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by Christina Maria Schmidt 

In 2011, Sri Kaleshwar (Swami) called Gustav to the Jesus temple in his Penukonda, India ashram. He gave Gustav the text of "The Heartbeat of the Mother" and told him to immediately go to the Jesus Garden to work on it. It was early afternoon and he was to compose a melody to these words in a few hours! Gustav was so excited; he worked very intensely and miraculously got it done by evening.

I remember when Gustav introduced it to us. Christinea, Falk, Veemala, Nina and Steven and I were frequently working with Gustav on bhajan projects in the ashram. We were all so excited when he played the first recorded version to us. It sounded a bit foreign, totally new to me and all of us because he only played the piano and the structure was not what we were familiar with bhajans.

Gustav told us about his plans to present this song to the globe. He wanted to create a symphony with all kind of instruments - strings, drums, piano, and even electric guitars. I was very excited listening to him, even though we could not imagine it at the time.

We set up a little project group and met daily to work on the song. Gustav, Falk and I spent hours and hours in the upper floor in Gustav's studio room, which was provided to him by Swami. Gustav would play piano but since he was not a trained pianist, he tried and tried, trying his maximum best to find the right chords and play them in a row without breaking up. Falk and I were sitting with him, trying to not lose our belief in him becoming a great pianist! Honestly, we had no hope that it would work out in such a short period of time. Then - I can´t remember when exactly - we stopped working on the song. We just got busy with a bhajan program for an upcoming program at the ashram and forgot about it.

But I had really fallen in love with that song… and one important thing: the only additional instruction Swami gave was that “a female needs to sing it.” This started a big thing for me. Nobody talked about who was going to sing it. I just had it in my mind, 'I need to sing this song.' At the same time, I was afraid and fought against the thoughts that someone else in my beautiful bhajan family would be "chosen" to sing it! But in the end, no one sang it. Until now...Somehow it had been forgotten for this long.

Since I had fallen in love with the song, I spent a lot of time working with it after Swami's samadhi. Trying to understand all of its meaning; trying to understand the Mother, all of Her pain. I dived into it as deep as I could; It was a process. I just progressed singing and playing the song with my guitar in my daily practice.

Then finally after five years, the thought came, 'Yes, let's record the song now!'

 

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'The Heartbeat of the Mother' Song

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Lyrics: Sri Kaleshwar

Melody: Gustav Vighneshwara Tilmann

Produced by Christina Maria & Michael Blanka

Engineered, mixed & mastered by Michael Blanka

Arrangement: Christina Maria & Michael Blanka

Recorded at Sai-Shakti Studios, Germany

 

Musicians:

Christina Maria Schmidt - Lead Vocals, Cymbals

Casey "Kaasi" McLerren - Guitar

Martin Mettenleiter - Viola

Bala Devi - Backing Vocals

Alexandra Song - Backing Vocals

Michael Blanka - Piano, E-Bass, Djembe

 

Lyrics to 'Heartbeat of the Mother':

 

What a woman, in this creation of the mother,

how many millions of broken hearts in the globe.

What a woman, in this creation of the mother,

how many millions of broken hearts in the globe.

How far will you create broken hearts, in your creation?

How far will you create broken hearts, in your creation?

How many men and women kingdom will take care,

how many men and women kingdom will take care (this planet)?

 

We are the kids of you, in the drama of your illusions,

we are the kids of you, in the drama of your illusions.

We are all your kids, we are all your kids.

We are all your kids, we are all your kids,..

..we are all your kids…

 

But the love needs to heal, the love needs to heal,

(but) the love needs to heal the heartbroken.

But the love needs to heal, the love needs to heal,

(but) the love needs to heal the heartbroken.

 

We are small white clouds in your sky,

we are small white clouds in your sky,

we are small white clouds in your sky,

we are (the) small white clouds in your sky….

..in your immortal sky, in the immortal sky,

in the immortal sky..

 

And the love needs to heal, the love needs to heal,

and the love needs to heal the heartbroken.

the love needs to heal, the love needs to heal,

love needs to heal the heartbroken.

 

We are begging to be together, we are begging to be together.

No more heartbroken(s), no more heartbroken(s).

For ever and ever no more heartbroken(s).

 

We are sincerely crying for your grace with all humans.

We are sincerely crying for your grace with all humans,

my dear Ma.

 

My dear Ma, we are all your kids,

we are all your kids..

Take care, take care…

..we love you for ever and ever

….

we love you for ever and ever.

….

Dear Ma, dear Ma,

…..

dear Ma.

 

released December 21, 2017

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Christina Maria (Schmidt)

Studied jazz vocals in Germany. After her studies, she lived in South India from 2004 until 2012 in the ashram of Sri Kaleshwar, her teacher, a modern saint and Siddha master. Under his guidance, she studied meditation, the ancient healing and enlightenment knowledge from the palm leaf books, as well as bhajans and kirtans in the style of Shiva Sai Mandir music; a style of bhajans developed by Sri Kaleshwar.

Currently is developing a healing center in South Germany, together with her life partner, Michael Blanka. She is a Sai Shakti healer, teaching bhajans and meditation, and giving bhajan concerts with the aim of creating soul healing through music.

She collaborates with those trained by Sri Kaleshwar in this specific style of bhajans including Sabeenamayi, Veemala and Falk. She also performs and records with Baba's Bhajan Band from the Divine Lineage Healing Center in Laytonville, California and in India, Europe, and the United States.

She is now dedicating herself to her recording projects, together with Michael Blanka, in their studio in south Germany.

A new studio album will be released in the spring of 2018.

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