I finished this recording about a month ago. I think I’m ready to share it now.
The mountains sing holy
The trees all whisper holy
The rocks cry out holy
You are holy
The islands sing mercy
The rains cascade mercy
The winds can rage mercy
You are mercy
The sun declares grace
The moon and stars echo grace
The heavenly host answers grace
You are grace
How can we not echo holy?
How can we not echo mercy?
How can we not echo grace?
Make us holy
Make us merciful
Make us gracious
The Dragon Nafs
“Deeds done with bad motives remain everlastingly tainted.” - Buddha
“This nafs is hell, and hell is like a dragon that seas cannot extinguish or decrease. It drinks the seven oceans dry, and still that creature-burning fire will not die down.” - Rumi
“But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on this law he meditates day and night.” -Psalm
When I step away from You my world becomes dark and filled with grief.
Teach me constancy.
Teach me to abide in Your light.
Guide my soul to goodness.
Desire is a strangling serpent.
Contentment and Charity is its cure.
I want to delight in Your ways.
I want to live a holy life.
Thank You for Your kindness, forgiveness and unfailing love.