These 10 songs include original compositions by Shambhavi (Meg) Christian as well as graceful renderings of Lord Make Me an Instrument, a powerful prayer attributed to St. Francis of Assisi. Lyrical references to 'Lord', 'master', 'God' and 'Guru' are as often female as male. Other selections include renderings of Today is a Golden Day, a poem by Jnaneshwar Maharaj and Samurai Poem, the words of which were written by an anonymous 14th-century samurai warrior. The latter is a particularly striking example of detachment gained by meditation; it begins 'I have no parents; I make the earth and heavens my parents ....' while it ends 'I have no sword; I make the absence of ego my sword.'
Long-time fans will be pleased to hear Meg's gorgeous voice resonate and bend a phrase in familiar ways.
To learn more about what Shambhavi Christian has been doing in and out of Women's Music, see this press release from Olivia Cruises.