The Pearl: Maiden, Mother, Crone

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2015
 
The Pearl: Maiden, Mother, Crone is a collection of songs that celebrate a woman’s identity. May every woman who practices these shabads and repeats these mantras be blessed with her own grace, strength and power and may her prayer serve to bless the lives of women and girls all around the world.
 
The origin of this album's title is two-fold: it's dedicated to Janis Joplin, the amazing, full-throated, soulful but also broken singer from my home state, Texas. I grew up enamored of her power, how she just put it all out there. Her nickname was Pearl and she was a gem. But she was also damaged, as many of us are as women, in our culture and in cultures around the globe. 
 
But when we say, Wahe Guru Ji Ka Khalsa, Wahe Guru Ji Ki Fateh! Your purity belongs to God and your victory belongs to God. It's none of our business if we think we are pure or not--it's God's. And because it's God's it can never be broken or tarnished or damaged; it's antar and it is unchanging. When I began to experience my own inner purity and I recognized myself as that pearl--the Pearl of Great Price. I realized that I had been selling myself short my entire life. I'd been exchanging everything for nothing. And that's when the Teachings of Yogi Bhajan really began to work on my inner psyche and I began to truly change. This album is a reflection of the teachings, the mantras and shabads that helped me to rewrite my story and become the woman I am. I hope it serves you in finding your own true worth: the Pearl within.

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