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OM Namah Shivaya

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

While in LA, Shiva played this song I had not heard before and I was just struck with a wave of exhilaration and internal ecstasy that was both uplifting and calming simultaneously. I didn't know what the name of the song was and I didn't have a chance to inquire. Then when we arrived home, a package had been sent to us with two CDs enclosed. I pulled them out and read the note from the marketing dude and thought, great more CDs that probably won't be music we can use or even like.

So they set for about 2 weeks on my desk, collecting cat hair...or at least dust. Then last Saturday, I needed to run to the store for something and I looked at the CDs and thought I would listen to one. Now I am a sucker for OM Namah Shivaya and Hare Krishna songs, so I picked the one that had the later of these two and went to the car. After the CD loaded, I flipped to track 6 - OM Namah Shivaya - and I started to hear this faint OM Hara OM, repeated about five times and I was again struck with a wave of exhilaration and internal ecstasy, as this was the song. I yelled out the window, I can't believe it, and started singing along with the song.

OM Namah Shivaya
by Wade Imre Morrissette (partial lyrics)

One day I was walking down the road and I caught myself in a big bright light...so bright
One day I was walking down the road and I caught myself in a big fat smiling...smilin'
OM Namah Shivaya, OM Namah Shivaya, OM Namah Shivaya...
In the highest...OM Hari OM
OM Sweet OM

Shanti,
Tom

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