"God the soul you have given me is pure." I wrote my setting of Elohai NeshamahSoul as a meditation for myself, and for friends with whom I davenLit. Pray (Yiddish) Particularly, praying in a traditional manner, mouthing the words of the prayer softly while swaying.. When chanting Elohai NeshamahSoul, I affirm my God connection, your God connection, and therefore our inherent connectedness. When we define our encounters as soul-to-soul, then we are choosing to recognize the essential goodness that lies at the heart of each other.
Note: The audio track, sheet music, and further commentary about this text can be found at http://alexandermassey.com/elohai-nshamah/. On that page, you will find more about the symbolism embedded in the musical shapes, and simple symbolic meditative movements to accompany the chant.