I sat by the river and I listened to the water

she was singing about forgiveness, she was singing about hunger.

She was singing a song of sunlight as my body rolled under.

 

I asked the praying mantis, I asked the dragonfly.

while I chewed on rinds of anger by the mouth of the river

in my hand I held a fallen buckeye.

 

The coyote of Cherry Creek she howled me an answer:

Shake out your bones you wild creature.

shake out your bones you wild dancer!

 

Gather and empty is all you can do

with your hands and your heart, while the moon makes honey in the dark.

 

Gather and empty your bones of what aches

and the moon will make her honey in the dark from your mistakes.

 

I sat by the river and I listened to the water

and her waves washed me over like the hands of the mother.

 

I came clean to her gospel, I came hard to her thunder

and the waves washed me over like the hands of the mother.

 

The bones of my sisters and the bones of my brothers

are all that remains to be found by the huntress.

 

The flute made of bone is the last to sing the song

when the huntress comes tracking her tribe to come home.

The bones of the mother which are all made of jade

born of her blood and in her belly they are saved.

 

They’re all that remains to be found

when we’ve all gone under by the last huntress of the holy sound.

 

So put down your worries, lay your body on this ground

the gospel of the water will unwind what is bound.

 

The grace of the rocks and the sprites of the bridge at the edge of town

will return you to your essence; give you back your jade crown.

 

Put down your worries, come lay your body down

here at the river where the earth is hallowed ground.

 

Light a flame for forgiveness, light a flame for truth

claim your worthiness; grow into your youth.

 

Light a flame for forgiveness, light a flame for love

fear is the distance between you and your resolve.

 

Come home to the river, come home to this sacred sound

where the water sings your name in the secret language that you found.

 

Come home to the river, lay your body down

on the banks by the water where she sings a joyful sound.

 

There are circles on the water playing prism with the light

there are rocks carved with faces, there are rocks smooth and white.

She will wrap you in her rapture, share her pockets treasures deep

you will find all you desire in her jade green gown of fire

and your tears will turn to temples in the healing of her heat.

 

When her measure and your meeting harmonize in a round

you will hear your name in echo and be called home by the sound.

 

Then the moon will climb the hill at dusk over the tops of tall pine trees

and sing a song of forgiveness in a hard-earned melody.

 

As you sleep she’ll serenade you with a lullaby of mead

and her light will dissolve you of every wrong deed.

 

Whisper your prayers to the water, whisper your wishes to the moon

turn your lessons into wisdom, into soil and seeds to bloom.

 

So come home to the river, come home to this holy ground

let the gospel of the water wash your body down.

 

Come home to the river, lay your body down

give the bones of the past and future back to this holy ground.

 

Sit here by the water, listen to her song

remember yourself to the music; it’s what we’ve been all along.

 

Sit here by the water, hear your name in her song

she will weave you back into yourself; back home where you belong.

 

Come home to the river, hear your name in her song

she will call you back to yourself, back home where you belong.

 

Meredith Heller

Enjoy one of my favorite songs while you wait! (Make sure you dance!!)

2 Comments
  1. DaQua 2 months ago

    Each week I am struck by the way so much in the discussions and lessons resonate and mirror what is happening in my life on a day to day basis. This session about energy was so timely & on so many levels – from balance of energy in finances, relationships, environment and so much more. I took away a great deal. I was even able to recognise why I have been experiencing a deep pull to be out walking in nature since my return to Wales from Central Australia. I have been calling it my re-wilding in Wales – I see now that in essence I am instinctively balancing the energies that deplete me and I now recognise the much deeper messages in that. This programme is holding a mirror up to my life and supporting me to look into it and really see things that I have known deeply for so long and have drawn a veil over or walked away from or simply ( or not so simply) endured. Phew….not quite what I expected but therein lies the magic.

  2. Mara 2 months ago

    Since our last live call … I can’t stop cleaning … Organizing … Rearranging … Donating … Consigning & giving away! I am busy and foresee this going on for awhile. It feels so good! Saying goodbye to all the clutter, dust and stagnation & creating a true clean sacred space that flows and feels light, loving & welcoming! I am so excited! Plus …. I am buying more plants d/t an inner yearning as well as inspiration from this community! Like Dakota … I don’t have a green thumb … But I am going to try! The plants I recently bought are still alive and I will admit that I started talking & connecting to them which I think makes all the difference! Yay!

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