Stand With Us to Bless the Waters

by Liquid Bloom + Numatik

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••• All profits donated to Indigenous Rights & Water Organizations •••

Amani Friend joins forces with Summit Jaffe of Numatik music, Native American elder John Ball Running Eagle, Yona FrenchHawk, Black Fox Pomani, and many other musicians and remix producers from around the world. "Stand with us to Bless the Waters" is our prayer of solidarity for the Lakota Sioux Nation, & all the Water Protectors who have converged in North Dakota Standing Rock Reservation. This is the first time in centuries that all the indigenous nations of Turtle Island (America) have come together in unity & guardianship for our Earth.

This music release was imagined while soaking in the healing waters of Ojo Caliente Hot Springs in New Mexico, right after Amani & Summit both finished their unique Water prayer tracks. Since both these tracks were coincidentally written in the same key, producers from all over the world, like Earth Cry, Mystral, Soulacybin, Martin’s Garden, Ecometric, Gumi, and Twin Shape added their unique psychedelic downtempo flavors by mashing up the stems from both tracks and making them one in their new interpretations. The original version of "Bless the Waters" flows as an intentional journey that can be used daily to energize and re-structure water you consume, and to send out your daily gratitude to the liquid lifeblood that creates and sustains life on this planet.


O Mitakuye Oyasin

I send out a voice to the direction West, home of the Thunder Beings, the Waquin, the Lightning Beings, the Heyoka and the Black Stone. I offer this water for their blessing of power. In gratitude we align the water within us with the power of the West. May we always choose to walk the right Red Road, from the West to the East.

I turn to the North with my offering of water to ask their blessing. A blessing from the Tatanka Oyate, the Buffalo Nation, and the Red Stone. The Red Stone given to us by the White Buffalo Calf Woman, so that we many always speak in truth. I ask a blessing of truth and sincerity upon these waters, that they may always run pure.

Looking to the direction East, the home of the Morning Star, the Rising Sun, and the Yellow Stone. I lift my glass of water to the truth vibrations that daily gift us with life, and ask for their blessings of love to enter my glass and my body. Fill me with the refractions of love in all the molecules of water in my body

Turning to the direction we are always facing, the Wanagi, the Spirit World. We offer our water to our common destination of the Spirit World and ask their blessing. This blessing flows from the Spirit World into our glass of water, into our bodies, and entrains the frequency of the water already in our body to the vibration of love. Our waters leave us and mix with the waters in the world to bring love all throughout the world. This is the blessing we ask from the Wanagi, the Spirit World.

Looking upwards to my Grandfather, Tunkashila, and Wambli Gleska, the Spotted Eagle who flies closest to your face, and the Blue Stone, I ask your blessings upon my waters. Grandfather, whose voice from the Great Mystery is silence, bless this water. Transform it into the original purity of love it has been so we may walk in beauty.

Leaning close to my Grandmother, Unchi Maka, whose body is so beautiful. From whom all things come, upon who’s face we tread, and the Green Stone I ask for your sweet blessing. Find our care of your water pleasing to you. Help us regenerate the life you have given us, so that it may be in harmony as above, so below.

Let the waters within me spill out into the world as a blessing of love to all.

— John Ball Running Eagle

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released November 1, 2016

Mastering generously donated by Gregor GZ Mastering
‘Stand with Us’ produced, recorded, & mixed by Summit Jaffe (Numatik)
‘Bless the Waters’ produced, recorded, & mixed by Amani Friend (Liquid Bloom)
Native Prayers: Yona FrenchHawk (‘Stand with Us’) & John Ball Running Eagle (‘Bless the Waters’)
Native Chanting: D Black Fox Pomani
Acoustic Guitar: David Brown of Rising Appalachia
Flute: Sebastien Marconato
Didjeridoo: Summit Jaffe
Album Art: Amani Friend

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Liquid Bloom Boulder, Colorado

Liquid Bloom transports the listener to imaginative realms inspired by the resonance of the world’s ancient lineages. Designed by Amani Friend from Desert Dwellers, this project provides a soundtrack for intentional inner expeditions. Blending instrumentation with natural field recordings, sublime vocals & layered sound design, Liquid Bloom’s deep meditative styling is a vessel for clear vision. ... more

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