Energy of Love – Heather Houston

This one came through for myself and my retreat participants. Let’s surround ourselves in love as we move through the world – like a protective ball of energy. Lets feel it moving through us, in us, as us…

Lyrics:
The energy of love surrounds me
The energy of love moves through me
Guiding my way in all I do and say
Yes the energy of love surrounds me

Heather Houston
© 07/2022

You Belong Here — Heather Houston

A fun greeting song created for my Song Village community — and for everyone to enjoy. Once my participants get the hang of it, I invite them to walk around and sing one whole round to one person, then to another, and so on and so forth. Harmonies can be improvised. All for fun!

Lyrics:

You belong here in this place
You belong here in this place
Oh I see you
And I see you seeing me to

I belong here in this place
I belong here in this place
Oh I see you
And I see you seeing me too

I belong here in this place – repeat 3 or 4 times

Heather Houston
© June 2022

Infinite Bliss – Heather Houston

This fun polyrhythmic chant came to me on the winds at Pinnacles National Monument. I love to hike alone there and experience “the hills are alive with the sound of music” kinds of moments. 🙂 It’s vast and spacious and filled with fields of wildflowers! Absolute bliss! So this song got titled Infinite Bliss.

I like to really break down the rhythms on this one, pointing out the up beats and down beats at the beginning of each phrase.

© Heather Houston 2005
All rights reserved

Bele Mama — Cameroon, West Africa

This is a great ice-breaker of a song! The perfect opener. It gets your group singing in harmony in a matter of minutes. Possible meaning is “Mama come out and play!” When I first learned this, I learned that it was from the Torres Straight Islands and that it meant “Beautiful Earth.” The more research I do, the more I find that it’s actually from West Africa and has traveled far and wide. I learned it off of a “WombSong” CD. Enjoy!

Lyrics:

Bele mama, bele mama ee ay
Bele mama, bele mama ee ay
Bele mama, bele mama, bele mama, bele mama,
Bele mama, bele mama ee eh

This song is in the public domain
Arrangement by Heather Houston