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

Easy Does It Now — Heather Houston

A beautiful reminder to tune INTO our voices — pure enjoyment, pure bliss, pure pleasure.

Lyrics:
Easy does it now
Slow it down
Feel the sound
As you breathe, sing, freely now
Tune, croon, swoon…

Heather Houston
© June 2022

Coming Home to My Voice — Heather Houston

Coming home… ahhh… a simple mantra with simple harmonies.

 

Lyrics: 

Coming home to my voice x2

I am here to breathe

I am here to sing

 

Heather Houston

© 2022

Breath of Life — Heather Houston

This one dropped in while in deep meditation one morning. I often receive little medicine chants while in meditation, but don’t often record them. This one wanted to have wings, so I recorded it while still in a state of calm. If you listen closely, you can hear birds chirping in the background.

Heather Houston
© 2022

Sun Shine — Jan Estep

Our very own Sisters in Harmony Song Leader Training graduate Jan shares this song with us:

A four-part layer song, written to celebrate the power and healing presence of the Sun. Multiple harmonies and rhythms stack together, bursting with light and energy. For anyone who has experienced dark days of depression, being outside on a bright sunny day is natural medicine.

Lyrics:

Parts 1 & 2, melody and higher harmony:

Sun shine down on me, let my body breath the light
Sun shine down on me, let my body feel your warmth
Sun shine down on me, help me thaw these frozen bones
Sun shine down on me, help me find my way back home

Part 3, low:

Sun shine, sun shine, healing me, setting me free (4x)

Part 4, high:

Shine your light (2x)
Shine your light, shine your light, shine your light, shine your light (2x)

© Jan Estep 05/18/2021
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Braving the Wilderness — Anne Woodward

Our very own Sisters in Harmony Song Leader Training graduate Anne shares this song with us:

With gratitude to Brené Brown and her book, “Braving the Wilderness.” There is a yearning, especially in women, to find their voice and express themselves. For most of my life, I’ve been deferential (particularly around men), avoiding arguments and fearing confrontation, finding it difficult to speak up, even when encountering negativity, judgment, b.s., or polarization (things I know in my heart aren’t helping foster connection). Each time I remain quiet, I give away my power. We “brave the wilderness,” when we act with integrity by speaking up and voicing our opinion (with civility), rather than remaining silent… even when it’s not easy. And the more often we do so, the more graceful our delivery, and the more awesome it feels to be true to ourselves!

3 parts: melody, vocalized syncopated beat low layer, and high harmony

Lyrics:

I’m a woman
Who wants to be heard
I’m a woman, singing her song
I’m a woman, braving the wilderness
Speaking my voice
And rising strong

We are women
Who want to be heard
We are women
Singing our songs
We are women
Lifting our voices
And braving the wilderness
To right what’s wrong

Braving the wilderness to right what’s wrong
Braving the wilderness to right… what’s… wrong…

© Anne Woodward 06/2021
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Ride Your Thermals — Anne Woodward

Our very own Sisters in Harmony Song Leader Training graduate Anne shares this song with us:

When anxious, I feel physical sensations of unrest coursing through my veins. It’s an unpleasant feeling – and, when it happens, I know the struggle my body is having is created by patterned ways of thinking (limiting beliefs). Recently, I felt that familiar sensation of anxiety in my body. I wanted to let go of the thoughts creating fear, so I decided to write a Medicine Song to help me shift my awareness. I remembered a powerful essay by DeWitt Jones that I’d read 20 years ago… It deeply impacted me at the time and I wanted to capture its wisdom in a song for myself. So, I re-read the essay, “Stop Flapping,” by DeWitt Jones… and this is the song that came through.

Lyrics:

Quit flapping, ride your thermals
Rise, baby, rise
Stop struggling, ride your thermals
Rise, baby, rise

Trust that they are there
No need to worry or be scared
Move to your edge
Let go and soar…
Soar!

© Anne Woodward 7/2021
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Simplify — Anne Woodward

Our very own Sisters in Harmony Song Leader Training graduate Anne shares this song with us:

A medicine song for those times when we find ourselves on overwhelm. Simplify: breathe, let go, and create spaciousness.

Lyrics:

Breathe in, let go,
Embrace the flow,
Simplify.

Breathe in, let go,
Let Spirit flow,
Synchronize.

Sing my way home to love.
Sing my way home to peace.
Sing my way home to love.
Sing my way home to me.

© Anne Woodward  2/17/2021
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Mother Waters — Heather Houston

Offered in utter devotion to our Mother Waters. This one poured through me as I knelt down on the banks of the Tuolumne River to express my gratitude. To be sung with reverence and devotion.

Lyrics:

Oh Mother Waters
Thank you for your healing song
Oh Mother Waters
Here I know
that I belong

© Heather Houston
August 2021
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