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Heart is Wide Open (Free Download)

by Danya River

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evolvinthought Your song has changed my life, it found me at the perfect moment when I was ready to open up and I will be forever grateful for the experience of having my heart blown open so lovingly and persistently. Thank you for sharing your magic, I am in awe.
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Karoliina Beautiful voice, moving and heart-opening lyrics. Thank you!
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judy333 Thank you Danya River for creating this beautiful song it brings such healing to those who listen. Words cannot fully express my love for this song as it's such a journey into self expression. I have used it during my Alignment Sessions and workshops. It's a winner every time . Sharing is caring especially now when we are all going through massive change.
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Kevin LeRoy this is a PRAYER and used for our ceremonies very very appreciated so much deep deep healing has come from this
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This track was inspired by a quote by Dr. Kent Keith (often misattributed to Mother Teresa): "May God break my heart so completely that the whole world falls in."

As someone who cares deeply about all life on earth, I sometimes find myself overwhelmed and shutting down. This song has helped me feel soothed, self-compassionate and inspired to love and serve more courageously.

I sang this song for a dear friend's wedding and in the hospital room as another close friend's mother passed away. It has become an anthem for my women's group of 10 years, and we sing it regularly at our gatherings.

I hope you receive benefit from listening to this gift. It comes with all my love and prayers for your wellbeing and the wellbeing of all your loved ones.


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"Heart is Wide Open"
(c) 2016, Danya River

Oh Love, I pray that you break
my heart so wide open
that the whole world falls in.
I confess, I've been trying so hard
to keep it all out, keep it all out.

So Love, I pray that you break
my heart so wide open
that the whole world falls in.
I give up trying so hard
to keep it all out, keep it all out.

So Love, fill me, breathe me to pieces.

Love, I pray that you break
my heart so wide open
that the whole world falls in.
If I'm made for love
make me strong enough.

And when I need to hide
Love, hold me in your grace
until I feel safe

Then Love, fill me, breathe me to pieces

Love, come, fall into my heart
It's wide open
Dove fly out, and doves come home
here, to rest in my
heart is wide open, heart is wide open
heart is wide open, heart is wide open
sweet Love

Love, I pray that you break
my heart so wide open
that the whole world falls in...


released September 22, 2016

Produced by:
Kip Kuepper & Danya River

Engineered & Mastered by:
Kip Kuepper at Coupe Studios, Boulder, CO

Assistant Produced by:
Robert Gass (Danya's dad)

Assistant Engineered by:
Tess Van Laanen


Composition, Lyrics, Guitar & Vocals:
Danya River

Bass, Keyboards:
Kip Kuepper

Christian Teele

Alto Flute:
Bob Rebholz

Vocal Drone:
Robert Gass

Fred Langer

Graphic Design:
Ariana Saraha

All of my CrowdRise donors who made this production possible; to Christian, Bob, Fred, Tess, Ariana, mom, dad, Ben Canyon, and Soléo for your invaluable creative input; my Wise Women (Lettecia, Ellie, Kate, Shoshanna, Martha, Elizabeth, Annie Rose, Candace, Sara); my sweet beloved family; my dear friends & community, especially Stephanie Yost & Gurpreet Gill; Justin Roth, for helping me arrive at the final production; and to Kip for your joyful, devoted, generous and skillful partnership each step of the way.


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