Lover Spirit, Intuition: A Song for Sending the Directions

Amanda Udis-Kessler wrote these for Mystic Grove CUUPs Summer Solstice 2021. She is incredibly generous and anyone is welcome to use any of her music at any time for worship or progressive activism purposes. This holds for any other CUUPS chapters that are in contact with us. Amanda only asks that the words not be changed without consulting with her first. More of her work can be found at https://queersacredmusic.com/

LYRICS

Lover Spirit, Intuition: A Song for Sending the Directions

New lyrics by Amanda Udis-Kessler. Copyright 2021

Lover Spirit, intuition in the center of our souls,
Thank you for your sacred presence. All are one and all are whole.
Lover Spirit, now departing, bless us ever as we dwell.
With the drum and with the cauldron, from the source we bid farewell.

Sister Water, ever flowing, ocean, river, pond and rain,
Thank you for your sacred presence, stream to bathe the growing grain.
Sister Water, now departing, bless us ever as we dwell.
With the cup, the holy chalice, from the west we bid farewell.

Brother Fire, great transformer, share the passion of the sun.
Thank you for your sacred presence, heat unleashed and life begun.
Brother Fire, now departing, bless us ever as we dwell.
With the wand, directing power, from the south we bid farewell.

Father Air, your inspiration holds together all that lives.
Thank you for your sacred presence, howling gust and silent wind.
Father Air, you now depart us. Bless us ever as we dwell.
With the blade as sharp as morning, from the east we bid farewell.

Mother Earth, beloved garden, living treasure underfoot,
Thank you for your sacred presence, rock and crystal, nut and fruit
Mother Earth, you now depart us. Bless us ever as we dwell.
With the pendant, deep as midnight, from the north we bid farewell.

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Song appears at 51:24. Performed by Amanda Udis-Kessler and sung by Phoebe Lostroh. Visual by Mystic Grove CUUPs.

SHEET MUSIC

Mother Divine

Song: “Mother Divine”
Album: Lila Return of the Goddess
℗ 2008 Goddess Music
Released on: 2008-03-22

LYRICS

Mother Divine
Oh Mother, Mother Divine

Mother Divine
Oh Mother, Mother Divine

Rekindle my spirit and weave my soul
I am a golden thread
Reawaken the mystery
Lying dormant inside of me

 

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Re-Wild My Soul

Song: “Re-Wild My Soul”

Album: Sisters of the Moon

℗ 2020 Heather Houston

Released on: 2020-01-10

LYRICS

Oh RIVER, re-wild my soul
Help me let go of control
Show my heart how to flow with ease again
I am ready, take me in

Oh MOUNTAIN, re-wild my soul
Help me let go of control
Show my heart how to lift mine eyes again
I am ready, take me in

Oh EAGLE, re-wild my soul
Help me let go of control
Show my heart how to fly so free again
I am ready, take me in

Oh VAST SKY, re-wild my soul
Help me let go of control
Show my heart how to be spaciousness again
I am ready, take me in

Oh SOFT WIND, re-wild my soul
Help me let go of control
Show my heart how to be clear and cleansed again
I am ready, take me in

Oh FOREST, re-wild my soul
Help me let go of control
Show my heart how to trust this path again
I am ready, take me in

Oh SUNSHINE, re-wild my soul
Help me let go of control
Show my heart how to shine with warmth again
I am ready, take me in

Oh MAMA, re-wild my soul
Help me let go of control
Show my heart how to beat with yours again
I am ready, take me in

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The Way Knows the Way

Original song by Lyndsey Scott, recorded by Lyndsey Scott and Lisa G. Littlebird.

LYRICS

You don’t have to know the way
the way knows the way
You don’t have to plan the way
Trust the way, feel your way
The way knows
The way knows
The way knows the way

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English original.

Spanish version

No hay que saber por donde ir
El Donde sabe ir
Sin planearse puede ir
Al confiar y sentir
Camina, camina
El Donde sabe ir

(Translation by Leticia Nieto)

NOTES

https://www.riseupandsing.org/songs/way-knows-way

Blessings of Beltane

(Cernunnos Rising)

First sunlight dancing upon a stream,
A web with pearls of dew,
Blessings of colour from flower and thorn,
Above me only blue.

First birdsong from the meadow land,
An inspirational sound,
Carried along by the morning breeze,
Waking all around.

Bringer of summer Dancer of green
Keeper of cauldron Diviner of dream
Maiden of flowers Lifter of veils
Friend of my heart Teller of tales

Winter will teach the beauty of change,
I smile now that summer is here,
She’s back again, with a fragrant embrace,
Brought on the wheel of the year.

So light up the fires of Beltane,
The promise of May-time once more,
And witness the dance of the maiden,
Just as the year before.

Bringer of summer Dancer of green
Keeper of cauldron Diviner of dream
Maiden of flowers Lifter of veils
Friend of my heart Teller of tales

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Candlemass

???
Winter winds grows colder standing breathing __ and ___

Over and over winter winds grow bolder
will be frozen____ to stone?

Nearer and nearer cold breeze grows clears
Singing through the crystal glaciers and the _____

Clearer and clearer summer breeze grows dearer
Longing for cold winter to fade

Still through the moonlight night dawns with a gaining light
Each day increasing light ______

Longer and longer, little flame grows stronger
Though the light trickles and ????

Stronger and stronger, little flame lasts longer
Every morning more than before
Every morning more than before

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On their website, Bell Book and Canto has several albums.  Find the album for 13 Moons and the song “Candlemass” is on it.  https://bellbookandcanto.com/shoppe

Moon Goddess

Album: Kali Ma: Dances of Transformation
(C)(P) Alan Scott Bachman
Song: Moon Goddess

Goddess of Moonlight
Dancer of our Night
Giver of all Life
Blessed Be.

Goddess of Moonlight
Dancer of our Night
Giver of all Life
Blessed Be.

Grand Mother of One and All
Your Wisdom, Universe-All.

Goddess of Moonlight
Dancer of our Night
Giver of all Life
Blessed Be.

Goddess of Moonlight
Dancer of our Night
Giver of all Life
Blessed Be.

Goddess of Moonlight
Dancer of our Night
Giver of all Life
Blessed Be.

Grand Mother of One and All
Your Wisdom, Universe-All.

Goddess of Moonlight
Dancer of our Night
Giver of all Life
Blessed Be.

Goddess of Moonlight
Dancer of our Night
Giver of all Life
Blessed Be.

Grand Mother of One and All
Your Wisdom, Universe-All.

DRUM PATTERN

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Winter’s Cloak

Winter’s Cloak by Joyce Rupp

This year I do not want
the dark to leave me.
I need its wrap
of silent stillness,
its cloak
of long lasting embrace.
Too much light
has pulled me away
from the chamber
of gestation.

Let the dawns
come late,
let the sunsets
arrive early,
let the evenings
extend themselves
while I lean into
the abyss of my being.

Let me lie in the cave
of my soul,
for too much light
blinds me,
steals the source
of revelation.

Let me seek solace
in the empty places
of winter’s passage,
those vast dark nights
that never fail to shelter me.

NOTE

Rupp is a writer as well as Co-Director of the Institute of Compassionate Presence.