Seek Yourself in Me

by Darlene Franz, voice and harmonium

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Soul, you must seek yourself in Me
And Me you must seek in yourself.

You were created for love
Beautiful, gracious, and thus
In my heart painted
Should you lose yourself, O my beloved,
Soul, you must seek yourself in Me.

But if perhaps you should not know
Where you may find Me
Do not go hither and thither,
But, if you should wish to find Me,
Me you must seek in yourself.

--St. Teresa of Avila (tr. Raimon Panikkar)

lyrics

Lower voice lyrics: Thou of I, I of Thou, Thou of I, I of Thou
Upper voice lyrics: Seek yourself in me, Seek me in yourself

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released March 5, 2013
composed by Darlene Franz
engineered by Christian Heilman, www.mixerguy.com
image: Koru, New Zealand, by Darlene Franz

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Darlene Franz Seattle, Washington

Since 2006, Darlene Franz has been composing chants and facilitating mindful singing workshops throughout the US and Canada. Her work with groups cultivates the expansion of embodied attention and presence. Through active and meditative practices based in sacred mantric interspiritual chant, singers and “non-singers” can discover grounded, centered, whole awareness while singing. ... more

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