MP3 Leslie Lightfall - Sing To The Morning
These EarthSongs are a cappella chants & songs with accompanying nature sounds that promote deep connection with Earth energies and the Spirits of the Ancient Ones, received by Leslie as she was traveling around the wilderness areas of New Zealand.
16 MP3 Songs in this album (52:42) !
Related styles: New Age: Nature, Spiritual: Inspirational, Type: Vocal
I was called to New Zealand in 2000 and finally arrived for the first time in 2004. Everywhere I went the land demanded that I sing to it. When I did, it started singing back, giving me these songs, awakening and teaching me, giving me many other incredible, experiential gifts. Some of the songs are simple a cappella melodies, and some have layered harmonies and accompanying sounds of nature. Some are chant-like with sounds that convey certain energies, and some have lyrics.
I share these EarthSongs with you in order to encourage you to go out into nature to sing to Mama Earth and the Ancient Ones yourself. Recharge yourself and strengthen the Web of Life with your loving, caring attention and sounds.
The title song, "Sing to the Morning", came to me while I was staying on the land of a Taiwanese farmer near Christchurch on the South Island of New Zealand. Each morning I would walk from where I slept in my van, wandering along a beautiful little stream, through a peaceful, oriental garden to the big house to use the kitchen and facilities.
I started noticing that when I was singing to nature and the spirits of the land, I would often get chill bumps up and down my spine. When the song, "Sing To The Morning" started coming in, I got the first few verses quickly, but the last one took a bit longer. Finally I heard the phrase "Sing ''til we all are One!" and knew that that was the whole point of EarthSinging - singing or sounding until you reach that state where you are One with the Web of LIfe, with All That Is!
"Sing to the Morning" opens with the ocean sounds I heard at dawn while waiting for the rare yellow-eyed penguins to leave for their day of fishing off the coast south of Christchurch. I was incredibly privileged to witness and film the one you hear on the CD while it was passionately singing just a couple of meters away from where I was standing on the viewing platform. There''s a video clip of it singing on the Participation page of my website.
"Song of the Sandstone Cliffs" is a song I was given to help me ground myself and connect with the Earth at a deep heart level.
"Song from Grandmother Tree" was given to me as I sang and communed with the energies on a point of land near Broad Bay that sticks out into the Dunedin harbor. I would walk out at low tide to a little sheltered spot and Grandmother Tree was above me, hanging out over the cliff edge. The song came with specific movements to gather energy from the earth and sun, be fed by it, and then to share it with all creation.
"Song of the Tides" came while standing on a huge volcanic rock in a channel at the far end of a beach on tip of the Otago Peninsula and experiencing huge, powerful waves coming straight at me through a narrow channel and then parting to rush past me on both sides and then ebb back out around and away from me, returning to the ocean. I have spent hours and hours with the ocean experiencing it''s different moods, colors, shapes and sizes, flows and forces.
"Song of the Kauri Tree" - a song from Te Matua Ngahere communicating that if I want to be as strong and as grounded as this huge Kauri tree, then I must deliberately and powerfully fill myself with just as much energy and nourishment as i am giving out to the world.
"Song of the Chasm" - I was given this song by the spirits of the Chasm on the day I received my second work permit, allowing me to stay for another year in New Zealand. At the time, I thought the song was a lovely reward for hanging in there with the Immigration process. As things progressed I discovered it was guidance for how to deal with what was to come next.
"Song of the Moon Mother" felt very soothing to me. I sing it whenever I''m feeling challenged and need to comfort myself.
"Song of the Pink Sea Cave" came from an awesome experience in a sea cave that you can only reach at extremely low tides. When I sang inside the cave, magic happened and the ocean started to dance!
"Song of the Dragonrocks" burst through me very powerfully while I was standing on a rock formation that looked like a dragon''s head. While I was singing, It felt like the song connected me directly with the molten magma of the Earth''s core and created a strong fire-in-the-belly sensation within me.
"Song of the Ancient Voices" - Receiving this song was like being hit in the head with a 2x4. It came in very strongly one day while I was standing in a almost cavelike rock formation except that it had no roof. When I was working with the song the next day, the words came to me.
"Song of the Seals" - a song to honor the seals, their fluid movement in the water, what they''ve taught me about basking and nurturing oneself.
"Song of the Geothermal Valley" - This song seems to connect me with the spirits of the land wherever I''m on land that was created volcanically.
"Song of the Kelp" - I love kelp. I love to watch it. The kind that flows like long hair laying on top of the water, and the big bull kelp that is so tough and strong and can withstand such incredibly powerful flows and forces as long as it stays attached to its rock.
Song of Spring" came as an expression of that wonderfully alive, upwelling energy of springtime when tiny green shoots are pushing up through the dirt, trees are blossoming, flowers are blooming, the lambs are frisky and romping around, and the sap is rising and flowing once again.
"Song of the Guardian Rock" was given to my by a huge guardian rock near Cathedral Cove on the Coromandel Peninsula. I sing it to honor and greet the guardian rocks and guardian spirits wherever I go.
"Song of the Waterfall" came out of the delight of watching the water sparkling on the glow worm threads up near the top of a waterfall and watching how water so simply and easily surrenders to it''s free-fall journey.