From the recording Woman by the Sea
In March of 2018, I woke from a dream. I was is a grassy meadow overlooking beautiful misty mountains. The place was so beautiful, that I wondered if it was a different planet. I felt this sense of overwhelming peace, like I had spent many lifetimes there, and I knew it well. There was a house on the hill behind me, its cellar entrance was built into the hill. I walked into the cellar basement and up some wood stairs. At the top of the stairs was the front door of the house. Behind and to the right of me was the living space of the house. On the front door, there was a shelf and laying there, was a sacred cloth I recognized from the time I spent in Peru a few years ago. The indigenous people who live among the Jungle, sew these sacred cloths in geometric intricate patterns. I learned that the way the medicine people heal in this tradition is with the understanding, that all of reality is made up of these mandala looking designs. The Shaman, with the help of the spirits, can see into the energetic field of a person and see where the design is not quite right- tattered, broken, or missing. The Shaman chooses the right “Icaro” or sacred plant song to sing the pattern back into its original form. In the dream, I see this sacred cloth on this shelf, and a top of this shelf are some German Hummel figurines placed in a certain pattern. I begin meticulously moving the figures around in an intuitive new pattern on the cloth. As I am doing so, I notice that the words to “How can I keep from Singing” the old Quaker Hymn are written on the door above the shelf. I begin singing the song as I am diligently working on the new patterned design with the figurines. Then I start to hear voices behind me. I turn around and the entire living area is filled with people. They are all looking at me with such love in their eyes, as they are singing with me. We sing together all verses of the song and I am filled with the a immense sense of connection and gratitude. .