THE LYRICS


Watering the Heart-Root is a set of healing tools designed to help us grow into our fullest, happiest, and most authentic selves.  Created with 30 years of psychology experience, the project includes original songs & chants for singing and meditation, as well as workshops to learn how to deepen well-being.

 

The Songs & Chants lyrics are grouped by themes. First are the Emotional Well-Being lyrics, then the Spiritual Well-Being ones.  Imagine singing these to yourself--or having them sung to you! If you wish, change the wording from “I” to “we” or “you”.

(Copyright: Mindy Benowitz, unless otherwise noted. I give permission for my lyrics to be shared with others, if appropriate credit is given.)

 

 

APPRECIATING OUR BODIES

 

Wisdom In Every Cell

   My body has the wisdom of the Universe in every cell. 

 

Love Our Bodies And Ourselves

  I deserve to love my body.  I deserve to love myself.

  I do love my body.  I do love myself.

 

Body Appreciation Song

  I love and appreciate my beautiful body.  I love and appreciate my beautiful self.

                        (or: my strong, healthy body; my sensual body; my loyal body, my living body, …)

 

 

 

 

CONNECTING WITH JOY, CREATIVITY, AND INNATE WORTHINESS

 

Love Is All Around

  Love is all around me; I fully let it in.   

  Love is full within me; I freely let it flow.

 

Creativity Flows Through Me

  A spring of creativity continually flows through me and out into the world.    (Adair & Aal)

 

I Deserve To Have My Needs Met

  I am a beautiful person and I deserve to have my needs met.

 

I Feel The Joy

  I feel the joy in everything I do.  I feel the joy in everything I do.

      Verses:

      Sunshine on my face

      Walking in the woods

      Talking with my friend

      Speaking my truth

      Cuddling with my sweetie

      Playing with my dog

 

 

 

OPENING TO POSITIVE POSSIBILITIES, GRATITUDE, & SELF-COMPASSION

 

All Things Are Working Together

  All things are working together for good in my life.   (Shakti Gawain)

 

Open To Receiving And Gratefully Receiving

  I am open to receiving all the blessings of this abundant Universe.  (Shakti Gawain)

  I am gratefully receiving all the blessings of this abundant Universe.

 

Supported By The Earth

  My whole self is supported by the earth.

 

I Am Enough

  I am enough.  I have enough.  I love myself fully just the way I am.

  I am enough.  I have enough.  I belong in the Universe just the way I am.

  I am enough.  I have enough.  I am so worthy just the way I am.

 

 

BEING FULLY PRESENT

 

Beingness

  I am.

 

Right Here and Now

  Right here, right now, life is good.

 

Hineini

  Hineini, hineini, hineini, hinei.  (Hebrew)

  I am here.  Fully present.  Aware and ready.

 

(Copyright: Mindy Benowitz, unless otherwise noted. I give permission for my lyrics to be shared with others, if appropriate credit is given.)

 

A Note on Spiritual Terms

I support people exploring and defining what spirituality means for them. Personally, I use the word “God” as a convenient shorthand to mean:

 

An energy of love, wisdom, and creativity that is in all things and all people and is available for everyone.

o        that is the basis or essence of our being.

o        that connects everyone and everything.

o        that is far beyond the limitations of our human comprehension.

o        that we can experience and be supported by in many different ways.

An intelligence-power and wisdom-brilliance that created billions of expanding galaxies with the utmost precision.

 

If you are uncomfortable with the word “God” in some of these songs, feel free to substitute words that feel right to you. There are verses with optional wording to make them accessible to more people. If you have other terms that work for you, I'd love to hear about that.   

 

 

ALIGNING WITH THE ENERGIES OF LOVE, WISDOM & GUIDANCE

 

I Am One With Love, Life and The Mystery

  I am one with all.  I am filled with love (calm, peace).

  I am one with the Universe.  Love is here in me.

  I am one with God.  God is here in me.

 

  I align with love in me.  I am one with all.

  I align with the Soul in me.  I am filled with peace.

  I align with God in me.  I am one with God.

 

Trust and Acceptance

  Radical trust, radical surrender.     

  Radical trust, radical acceptance.

 

Totally Loved

  I’m held by the spirit of Nature and totally loved.

  I’m held in the hands of God and totally loved.

 

  I know I’m absolutely safe.          

  I know that my soul is good.

  I know that God is healing me.

 

I Allow Healing

  I allow the power of God to heal me.  I trust the power of God to heal me. 

  I allow the power of Nature to heal me. I trust the power of Nature to heal me.  

  I allow the power of love to heal me.  I trust the power of love to heal me.

  I allow the Light to heal me.  I trust the Light to heal me.

 

Absolute Faith

  Absolute faith in God.   (in Love; in Life; in Oneness)

 

Spirit Within Us and Everywhere

  Shechinah,  Shechinah. (Hebrew name for the in-dwelling spirit/energy of God)

  Adonai, Adonai.           (Hebrew name for the outer spirit/energy of God)

 

Teaming Up With Higher Power

 I pray to know Your will for me and for the power to carry it out.

 

 

 

Third Step Prayer

 

  Dear God, I offer myself to you, to build with me and do with me as you will. 

  Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better do your will.

  Take away my difficulties that victory over them may bear witness to those I would help

  of your power, your love, and your way of life.

  May I do your will always.  May I do your will always.  Amen.

 

  (Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc., 2nd Ed.—in public domain.  Some words are updated.)

 

 

 

Serenity Prayer

 

  God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,

  the courage to change the things that should be changed,

  and the wisdom to know the difference.

 

  (R. Niebuhr; In the public domain)

 

 

 

Prayer for Protection

  The light of God surrounds me;
  The love of God enfolds me;
  The power of God protects me;
  The presence of God watches over me;
  Wherever I am, God is!

 

  (James Dillet Freeman; In the public domain)

 

 

 

Additional Source Credits:

 

Practical Mediation for Busy Souls.  Margo Adair and Willian Aal.  (2008).    Sourcebooks.

Used with permission.

 

Creative Visualization.  Shakti Gawain.   (1978, 1995, 2002) Nataraj Publishing, New World Library, 14 Pamaron Way, Novato, CA  94949.  Used with permission.

 

Reinhold Neihbur-  authored the “Serenity Prayer”.  (In the public domain)

 

James Dillet Freeman, who was a Unity minister, wrote the Prayer for Protection.

(In the public domain)

 

Alcoholics Anonymous, 2nd Edition.  Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc., New York City, 1955 

(In the public domain)

 

Photo (below): Mindy Benowitz

 

 





At the heart of all this for me is my belief that we have to know and love our own selves to be able to create communities where there’s dignity, respect, and equality for everyone.

 

Comments or questions?

Feel free to email me at: mindy@mindybenowitz.com

 

(Copyright: Mindy Benowitz, unless otherwise noted. I give permission for my lyrics to be shared with others, if appropriate credit is given.)