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Mutual Album Spotlight: “Healing Water”

Feli Ika You can hear Feli on the 2017 Mutual Album.

What’s the story behind the song “Healing Water”?

Stream the entire album on the youth music player or on Spotify.

I grew up surrounded by music. In my family, if there’s any kind of family meeting, there’s music. Everywhere we go, we have to sing a song. We just love to hear each other’s voices and realize again and again how much talent each of us has.

I know that because of the covenants we make in this life, my family can be with me forever. That knowledge is part of my identity. I feel like “Healing Water” can be a reminder to keep our covenants. It's a blessing to have ordinances and covenants, and those covenants begin with baptism.

And like healing water on my skin
Rushing rivers crashing in
Like a child I’m born again
To start a brand new life

Feli Ika

I was like any other girl or boy that was baptized at 8 years old. I was excited, but when the time came to put on the baptismal jumpsuit, I got really nervous. As I stepped into the water, I was shaking. But then I remembered something. My dad had told me to pay attention to the baptismal prayer and to what I felt. And as I thought about that, I felt comforted. I felt comfort when he put me down in the water. I felt like I was under for forever, but when I came back out of the water, I could see all my family smiling at me. I saw how proud they were of me for making the decision to receive the Holy Ghost and make my baptismal covenant with Heavenly Father.

Now that I’m older, as I look back, I feel like baptism is an opportunity to see the world and everybody in this world in a brighter and different way, thanks to the gift of the Holy Ghost.

There’s something called forgiveness
No matter what we’ve done
And when I take the bread and water
That familiar feeling comes

I love the chorus of “Healing Water.” I feel like it’s a good reminder of how our baptism felt. As I sing it, it reminds me of how I felt when I was baptized and received the Holy Ghost, and how I feel every time I renew those covenants as I take the sacrament each week. Clean.

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What can you remember about your baptism? What feelings did you have? Share your experience below.

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