites
If you listen you can hear it in the night
If you listen
You can see, yeah you can see
If you listen you'll hear it in the night
There's a Strong Wind
with a hundred appetites
If you listen...
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Sacred Seas

 

O Sacred Seas
You circle the Earth
A mother's love embrace
O Yemaya your love is vast
Be forever blessed
O be forever blessed

O Yemaya O Yemaya
Yemeya O Yemaya
Yemaya O Yemaya
Yemaya O Yemaya

O Yemaya
Your love is vast
It flows from Sea to Sky
O source of life through ages past
Be forever blessed
O be forever blessed

O Yemaya O Yemaya
Yemeya O Yemaya
Yemaya O Yemaya
Yemaya O Yemaya


O Sacred Seas
You circle the Earth
A mother's love embrace
O Yemaya your love is vast
Be forever blessed
O be forever blessed

O Yemaya O Yemaya
Yemeya O Yemaya
Yemaya O Yemaya
Yemaya O Yemaya
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Holy Mountain

 

Sun shines all the way around
Rises East and then goes down
Sun shines all the way around
Rises East and then goes down

Holy Mountain
Holy Mountain we pray
Holy Mountain
Holy Mountain we pray

Sun shines on the Mountain
Trees feed from the fountain
Sun shines on the Mountain
Trees feed from the fountain

Holy Mountain
Holy Mountain we pray
Holy Mountain
Holy Mountain we pray

Waters East to West, yeah
Waters North to South, yeah
Waters East to West, yeah
Waters North to South, yeah

Holy Mountain
Holy Mountain we pray
Holy Mountain
Holy Mountain we pray

The truth it flows
In the Mountain's presence
My heart it opens to meet
The spirit of the Mountain

Holy Mountain
Holy Mountain we pray
Holy Mountain
Holy Mountain we pray

Holy Holy Holy Holy

Climb the Mountain
Climb the Mountain and pray
Climb the Mountain
Climb the Mountain and pray

Holy Mountain
Holy Mountain we pray
Holy Mountain
Holy Mountain we pray
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Who Knows Where the Time Goes?
(Written by Sandy Denny)

 

Across the Evening sky
All the birds are leaving
But how can they know
It's time for them to go
Before the winter's fire
I must still be dreaming
I have no thought of Time

For who knows where the time goes
And who knows where the time goes

A sad deserted shore
Your fickle friends are leaving
Ah and yet they know
It's time for them to go
But I will still be here
I have no thought of leaving
I do not count the time

For who knows where the time goes
And who knows where the time goes

And I am not alone
While my love is near
And I know it will be so
Until it's time to go
So count the storms of Winter
And then the birds in Spring again
I have no fear of time

For who knows how my love grows
And who knows where the time goes?
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Rivendell
(Written by Geddy Lee and Neil Peart)

 

Sunlight dances through the leaves
Soft wind strs the sighing trees
Lying in the warm grass
Feel the sun upon your face

Elven songs and endless nights
Sweet wine, soft relaxing lights
Time will never touch you
Here in this enchanted place

I've traveled now for many miles
It feels so good to see the smiles
Of friends who never left your mind
When you were far away

From the golden light of coming dawn
Til the twilight when the sun is gone
We treasure every season
And every passing day

You feel something calling you
You're wanting to return
Where the misty mountains rise
And the friendly fires burn
A place you can escape the world
Where the Dark Lord cannot go
Peace of mind and sanctuary
By Loudwater's flow

I feel the coming of a new day
Darkness gives way to light a new way
Stop here for awhile until the world
The world calls you away

Yet you know I have the feeling
Standing with my senses reeling
This the place to grow old
Til I reach my final day

You feel something calling you
You're wanting to return
Where the misty mountains rise
And the friendly fires burn
A place you can escape the world
Where the Dark Lord cannot go
Peace of mind and sanctuary
By Loudwater's flow

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Lyrics From the Second Album
"Starwater"

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Wakin' and Risin'

We're wakin and a-risin,
Movin and changin
We're Wakin and a-risin,
We're movin ON
Sprirts are movin on

Lotsa people sayin,
Times are changin,
They're re-arrangin
Lotsa people prayin, for peace and harmony
A little bit of tranquility
Lotsa people singin, hearts are open,
We're rememberin
Lotsa people bringin, they're spirits are smilin
Spirits are shinin'

A balanced body and a peaceful heart
will see us through, through the changes

We're wakin and a-risin
Wakin and a-risin
Wakin and a-risin
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Love Will Show You the Way

Love'll show you the way
Love'll show you the way
Love'll show you the way
Love'll show you the way

Remember that day
That day that we played
That day in the rain
We got lost...and then found

Wheel in the sky
Cycles of life
Weaving a path
For the heart to follow

Saw the great ones nest
Saw their mating dance
Albatross in your heart
Spread your wings and fly

Your radiance shines
Shines on all you see
Shines on all the land
And community
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Starwater

Starwater flowing flowing flowing
We are the seeds growing growing

The flowers are singing
The bees are dreaming
and the trees are being their own selves

The flowers are ringing
and the bees are singing
and the Earth is dreaming her own self

Come fly
Be the wind
Dance with me
For we are free

I am the fire....With my desire
I flower flower flower
I flower for the bees

Starwater of creation
Flows through the Garden of Life
Watering seeds, help them to grow
Light source within, help it to flow

Starwater flowing flowing flowing
We are the seeds growing growing
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Magic

 

You said you wanted to see magic
Well magic is...all around you
Just Look into a leaf or a flower
The Infinite Being what you see

Among the trees of the Immanent Forest
The Leaves are dark
But there's a light that shines...

Coherent hearts can see
Invisible Worlds
And can feel them too
Feel into what's real

And magic...is all around you
It'll help you heal--help us heal
If you open the doors of perception
Re-train your heart, entrain your heart
to the World's

A Healer's Heart, and a dolphin song
You've got to be able to leave your mind
A Healer's heart, and a dolphin song
You've got to be able to leave your
Mind, yes, leave your mind behind
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Tree-Girl

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Pueo

 

There's a heliotrope turning in the tropical sun
and a sunflower filled with wonder
My mind dazzled by the radiant view
And bees bless the trees all around

There are rivers in my body
And mountains in my mind
I am one...with the sea
Tree flower bird sun sky...
All one

There's a messenger by the side of the road
He's a white-faced owl....
Pueo

"There is no separation" he says
"There is only Now"...
Pueo

There are rivers in my body
And mountains in my mind
I am one...with the sea
Tree flower birds sun sky
All one

So help us to remember
Help us to remember...

Help us remember the infinite One
Help us remember the Moon and the Sun
Help us remember the thunder 'n' waves
On the morning of this new spring day

Help us remember where we came from
Sunlight, starbright...a celebration
Help us remember the feeling.....
Help us remember who we are
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Devotion

 

Om Krishna
Ishta murti ruchira
Om Krishna
Om Radha
Ishta murti ruchira
Om Radha

Love is the dance of Life
Life is the dance of Love
You are the love of my life
You are the light in my love
Dance me home
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Earendil's Star

 

In the elven woods, the sounds of singing
Fall from on high like rain on the leaves

And Earendil's Star,
The light of Earendil's Star
"May it be a light to you in dark places
When all other lights go out"

Mallorn trees and nephrodil flowers
Mallorn trees and elinor flowers

"Let not your heart be sad
Though the night must follow noon,
And already evening draweth nigh"

And Earendil's Star,
The light of Earendil's Star
"May it be a light to you in dark places
When all other lights go out"
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Begin Within

 

Wake up with your heart
Create from your heart
Let go

Wake up from your heart
Create from your heart
Let's go

And when gracious abundance starts to flow
There's only one way to go,
That's in again
Begin Within

And patience will bring you ease
And ease will bring you peace
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Surrender

 

Letting go of all blocks to the flow
Surrender to the one light within us all
Surrender to knowing your love
Surrender to the one heart within us all

 

Tree Girl

Delicate balance of a butterfly wing
Elder groves of the forest abide
Gift of the birdsong makes my heart sing
All are gifts that bring me to peace

Dawn's shining on the edge of the dew
Sounds of tide shifting the shore
Gift of the birdsong makes my heart sing
All are gifts that bring me to peace

Om Shanti

And when you need a friend you can count on me
Someone to hold you hand and simply let you be
I'll try to understand who you really are
I'll mirror to you your love and your beauty


 

"Devotion (Volume 1)" was recorded entirely on the island of Kauai in the beautiful Moloa'a Valley, from October to April, 2019-2020.

 

All instruments and vocals were played by Shunya Caban and Daveed, with the exception of the flute parts on tracks 2, 3, 6, and 9, provided by Vakil Forest Shomer.

 

All compositions by Shunya Caban and Daveed with the exception of the "Bismillah of Longing" which was created by Andrew Rashid.