"Whose Face?"

Al tastayr panecha mimeni

 Do not hide Your Face from me.
         (Psalm 27:9)

I begin chanting this prayer with insistence and passion because I long to see and know The Face of God in all things, in all people, in all places, in all blessings, in all predicaments. After a while it feels as if God is chanting these words to me, saying, “I have been here all along; it is you who have been hiding. Show your face to Me. “ And then I enter the subtle state that I call “The Holy Confusion.” Whose Face? Mine? God’s? Both? Neither? Or does God look out from my face? Or do I look out from God’s face?

If I chant long enough I may be able to rest in this holy confusion, and bathe in its questions and come to the state of Un-knowing that leads to Wisdom.

This is a 3-part round..

(To download as an mp3 file, right-click ON THE MUSICAL NOTE (or control-click on a Mac) and save the linked file)



Al tastayr panecha mimeni


 Do not hide Your Face from me.

   - Single Part- note
  - Together -   note



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