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Wash Our Spirits Clean

Monday, November 26, 2012

Dear Joe Riley, amazing purveyor of magnificent poetry to my Inbox each week, said this with this posting, "With so much emphasis on shopping rather than thankfulness I was reminded of this song. I don't mean it as a sermon or condemnation, just a reminder that there is more to life than buying stuff. I invite you to listen:"



Wash Your Spirit Clean
Sung in Cherokee and English
(PLEASE NOTE: the file streams on Internet Explorer,
but not on most other browsers)
www.panhala.net/Archive/
Wash_Your_Spirit_Clean.html


Hi Nv Ga La Ja Da Nv To
Ha Da Hv Si Ni Ja Du Li Sgai
Di Ja Yo Hi Ki La Hi Go Wa Ta
Hi Nv Ga La Ja Da Nv To
Hi Nv Ga La Ja Da Nv To
hos da hi ta da na de ja du
hi es go hi ge ja de le hi
Hi Nv Ga La Ja Da Nv To

Give away the things you don't need
Let it all go and you'll soon see
And you'll wash your spirit clean
Wash your spirit clean

Go and pray upon a mountain
Go and pray beside the ocean
And you'll wash your spirit clean
Wash Your spirit clean

Be grateful for the struggle
Be thankful for the lessons
And you'll wash your spirit clean

Hi Nv Ga La Ja Da Nv To
Ha Da Hv Si Ni Ja Du Li Sgai
Di Ja Yo Hi Ki La Hi Go Wa Ta
Hi Nv Ga La Ja Da Nv To
Hi Nv Ga La Ja Da Nv To
hos da hi ta da na de ja du
hi es go hi ge ja de le hi
Hi Nv Ga La Ja Da Nv To

~ Walela ~
(from the CD of the same name,
which is the Cherokee word for hummingbird)



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JUST_BREATHE08 11/28/2012 11:59PM

    emoticon Maha...Thank you so much!!

This would also be great to use for meditation. It is so peaceful.

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SOULFISH80 11/28/2012 2:06PM

    Beautiful way to balance out the neverending pull upon our attention to buy beyond our means this season. Go into the mountain, clean your soul, and then come back and see if what your world needs is more stuff?! Thanks Maha, always a dip in the wonderous waters of the spirit when I come by your page.

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WATERMELLEN 11/27/2012 8:26PM

    Black Friday has even migrated north of the border (and we celebrated Thanksgiving weeks ago in early October).

I was really stunned by the videos of people at Walmart etc.

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APPYMORGAN 11/27/2012 3:32PM

    Thank you for sharing this, it is beautiful. I too am choosing to avoid shopping for anything unnecessary. A little washing of my spirit will do me good this year.
Blessings

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DDOORN 11/27/2012 1:17PM

    Wonderful thoughts...! Wish I had this as my anthem for Buy Nothing Day, the antidote to Black Friday!

Wanting to entirely pull the plug from the whole commercialism of this holiday season. As I said elsewhere: queuing up with the masses never was my forte! :-)

Don

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GOANNA2 11/27/2012 6:18AM

    Thank you for sharing. You know what to say
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PEACEFULONE 11/27/2012 12:47AM

    The perfect message for this time of year. Thank you dear Maha for your sharing!
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LOPEYP 11/26/2012 7:34PM

    Wouldn't it be nice if we could give away things that we don't need as gifts and it wouldn't be thought of as "regifting"?
Thanks for sharing.

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DAISY443 11/26/2012 8:51AM

    Lest we forget, you have given us a wonderful reminder!

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GINABUG 11/26/2012 8:45AM

    Ah! Walela -- one of my favs. I had the privilege of seeing them live in Michigan several years ago at an outdoor stage. What a blessing. Thanks for sharing this and reminding me not only to "wash my spirit clean" daily, but also to revisit the blessings of my past in music, poem, and thoughtful memories.

Blessings and joy to you, dear Maha!

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SEAWILLOW 11/26/2012 8:25AM

    Thanks for sharing!

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SUSANNAH31 11/26/2012 7:57AM

    There sure is MUCH more to life than just "buying stuff."
Thanks for that important reminder during this marathon buying season.

"Be grateful for the struggle
Be thankful for the lessons"

I'm grateful for a friend with such a good message.

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DIANE7786 11/26/2012 7:40AM

    Great music for start of a fresh day. Thanks for sharing.

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GENKI_WARRIOR 11/26/2012 7:17AM

    Sounds like a tune for a good cleaning out day! ;D

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LIFETIMER54 11/26/2012 7:11AM

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JGRAY76 11/26/2012 7:09AM

    Less is more, thanks for the reminder.

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