In her first solo release, Hari Bhajan Kaur Khalsa celebrates the divinity within every woman. Divine Woman offers experiences of profound peace, immersing you in ancient sounds of mantra to awaken and heal the Divine Feminine within. With a mesmerizing voice and invigorating world tones, Hari Bhajan Kaur’s Divine Woman is a true gift.
We wanted to find out more about the inspiration behind this album, so we asked her a few questions.
Spirit Voyage: What was your inspiration for this album?
Hari Bhajan: Deep compassion for all the women I keep meeting who could benefit so much from these simple words for the soul. Also, Yogi Bhajan, my spiritual teacher, has been a constant inspiration for me with his teachings for women. My experience with the teachings and reciting these words throughout the years, experiencing their depth and subtlety, inspires me to sing them daily myself. They have been an amazing anchor (asset, help) in my life. It is my prayer that they can help everyone who listens to them in realizing their vast, divine, sacred, noble power within.
Spirit Voyage: What makes this album different from the rest of the albums in your catalog?
Hari Bhajan: This is my first solo album with my own music. So excited to share it with everyone!
Spirit Voyage: Can you share a story from the making of this album?
Hari Bhajan: So, February of 2015, I had most of the tunes lined up to fire off at the recording studio in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Suddenly, a week or so before heading over to the studio, I realized I wasn’t “feeling” most of the tunes. I really, really didn’t want to change things right before the recording, since I was super busy with my year-old baby, and there was almost no time left, but I knew I couldn’t just record something I wouldn’t put my heart into. I prayed for guidance. Fast forward to day-one at the studio…nothing had been figured out yet for those tunes. Luckily, I did have two tunes I felt sure of, so we started recording that. Later that evening, I sat in a relaxed mood and suddenly began hearing a beautiful tune for Adi Shakti in my head. I figured out the chords for it, and we worked on that for most of Day-Two. In the evening again, while walking, another tune randomly danced into my mind… and that gave us something to work with for Day-Three! This continued for the rest of the songs in the next few days. By the end, I was in awe at how everything worked out perfectly. I knew the divine guidance really came through with a little miracle. The whole process flowed beautifully and meditatively. So many profound experiences came from spending hours singing and listening back to these songs that I am forever changed and grateful.
Spirit Voyage: Is there something that your fans would love to know from the making of this album?
Hari Bhajan: Our one-year-old baby sat in the studio for most of this album…needless to say; our recording engineers are heroes for handling that with understanding and grace. And baby is forever intrigued with all the little shakers and instruments lying around that helped us keep him happy!
Spirit Voyage: Are there any special contributors to this album?
Hari Bhajan: The people who played with us practically donated their talents to this album. We had a low budget to work with, and they helped to make it a reality. Not only that… they also added amazing sounds to each track!
This album is really beautiful – you can listen here now – and honor that shakti power within us all!