The snow is melting, now, on this Christmas morning,
revealing of the dormant Earth below.
We gather ‘round our tree of many colors,
Exchanging gifts and all the love we can show.
The sun is showing again above the mountain
Even in this darkest time of year.
The miracle of the light comes celebrating
The time to share the gifts will always be here.
We gather celebrating of life’s miracle
We gather celebrating the virgin birth,
And sing our songs for love of baby Jesus,
Can you sing some prayers for love of Mother Earth?
Now, Santa has gone back to his home in the North Pole,
leaving a song and gifts for all of us to see.
Gone with all his sleigh and magical reindeer
All the gifts for you and for me.
And Spring is only now
A far away fantasy,
A place waiting for
All our dreams to grow,
Knowing that the energy here is biding,
We celebrate this chrysalis morning glow.
Richard Evan MacKay
**This song came as an inspiration during the Christmas season when I happened to be feeling sad and lonely, ruminating about the recent transition of my mother that year.
OH, I HEAR GOD’S VOICE
Oh, I hear God’s voice
in the setting sun,
in the cricket’s song
We are all One.
1 So I sing my song
share all these feelings
new day has begun.
2 Oh, I hear God’s voice
in the wind and rain
in the rising sun
in this brand new day.
3 In the rising sun
and the rising Earth
Oh, all these feelings
What are they worth?
4 Is this voice inside?
Is it all about?
Is it mine alone?
or is it everyone’s?
5 Oh, I hear God’s voice
within my mission
in love and in care
in a loving vision.
** I suppose this song doesn’t make sense unless you imagine or contemplate as I do
that vision, sound, song, colors, and nature are all energetic components of the One Spirit in a fabric of a vibrational harmony.
This is so amazingly a part of living in this new century, living where there are new frontiers to pioneer for the bold who are coloring outside the lines.
The Music of the Plants research began at Damanhur (in Italy) in 1976, when resident researchers created an instrument that was able to capture the electromagnetic variations of the surface of plant leaves and roots, and turn them into sounds.
The desire for deep contact with nature has also inspired the “Plant Concerts,” in which musicians perform while accompanied by melodies created by trees. The trees learn to control their electrical emissions, so they can modulate the notes, as if they are aware of the music they are producing. This research has continued, and today, the device used for concerts is available to the general public so that this profound experience of plant world communication may be shared by anyone who wishes to do so.
It is possible to purchase the Music of the Plants device online.
Pastel shades of blue
painted on the panorama ‘fore my eyes
Oh, Magenta, red, and aqua rainbows
fill the sky just like some rhyme –
Am I dreaming songs of love?
Am I always wondering why?
Is it truth or is it passion
that fills my heart and overflows my mind?
Open now and hope forever,
My heart is on the line:
a deeper shade of color,
and this dancer spinning to some unknown time –
I can be this heart within
and I do answer for my own time
as the poet lives within these wings
and this dancer with the mystery unwinds–
Oh, this trembling uncertainty,
wanting a place
to voice my feelings
in this chaotic seeming world.
I follow my heart.
I follow my dream,
as the gibbon moon crosses
high in the sky –
I dream of beauty and love.
A voice out of somewhere asks:
What have you to give songsmith?
I reply that
I am finding my voice
and bringing you my harmonies
in this disharmony,
I am the song in the wind,
the sun on your face,
the love in your heart,
the rhythm in your dance,
the dream in your spirit,
Life is a symphony of the senses.
When did you forget
to see, to feel the next wave
on the water,
to feel the wind swaying
the trees, blowing through your hair
or to take to the path
in the forest,
to watch a bird enjoying
the skyway or circling above?
Is your life limited
to a mechanical enclosure,
cordoned off from outside
and dedicated only
to reasons of economy?
Life, however, even here
in this enclosure
real or imagined
plays it’s symphony to you
if you are experiencing
the timbre and rhythms
of the sounds,
the shades of colors,
the poetry beyond noise of words,
the dance of the wind.
The symphony is playing –
Be present and listen
“The Christian Church, in its Augustinian emphasis on the evil of nature, from which human consciousness should out of sheer common sense hold itself aloof, contributed to the gap Western human beings feel between themselves and the universe.”
-Robert Bly – News of the Universe – Poems of twofold consciousness