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Blessings of a Woman

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Year: 
2008

The most powerful prayer in the universe is
the prayer of the mother.  This beautiful new release from Sat Kirin
features shabds of prayer and blessing from women.  Masterfully
produced by Thomas Barquee, this album features Sat Kirin's mesmerizing
vocals accompanied by Amrit Kirtan, Girish on tablas and Simone Sello
on cello.

For 3 1/2 decades I had the
guidance of Yogi Bhajan turning us former hippies into very wise and
elevated individuals. He started in 1969 drumming into us women the
power of our grace. He said that that an elevated woman was 16 times
more powerful than a man, and she set the values of society as the
first teacher of her children..He gave us songs that described the
values of a Noble Woman. He gave us meditations to help us with our
insecurities, shabds to uplift us in our marriages, songs to guide our
children and to take away mother/father phobia and he taught us to use
the power of prayer. I witnessed so many marriages, counseling sessions
and the lives of couples that were impacted by Yogi Bhajan. Most of all
I experienced how the power of the mantra's, shabds and songs impacted
my life, my marriage and my children. For so many years I had the
longing to record all this for woman to use. I had many friends who
were asking for this music. At the time I said it was a project that
needed financing and when they found it we could proceed. Well, after
years of contemplating the work and its possibilities, I began
traveling and singing and teachinginternationally. So many of my
friends were ladies that sang and expressed a very deep comittment to
their soul through their music. As time passed I became so aware of the
many blessings of my life, my marriage, my sons' my grandchildren.You
see, I had incorporated meditating on these mantras/shabds as tools. I
became very skilled on relying on the use of singing these meditative
formulas for my womanly success. Do not think that I had it easy. I
went through major challenges like betrayals, divorces, seperation but
came through it all with a deep faith in the power of prayer because it
worked! I understood that women have the power to be 16 times greater
than a man to complement the communication challenges of marriage.
Confrinting and competing with a man does not work. You may find
temporary success but at some point the you will find a diminishing of
the spiritual aptitude and the marriage failing. Then the mother is the
first teacher of the children. Children are not our clones or
possessions, they are gifts to be nurtured trained and taught the true
values of life, And having a Dharma or spiritual path to walk on with
guidelines and support is the basis.So, in the fall of 2007 I started
composing the music to record. I prayed and put out the word for
funding. I called Thomas Barquee in LA who is a wonderful producer and
a very dear friend and collegue on the spiritual path. We discussed the
project and I was glad to confirm andunderstood his great respect for
spirit and the power of the feminine. For years Thomas has been the
producer of choice for many SIKH artists. We had worked on 10 albums
together and had seen a lot of each other's lives. Thomas Barquee for
me was the most tuned in producer anywhere. I could not have asked for
a better musician amore talented arrranger or a better friend to host
the process of making this concept become a CD.The funding finally came
and we started working end of May 2008. Composing and recomposing the
melodies. Bringing insome of my friends and students who are very
gifted singers was part of my formula. This would not be a solo album
buta group energy for enlarging the impact of the prayer. Then bringing
my experience of the penetrating power of Indian Raga to the mix we
hire the world class musicians of Studio Om in Calcutta, India to
improvise with our arrangements. Another 6 months of work and
re-assessing, and recomposing until we had reached our goal for this
music for empowering and guiding woman to be elevated, empowered
mothers and wives and sisters to each other.My very dear father had the
insight to back the project financially and so I thank him and honor
him for his serviceand for his confidence in me..There are many woman
who shared in this project. Savitri Kaur of Boston worked on the copy
and edited all the written material. Her insight into the presentation
of the product was utilized and given freely at many days and nights of
concern. Taran Taran Kaur, author of many books for women in English
and German was a great support in fulfillingthe project. She was always
ready to give tips on meditations and applications for the Shabds. Hari
Kaur of New York was another inspiring woman, author of books on Yoga
meditation for woman that lent her expertise on the Gobinda meditation
for overcoming insecurity.My dear sweet Guru Bir Kaur of LA who sings
so beautifully and lent her harmonies vibrating with creativity and
promise.Dear dear Amrit Kirtan Kaur, a fellow Sikh Mom and angelic
vocalist who brought her depth of experience and light. Fiona Aboud my
dear photographer friend from Brasil who has the most refreshing eye
for composition and the most whimsical attitude for life. Arvind Singh
my graphic designer was a very steady and insightful design specialist
with gifts galore and a loving disposition.And then, deeply I express
my gratitude to Yogi Bhajan ji who stood by me for decades. He carried
me firmly to the the power of all powers, the word of the Shabd Guru. I
dedicate this music to all woman to live to your highest destiny. May
you live the fulfillment of your God given power as a Noble Woman or
with a Noble Woman, living your truth, is happiness.Satkirin Kaur
KhalsaMusic for a Radiant LifeI ever sing God's praise and speak God's
Nam and by Guru's instructionI enjoy the love of God

Album Tracks

Title Length Plays Track
Aad Guray Namey 7:16 19,695
Akal Sahai 7:45 5,191
Alap 8:42 4,243
Amrit Peevo (Puta Mata Ki Asees) 10:04 7,442
Bhand Jamiaay Bhand Nimiaay 9:45 8,145
Gobinda 8:23 3,913
I Am 8:21 4,558
Waheguru 7:23 5,207

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