copyright Amy McTear
'Sat Sri Akal' is a Punjabi/Sikh greeting that roughly translates as, "The timeless being is the ultimate truth."
When I identify with the deathless part of my nature, I lose any reason to cling. When I have no reason to cling, I allow life in. Even my dying moments are filled with more presence and joy.
Daily, I remind myself of this ultimate truth; that though this body, this name, my loved ones, my material belongings will all change form someday, ultimately the greater part of me is not bound to these comings and goings.
My body responds to this thought with an immediate exhale of relief, as if without it this awareness, I subtly hold my breath in defense of life.
These sung mantras are my medicine, my way to stay clear in this regard. Set to music, my intentions and prayers seem to enter and ground in me more readily.
It has been fun to play around with adding imagery to the music. I regard this as a healthy balance to all the disturbing images that I can be confronted with on a daily basis.
If you are in need of comfort or remembrance, may this support you as well, in your return to wellness. Enjoy!