Wise In Her Ways

Song: “Wise in Her Ways” by Lena Moon

Album: Rise Up

℗ 2013 Spiral Rhythm

Released on: 2013-06-17

LYRICS

Sing, my sisters, sing
Sing out loud of all you bring
For what you sing is what you are
And you’re wise in the ways of the woman by far

Wise in the ways of the woman by far
You’re wise in her ways
That’s what you are

Dance,  my sisters,  dance
Trance and prance and make romance
For how you dance is what you are
And you’re wise in the ways of the woman by far

Wise in the ways of the woman by far
You’re wise in her ways
That’s what you are

Speak, my sisters, speak
Speak out loud and don’t be meek
For how you speak is what you are
And you’re wise in the ways of the woman by far

Wise in the ways of the woman by far
You’re wise in her ways
That’s what you are

Dream,  my sisters, dream
Dream of all the love you’d seed
For what you dream is what you are
And you’re wise in the ways of the woman by far

Wise in the ways of the woman by far
You’re wise in her ways
That’s what you are

Bleed, my sisters, bleed
Releasing all you do not need
For how you bleed is what you are
And you’re wise in the ways of the woman by far

Wise in the ways of the woman by far
You’re wise in her ways
That’s what you are

Cry, my sisters, cry
Shed your tears til they run dry
For how you cry is what you are
And you’re wise in the ways of the woman by far

Wise in the ways of the woman by far
You’re wise in her ways
That’s what you are

Birth,  my sisters, birth walk
Draw your strength up from the Earth
For how you birth is what you are
And you’re wise in the ways of the woman by far

Wise in the ways of the woman by far
You’re wise in her ways
That’s what you are

Pray, my sisters, pray
Giving thanks for each new day
For how you pray is what you are
And you’re wise in the ways of the woman by far

Wise in the ways of the woman by far
You’re wise in her ways
That’s what you are

Smile, my sisters, smile
Let your heart sing for a while
for how you smile is what you are
And you’re wise in the ways of the woman by far

Wise in the ways of the woman by far
You’re wise in her ways
That’s what you are

So love my sisters love
Like the sun’s own rays shine from above
For how you love is what you are
And you’re wise in the ways of the woman by far

Wise in the ways of the woman by far
You’re wise in her ways
That’s what you are

Wise in the ways of the woman by far…
You’re wise in her ways
That’s
what
you
are….

LISTEN

From album…

In concert….

CHORD CHART

https://www.song-circle.com/world-songs/rainbow/wise-in-the-ways

NOTES

This is within reach for a newbie drum circle that doesn’t really read music. They can play background for a vocalist or vocalists in ritual or worship.

Pattern  — D    TKT    D

Syllables  — Mashed.   Potatoes.  Yum!

Can also be one drummer keeping a beat like this version.

I Am the Goddess

(by White Horse Spirit)

I am the goddess
And I am the light

I am the stars
And I am the night

I am the sun
And I am the moon

I am the power
and I am the truth

I am the maid
And I am the crone

I am the maid
and the Queen on the throne
I am the fountain
And I am the source

I am the thorn
And I am the rose
I am the Earth
And I am the sky

I am the river
and I am the fire

I am all feelings
And I am love

I am all time
before time had begun

(repeat from top)

I am all women
and I am all men

I am all Life
and I am all Death
I am the Goddess
You are the Goddess
We are the Goddess
We.  Are. One.

LISTEN

The Ocean Is The Beginning

(By Delaney Johnson & Starhawk)

Call: The ocean is the beginning of the Earth

Response: The ocean is the beginning of the Earth

Call: All life comes from the sea

Response: All life comes from the sea

 

Notes: This song is a call/response, with the Response part beginning on the last word of the Call part, creating an “echo” effect.

 

Listen:

Sheet Music: 

Another Version:

(Ivo Dominguez, Jr. & Friends)

The ocean is the beginning of the earth.
The ocean is the beginning of the earth. All life comes from the sea.
All life comes from the sea.

Counterpoint:

Run, river. Flow river.
Run, river, water, daughter.

Additional verse options:

The air is (breezes are) the beginning of the world.

All breath (joy) comes from the wind (breeze).

The fire is the beginning of the world.
All strength comes from the flame (hearth).

The water is the beginning of the world. All life comes from the sea.

The earth is the beginning of the world.
All strength comes from (the womb) within.

Snake Woman

(by Starhawk)

Snake woman shedding her skin.
(Snake woman shedding her skin.)

Shedding, Shedding, shedding her skin.
(Shedding, Shedding, shedding her skin.)

Snake woman shedding her skin.
(Snake woman shedding her skin.)

Shedding, Shedding, shedding her skin.
(Shedding, Shedding, shedding her skin.)

Bird woman taking flight…

Star Woman shining bright…

Moon Woman riding the night…

Blossom Woman opening wide…

Snake Woman shedding her skin…

(Spyder systers weaving their web …)

NOTES:

pg 21 Circle of Song by Kate Marks

 

Used Ostara 2013 for casting circle.

Used Imbolc 2014 for Energy Work during new Maiden ritual

Used Oct 28, 2018 for University UU “Wheel of the Year” sermon.

Used April 7, 2019 for 1U “Wheel of the Year” sermon.

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