One day I woke up and heard this song, sung ultra-slow, somehow appearing with the distant sounds of street traffic. For me, it's a message that all is well. It rings true for me: A higher power is beating my heart and breathing my lungs, even without my awareness.
What is more awe-inspiring, more awesome, more full of awe? What is more easeful, more peaceful, more comforting? Surely there must be a higher power who has it all under control, holding all of us in a loving embrace. Surely we can rest assured, trusting we are worthy of love, harmony, truth, and justice.
This song is my selection for this week's Hive Open Mic theme: "Healing Songs." To me, there is deep meaning, and rich medicine in this song's message and the melody. In the recording process, I felt myself soothed by some handsome sounds that seemed to flow naturally through the instruments, played at a nice slow tempo.
Compared to the song I shared last week, this one was smooth sailing. I made a few adjustments to simplify my equipment setup, and then performed it live with a looping station. Visually, I think the double exposure video does a fair job of showing essentially what is happening sonically. I'm grateful for what feels like a creative breakthrough.
A new song, presented as a multitrack recording
Heart beating I am aware of my blood in flow
Heart listening to this harmony imagining
With open roads and open arms to hold me
With steady steps I steadily up-level
I honor myself and all my brothers and sisters
I honor the earth and all in it that is sacred
Hive Open Mic - Week 62 is underway right now, with the current theme: “Healing Song.” We introduce new themes every Sunday, inviting musicians to share a common current. Musicians always have full freedom to bring whatever music feels inspired in the moment. There is still time to jump in and enjoy this week's Hive Open Mic event!
I am a star child, ultra-fly and down-to-earth. I am an artist, making films with Arise and songs with Cosmic Butterflies. My latest launch is a Rock album called "Colors Flying," to be released this Summer. My greatest achievement is my role as a rad daddy to three incredible kids.