There’s a River Flowing in my Soul

There’s a River Flowing in my Soul

Contemplating reproductive rights, sharing a time of peace and meaning together, opening space for many stories and for a future imagined together, that affirms and supports our voices and realities.

October 3, 2021 Sunday Service Playlist

I can be your sister, your daughter, Tamara, Pamela, or Valentina

I can be your good friend, even your life partner

I can be your ally, who advises and fixes

I can be anything of everything, it depends what you call me

But I won't be the one who obeys, because my body belongs to me

I decide in my time how I want and what I want

Independent I was born, independent I decided

I don't walk behind you, I walk alongside here

You won't humiliate me, you won't yell at me

You won't put me down, you won't hit me

You won't denigrate me, you won't force me

You won't silence me, you won't shut me up


Not submissive nor obedient

Strong rebel woman

Independent and brave

Breaking the chains of indifference

Not passive nor oppressed

Beautiful woman, you give life

Emancipated in autonomy

Antipatriarch and happiness


I can be head of the household, worker, or intellectual

I can be the protagonist of our story and she who incites

The people, the community, she who wakes up the neighborhood

She who organizes the economy of her house, of her family

Beautiful woman, she stands up

And breaks the chains of skin


Joys and Concerns -; Ani Choying Drolma 

Sacred Tibetan chant: Namo Ratna Trayaya, Namo Arya Jvana Sagara, Vairochana, Byuhara Jaya Tathagataya. Arahate, Samyaksam Buddhaya. Namo Sarwa Tathagate Bhyay, Arahata Bhyah, Samyaksam Buddhe Bhyah. Namo Arya Avalokite, Shoraya Bodhisattvaya, Maha Sattvaya, Maha Karunikaya, Tadyata, Om Dara Dara, Diri Diri, Duru Duru, Itte We, Te Chale Chale, Prachale Prachale, Kusume, Kusuma Wa Re, Ili Milli. Chiti Jvala Mapanaye Shoha.

  • Closing Song -; Sing the Water Song (Irene Wawatie Jerome) “Each day when the sun rises, no matter how bad the day before might have been, there is a new chance for your hopes and dreams.” 

Our closing song was written by Irene Wawatie Jerome for Grandfather William Commanda's 2002 Circle of All Nations gathering. It is recorded with permission from the Wawatie and Commanda families and the Circle of All Nations Foundation and the Elders in Canada.

This Algonquin Water Song expresses loving gratitude for the water and raises the consciousness and connection of women with Mother Nature’s greatest gift. The song is easy to learn, and the hope is that millions of women will sing it, raising their own connection and awareness of the water they interact with daily even in the shower or at the sink. It is meant to be sung 4 times, facing each of the 4 Directions. They believe this is a powerful step to change, leading to both a spiritual as well as environmental shift on our planet. The words to the song will appear on your screen.

Postlude -; Rock Me, Goddess, in the Gentle Arms of Eden (Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer)