4/19/2023 4 Comments
99. Turning Wheel
Notes: A helpful therapist once said to me that feelings can help me understand how I perceive the world – I feel sadness when I experience loss; fear lets me know that I'm seeing a threat, anger flags where I see unfairness or injustice. What I love about this song is the way it lets the feelings roll into a grounding of power -- one's own voice and ability to stand in love -- and not be silent. Lisa wrote it in the aftermath of the violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia in August of 2017. I invite us to recognize where we see wrong, and let this song help find our powerful voices in response, aligned in heart and love.
Songwriter Info: Lisa G. Littlebird facilitates group singing as a transformational personal practice, healing art, and to foster healthy communities. She is the creator of Littlebird Flight School, a community song leader training program with more than 400 graduates worldwide. She also founded the 160-member Wholehearted Chorus in Big Sur & Monterey, CA and has been on the faculty at Esalen Institute for 15 years.
Sharing Info: Yes -- The song is free to share in oral tradition groups, but please contact Lisa for recording and/or performing permission
Lisa's Website: https://thebirdsings.com/
Lisa's Patreon: patreon.com/thebirdsings
Lisa's song library: https://thebirdsings.com/song-library/
Turning Wheel in Lisa's library: https://thebirdsings.com/turning-wheel/
Nuts & Bolts: 4:4, minor, 4-layer song
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4/19/2023 10:42:31 am
4/19/2023 01:59:53 pm
Yes, I hear you... I find the difference between how I'm able to use the power of my voice when I'm standing inside my heart, inside love, and how it might come out when I'm standing in fear or anger is enormous... yet it feels so important that we are called to not be silent.
4/19/2023 11:20:21 am
Wow. Just...wow. What a powerful song.
4/19/2023 02:00:26 pm
You feel it, too, Resa? This one just gets me in the gut!
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